9 of the Best ’90s Romantic Comedies to Stream This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. If you’re a fan of throwbacks, here are some of the best ’90s rom-com movies to watch this Valentine’s Day.


The 1995 romantic comedy clueless starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy and Paul Rudd is the perfect Valentine’s Day movie. clueless is loosely based on Jane Austen’s novel Emma but set in 1990s Beverly Hills. The film follows two young women as they navigate teenage years, boy issues and, of course, fashion. Considered one of the most quoted teen films of its time, clueless is a staple of this day and every Valentine’s Day.

‘Father of the Bride’

The father of the bride is Kimberly Williams’ directorial debut. She starred alongside Diane Keaton and Steve Martin in this remake of the 1950 film of the same name. Martin plays George Banks, the father of Williams’ character Annie. When he finds out she wants to get married, George grapples with the idea of ​​giving his daughter away and does everything in his power to avoid doing so.

‘The wedding of my best friend’

The wedding of my best friend stars Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett. The film tells the story of two friends who made a deal to get married, if they were both single at 28. When Julianne Potter (Roberts) learns of Michael O’Neal’s (Mulroney) impending wedding, she goes to great lengths to try to stop him. After several unfortunate situations ensue, the two learn a lot about the people they have become.

‘A pretty woman’

You would be making a “big mistake – huge!” if you haven’t watched A pretty woman on Valentine’s Day. Another iconic film starring Roberts, A pretty woman depicts a love story between an unlucky prostitute and a wealthy businessman (Richard Gere).

‘Notting Hill’

Featuring The defeatof Hugh Grant and Roberts, America’s darling of the 90s, Notting Hill is a quintessential romantic comedy. The film tells the story of an ordinary bookseller (Grant) and a glamorous movie star (Roberts), two people from very different worlds, who will stop at nothing to reconcile their differences in the name of love.

‘You’ve got mail’

It’s love in the first byte in this love story between Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Another film around the books, You’ve got mail tells the story of an independent bookseller (Ryan) and her rival, the big bookstore magnate (Hanks). In an ironic twist of fate, the two fall in love thanks to the anonymity of the internet.

‘The Wedding Singer’

1998 film by Adam Sandler The Wedding Singer is another great watch for Valentine’s Day. Sandler plays a wedding singer alongside Drew Barrymore, who plays a waitress. In a tale as old as time, the two begin to get engaged to completely different people, but slowly realize they are meant for each other. There’s even a guest appearance from the one and only Billy Idol.

‘While you were sleeping’

Miss Convivialityby Sandra Bullock The fishermanis Bill Pullman, and COis the star of Peter Gallagher in while you were sleeping, the story of “love at second sight”. A lone train ticket collector (Bullock) is caught in a whirlwind of lies after saving a handsome commuter (Gallagher).

’10 things I hate about you’

A modern version of William Shakespeare The Taming of the Shrew, 10 things i hate about you is another quintessential ’90s romantic comedy starring the late Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. When brash Kat (Stiles) is forced to date her younger sister (Larisa Oleynik) so he can see her boyfriend (Gordon-Levitt), she gets caught in the web of villainous Patrick Verona (Ledger).


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