No matter what you're going through—a breakup, a fight with your best friend, a missed opportunity at work—you can always count on a good ol' romantic comedy to save the day (or at least, to distract you for 90 minutes). And sure, you can go with a hit in the box office, but there are actually *a lot* of really good, underrated movies out there just waiting to be discovered. Here are our picks:
Going The Distance
Starring: Justin Long, Drew Barrymore
Erin (Drew Barrymore) is interning for a newspaper in New York City and one night, she meets Garrett (Justin Long) in a bar. Sparks fly, but Erin has to move back to San Francisco to finish her journalism degree. So hopelessly in love, the two attempt to make it work long distance.
Friends With Kids
Starring: Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott
Long-time best friends Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt) and Jason (Adam Scott) are the only two people in their barkada who aren’t married. When Julie decides she's ready to be a mom, Jason agrees to...lend her a helping hand, so to speak. And of course, things get reaaaallllyyyy complicated along the way.
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy
On his 21st birthday, Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) finds out that the men in his family can time-travel. Through this ~special gift~, Tim tries to improve his life and falls in love with an American girl (Rachel McAdams) along the way.
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver
Med-school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) gets semi-friendzoned by Chantry (Zoe Kazan), who lives with her long-term boyfriend. They try to be "just friends," but we all know that if there's enough chemistry, that's pretty much impossible.
Starring: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy
Because of a curse passed down through generations, Penelope (Christina Ricci) was born with a pig's snout. To protect her from ridicule, her mom forbade her to venture out into the real world. Thinking that the only way they could break the curse is for Penelope to marry a rich guy from a well-known family, they set up meetings with a bunch of suitors, and that's when she eventually meets Johnny/Max (James McAvoy).
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