We have ALLLLL been there. You stare at your Netflix homepage. "Ugh, I don't wanna start a whole entire series. I've already watched all the good ones. I don't know if I'm in the mood for anything too serious either, I kind of just wanna chill and eat a tub of ice cream." You know what I'm talking about. You want to watch a romantic comedy.
And let's face it, there are tons of rom-coms to watch on Netflix. But we've seen most of them, considering a good majority of them are classics. Yet sometimes, Legally Blonde or Breakfast at Tiffany's can be too cliche. (I SAID ONLY SOMETIMES.)
Everyone's Netflix front page is different and they're constantly adding and taking away movies. But hey, there's some pretty good films hidden in the search bar! For example, I thought Slow Learners was an easygoing-yet-captivating watch and it NEVER appeared on my front page.
So as of today, in May 2016, there are these 7 pretty awesome not-so-cliche romantic comedies on Netflix. Don't forget your ice cream. (Or if you're anything like me, a bag of extra flaming hot cheetos.)
1. Liberal Arts
Two people separated by age and location come together by fate, but something doesn't feel right. The two potential lovers learn from each other while writing each other poetic letters and talking about their love for literature. But do they get the happy storybook ending?
2. Man Up
source Who knew getting your identity stolen could be so fun? In Man Up, two very imperfect people come together to realize maybe they aren’t so imperfect after all.
3. Slow Learners
source A high school librarian and guidance counselor are a bit behind on life. They're awkward and bad at the whole dating thing. Together, they change up their look and try to explore the adult world differently, and find all sorts of love along the way.
4. The Holiday
source Kate Winslet, Jack Black, Cameron Diaz, and Jude Law? The Holiday has become a classic romantic comedy for the ages, and if you haven't seen it yet, now might be the time. Two women switch homes for Christmas vacation, and find what they were looking for all along.
5. Eagle vs. Shark
source A fast food worker is absolutely fascinated by a video game store employee. They meet at a "dress as your favorite animal" party and hit things off. (Well, sort of.) The awkward Napoleon-Dynamite-style film will have you feeling nostalgic.
6. 50 First Dates
source Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore prove that maybe, commitment can be done when you find the right person, even if they have short term memory loss and you have to wow them over and over again.
7. Silver Linings Playbook
source Two heartbroken mentally ill people come together to learn and create something great. Maybe being broken isn't that bad when you find someone to heal with.