There is something about the romantic comedy formula that makes us come back to it. It’s laidback and easy to watch, and most of the time, we don’t need to analyze or overthink. Romantic comedies are easily one of the most-watched genres in the movie industry.
The 2010s were a great year for romantic comedy movies. It’s the start of another era for filmmaking yet many people still enjoy a good, lighthearted story. Ranker picks the best romantic comedies of the early 2010s and we highly recommend these films:
Easy A (2010)
Easy A is a teen comedy film that centers around the topic of rumors and their adverse effects. Emma Stone plays Olive Penderghast, a student who lied about her virginity not knowing the school’s most righteous yet irritating Marianne sits in one of the bathroom stalls.
The rumor spreads like wildfire, and Olive just rolled with it, enjoying the attention and fame she gets. This is easily one of the most enjoyable romantic comedies that you can watch over and over. Emma Stone proves herself the queen of witty rom-com films!
Letters To Juliet (2010)
Letters To Juliet is a lighthearted romantic film set in the scenic backdrop of Italian landscapes. It stars Amanda Seyfried as Sophie, a writer to travels to Verona and finds a love letter tucked in the famed Juliet’s balcony. She responds to the letter and meets the woman who wrote it 50 years ago.
This is a feel-good movie that must be watched with no high expectations at all. It’s for when you just want to feel in love, and watch a lovely Italian-inspired movie with a good glass of wine and a warm blanket on a cozy summer night.
No Strings Attached (2011)
As the title suggests, this romantic movie revolves around two people who agree to become friends with benefits. It is really impossible not to fall in love with someone you share a special moment with. Lots of people choose this because of commitment issues, just like Emma (played by Natalie Portman).
This decade became more open to exploring topics like this in movies. It portrays the reality of the world we live in. Despite the controversial theme, the story is still presented in a classy, tasteful manner.
Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
Romantic comedies usually revolve around one central plot where the story ends up with a happy ending. In Crazy, Stupid, Love, each character has its own narrative to tell and it seamlessly weaves itself onto the bigger picture.
The characters are so fleshed out which made this movie memorable. It stars Emma Stone, Steve Carell, and Ryan Gosling, an absolute fan-favorite cast when it comes to rom coms!
The Other Woman (2014)
When it comes to romantic comedies with a bit of spice, Cameron Diaz is the best choice. She stars in The Other Woman with Kate Upton and Leslie Mann to give the audience the best revenge of the decade.
Basically, the ladies found out that the guy they are dating is dating all three of them. Although this is a serious topic, the movie is just for pure laughs and easy watching.