Since time immemorial, the rom-com genre had been considered to only be catering towards the hopeless romantics, the youth who’d rather get lost daydreaming instead of doing their chores. But recently, with the addition of various streaming sites, the rom-com genre is now getting recognition and adoration from every age group.
Now with HBO Max providing a platform for some of the best rom-com’s to have ever been made, viewers wouldn’t have to spend hours surfing the net for a suitable rom-com as we’ve compiled our best 20 rom-com’s that you can stream on HBO Max.
1) When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
An inadvertent encounter between graduates results in a short-lived friendship. The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again.
2) You’ve Got Mail (1998)
A bookstore chain tycoon starts putting the owner of a small local bookstore out of business. Meanwhile, they have been chattering over the internet without knowing each other’s true identity. Eventually, the truth is revealed and they must face the reality as they are in fact business rivals.
3) Serendipity (2001)
Jonathan and Sara met while shopping in New York. Considering this as a coincidence they decided to test their fate by splitting up and seeing if destiny brought them back together. Near-misses and classic Shakespearean confusion bring the two close to meeting several times but fate will have the final word on whether it was meant to be.
4) Notting Hill (1999)
It was an unusual day for William when he realized the world’s most beautiful woman and best-liked actress, Anna entered his shop. As fate binds them together, they will have to overcome the hurdles of fame and celebrity life.
5) My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Toula Portokalos, a 30-year-old Greek woman who works in her family’s restaurant, secretly dates a non-Greek which her family does not accept. She will have to overcome the obstacles set by her family which are, marrying someone who’s greek.
6) Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)
Being the popular kid was a huge thing for Ronald, he secretly pays a popular cheerleader Cindy to become his girlfriend for a month. Watch as they go through a rollercoaster of emotions for love.
7) The First Wives Club (1996)
Three ex-wives get dumped for younger women and are strong-willed to get their revenge. They had helped their husbands become financially stable, but now they plan to take their revenge by taking away their money.
8) How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
A trip to Jamaica turns into a voyage of self-discovery as Stella finds love in the form of someone who’s 20 years younger than her.
9) Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Bridget’s relationship gets unpleasant with Mark after discovering that he is averse to change and holds traditional values when it comes to voting. On top of that, she adjusts to her new boss.
10) Amélie (2001)
Amelie, a young waitress, decides to help people find happiness. Her journey of spreading happiness leads her to find her true love.
Which is your favorite rom-com from Hollywood? Tell us in the comment section below!