10 Best RomComs For Valentine’s Day According To Rotten Tomatoes

10 Best RomComs For Valentine’s Day According To Rotten Tomatoes
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For dates with most exquisite cinephiles.

We are all used to thinking of romantic comedies as a somewhat silly genre.

However, there are many critically acclaimed films in this genre that can compete with any drama of your choice. So when choosing a movie for your Valentine's Day date, you don't have to compromise on quality.

Here are 10 romantic comedies with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 95% and above for all your Netflix and chill needs this February.

The Philadelphia Story (1940) - 100%

Starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart and Ruth Hussey, this is the only romantic comedy with a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. There's not a bad thing to say about this lively, impeccably directed and brilliantly acted tale of a failed marriage and an even more failed divorce.

The Big Sick (2017) - 98%

First released at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, this Amazon Studios and Lionsgate production is a true hidden gem of its genre. The story of Pakistani stand up comedian Kumail and graduate student Emily Gardner is sure to touch every viewer's heart and remind us that true love knows no cultural barriers.

Broadcast News (1987) - 98%

If you don't believe that every romance has to have a happy ending, then Broadcast News is the perfect movie for you. Watch as Jane Craig, a television news producer who puts her heart and soul into her work, falls in love and must choose between her journalistic principles and her passion for a man who doesn't deserve it.

Say Anything (1989) - 98%

This Cameron Crowe movie is certainly the right choice for anyone looking for a classic romantic comedy that won't disappoint. To this day, sneaking under someone's window with a boombox (or at least a portable speaker) may be one of the most romantic moves, so Say Anything is, above all, a truly educational piece.

Annie Hall (1977) - 97%

Written, directed and starring Woody Allen, Annie Hall is arguably one of Allen's most important works of all time. The story of a lifelong love that couldn't be stopped by common sense and daily struggles. As it was very-well concluded in a movie itself, ‘love is essential, especially if it is neurotic’.

The Half of It (2020) - 97%

The Half of It is definitely one of the films that helped Netflix secure its position as the biggest romcom producer of today. This loose retelling of the classic Cyrano de Bergerac play follows the story of a struggling high school student, Ellie, who agrees to write a love letter from a school jock to his crush and gets caught up in a tangled, tender love triangle.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) - 96%

This classic 90s romcom is the first of several films by Richard Curtis to star Hugh Grant, and can without a doubt be namded the most successful one of all. With Andie MacDowell starring opposite Grant as his on-screen love interest, the film takes its viewers through various social events in characters’ lives, which push them to face their feelings.

I’m Your Man (2021) - 96%

What would happen if we, as humans, could design ourselves a perfect partner? The German production I'm Your Man, starring Downton Abbey romantic hero Dan Stevens as the human-like android Tom, is a great answer to this question. Surviving a relationship where every one of your needs is always met is harder than it seems.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018) - 96%

The first of a three-film franchise, To All The Boys I've Loved Before is everything a teen romantic comedy needs to be. It has just enough drama to keep viewers on their toes, but not nearly enough to ruin the lighthearted feel of the story. Yet another example of Netflix understanding the assignment perfectly.

Roman Holiday (1953) - 95%

It's hard to believe that this classic didn't make it to the top of the list. The story of the forbidden love between Audrey Hepburn's Crown Princess Ann and Gregory Peck's U.S. reporter, who meet in Rome under very casual circumstances, is one of those stories everyone has known since childhood. Nevertheless, it is worth seeing it again.