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Herald Staff Rom-Com Suggestions


Happy Valentine's Day! In honor of the holiday all about celebrating love, The Herald staff is here to share their favorite rom-coms to watch this year. Whether it be a classic or a new age favorite, here are our favorite rom-coms to revisit this Valentines Day. 

Shae-Lynn Henderson, Editor in Chief: I love a good rom-com and the feel-good energy it gives. I almost like theat they are not always super realistic, because it adds to the charm of a feeling that is indescribable. I love early Adam Sandler rom-coms like “50 First Dates” or “Just Go With It.” These movies have a great soundtrack and are just so nostalgic for me. There are actually too many to choose from, especially the early 2000’s. “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” and “The Proposal” are also must-watch movies in my opinion. Each of these are sure to make you laugh, cry, obsess over and everything between!

Haileigh West, Associate Editor: Rom-Coms are by far my favorite movie genre, so picking just one is a hard choice. I tend to go for the classic 90’s - early 2000s choices, and I’m a big Nora Ephron girl. My favorite movie of all time is “When Harry Met Sally”, and I think it definitely fits the bill of the perfect rom-com. If you’re a fan of a nostalgic NYC setting, the enemies to friends to lovers trope and the 90s rom-com “it girl” Meg Ryan, this movie is for you! This film is perfect to revisit at any time of the year, but especially on Valentines Day. 

Caroline O’Daniel, Copy editor: Like Haileigh, my favorite rom-com would also have to be “When Harry Met Sally.” Not only does this film portray the perfect enemies-to-lovers slow burn, but its New York backdrops and exceptional costume design give it a cozy feel that makes “When Harry Met Sally” infinitely rewatch-able.

Kat Whetstone, Staff Writer: I also love rom-coms from the 90s-early aughts, but my all time favorite has to be “13 Going on 30”. This rom-com fits the epitome of “comfort movie” - it’s like being wrapped up in a warm blanket. Similarly to Caroline and Haileigh’s picks, there’s a nostalgic NYC background, the friends to lovers trope with some bittersweet reunions, and of course, Mark Ruffalo being the icon that he is. 

Liese Devine, Features Editor: I’m not really a rom-com person, to me they all tend to come across as unrealistic and kind of cringey (sorry). The exception to this is Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The plot is a little absurd, with the superpowered evil exes and all, but the charming video game graphics and garage band soundtrack really sell it for me. The dialogue of the movie still has that stereotypical, kind of cringey, romcom feel, but it’s self aware. 


By The Herald Staff

Graphic by Shae-Lynn Henderson, EIC

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