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90s rom coms

 

The 1990’s were a golden age for the romantic comedy. There were so many quotable lines, great couples and first kisses. These are some of my favorite romance movies that I could watch over and over again. Whether you’re spending this Valentine’s Day with your special someone or snuggled up on the couch by yourself, these movies are sure to get you in the mood for love.

Sleepless

 

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
(1993) PG
Directed by Nora Ephron Starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks    

Annie Reed falls in love with a total stranger after hearing him confess his love for his recently deceased wife on a radio call-in show. This normally level-headed woman has the crazy impulse to travel across the country to meet him.

 

 

IQ

 

I.Q.
(1994) PG
Directed by Fred Schepisi Starring Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins

This warm-hearted romantic comedy stars Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins and Walter Matthau. We all know that Einstein is a scientific genius but could he be a matchmaker too?

 

 

Only You

ONLY YOU
(1994) PG
Directed by Norman Jewison Starring Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.

Faith lives her life believing that she is destined to marry someone named Damon, but he never appears, until she is about to marry someone else. 

 

 

While You Were Sleeping

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING
(1995) PG
Directed by Jon Turteltaub Starring Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman

A lonely young subway employee is in love with a stranger she only sees from a distance. When she saves his life but is he is knocked into a coma, his family mistakes her for his fiancée and she doesn’t correct the mistake. The mix-up escalates when she meets and falls in love with the stranger’s charming brother. 

 

 

Emma

 

EMMA
(1996) PG
Directed by Douglas McGrath Starring Gwyneth Paltrow

Emma Woodhouse imagines that she presides over the small town of Highbury but her incompetent matchmaking creates problems for herself and others. 

 

 

My Best Friends Wedding

 

MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING
(1997) PG-13
Directed by P.J. Hogan Starring Julia Roberts and Durmot Mulroney

Jules has always been shy of making commitments but she finally realizes she is in love with her best friend Michael when he tells her that he is about to marry someone else. She will do just about anything to try to steal him back. 

 

 

10 Things I Hate About You

 

10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU
(1999) PG-13
Directed by Gil Junger Starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger

This adaptation of William Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew takes place in a modern day high school. A popular teenager girl is forbidden to go on a date until her ill-tempered older sister goes out too. 

 

 

Never Been Kissed

 

NEVER BEEN KISSED
(1999) PG-13
Directed by Raja Gosnell Starring Drew Barrymore and David Arquette

A newspaper reporter goes undercover as a student to learn about today’s teens. She’s hoping this time she won’t be the geeky nerd who trips over her own feet. She never expects to fall for one of the teachers. 

 

 

Notting Hill

 

NOTTING HILL
(1999) PG-13
Directed by Roger Michell Starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant

A small-time bookstore owner’s life is completely changed when he crosses paths with one of the most famous movie stars in the world.

 

 

Youve Got Mail

 

YOU’VE GOT MAIL
(1999) PG
Directed by Nora Ephron Starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks

Two business enemies, who loathe each other in real life, unknowingly fall in love through anonymous e-mails. 

 

 

 

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