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The Ultimate Galentine’s Day Romantic-Comedy Guide

Galentine's Day Romantic Comedy Guide

Over the years, I’ve developed somewhat of a reputation for being the romantic-comedy/ya-lit connoisseur of my family and friends. If you’re looking for a cheesy YA romance to read or a feel-good movie, I’m the girl to ask. (And I couldn’t be more honored to hold the title.)

In the spirit of Galentine’s Day, I thought I’d compile a list of my all-time favorite Romantic Comedies. There are no sad movies in this list (aka no Nicolas Sparks) because I wanted to keep things upbeat and positive. All of these movies are romantic and funny and have that picture-perfect ending that we all know and love.

So if you’re looking for a new cute-cheesy-romantic-funny movie to watch this Galentine’s Day, you’ve come to the right place. This Romantic-Comedy Guide is split into six categories, so keep browsing until you find one that’s your cup of tea. (Or, glass of wine!)

Galentine's Day Romantic-Comedy Guide

 PG But Still OMG

Don’t let the PG rating fool you – these movies have all the rom, all the com, with none of the more mature scenes you’d find in a PG-13 movie. These movies are perfect for watching with your mom/daughter, or with your girlfriends if you just want to have a wholesome good time. (You can also save Leap Year for later in the month – it’s the perfect thing to watch on Leap Day!)


Oh, the teen movie genre… Although the portrayal of High School life can be a little unbelievable at times, there’s no doubt that teen movies perfectly portray the angst, uncertainty, humor, embarrassment, and heart-beating-just-a-little-faster-when-he’s-near moments of adolescence.


If you prefer to be whisked away to another era, try one of these movies. Okay, one’s not a movie. And one doesn’t actually take place in another time. But they all have the charm (and amazing clothes) of decades past.


These movies aren’t going to be as LOL funny as the other’s, but what you lose in humor you gain in supernatural elements like vampires, zombies, mysterious beasts, and witchcraft. Oh, and plenty of eye-candy too.

Modern Women

Want to see women trying to figure out their careers, love lives, and their sense of self all at the same time? Pick any one of these movies. Tag along on the sometimes awkward, sometimes swoon-worthy journey of these strong women and have a good laugh too.


Part of any good rom-com is a fun soundtrack. These movies take it to the next level with amazing music – whether in a realistic way or in a break-into-song way.

I could honestly just keep adding to this list, but I’m afraid it would never end… I already feel like I should add 27 Dresses and Sabrina (1995), but honestly, I had to stop somewhere.

If I left your favorite Rom-Com off the list, be sure to share it in the comments below! Or if I did include it, let me know! I love to talk about movies.

I hope you all have a fun and fabulous Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day! Tell someone you love them, and make sure you show yourself a little love too.

Until Friday!



Pour a glass of wine for you and your galentine and settle in for one of these A+ Romantic Comedies! There's a cheesy, swoon-worthy film for everyone.

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  • Cara

    I love them all…can’t think of one you forgot. It’s like you wrote it just for me!

    February 10, 2016 at 7:03 am Reply
    • Haley

      Glad to know I didn’t miss any favorites! Thanks for commenting 🙂
      xo, Haley

      February 10, 2016 at 9:11 am Reply
  • Kristyn

    Austenland is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. Of course that might be because I’m slightly on the obsessed side of the Jane Austen spectrum, but I laughed the entire time. Also Just My Luck!! I thought no one else knew it existed haha.

    February 10, 2016 at 9:04 am Reply
    • Haley

      Austenland is hilarious! Even my sister who couldn’t care less about Jane Austen thought so. And yes – Just My Luck is one of those ones that no one knows about! But my love for Chris Pine and McFly makes it one of my favorites 🙂 Thanks for reading!
      xo, Haley

      February 10, 2016 at 9:09 am Reply
  • Andrea@ Blog Strength

    What a great list, love how you broke down the categories. There a few old fav’s on there that I forgot about!

    February 10, 2016 at 9:09 am Reply
    • Haley

      Oh yes! Even though you know all the words (and exactly how it will end), they’re still fun to rewatch!
      Thanks for reading 🙂
      xo, Haley

      February 10, 2016 at 9:13 am Reply
  • Rachelle

    This is a GREAT list! There are many of my favs on here but some new ones I will have to check out. Thanks for putting them in categories too! I am definitely going to watch the PG ones with my daughter.

    February 10, 2016 at 5:52 pm Reply
  • Kenya

    AH! You’ve Got Mail. Kill me now. I love it way too much.
    Also. Why have I never seen Down With Love?? Ewan McGregor. *swoon*
    We’ll definitely need to watch some of these together sometime!

    February 11, 2016 at 12:03 pm Reply
    • Haley

      Oh my gosh, you would LOVE Down With Love. Ewan is adorable, and the fashion is AMAZING. We should definitely watch it sometime! I’m so glad you get me and my love for Rom-Coms 🙂 (And being the only other person in the world who loves Love and Other Disasters!)

      February 11, 2016 at 12:09 pm Reply
  • Lydia Lois

    Love this post! Also, totally got that Twilight set for Christmas! No shame!

    Also, I’ve never heard of Beautiful Creatures! Is it good?

    February 13, 2016 at 12:10 pm Reply
    • Haley

      I had to include Twilight!! My PNW/young-adult heart couldn’t deny it a place on the list. And YES, Beautiful Creatures is good! It’s the perfect mix of interesting, cute, and mysterious. I love it!
      xo, Haley

      February 15, 2016 at 3:15 pm Reply
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