Best Romantic Comedies of The 90s

Are you a lover of romantic stories, or looking to snuggle up in bed and watch something heartwarming and cute? Here are some old romantic movies that are worth watching and re-watching, and never tend to get old despite having been made in the previous decade!

You’ve Got Mail– Made in 1998 by Nora Ephron, this film stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan as Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly, the two protagonists. This film traces the romance between two rival bookshop owners who unknowingly exchange intimate emails online, without knowing each other’s identities. What ensues is a hilarious set of encounters and finally an adorable conclusion and reveal. Although small, a very endearing part of it is Joe Fox’s niece and nephew who add endearing humor to the film!

Funny Face – Made in 1957, this film features Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. Hepburn who is acting as Jo Stockton, is the owner of a bookstore and accidentally comes into the frame of photographer Dick Avery( Fred Astaire). Avery decides to use her as a model, taking her to Paris and making her model in front of the cityscape there. What ensues is a romance between the both of them in this process! 

Roman Holiday – Roman Holiday is a 1953 Romantic Comedy film directed by William Wyler, and Is another of Audrey Hepburn’s hits( Before Funny Face even). Tired of her over-protected and confined life, Hepburn who is a princess decides to escape and explore the streets of Rome. There she bumps into a news reporter, Joe Bradley, a character played by Gregory Peck. A romance ensues between both of them. What is fascinating about this film is also the locations in which it was shot, including Trevi Fountain, Piazza Venezia, Colosseum, Tiber River, and Piazza di Spagna amongst others! These backdrops make the film even more exciting!

Notting Hill– Made in 1999, by Roger Michell, this film features Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. Grant, who brings to life the character of William Thacker, is the owner of a bookstore in Notting Hill, London. One fine day, Anna Scott, the character which is performed by Julia Roberts enters and buys a book. An instant connection and vibe are established between them. Throughout the film, owing to their difference in status, they have a lot of problems, but well, fate is fate! The acting and the story are brilliant and heartwarming, and are a must-watch for all!

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