These ’90s romantic comedies are a must watch

Nothing spells out the ‘90s than the overload of rom-coms.

It is no secret that when it comes to rom-coms, it pretty much dominated the blockbuster charts. With meet cutes, endless joys of love, and even teras, romantic comedies did a lot for hopeless lovers. Like You’ve Got Mail brought Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks together onscreen for some epic romance, Notting Hill’s Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant mixed together romance, humour and charm.

There’s nothing like enjoying some classic ‘90s rom-coms on the weekends. Or the weekdays too. A little of rom-com keeps the heart young. So here is a list of ‘90s romantic comedies to help you out.

Pretty Woman

Julia Roberts and Richard Gere might have been the biggest spokesperson for 90s romcoms and they are on point. Pretty Woman was quite a favourite back in the day. The onscreen chemistry and Roberts’ infectious laugh did half the charm.


This 1995 classic starring Alicia Silverstone as Cher had set fashion moments back quite literally as Cher and her friend give a unhip friend at school a makeover. The Beverly Hills resident Cher learnt a thing or two about love as the ending kiss on the stairs prove it.

10 Things I hate about you

If you haven’t already seen it, now is the time. 10 Things I hate About You is a 90s version of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew in a high school scene. Big names like Joseph Gordon Levitt, Heath Ledger Julia Stiles brings in big stacks for romantic comedies that is a treat to watch.

Runaway Bride

Julia Roberts and Richard Gere – yet another movie from this epic duo. A journalist covers the wedding of a woman who has run away from altars before. They eventually fall in love and the bride stops running. Aww moment? Yes, if it’s the 90s.

Never Been Kissed

Drew Barrymore stars as Josie who has to go back to her high school to cover the popular clique. There’s a makeover involved, obviously. There’s fun and humour and a awkward Josie who has to relive the painful cliches she faced as a nerd in her teenage years.

How Stella got her Groove Back

The 1998 romantic comedy stars Angela Bassett as a stockbroker who after realising all her life is her work, goes to Jamaica for a vacation and meets a man. It is a romcom with bits of self-discovery and how life is more than one’s work and how getting out of comfort zone can lead to amazing things.


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