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The TOP 10 Rom-Coms You Must Watch This Lockdown!


 

Top 10 Rom-Coms on Netflix to Get You Through the Rest of UK Lockdown

 

We still have a good few weeks until the Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease, so if you are wondering how to get through the rest of the time stuck indoors, we have some amazing rom-com movie recommendations for you that are on Netflix now! Our list is full of amazing classics and also a few newer rom-coms that you might not have seen before. Here are Book In Beauty’s top 10 rom-com recommendations.

 

  1. Set It Up (2018)

 

Set It Up is a relatively new rom-com with great reviews and some recognisable actors. Set It Up focuses on two characters in New York who are feeling overwhelmed at work so they decide to set their bosses up with each other. Their aim is to get their bosses of their back by getting them together. The American rom-com is directed by Claire Scanlon, who has been nominated for four primetime Emmy awards and produced for shows like The Office and The Apprentice.

 

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

 

 

  1. Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Always Be My Maybe is a 2019 rom-com available on Netflix that centres on the reconnection of two childhood sweethearts 15 years later on. Ali Wong and Randall Park take the lead in the film, with an appearance from well-known Keanu Reeves. When the leading characters, Sasha and Marcus, reunite, they find that they live completely different lifestyles. Even more impressively, the film is produced by lead actress, Ali Wong! The film has received a great reception from rom-com lovers across the world.

Can an old spark bring Sasha and Marcus back together?

 

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

 

 

  1. 50 First Dates (2004)

 

A classic rom-com that many love, if you haven’t already seen 50 First Dates it needs to be added to your list! Available on Netflix, 50 First Dates follows the story of Lucy, played by Drew Barrymore, who suffers from short-term memory loss. Henry, played by Adam Sandler, falls in love with Lucy but she doesn’t ever remember meeting him. The film focuses on the love story of Henry and Lucy, as Henry tries to figure out how to make Lucy fall in love with him every single day as she wakes up and forgets the past. 50 First Dates made over $198 million in the box office!

 

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 45%

 

  1. Knocked Up (2007)

Knocked Up is an American rom-com that stars Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl. Their characters, Ben and Alison, have a one-night stand that ends up in an unplanned pregnancy. Once the pair find out about Alison’s pregnancy, they have to decide what to do. With Ben jobless and immature, he must realign his priorities to see whether he can become a responsible father. The film cast also includes Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, who help bring the film to life as a romantic comedy.

 

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%

 

 

  1. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Crazy Rich Asians is a romantic comedy that you have probably seen trending on Netflix over the last few months. If you haven’t given it a watch you won’t be disappointed. One of the main characters, Rachel, begins dating a man named Nick but becomes surprised when she finds out that he is part of one of the country’s richest families. The film made over $230 million in the box office and is an amazing modern rom-com. Nick and Rachel are played by Henry Golding and Constance Wu, who are two incredible actors.

 

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%

 

 

  1. Easy A (2010)

Another well-known classic on our list is Easy A. Easy A centres around the character Olive, who tells her best friend that she has lost her virginity, which quickly spreads around the school as someone overhears the conversation. The catch is, Olive has actually lied to her friend, and hasn’t lost her virginity after all. Can her and her friends deal with the gossip and attention they face at school? This rom-com has some popular actors in its cast, including Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes and Penn Badgley.

 

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 85%

 

 

  1. Notting Hill (1999)

Notting Hill is an older British rom-com that can be watched on Netflix. A popular film released in 1999, Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts play lovers William and Anna. Anna is a well-known American actress that meets and falls in love with a British man, William. Throughout the movie, we see the pair navigate their unique relationship, focusing on the differences between their lifestyles and careers. Notting Hill won a BAFTA in the British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Film. If you haven’t yet seen it, it is a must-watch this month.

 

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%

 

 

  1. Definitely, Maybe (2008)

Definitely, Maybe is an amazing 2008 rom-com available to watch on Netflix. Definitely, Maybe follows Will Hayes, played by Ryan Reynolds, who is going through a divorce and has to explain his marriage to his 10 year old daughter, Maya. Maya demands to know everything about her parent’s love story. We watch the history of Will’s life before marriage, as he explores his previous relationships. The producers of the film include Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, also known for later producing Les Misérables.

 

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 70%

 

 

  1. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is the first film of three, and has been incredibly popular on Netflix during the lockdown! This rom-com will take you back to younger years with high school romance and drama. The film is focused around lead character, Lara Jean Covey, played by Lana Condor. Lara has written letters to all of the boys she has loved, which are never meant to be seen by anyone else. However, things take a turn when all of the love letters she has written in private get sent to their recipients! This rom-com also stars Noah Centineo, an upcoming actor that has taken the rom-com movie scene by storm.

 

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

 

 

  1. About Time (2013)

About Time is a British 2013 rom-com starring Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie and Bill Nighy. If you haven’t already seen it then it is a must-watch over the next few weeks. About Time centres around Tim, who can time travel and hopes to go back and change his past so that he can make a better future for himself. We watch as Tim learns there are some things he just can’t change or solve with time travel. About Time is produced by Richard Curtis, CBE, who is known for producing incredible rom-coms.

 

 

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 69%

 

 

Have you seen any of these rom-coms before? These movies will be sure to help you get through the next few weeks in lockdown. We hope that you are all taking care of yourselves during these difficult times. Don’t forget that beauty salons can open and treatments can take place from April 12th, so why not post a job on Book In Beauty to find a reputable and trusted beauty professional in your area today? Post what you are looking for, and then sit back and relax while you wait for quotes to come through from reputable professionals that can work in your budget! Find out more on www.bookinbeauty.co.uk today create your account to post a job!