23 romantic comedies worth watching this Valentine's Day

Forget the sappy romcom clichés this Valentine's Day – we've rounded up some classics of yesteryear and modern mould-breakers to melt your heart

I Love You, Man (2009)

When a loner dude (Paul Rudd) needs a best man for his impending nuptials, it selts off a hilarious hunt for a friend begins. Okay, this is more com than rom – but with the likes of Lou Ferrigno, J.K. Simmons, Aziz Ansari and Andy Samburg there’s no way you or your significant other cannot enjoy this.

Bridesmaids (2011)

Despite its clichéd chic flick title, Bridesmaids is actually a rather enjoyable rom com with enough well executed gross out moments to offer plenty of laughs without entering Farrelly brothers territory. IT crowd fans should also get a kick out of seeing Chris O'Dowd as an honest Irish copper – while Matt Lucas also makes an appearance as the sort of flatmate you'd rather do without.


Groundhog Day (1993)

What would you do if you were stuck repeating the same day over and over again? Get thrown in jail? Offend everyone you meet? Steal a treasured furry rodent? How about learning French or Italian or bettering yourself to win the affections of your coworker? Bill Murray does all this and more in this 90s classic. What would you do if you were stuck repeating the same day over and over again? Get thrown in jail? Offend everyone you.....

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Nominated for a healthy brace of Academy Awards this year, Silver Linings Playbook sees The Hangover's Bradley Cooper don a more serious hat to play a recently released mental patient whose sole aim is to reunite with his ex wife – restraining orders be damned. With a beautiful yet similarly problematic love interest in the form of Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Nero and Chris Tucker thrown into the mix, you have a unique take on the classic rom com formula that'll get your grey matter working a little more than you'd expect.

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris sees Hollywood writer and struggling novelist Gil travel away with his demanding fiancée Inez and her family to Paris. Wowed by the city, Giz falls increasingly in love with the place - especially when at midnight he is transported back to the 1920s era. As Allen's first film to gross US$100 million, it was happy endings all around.