23 romantic comedies worth watching this Valentine's Day
Lars and The Real Girl (2007)
People have done a lot of things with sex dolls, but giving one the starring role in a comedy-drama is surely a first. Lars uses Bianca – an anatomically-correct doll – as a device to gradually cure his social awkwardness and join his community. It's both heart-warming and funny in equal measures – ideal Valentine's viewing.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Relocating Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew to a high school, this is a star-packed delight, teaming up everyone from the Joker (Heath Ledger) to Robin (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Julia Styles of Bourne film fame. Keep your eyes peeled for the Shakespeare references, of which there are many.
The Science of Sleep (2006)
A love story about a man (Gael Garcia Bernal) effectively living in his imagination and dreams, while trying to court a French girl. A tale any geek can relate to – and one that's lifted by Michel Gondry's handcrafted, whimsical direction.
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.