Have you already been through my two other parts, but still haven’t found the perfect movie for your movie night? Or is this just the first part you stumbled upon? No matter what, I guarantee you will find a movie you’d like in my 3rd and last part of RomCom recommendations, where I share my personal favorite RomComs with you. 

Pretty Woman

I remember watching this movie for the first time, while being a bit too young to really understand it, but still loving it dearly. Pretty woman is almost like a modern cinderella story, that shows that class and society doesn’t matter, when it comes to love.
The story begins with the multimillionaire, Edward Lewis, who on his way home from a business party in a borrowed car, accidentally ends up in the red-lights district on Hollywood Boulevard. There he asks the prostitute, Vivian Ward, for help, and ends up paying her to drive the car home, as he is having trouble driving with manual gears. At home, he decides to hire her for the night, and the next day, asking to hire her for the entire week, to play his girlfriend, when attending some business events. Vivian excitedly says yes, but soon discovers that pretending to be part of the highest class in society is a lot harder than she initially would have thought – especially when people see right through you, and do everything they can, to make you feel unwelcome.

Starring: Julia Roberts (Vivian Ward) and Richard Gere (Edward Lewis)


Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing is definitely one of the most iconic romance movies from the 80’s, and growing up this was my favorite movie ever! I still love it to this day.
The story is about the perfect summer romance, getting out of your comfort zone and finding yourself. 
The movie is set in 1963 and revolves around Frances “Baby” Houseman, a young woman who visits a resort with her family in the summer vacation. At first glance this resort seems like the most boring vacation spot for a teenager like her, but one night she meets one of the dancers, Johnny Castle, and becomes really infatuated with him. Soon after, she discovers the main dancer, Penny Johnson, crying in the kitchen, and quickly learns she’s pregnant and needs an abortion. Baby asks her father for a loan, and gives Penny the money for the abortion. The only problem is, they are only able to book an appointment the same day, her and Johnny are supposed to be dancing at another resort. If they cancel, they will lose an entire month’s pay. But Baby generously volunteers to take her place, and soon the dance practice begins.

Starring: Patrick Swayze (Johnny Castle), Jennifer Grey (Frances “Baby” Houseman) and Cynthia Rhodes (Penny Johnson)


The Holiday

If you are more in a Christmas mood, The Holiday is the perfect pick.
It’s such a feel-good movie, and puts you in a really festive mood. I have to admit I watch it several times a year, no matter the season, just because of the comforting and optimistic storyline.

The story revolves around the two women, Iris and Amanda, who live almost on the opposite sides of the world from each other, and, because of boy-trouble, decide to switch houses during the holidays. Here they experience an entirely new way of life, and both find themselves falling in love with a local guy.

Starring: Cameron Diaz (Amanda Woods), Kate Winslet (Iris Simpkins), Jude Law (Graham) and Jack Black (Miles Dumont). 

Love Actually

Staying in the holiday-genre, I have to mention Love Actually – one of the best Christmas movies ever, in my opinion.
It’s a movie filled with Britain’s greatest actors and a lovely message that’s guaranteed to put you in a holiday mood. 

The movie revolves around 8 couples, from a little boy who develops a crush on a cute girl in class, to a normal middle-aged couple and even the British prime minister. What all the stories have in common are the theme “love”. No matter if it’s falling in love, falling out of love, or developing a platonic love, all the stories are heartwarming and life affirming. At the same time all the storylines keep intertwining with one another, showing the connection we all, as humans, somehow have with each other.

Starring: Hugh Grant (David, prime minister), Colin Firth (Jamie Bennett), Emma Thompson (Karen), Thomas Brodie Sangster (Sam), Keira Knightley (Juliet), Liam Neeson (Daniel), Bill Nighy (Billy Mack), Andrew Lincoln (Mark), Alan Rickman (Harry), Martin Freeman (John) and even more…


Thank you for reading my RomCom recommendations! I hope to have helped you in the process of finding the perfect movie-night movie.

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