5 best romantic comedies to watch on Valentine’s Day 2021

1997 Julia Roberts As Julianne In "My Best Friend's Wedding". (Photo By Getty Images)
1997 Julia Roberts As Julianne In "My Best Friend's Wedding". (Photo By Getty Images) /
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CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 12: Julia Roberts attends the “Money Monster” premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images) /

Romantic comedies: My Best Friend’s Wedding

If people are looking for rom-com gold for Valentine’s Day, then it’s probably a safe bet to go with any of the legendary titles of the genre that has the magnificent Julia Roberts in its cast. There are several credits on the Academy Award winner’s filmography that make the hall of fame when it comes to romantic comedies, and the one that stands out as a particular favorite is, without a doubt, My Best Friend’s Wedding.

Valentine’s Day 2021 wouldn’t be complete without a viewing of My Best Friend’s Wedding for several reasons. Along with Roberts, the cast of the critically acclaimed global box office hit also includes Cameron Diaz, Dermot Mulroney, and Rupert Everett. The film is about a woman who realizes she is in love with her long time best friend when he tells her he has gotten engaged, leading her to attempt to win him over before he gets married.

Romantic comedies: Runaway Bride

Another solid Julia Roberts rom-com available on Netflix for Valentine’s Day is the 1999 hit Runaway Bride. The well-crafted romantic comedy sees the Academy Award-winning actress reunites with her Pretty Woman co-stars Richard Gere in another fun-filled love story.

The Garry Marshall directed film follows the story of a reporter who sets out to write a story about a woman who is notoriously known for leaving men at the altar only to find out he may be the next one to get dumped on the big day. Of all the options for Valentine’s Day 2021, Runaway Bride is an outstanding choice for Netflix subscribers.

If you don’t see something you like, take a look at our list of the best romantic movies and shows on Netflix right now.

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