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The Blackman Voice Staff’s Favorite Rom-Coms


   As we enter the month of February, we enter the month of love. February holds all things hearts and romance. There are so many great Romcoms out there to watch with your loved ones to laugh and to cry at. Here are some of the Blackman Voice J-Staff’s favorite Romcoms. 

Mrs. Winterbourne: 

   “Mrs. Winterbourne” hit the theaters on April 19, 1996. The film is about a young woman named Connie who gets pregnant by her boyfriend who soon after leaves her. Shortly after, she boards a train that crashes and ends up in the hospital where she is mistakenly identified as Patricia Winterbourne, a recent widow whose husband Hugh Winterbourne, died in the train crash. Still mistaken as Patricia, Connie is brought to the Winterbourne Family Estate. There Connie is welcomed by her “in-laws” and meets Hugh’s twin brother, Bill. As Connie slowly falls for Bill, her true identity starts to unfold and leaves her and her baby at risk. 

The Wedding Singer 

   “The Wedding Singer” was released on February 13, 1998. The movie is set in 1985 when Robbie Hart has one of the most romantic jobs in the world. He is a wedding singer who performs at all kinds of wedding ceremonies. He meets and befriends Julia Sullivan who is a waitress at wedding. When the two of them get ready for their own wedding there is just one small problem, they are getting married to other people. The two love birds must figure out their own feelings for each other while planning two weddings at the same time. 

50 First Dates 

   “50 First Dates” came out on February 13, 2004. Henry Roth is a veterinarian living in a Hawaiian paradise. But what is paradise without love. While in Hawaii, Henry meets a beautiful girl named Lucy Whitmore and the two of them hit it off instantly. After their meeting, Henry visits her the next day only for Lucy to not recognize him. This is the moment Henry discovers Lucy suffers from short term memory loss. Her brain resets every night when she goes to sleep. Henry won’t let this obstacle stop him and vows to make her fall in love with him again and again every day.  

Mr. Right 

   “Mr. Right” was welcomed to the big screen on April 8, 2016. Martha, who has recently gone a tragic break up, is wanted to get back on the market and find the man of her dreams. She meets into a man named Mr. Right, who she falls for almost instantly. All is well in their new relationship until Martha discovers that her perfect man is a former hitman. Their relationship is put to the test when Mr. Right’s dark past comes to haunt the two lovebirds.  

13 Going on 30 

   “13 Going on 30” was released into the theaters on April 23, 2004. A middle school, nerdy girl Jenna Rink only wishes for one thing for her 13th birthday, to be older. Her magically birthday wish is granted, and she wakes up the next day a 30-year-old woman. With the new fancy clothes, super athletic boyfriend, and dream job, Jenna is in heaven. But the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Jenna soon realizes that 30 isn’t all sunshine and flowers. To go back to her 13-year-old self, she needs the help of her childhood friend Matt to get back to her old life. 

Crazy Rich Asians 

   “Crazy Rich Asians” came out on August 15, 2018. Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese NYU professor, travels with her boyfriend, Nick to his hometown in Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick’s family is wealthy, and he’s considered the most eligible bachelor in Asia. Every single woman is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down. 

Coming to America 

   “Coming to America” was released on June 26, 1988. A noble, adventurous prince named Prince Akeem and his valet agree to find love in the Big Apple against his father’s wishes. While exploring the great city, a beautiful native lady named Lisa commands his attention. Both of them bring their cards to the table. Will it be a match or a disaster of destruction? 


   “Clueless” came to the movie theater on July 19, 1995. Cher is rich, pretty, blonde, popular and knows how to talk anyone into doing just about anything. When a girl named Tai transfers to Cher’s school, she and her best friend Dion give her a makeover and attempt to find her a boyfriend. Cher soon realizes that she wants a boyfriend herself, but no one seems right. She goes through a spiritual makeover and realizes that there’s more to life than clothes and popularity before she finds the boy of her dreams. 

Mamma Mia 

   “Mamma Mia,” hit the theaters on July 18, 2008. Set on a beautiful Greek Island, a young woman named Sophie is finally getting married to the man of her dreams. Everything is perfect, the venue, the music, and of course the bride and groom to be. The only thing missing is the father of the bride. All Sophie wants is for her father to walk her down the aisle and hand her to her husband. The problem is, she doesn’t know who her father is and her mother, Donna, won’t tell her. Sophie rounds it down to three possible matches and invites all three of them to her wedding without her mother knowing. The three men arrive and take Donna by surprise. With the wedding only a few days away, time is running out, And Donna might have her own island love story beginning as well. 

No Hard Feelings 

“No Hard Feelings” was released on June 23, 2023. On the brink of losing her childhood home, Maddie, discovers an intriguing job listing: wealthy helicopter parents looking for someone to “date” their introverted 19-year-old son, Percy, before he leaves for college. To her surprise, Maddie soon discovers the awkward Percy is not what he seems. 

The Notebook 

   “The Notebook” was released on June 25, 2004. The Notebook is a contemporary love story set in the pre- and post-World War II era. Noah and Allie spend a wonderful summer together, but her family and the socio-economic realities of the time prevent them from being together. Although Noah attempts to keep in contact with Allie after they are forced to separate, his letters go unanswered. Eventually, Noah professes his undying and eternal love in one final letter. Noah travels north to find gainful employment and to escape the ghost of Allie, and eventually he goes off to war. After serving his country, he returns home to restore an old farmhouse. A newspaper article about his endeavor catches Allie’s eye, and 14 years after she last saw Noah, Allie returns to him. The only problem is she is engaged to another man. After spending two wonderful reunion days together, Allie must decide between the two men that she loves. This story is framed by a contemporary man who is reading to a woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s. The woman is understood to be Allie . . . but which of her two loves is the man reading to her? 

10 Things I Hate About You 

   “10 Things I Hate About You” hit the theaters on March 31, 1999. Popular, pretty Bianca Stratford is in dilemma. A family rule forbids her from dating until her unpopular, rebellious, boy-hating older sister Kat gets a suitor of her own. In an attempt to win Bianca, a potential boyfriend desperately attempts to set Kat up with Patrick Verona, another rebel who may just be able to win Kat’s heart. 


   “Mannequin” was released on February 13, 1987. A washed-up artist named Johnathan Switcher has been bouncing from one bad job to the next, never holding on to one for too long. All that changes when he usings his artistic abilities to create a mannequin that he falls in love with. After a while, John finds his mannequin in the window of the Prince and Company department store. He gets a job at that same store not long after and finds his mannequin has come to life. The mannequin later comes to life as Ema “Emmy” Hesire, who was an ancient Egyptian princess living in the year 2514 BC. Gorgeous and vivacious, this femme fatale helps Jonathan turn his career around, inspiring him to become the best window dresser in town. But Emmy soon discovers that the real world is not very dear, when they run into competitors who want to bring them out of business – for good. 

You’ve Got Mail 

   “You’ve Got Mail” came out on December 18, 1998. Joe Fox runs a large bookstore chain, and his latest store is about to open in New York. This will likely put the boutique bookstore in the neighborhood, owned by Kathleen Kelly, out of business and makes Fox and Kelly bitter enemies. Though they’ve never met Fox and Kelly are friends, as they write emails to each other. Due to the anonymity of the internet, they have no idea that their deadly enemy is also their friend. 

The Holiday 

“The Holiday” was released on November 29, 2006. Iris is in love with a man who is about to marry another woman. Across the globe, Amanda realizes the man she lives with has been unfaithful. Two women who have never met and live 6000 miles apart, find themselves in the exact same place. They meet online at a home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. Iris moves into Amanda’s L.A. house in sunny California as Amanda arrives in the snow-covered English countryside. Shortly after arriving at their destinations, both women find the last thing either wants or expects: a new romance. Amanda is charmed by Iris’ handsome brother Graham and Iris, with inspiration provided by legendary screenwriter Arthur, mends her heart when she meets film composer Miles. 

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 

   “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Day” hit the theaters on January 27, 2003. A lady’s man named Benjamin Barry bet his friends that he can get a woman to fall in love with him in 10 days, but unbeknownst to him, the woman he’s dating, Andie Anderson, is actually a magazine columnist working on a new column called “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”, and she’s doing everything she could to drive the guy she’s dating crazy. 

Isn’t It Romantic 

   “Isn’t It Romantic” came to theaters on February 13,2019. Natalie is a New York architect who works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to deliver coffee and bagels than design the city’s next skyscraper. Things go from bad to weird when she gets knocked unconscious during a subway mugging and magically wakes up to find herself in an alternate universe. Natalie hates all things love and romance. Always cynical about love, Natalie’s worst nightmare soon comes true when she suddenly discovers that she’s playing the leading lady in a real-life romantic comedy. 

The Proposal

   “The Proposal” was brought to the theaters on June 19,2009. For three years, Andrew Paxton has slaved as the assistant to Margaret Tate, hard-driving editor at a New York publisher. When Margaret, a Canadian, faces deportation for an expired visa, she hatches a scheme to marry Andrew, and he agrees if she will promise him a promotion. A skeptical INS agent vows to test the couple about each other next Monday. Andrew had plans to fly home that weekend for his grandma’s 90th, so Margaret goes with him–to Sitka, Alaska, where Mom, Dad, and Grandma await. Family dynamics take over: tensions between Andrew and his dad, an ex-girlfriend, Andrew’s dislike of Margaret, and Margaret’s past color the next few days, with the INS ready to charge Andrew with fraud and the plane getting warmed up and ready to take Margaret back to Canda. 

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