The list of romantic comedy movies is endless. There are the big blockbusters with famous Hollywood actors and well-known directors. And then there are the smaller, independently-produced films that sometimes don’t get the credit they deserve.
Here are seven underrated romantic comedies that you may have missed:
1. “The Overnight”
This 2015 film stars Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling as a young couple who moves to Los Angeles with their son. They meet some new friends, played by Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godrèche, and quickly realize that they are not quite like the other couples. Things get interesting when the two men suggest a playdate for the kids that ultimately turns into a sleepover.
2. “Love & Air Sex”
This 2013 romantic comedy tells the story of two people, played by Ashley Bell and Zach Cregger, who are trying to find love in Austin, Texas. They meet at an air-sex competition and decide to embark on a sexual relationship without falling in love. They quickly realize that the chemistry is there and that they might want more than just sex, but their complications continue to pop up.
3. “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”
This 2008 film follows the story of Peter (Jason Segel), a musician who is heartbroken when his girlfriend, Sarah (Kristen Bell), breaks up with him. He decides to go on vacation to Hawaii, but runs into her and her new boyfriend (Russell Brand) there. Peter finds new love in the form of Rachel (Mía Maestro), but must deal with the aftermath of seeing Sarah again.
4. “The Decoy Bride”
This 2011 film stars David Tennant and Kelly Macdonald as a couple who are planning a secret wedding. When the bride’s ex-boyfriend (James McAvoy) shows up, they must do everything they can to keep him from ruining the wedding. The cast also includes Alice Eve, Diana Rigg, and Vincent Kartheiser.
5. “The Big Sick”
This 2017 film is based on the true story of Kumail Nanjiani (who also wrote and starred in the film) and his wife Emily V. Gordon. It tells the story of their relationship, which was complicated by the fact that Kumail was not yet divorced from his first wife when he met Emily. The film also stars Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano.
6. “The Object of My Affection”
This 1998 film stars Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd as two people who are trying to navigate their way through a complicated friendship. They soon realize that they have feelings for each other, but things get messy when they try to make it work.
7. “The Waitress”
This 2007 film is an independent production that tells the story of Jenna (Lena Dunham), a waitress and pie maker. She has an unrequited love with her OB/GYN, Earl (Jeremy Sisto). The film also stars Andy Griffith, Cheryl Hines, and Adrien Brody.
These are just a few of the underrated romantic comedies that are worth watching. Whether you’re looking for a comedy that will make you laugh or a film that will make you cry, there is something for everyone in the romantic comedy genre. So grab some popcorn and a loved one and get ready for a good time.
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