How’s it going, BATCH Fam? We hope you’re all staying healthy and relatively sane as we live through whatever number day it is of this real-life Black Mirror episode.
Over the past several weeks, we’ve watched a lot of rom-coms. Some made us laugh. Others made us sob essentially nonstop for minutes at a time. But most importantly, every one of them helped us get through these strange and stressful days and nights.
Whether you’re looking for an old familiar favorite or something new-ish and offbeat, we’ve got you covered! So throw on your favorite pair of sweats, cozy up on the couch, and keep a box of tissues handy. (Alright, let’s be honest, you’re probably already on the couch and in your sweats, so just grab the tissues 😉)
These are our top romantic comedies to watch during quarantine:
For a nostalgic, sure-thing, feel-good cry
Let’s face it: we all need a good cry every now and again (arguably now more than ever). These heartfelt tear-jerkers will be sure to get the job done.
Sweet Home Alabama
Throwback: My Girl
For something original and slightly off-kilter
Let’s get weirdly and alternatively romantic. Read: follow the story of an unemployed comic who goes through an unplanned pregnancy. Or: enter a dystopian world where you can erase memories of your former lover by undergoing an at-home procedure.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
500 Days of Summer
Lost in Translation
For a (stoned?) good laugh
And we mean laughing your a** off. Fix yourself a glass of alcohol (check out this White Claw Watermelon Slush), pop that edible if you got it, and enjoy 90-120 minutes of shameless and hilarious comedy.
There’s Something About Mary
For a dark and twisted tale of love and deceit
For some of y’all, we know a feel-good rom-com just isn’t gonna cut it. Take a peek at the dark side of love with one of these sinful flicks:
The One I Love
For a movie you can probably quote from start to finish
You know these movies. In fact, some of you may even know them by heart, line-by-line (show off 😉). You’ve watched them during various stages of your life—and, sometimes, twice in one night (long story). They never fail to bring a smile to your face.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
The Wedding Singer
For something ridiculous that could absolutely hit...or miss
Don’t say we didn’t warn you...
Lars and the Real Girl
Me and You and Everyone We Know
For a cozy flashback to your childhood TV room
These are the classics (for us millennials, anyway). The movies you first watched when they were out on VHS in the 90’s. Before you knew about love and heartbreak and the three-syllable word ‘quarantine.’
The Princess Bride
When Harry Met Sally
For something new-ish that you quite possibly haven’t seen...
These are some of the best movies Team BATCH has come across for the first time during quarantine. Our favorite? The Big Sick.
The Big Sick
Crazy Rich Asians
How to Be Single
Set It Up