Rom-coms for you and your date

Before Valentine’s Day comes to a close, end the night off with a romantic comedy to watch with your significant other. These movies are bound to make you laugh and even shed a tear. 

“Crazy Rich Asians” was a smash hit when it first came out in 2018. The film follows Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), an economics professor at New York University and her boyfriend Nick Young (Henry Golding). During the couple’s trip to Singapore for Yong’s best friend’s wedding, Chu discovers that the Young family is one of the wealthiest and famous in the country. Staying true to the rom-com formula, Young’s mother does everything in her power to get rid of Chu, as she doesn’t want to accept her as Young’s bride. Filled with funny moments and drama, “Crazy Rich Asians” is a perfect movie for Valentine’s Day.

A classic and a must watch, “Groundhog Day” is about TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) as he covers Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Dreading the assignment, Connors makes no effort to hide his disdain for the city and its tradition. Wanting to go back home as soon as possible, Connor’s efforts are to no avail when he has to go back to his hotel due to a blizzard blocking the way back home. Strangely enough, when Connors wakes up, it’s Groundhog Day again. Connors begins to relive the same day over and over, giving him different ways to live the day out as he eventually begins to dedicate himself to wooing his producer Rita Hanson (Andie MacDowell), wondering if he will ever get out of the loop.

Directed by the director of “Whiplash,” Damien Chazelle delivered with yet another critically acclaimed film with “La La Land,” walking away with six Oscars at the 2016 Academy Awards. Mia Dolan (Emma Stone) is an aspiring actor that meets jazz pianist Sebastian Wilder (Ryan Gosling) at the low point of their careers. Mia dropped out of college to pursue her goals while Sebastian dreams of having his own jazz club. The two meet by chance multiple times and eventually fall in love, struggling to make it big in Los Angeles. Also noted for its Oscar-winning soundtrack, hence it being a musical, “La La Land” is sure to captivate viewers with its emotional plot.