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10 Romantic Comedies You Need to Have on Your Radar in 2018


1- A Star Is Born


To be fair, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s remake of this timeless story looks heavy on romance, very light on comedy. Then again, since the first trailer — which teases the emotional relationship between Cooper’s has-been rock icon and Gaga’s ridiculously talented young singer — had us sobbing by the end of it, we felt inclined to include on this list.

Release Date: Oct. 5

2 -Juliet, Naked

Victoria Carmen Sonne appears in Holiday by Isabella Eklf, an official selection of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Jonas Lodahl. All photos are copyrighted and may be used by the press only for the purpose of news or editorial coverage of Sundance Institute programs. Photos must be accompanied by a credit to the photographer and/or ‘Courtesy of Sundance Institute.’ Unauthorized use, alteration, reproduction or sale of logos and/or photos are strictly prohibited.

Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, and Chris O’Dowd star in this sweet adaptation of the 2009 novel by Nick Hornby. Byrne stars as a woman fed up with her longtime boyfriend (O’Dowd), who happens to be obsessed with mysterious American rockstar Tucker Crowe (Hawke). When she ends up having a chance online encounter with the musician, their ensuing pen pal relationship leads to . . . well, I won’t spoil it for you.

Release Date: August

3- Destination Wedding

Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves reunite in the charming romantic comedy DestinationWedding, which is about two outsiders at a wedding who fall for each other.

Release Date: Aug. 31

4 – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before


Netflix’s adaptation of Jenny Han’s bestselling novel, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, follows Lara Jean (Lana Condor) as she lives out all of our worst high school nightmares when the secret letters she wrote to five of her former crushes get distributed to her classmates.

Release Date: Aug. 17

5-Crazy Rich Asians

Based on Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same name, Crazy Rich Asians tells a fish-out-of-water tale of when an American-born Chinese woman, Rachel, is introduced to the crazy rich lifestyle of her boyfriend Nick in Singapore. But at heart, it’s about Nick and Rachel’s relationship and whether their love can weather their differences.

Release Date: Aug. 17

6- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

In the aftermath of World War II, a writer (Lily James) unexpectedly bonds with the people of Guernsey Island and decides to make them the subject of her next novel. Game of Thrones heartthrob Michiel Huisman stars alongside James in this period film, which has been adapted from Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’s 2008 novel of the same name.

Release Date: Aug. 10

7- Like Father

Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer star in this film about a woman who gets left at the altar and then accidentally ends up on a honeymoon cruise with her estranged father. Naturally, she also strikes up a romance with a bartender working on the boat (Seth Rogen), so you can look forward to just as many raunchy jokes as heartwarming family moments.

Release Date: Aug. 3

8-Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

We’re going back to Greece in the prequel to Mamma Mia!, in which Lily James is playing young Donna during that fateful Summer where she meets the three (yes, three) loves of her life.

Release Date: July 20

9- Set It Up

Two overworked assistants (Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell) hatch a plan to make their high-powered and demanding bosses (Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs) go a little easier on them: make them fall in love.

Release Date: June 15

10- Half Magic

Three close friends (Heather Graham, Angela Kinsey, Stephanie Beatriz) come together in this empowering film as they each face the rollercoaster ride that is love in this romantic comedy that was also directed and written by Graham.

Release Date: Feb. 23

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