Best Romantic Comedies For Valentine’s Day

We have come up with a list of films that transcend the romantic comedy genre and will get even the non-romantics in the mood for February 14.
February 14, 2022 | 14:17
Photo: Emma Stones Fan Blog
Photo: Emma Stones Fan Blog

It's Valentine's Day, which means 'tis the season of romantic comedies. But before you crack your brain out trying to find the perfect movie, check out this list of 7 rom-com from France, Italy, Vietnam and more!

Naked Truth (Vietnam, 2022)

A group of four friends reunited after a long time on the wedding anniversary. You know what that means: dream, secrets, misunderstandings, closure, etc. Experience them all with Camy (Bao Anh), Quynh Lam (Minh Hang), Ken (Thuan Nguyen), and Linh Dan (Dieu Nhi).

With unexpected plot twists and brilliant climax, you would not what to expect. You will also stay entertained from beginning to end. This Vietnamese film has not been in the theater for long but it has created a sensation among young generation.

Four To Dinner (Italy, 2021)

‘Four to Dinner’ is on Netflix and this rom-com challenging the concept of soulmates, parallel storylines portray four single friends as they pair up in different couple combinations.

Another reason to watch Four to Diner is because of Matilde Gioli as Giulia, She delivers the most captivating performance in the film as a fiery, direct woman who brings a special energy to each of her encounters in the film.

Gioli has that memorable little twinkle in her eye, making even the most mundane exchanges compelling with a little glance or infectious giggle. It’s interesting to watch her with both of her potential partners here, especially because they bring such different things out of Gioli as a performer.

One moment the casts guarded and sarcastic, the next they act up over a bottle of wine. You cannot really ask for more than this entertaining chaos.

Sliver Skates (Russia, 2020)

This Russian New Year historical melodrama ‘Silver Skates’ was released some time ago nut it is worth watching any time of year. Here’s why.

You can immerse in the wintry beauty of St. Petersburg, which never lets up throughout the movie.

There is the Christmas market on the Neva ice, St. Petersburg’s bridges are decorated with garlands and every turn reveals majestic historical buildings, churches and cathedrals, their roofs being slowly covered under a blanket of snow.

More, all the most interesting moments in the movie tend to take place on the ice, including the training, fighting, dancing and chase scenes.

"Where is the romance?", you might wonder. Well, ‘Silver Skates’ pays a certain homage to epics like Titanic, only the class divide and socio-political problems are viewed through an odd love story.

This Little Love of Mine (Australia, 2021)

The shoot took place in idyllic Palm Cove, Far North Queensland, halfway between Cairns and Port Douglas. It is showcased as a peerless resort destination and wedding setting, so the scenery alone will make you hooked right from the start.

This film tells the story of opposites attract where two characters discovering what is missing in their falling in love. No prizes for guessing what eventually happens there, but in romantic comedy it's the journey that counts, isn't it?

Cho Em Gan Anh Them Chut Nua (Vietnam, 2016)

If you still insist that man should make the first move, director Van Cong Vien will not hesitate to prove you wrong.

The film's story revolves around Kai (Dinh Hieu), medical school dropout and anti social young man who is always hiding in the library. His quiet days are over with Kai met Rin (Jun Vu)

Rin openly pursues Kai, always standing by his side and pulling him into interesting experiences that are far from his bland and dark life.

The journey of the two main characters will take us everywhere from luxurious yachts to poetic rice fields, or late nights with the flickering fireflies. Not only the main characters but also the audience shall learn the greatest lesson in life, which is to love and to be loved in return.

AI Love You (Thailand, 2022)

Titled ‘AI Love You’, the Thai movie tells the story of an AI building powered by human feelings.

While getting updated, the software faces some problem and the AI falls in love with a real girl. The AI escapes the building and goes into the body of a real man so that he could be with the woman it loves. Will it able to win her affection?

One of the prominent names in the Thai entertainment industry, Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul is the leading female Lana. She co-starred Mario Maurer and this dynamic duo will give you Thai-styled ‘Black Mirror’ or 'Altered Carbon meet Luc Besson's The Fifth Element.

When Will You Get Married (Indonesia, 2015)

The last one on the list used humor to talk about Indonesian cultural phenomenon of rudely asking women when they are going to get married. Jogya city, where movie took place, if you are a single woman at 25 years old it is considered a sin.

Hence, this lighthearted rom-come wants to make people reflect more about that social pressure, and remind people that everybody wants to be happy, but on their own terms.

What is your plan for Valentine's Day?

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