10 Romantic Comedies That Perfectly Capture The Stages Of Your Relationship

by Rhyan Kelly
Screen Gems

It’s a Saturday night, and you find yourself cozied up with a bottle of pink moscato and an oversized bag of buttery popcorn.

You can’t help but ponder over your most recent, romantic love interest and wish that someone (or something) could help you cope with your mood.

The solution?

Look no further than the romantic comedies on the big screen in front of you.

No matter what you’re feeling in the essence of love and romance, there’s a hot rom-com (and a hotter actor) to make you feel totally, completely and undeniably understood.

Here are a few favorite rom-coms to watch when…

1. You don’t understand why you haven’t heard from him since the last date.

Texts: zero. Phone calls: zip. Instagram likes: not even one.

In the words of Justin Long,

If a guy doesn't call you, he doesn't want to call you [...] So trust me when I say if a guy is treating you like he doesn't give a shit, he genuinely doesn't give a shit. No exceptions.

Watch: "He’s Just Not That Into You."

2. You need to meet a new man.

You’ve met every guy in your zip code, including the mailman, the plumber, the guy across the street and your landlord.

Overall, no one meets your standards.

You’re open to changing your surroundings and moving halfway across the world because who knows?

Jude Law could come knocking on your door one night, too.

Watch: "The Holiday."

3. Your most recent Tinder, Bumble or Hinge date won’t leave you alone.




"What’s up?"


TBH, can you just stop?

Watch: "How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days."

4. You’re in love with someone who’s already married.

You feel like you’ve found the man of your dreams, but he’s already tied the knot with someone else.

For some reason, you’re immeasurably inclined to the possibility of borrowing him for a night or for a lifetime.

After all, Kate Hudson has nothing on you, anyway.

Watch: "Something Borrowed."

5. You're the only one of your friends who's single.

I’ve got 99 problems, and they’re all photos of me not in a wedding dress.


Watch: "27 Dresses."

6. You believe your casual hookup has the potential of transforming into your future husband.

You’re 99.9 percent sure he’s "the one," and the casual “Let’s hook up when we’re drunk or bored” act has the impending possibility of turning into the “Let’s walk down the aisle when we’re sober and in love” reality.

Even if he’s not Justin Timberlake choreographing a flash mob in Grand Central Station for you, it’s not a bad thing to fall in love with your FWB.

Watch: "Friends With Benefits."

7. You’re on the verge of asking him to commit.

You’ve been hooking up for five months, you’re going out on expensive dinner dates, you’re going on long honeymoon-like vacations and you’ve met his mother.

So, where is this going?

Just know that even Zac Efron had trouble answering this one.

Watch: "That Awkward Moment."

8. You miss him a lot.

You’re counting down the days until you get to see him again.

Two weeks together seems like two hours.

You hate (and don’t understand) the statement, “Distance makes the heart grow fonder.”

Really, the only thing to make the situation better right now is Channing Tatum shirtless.

Watch: "Dear John."

9. You know he’s cheating on you.

There are lipstick stained suits, deleted text messages and random vacations to the Bahamas.

Who is she?

Watch: "The Other Woman."

10. You need renewed hope that true love still exists in the world.

Because who doesn’t?

Basically, you need to believe the man who will say, “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird” still exists in the world, and maybe (just maybe) he’s Ryan Gosling, too.

Watch: "The Notebook."