“Grease” (1978): Danny (John Travolta) and Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) come from very different backgrounds, but they had a summer romance before being unexpectedly reunited at school, singing the duet “Summer Nights”, where they share very different memories about the romantic quotient. of what happened between them. Sure, complications, breakup, and makeup follow, but oh, those summer nights.
“The Notebook” (2004): Allie (Rachel McAdams) and Noah (Ryan Gosling) sizzled onscreen in this heart-wrenching romance that made actors America’s lovers for a while, an achievement that should be commended even though that because both are from Canada. The early Rain Kiss MVP, “The Notebook” was a love story we swore we’d never forget – and couldn’t because it still airs on cable TV.
« Dirty Dancing » (1987): Frances “Baby” Houseman goes on a summer vacation with her family, where she falls in love with camp dance teacher Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), carries a watermelon (if you know, you know) and perfects the lift with practice in the lake. Baby is growing up this summer and probably never sits around again.
“Jaws 2” (1978): Okay, technically not a summer romance, but there’s summer and plenty of teenagers struggling with relationships, crushes, and feelings, a process complicated by a giant great white shark waiting for them. eat if one of the boys’ fathers, who happens to be the police chief (Roy Scheider), can’t save them. If nothing else, it’s memorable for one of the big movie poster slogans, “Just when you thought it was safe to get back into the water …”
“Say anything” (1989): John Cusack’s underachiever Lloyd Dobler falls in love with promotion major Diane Court (Ione Skye) in director Cameron Crowe’s teen romance, which appears to have an expiration date, as it is destined to leave. in England at the end of the summer. Lift a boombox over your head and enjoy it.
« Sweet Home Alabama » (2002): Josh Lucas and Patrick Dempsey vie for Reese Witherspoon’s affection in this not quite summer outing (I’ll allow it!) Making the perfect romantic comedy, like coming home, is never easy, but hey, if Witherspoon doesn’t always make it seem like a lot of fun.
“Come to America” (1988): In what may have been the last time audiences were overwhelmingly rooted for the Royal Family, the Heart of Gold Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) embarks on an American adventure to find true love in this comedy. Lucky for him, his queen (Shari Headley) was waiting for him in Queens, and luckily for us, this classic is still very rewatchable.
« Crazy Rich Asians » (2018): New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) is invited to the wedding of her boyfriend Nick Young’s best friend (Henry Golding) in Singapore. What she doesn’t know is that Nick’s family is beyond wealthy and their lifestyle is filled with excess. In Singapore, Nick is also an eligible bachelor, and no one really understands why he’s dating Rachel, especially Nick’s mom. This colorful romantic comedy has it all: humor, high-class family drama, ex-girlfriends and gorgeous locations.
“The proposal” (2009): Two romantic comedy veterans (Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds) have teamed up for this tale that invites us all to put our 2020 glasses away and ignore the problematic power imbalance that is behind the initial false romance chord between the two main characters – a boss and her assistant – and instead, take advantage of Betty White as a stage thief. As long as we recognize it, we can still enjoy it, right?
“My best friend’s wedding” (June 1997): We will love this Julia Roberts classic, forever and ever. Also, writing about it is awesome because it’s all in the title.
“Out of Sight” (1998): The charming Jack Foley (George Clooney), who happens to be the most famous bank robber in the country, has feelings for Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez), a Federal Marshal on his heels. Set in scorching Miami, it’s worth a look for the sexual tension in the trunk alone scene. Plus, it’s directed by Steven Soderbergh, so you know it’s good.