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We all adore romantic comedies. Those are the films one turns to when I just need some lighthearted love stories and funny comedies to brighten up my days. Peacock, like many other streaming services, also provides subscribers with access to a selection of romantic comedies.
Peacock has you covered if you’re looking for a romantic comedy to watch when you’re feeling like you need a little romance in your life—as we all do—from exclusives like Marry Me to older hits from the 1990s. Also, get a Peacock subscription as soon as possible if you don’t already have one because you won’t want to miss out on these picks.
- Pretty Woman (1990)
- 13 Going On 30 (2004)
- Along Came Polly (2004)
- Mamma Mia (2008)
- A Rainy Day in New York (2020)
1. Pretty Woman (1990)
Would you like to discuss a classic romantic comedy? That and more is Pretty Woman. The story of a wealthy man who hires a prostitute to serve as his personal escort for a week is told in this movie, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. Naturally, feelings begin to develop over time. Because it is so funny and the romance doesn’t feel forced, Pretty Woman is often one of my first thoughts when I think of a romantic comedy. Over the course of the movie, I really start to feel a connection between the two main characters, Vivian and Edward, and the funny moments are some of the best in rom-com history. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, go check it out right now because there are so many cool facts about what went on behind the scenes that you should know.
- Release Date: March 25, 1990
- IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
- Time Duration: 1h 59mins
- Director: Gary Marshall
- Main Cast: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, and Jason Alexander
2. 13 Going On 30 (2004)
Another classic comedy about love. Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo star in the movie 13 Going On 30, which is about a 13-year-old named Jenna who wants to be “thirty, flirty, and thriving.” She somehow gets her wish and is transported seventeen years into the future, where she is thirty, where she finds out that her future might not be what she thought it would be.
One of those movies that just aim to make you smile is this one. I’ve found that no matter what time of day it is, I enjoy this romantic comedy because it is adorable, has a wonderful 13 Going On 30 cast, and has a relationship that I can sympathize with that is so good. I can always support Jenna and Matt’s chemistry on their own, and I have enjoyed it numerous times before.
- Release Date: April 23, 2004
- IMDb Rating: 6.2/10
- Time Duration: 1h 38mins
- Director: Gary Winick
- Main Cast: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, and Judy Greer
3. Along Came Polly (2004)
Check out Along Came Polly if you’re looking for a straightforward romantic comedy with fantastic actors. In this 2004 film, a man who has cheated on his new wife returns home and makes the decision to change his life. However, things take a turn for the worse when Polly, a former classmate of his, shows up in town.
Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston are the two main reasons to see this movie. These two have great chemistry with one another. Their relationship in Along Came Polly feels so real and real, and there are times when it will really make you laugh. The fact that the wife reappears in the film with a desire to reconcile shatters everyone’s plans making this movie even more enjoyable.
- Release Date: January 16, 2004
- IMDb Rating: 6/10
- Time Duration: 1h 30mins
- Director: John Hamburg
- Main Cast: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, and Debra Messing
4. Mamma Mia (2008)
Mamma Mia is the film version of the Broadway musical of the same name. It follows Sophie, a young woman who invites all three potential fathers to her wedding without telling her mother who her real father is.
We are Mamma Mia experts, and we can say with absolute certainty that this movie is our go-to when we are at our worst because you can’t watch Meryl Streep dancing in “Dancing Queen” without smiling. From the well-known film Mamma Mia! This romantic comedy starring legendary actors and featuring romances everywhere is one that you absolutely cannot miss, from the cast to the songs to even the set design and choreography.
- Release Date: July 18, 2008
- IMDb Rating: 6.5/10
- Time Duration: 1h 48mins
- Director: Phyllida Lloyd
- Main Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Christine Baranski, and Amanda Seyfried
5. A Rainy Day in New York (2020)
Gatsby Welles plans a romantic weekend with Ashleigh Enright after learning that she will travel to Manhattan to interview cult director Roland Pollard for the college paper. Ashleigh hails from Tucson, where her father owns a number of banks, and Gatsby is the son of a wealthy family in New York. He is not interested in studying at Yardley other than gambling and Ashleigh. Gatsby doesn’t tell his parents that he’s planning a fancy party for the evening until they get to Manhattan. Ashleigh is invited to a screening of Pollard’s new movie with his co-writer Ted Davidoff by Pollard. In the meantime, Gatsby meets his friend, a student of cinema, and he agrees to take part in a kiss scene with Chan Tyrell, his ex-girlfriend’s younger sister. Gatsby and Ashleigh have a lot of new experiences and discoveries during the rainy weekend in New York.
- Release Date: November 10, 2020
- IMDb Rating: 6.5/10
- Time Duration: 1h 32mins
- Director: Woody Allen
- Main Cast: Timothee Chalamet, Elle Fanning, and Live Schrieber
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If you are a huge fan of romantic movies and have a subscription to Peacock, then the list in this article is for you! Even if you do not have a subscription, you should definitely get one as these movies are classics. Watching these films with a bag of chips and a tub of ice cream warms your heart and makes you feel as if everything is perfect. They bring warmth to your heart, so you should definitely watch this movie.