From the 1960s to the early 2000s, there’s no shortage of New York romantic comedies to strike a chord with you
There’s no better occasion to watch classic romantic movies than Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re looking for a fun night out with friends or an intimate night out with a significant other, the movies on this list will tick all the boxes. Personally, I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do on a Monday night. Since we’re also located in the city that never sleeps, what better way to combine the two and focus on rom-com movies set in New York?
1. ’13 Pass 30′
Directed by Gary Winick, “13 Going On 30” (2004) is a gripping story that follows a young girl who wants more than anything to become an adult. Jenna Rink’s (Jennifer Garner) teenage years are filled with mean girls and confusing boys, and when her carefully planned birthday party goes awry, it’s the straw that breaks the camel’s back. To her surprise, she wakes up in a nice apartment in New York with a boyfriend, a best friend, and a full-time job at the fashion magazine of her dreams. As she learns to navigate this new life trapped in an adult body, she reunites with her former best friend, Matt Flamhaff (Mark Ruffalo). The two become inseparable again and a romantic spark ignites.
2. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
One of New York’s most iconic films, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961), follows the love story of a young woman (Audrey Hepburn) who meets a young man (George Peppard) who lives in the same building as her. As she begins to take an interest in him, her past begins to interfere with this budding romance. This movie, while an American classic, is also the perfect movie if you’re looking for that old-school New York vibe. Filled with heartfelt moments and old love, Blake Edwards’ film is sure to satisfy.
3. “Dazzled by the Moon”
This movie is sure to meet all your dramatic needs this Valentine’s Day. ‘Moonstruck’ (1987) offers a classic comedy scenario: a woman who is about to marry a man but accidentally falls in love with her younger brother. Cher’s Oscar-worthy performance from lead character Loretta Castorini tackled the role of a fantasy woman in ’80s New York. entertainment.
4. “When Harry Met Sally”
The chemistry between main characters Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) and Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) is undeniable in this ’90s romantic comedy. This tale of the relationship between men and women, platonic friends and sex gets complicated when the two graduate students reunite later in life. As they continually cross paths in the Big Apple, they begin to wonder if a romance might be taking place between them. This Oscar-nominated film features iconic New York landmarks like Katz’s Delicatessen.
Last but not least, “Serendipity” (2001) is a great love at first sight story. Two individuals, played by John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, are on a 30-year journey to find each other after being separated. Whether you call it fate or destiny, this film has all the thrills you need this Valentine’s Day. It’s as romantic as it gets, and that’s really all you need.