Romantic comedies like Crazy Rich Asians and Crazy, Stupid, Love received a lot of deserved attention and praise. But what about the underrated rom-com gems from the second decade of the 21st century? Maybe you dismissed them, or perhaps they just didn’t get a wide enough release. Either way, these underrated romance movies are a must-see.
We’re all aware of the stereotypical rom-com formula. Two characters meet or are already close friends, they fall in love, the couple breaks up, and then one of the characters makes some kind of grand gesture to get the other back. However, some of the best rom-coms of the past 10 years go about subverting those genre tropes. Not all of these rom-coms set out to change the rules, of course - some are just delightful stories bolstered by funny dialogue and captivating performances.