Friday night is here after a very stressful week consisting of classes and hard-hitting homework. And of course, it is very much quite obvious that you want to have some fun while staying true to the “social distancing” guidelines. But choosing the movie that you want to watch with your best friends is the hardest of them all, to say the least.
Having trouble picking out a movie for you and your friends to watch at your next virtual girls night? No problem! These carefully picked movie selections will put the perfect cherry on top (of course) to your virtual girls night extravaganza.
So without further ado, here are 10 romantic and cheesy movies you have to watch at your next virtual girls night.
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (10 Best Romantic Movies To Watch #1)
Did you read the ever famous book by Stephen Chbosky when you were in either middle school or high school? Well, your dreams finally came true, because that gut-wrenching book has been adapted into a heartbreaking movie. Made in 2012, it stars the ever-adorable Logan Lerman stars as a teenager named Charlie who writes to an unnamed friend, and these epistles chronicle his trials, tribulations, and triumphs as he goes through his first year of high school. The film depicts his depression and anxiety as he goes through his journey in high school making new friends. The film’s ensemble cast also features Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Nina Dobrev, Johnny Simmons, Erin Wilhelmi, Melanie Lynskey, Paul Rudd and Joan Cusack. Let’s grab the tissues now ladies, because you will be crying hysterically as you watch this movie.
2. Valentine’s Day (10 Best Romantic Movies To Watch #2)
This smash movie hit from 2010 (oh my god, a decade ago) follows a group of related characters and their struggles with love on Valentine’s Day. The film features an ensemble cast led by Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Héctor Elizondo, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, Carter Jenkins, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Taylor Lautner, George Lopez, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Roberts, Julia Roberts, Bryce Robinson and Taylor Swift in her film debut. The film received negative reviews but was a major box office success. If any of those names prompt you to drop everything you have in order to go see it, then you should probably do it.
3. High School Musical (10 Best Romantic Movies To Watch #3)
Ahh, what a classic movie that all of us know, enjoy, and love. I mean, this movie having a spot on the list is just obvious. I would argue that High School Musical 2 is the best of the iconic trilogy but that is a conversation that can be held for another day.With a plot described by the author and numerous critics as a modern adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, High School Musical is a story about two high school juniors from rival cliques. The protagonists are Troy Bolton, a basketball team captain, and Gabriella Montez, a shy transfer student excelling in math and science. Together, they try out for the lead parts in their high school musical, and this causes division among all the school’s students. Despite other students’ attempts to thwart their dreams, Troy and Gabriella aim to resist peer pressure and rivalry and wish to inspire others along the way not to “stick to the status quo.” With iconic songs like “Getcha Head In The Game” and “The Start of Something New” , you sure will be singing along during your next sleepover.
4. Wall-E (10 Best Romantic Movies To Watch #4)
Are you a sucker for romantic movies with lots of love and affection for each other? Well, look no further than this movie. It follows a solitary trash compactor robot on a future, uninhabitable, deserted Earth, left to clean up garbage. However, he is visited by a probe sent by the starship Axiom, a robot called EVE, with whom he falls in love and pursues across the galaxy. BRB, going to find someone to recreate all those scenes of WALL·E and Eva calling for each other in this heartwarming film about a trash compactor robot falling for a probe at a time when Earth is a literal pile of garbage.
5. The Princess And The Frog (10 Best Romantic Movies To Watch #5)
Feeling like a total princess at your next party? Want to find a prince who can sweep you off your feet? Then look no further than watching this romantic movie. Set in New Orleans, the film tells the story of a hardworking waitress named Tiana who dreams of owning her own restaurant. After kissing a prince who has been turned into a frog by an evil voodoo sorcerer, Tiana becomes a frog herself and must find a way to turn back into a human before it is too late. Oprah Winfrey’s role alone (as Tiana’s mother) should be enough reason for you to watch this for the 40th time. That, and the sweet, sweet story of what happens when a young woman turns into a frog after kissing a prince trapped inside a frog’s body. (You can thank the evil voodoo priestess for that one.)
6. Aladdin (10 Best Romantic Movies To Watch #6)
Are you getting all up in your romantic feels now? I bet you are – so watch Aladdin if you are prepared to see the true definition of #relationshipgoals. The film follows Aladdin, an Arabian street urchin, who finds a magic lamp containing a genie. He disguises himself as a wealthy prince, and tries to impress the Sultan and his daughter. At what point did you fall in love with Aladdin? Was it when you realized he was voiced by Scott Weinger, aka Steve from Full House? Or was it when he took Jasmine on that magic carpet ride?
7. Enchanted (10 Best Romantic Movies To Watch #7)
Are you feeling the magic now? Want to feel like a mega princess? Watch this film to experience those type of feelings. The plot focuses on Giselle, an archetypal Disney Princess, who is forced from her traditional animated world of Andalasia into the live-action world of New York City. Yes, McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) is in this one.
8. Peter Pan (10 Best Romantic Movies To Watch #8)
Do you really want to fly? Want to know how? Don’t worry, Peter Pan will give you lessons on that one. The story revolves around Peter Pan (aka The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up) and Tinker Bell (his magical sidekick) taking three children to Neverland to see the Lost Boys, Indians, Captain Hook and his pirates. Have you found the Peter Pan to your Wendy? No? Not to worry, this 1953 animated gem will still make you dream big (and wish you had sick flying skills).
9. Frozen (10 Best Romantic Movies To Watch #9)
Can’t get enough of Idina Menzel? Do you find yourself singing “Let It Go” at least twice a day? Well, do it again! This movie tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on a journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal reindeer, and a naive snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped their kingdom in eternal winter. Hey ladies, raise your hand if you still sing “Let It Go” at the top of your lungs, if you think that Kristoff and Anna are total #relationshipgoals, and if you are going to watch Frozen 2 right after this.
10. Lady And The Tramp (10 Best Romantic Movies To Watch #10)
Are you feeling the love tonight? Are you feeling love-struck now? No? Well, watch this movie to get you back into your feels again. Lady and the Tramp tells the story of a female American Cocker Spaniel named Lady who lives with a refined, upper-middle-class family and a male stray mutt called the Tramp. When the two dogs meet, they embark on many romantic adventures and fall in love. Now, let me break it down into a Reader’s Digest version: Purebred dog meets mixed-breed stray. Purebred and mixed-breed fall in love. Purebred and mixed-breed share an unforgettable spaghetti dinner, among other adventures. Any questions?
Which one of these romantic movies will you want to watch at your next sleepover? Which one of these 10 romantic and cheesy movies are you going to watch at your next virtual girls night? Sound off in the comments below!
Nicole Gibson is a junior at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, where she is pursuing a bachelor of arts in journalism and theatre studies.