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6 Romantic Comedies To Watch On Valentines Day

Whether wholesome or not, some of us like ending Valentine’s Day with some romantic comedy movies.

After dinner, we end Valentine’s date night with a romantic comedy movie. Some of us would rather spend Valentine’s with family so some movies are better enjoyed with more wholesome content. At the same time, watching romantic comedy movies give us a chance to teach our kids about relationships. Without further ado, here are some romantic comedy movies our kids can watch to learn about relationships.

1. What Women Want (2000)

What Women Want, starring Mel Gibson, is a romantic comedy movie that shows our sons that being chauvinist isn’t going to get them anywhere. Nick Marshall (played Mel Gibson) is a dad who suddenly gains telepathic abilities which work on specific targets: on women only! Using his new powers, he learns what women want and what women do like. It’s a fun movie for the family to enjoy and serves as a good springboard to teach our boys how to be gentlemen.

2. La La Land (2016)

Although more of a musical, this movie teaches our kids that sometimes, some relationships aren’t meant to be. It also shows that even though they don’t happen, some can still remain friends. La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, has a more whimsical touch to romance but also shows the tough decisions that sometimes people need to make. La La Land might be a good start if you want your kids to get into musicals.

3. Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)

The first movie of the Bridget Jones trilogy, Bridget Jones is played by Reneé Zellwegger and finds herself bouncing between two men, one played by Colin Firth and the other Hugh Grant. Bridget finds herself liking someone but pretty soon rejects them, resulting in a bunch of hilarious mishaps. Here, we learn that sometimes, it takes a while to understand feelings, and most of all — don’t leave diaries lying around open for everyone to see.

4. Isn’t It Romantic? (2019)

Starring Pitch Perfect‘s Rebel Wilson, she plays Architect Natalie who has a strong distaste for romantic comedies. Only, she hits her head and finds herself living a cliché rom-com. She’s desperate to return to reality and tries all sorts of ways to return herself to her real world. At times, we find ourselves and maybe our daughters scoffing at romantic comedy movies but sometimes, our relationships just play out like one.

5. Mamma Mia! (2008)

If you’re a single mom and find out your bride-to-be daughter invites 3 of your exes, you’re practically all set for the romantic comedy movie — Mamma Mia. In hopes of finding out who her father is, 20-year-old Sophie invites all three of the men who possibly could have been her father. Donna, on the other hand, finds herself confused just like any mom would if she finds all three of her exes in one place.

6. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

If you want something a little more explosive then, Mr. & Mrs. Smith might be a fun romantic comedy movie to watch. Two assassins end up marrying each other to preserve their cover only to become each other’s targets. Sure, the house shouldn’t be rained on with bullets but sometimes, some relationships need some spark. Let’s just hope the spark doesn’t come from a gun or stove.

Romantic comedy movies to spice up Valentine’s with laughter

Laughter plays a big role in preserving relationships, as it gives us good memories. Whether it’s with the kids or your partner, happy memories help keep the fight going. When we argue with our partners, sometimes, we forget that we both lose the argument. There’s no winning. Although a majority of these romantic comedy movies might have some extraordinary cases, they can serve as good teaching material to teach our kids about relationships. Not to worry, the majority of these movies are available on Netflix.

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