best rom coms of 2018

The year 2018 was filled with heartwarming, delightful, and uproariously funny romantic comedies that left audiences swooning and laughing. From fresh takes on classic genres to witty and charming love stories, the rom-coms of 2018 brought a wave of joy to the big screen. Here, we take a look at some of the best rom-coms that made us believe in love all over again.

1. “Crazy Rich Asians”
This groundbreaking film made history as the first major studio release in 25 years to feature an all-Asian cast. “Crazy Rich Asians” captivated audiences worldwide with its lavish sets, heartfelt performances, and an impeccably crafted love story. Director Jon M. Chu skillfully brought Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel to life, immersing us in the opulent world of Singapore’s elite. With its perfect blend of romance, comedy, and cultural significance, “Crazy Rich Asians” redefined the rom-com genre for a new generation.

2. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”
Based on Jenny Han’s beloved young adult novel, this Netflix original won the hearts of audiences with its delightful story of Lara Jean Covey, a teenager whose secret love letters are unexpectedly sent out to her past crushes. What ensues is a sweet and funny tale as Lara Jean navigates the emotional rollercoaster of teenage romance. The chemistry between Lana Condor and Noah Centineo is undeniably charming, making this film an instant favorite among rom-com enthusiasts.

3. “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”
A perfect blend of nostalgia and heart, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” allowed fans to revisit the beloved characters while introducing a new generation to the infectious music of ABBA. This musical romantic comedy dived into both the past and present of Donna Sheridan (Meryl Streep/Lily James) and her daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried). Bursting with joy, laughter, and toe-tapping tunes, this sequel captured the essence of summer love in a way that is sure to bring a smile to any viewer’s face.

4. “Love, Simon”
This heartfelt and groundbreaking film introduced audiences to Simon Spier, a teenager struggling to come out as gay. “Love, Simon” navigated the complexities of young love and self-discovery with sincerity and humor. Led by a captivating performance by Nick Robinson, the film beautifully highlighted the universal theme of accepting and embracing one’s true self. With its relatable characters and heartwarming story, “Love, Simon” left an indelible mark on the rom-com genre.

5. “Isn’t It Romantic”
As a satirical love letter to romantic comedies, “Isn’t It Romantic” poked fun at all the clichés while still delivering an endearing and hilarious story. Rebel Wilson starred as Natalie, a skeptic who, after a head injury, wakes up in an alternate rom-com universe. This clever film skillfully subverted traditional rom-com tropes, giving audiences a fresh and original perspective on the genre. With its sharp wit and charming cast, “Isn’t It Romantic” offered a fun-filled romantic escape.

6. “Crazy Rich Boyfriend”
Building on the success of its predecessor, “Crazy Rich Boyfriend” continued the romantic saga of Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) and Nick Young (Henry Golding). This film, based on Kevin Kwan’s second book in the trilogy, explores the challenges the couple faces when dealing with Nick’s disapproving family. Directed by Jon M. Chu, this highly anticipated sequel brought back the charm and opulence of the first film while delving deeper into the complexities of love and family.

7. “Destination Wedding”
Reuniting Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder on screen after their previous collaborations, “Destination Wedding” is a witty and unusual rom-com that follows two cynical strangers who meet at a mutual acquaintance’s wedding. Their initial animosity soon turns into a begrudgingly mutual attraction. Reeves and Ryder’s impeccable comedic timing and undeniable chemistry made this film a delight to watch.

2018 was undoubtedly a fantastic year for romantic comedies, showcasing the genre’s ability to bring joy, laughter, and emotional depth to the big screen. Whether you were charmed by the opulence of “Crazy Rich Asians” or found solace in the heartwarming coming-of-age story in “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” these films left an indelible mark on audiences worldwide. As we venture into the future, we eagerly anticipate the continued growth and reinvention of the rom-com genre, bringing us even more unforgettable love stories in the years to come.