The most popular rom-coms for Valentine’s day
What will you be Netflix and chilling to?
It’s February, which means that love is in the air and Cupid is on the hunt with his arrow on Valentine’s Day. But, perhaps chocolate, flowers and cheesy jokes aren’t your thing. Maybe you’re more of a Netflix and chill type.
If your way of celebrating this season is to kick back at home watching a romantic movie with one person (or more), you may have asked yourself, “What is a good Valentine’s Day movie?” Even if you haven’t wondered this, we have, which is why we combed a list of the 100 most popular rom-coms for Valentine’s Day and ranked them based on their popularity around the world.
Most popular rom-coms in the UK
Tamarind Seed had the highest search interest of all the films in the study, making it the surprise top Valentine’s Day film in the UK. Another classic, Educating Rita, comes in second, followed by the smash-hit Notting Hill. See below for the full list of Brits’ most popular Valentine’s Day films.
Most popular film in each country
It doesn’t matter where you’re from, everyone loves a good motion picture. If your date is from a different part of the world, you could surprise your special someone with a movie experience they might already be familiar with. From Albania to Zimbabwe, here are the top rom-coms for 133 countries around the world.
Cheesy, romantic films have been around for a while. Actually, the most prolific year for rom-coms was 21 years ago, 1999, with 7 of the top 100 films being released that year. Next up was 2007 with 5 films. Tied in third place with 4 films were 1985, 1995, 2000, 2001 and 2014.
The stars of rom-coms
If someone was to say the word “rom-com” to you, what’s the first actor’s name that jumps to mind? If you thought Hugh Grant, then you’ve picked the actor that appeared in the most flicks. Hugh Grant was the star in 7 of the top 100 films on the list, making him the most prolific Valentine’s Day actor. Grant starred in Notting Hill (1999), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), Two Weeks Notice (2002), Music and Lyrics (2007), Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) and Nine Months (1995).
But what about the leading actress? Well, that honour goes to Meg Ryan, who has starred in 5 of the films on the list, including Kate & Leopold (2001), You’ve Got Mail (1998), When Harry Met Sally… (1989), IQ (1994) and Sleepless in Seattle (1993).
Other notable actors with three entries each on the list were Peter O’Toole, Ralph Fiennes, Julia Roberts, Vanessa Redgrave, Hugh Jackman and Diane Keaton.
Actors who appeared in more than one Valentine’s Day film
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