19 Romantic Comedies That Will Make You Feel Warm and Fuzzy in 2019

The rise of the romantic comedy in 2018 was swift, wonderfully cheesy, and surprisingly groundbreaking. We saw releases on both the big and small screen that reminded fans that romance definitely isn't dead — like the iconic adaptation of Kevin Kwan's hit 2014 novel, Crazy Rich Asians, and Set It Up, the film that led the "resurgence of romantic comedies" on Netflix. Now that we're well into 2019, the trend doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Ahead, we're rounding up a ton of charming flicks that will excite any true rom-com fan!

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What Men Want

This gender-reversed What Women Want stars Taraji P. Henson as a sports agent who gets overlooked in her male-dominated profession, but she gains an unexpected advantage over the men she works with when she starts to hear their thoughts. Wendi McLendon-Covey, Max Greenfield, Kellan Lutz, Pete Davidson, and Aldis Hodge costar.

Release date: Feb. 8

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Isn't It Romantic

Natalie (Rebel Wilson), cynical and fed up with love, gets hit over the head and wakes up trapped in a rom-com. She must avoid cliches and find her happily ever after in order to return to reality in this film, costarring Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, and Priyanka Chopra.

Release date: Feb. 14

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The Perfect Date

To save up for college, Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo) creates an app where anyone can pay him to play the perfect stand-in boyfriend for any occasion.

Release date: April 12

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Someone Great

Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez plays a young woman who rebounds from a devastating breakup by having one last wild night out in New York City with her best friends. Brittany Snow, DeWanda Wise, and Lakeith Stanfield costar in this Netflix rom-com, and it's the directorial debut of Sweet/Vicious writer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson.

Release date: April 19

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Long Shot

Seth Rogen stars as a down-on-his-luck journalist who decides to pursue his childhood crush and babysitter — and she has not only become one of the most powerful and unattainable women on the planet, but she's also played by Charlize Theron. That's a tough go, buddy.

Release date: May 3

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The Last Summer

This rom-com stars KJ Apa, Jacob Latimore, Maia Mitchell, Tyler Posey, and more as it follows a close-knit group of recent high school grads trying to make the most of their last Summer together before heading off to college.

Release date: May 3

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Good Sam

Based on Dete Meserve's book of the same name, Good Sam follows TV news reporter Kate Bradley (Tiya Sircar) who is assigned to uncover the identity of a mysterious Good Samaritan who has been anonymously leaving $100,000 cash gifts on the doorsteps of random New Yorkers. Kate seeks to unravel the identity of Good Sam and the powerful and unexpected reasons behind the extraordinary gifts.

Release Date: May 16

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Olivia Wilde directs this hilarious coming-of-age comedy, which stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever as two high school overachievers and best friends who decide to have a first and final wild night together (and with their crushes) before they head to college in the Fall.

Release date: May 24

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Always Be My Maybe

This rom-com, starring stand-up queen Ali Wong and Fresh Off the Boat's Randall Park (as well as a bunch of other amazing actors), follows childhood sweethearts who reconnect as adults in incredibly different socioeconomic situations, 15 years after a dramatic falling out.

Release date: May 31

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Late Night

Aspiring comedy writer Molly (Kaling) teams up with legendary late-night host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) to give her show some much-needed adjustments and hopefully save her career in the process.

Release date: June 7

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Plus One

Two best friends (Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid) decide to be each others' plus ones for a marathon of Summer weddings, and soon come to realize that their own soul mates might have been in front of each other all along.

Release date: June 14

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Murder Mystery

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler team up to play a bored husband and wife who go on a long-awaited trip to Europe, only to have a chance meeting with a handsome stranger on the plane (Luke Evans) that leads the pair to an intimate family gathering on the yacht of aging billionaire Malcolm Quince (Terence Stamp). Though their surroundings are lavish, things soon take a turn when Quince turns up dead and everyone aboard the boat becomes a suspect in his murder.

Release date: June 14

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After waking up in a world where he's the only one who remembers The Beatles, Jack Malik (newcomer Himesh Patel) does what any other sane wannabe rock star would do when a pot of gold lands in their lap: he passes the songs off as his own. When he finds himself quickly rising to the top and being drawn further away from his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James) — who's also a little in love with him — Jack realizes that fame and fortune are more complicated than he ever imagined.

Release date: June 28

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Blinded by the Light

Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha's new film proves just how universal Bruce Springsteen's timeless lyrics and music is as the inspirational drama follows Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teenager of Pakistani descent struggling to figure out who he really is while growing up in Britain in the late 1980s.

Release date: Aug. 16

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

Maria Semple's 2012 bestseller comes to the big screen in this adaption directed by Richard Linklater. Just like the novel, the film tells the tale of Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett), a woman from Seattle with a loving husband and precocious daughter who unexpectedly goes missing. Her family goes on a wild adventure to solve the mystery of where she's gone off to and — well, we don't want to spoil the whole thing for you.

Release date: Aug. 16

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Falling Inn Love

Netflix's upcoming feel-good romance Falling Inn Love has everything you need in a cheesy rom-com: a punny title, a gorgeous setting, and a scenario built to make its leads fall in (sorry, inn) love against all odds. Singer and actress Christina Milian stars as Gabriela, a city girl who spontaneously enters a contest to "win an inn" — aka renovating the dilapidated Bellbird Valley Farm — after a breakup. Lo and behold, she's chosen! Which means she has to travel from her home in San Francisco to New Zealand, where the Bellbird is located. Luckily, with the help of a handsome contractor (Adam Demos), Gabriela fixes up not only the building but also her heart.

Release date: Aug. 29

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The Wedding Year

Starring Sarah Hyland and Tyler James Williams, the romantic comedy follows Hyland's Mara Hickey, a 27-year-old commitment-phobe who lands a cute boyfriend (Williams) just in time for a seriously packed wedding season. With seven weddings to attend in the same year — including her sister's — Mara and Jake's relationship is put to the test when her fear of commitment clashes with his readiness to settle down.

Release date: Sept. 20

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Last Christmas

This holiday romance set in London stars Game of Thrones badass Emilia Clarke and Crazy Rich Asians charmer Henry Golding as a pair of people who can't resist falling in love over the holidays, even though one of them is suffering from a potentially fatal illness.

Release date: Nov. 8

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A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish

The Perfect Date's Laura Marano takes on the role of Katherine "Kat" Decker, an aspiring singer who's stuck in the shadow of her overbearing stepmother and stepsisters. Fortunately, her seasonal job working as a singing elf at a Christmas fair brings her in contact with the handsome Nick (Runaways' Gregg Sulkin), who plays a Santa on the tree lot. The two hit it off, and soon Kat finds herself invited to a prestigious gala that draws the jealousy of her stepsisters. Will she be able to attend and fall for Nick? We'll just have to wait and see!

Release date: Fall

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Christmas in the Wild

Starring Rob Lowe and Kristin Davis, this holiday rom-com tells the story of a woman who — abandoned by her husband the night before they're set to leave on an African safari — decides to travel to Cape Town alone, where she meets a superhot elephant conservationist.

Release date: 2019