Romantic comedies get a bad rap, but just last year, releases like Warm Bodies, About Time, The Spectacular Now, Enough Said and Don Jon gave us fresh takes on the genre. It helps that I have a very broad definition of what could be a romantic comedy, but there’ll always be an audience for romcoms and I love a good one.
My selection of five great romantic comedies streaming on Netflix Canada this Valentine’s Day – followed by some anti-love picks for the cynics out there:
Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (a.k.a. Amelie)
Nothing short of magical, Amelie might just be the feel-good movie of life. Starring Audrey Tautou in the title role and directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Amelie tells the story of an imaginative and shy woman who finds love as she does small, good deeds around her community.