Bingeing romantic comedies this holiday? Check out what’s on Kodi
There’s a distinct comfort & escapism associated with watching romantic comedies. There’s no better time to binge-watch romantic comedies than the holidays, when snow, log fires, and family are around. After all, Love, Actually, one of the most-watched romantic comedies is a classic holiday watch with its warm ending & “God Only Knows” playing in the background.
As you make plans to get your watchlist in order, check out the romantic comedies on Kodi. Kodi describes itself as “Kodi is a free media player that is designed to look great on your big screen TV but is just as home on a small screen.” It’s the ultimate content library to skim through. Here are a few of our favorite romantic comedies handpicked from Kodi.
Directed by Richard Curtis, starring Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, among others, Love, Actually gave us unrealistic expectations of the holidays. It’s not just the ensemble cast that does the trick, but the heartwarming stories, too. There’s a married couple, a little kid’s first love, and everything in between.
It keeps you warm enough for a hygge day with your family – a story for everyone – without requiring you to get emotionally invested in any of the stories. The underlying idea of Love, Actually is that relationships can be far more complicated than we’re made to believe. In fact, love can be the purest when there’s no happily ever after.
No list of romantic comedies is complete without at least one movie based on an eponymous Nicholas Sparks’ novel. Starring Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams as a young couple in love, The Notebook follows the story of Allie & Noah who are separated by situations. One might say that the timing wasn’t right for them.
Eventually, though, it becomes a tale of the ultimate love – they die together in their old age.
The leading pair of Pretty Woman – Julia Roberts and Richar Gere – has sparkling chemistry. The movie follows the story of a prostitute, Vivian, who is hired by a rich entrepreneur, Edward & is then asked to accompany him to events of the rich.
Most of the social commentary in the movie is unspoken & in 2020, people are critical of the depictions of love from the 90s, but Pretty Woman somehow still makes for a great watch – not a family movie, mind you – in how it brings fantasy to life.
P.S. I Love You
Who wouldn’t like to watch Gerard Butler & Hilary Swank being in love? Based on Cecelia Ahern’s eponymous book, P.S. I Love You is a beautiful story that spotlights love, grief, and bereavement. There are just as many sappy cliches as there are words of endearment. Some moments will choke you with your own sobs.
This 1999 film based out of England gave us one of the most epic romantic scenes – and one of the most romantic dialogues in cinematic history – with Julia Roberts as movie star Anna Scott imploring to book shop owner Will Thacker, played by Hugh Grant, “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”
There’s nothing like a love story well told.
Very few movies manage to age as well as Dirty Dancing has. Starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, Dirty Dancing follows the story of Frances “Baby” Houseman who accompanies her parents to a resort, where she falls for the camp’s dance instructor.
Her father disapproves of their relationship, and all of the classic lover’s rifts & parental rifts are seen played out, punctuated by some very powerful dance moves.