30 Rom-Coms From The '90s To Binge Now That It's Cuffing Season

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So you've settled in to watch a movie and found yourself here looking for some advice on something that'll give you a good time with laughs and a lot of pleasure.

Megan Ryan in When Harry Met Sally faking an orgasm.
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Well, you've come to the right place. Here lies a list of 90s Rom-Coms. All of the classics. All of them here to bring you a good laugh.

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1.The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)

Actor Janeane Garofalo has headphones on and speaks into a microphone.

It's easy for radio host and veterinarian Abbey (Janeane Garofalo) to dole out pet advice to fans of her show. Still, she's a bit insecure and convinced she's not nearly as pretty as her model neighbor Noelle (Uma Thurman). One day a desperate caller named Brian (Ben Chaplin) dials into her show to ask about his new dog and Abbey finds herself enamored as well as convinced Brian could only ever be attracted to her voice and Noelle's looks.

Watch it here.

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2.You've Got Mail (1998)

Actors Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan stand next to each other but look ahead. Hanks has a plate of food in his hand.

Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) owns a bookstore boutique whose financial struggles are made worse by the recent move of a corporate-owned chain store just around the corner. She's also in an amicable long-term relationship with her boyfriend and in the throes of something anonymous and electric with an AOL buddy who has quite a bit of advice for Kathleen on how to handle her business woes. Little does Kathleen know that the advice she is receiving is from none other than the corporate-owning executive aiming to put her out of business.

Watch it here.

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3.The Preacher's Wife (1996)

Actor Whitney Houston has a broad smile with her mouth open. She has red lipstick on.

When Reverand Henry Biggs (Courtney B. Vance) finds himself under pressure in his work and marriage, an angel named Dudley (Denzel Washington) visits him to lend a hand. But it's not just the Reverand who finds himself being tested. In his efforts to help his newest assignment Dudley finds himself attracted to Julia (Whitney Houston), the reverend's wife.

Watch it here.

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4.Blast from the Past (1999)

Actors Brendan Fraser, Dave Foley and Alicia Silverstone all toast glasses filled with wine.

After living his entire life with his parents inside of a fallout shelter in Pasadena, Adam (Brendan Fraser) must venture out into modern-day Los Angeles to restock his family's rations. While on a mission to find supplies, Adam learns the nuclear apocalypse never happened and meets Eve (Alicia Silverstone).

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5.Love Jones (1997)

Actor Nia Long gives actor Larenz Tate a sideeye.

Darius (Larenz Tate) and Nina (Nia Long) are two aspiring artists who meet at a Chicago club and are attracted to each other right off the bat. Despite their mutual love for music, poetry, and photography, they just can't seem to be vulnerable about their true feelings and past heartache to hold each other down.

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6.Jeffrey (1995)

Actors Patrick Stewart and Steven Weber shop in the men's section of a store with a sales associate.

Jeffrey (Steven Weber) lives in New York City during the height of the AIDS pandemic. In fear of the unknown regarding his health, Jeffrey wards of sex and men altogether only to immediately meet and fall in love with Steve (Michael T. Weiss), and handsome man who is HIV-positive. Ultimately Jeffrey must learn that his celibacy is less about his own death but the one of someone he could potentially fall in love with.

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7.My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

Actor Julia Roberts gets fitted for a purple gown and smiles.

Julianne (Julia Roberts) and Michael (Dermot Mulroney) made a pact years ago to marry each other if they were still single by the time they turned 28. Just days before her 28th, Julianne gets a voicemail from Michael. He's desperate to talk. Initially nervous that he might be proposing, Julianne convinces herself to let him down easy only to learn that he's, in fact, marrying sweet 20-year-old Kim (Cameron Diaz) in just a few days. Suddenly awake to the fact that she's in love with her friend, Julianne vows to stop the wedding come hell or high water. WARNING: you will never look at Jello and crème brûlée the same again.

Watch it here.

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8.Double Happiness (1994)

Actor 	Sandra Oh sits at a dinner table and smiles.

Jade (Sandra Oh) is a Chinese-Canadian in her early twenties aspiring to be an actor and working overtime to avoid disappointing her traditional Chinese parents. Hoping to coax Jade into finally starting a family, her parents set her up on a series of dates with Chinese men of their like, but Jade finds herself attracted to a white grad student named Mark (Callum Rennie) and is soon way over her head.

Watch it here.

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9.There's Something About Mary (1998)

Actor Cameron Diaz its outside at a table and wears are shirt with sunglasses on her head.

After years of thinking about his high school prom date, Ted (Ben Stiller) decides to hire Pat (Matt Dillon) to track down Mary (Cameron Diaz) so that they can reconnect. Unfortunately, Pat also finds himself attracted to marry and constructs a series of lies to keep Ted from winning his dream girl so he can have her all to herself.

Watch it here.

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10.Soul Food (1997)

Actor Brandon Hammond is a little boy wearing a red and white striped shirt. He frowns and looks very upset.

When the Joseph family's diabetic matriarch (Irma P. Hall) falls into a coma the siblings fall into old habits that should have died years ago. Together they must work to maintain their relationships and the longstanding tradition of Sunday dinners their mother believed in.

Watch it here.

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11.Better Than Chocolate (1999)

Actor Karyn Dwyer smiles. She has chocolate smudged along her face and her body.

Despite just recently obtaining a place of her own and meeting the woman of her dreams (Christina Cox) things get tricky for Maggie (Karyn Dwyer) when her recently divorced mother, Lila (Wendy Crewson), and her young brother ask to move in. After all, it's the '90s and while her sexual orientation should be a nonissue, the outdated social norms of this era mean Maggie isn't totally comfortable with being out.

Watch it here.

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12.The Wedding Singer (1998)

Actor Drew Barrymore is dressed as a server and waits on a table. Blue and white balloons are in the background.

It's a '90s rom-com set in the '80s! In 1985, Robbie (Adam Sandler) is Mr. Nice Guy and the ultimate wedding singer whose romantic life comes crashing down when his fiancée abandons him at the altar. When he meets Julia (Drew Barrymore), a woman who hires him to help plan her own wedding, he finds himself in love and on deadline to prevent her from marrying the wrong guy.

Watch it here.

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13.Chutney Popcorn (1999)

Sakina Jaffreey wears a Indian, traditional Indian dress, and smiles.

Reena (Sakina Jaffrey) is a young, gay Indian-American woman who recently discovers that her married sister is unable to have children of her own. In a bid to finally gain her mother's approval, Reena must convince her commitment-phobic girlfriend that it's a good idea for her to get pregnant so that her sister may have the baby.

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14.One Fine Day (1996)

Split-screen of actor Michelle Pfeiffer talking on the phone in a taxi cab. Next to her on the other screen is actor George Clooney also talking on the phone.

Melanie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Jack (George Clooney) are two single parents who butt heads but must rely on each other to survive a hectic day in New York City.

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15.Love Potion No. 9 (1992)

Actors Tate Donovan and  Sandra Bullock wear lab coats and look at each other as they speak.

Paul (Tate Donovan) and Diane (Sandra Bullock) are two chemists struggling to find dates and love. When Paul seeks out the help of Madame Rosa (Anne Bancroft) she gives him a magic potion that promises to make them absolutely irresistible to the opposite sex.

Watch it here.

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16.The First Wives Club (1996)

Actors Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, and Goldie Hawn wear all-white outfits. They have their hands up before them as they sing.

Former college pals (Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton) reunite for the first time in nearly 30 years after the death of their friend who was driven to suicide by her neglectful husband. Realizing how their own ex-husbands have taken them for granted, they embark on exercising the ultimate revenge.

Watch it here.

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17.Flubber (1997)

Actor Robin Williams stretches a green transparent slime across his face.

You'll love Robin Williams in this film about a professor who must use his discovery of a lively gooe called "Flubber" to win back his fiancé after missing their wedding.

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18.But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

Actor Natasha Lyonne has her eyes wide open and looks uncertainly as she makes out with a boy.

Megan (Natasha Lyonne) thinks she's a typical American teenager with cheerleading as an extracurricular and a football boyfriend. Then, her parents become convinced that she's gay and send her to a conversion camp. Things don't quite go as they planned, however, as it's not long Graham (Clea DuVall) and unabashed lesbian comes into Megan's life and sends her pom-poms aflutter.

Watch it here.

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19.Notting Hill (1999)

Actor Julia Roberts wears a blue top and sweater and smiles at Hugh Grant whose back is facing the screen.

London bookstore owner William (Hugh Grant) catches the eye of American movie star Anna (Julia Roberts) in this film that gave the world the strange character Spike.

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20.Sliding Doors (1998)

Gwyneth Paltrow stands outside of a subway and looks very upset.

Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow), is a London ad executive whose fate hinges on her catching a train time. HINT: You'll never think about getting some place on time the same way again.

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21.The Cutting Edge (1992)

Actor Moira Kelly looks at two of her reflections and wears a light pink leotard.

Snooty figure skater Kate (Moira Kelly) has one more shot at Olympic gold but her bad attitude drives away all of her options for partners. Her one last chaance is egotistical Olympic hockey player Doug (D.B. Sweeney).

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22.Jerry Maguire (1996)

Close-up of actor Renée Zellweger smiles. Her sunglasses are edged down to her nose and she has tears in her eyes.

Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is a sports agent whose mindset is altered by a moral work dilemma. When he gets fired from his job, single mother Dorothy (Renee Zellweger) joins him in his new venture to start his own management company, and the two fall in love.

Watch it here.

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23.Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Actor Shah Rukh Khan pauses before a door while peeling a banana.

Raj (Shah Rukh Khan) and Simran (Kajol) meet and fall in love during a trip to Europe. Still, they must each convince each other's traditional families that marriage is a wise choice.

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24.The Bodyguard (1992)

Actor Whitney Houston looks downcast and with a slight smile.

Okay, so I snuck this one in as a rom-com while it's mostly a thriller but come on! It's THE BODYGUARD which follows pop diva Rachel (Whitney Houston) as she deals with a stalker problem. To ensure her safety her team hires a former secret service agent Frank (Kevin Costner) as her bodyguard. While initially put off by Frank's controlling methods, Rachel soon finds herself in love and closer to danger than ever before.

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25.Pretty Woman (1990)

Actor Julia Roberts relaxes in a bathtub filled with bubbles.

It's rags to riches for Vivian (Julia Roberts) in this Cinderella story about a sex worker who falls in love with a wealthy businessman named Edward (Richard Gere).

Watch it here.

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26.Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

Actors Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan stand next to each other looking dumbfounded. They wear necklace and crowns made of tropical flowers.

Joe (Tom Hanks) receives a fatal diagnosis and decides to travel to a mysterious island and sacrifice himself to a volcano for the sake of the indigenous population. Two sisters (both played by Meg Ryan) ultimately give him a reason to consider living, however.

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27.The Wedding Banquet (1993)

Actors Mitchell Lichtenstein, Winston Chao and May Chin appear in wedding attire for the poster for "The Wedding Banquet."

Wai-Tung (Winston Chao) and his boyfriend (Mitchell Lichtenstein) have a happy life together in Manhattan. When Wai-Tung's traditional Taiwanese parents (Sihung Lung, Ah-Leh Gua), decide it's time for him to settle down and marry, he enters an arrangement of convenience with Wei-Wei (May Chin), an artist hoping to obtain a green card.

Watch it here.

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28.Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Actor Meg Ryan stands before a bunch of trees looking stunned.

After his mother dies, Jonah (Ross Malinger) calls into a radio station in hopes of helping his dad Sam (Tom Hanks) mend his heart and get back on the horse again. Listener Annie (Meg Ryan), falls in love with Sam's voice and despite being engaged decides to try to make things work.

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29.Hav Plenty (1997)

Actor Christopher Scott Cherot wears a suit and raises the martini glass in his hand.

While apartment-sitting for a friend, Lee (Christopher Scott Cherot) decides to throw a house party to win over a friend he's loved for years.

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30.Father Of The Bride (1991)

Actor Steve Martin walks down the aisle with Kimberly Williams-Paisley in a scene from  Father Of The Bride.

George (Steve Martin) finds himself struggling to let go of his daughter Annie (Kimberly Williams) who returns from a study abroad program and suddenly announces that she's engaged to be married.

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