If you are a fan of enemies-to-lovers romance with a good amount of humour and charm, and if you fell in love with The Hating Game, a sweet re-imagining of Sally Thorne’s best-selling novel, then you are probably looking for similar films to satisfy your need for funny dialogue and undeniable chemistry.
Here are the top seven romantic movies that capture the essence of love, hate, and everything in between, just like The Hating Game.
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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
In this funny romantic movie, Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey play characters caught up in a quirky bet. Hudson’s character, a journalist, tries to make a man fall for her and then dump him within ten days. But, unknown to her, McConaughey’s character has his own plan to make a woman fall for him to win a work bet. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is a delightful clash of strategies that leads to a heartwarming love story in the end.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
One of the most famous enemies-to-lovers stories ever told has been adapted multiple times, including as a miniseries in 1995 and a film in 1940 starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier. While everyone may have their own preference, the version with Keira Knightley playing Elizabeth Bennet and Matthew Macfadyen as Fitzwilliam Darcy stands strong against its predecessors, even after almost two decades since its theatrical release.
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)
Even if you haven’t seen the first film, you can easily follow along with this sequel. Anne Hathaway takes on the role of Princess Mia Thermopolis Renaldi in a story revolving around royalty and intrigue. Mia is on the verge of becoming the next Queen of Genovia, but an old law dictates that she must be married before she can take the throne. A scheming viscount seizes the opportunity to push his nephew, Nicholas Devereaux (played by Chris Pine), into contention for the crown.
With only 30 days to find a husband, Mia finds herself getting closer to Nicholas as they navigate the challenges together.
The Ugly Truth (2009)
The Ugly Truth (2009) stars Katherine Heigl as Abby, a struggling morning show producer who is assigned to co-host a relationship advice segment with a misogynist host named Mike Chadway, played by Gerard Butler. Chadway has romantic theories about men and wants to prove them to Abby. He challenges her with various tasks to help her find her ideal man. But then, they meet at a hotel during a business trip and their relationship goes from bad to worse.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
In this timeless romantic tale set in a high school, Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles take the lead roles in a story that captures hearts. The movie reaches its climax with an intensely emotional confession of love, drawing inspiration from its Shakespeare origins.
The plot revolves around two sisters, Bianca (played by Larisa Oleynik) and Kat, who are forbidden from dating. However, their father alters the rule, decreeing that if one sister goes on a date, the other must also. While Bianca easily secures a date with the new kid, Cameron (portrayed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Kat’s romantic options are limited. But when she unexpectedly crosses paths with the enigmatic Patrick Verona, their lives take an unexpected turn.
The Proposal (2009)
Margaret, a successful publishing executive from Canada, finds herself in danger of being deported from the United States. To solve her immigration issue, she devises a plan to marry her assistant, Andrew. In exchange for his cooperation, Margaret promises Andrew a promotion. Together, they must convince an Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) agent of the authenticity of their relationship. However, during a trip to visit Andrew’s family, their fake romance starts to feel surprisingly genuine, even if the INS remains doubtful.
Two Night Stand (2014)
In this sweet romantic comedy, a sudden blizzard turns a casual one-night stand into an unexpected journey of connection for Alec and Megan. Despite initially regretting their encounter, the weather keeps them stuck together, leading them to reevaluate their feelings and grow closer in ways they never imagined.
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