90’s Romance Films You Just Got To Love

With their perfect feel good factor, it makes us wonder where we would be without them?

Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a pick-me-up but sometimes never know which to go for or if you want to be bold and brave and watch a new one.

If only someone wrote a list of 90’s romance films?

Ta dah! I hereby present a list of some of my favourite romances/rom-coms, which I “painstakingly” watched this summer all in the name of research…

10 Things I Hate About You:


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Released in 1999, 10 Things I Hate About you is not your straightforward chick flick. As the story unfolds you quickly realise that Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) and Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) seem like the least likely of couples to work. Based off Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew it has an amazing storyline and characters you can’t help but love.

Quote of the film:
‘I guess in this society, being male and an asshole makes you worthy of our time’ – Kat Stratford.
Best moment:
Heath Ledger singing ‘You’re just too good to be true’.
Why watch this film:
Kat Stratford’s sassy no nonsense attitude and brilliant one liners that go with it.

Pretty Woman:

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With newly divorced rich businessman Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) asking Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts), a streetwise hooker, for directions you think what’s the worst that could happen? Released in 1990 and set in LA, as money and class collide the line between a business deal and love blurs.

Quote of the film:
‘I want the fairy tale’ – Vivian Ward.
Best moment:
The fire escape scene.
Why watch this film:
The epic make over of Vivian Ward.

Four Weddings and A Funeral:


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Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 rom-com starring Hugh Grant as Charles, an awkward Englishman, who falls for American heartbreak Carrie (Andie MacDowell). Embarrassing moments, five different family gatherings and jokes that will stay with you forever. A pure Rom Com classic.

Quote of the film:
‘Just say I do whenever someone asks you a question’ – Carrie.
Best moment:
Under the table explanation of bonking.
Why watch this film:
A film loved by many including my Dad.

Notting Hill:

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I was originally going to create a list with varying actors however having watched this the other day I couldn’t resist not including this. It follows the story of William Thacker (Hugh Grant once again) who owns a travel bookshop who meets Hollywood superstar Anna Scott (Julia Roberts). Being from seemingly different sides of the street how will things work out in this 1999 movie?

Quote of the film:
‘I’m also just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her’ – Anna Scott.
Best moment:
The Brownie Contest.
Why watch this film:
To see Hugh Grant wearing snorkel goggles in a cinema.


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Renowned for numerous reasons and although released in 1995 it is more recently depicted in Iggy Azalea’s music video for Fancy released in 2014. It is considered the go-to chick flick with Cher (Alicia Silverstone), top queen of high school, encountering a change in the status flow which ends up making her totally clueless. Hilariously perfect.

Quote of the film:
‘She’s my friend because we both know what it’s like to have people jealous of us’ – Cher Horowitz.
Best moment:
Cher’s incredibly accurate analysis of high school boys.
Why watch this film:
To get a sense of 90s fashion.


I’m sure we’ve barely scratched the surface of 90’s Rom Coms… Maybe another movie marathon is required.

Stay prepared for a list of my top 80s and 00s Romance Films coming soon.
Happy watching.

Bex Woods