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Twenty years in the past on July 20, 2001, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack and Billy Crystal’s quirky rom-com “America’s Sweethearts” hit theaters — and now you may stream it anytime on Showtime or HBO Max. Within the film stacked with A-listers, Catherine and John play Gwen Harrison and Eddie Thomas, beloved husband-and-wife film stars who’ve secretly cut up up whereas making a movie along with an eccentric director. Billy’s publicist character, Lee, and Julia, who performs Gwen’s sister and assistant, maneuver to cover the reality from the press and get the exes again collectively for the junket so the movie could be a success — however nothing fairly goes to plan. In honor of the film’s milestone anniversary, Wonderwall.com is rounding up our favourite rom-coms of the ’00s and letting you recognize the place you may at the moment stream them.
Hold studying to see in case your favourite aughts romance made the record…
2001 was a fantastic yr for rom-coms! It is also the yr “The Wedding ceremony Planner” — starring the one and solely Matthew McConaughey alongside Jennifer Lopez as wedding ceremony planner Mary Fiore — got here out. Mary falls for Matthew’s character, pediatrician Steve “Eddie” Edison, with out realizing he is truly one in every of her shoppers (in an ideal rom-com meet-cute the place he saves her from getting slammed by a runaway dumpster when her Gucci heel will get caught in a grate), all whereas her father is pushing her to cool down with household pal Massimo (Justin Chambers). This traditional is streaming now on Peacock.
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“Methods to Lose a Man in 10 Days” is the quintessential ’00s rom-com — from the killer soundtrack with that Keith City traditional (“Any person Like You”) to Matthew McConaughey in his prime. Kate Hudson‘s character, Andie Anderson, works at a girls’s journal and in a quest to put in writing an article known as, nicely, “Methods to Lose a Man in 10 Days,” units out to rid herself of a brand new beau (Matthew) on this lovable 2003 flick. She does not know that the thing of her affection, Benjamin Barry, is an advert exec making an attempt to make the following girl he comes throughout fall head over heels in love with him for his personal wager at work, leaving hilarity to ensue. Hire or purchase this one on Amazon Prime Video or the iTunes Retailer.
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The late ’00s introduced us this subsequent nice decide, 2008’s “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” This one starring Jason Segel chronicles his character Peter’s relationship with actress Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell) and their subsequent breakup, which finally leads them each to the identical resort in Hawaii the place she’s vacationing together with her new boyfriend, rocker Aldous Snow (Russell Model). However you do not have to really feel too dangerous for Peter… he finally ends up hitting it off with resort receptionist Rachel (Mila Kunis). Starz has this flick streaming anytime.
The ’00s had been full of nice teen rom-coms as nicely — like 2006’s “She’s the Man,” which starred Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum. The comedy, which was impressed by “Twelfth Evening” by Shakespeare, noticed Amanda as Viola Hastings, a teen posing as her twin brother so she will play on the boys soccer staff at his new prep faculty after the women’ staff will get reduce. Channing performs the staff’s resident sizzling captain, Duke, who Viola’s alter-ego guarantees to assist unite together with his crush, Olivia. As a substitute, Viola finally ends up falling for Duke, onerous, solely to finally share the reality about her identification. Purchase or hire this one within the iTunes Retailer or Vudu anytime.
Reese Witherspoon‘s subsequent nice rom-com of the ’00s got here out in 2002 — “Candy Residence Alabama.” She starred as dressmaker Melanie Carmichael, who’s primed to marry Andrew Hennings (Patrick Dempsey), the son of New York Metropolis’s mayor, however finds herself in a love triangle after returning to her small Southern hometown to quietly finalize her divorce from childhood pal Jake (Josh Lucas). Hire or purchase it on Amazon Prime Video, the iTunes Retailer or Vudu tonight.
“Legally Blonde” is rather more than a rom-com, after all, however we might be remiss to not embody this ’00s traditional. The movie, which hit theaters in 2001, exhibits Reese Witherspoon‘s most iconic character, Elle Woods, navigating an aesthetically pleasing path to Harvard Regulation College, during which she enrolls to win again her ex, Warner Huntington III (Matthew Davis), however as a substitute finds independence, a future profession and love with older lawyer Emmett (Luke Wilson). Watch it on Netflix, Amazon On the spot Video, Google Play, Vudu and extra.
Debra Messing stepped right into a rom-com main girl position in 2005’s “The Wedding ceremony Date.” The movie noticed her play Kat, a single girl from New York serving because the maid of honor at her sister’s wedding ceremony the place her ex would be the finest man. She hires a hunky escort named Nick (Dermot Mulroney) to fake to be her boyfriend for the marriage festivities and finally ends up — what else?! — truly falling for him. Amazon Prime Video, the iTunes Retailer and Vudu all have this movie to hire or purchase.
It was about time Will Smith did a rom-com! His 2005 flick “Hitch” co-starred Eva Mendes. Will performed Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, an expert relationship coach who crosses paths with gossip columnist Sara (Eva) and discovers none of his methods work on her. It is out there to hire or purchase on Amazon Prime Video, the iTunes Retailer or Vudu.
“Serendipity,” which got here out in 2001, chronicled the love story between Sarah and Jonathan (performed by Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack, respectively). The duo spend one fateful night time collectively, solely to aim to reconnect greater than a decade later again in New York Metropolis. Regardless of irritating close to misses, finally, these two discover their method again to one another for a cheerful ending — which you’ll watch on HBO Max anytime!
2004’s “13 Happening 30” noticed Jennifer Garner‘s character, Jenna Rink, navigating the high-stakes work of ladies’s journal publishing as a 13-year-old woman trapped in a 30-year-old girl’s physique. Except for the plain laughs, it additionally featured a candy time-traveling romance with Mark Ruffalo’s character, Matt, her childhood finest pal. Watch it on HBO Max, the iTunes Retailer and extra.
The traditional Cinderella story received an up to date twist in 2004’s “A Cinderella Story” starring ’00s superstars Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray. The fairy story was introduced to the current day, with the excessive schoolers falling in love on-line anonymously. Catch this one streaming on HBO Max.
Top-of-the-line rom-coms of the ’00s? “My Massive Fats Greek Wedding ceremony,” which was such an enormous hit after its 2002 launch that it turned the best grossing rom-com in movie historical past on the time. It starred Nia Vardalos as Toula, a lady residing at house and dealing at her tight-knit Greek household’s companies when she meets a non-Greek buyer, Ian Miller (John Corbett), and falls in love with him. The laughs are available in as they attempt to plan a standard Greek wedding ceremony however the couple’s candy romance takes middle stage. Stream it on HBO Max.
2004 introduced us “50 First Dates,” a romantic comedy that united humorous stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Adam’s character, Henry, is a marine veterinarian (gotta love rom-com jobs!) who falls for Drew’s character, Lucy, an artwork trainer who has amnesia and forgets him every day. Henry should win her over day after day as their relationship ensues. You possibly can stream this film anytime on AMC.
Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock teamed up for 2009’s “The Proposal.” This rom-com centered round a Canadian government risking deportation attributable to an expired visa (Sandra’s Margaret) who talks her assistant into pretending to be her fiancé (Ryan’s Andrew). Reminisce and hire or purchase this flick on Amazon Prime Video, the iTunes Retailer or Vudu.
“27 Clothes” got here out in 2008 and starred Katherine Heigl as Jane, a lady who was at all times a bridesmaid (27 occasions!) and by no means a bride. She finally ends up bumping into fellow wedding ceremony skeptic Kevin (James Marsden) whereas juggling bridesmaid duties in two weddings. The journalist units out to put in writing a chunk about her being a “perpetual bridesmaid” earlier than he finally falls for her. HBO Max has this one streaming now.