Kiss Me (2011) Alexandra-Therese Keining
A little seen Swedish romance, Kiss Me came to me one late February night last year when I was compiling my annual Valentines list for the website. Sweet and unassuming with gorgeous cinematography, make sure to check this one out on Netflix.
Bend it Like Beckham (2003) Gurinder Chadha
I wish I had seen this when this came out. I think 11 year old me would have adored this film and it’s overall message of overcoming adversary and expectations to live the life you want and do what you love.
Obvious Child (2014) Gillian Robespierre
While many celebrate this film because of it’s positive, forward thinking stance on abortion, it’s also worth celebrating because of how great of a romantic comedy it was. Jenny Slate get’s her breakout turn as a character so fleshed out and wonderful that you’d wish she was your best friend.
A New Leaf (1971) Elaine May
Elaine May is a legend and A New Leaf about a spoiled and selfish man who falls for a bookish and spirited young woman.