As we reach the end of the year, we've got more and more reasons to stay home and get cozy. And what do you need to get cozy apart from a nice blanket, a good glass of wine and a tower of grilled cheese on a plate? A list of heartwarming movies, obviously.
Below — in no particular order — you'll find the best romantic comedies of the year — we might be expanding the definition a bit, but they'll definitely make you laugh and add some butterflies to your grilled cheese-filled stomach.
7. Tumbledown – February 5, 2016
Rebecca Hall, Jason Sudeikis and Joe Mangianello star in this bittersweet love story about a young woman trying to cope with the death of her husband. Her mourning phase takes a whole new direction when a journalist tries to interview her about her husband, who was a singer — and of course, sparks fly.
6. Deadpool – February 12, 2016
You probably weren't really expecting #Deadpool on this list, but think about it: A man with cancer tries to protect the love of his life from the pain of watching him die by disappearing — but the day the bad guy lays a hand on her, he will do everything it takes to get her back. And that's exactly what part of the marketing campaign relied on for Valentine's Day.
5. How To Be Single – February 12, 2016
#HowToBeSingle is the classic date movie plot: Shy girl meets serial dater, and together they meet a whole pool of singles. I don't even need to tell you which of the two girls Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson are playing. If you're looking for a fun and easy watch, or feeling like you need to watch someone else's terrible attempts at dating after your last disastrous Tinder experience, this is your best bet.
4. Bridget Jones's Baby – September 16, 2016
Oh, Bridget. #BridgetJones is obviously and incontestably one of the best romantic comedies of all time, so how did the third installment of the series do? Actually not so bad, considering how the third time's usually not the charm for a movie franchise. This time, Renée Zellweger finds herself between Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey, and honestly, isn't that already reason enough to watch?
3. Sing Street – April 15, 2016
Will John Carney ever cease making musical love stories? After Once and Begin Again, which starred Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, the director has brought us the beautiful #SingStreet, about a young man struggling with his family and school who decides to win over the heart of a girl by forming a band. It might sound like the corny dream of every teenager, but Sing Street hits all the right notes and delivers a touching result.
2. Maggie's Plan – May 20, 2016
#MaggiesPlan isn't your usual romantic comedy, but it's all the more fascinating and hilarious. Greta Gerwig plays a young woman who falls in love with a writer, perfectly portrayed by Ethan Hawke. When he leaves his crazy wife for her — a Julianne Moore with a Nordic accent — you'd think she'd count herself lucky, but she soon realizes that their life together isn't at all what she dreamed. Her plan? To get them back together.
1. Swiss Army Man – June 24, 2016
The award for sweetest love story of the year, however, has to go to Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe in #SwissArmyMan. Sure, Radcliffe's character Manny might be a farting corpse, but Dano's Hank knows you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.