Watch Now: 5 Romantic Comedies You Don't Want to Miss on Netflix

It's been raining since yesterday nearly non-stop in Miami. I'm not sure what the weather is like where you are, but when is it not a good time to stay in with some friends and watch movies? If you're as addicted to Netflix as I am, you may not have even heard of these five romantic comedies but they need to be on your radar:

5. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

I thought everyone had heard of and watched "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" starring Amy Adams, Francis McDormand, and Lee Pace. I recently had a girlfriend come over and she confessed how this film never ended up on her radar. 

Based on the 1938 novel, this rom-com tells the story of the lie that brings together Guinivere Pettigrew (McDormand) and  Delysia Lafoss (Adams) and how it changes both their lives. Watch it for the beautiful costumes, the delicious music, and to find out who Delysia end up with!

4. How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

I will readily admit I really wanted "Run Fatboy Run," but Netflix only has it available on DVD. I'm a huge fan of Simon Pegg and everyone who has fallen under his spell thanks to his work on "Star Trek" or "Mission Impossible" need to see some of earlier work. 

One of my favorite films from Mr. Pegg is "How to Lose Friend and Alienate People." I mean, where else can you see him befriend a wild pig, try to sleep with Megan Fox, and accidentally assist in the demise of a chihuahua? Yes, there is a love story that unfolds but I won't tell you with who!

3. Eagle vs Shark

Did you fall in love with Jemaine Clement during his time on "Flight of the Conchords?" You're not alone! Yes, he's moved on to work on huge films like "Men in Black 3, and "Rio," but did you ever see him on "Eagle vs Shark?" 

It's awkward, it's darkly hilarious, and you will want to buy the DVD immediately. I won't even hate on Jemaine because he told me during the "Rio 2" junket that he probably won't ever do another season of FoTC with my other true love, Brett McKenzie. I need to give a shout out to Kristin Chenoweth for trying to help me convince him!

2. Can't Buy Me Love

Once upon a time, I fell in love with a boy named Patrick Dempsey. The year was 1987 and I couldn't help but drool over this curly-haired hottie that seemingly came out of nowhere. Fast forward all these years and of course, everyone knows who Patrick is thanks to "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Grey's Anatomy." I proudly told him during an interview that I loved him since seeing him in the romantic comedy, "Can't Buy Me Love," and after a nice long chuckle, he told me he loved me too. <3 Have I mentioned how much I love my job?

The future McSteamy stars as a high school nerd who works hard mowing lawns so he can afford to pay the hottest girl at school to go out with him. Watch it and fall in love period.

1. Que Pena Tu Vida

People might hate me for saying this, but even though I'm a Latina, I hate watching movies in Spanish. The first time I turned on "Pan's Labyrinth" I cringed seeing the subtitles appear before me.  (Sorry Guillermo Del Toro, please don't hate me!)

Two years ago, I had the opportunity to interview Chilean director Nicolas Lopez who was promoting his new film, "Aftershock" at Hispanicize. While doing my due diligence when preparing questions, I discovered his trilogy "Que Pena Tu Vida," "Que Pena Tu Boda," and "Que Pena tu Familia." Could this trilogy be worth watching in Spanish? Absolutely yes. I fell in love with the character of Javier (Ariel Levy), and I'm secretly hoping they make a "Que Pena Tu Muerte" (meaning, What a Shame Your Death) just so I can properly say goodbye to these beloved characters.

That's all folks! What are you watching at home this weekend? Let me know in the comments.


  1. These are on my cue. Thanks for the recommendations!

  2. I hadn't heard of any of these! Thanks for sharing!