Top 10 Rom-Coms We Want to Live In

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Top 10 Rom-Coms We Want to Live In

VOICE OVER: Phoebe de Jeu WRITTEN BY: Sammie Purcell
We love these rom-coms so much we want to live in them. Our countdown includes "Roman Holiday," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Crazy Rich Asians," and more!
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Top 10 Rom-Coms We Want to Live In


Welcome to MsMojo, where today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Rom-Coms We Want to Live In.

For this list, we’ll be looking at movies that not only tugged on our heartstrings, but made us want to hop into our screens and stay there.

If we left out any of your favorites, let us know in the comments below!

#10: “Amélie” (2001)


Who among us doesn’t dream of moving to Paris and finding romance? For those who’ve never had the chance to visit the city of love, “Amélie” became the vehicle through which Parisian dreams were realized. Following the life of the titular character and her quest to help the people around her, the film’s success comes from more than just the quirky protagonist at its center – it also comes from the whimsical version of Paris this movie presents. The audience follows Amelie through the winding streets, famous sites, and finally watches her find true love...très romantique!

#9: “Roman Holiday” (1953)


You’ll find that travel is a BIG theme on today’s list – and our number nine slot is no exception. This 1953 film follows Princess Ann – played by the queen of romantic comedies herself, Audrey Hepburn – and reporter Joe Bradley – the dashingly handsome Gregory Peck – as they galavant around Rome, eluding the princess’s security. Forbidden love is a tale as old as time, but this one is elevated by Peck and Hepburn’s magnetic chemistry and of course, the incomparable beauty of Roma. The image of the two riding through the city on a vespa has probably inspired more than one romantic getaway, and at least a dozen other movie scenes – from “Zoolander 2” to “The Lizzie McGuire Movie.” That’s amore!

#8: “When Harry Met Sally..” (1989)


If we’re talking about romantic comedies, “When Harry Met Sally” is the pièce de résistance. When picturing Nora Ephron and Rob Reiner’s iconic rom-com, there’s no getting around just how incredible New York looks. From the leaves in the fall, to afternoons at the MET, to that infamous scene in Katz’s Delicatessen, there are so many iconic places in this film – and we want to visit them ALL. When it comes down to it, there’s only one thing to say about New York City’s stunning presence in this movie – we’ll have what Harry and Sally are having!

#7: “Notting Hill” (1999)


We’re just a YouTube channel, standing in front of viewers, asking them to subscribe! Ok, not really – but in all seriousness, we ARE asking to visit Notting Hill just once! This lovely Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts rom-com plays on its strengths – which are of course the amazing chemistry between its leads and the picturesque English neighborhood where it takes place. With colorful townhouses, lush gardens and all the trappings you’d want from a relaxing getaway to the UK, the sights in “Notting Hill” will make you call up your travel agent immediately.

#6: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961)


For this entry, once again we give you Audrey Hepburn, but this time in her arguably most iconic role. The character of Holly Golightly spawned what seems to be a never ending parade of Halloween costumes, and photos with pastries and coffee outside of Tiffany & Co. The outfits alone are enough to make anyone want to live in Holly’s world – from the little black dress and pearls, to the sunglasses, to the man’s shirt and turquoise sleep mask. But, the romance is quite the draw too – who hasn’t imagined the experience of that magical final kiss in the rain?

#5: “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (2008)


This entry doesn’t necessarily start out with the protagonist in the best of places mentally – break-ups are tough – but as far as physical location, he definitely has it made. Everyone knows that Hawaii is beautiful, and there’s no denying that the tropical paradise is a big draw for why we want to live in this movie. But, the cast of characters really pushes it over the edge. Who wouldn’t want to stay at the Turtle Bay Resort when this many hilarious people work there? Mila Kunis, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, and so many others – just let us know when check-in time is!

#4: “The Holiday” (2006)


Whether it’s a cozy cabin in England or a sprawling Hollywood mansion, this Nancy Meyers film has no shortage of beautiful locations … and beautiful houses … and beautiful actors – look, everything is beautiful. It’s a Nancy Meyers movie, what do you expect? But besides the amazing aesthetic, this rom-com has something extra going for it – Christmas! Not only is it the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s one of the most romantic. Whether your favorite couple is Iris and Miles or Amanda and Graham, you can’t deny that the holiday season elevated the romance. Who wouldn’t want to live in a movie where it’s always Christmas?

#3: “Mamma Mia!” (2008)


You can dance, you can jive! That definitely seems to be the motto of everyone in this movie. It’s impossible not to be absolutely giddy while watching Mamma Mia. It’s got everything you need – Meryl Streep, ABBA songs, and more gorgeous Grecian landscapes than you can count. Have you watched “The Winner Takes it All” scene lately? It might be the most beautiful thing ever committed to the screen. But “Mamma Mia” is more than its stunning vistas. Everyone in this movie is having a blast. The cast has admitted to drinking and getting a little loose on set, and while it definitely shows, it also makes you wish you were taking shots right along with them.

#2: “Crazy Rich Asians” (2018)


When two of the words in the title of a movie are “crazy” and “rich,” you can expect one heck of a ride. “Crazy Rich Asians” follows Rachel Chu as she tries to navigate the world of her boyfriend’s uber wealthy family when she travels to Singapore with him for his best friend’s wedding. And what a glamorous world it is! While we definitely don’t wish we had to go toe-to-toe with our partner’s mom like Rachel has to do, we DO wish we could wear the fabulous clothes, eat the delicious food, go to the lavish parties, and see the beautiful sights.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

“Eat Pray Love” (2010)
It Doesn’t Get Better Than Javier Bardem Guiding You Around the World

“Under the Tuscan Sun” (2003)
Who Wouldn’t Fall in Love in Italy?

“Clueless” (1995)
We Are Totally Buggin’ For Cher & Josh

“It’s Complicated” (2009)
What’s Not Complicated Is How Beautiful This Movie Looks

“Love Actually” (2003)
To Me, This Movie Is Perfect

#1: “Before Sunrise” (1995)


While not your typical romantic comedy, this movie has without a doubt spawned the most study abroad romantic fantasies. It’s the epitome of a story everyone wishes they could insert themselves into. Here’s the set up: two strangers – one American, one French – meet on a train. They decide to get off in Vienna and spend one day together, talking about life, love and everything else under the sun. It’s literally the stuff dreams are made of! But more than the romance, the absolutely gorgeous city of Vienna shines in this movie. From the ferris wheel, to the looming churches, to the charming street cafes, every location exudes European charm.
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