12 upcoming romantic comedies to fall for

12 upcoming romantic comedies to fall for

In the mood for love?

Who says the romantic comedy is dead? With hits like Crazy Rich Asians and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before helping to reinvigorate the genre, rom-coms are in the middle of a resurgence.

Ahead, EW rounds up some of our most anticipated romantic comedies, from delightful new stories to eagerly awaited sequels.

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Isn’t It Romantic

Starring: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, Priyanka Chopra


Release date: Feb. 13, 2019

This playful spoof pokes fun at decades of rom-com tropes, from the meet-cute to the fact that practically every protagonist is an architect. Rebel Wilson stars as Natalie, a cynic who despises rom-coms — only to hit her head and wake up in one of her own.  

Michael Parmelee/Warner Bros.

The Breaker Upperers

Starring: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek


Release date: Feb. 15, 2019

Van Beek and Sami wrote, directed, and star in this goofy New Zealand rom-com (debuting on Netflix), about two best friends and business partners who help facilitate breakups for other people.

Netflix

Someone Great

Starring: Gina Rodriguez


Release date: April 19, 2019

The Jane the Virgin star plays a young woman who seeks adventure with her best friends in — where else? — New York City after a bad split. Brittay Snow, DeWanda Wise, and Lakeith Stanfield costar.

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Long Shot

Starring: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen


Release date: May 3, 2019

This Knocked Up-esque comedy stars Theron as a U.S. presidential candidate and Rogen as the political writer who once harbored a crush on her. 

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Always Be My Maybe

Starring: Ali Wong, Randall Park


Release date: Spring 2019

Wong and Park co-wrote and star in this Netflix rom-com about childhood sweethearts who reconnect as adults. She’s a celebrity chef, he’s a struggling musician, and despite a falling-out 15 years ago, sparks fly.

The Perfect Date

Starring: Noah Centineo, Laura Marano, Camila Mendes


Release date: Summer 2019

To All the Boys’ Noah Centineo continues his reign as Netflix’s resident rom-com heartthrob, opposite Laura Marano and Riverdale’s Camila Mendes. Centineo plays a high school student who raises money for college by becoming a “stand-in” for non-existent boyfriends — only to start questioning his own romantic status. 

Netflix

Last Christmas

Starring: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding


Release date: Nov. 15, 2019

Ah, the holiday-themed rom-com! The genre gets a new entry with Last Christmas, starring Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and Crazy Rich Asians’ Henry Golding. Paul Feig is directing from a script by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings, and, as befits the title, the film will reportedly feature unreleased music from the late George Michael.

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Crazy Rich Asians sequel

Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding


Release date: TBD

Warner Bros. would have to be crazy not to greenlight a Crazy Rich sequel, after Jon Chu’s lavish rom-com raked in $238.5 million at the global box office. A follow-up film is indeed in the works, and although no official details have been announced yet, the studio has already optioned all three books in author Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich trilogy: Crazy Rich AsiansChina Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems.

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel

Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo


Release date: TBD

Peter Kavinsky and Lara Jean Covey live! Netflix’s breakout hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is officially getting a sequel. It’s unclear how closely the new film will follow the events of author Jenny Han’s second book, P.S. I Still Love You. But since To All the Boys ended with the arrival of John Ambrose McClaren, the as-yet-untitled sequel is sure to result in plenty of comedic mishaps and romantic entanglements.

Netflix

Lovebirds

Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae


Release date: TBD

Kumail Nanjiani helped reinvigorate the rom-com genre with his semi-autobiographical 2017 hit The Big Sick, and now he and director Michale Showalter are reteaming on a new film. Nanjiani and Insecure’s Issa Rae are set to star as a couple on the verge of breaking up, when they find themselves in the middle of a comedic murder mystery.

Steve Granitz/WireImage; Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival

Shotgun Wedding

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Untitled Billy Eichner rom-com

Starring: Billy Eichner


Release date: TBD

Billy Eichner is getting the rom-com treatment. The comedian is set to write and star in an untitled new film, produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Forgetting Sarah Marshall’s Nicholas Stoller.

Every day until Valentine’s Day Entertainment Weekly is celebrating our special romantic-comedy-themed Untold Stories issue. Check out all our behind-the-scenes tidbits, reunions, and oral histories here, and follow #LoveEWstyle on Twitter and Instagram.

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Michael Parmelee/Warner Bros.; Netflix; Hector Alvarez/Lionsgate

In the mood for love?

Who says the romantic comedy is dead? With hits like Crazy Rich Asians and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before helping to reinvigorate the genre, rom-coms are in the middle of a resurgence.

Ahead, EW rounds up some of our most anticipated romantic comedies, from delightful new stories to eagerly awaited sequels.

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Michael Parmelee/Warner Bros.

Isn’t It Romantic

Starring: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, Priyanka Chopra


Release date: Feb. 13, 2019

This playful spoof pokes fun at decades of rom-com tropes, from the meet-cute to the fact that practically every protagonist is an architect. Rebel Wilson stars as Natalie, a cynic who despises rom-coms — only to hit her head and wake up in one of her own.  

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Netflix

The Breaker Upperers

Starring: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek


Release date: Feb. 15, 2019

Van Beek and Sami wrote, directed, and star in this goofy New Zealand rom-com (debuting on Netflix), about two best friends and business partners who help facilitate breakups for other people.

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Vera Anderson/WireImage

Someone Great

Starring: Gina Rodriguez


Release date: April 19, 2019

The Jane the Virgin star plays a young woman who seeks adventure with her best friends in — where else? — New York City after a bad split. Brittay Snow, DeWanda Wise, and Lakeith Stanfield costar.

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Hector Alvarez/Lionsgate

Long Shot

Starring: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen


Release date: May 3, 2019

This Knocked Up-esque comedy stars Theron as a U.S. presidential candidate and Rogen as the political writer who once harbored a crush on her. 

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Always Be My Maybe

Starring: Ali Wong, Randall Park


Release date: Spring 2019

Wong and Park co-wrote and star in this Netflix rom-com about childhood sweethearts who reconnect as adults. She’s a celebrity chef, he’s a struggling musician, and despite a falling-out 15 years ago, sparks fly.

Advertisement

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Netflix

The Perfect Date

Starring: Noah Centineo, Laura Marano, Camila Mendes


Release date: Summer 2019

To All the Boys’ Noah Centineo continues his reign as Netflix’s resident rom-com heartthrob, opposite Laura Marano and Riverdale’s Camila Mendes. Centineo plays a high school student who raises money for college by becoming a “stand-in” for non-existent boyfriends — only to start questioning his own romantic status. 

Advertisement

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Henry Golding/Instagram

Last Christmas

Starring: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding


Release date: Nov. 15, 2019

Ah, the holiday-themed rom-com! The genre gets a new entry with Last Christmas, starring Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and Crazy Rich Asians’ Henry Golding. Paul Feig is directing from a script by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings, and, as befits the title, the film will reportedly feature unreleased music from the late George Michael.

Advertisement

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Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros.

Crazy Rich Asians sequel

Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding


Release date: TBD

Warner Bros. would have to be crazy not to greenlight a Crazy Rich sequel, after Jon Chu’s lavish rom-com raked in $238.5 million at the global box office. A follow-up film is indeed in the works, and although no official details have been announced yet, the studio has already optioned all three books in author Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich trilogy: Crazy Rich AsiansChina Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems.

Advertisement

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Netflix

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel

Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo


Release date: TBD

Peter Kavinsky and Lara Jean Covey live! Netflix’s breakout hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is officially getting a sequel. It’s unclear how closely the new film will follow the events of author Jenny Han’s second book, P.S. I Still Love You. But since To All the Boys ended with the arrival of John Ambrose McClaren, the as-yet-untitled sequel is sure to result in plenty of comedic mishaps and romantic entanglements.

Advertisement

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Steve Granitz/WireImage; Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival

Lovebirds

Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae


Release date: TBD

Kumail Nanjiani helped reinvigorate the rom-com genre with his semi-autobiographical 2017 hit The Big Sick, and now he and director Michale Showalter are reteaming on a new film. Nanjiani and Insecure’s Issa Rae are set to star as a couple on the verge of breaking up, when they find themselves in the middle of a comedic murder mystery.

Advertisement

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Untitled Billy Eichner rom-com

Starring: Billy Eichner


Release date: TBD

Billy Eichner is getting the rom-com treatment. The comedian is set to write and star in an untitled new film, produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Forgetting Sarah Marshall’s Nicholas Stoller.

Every day until Valentine’s Day Entertainment Weekly is celebrating our special romantic-comedy-themed Untold Stories issue. Check out all our behind-the-scenes tidbits, reunions, and oral histories here, and follow #LoveEWstyle on Twitter and Instagram.

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