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The 8 Best Romantic Comedies of 2017

Binge watch them now before the 2018 movies start rolling out.
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Whether you're trying to get into the Valentine's spirit or are looking for an excuse to cuddle up to someone special on February 14th, these movies are sure to satisfy. From classic feels to indie takes, this list covers the eight best romantic comedies of 2017.

1. Home Again


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Perhaps the queen of rom-coms since the early 2000s, Witherspoon remains a lovable and relatable figure in her recent Home Again which chronicles the unconventional and chaotic life of a divorcee as she opens her own to three much younger men.

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2. The Big Sick


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Based on the true love story between writers of the film Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick explores the complications in a romance beyond the couple, for instance: religious differences, interacting with the other's family, and of course, navigating impediments like an illness or a coma.

3. The Incredible Jessica James


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Navigating a breakup can be difficult when your ex is all over your social media. Title character Jessica James struggles to move on post-breakup with a little help from a new friend who is also coming out of a relationship. Unlikely romance and tribulations ensue.

4. Thirst Street


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The indie gem Thirst Street follows the romantic missteps of a flight attendant in Paris after her lover commits suicide. Perhaps as a means of grieving, Gina (the flight attendant), gets involved with a hard-to-shake one-night-stand.

5. Everybody Loves Somebody


The bilingual film explores the seemingly perfect life of Clara Barron, who feels she has accomplished everything but a romance. In true rom-com fashion, Clara finds love accidentally when she convinces a co-worker to pose as her boyfriend for a wedding, and who else should attend the ceremony but her ex.

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6. The Lovers


A long-term marriage finds turmoil when both partners begin an affair. But just as the couple is about to call it quits for their new beaus, they suddenly feel reignited for one another.

7. This Is Not What I Expected


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Manic and chaotic, This Is Not What I Expected follows an animated young chef's affair with a wealthy hotelier. Insecurities, passion, and photogenic eats are sure to follow.

8. How To Talk to Girls At Parties


A spirited indie film that follows the 48-hour romance of an English punk fan and a girl that is literally out of this world.

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This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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