I’ve always been a sucker for a good romantic comedy.
I especially love a rom-com if they include some kind of magical element, like a serendipitous meet-cute or a sliding doors moment.
So you can imagine my excitement when Netflix dropped When We First Met last week.
The time-travelling rom-com stars Adam Devine (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Workaholics) as Noah, a 20-something hopeless romantic who is harbouring some pretty big regrets.
Noah meets Avery at a Halloween party and they instantly click. They spend one perfect night together before it abruptly ends with a hug and Avery announcing that she’s so happy to finally have a male friend.
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Three years later, Noah is at Avery’s engagement party and he finally realises that he missed his moment. Then he’s given the chance to go back in time and have a do-over.
Yep, it’s the stuff rom-com dreams are made of.
After watching When We First Met I realised I needed a whole lot more of this rom-comy magic in my life.
So I’ve rounded up all the best time-travelling rom-coms:
About Time is often referred to as the last great romantic comedy (until When We First Met, of course).
This British rom-com tells the story of a guy named Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) who has the ability to time-travel.
One night he meets Mary (Rachel McAdams) in a restaurant in London. They flirt over dinner and afterwards Mary gives Tim her phone number.
But then Tim travels back in time to help out a friend and loses Mary’s number.
The rest of the movie is Tim travelling back in time to try to reconnect with Mary – without negatively affecting anyone’s lives.
It’s super sweet, a bit of a tear-jerker, and the kind of movie you’ll return to time and time again (see what I did there?).