30 overlooked ’90s romantic comedies that deserve a little love

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Eating Drinking Man Woman (1994)

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Directed by Ang Lee, this’ 90s classic follows the seething frustrations and romance that a Chinese family experiences together.


The truth about cats and dogs (1996)

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This’ 90s indie classic stars Janeane Garofalo, Uma Thurman and Ben Chaplin. While there is definitely some kind of love triangle, it’s female friendship that will make you fall in love.


It could happen to you (1994)

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Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda and Rosie Perez star in a story about a humble cop who shares his mega lottery winnings with a waitress


I like it like that (1994)

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Lauren Velez stars as a Jamaican and Puerto Rican woman who regains her independence after sending her husband to prison.


But I’m a cheerleader (1999)

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This iconic 1999 hit follows a young cheerleader (Lyonne) who finds love in a lesbian teenager, despite being in a gay conversion boot camp.


Reality hurts (1994)

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This cult classic will take you back to the spirit of the 90s with its cultural references and Winona Ryder as a female protagonist.


The wedding banquet (1993)

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A Taiwanese homosexual American landlord is about to participate in a marriage of convenience with his Chinese tenant in this crazy comedy. When her parents come to attend the wedding, everything is bad.


Metal mug (1996)

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The bad attitude of golf pro Roy McAvoy (Kevin Costner) costs him his chances of a successful career and he becomes a golf instructor. He falls in love with Dr Molly Griswold (Rene Russo), a woman who signs up for his classes.


The wearer (1996)

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Young David Schwimmer plays a man in his twenties who is asked to be the casket bearer at the funeral of a classmate he does not remember.


Simply irresistible (1999)

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Sarah Michelle Gellar plays the young owner of a dying cafe in New York. When a magic crab and a new man come into her life, the restaurant gets a second chance.


Only you (1994)

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After letting go of her childhood intuition that her true love is a guy named “Damon Bradley”, Faith Corvatch (Marissa Tomei) becomes engaged to a pediatrician. Then on a whim, she uproots her life for a trip to Venice, trying one last chance to find her true love.


Forget Paris (1995)

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Billy Crystal travels to Paris to bury his father and falls in love with Debra Winger. Basketball stars Charles Barkley, Tim Hardaway and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar make appearances.


In pursuit of Amy (1997)

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Indeed, various concepts of In pursuit of Amy have not aged well. Watch it for Joey Lauren Adams, who plays a shameless, sex-empowered lesbian.


Love potion n ° 9 (1992)

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Nerdy chemist Diane Farrow (Sandra Bullock) takes a love potion given to her lab partner by a mysterious woman. Soon she finds out that everyone is drawn to her, but the only person who really matters is her lab partner.


Green card (1990)

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Andie MacDowell proves that sometimes the perfect apartment is worth it. With an incredible apartment at stake that will only be rented out to married couples, Andie MacDowell plays Brontë, a woman who teams up with Georges Fauré (Gérard Depardieu), a French waiter whose visa is expiring.


Love Jones (1997)

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Darius (Larenz Tate) is a writer and establishes an instant bond with Nina (Nia Long), a photographer living in Chicago.


A beautiful day (1996)

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Architect Melanie Parker (Michelle Pfeiffer) has a hectic day in New York City trying to juggle childcare alongside Jack Taylor (George Clooney), a reporter on assignment.


The single person (2002)

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This remake of the 1925 film Seven chances is about a man who must find a wife in order to inherit his grandfather’s hundred million dollar inheritance.


The object of my affection (1998)

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Jennifer Aniston plays single and pregnant New York social worker Nina Borowski, who falls in love with her friend George (Paul Rudd) who is gay.


Beautiful son (1993)

Hollywood Pictures

Rebecca (Carla Gugino) grew up on a farm in South Dakota and befriended a party animal named Crawl (Pauly Shore) when she went to college in Los Angeles.


Breathe again (1997)


Brendan Fraser plays a street artist from Texas who thinks he’s meant to be with a con artist he met at a bar.


The best man (1999)

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Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs) tries to hide the fact that her new book is based on the lives of her group of friends.


The preacher’s wife (1996)

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Whitney Houston will bring tears to your eyes in this remake of the Christmas classic The bishop’s wife. Oh, and hello Denzel Washington!


Girl 6 (1996)

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A young black woman (Theresa Randle) finds her job as a phone sex operator not only a way to pay her bills, but also a way to thrive. Then she begins to bond with a caller named Bob (Peter Berg).


The mirror has two faces (1996)

TriStar Pictures

Babs fans are getting ready! Streisand plays a funny college professor who enters into a marriage of convenience with a fellow professor.


A fine line between love and hate (1996)

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Darnell Wright (Martin Lawrence) thinks he knows women. He thinks he can get away with cheating on his longtime girlfriend, Mia (Regina King) with elusive beauty Brandi (Lynn Whitfield) for just one night. But when he tries to ghost Brandi, he discovers that she is a lot less easy going than he first thought.


Empire Archives (1995)

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This cult classic from the 90s delves into the lives of young adults hanging out in a record store for twenty-four hours.


jeans (1998)

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Visu, who is a twin, falls in love with Madhumitha and becomes engaged, but their plans collide with a roadblock when his father, Rajamani (Nasser), objects to them. Visu’s father is determined to see his two twins marry twins. To make sure the marriage happens, Madhumitha pretends to be her own identical twin.


It takes two (1995)

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Fans of the Olsen twins will love this version The Prince and the Poor, but it is the love story between the rich Roger (Steve Guttenberg) and the funny social worker Diane that will make you repeat this success.


French kiss (1995)

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Meg Ryan plays Kate, a woman who pursues her fiancé Charlie (Timothy Hutton) in France when she suspects he might be attracted to a Parisian. During her robbery, however, she meets Luke (Kevin Kline), an attractive con artist with questionable motives when it comes to expressing his interest in her.

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