Friends to lovers is one the best tropes out there and I will die on this hill. Maybe I am a little biased as my life is basically this trope, but honestly who doesn’t love it?
Some of my favourite films are friends to lovers romcoms as I’m a sappy romantic apparently. But hey I’m not ashamed of it.
It seems that every film I’ve mentioned today isn’t available on any streaming sites that don’t need additional payment.
Love, Rosie (2014)
I absolutely adore this film. Two of my all-time celebrity crushes starring alongside each other. Yes please!
Every time I watch this film it rips my heart out but also makes it sing and I love it for that. This is honestly the best film with this trope in my opinion. If you haven’t seen Love, Rosie you absolutely need to.
Synopsis: Rosie and Alex have been friends since childhood and cannot imagine themselves as a couple. However, when they head in different directions, they realise that they are made for each other.
Starring: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin
Made of Honour (2008)
I actually don’t like the female love interest in this very much, I don’t even remember her name. Basically, I love Patrick Dempsey and that’s the main reason for me liking this film. It’s very funny and the friends to lovers trope is done well.
Synopsis: Hannah surprises Tom, her best friend who is secretly in love with her, with the news of her engagement to a wealthy man. Things take a complicated turn when she asks Tom to be her maid of honour.
Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan
13 Going On 30 (2004)
Jenna and Matty were always meant to be. Well especially because older Matty is played by Mark Ruffalo and well…
This is another absolute staple in the friends-to-lovers romcom genre and seriously if you haven’t seen this where have you been. Although to be fair this is a little weird so actually no judgement.
Synopsis: Jenna Rink makes an unusual wish on her birthday. Miraculously, her wish comes true and the 13-year-old Jenna wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman.
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo
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