Season two of "Bridgerton" focuses on an enemies-to-lovers romance that has been praised by fans.
These stories follow two enemies (due to a misconception or difference) who eventually fall in love.
Here are great movies and TV series to watch for those craving more of the trope.
"Ten Things I Hate About You" is a must-watch and stars Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, and Joseph Gordon Levitt.
"Ten Things I Hate About You" is probably one of the most well-known movies to use the enemies-to-lovers trope. The 1999 movie is based on Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" and follows multiple complicated high-school romantic entanglements.
Cameron James (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) wants to date the pretty popular Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik) but her father has created a strict rule that she cannot date unless her older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) does. Unfortunately, Kat's anti-social attitude scares off most of the guys in the school.
Hence, Cameron, his friend Michael (David Krumholtz), and a senior who also wants to date Bianca called Joey (Andrew Keegan) work together to enlist the school bad boy Patrick (Heath Ledger) to date Kat.
The movie, currently streaming on Disney+, was a '90s classic and was the breakthrough role for Gordon-Levitt, Stiles, and Ledger.
"27 Dresses" follows the story of a woman who is always the bridesmaid and never the bride.
Katherine Heigl stars in "27 Dresses" as Jane, a woman who loves weddings and has been a bridesmaid 27 times. When she is asked to be the bridesmaid for her younger sister, she feels conflicted because her sister Tasmin (Malin Akerman) is marrying a man she's secretly in love with.
Along the way, Jane crosses paths with Kevin (James Marsden), a cynical wedding reporter who is using Jane's story to get his big break. Due to Jane's love of weddings and Kevin's hatred of them, the pair argue a lot until they get closer.
The "27 Dresses" is available on HBO Max.
"Never Have I Ever" also includes a messy love triangle.
The second season of "Bridgerton" distanced itself a bit from its original source by featuring a love triangle between Kate Sharma, her sister Edwina, and Anthony Bridgerton. Another series using the enemies-to-lovers trope and love triangles is on the same streaming platform, "Never Have I Ever."
The series is a teen drama loosely based on the life of its co-creator, Mindy Kaling, telling the life of a first-generation Indian-American nerd, Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), who is trying to improve her social status. In the first two seasons, she is stuck between two men, Paxton (Darren Barnet), the hot popular student, and Ben (Jaren Lewison), Devi's academic nemesis.
The first two seasons of "Never Have I Ever" is on Netflix and season three is arriving this summer.
"What Happens In Vegas" is a rom-com about the nightmare of getting too drunk and marrying someone in Vegas.
In "What Happens in Vegas," Joy Ellis McNally (Cameron Diaz) and Jack Fuller Jr. (Ashton Kutcher) meet for the first time in Vegas and accidentally get married while drunk.
Before they are able to get a divorce, Jack wins $3 million at a slot machine using a quarter from Joy. Joy and Jack both want the money and Joy argues she should get half since they're married, after all.
After speaking to a judge, it is decided they must stay married and go to marriage counseling for at least six months in order for the money to be split between them. Instead, the pair stay together and try to annoy each other into leaving in order to get the whole share of the money.
"What Happens in Vegas" can be rented on Amazon or YouTube.
"You've Got Mail" is a hit rom-com by Nora Ephron.
"You've Got Mail" might be a little dated for younger audiences who have never experienced early internet chatrooms but it is still worthy of a watch.
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks star as Kathleen and Joe, rival bookstore owners who end up starting a romance online due to an anonymous chatroom.
Of course, the pair butt heads when they meet in person due to Joe's conglomerate bookstore running Kathleen's smaller shop out of business. When it's revealed that they've been each other's secret confidants for months, suddenly their romance and businesses are in peril.
"You've Got Mail" is currently streaming on HBO Max.
"Parks & Recreation" is a political satire with a lot of heart.
"Parks and Recreation" is a mockumentary-style sitcom about a political department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. The series, which goes on for seven seasons, has several romances but the main love story is between Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), the deputy director of the department, and auditor Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott).
The two begin as rivals as Leslie sees Ben as the obstacle to getting projects approved and Ben wants to leave for a better job. However, over time the two learn to settle their differences.
The Emmy-nominated show can be watched on Netflix.
"The Bounty Hunter" stars Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston as exes.
Romance takes a bit of a backseat in the 2010 action-comedy "The Bounty Hunter." Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler) is a bounty hunter chasing his ex-wife Nicole Hurley (Jennifer Aniston) because she skipped her bail hearing. When both of them are chased by several thugs, the pair are forced to work together and bond again.
This movie is a more unconventional enemies-to-lovers romance compared to most on the list because the pair were previously married. Still, you cannot go wrong with Butler and Aniston in lead roles.
"The Bounty Hunter" is available on AMC+.
In "Sweet Home Alabama," Reese Witherspoon must break up with her small-town husband to marry a city bachelor played by Patrick Dempsey.
Another movie about exes being forced together again is "Sweet Home Alabama." Reese Witherspoon plays Melanie, a former poor girl from the South who hid her past and became a successful New York fashion designer.
After getting engaged to wealthy bachelor Andrew (Patrick Dempsey), Melanie heads to her former home to try and get a divorce from her estranged husband Jake (Josh Lucas) who has been refusing to sign divorce papers. Jake does not make it easy for her, forcing her to stay in her small town in Alabama until he agrees to the divorce.
You can watch "Sweet Home Alabama" on Amazon Prime Video.
"Once Upon A Time" has a slow-burn romance between its lead characters.
"Once Upon A Time" is a drama series that brings to life many of the characters from fairytales such as Rumpelstilskin. The series follows Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) and her son Henry (Jared Gilmore), who believes his mother is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming.
When strange things begin to happen in their hometown of Storybrooke, Maine, Emma starts to uncover the mystery behind her past.
While there are many, many relationships throughout the several seasons of the show, one that stands out is between Emma and Captain Killian "Hook" Jones (Colin O'Donoghue). Although they begin by trying to kill each other, they slowly form a friendship that turns into something more.
The seven seasons of "Once Upon A Time" is on Disney+.
Joe Wright's adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice" is still being referenced to this day.
"Bridgerton" showrunner Chris Van Dusen told Deadline that the scene where Anthony gets out of a river with a wet shirt is inspired by a scene from the 1995 BBC TV adaptation of "Pride & Prejudice." While the BBC series is remarkable, it's the movie version of "Pride & Prejudice," directed by Joe Wright in 2005, that made our list here.
The movie adapts the famous Jane Austen novel about five siblings whose life's change when wealthy young Mr. Bingley (Simon Woods) and his best friend, Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) arrive in town. The 18th-century romance drama focuses mainly on Elizabeth Bennet (Kiera Knightley) and Mr. Darcy who are from different classes.
"Pride & Prejudice" is on HBO Max.
Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl star in another rom-com about an unlikely pair called "The Ugly Truth."
Abby Richter (Heigl) is an uptight TV producer who believes in true love. Mike Chadway (Butler) is a cynical TV host of a relationship show called "The Ugly Truth." When they're forced to work together, it gets, well, ugly.
The 2009 movie is another cute rom-com about two opposites who form a connection after being forced to work together, just like Kate and Anthony in "Bridgerton."
"The Ugly Truth" is on IMDb TV.
Anne Hathaway returns as Genovian royalty in "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement."
In "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement," Anne Hathaway reprises her role as the quirky princess Mia, who must now marry in order to keep her throne. While trying to look for suitors, Viscount Mabrey (John Rhys-Davies) schemes against the young royal in order for his nephew Nicholas Devereaux (Chris Pine) to become king instead.
Although Mia and Nicholas are attracted to each other, their romance is forbidden due to royal politics. "Princess Diaries" has a great cast including Julie Andrews, who is the voice of Lady Whistledown.
"The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" is available to watch on Disney+.
"The Vampire Diaries" has multiple enemies-to-lovers romances.
"The Vampire Diaries" is another series with multiple relationships. The eight-season drama follows the life of Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), who is torn between two vampire brothers, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder).
Throughout the series, allegiances change often so there are multiple enemies-to-lovers storylines, including ones involving the aforementioned lead characters. If you love vampires and romance, "The Vampire Diaries" was the highlight of that genre in the last decade.
"The Vampire Diaries" is available on Netflix.
Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel must put aside their differences to look after their late friends' child in "Life As We Know It."
In "Life As We Know It," bakery owner Holly (Katherine Heigl) and sports TV director Eric (Josh Duhamel) are set up on a blind date by their mutual friends. The date goes horribly and they end up hating each other.
However, when their friends die leaving their 1-year-old daughter Sophie under their joint care, the pair must put aside their differences to look after the child. The 2010 rom-com was not praised by critics but has a fairly good audience score on Rotten Tomatoes of 61%.
"Life As We Know It" can be watched on HBO Max.
In "Austenland," Keri Russell tries to get her own "Pride & Prejudice" romance but it backfires.
An American woman obsessed with "Pride & Prejudice" visits a Jane Austen-themed resort in "Austenland." Upon arriving at the resort, Jane (Keri Russell) and the other guests must dress in Regency-era clothing and assume a character that will eventually pair up with another guest. This is not such a far-fetched idea considering there is already a "Bridgerton" themed reality show airing on NBC.
Unfortunately, the pairings in "Austenland" are kept secret from guests leading to multiple misunderstandings throughout the movie.
"Austenland" can be found on Hulu or Starz.
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