Thursday Movie Picks – Fake Relationships

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for the Thursday Movie Picks feature. This series is hosted by Wandering through the Shelves and offers you a weekly prompt to post some movie recommendations/talking points according to the theme. Usually, you are supposed to post about 3-5 examples, which I find a very manageable amount.

The entirety of February is dedicated to a special Romance Edition, focusing on many, many typical romance tropes and themes. This week, we will talk about Fake Relationships, which is a favorite of mine in any media. I just think it’s so fun when the protagonists think they are smart by pretending, but then they fall in love for real!

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Excuse me, but this movie is already a teen classic and it’s super recent! Lara Jean Song-Covey and Peter Kavinsky just became that iconic that fast. And the movie franchise is super sweet! Cannot wait for the finale of it all next week.

My Fake Fiancé

I don’t know why, but something about Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence just works for me? They are super over the top in their performances and cheesy, but I like them. They are fun! And My Fake Fiancé is also a look at how people are expected to marry etc. and what a cash industry that is.

The Decoy Bride

Is it fake dating if they accidentally get married? Probably not entirely, but they are now in a relationship that’s not real and not based on feelings UNTIL THEY GROW. I am still gonna leave it on this list, because it’s my list and I want David Tennant on it.

Leap Year

The fake dating part is super brief, but Matthew Goode and Amy Adams have my heart with this sweet romance movie. I’ve seen it so many times and still adore those dorks.

Honorable Mentions

There’s a couple more movies that have the fake dating trope, which I am sure you will mostly recognize.

  • Easy A
  • The Proposal
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • The Wedding Date
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

What are some of your favorite movies featuring a fake dating trope? Let’s talk in the comments!