Nahnatchka Khan

But more than funny and romantic, it’s also a glimpse into Asian American culture.

TOP5 Must-watch Romantic Comedy Screenplay

Written by: AJ Bajo
July 8, 2021


Looking for a quick list of BIPOC-written romantic comedies to binge-watch? Let’s help you with that.

Here are five rom coms to watch for your next movie night!


Always Be My Maybe (2019), Nahnatchka Khan

Nahnatchka KhanThis 2019 rom-com will have you reminiscing about young love! Always Be My Maybe, directed by  Nahnatchka Khan, is about two people who reconnect after 15 years.

But more than funny and romantic, it’s also a glimpse into Asian American culture.


What Men Want (2019), Tina Gordon

Tina GordonBased on the 2000 film What Women Want, What Men Want is about a female sports agent who acquires the ability to hear what men are thinking. The question is, what does she do with it?



To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018), Sofia Alvarez

Sofia AlvarezPerhaps one of the most popular American reen romantic comedies in recent history, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is about a young girl whose secret love letters to the boys she’s loved before get mysteriously delivered.

The movie is based on the 2014 best-selling young adult novel written by Jenny Han.


The Half of It (2020), Alice Wu 

Alice WuComedic and endearing, The Half of It is the coming-of-age story of an introverted girl who helps a jock write a love letter for a pretty and famous schoolmate–who she realizes she also has feelings for.



The Photograph (2020), Stella Meghie

Stella MeghieIn The Photograph, a deceased photographer’s daughter finds a photo in a safe-deposit box that sends her in an investigation of her mother’s past, and in a budding romance with a journalist.

Written and directed by Stella Meghie, the movie stars Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield.

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