A girls weekend in fabulous Sin City leads to more than just clothes covered in glitter for Cameron Diaz's Joy in 2008's What Happens in Vegas. Ashton Kutcher's Jack meets Joy at a casino on the Strip and, several shots later, end up married in a Vegas chapel. After waking up with a heck of a hangover, they quickly agree to part ways—until they hit the jackpot with one very lucky quarter and some legal ridiculousness requires them to stay married for six whole months. As it turns out, sometimes what happens in Vegas can work out for the long haul.
What better place to fall in love than a balcony overlooking the sparkling blue Mediterranean Sea in the South of France? In Killers, Jen's (Katherine Heigl) luxurious family vacation turns into a romantic adventure when she meets Ashton Kutcher's Spencer in the elevator of her hotel. After getting married the two have a seemingly perfect life back in the States, until Jen finds out that her husband is an ex-assassin. Chaos ensues, but they'll always have France.
The ensemble comedy Valentine's Day unfolds on, you guessed it, Feb. 14 in Los Angeles. Starting from the perspective of florist Reed (Ashton Kutcher, we're starting to see a pattern here), love stories of involving couples and singles of all ages play out and eventually intertwine soldier—and best friends Reed and Julia (Jennifer Garner) finally have their first kiss overlooking the Venice canals at sunset.
The rolling hills of Tuscany are the perfect place to find romance: there's delicious wine, beautiful scenery, and it's the birthplace of Romeo and Juliet—possibly the world's most romantic couple. Amanda Seyfried stars in Letters to Juliet as an aspiring free-spirited writer named Sophie who's vacationing in Verona with her fiancé when she captures the heart of Christopher Egan's Charlie, an uptight Englishman who arrives in town with his grandmother. After she finds a letter his grandmother left in the courtyard where the famed balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet supposedly took place, the two embark on a quest to reunite his grandmother with her long-lost Italian love.
Cary Grant's Nickie and Deborah Kerr's Terry met aboard a ship sailing from Europe to New York and, both in relationships with others, they promise to meet in six months atop the Empire State Building. The 1957 classic An Affair to Remember is perhaps best known for the heartbreaking scene of Nickie waiting fruitlessly for Terry (who's been injured in an accident and he doesn't know)—and a special shout-out goes to Meg Ryan and Rosie O'Donnell's obsession with the film in Sleepless in Seattle.
Manhattan gets all the glory, but through the Holland Tunnel lies a perfectly good place to fall in love. In 13 Going on 30, Jennifer Garner's Jenna wakes up to a fabulous life as an NYC editor for a fashion magazine after wishing her way out of her awkward teen years. However, she soon sees the error of her ways after finding out her fancy future meant she was mean to her best friend, Matt. Once she's figured out how to get back to age 13, she makes the most of it—and once they're adults, she and her grownup best friend (Mark Ruffalo) are moving into a perfect pink house in their hometown.
Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis play discouraged singles Dylan and Jamie who decide to be Friends With Benefits in the 2011 film in order too avoid the emotional drama of a relationship, but—complication alert!—they quickly end up falling for each other but remain too stubborn to admit it. Dylan brings NYC native Jamie home to L.A. and takes her to his "mountain top" overlooking the Hollywood sign, where the sunshine and amazing view don't exactly stop their romance in its tracks.
In 27 Dresses, Katherine Heigl stars as perpetual bridesmaid Jane, who keeps running into James Mardsen's New York Times reporter Kevin, who despite being a wedding cynic happens to write marriage announcements. As wedding season gets into full swing, Jane and Kevin navigate ceremonies held all over the Big Apple—getting closer to the altar themselves with every step.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' Lena, played by Alexis Bledel, comes out of her quiet and reserved shell and finds romance and excitement when she travels to visit her grandparents for the summer in a small picturesque town on the coast of Greece. She meets Kosta while sketching an old hilltop church and they fall in love while exploring the rocky island beaches and clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea.
Reese Witherspoon plays up-and-coming NYC fashion designer Melanie Carmichael, who abandoned her southern roots for the city in Sweet Home Alabama. Only one problem: she can't marry her new fiancé until she divorces childhood sweetheart Jake (Josh Lucas). When Melanie heads down South to get Jake to sign the papers, she finds that home is actually still pretty sweet.
From their first glimpse of each other on a traffic-filled freeway to their romantic date at the Griffith Park Observatory, Emma Stone's Mia and Ryan Gosling's Seb turn L.A. into their own personal playground in La La Land.
Not necessarily known as the most romantic of the five boroughs, it is where Kate Hudson's frustrated writer Andie and Matthew McConaughey's slick ad exec Ben start to really fall for each other—deadlines aside—in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, thanks to romantic motorcycle rides and cozy nights at home with family.