We’re all so familiar with our zodiac signs, frequently relying on the stars to guide some of our decisions, from our spending to how we fall in love. But we’ll bet you’d never considered pairing your sign with one of pop culture’s biggest rom com phenoms. After all, how could we have known that the ancient art of astrology could also inform out next Netflix binge? So, let’s get reacquainted with the zodiac and match up each of the 12 signs with their ideal rom com fantasy.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
The satirical indie darling centres on Megan (Natasha Lyonne), a vivacious high-school cheerleader with a hot football-playing boyfriend. Despite checking all those heteronormative boxes, her parents — fearing she’s secretly a lesbian — send Megan to a sexual orientation bootcamp, where she falls for the out-and-proud Graham (Clea Duvall). Much like Megan and Graham, Aries are fiery, enthusiastic and able to tackle challenges and obstacles head-on. At the end of the day, they’re also among the most honest of signs — and although Megan struggles to come to terms with her own sexuality, she’s ultimately able to live her truth. We love to see it!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The practical and ambitious Taurus loves stability and routine — so they’ll fall head over heels for this modern Freaky Friday — inspired fantasy that puts its main protagonist through the ringer. Studious teen Jenna fantasizes about being a well-adjusted, successful adult after being rejected by her crush. Her world is upended, however, when she wakes up one morning as a 30-year-old (Jennifer Garner) with a whole new set of adult problems. Although such an outlandish scenario would throw this earth sign into an entertaining (and brief) tailspin, they’ll find comfort and joy in Jenna’s return to normalcy — albeit with more perspective.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
This air sign is all about taking risks and partaking in intellectual conversations – but most importantly, they value communication in all forms. Which makes this critically-acclaimed LGBTQ+ dramedy the perfect choice for Gemini’s next movie night. Seventeen-year-old Simon (Nick Robinson) still hasn’t told his family that he’s gay, but he’s falling in love with an anonymous classmate he corresponds with via email. This open-minded, risk-taking sign will fall hard for the heartwarming ending.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
This moody water sign straddles both the emotional and material realms — much like the angsty rom com heroine, Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles). A charming rehashing of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew for the millennial crowd, this rom com will appeal to the nurturing, loyal and family-focused sign. That poetry reading scene? Still tugs at our heartstrings.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
This fire sign is the life of the party with a tendency towards the theatrical — especially when they know the spotlight is on them. For the passionate Leo, we recommend this Julia Roberts classic about a vivacious sex worker named Vivian who falls for a wealthy businessman (Richard Gere). Considering how much this sign loathes anything mundane, this retro romp is the perfect Friday night binge.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
No, this isn’t a subtle jab aimed at this popular earth sign — in fact, the analytical and logical Virgo will appreciate this rom com ensemble that takes more of a no-holds-barred approach to dating in your 30s. Successful and down-to-earth, Virgos will appreciate its self-help message of loving yourself first.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Libra’s live for balance and harmony, something Sally (Meg Ryan) has struggled to find in her love life over the years. Warm and loyal, yet rigid when it comes to breaking away from the familiar, this air sign will appreciate the on-again, off-again dynamic of Sally and Harry (Billy Crystal) as they try to connect on a romantic level over the span of a decade. Get into it!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
OK, so most wouldn’t classify this as a rom com in the traditional sense, but it has all the key components — albeit with an ambiguous ending. But the oft-misunderstood Scorpio might connect with both Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet) in different ways. This stable, secretly emotional sign would jibe well with Carrey’s underdog while simultaneously connecting with the quirky, strong-willed Winslet who loathes anything attached to tradition and societal expectations. Just grab a tissue before hitting Play.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) are childhood best friends who share the same dream — to become professional basketball players. The adventurous, independent fire sign will appreciate the film’s low-key sentimentality and balance of freedom and sexual tension. Perpetually on a quest for knowledge, Sadge’s will devour every minute of these characters’ personal journey’s to love and fame.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
The responsible, level-headed Capricorn places a heavy emphasis on values as they navigate through difficult situations – similar to Anna (Julia Roberts), the famous actress at the centre of this Hugh Grant flick. Kick back and revel in Anna’s confidence as she puts the same energy into her film career as she does in meeting her perfect mate. Basically, any rom com featuring a career-driven woman will work for this earth sign (think: The Proposal, 13 Going on 30, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days).
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Thankfully, Rachel (Constance Wu) is as adaptable (and unflappable) as your everyday Aquarius because she puts up with a lot from boyfriend Nick’s (Henry Golding) overbearing and traditional family. This air sign thrives when independent and breaking away from norms, so this hilarious and heartwarming award-winning flick might just be the way to go for their next movie night.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Ah, yes, the most romantic, creative and emotional sign of the bunch. To know a Pisces (to be a Pisces) is a lot to handle, so the right rom com for their whirlwind of Big Feelings needs to include a variety of elements: sentimentality, true love, and full-blown fantasy — which is what makes this 1980s cult classic the ideal match for all the Princess Buttercup’s of the world just waiting to embark on their own adventures. Dream big, dear fish.