The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time Films

The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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Romantic comedy is one of the oldest and most popular film genres of all time. The term "romantic comedy" can refer to pretty much any funny love story, but more specifically, it applies to movies that are light-heartened and fun to watch, and that reinforce the theme of true love conquering all. Very often, romantic comedy plots are driven by couples meeting and falling for one another, only to be forced apart by circumstance, and needing to find their way back to one another.

Almost every romantic comedy film ends with the main characters happily in love, or at least implies that, even if the primary relationship didn't work out, it has taught the lovers enough to be able to go out and find love elsewhere.

What are the best RomComs of all time? Romantic comedy is also among the most diverse and malleable genres, and has been melded and mashed-up with just about every other type of movie. The films of Judd Apatow, for example, combine romantic comedy elements with character types borrowed from "dude" comedies and stoner comedies. Romantic comedies with science-fiction or fantasy elements are also popular, such as the superhero parody My Super Ex-Girlfriend, the time travel romance Kate and Leopold or the Mel Gibson vehicle What Women Want.

This list includes the best romantic comedy films ever made. Have a few selections that didn't make the list? Add them to the bottom of the page! And don't forget to vote up all of your favorites.

You can also check out The Best Comedies on Netflix Instant, The Best Comedy Films on Amazon Prime, and The Best Comedy Films of All Time.


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    Pretty Woman

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    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

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    Notting Hill

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    Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Mischa Barton

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    The Princess Bride

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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Groundhog Day

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    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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    When Harry Met Sally...

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    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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    10 Things I Hate About You

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

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    Love Actually

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    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

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    Sleepless in Seattle

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    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Breakfast at Tiffany's


    Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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    Four Weddings and a Funeral

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    Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson

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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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    Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone

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    Sixteen Candles

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    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

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    You've Got Mail

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    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

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    My Best Friend's Wedding

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    Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti

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    Bridget Jones's Diary

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    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

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    There's Something About Mary

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    Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller

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    Some Like It Hot

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    Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis

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    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

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    Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Bebe Neuwirth

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    50 First Dates

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    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd

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    Crazy, Stupid, Love.

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    Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling

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    Sweet Home Alabama

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    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning

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    The Wedding Singer


    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

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    Roman Holiday


    Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert

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    P.S. I Love You


    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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    Wedding Crashers

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    Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Isla Fisher

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    What Women Want

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    Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt

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    Legally Blonde

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    Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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    The Proposal

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    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White

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    Overboard


    Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall

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    Pretty in Pink

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    James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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    Tootsie

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    Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis

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    Clueless

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    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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    The Ugly Truth

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    Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson

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    13 Going on 30

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    Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo

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    Splash

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    Tom Hanks, John Candy, Daryl Hannah

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    Benny & Joon

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    Knocked Up

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    Two Weeks Notice

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    Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Norah Jones

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    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand

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    He's Just Not That Into You

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    Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly

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    Hitch

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    Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Paula Patton

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    The American President

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    Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas

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    27 Dresses

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    Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman, Krysten Ritter

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    The 40-Year-Old Virgin

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    Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Steve Carell

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    Serendipity

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    Kate Beckinsale, John Cusack, Bridget Moynahan

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    Annie Hall

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    Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken

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    The Holiday

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    Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet

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    The Apartment

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    Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray

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    Tangled

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    Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

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    Big

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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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