The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

Originally By 88k votes 5k voters 307k views 425 items tags f p @

List Criteria: Upvote and add any and all of your favorite romantic comedies of all time.

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.
Collection Photo: user uploaded image
  • 59 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 1,531
    - 558
    Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    the people's #1 & added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

    ;
  2. 2
    + 1,139
    - 501
    Notting Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Mischa Barton

    ;
  3. 3
    + 1,127
    - 400
    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

    ;
  4. 4
    + 781
    - 466
    Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    often listed
    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

    ;
  5. 5
    + 1,151
    - 511
    When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

    ;
  6. 6
    + 1,087
    - 428
    Sleepless in Seattle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

    ;
  7. 7
    + 1,136
    - 391
    10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

    ;
  8. 8
    + 1,122
    - 457
    Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

    ;
  9. 9
    + 570
    - 231
    Breakfast at Tiffany's is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time


    Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

    ;
  10. 10
    + 637
    - 403
    Four Weddings and a Funeral is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    often listed & added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson

    ;
  11. 11
    + 841
    - 422
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone

    ;
  12. 12
    + 1,081
    - 403
    You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

    ;
  13. 13
    + 681
    - 385
    My Best Friend's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti

    ;
  14. 14
    + 628
    - 312
    Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

    ;
  15. 15
    + 818
    - 409
    Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

    ;
  16. 16
    + 967
    - 382
    50 First Dates is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd

    ;
  17. 17
    + 646
    - 454
    There's Something About Mary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    often listed & added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller

    ;
  18. 18
    + 776
    - 326
    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Bebe Neuwirth

    ;
  19. 19
    + 537
    - 321
    Some Like It Hot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    often listed & added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis

    ;
  20. 20
    + 753
    - 308
    Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning

    ;
  21. 21
    + 705
    - 344
    Crazy, Stupid, Love. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling

    ;
  22. 22
    + 505
    - 257
    The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time


    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

    ;
  23. 23
    + 604
    - 149
    The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White

    ;
  24. 24
    + 318
    - 187
    Roman Holiday is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert

    ;
  25. 25
    + 441
    - 190
    Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time


    Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

    ;
  26. 26
    + 494
    - 373
    Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    often listed & added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Isla Fisher

    ;
  27. 27
    + 357
    - 187
    P.S. I Love You is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time


    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

    ;
  28. 28
    + 572
    - 221
    13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo

    ;
  29. 29
    + 581
    - 387
    What Women Want is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    often listed & added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt

    ;
  30. 30
    + 445
    - 152
    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

    ;
  31. 31
    + 307
    - 267
    Tootsie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis

    ;
  32. 32
    + 467
    - 206
    Overboard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time


    Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall

    ;
  33. 33
    + 474
    - 245
    Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

    ;
  34. 34
    + 405
    - 335
    The Ugly Truth is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    often listed & added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson

    ;
  35. 35
    + 409
    - 270
    Splash is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Tom Hanks, John Candy, Daryl Hannah

    ;
  36. 36
    + 391
    - 239
    Two Weeks Notice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Norah Jones

    ;
  37. 37
    + 360
    - 140
    27 Dresses is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman, Krysten Ritter

    ;
  38. 38
    + 202
    - 212
    Benny & Joon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    often listed & added by ishy
    Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy 1993

    ;
  39. 39
    + 387
    - 445
    Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    often listed & added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl

    ;
  40. 40
    + 439
    - 340
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand

    ;
  41. 41
    + 337
    - 215
    The American President is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    often listed & added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas

    ;
  42. 42
    + 406
    - 327
    He's Just Not That Into You is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    often listed & added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly

    ;
  43. 43
    + 221
    - 58
    The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by MeghanaJoshi
    Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

    ;
  44. 44
    + 176
    - 38
    While You Were Sleeping is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by eilish
    Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman

    ;
  45. 45
    + 422
    - 216
    Serendipity is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time


    Kate Beckinsale, John Cusack, Bridget Moynahan

    ;
  46. 46
    + 531
    - 343
    Hitch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Paula Patton

    ;
  47. 47
    + 437
    - 436
    The 40-Year-Old Virgin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    often listed & added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Steve Carell

    ;
  48. 48
    + 211
    - 281
    Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    often listed & added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken

    ;
  49. 49
    + 273
    - 107
    Big is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

    ;
  50. 50
    + 235
    - 140
    Letters to Juliet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

    often listed & added by All Genre Movies Lists
    Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Platt

    ;
426 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >