The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time Films
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The Greatest 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.
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    the people's #1 & added by All Genre Movies Lists Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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    most listed Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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    often listed & added by All Genre Movies Lists Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Cuba Gooding, Jr.

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    added by All Genre Movies Lists Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, January Jones

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    added by All Genre Movies Lists Joey Fatone, Andrea Martin, John Corbett

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    Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Judi Dench

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

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

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

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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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

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    added by llh6782 Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    ranked low on reranks & added by All Genre Movies Lists Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd

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

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    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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

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    ranked low on reranks & added by All Genre Movies Lists Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    often listed Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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    often listed Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis

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    ranked low on reranks Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall

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    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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    ranked low on reranks & added by All Genre Movies Lists Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning

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    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

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    Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Tommy Nolan

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    Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Ward Bond

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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Sid Caesar

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    Tom Hanks, Haley Joel Osment, Kurt Russell

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    Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart

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    Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert

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    often listed & added by All Genre Movies Lists Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray

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