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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Pretty Woman Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

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    Notting Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Notting Hill Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Mischa Barton

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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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    When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    When Harry Met Sally... Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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    Sleepless in Seattle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Sleepless in Seattle Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

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    10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    10 Things I Hate About You Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

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    Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

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    Breakfast at Tiffany's is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time


    Breakfast at Tiffany's Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone

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    Four Weddings and a Funeral is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Four Weddings and a Funeral Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson

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    My Best Friend's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    My Best Friend's Wedding Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti

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    You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    You've Got Mail Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

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    Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Sixteen Candles John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

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    Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Bridget Jones's Diary Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

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    50 First Dates is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    50 First Dates Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd

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    There's Something About Mary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    There's Something About Mary Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller

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

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    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Bebe Neuwirth

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    Some Like It Hot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Some Like It Hot Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis

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    Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Sweet Home Alabama Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning

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

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    Crazy, Stupid, Love. Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling

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    The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time


    The Wedding Singer Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

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    The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    The Proposal Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White

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    Roman Holiday is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time


    Roman Holiday Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert

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    Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time


    Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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    Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Wedding Crashers Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Isla Fisher

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    What Women Want is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    What Women Want Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt

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    P.S. I Love You is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    P.S. I Love You Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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    13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    13 Going on 30 Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo

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    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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    Tootsie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Tootsie Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis

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    Overboard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time


    Overboard Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall

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    Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Pretty in Pink James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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    The Ugly Truth is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    The Ugly Truth Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson

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    Splash is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Splash Tom Hanks, John Candy, Daryl Hannah

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    Two Weeks Notice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Norah Jones

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    27 Dresses is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    27 Dresses Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman, Krysten Ritter

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    Benny & Joon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Benny & Joon Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy 1993

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    Forgetting Sarah Marshall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Forgetting Sarah Marshall Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand

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    The American President is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    The American President Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas

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    He's Just Not That Into You is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    He's Just Not That Into You Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly

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    Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Knocked Up Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl

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    The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

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    Serendipity is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Serendipity Kate Beckinsale, John Cusack, Bridget Moynahan

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    Hitch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Hitch Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Paula Patton

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    The 40-Year-Old Virgin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    The 40-Year-Old Virgin Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Steve Carell

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    Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Annie Hall Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken

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    Big is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    The Apartment is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    The Apartment Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray

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    The Holiday is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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    The Holiday Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet

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