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List of the best 2005 romantic comedy movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. Some of these romantic-comedies are more comedy than romance, while others focus more on the hardships of relationships and the theme of love conquers all. These are all the romantic comedy movies that defined the year 2005, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

List ranges from Wedding Crashers to The 40-Year-Old Virgin and more. This isn't necessarily a list of all romantic comedy movies from 2005, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 American action comedy film directed by Doug Liman. Bored upper-middle class married coupleJohn (Brad Pitt) and Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) learn that they are ...more

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Bewitched Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell Bewitched is a 2005 American romantic comedy fantasy film produced by Columbia Pictures and is a re-imagining of the television series of the same name. The film was released in the United ...more

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Wedding Crashers Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Isla Fisher Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by David Dobkin. It stars Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Christopher Walken. Will Ferrell also has a notable cameo appearance. ...more

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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Sandra Bullock, Dolly Parton, William Shatner Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous is a 2005 comedy film directed by John Pasquin, starring Sandra Bullock. It is a sequel to the 2000 film Miss Congeniality. Bullock, who also produced the ...more

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Corpse Bride Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee Corpse Bride, often referred to as Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, is a 2005 British-American stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton. The plot is set in a fictional ...more

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Hitch Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Paula Patton Hitch is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant and starring Will Smith. The film, which was written by Kevin Bisch, co-stars Eva Mendes, Kevin James, and Amber Valletta. Smith ...more

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The Perfect Man Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear, Vanessa Lengies The Perfect Man is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Mark Rosman and written by Gina Wendkos. It stars Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear and Chris Noth. Filming of the movie began in May 2004. ...more

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Elizabethtown Jessica Biel, Kirsten Dunst, Alec Baldwin Elizabethtown is a 2005 American romantic tragicomedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst. Alec Baldwin has a small role as a CEO of an ...more

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Imagine Me & You Lena Headey, Piper Perabo, Matthew Goode Imagine Me & You is a 2006 British-American comedy-romance film written and directed by Ol Parker. It centres on the relationship between Rachel and Luce, who meet on Rachel's wedding day. ...more

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Cake Heather Graham, Sandra Oh, Sarah Chalke Cake is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Nisha Ganatra.

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Bigger Than the Sky Amy Smart, Sean Astin, Patty Duke Bigger Than the Sky is a 2005 film directed by Al Corley.

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The Family Stone Rachel McAdams, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes The Family Stone is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Thomas Bezucha. Produced by Michael London and distributed by 20th Century Fox, it stars an ensemble cast, including ...more

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Steve Carell The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Judd Apatow, about a middle-aged man's journey to finally have sex. It was co-written by its ...more

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Guess Who Zoe Saldana, Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac Guess Who is a 2005 American comedy film about race relations directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan. It is a loose remake of the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, in the form of a romantic ...more

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Me and You and Everyone We Know John Hawkes, Miranda July, Tracy Wright Me and You and Everyone We Know is a 2005 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Miranda July and stars July, John Hawkes, Miles Thompson, Brandon Ratcliff, Natasha Slayton, ...more

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Rumor Has It Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Dustin Hoffman Rumor Has It is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Rob Reiner, and starring Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine and Mark Ruffalo. The screenplay by Ted Griffin derives from a ...more

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The Seat Filler Kelly Rowland, Melanie Brown, Shemar Moore The Seat Filler is an American romantic comedy musical film produced by the Company Production of Magnolia Home Entertainment, Seat Filler Productions, Shake Martin Films and Strange Fruit ...more

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A Lot like Love Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Shahi, Ali Larter A Lot like Love is a 2005 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nigel Cole and starring Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet. The screenplay by Colin Patrick Lynch focuses on two individuals whose ...more

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Diary of a Mad Black Woman Tyler Perry, Shemar Moore, Tamara Taylor Diary of a Mad Black Woman is a 2005 romantic comedy-drama film written by and starring Tyler Perry, which was inspired by the play of the same name. It is Perry's debut feature film, and the ...more

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The Puffy Chair Katie Aselton, Mark Duplass, Rhett Wilkins The Puffy Chair is a 2005 road movie written and directed by the brothers Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. It was screened at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the 2005 ...more

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Must Love Dogs Diane Lane, John Cusack, Christopher Plummer Must Love Dogs is a 2005 romantic comedy film based on Claire Cook's eponymous 2002 novel. Starring Diane Lane and John Cusack, it is the third film directed and written by Gary David Goldberg ...more

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Just like Heaven Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Jon Heder Just Like Heaven is an American romantic comedy fantasy film released on September 16, 2005, in the United States and Canada. Set in San Francisco, it was directed by Mark Waters, starring Reese ...more

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The Baxter Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Williams, Paul Rudd The Baxter is a 2005 film written by, directed by and starring American comedian Michael Showalter. A “Baxter”, as defined by the film, is the nice, dull guy in a romantic comedy who is dumped ...more

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Popstar Adrianne Palicki, Stella Stevens, Aaron Carter Popstar is an American film that features teen singer Aaron Carter in his only lead role in a feature film. The direct-to-video film was directed by Richard Gabai and written by Timothy Barton; ...more

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Monster-in-Law Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Wanda Sykes Monster-in-Law is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Robert Luketic and starring Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan and Wanda Sykes. It marks a return to cinema for Fonda, being her ...more

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Little Manhattan Josh Hutchersonm, Cynthia Nixon, Bradley Whitford Little Manhattan is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed and written by husband and wife Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett. Though Levin is credited as the director and Flackett as the ...more

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The Truth About Love Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dougray Scott, Jimi Mistry The Truth About Love is a 2005 film directed by John Hay and starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jimi Mistry and Dougray Scott.

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Casanova Sienna Miller, Heath Ledger, Natalie Dormer Casanova is a 2005 American romantic film directed by Lasse Hallström starring Heath Ledger and loosely based on the life of Giacomo Casanova.

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In the Mix Emmanuelle Chriqui, Usher, K. D. Aubert In the Mix is a 2005 American crime-comedy film starring R&B/pop singer Usher. It was released in the United States on November 23, 2005, the film being targeted at the traditionally large ...more

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Just Friends Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Amy Smart Just Friends is a 2005 American romantic comedy and Christmas film directed by Roger Kumble, and starring Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein and Christopher Maquette. The plot ...more

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Barefoot Til Schweiger, Alexandra Neldel, Eric Judor Barfuss is a romantic comedy film by German actor and director Til Schweiger released in 2005. It tells the story of Nick, a hedonistic bachelor, who helps and eventually falls in love with ...more

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The Upside of Anger Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Costner, Keri Russell The Upside of Anger is a 2005 American romantic comedy and drama film written and directed by Mike Binder and set in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. It stars Joan Allen, Kevin Costner and Evan ...more

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Ninette Elsa Pataky, Eduardo Gómez, Enrique Villén Ninette is a Spanish comedy film directed by José Luis Garci. Released in 2005, it is based on the plays Ninette y un señor de Murcia and Ninette, modas de París by Miguel

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Russian Dolls Audrey Tautou, Kelly Reilly, Lucy Gordon Russian Dolls is a 2005 French-British film, the sequel to L'Auberge Espagnole, and the second part of the Spanish Apartment trilogy, which is concluded with Casse-tête chinois. ...more

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Waiting Alone Chow Yun-Fat, Li Bingbing, Yuan Quan Waiting Alone is a 2004 Chinese romantic comedy film written & directed by Chinese-American filmmaker Dayyan Eng, depicting the lives of a group of hip, affluent, twenty-something Beijing ...more

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Shopgirl Claire Danes, Steve Martin, Rachel Nichols Shopgirl is a 2005 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Anand Tucker and starring Steve Martin, Claire Danes, and Jason Schwartzman. The screenplay by Steve Martin is based on his ...more

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Sepet Ida Nerina, Sharifah Amani, Adibah Noor Sepet is a 2004 Malaysian romantic comedy drama film set in Ipoh, Malaysia. Directed by Yasmin Ahmad, it tells a tale of a love that blooms between a Chinese boy and a Malay girl. Sepet is a ...more

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Romancing the Bride Carrie Fisher, Laura Prepon, Jacqueline Voltaire Romancing the Bride is a 2005 romantic comedy film, starring Laura Prepon and Matt Cedeño.

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Daddy-Long-Legs Ha Ji-won, Hyun Bin, Park Eun-hye Daddy-Long-Legs is a 2005 South Korean romance film. It was one of four Korean movies screened at the 2006 International Fajr Film Festival in Iran. The story is loosely inspired by the novel ...more

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Deewane Huye Paagal Akshay Kumar, Shahid Kapoor, nm2147526 Deewane Huye Paagal, is a 2005 Bollywood romance action comedy film directed by Vikram Bhatt, and produced by Firoz A. Nadiadwala. The film features Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Shahid Kapoor, ...more

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Dirty Love Jenny McCarthy, Carmen Electra, Kathy Griffin Dirty Love is a 2005 film written by and starring Jenny McCarthy and directed by John Mallory Asher. At the time of filming McCarthy and Asher were married; they divorced the month the film was ...more

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Getting Played Carmen Electra, Vivica A. Fox, Stacey Dash Getting Played is a 2005 television film directed by David Silberg, starring Vivica A. Fox, Bill Bellamy, Carmen Electra, and Stacey Dash. The film is about three beautiful women, who decide, on ...more

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Kanda Naal Mudhal Andrea Jeremiah, Revathi, Lakshmi Kanda Naal Mudhal is a 2005 Indian Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by newcomer V. Priya, who had earlier assisted Mani Ratnam. Produced by Prakash Raj under the Duet Films ...more

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Melinda and Melinda Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Amanda Peet Melinda and Melinda is a 2004 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It was premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. The film is set in Manhattan and stars ...more

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Novo Paz Vega, Anna Mouglalis, Julie Gayet Novo is a 2002 romantic comedy film starring Eduardo Noriega.

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Prime Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Mini Andén Prime is a 2005 American romantic comedy film starring Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep and Bryan Greenberg. It was written and directed by Ben Younger. The film grossed $67,937,503 worldwide.

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Shut Up and Kiss Me Krista Allen, Victoria Jackson, Burt Young Shut Up and Kiss Me is a 2004 romantic comedy film starring Christopher Daniel Barnes, Kristin Richardson, Krista Allen and Brad Rowe. It was written by Steven Chase and Howard Flamm and ...more

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Her Minor Thing Kathy Griffin, Estella Warren, Christian Kane Her Minor Thing is a 2005 motion picture. The romantic comedy is directed by Charles Matthau, written by Jim Meyers and Debra Meyers, and stars Estella Warren, Christian Kane, and Michael ...more

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Crustacés et Coquillages Gilbert Melki, Jean-Marc Barr, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi Crustacés et coquillages also known as Côte d'Azur, is a 2005 French film directed by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau.

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Adam & Steve Parker Posey, Chris Kattan, Kristen Schaal Adam & Steve is a 2005 gay romantic comedy film directed by and starring Craig Chester, who also wrote the screenplay. It deals with the lives of two gay men, played by Chester and Malcolm ...more