film The Best '40s Romantic Comedies  

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In the 1940s, Hollywood produced stirring dramas and glittering musicals, but some of the most beloved films of that era are romantic comedies. The best 1940s romantic comedies featured witty banter and swoon-worthy scenes, all delivered by some of the greatest stars to ever grace the silver screen. Whether the plots focused on the screwball complications of love triangles or the smoldering chemistry of a will-they, won't-they relationship, the top 1940s romantic comedies still win over audiences today.

What film should win the top spot on this list of good '40s romantic comedies? The Philadelphia Story, starring Cary Grant, James Stewart, and Katharine Hepburn, is an enduring favorite. This 1940 classic took home Oscars for Best Actor (Stewart) and Best Writing (Donald Ogden Stewart). His Girl Friday, also starring Grant, is another great romantic comedy from the 1940s.

Real life couple Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy appeared in several romantic films of the '40s, including Adam's Rib and Woman of the Year. Holiday Inn, The Lady Eve, and I Married a Witch also appear on this top '40s romantic comedies list.

It's up to you to determine which movie will earn the number-one spot on this list. Give your favorite films a thumbs up and add any of the era's romantic comedies that are missing.

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The Philadelphia Story is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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The Shop Around the Corner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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His Girl Friday is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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Pride and Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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The Lady Eve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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Adam's Rib is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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Holiday Inn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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I Married a Witch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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Woman of the Year is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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The Miracle of Morgan's Creek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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Here Comes Mr. Jordan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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Cover Girl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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The Bachelor and the Bobby-Sox... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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Remember the Night is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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Mr. Lucky is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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A Thousand and One Nights is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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The Major and the Minor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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Somewhere I'll Find You is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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Blithe Spirit is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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The More the Merrier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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A Foreign Affair is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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You Were Never Lovelier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitt... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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The Devil and Miss Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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The Bride Came C.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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Moon Over Miami is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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Angel on My Shoulder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies

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On an Island with You is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '40s Romantic Comedies