films The Best '50s Romantic Comedies  

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The 1950s are often remembered as a time marked by wholesome family values. But that doesn't mean that the decade's moviegoers were opposed to a good love story. Quite the opposite, in fact – the '50s boast some of the most iconic romantic comedies of all time. Some of these heartwarming comedies prove the age-old adage that opposites attract while other top 1950s romantic comedies feature complicated love triangles. All of them starred actors and actresses that were household names then, and whose legacy continues today.

What film should be named the greatest on this list of the best '50s romantic comedies? The animated classic Lady and the Tramp may feature canine lead characters, but the laughter and love at the heart of the film are universal. The legendary actress Peggy Lee provided many of the voices in this Disney masterpiece. Audrey Hepburn's films Funny Face, Sabrina, and Roman Holiday helped solidify her as one of the great romantic leading ladies of the 1950s. Marilyn Monroe was another incredibly popular romantic comedy star in the 1950s. Her movies Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Seven Year Itch showcased the seductive beauty and charisma that made her an icon.

It's up to you to decide the best romantic comedy from the 1950s. Grab some popcorn, vote your favorite films up the list, and add any that are missing.

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Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Roman Holiday is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Singin' in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies
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Pillow Talk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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The Seven Year Itch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Some Like It Hot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies
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Funny Face is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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How to Marry a Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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High Society is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies
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The Quiet Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Houseboat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies
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Father of the Bride is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies
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Teacher's Pet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Gigi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Our Girl Friday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies
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Daddy Long Legs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies
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The Tender Trap is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Gidget is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Kiss Me Kate is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Happy Go Lovely is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Operation Mad Ball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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La Ronde is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Love in the Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Smiles of a Summer Night is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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The Yellow Cab Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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The Ambassador's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Kiss Them for Me is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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The Matchmaker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Ain't Misbehavin' is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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The Admiral Was a Lady is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Gentlemen Marry Brunettes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Here Comes the Groom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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A Hole in the Head is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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The Big Hangover is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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The Farmer Takes a Wife is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Ask Any Girl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best '50s Romantic Comedies