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What are the best ‘70s romantic comedies? Fans have ranked their favorites below from best to worst. Some prove the old adage that opposites attract while others feature complicated love triangles. If many of the movies below sound recent, it could be because some of the greatest '70s romantic comedies have led to sequels and remakes.

Which of the '70s romantic comedies on the list below do you think is best? Does the musical Grease top your list? Comedy, drama, romance, and songs come together to make that 1978 film starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta a romantic comedy favorite of the 1970s and beyond. Or do you prefer how Woody Allen revolutionized the romantic comedy with his intellectual, introspective 1977 movie Annie Hall, as well as his other '70s romantic comedies – Manhattan and Play It Again, Sam?

Quirky and full of fun, Harold and Maude became a cult classic with film buffs after it was released in 1971. Other good movies featured on this top '70s romantic comedies list include Heaven Can Wait, The Goodbye Girl, and 10.

Which classic romcom deserves the top spot on this list? Chime in and vote up the best ‘70s romantic comedies.

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Grease is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 musical of the same ...more

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The Man Who Loved Women is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
The Man Who Loved Women Kim Basinger, Julie Andrews, Burt Reynolds The Man Who Loved Women is a 1983 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and starring Burt Reynolds, Julie Andrews and Kim Basinger. It is a remake of the 1977 French film L'Homme qui aimait les ...more

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Harold and Maude is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Harold and Maude Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Bud Cort Harold and Maude is a 1971 American romantic dark comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures. It incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama, with a plot ...more

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Heaven Can Wait is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Heaven Can Wait Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie Heaven Can Wait is a 1978 American comedy film co-directed by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry. It is the second film adaptation of Harry Segall's stageplay of the same name, preceded by Here Comes ...more

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The Goodbye Girl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
The Goodbye Girl Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Powers Boothe The Goodbye Girl is a 1977 American romantic comedy-drama film. Directed by Herbert Ross, the film stars Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, and Paul Benedict. The original ...more

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10 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
10 Julie Andrews, Bo Derek, Dudley Moore 10 is a 1979 romantic comedy film directed, produced and written by Blake Edwards, and starring Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews, Robert Webber, Dee Wallace, and Bo Derek, in her first major film ...more

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Shampoo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Shampoo Goldie Hawn, Carrie Fisher, Warren Beatty Shampoo is a 1975 American satirical romantic comedy-drama film written by Robert Towne and directed by Hal Ashby. It stars Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and Goldie Hawn, with Lee Grant, Jack ...more

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What's Up, Doc? is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
What's Up, Doc? Barbra Streisand, Randy Quaid, Madeline Kahn What's Up, Doc? is a 1972 screwball comedy film released by Warner Bros., directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, and Madeline Kahn in her first feature film ...more

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Love at First Bite is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Love at First Bite Susan Saint James, Sherman Hemsley, George Hamilton Love at First Bite is a 1979 comedy horror film directed by Stan Dragoti and written by Robert Kaufman, using characters originally created by Bram Stoker. It stars George Hamilton, Susan Saint ...more

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Next Stop, Greenwich Village is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Next Stop, Greenwich Village Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum Next Stop, Greenwich Village is a 1976 drama film, set in the early 1950s, written and directed by Paul Mazursky, featuring, amongst others, Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois ...more

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The Heartbreak Kid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
The Heartbreak Kid Cybill Shepherd, Doris Roberts, Charles Grodin The Heartbreak Kid is a 1972 dark romantic comedy film directed by Elaine May, written by Neil Simon, and starring Charles Grodin, Jeannie Berlin, Eddie Albert, Audra Lindley, Doris Roberts and ...more

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Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Annie Hall Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy directed by Woody Allen from a screenplay he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. Produced by Allen's manager, Charles H. Joffe, the film stars Allen as ...more

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Carry On Loving is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Carry On Loving Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Charles Hawtrey Carry On Loving is the twentieth in the series of Carry On films to be made, and was released in 1970. It features series regulars Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Hattie ...more

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Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Manhattan Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton Manhattan is a 1979 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Woody Allen and produced by Charles H. Joffe. The screenplay was written by Allen and Marshall Brickman. Allen co-stars as a ...more

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A Perfect Couple is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
A Perfect Couple Dennis Franz, Henry Gibson, Paul Dooley A Perfect Couple is a 1979 film directed by Robert Altman.

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Avanti! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Avanti! Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill Avanti! is a 1972 American/Italian comedy film produced and directed by Billy Wilder. The film stars Jack Lemmon and Juliet Mills. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on the ...more

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Roller Boogie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Roller Boogie Linda Blair, Dick Van Patten, Beverly Garland Roller Boogie is a 1979 musical film starring Linda Blair and introducing Jim Bray, a former competitive artistic skater from California. The film also stars Beverly Garland, Mark Goddard, and ...more

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A Little Romance is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
A Little Romance Diane Lane, Laurence Olivier, Sally Kellerman A Little Romance is a 1979 American romantic comedy film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Laurence Olivier, Thelonious Bernard, and Diane Lane in her film debut. The screenplay was ...more

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The Landlord is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
The Landlord Louis Gossett, Jr., Beau Bridges The Landlord is a 1970 film directed by Hal Ashby, based on the novel by Kristin Hunter. The film stars Beau Bridges in the lead role of a well-to-do white man who becomes landlord of an ...more

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You Light Up My Life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
You Light Up My Life Didi Conn, Melanie Mayron, Joe Silver You Light Up My Life is a 1977 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Joseph Brooks. The picture stars Didi Conn, Stephen Nathan and Michael Zaslow, and follows a girl named Laurie, ...more

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Butterflies Are Free is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Butterflies Are Free Goldie Hawn, Paul Michael Glaser, Michael Warren Butterflies Are Free is a 1972 film based on the play by Leonard Gershe. The 1972 film was produced by M.J. Frankovich, released by Columbia Pictures, directed by Milton Katselas and adapted for ...more

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Star Spangled Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Star Spangled Girl Sandy Duncan, Tony Roberts, Harry Northup Star Spangled Girl is a 1971 American romantic comedy film based on the Neil Simon play The Star-Spangled Girl. It stars Tony Roberts, Todd Susman and Sandy Duncan.

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On a Clear Day You Can See For... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Jack Nicholson, Barbra Streisand, Bob Newhart On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is a 1970 musical/romantic fantasy film directed by Vincente Minnelli. The screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner is adapted from his book for the 1965 stage production ...more

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There's Always Vanilla is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
There's Always Vanilla Judith Ridley, Raymond Laine, Johanna Lawrence There's Always Vanilla is a 1971 film and was director George A. Romero's second motion picture and, as of 2013, his only romantic comedy. It is one of the few Romero films that does not deal ...more

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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs Gérard Depardieu, Carole Laure, Michel Serrault Get Out Your Handkerchiefs is a 1978 French romantic comedy film directed by Bertrand Blier. The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 51st Academy Awards.

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The Duchess and the Dirtwater ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox Goldie Hawn, George Segal, Conrad Janis The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox is a 1976 Western romantic comedy film starring Goldie Hawn and George Segal, produced, directed and co-written by Melvin Frank.

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Play It Again, Sam is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Play It Again, Sam Woody Allen, Ingrid Bergman, Diane Keaton Play It Again, Sam is a 1972 film written by and starring Woody Allen, based on his 1969 Broadway play. The film was directed by Herbert Ross, which is unusual, in that Allen usually directs his ...more

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Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx Gene Wilder, Margot Kidder, Eileen Colgan Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx is a 1970 Irish-American comedy film directed by Waris Hussein and written by Gabriel Walsh. It stars Gene Wilder as the titular Quackser Fortune, a ...more

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Love Among the Ruins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Love Among the Ruins Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier, Joan Sims Love Among the Ruins is a 1975 British television film directed by George Cukor and starring Katharine Hepburn and Sir Laurence Olivier. It first aired on ABC-TV, in the U.S. Set in Edwardian ...more

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Office Romance is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked
Office Romance Oleg Basilashvili, Maria Vinogradova, Georgi Burkov Office Romance is a Soviet comedy film directed by Eldar Ryazanov. It was filmed at Mosfilm and released in 1977. The film's plot is based on the stageplay "Co-workers" written by ...more