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The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite romantic comedies released on or after January, 1 2015.

You have to be deeply cynical not to fall under the spell of a really good rom-com. There are a few people out there who are immune to the charms of this genre. The best new romantic comedy films could probably win them over, though. The funniest new rom-coms offer all the things viewers could want -- big stars, huge laughs, and grand finales designed to warm your heart. They make you want to fall in love. 

Perhaps what's most impressive, though, is how diverse recent romantic comedy movies have been. In the '90s and early '00s, most of them tended to look and feel weirdly identical. They generally followed the exact same template. Certain actors appeared in them, time and again, with Sandra Bullock, Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon, and Matthew McConaughey all seeing their careers rise because of big hits within the genre. Once-fresh ideas, such as the race to the airport to declare love before someone hops on a plane, became tiresome cliches. Current romantic comedy movies have opted to avoid such conventions, finding funny new ways to tell their stories.

Vote up your favorites from this list of new romantic comedy movies, and add any that are missing. Don't forget to check back to see how other users rank your picks. 

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Crazy Rich Asians is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan
Crazy Rich Asians is a 2018 American film directed by Jon M. Chu, based on the novel by Kevin Kwan. American-born Chinese economics professor Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) accompanies her boyfriend ...more
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The Big Sick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
The Big Sick is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Michael Showalter, from a screenplay by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. It is based on the real courtship of Nanjiani and ...more
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Sing Street is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy
Sing Street is a 2016 musical coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by John Carney. A boy starts a band to impress a girl in 1980s Ireland.
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The Princess Switch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar
The Princess Switch is a 2018 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Michael Rohl. When a down-to-earth Chicago baker and a soon-to-be princess discover they look like twins, they ...more
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Always Be My Maybe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Ali Wong, Randall Park, Keanu Reeves
Always Be My Maybe is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Nahnatchka Khan. Childhood friends Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park) find themselves in vastly different socioeconomic ...more
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Why Him? is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch
Why Him? is a 2016 American comedy film directed by John Hamburg. The film follows a father who tries to stop his daughter's tech millionaire boyfriend from asking her to marry him.
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To All the Boys I've Loved Bef... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart
To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan Johnson, based on the 2014 novel by Jenny Han. Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor) writes private love ...more
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When We First Met is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Adam DeVine, Alexandra Daddario, Robbie Amell
When We First Met is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Ari Sandel. After spending the perfect first night with the girl of his dreams (Alexandra Daddario), a guy (Adam DeVine) ...more
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Set It Up is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Joan Smalls
Set It Up is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Claire Scanlon. Coworkers hatch a plan to set up their bosses on a date.
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Love, Simon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp
Love, Simon is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, based on the novel by Becky Albertalli. Simon (Nick Robinson), a 17-year-old closeted gay high school student, is ...more
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Sleeping with Other People is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis, Jordan Carlos
Sleeping with Other People is a 2015 American romantic comedy film directed and written by Leslye Headland. A good-natured womanizer (Jason Sudeikis) and a serial cheater (Alison Brie) form a ...more
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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Meryl Streep, Lily James, Amanda Seyfried
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a 2018 jukebox musical romantic comedy film directed by Ol Parker, and a sequel to the 2008 film. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) learns more about how her mother fronted ...more
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Bridget Jones's Baby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey
Bridget Jones's Baby is a 2016 romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire and written by Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer and Emma Thompson, based on the fictional columns by Fielding. It is the ...more
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The Perfect Date is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Laura Marano, Noah Centineo, Camila Mendes
The Perfect Date is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Chris Nelson, based on the novel by Steve Bloom. Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo) has the academic chops to get into his dream Ivy ...more
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Ode to Joy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Morena Baccarin, Melissa Rauch, Martin Freeman
Ode to Joy is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Jason Winer. Charlie (Martin Freeman) suffers from cataplexy that causes sudden bouts of paralysis whenever he experiences strong emotions ...more
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The Lobster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden
The Lobster is a 2015 science fiction romantic comedy-drama film directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos in his English-language debut. Its script was awarded the ARTE International Prize ...more
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The Wedding Ringer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Kaley Cuoco, Kevin Hart, Cloris Leachman
The Wedding Ringer is a 2015 comedy film co-written and directed by Jeremy Garelick. It stars Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting. The film was produced by Adam Fields, Will Packer ...more
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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne
The DUFF is a 2015 American teen comedy film directed by Ari Sandel, based on the novel by Kody Keplinger. A high school senior (Mae Whitman) instigates a social pecking order revolution after ...more
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Long Shot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Long Shot is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Levine. Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen), an unemployed journalist, battered by his own misfortune and self-destructive ways, courts his ...more
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Table 19 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb
Table 19 is a 2017 comedy film directed by Jeffrey Blitz and written by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. Eloise McGarry (Anna Kendrick) is invited to a wedding, and finds herself seated at Table ...more
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The Little Hours is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci
The Little Hours is an American comedy film written and directed by Jeff Baena. A young servant (Dave Franco) flees from his master (Nick Offerman) and takes refuge at a convent full of nuns.
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The Perfect Match is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Terrence J, Cassie Ventura, Donald Faison
The Perfect Match is a 2016 American romantic comedy film directed by Bille Woodruff. Charlie is a playboy who's convinced that relationships are dead even though his sister, a therapist, tries ...more
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is a 2016 American romantic comedy film directed by Kirk Jones and written by Nia Vardalos. The film stars Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, ...more
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The Kissing Booth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi
The Kissing Booth is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Vince Marcello. A pretty, teenage girl (Joey King), who has never-been-kissed, finds her life turned totally upside down when she ...more
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Destination Wedding is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Dj Dallenbach
Destination Wedding is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Victor Levin. The story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, Lindsay (Winona Ryder) and Frank (Keanu Reeves), who ...more