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The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years 

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Updated November 5, 2019 542 votes 63 voters 2.3k views 59 items

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 of funny romance movies. 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

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jon M. Chu

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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To All the Boys I've Lov... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart

Released: 2018

Directed by: Susan Johnson

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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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Ag... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Meryl Streep, Lily James, Amanda Seyfried

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ol Parker

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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Always Be My Maybe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Ali Wong, Randall Park, Keanu Reeves

Released: 2019

Directed by: Nahnatchka Khan

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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The Princess Switch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar

Released: 2018

Directed by: Michael Rohl

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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The Kissing Booth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi

Released: 2018

Directed by: Vince Marcello

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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Set It Up is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Joan Smalls

Released: 2018

Directed by: Claire Scanlon

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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The Big Sick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter

Directed by: Michael Showalter

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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Bridget Jones's Baby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey

Directed by: Sharon Maguire

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) 10 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Laura Marano, Noah Centineo, Camila Mendes

Released: 2019

Directed by: Chris Nelson

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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Why Him? is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch

Directed by: John Hamburg

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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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne

Released: 2015

Directed by: Ari Sandel

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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Aloha is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
radley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Aloha is a 2015 American romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by Cameron Crowe. The film, starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, ...more
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When We First Met is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Adam DeVine, Alexandra Daddario, Robbie Amell

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ari Sandel

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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Someone Great is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, DeWanda Wise

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

Someone Great is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. An aspiring New York music journalist, Jenny (Gina Rodriguez), has just landed her dream job at an ...more
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What Men Want is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Taraji P. Henson, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Max Greenfield

Released: 2019

Directed by: Adam Shankman

What Men Want is a 2019 romantic fantasy-comedy film directed by Adam Shankman. A woman (Taraji P. Henson) is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge ...more
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Sing Street is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Released: 2016

Directed by: John Carney

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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Nappily Ever After is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Sanaa Lathan, Ernie Hudson, Lyriq Bent

Released: 2018

Directed by: Haifaa al-Mansour

Nappily Ever After is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Haifaa al-Mansour, based on the novel by Trisha R. Thomas. Tired of waiting for her longtime boyfriend (Ricky Whittle) to ...more
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Home Again is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky

Released: 2017

Directed by: Hallie Meyers-Shyer

Home Again is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer. Life for a single mom (Reese Witherspoon) in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young ...more
20
Long Shot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O'Shea Jackson Jr.

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jonathan Levine

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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Love, Simon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp

Released: 2018

Directed by: Greg Berlanti

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
22
Ode to Joy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Morena Baccarin, Melissa Rauch, Martin Freeman

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jason Winer

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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Falling Inn Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Christina Milian, Adam Demos, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

Released: 2019

Directed by: Roger Kumble

Falling Inn Love is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Roger Kumble. Gabriela (Christian Milan) unexpectedly wins a country New Zealand inn and teams up with Jake (Adam Demos) to ...more
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Dog Days is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Eva Longoria, Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ken Marino

Dog Days is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Ken Marino. A group of interconnected people in Los Angeles are brought together by their lovable canine counterparts.
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The Wedding Ringer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Kaley Cuoco, Kevin Hart, Cloris Leachman

Released: 2015

Directed by: Jeremy Garelick

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