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The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years

Updated March 3, 2021 2.5k votes 260 voters 4.9k views55 items

List RulesVote up your favorite romantic comedies released on or after January 1, 2017.

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

    Constance Wu, Henry Golding

    Released2018

    Directed byJon M. Chu

    Crazy Rich Asians is a 2018 American film directed by Jon M. Chu, based on the novel by Kevin...  more
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    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    Lana Condor, Janel Parrish

    Released2018

    Directed bySusan Johnson

    To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan...  more
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    57

    Always Be My Maybe

    Ali Wong, Randall Park

    Released2019

    Directed byNahnatchka Khan

    Always Be My Maybe is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Nahnatchka Khan. Childhood...  more
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    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    Meryl Streep, Lily James

    Released2018

    Directed byOl Parker

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a 2018 jukebox musical romantic comedy film directed by Ol...  more
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    Set It Up

    Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell

    Released2018

    Directed byClaire Scanlon

    Set It Up is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Claire Scanlon. Coworkers hatch a plan to...  more
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    The Big Sick

    Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan

    Directed byMichael Showalter

    The Big Sick is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Michael Showalter, from a...  more
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    Isn't It Romantic

    Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine

    Released2019

    Directed byTodd Strauss-Schulson

    Isn't It Romantic is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson....  more
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    The Kissing Booth

    Joey King, Joel Courtney

    Released2018

    Directed byVince Marcello

    The Kissing Booth is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Vince Marcello. A pretty, teenage...  more
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    Long Shot

    Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron

    Released2019

    Directed byJonathan Levine

    Long Shot is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Levine. Fred Flarsky (Seth...  more
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    Love, Simon

    Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford

    Released2018

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

    Love, Simon is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, based on the novel...  more
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    When We First Met

    Adam DeVine, Alexandra Daddario

    Released2018

    Directed byAri Sandel

    When We First Met is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Ari Sandel. After...  more
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    Home Again

    Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff

    Released2017

    Directed byHallie Meyers-Shyer

    Home Again is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer. Life for a...  more
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    The Perfect Date

    Laura Marano, Noah Centineo

    Released2019

    Directed byChris Nelson

    The Perfect Date is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Chris Nelson, based on the novel...  more
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    The Princess Switch

    Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio

    Released2018

    Directed byMichael Rohl

    The Princess Switch is a 2018 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Michael...  more
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    Someone Great

    Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow

    Released2019

    Directed byJennifer Kaytin Robinson

    Someone Great is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. An...  more
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    Second Act

    Jennifer Lopez, Milo Ventimiglia

    Released2018

    Directed byPeter Segal

    Second Act is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Segal. A big box store...  more
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    Tall Girl

    Ava Michelle, Griffin Gluck

    Released2019

    Directed byNzingha Stewart

    Tall Girl is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Nzingha Stewart. That tallest...  more
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    Palm Springs

    Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti

    Released2020

    Directed byMax Barbakow

    Palm Springs is a 2020 American romantic comedy film directed by Max Barbakow. Nyles (Andy...  more
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    What Men Want

    Taraji P. Henson, Wendi McLendon-Covey

    Released2019

    Directed byAdam Shankman

    What Men Want is a 2019 romantic fantasy-comedy film directed by Adam Shankman. A woman...  more
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    Destination Wedding

    Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

    Released2018

    Directed byVictor Levin

    Destination Wedding is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Victor Levin. The story of two...  more
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    Table 19

    Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson

    Directed byJeffrey Blitz

    Table 19 is a 2017 comedy film directed by Jeffrey Blitz and written by Jay Duplass and Mark...  more
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    The Holiday Calendar

    Kat Graham, Quincy Brown

    Released2018

    Directed byBradley Walsh

    The Holiday Calendar is a 2018 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Bradley...  more
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    Dog Days

    Eva Longoria, Nina Dobrev

    Released2018

    Directed byKen Marino

    Dog Days is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Ken Marino. A group of...  more
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    Candy Jar

    Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore

    Released2018

    Directed byBen Shelton

    Candy Jar is a 2018 comedy film directed by Ben Shelton. An introverted high school girl from...
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    Can You Keep a Secret?

    Alexandra Daddario, Tyler Hoechlin

    Released2019

    Directed byElise Duran

    Can You Keep a Secret? is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Elise Duran and...  more