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The Best New Romantic Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years

Updated November 16, 2020 2.2k votes 235 voters 4.4k 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
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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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    To All the Boys I've Loved Before
    108
    48

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Always Be My Maybe
    69
    48

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
    74
    56

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Set It Up
    56
    38

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    The Kissing Booth
    76
    62

    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...Amazon buy button
  • 7
    The Big Sick
    60
    45

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Isn't It Romantic
    48
    32

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Long Shot
    44
    38

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    The Princess Switch
    42
    38

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    The Perfect Date
    44
    41

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    When We First Met
    44
    40

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Love, Simon
    42
    39

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Home Again
    32
    28

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Destination Wedding
    21
    18

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Someone Great
    25
    24

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Second Act
    18
    15

    Second Act

    Jennifer Lopez, Milo Ventimiglia

    Directed byPeter Segal

    Second Act is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Segal. A big box store... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    What Men Want
    23
    24

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Table 19
    23
    23

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Candy Jar
    12
    9

    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...Amazon buy button
  • 21
    Can You Keep a Secret?
    15
    14

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Falling Inn Love
    15
    14

    Falling Inn Love

    Christina Milian, Adam Demos

    Released2019

    Directed byRoger Kumble

    Falling Inn Love is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Roger Kumble. Gabriela... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    The Holiday Calendar
    18
    18

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Dog Days
    13
    12

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    Tall Girl
    24
    31

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button