When couples get together to watch a movie, they could steer towards a guy flick and stick to comedy, but they could also veer into romance to keep the ladies interested. Fortunately, there's a genre for both and it's the romantic comedy. Rom-coms have been a staple in filmmaking and television for years with some of the very best helping to establish some of Hollywood's elite celebrities. Where would Julia Roberts be today had she not starred in Pretty Woman?
It's not just the women who take center stage in the genre either. Actors like John Cusack tend to find themselves in the realm of romantic comedy more often than not. Does Say Anything... ring a bell? Sure, many of the top rom-com films are classics like The Princess Bride and When Harry Met Sally (some of which you'll find below), but the more recent romantic comedies definitely don't disappoint. Movies like Knocked Up and Forgetting Sarah Marshall are both must sees, not to mention Just Friends. Similarly on the small screen, there are also plenty of good romantic comedy series to choose from—including new shows and older favorites. TV shows like Friends, Cheers, and New Girl offer a hilarious mix of both comedy and romance between characters audiences easily fall in love with.
Which romantic comedy movies and shows deserve the top spots on this list? Help decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and voting others down accordingly. If there are any new romantic comedies you think should be on the list, be sure to add them.
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