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Romantic comedy is one of the oldest and most popular film genres of all time. The term "romantic comedy" can refer to pretty much any funny love story, but more specifically, it applies to movies that are light-heartened and fun to watch, and that reinforce the theme of true love conquering all. Very often, romantic comedy plots are driven by couples meeting and falling for one another, only to be forced apart by circumstance, and needing to find their way back to one another.

Almost every romantic comedy film ends with the main characters happily in love, or at least implies that, even if the primary relationship didn't work out, it has taught the lovers enough to be able to go out and find love elsewhere.

What are the best RomComs of all time? Romantic comedy is also among the most diverse and malleable genres, and has been melded and mashed-up with just about every other type of movie. The films of Judd Apatow, for example, combine romantic comedy elements with character types borrowed from "dude" comedies and stoner comedies. Romantic comedies with science-fiction or fantasy elements are also popular, such as the superhero parody My Super Ex-Girlfriend, the time travel romance Kate and Leopold or the Mel Gibson vehicle What Women Want.

This list includes the best romantic comedy films ever made. Have a few selections that didn't make the list? Add them to the bottom of the page! And don't forget to vote up all of your favorites.

You can also check out The Best Comedies on Netflix Instant, The Best Comedy Films on Amazon Prime, and The Best Comedy Films of All Time.
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Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film set in Los Angeles. Written by J. F. Lawton and directed by Garry Marshall, it stars Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, and features Hector ...more

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Notting Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Mischa Barton Notting Hill is a 1999 British romantic comedy film set in Notting Hill, London, released on 21 May 1999. The screenplay was by Richard Curtis and the film was produced by Duncan Kenworthy and ...more

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When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. The story follows the ...more

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott. It was written by Ramis and Danny Rubin, based on a story ...more

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more

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10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger 10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy-drama film. It is directed by Gil Junger and stars Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The romantic comedy ...more

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Sleepless in Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American romantic comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Nora Ephron. Based on a story by Jeff Arch, it stars Tom Hanks as Sam Baldwin and Meg Ryan as Annie

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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a 2002 Canadian-American romantic comedy film written by and starring Nia Vardalos and directed by Joel Zwick. The film is centered on Fotoula "Toula" ...more

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Breakfast at Tiffany's is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and featuring Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney. The film ...more

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My Best Friend's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti My Best Friend's Wedding is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by P.J. Hogan, starring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Philip Bosco, M. Emmet Walsh, ...more

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Four Weddings and a Funeral is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson This film is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. It was the first of several films by screenwriter Richard Curtis to feature Hugh Grant. It was made in six weeks and ...more

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Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire. It is based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name which is a reinterpretation of Austen's Pride and ...more

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You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez You've Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. It was written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1937 play Parfumerie ...more

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50 First Dates is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd 50 First Dates is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Segal and written by George Wing. The film stars Adam Sandler as a lothario veterinarian and Drew Barrymore as an ...more

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The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci. It stars Adam Sandler as a wedding singer in the 1980s and Drew Barrymore as a waitress ...more

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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Bebe Neuwirth How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is a 2003 romantic comedy film, directed by Donald Petrie, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. It is based on a short cartoon book of the same name by ...more

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Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning Sweet Home Alabama is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant, starring Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey and Candice Bergen. The film was released by ...more

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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall. It was written and directed by John Hughes.

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There's Something About Mary is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter. It stars Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller, and it is a combination of romantic ...more

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Crazy, Stupid, Love. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling Crazy, Stupid, Love is a 2011 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and written by Dan Fogelman. It stars Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma ...more

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Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter Legally Blonde is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Robert Luketic, written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, and produced by Marc E. Platt. It is based on the novel Legally Blonde ...more

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Some Like It Hot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American comedy film set in 1929, directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. The film is about two musicians who dress in drag in ...more

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The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White The Proposal is a 2009 American romantic comedy film set in Sitka, Alaska. Directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Peter Chiarelli, the film features Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in the ...more

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Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Isla Fisher Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by David Dobkin. It stars Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Christopher Walken. Will Ferrell also has a notable cameo appearance. ...more

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Overboard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall Overboard is a 1987 American romantic comedy film starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. It was directed by Garry Marshall, produced by Roddy McDowall, and loosely inspired by the 1974 Italian ...more

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Roman Holiday is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert Roman Holiday is a 1953 American romantic comedy directed and produced by William Wyler. It stars Gregory Peck as a reporter and Audrey Hepburn as a royal princess out to see Rome on her own. ...more

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. The film is set in Beverly Hills ...more

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What Women Want is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt What Women Want is a 2000 American romantic comedy film, written by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa and Diane Drake, directed by Nancy Meyers, and starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The film was a ...more

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13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo 13 Going on 30 is a 2004 American romantic comedy fantasy film written by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, and directed by Gary Winick. Starring Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy ...more

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P.S. I Love You is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland P.S. I Love You is a 2007 American drama film directed by Richard LaGravenese. The screenplay by LaGravenese and Steven Rogers is based on the 2004 novel of the same name by Cecelia Ahern. It ...more

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Tootsie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis Tootsie is a 1982 American comedy-drama film that tells the story of a talented but volatile actor whose reputation for being difficult forces him to adopt a new identity as a woman to land a ...more

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Splash is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Tom Hanks, John Candy, Daryl Hannah Splash is a 1984 American fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Ron Howard, written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, and starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Levy, and Dody ...more

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The Ugly Truth is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson The Ugly Truth is a 2009 American romantic comedy film starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler. The film was released in North America on July 24, 2009 by Columbia Pictures.

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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
MeghanaJoshi added Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews The Princess Diaries is a 2001 American comedy film produced by singer and actress Whitney Houston and directed by Garry Marshall. It is based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name. The ...more

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Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
MeghanaJoshi added Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/animated fantasy romantic comedy film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures with New York Academy Barry Sonnenfeld and Josephson Entertainment. ...more

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Two Weeks Notice is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Norah Jones Two Weeks Notice is a 2002 romantic comedy film starring Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock from Warner Bros. Pictures. The film was written and directed by Marc Lawrence. Although response was ...more

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Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film about love and social cliques in 1980s American high schools. It is one of John Hughes' films starring Molly Ringwald, and is ...more

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While You Were Sleeping is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
eilish added Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman While You Were Sleeping is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub and written by Daniel G. Sullivan and Frederic Lebow. It stars Sandra Bullock as Lucy, a Chicago Transit ...more

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nicholas Stoller and starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Russell Brand. The film, which was ...more

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Benny & Joon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
ishy added Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy 1993 Benny & Joon is a 1993 romantic comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about how two eccentric individuals, Sam and Juniper "Joon", find each other and fall in love. Aidan ...more

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27 Dresses is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman, Krysten Ritter 27 Dresses is a 2008 romantic comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Aline Brosh McKenna. The film stars Katherine Heigl and James Marsden. The film was released January 10, 2008 ...more

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Steve Carell The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Judd Apatow, about a middle-aged man's journey to finally lose their virginity. It was co-written ...more

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Hitch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Paula Patton Hitch is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant and starring Will Smith. The film, which was written by Kevin Bisch, co-stars Eva Mendes, Kevin James, and Amber Valletta. Smith ...more

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Big is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin, a young boy who makes a wish "to be big" and is then aged to adulthood ...more

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The American President is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas The American President is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Aaron Sorkin. The film stars Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. ...more

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Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl Knocked Up is a 2007 American romantic comedy film co-produced, written, and directed by Judd Apatow. The films stars Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann. It follows the ...more

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Serendipity is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
Kate Beckinsale, John Cusack, Bridget Moynahan Serendipity is a 2001 American romantic comedy film, starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. It was written by Marc Klein and directed by Peter Chelsom. The music score is composed by Alan ...more

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He's Just Not That Into You is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly He's Just Not That into You is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ken Kwapis, based on the self-help book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. This Baltimore-set movie of ...more

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Letters to Juliet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time
All Genre Movies Lists added Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Platt Letters to Juliet is a 2010 American romantic drama film starring Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan, Vanessa Redgrave, Gael García Bernal, and Franco Nero. This was the final film of ...more