film The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies  

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List Rules Vote for the best guilty pleasure romcoms (that you enjoy despite the cheese factor).

Cheesy romantic comedies are great for a quick pick-me-up if you're feeling unlucky in love or just need to switch your mind into off mode. Not every guilty pleasure rom com is an inherently bad film, but absurd plots and corny dialogue can make you feel just a tad embarrassed for loving the genre. Nevertheless, such films are often the perfect cure for what ails you! 

Some dumb romantic comedies constitute guilty pleasures. Whether it's a once renowned film that has aged horribly or a film that was never great to begin with, bad movies can still be fun. Other indulgent romcoms are simply lighthearted and easy, with plot lines that don't challenge you all that much. Whatever you're looking for in terms of guilty pleasures, browse this list to find the best option for you! 

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Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Bridget Jones's Diary 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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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Clueless 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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Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Never Been Kissed Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco Never Been Kissed is a 1999 romantic comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Drew Barrymore's production company, Flower Films, directed by Raja Gosnell and starring Drew Barrymore, David ...more

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My Best Friend's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
My Best Friend's Wedding 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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Runaway Bride is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Runaway Bride Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni Runaway Bride is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall, and stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.The screenplay was written by Josann McGibbon, Sara Parriott and Audrey ...more

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Crazy, Stupid, Love. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Crazy, Stupid, Love. 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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Sleepless in Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Sleepless in Seattle 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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Notting Hill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Notting Hill 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, who had written Four Weddings and a Funeral, and ...more

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You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
You've Got Mail 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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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Love Actually 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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High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
High Fidelity Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black High Fidelity is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Cusack and Iben Hjejle. The film is based on the 1995 British novel of the same name by Nick ...more

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While You Were Sleeping is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
While You Were Sleeping 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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Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Sweet Home Alabama 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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Fever Pitch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Fever Pitch Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen King Fever Pitch is a 2005 Farrelly brothers romantic comedy film starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon. It is a remake of a 1997 British film of the same name. Both films are loosely based on the ...more

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She's All That is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
She's All That Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim She's All That is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Robert Iscove and starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. It is a modern adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's ...more

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About a Boy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
About a Boy Rachel Weisz, Hugh Grant, Toni Collette About a Boy is a 2002 British-American comedy-drama film co-written and directed by brothers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz. It is an adaptation of the 1998 novel of the same name by Nick Hornby. ...more

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Serendipity is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Serendipity 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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Moonstruck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Moonstruck Nicolas Cage, Cher, Danny Aiello Moonstruck is a 1987 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison and written by John Patrick Shanley. It stars Cher, Nicolas Cage, Danny Aiello, Vincent Gardenia, and Olympia ...more

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Maid in Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Maid in Manhattan Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Bob Hoskins Maid in Manhattan is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Wayne Wang about a hotel maid and a high profile politician who fall in love starring Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, and Natasha ...more

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Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Knocked Up 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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Kate & Leopold is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Kate & Leopold Hugh Jackman, Meg Ryan, Liev Schreiber Kate & Leopold is a 2001 romantic-comedy fantasy that tells a story of a duke who travels through time from New York in 1876 to the present and falls in love with a woman in modern New York. ...more

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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 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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Amélie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Amélie Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett Amélie is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in ...more

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Splash is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Splash 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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10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
10 Things I Hate About You 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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Just Go With It is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Just Go With It Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Brooklyn Decker Just Go with It is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and produced by Adam Sandler, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, ...more

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50 First Dates is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
50 First Dates 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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Monster-in-Law is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
Monster-in-Law Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Wanda Sykes Monster-in-Law is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Robert Luketic and starring Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan and Wanda Sykes. It marks a return to cinema for Fonda, being her ...more

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New Year's Eve is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
New Year's Eve Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Sofía Vergara New Year's Eve is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. Like Valentine's Day, it depicts a series of holiday vignettes of the state of several romances and features a ...more

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27 Dresses is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
27 Dresses 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 Hottie and the Nottie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romantic Comedies
The Hottie and the Nottie Paris Hilton, Christine Lakin, Joel David Moore The Hottie and The Nottie is a 2008 American romantic comedy film starring Paris Hilton, Joel David Moore, and Christine Lakin. Written by Heidi Ferrer and directed by Tom Putnam, the film began ...more