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What are the best romantic comedy movies?

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Sharon B

There's probably no better feeling than that of lying down on your couch on a lazy day while binge-watching movies. And if you were to choose the perfect kind of flicks for your downtime, we bet a lot would go for easy-going romantic comedy movies. It must be the combination of those two elements of lighthearted fun and cheesy pickup lines that fans crave for. In a world full of troubles and overthinking, it must be nice to get a breather from time to time via these kinds of films. For starters, the best romantic comedies allow us to step out of over-analyzing compressed plots and get into a different kind of zone - one where we can just enjoy and feel in love at the same time.

A lot of Hollywood stars have starred numerous times for top-grossing rom-com titles which we are all familiar with. There must be something special about doing romantic comedy movies that do not entail much but attracts a lot of following. If you're simply in for a good movie marathon, you can binge-watch some cool romantic comedies on Netflix or other sources. So Sharon B, don't fret as we can help you as we share with you some of the top picks that may either make you laugh endlessly or cry silent tears. Check out this list of rom-com films and pick the best ones for you, that is if you don't end up watching them all. So grab your popcorn and warm blankets while enjoying it!

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  1. 1When Harry Met Sally...

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    When Harry Met Sally is a 1989 American romantic comedy film about two long-time best friends. It was written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars an ensemble cast featuring Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, and Bruno Kirby.

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  1. 210 Things I Hate About You

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    10 Things I Hate About You is a romantic, comedy film directed by Gil Junger. The movie was released on March 31, 1999. It stars Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and more. 

  2. 3Pretty Woman

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    Pretty Woman is one of the most iconic romantic films of the 90's. Starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, the film tells the story of a man in the legal business who needs an escort for social events and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets.

  1. 4The Proposal

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    The Proposal is a romantic comedy-drama film featuring Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, and Mary Steenburgen. It was directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Peter Chiarelli.

  2. 5You've Got Mail

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    You've got mail is a romantic comedy film starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, and directed by Nora Ephron. The movie, premiered in 1998, tells the story of two people who fall in love online without being aware that they know each other in real life.

  3. 6Clueless

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    Clueless is a comedy romance movie. It was directed and written by Amy Heckerling and it was shown in 1995. The film features Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy.

  4. 750 First Dates

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    50 First Dates is a romantic comedy film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore following their first movie since The Wedding Singer. This film is directed by Peter Segal and released on February 13, 2004.

  5. 8Sleepless in Seattle

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    Sleepless in Seattle is a romantic comedy film directed and co-written by Nora Ephron. It stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The story is about a recently widowed man's son who calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

  6. 9Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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    Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a romantic comedy film directed by Nicholas Stoller starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, and Bill Hader released on September 30, 2008.

  7. 10The 40-Year-Old Virgin

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    The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a romantic comedy film that stars Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, and Paul Rudd. It was written and directed by Judd Apatow and premiered on August 11, 2005, in Hollywood, California.

  8. 11P.S. I Love You (2007)

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    P.S. I Love You (2007) is an American tragedy romance film that's based on the 2004 novel by Cecelia Ahern. It follows the story of a young widow who discovers that her late husband left her 10 messages before passing. The letters were meant to help ease her pain and start anew.

  9. 12To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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    To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 romantic drama film from Netflix. The movie was directed by Susan Johnson starring Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Madeleine Arthur, Emilija Baranac, and John Corbett.

  10. 13Set It Up

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    Set It Up is a romantic comedy film released in 2018 on Netflix directed by Claire Scanlon starring Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu, which centers on overworking assistants in New York City who try to set up their bosses on dates. 

  11. 14Silver Linings Playbook

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    Silver Linings Playbook is a multi-awarded drama and comedy movie directed by David O. Russell. It was first released November 16, 2012, by The Weinstein Company and was rated R by the board. It starred Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Niro.

  12. 15Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a romantic and comedic action motion picture that stars Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Kieran Culkin. It was written and directed by Edgar Wright and premiered on July 27, 2010, in Canada.

  13. 16Definitely, Maybe

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    Definitely, Maybe is a romantic-comedy-drama film from creators of the classics Notting Hill and Love Actually. It follows a thirty-something father, played by Ryan Reynolds, as he recounts the choices he made in the past and learns to take second chances.


  14. 17Mamma Mia!

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    Mamma Mia! is a musical film directed by Phyllida Lloyd based on the Broadway musical of the same name, with songs from pop group ABBA. Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, and Amanda Seyfried head the cast.
  15. 18Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a romantic sci-fi movie by Michel Gondry about a young couple who has a falling out who then decide to have each other deleted from their memories via a medical procedure. It stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.

  16. 19When We First Met

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    When We First Met is a romantic comedy movie directed by Ari Sandel starring Adam DeVine, Alexandra Daddario, Andrew Bachelor, and Robbie Amell in 2018. It is exclusively available on Netflix. 

  17. 20Isn't It Romantic

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    Isn't It Romantic is a romantic comedy starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, and Priyanka Chopra. The rom-com film is directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson and was first released in the USA on February 13, 2019.

  18. 21The Kissing Booth

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    The Kissing booth is a Netflix Original film adapted from a novel of the same name. It was directed by Vince Marcello and was released on May 11, 2018, on Netflix. It starred Molly Ringwald, Joey King, Jacob Elordi, and more. 

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    Anonymous
    May 29, 2018
    "Great movie. But right off the bat I've got to take off one star for the fact that it's a bit formulaic in that it reunites Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. I'm sure some big wigs in Hollywood if they could would have had these two doing nothing but rehashing themselves in movies over and over again for ever if it was profitable enough."
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    You've Got Mail
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2019
    "Wow! Watching Silver Linings Playbook is like a roller coaster of emotions. They have these hilariously funny scenes, then Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley's chemistry will bring you butterflies and suddenly heavy scenes will break your heart. Overall, a must watch film 👍"
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    Silver Linings Playbook
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2019
    "If you're on the hunt for some light, funny yet romantic movie... you better watch Set It uP. It may be a romcom but it has some realistic elements in it like how overworked some young adults are. I'm becoming a fan of Zoey Deutch because of this movie and Why Him."
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    Set It Up
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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2018
    "Every time I heard the song Can't Take My Eyes Off You, it always been Patrick Verona's voice I want to hear. This man could sing in the middle of the school and slowly melted the cold heart of Kat Stratford. "
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    10 Things I Hate About You
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    Anonymous
    May 26, 2018
    "I was looking for a good rom com to watch with my girl this weekend. I came here looking for the best romantic comedies. I was told to try Pretty Woman. This is a classic and sure to score me some boyfriend points!"
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    Pretty Woman
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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2018
    "I can say that this is the reason why I loved best friends turned to lovers storyline. A classic that started the question if woman and man can be really just friends. Highly recommended!!!"
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    When Harry Met Sally...
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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2018
    "How to move on? Go to an island. But hell break loose when Peter met her ex-girlfriend and new partner in Hawaii. A recipe for disaster and good laughs. Would recommend it to my friends. "
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    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2019
    "Not your typical romantic comedy film and I love it! This movie is full of great romance and funny scenes. The father and daughter bond between Ryan Reynolds and Abigail Breslin is so adorable 😍"
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    Definitely, Maybe
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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2018
    "A little bit off the list, but it fits depending on your take on this film. There can be heartaches which gives a sad atmosphere but overcoming it made this movie wonderful. "
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    Sleepless in Seattle
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2019
    "I don't think Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a rom-com but it's still AWESOME! The story is mind-blowing. It's like telling a love story in reverse. Good thing Netflix has it"
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2019
    "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a perfect teenage film 👌 I must say I had some pretty good laugh while watching this... Amazing songs and great chemistry between the entire cast"
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    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2019
    "I have no doubt that this will become a classic best film of all time. The songs were a great bonus but the romantic vibe this movie gives is the real deal ❤️️❤️️❤️️"
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    Mamma Mia!
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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2018
    "Featuring a never-ending memory loss theme, this film gave a new flavor to it. What more can I say, Henry's determination for Lucy just made me love it!"
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    50 First Dates
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    Anonymous
    May 28, 2018
    "The Proposal was ok, but it was not one of my favorite romantic comedies. Parts of the story just didn't ring true as something that might actually happen."
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    The Proposal
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2019
    "Alexandra Daddario is a goddess! Time travel is one of my favorite stories and this film did not disappoint. I was smiling the whole time watching this 😉"
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    When We First Met
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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2018
    "Happenings in high school like being popular is one of the classic formulas in teen films like this. Recommend this next to Mean Girls. "
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    Clueless
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2019
    "Great film to watch your girlfriends. Noah and Lana look so good together! The movie concept may not be something so new but it has its own charm"
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    To All the Boys I've Loved Before
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2019
    "Cute romantic comedy film. It's a bit predictable but they chose an appealing cast so I still find this movie interesting."
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    The Kissing Booth
  • #19
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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2018
    "A bunch of guys helping their friend to go out in the "real" world. Made me laugh throughout this film. "
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    The 40-Year-Old Virgin
This list is about What are the best romantic comedy movies
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1When Harry Met Sally...Movies 16 Paid
210 Things I Hate About You Movies 12 Paid
3Pretty WomanMovies 11 Paid
4The ProposalMovies 10 Paid
5You've Got Mail Movies 8 Paid
6CluelessMovies 8 Paid
750 First DatesMovies 5 Paid
8Sleepless in SeattleMovies 5 Paid
9Forgetting Sarah MarshallMovies 3 Paid
10The 40-Year-Old VirginMovies 1 Paid
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