The 200 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time

Hooking up? No problem. “Meet cute” at the book shop? Happens all the time. Finding the right one, falling in love, and getting married? What else are you gonna do? But compiling the ultimate list of the Freshest romantic comedies of all time? It’s complicated.

For our list of the 200 best romantic comedies of all time, we searched high and low throughout movie history for every permutation of (hilarious) courtship and love captured on camera. We have the dazzling wit of the early studio system (His Girl Friday, Bringing Up Baby), the realistic cynicism of the ’70s (Annie Hall, The Goodbye Girl), and the sweeping romance in-between (The ApartmentRoman Holiday). There was plenty to find in the John Hughes, teen-driven era (Say Anything…, Pretty in Pink), and the bubbly ’90s decade that followed (Groundhog Day, Four Weddings and a Funeral, While You Were Sleeping). Then we dabbled in 21st century raunch (Knocked Up) and twee ((500) Days of Summer), leading into our current era of new voices declaring that they too are entitled to their own messy relationship stories (The Big Sick, Crazy Rich Asians).

And in our most recent major update, we’ve added the latest and greatest, including Charlize Theron’s first dip into the genre (Long Shot), indie darlings (Plus One), and the farcical (Isn’t It Romantic). We also expanded our reach in LGBTQ (Edge of Seventeen, Get Real, Life Partners, Saving Face) and African-American films (Top Five, The Best Man). And expect to see more international rom-coms, with plenty of additions among Spanish-language (You’re Killing Me Susana, Everybody Loves Somebody) and French cinema (Romantics Anonymous, The Spanish Apartment).

The only stipulation for a rom-com to get a shot at love on this list was achieving a minimum of 20 reviews, and then we sorted the qualifying titles by Adjusted Tomatometer, which takes into account factors like the number of reviews movies received and their year of release. And because we want you feeling red, and not seeing red, we want to prepare you for some of the relatively low placements for beloved classics like Pretty Woman, Love Actually, and Sleepless in Seattle. The Tomatometer, just like the heart, does not deceive.

Ready to dive into the sea of love? Then continue on with open arms into Rotten Tomatoes’ 200 best romantic comedies of all time!

#200

Playing by Heart (1998)
60%

#200
Adjusted Score: 62.436%
Critics Consensus: It's overly talky, but Playing By Heart benefits from witty insights into modern relationships and strong performances from an esteemed cast.
Synopsis: This film weaves together interlocking stories about finding love in Los Angeles. The film's theme is spoken by young club-hopper... [More]
Directed By: Willard Carroll

#199
#199
Adjusted Score: 63.888%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Audrey Tautou is Nathalie, a beautiful, happy, and successful Parisian business executive who finds herself suddenly widowed after a three-year... [More]

#198
#198
Adjusted Score: 64.173%
Critics Consensus: The Broken Hearts Club often feels like an amalgam of 70s sitcoms -- though a hunky lead and a sweet central romance provide soapy delights.
Synopsis: In the palm-shaded oasis of West Hollywood, we meet Dennis, a promising photographer. As he prepares to celebrate his twenty-eighth... [More]
Directed By: Greg Berlanti

#197

Something New (2006)
61%

#197
Adjusted Score: 64.195%
Critics Consensus: Something New tackles serious questions about race and interracial relationships with genuine appeal and an alluring romance that develops as naturally as the plot.
Synopsis: If love is an adventure, it's one yet to be embarked upon by Kenya Denise McQueen. A beautiful L.A. career... [More]
Directed By: Sanaa Hamri

#196
#196
Adjusted Score: 64.601%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: On a flight from New York to Paris, Julie and Antoine are seated side-by-side for the first time since their... [More]
Directed By: Alexandre Castagnetti

#195

The Brothers (2001)
63%

#195
Adjusted Score: 64.574%
Critics Consensus: Often seen as a Waiting to Exhale with men, The Brothers is amiable. However, it feels superficial and somewhat of a retread.
Synopsis: Four successful men find themselves easing into long-term relationships, but they're not all that comfortable about it, in this intelligent... [More]
Directed By: Gary Hardwick

#194

Wimbledon (2004)
61%

#194
Adjusted Score: 64.722%
Critics Consensus: A predictable, bland rom-com, but Bettany proves to be an appealing lead.
Synopsis: Peter Colt is an unlucky guy, scoring "love" both professionally and personally. Seeded near the bottom of the world tennis... [More]
Directed By: Richard Loncraine

#193

Down With Love (2003)
60%

#193
Adjusted Score: 64.932%
Critics Consensus: Looks great, but Zellweger and McGregor have no chemistry together, and the self-satisfied, knowing tone grates.
Synopsis: A post-modern sex comedy set in the early 1960s centering upon a love affair between a best-selling advice author and... [More]
Directed By: Peyton Reed

#192

Return to Me (2000)
62%

#192
Adjusted Score: 65.146%
Critics Consensus: David Duchovny and Minnie Driver provide heart-warming romance and comedy in this solid debut by Director Bonnie Hunt.
Synopsis: Return To Me is an endearing romantic comedy infused with real life humor. Life can change in an instant and... [More]
Directed By: Bonnie Hunt

#191

Sliding Doors (1998)
63%

#191
Adjusted Score: 65.306%
Critics Consensus: Despite the gimmicky feel of the split narratives, the movie is watch-able due to the winning performances by the cast.
Synopsis: A cleverly conceived romantic comedy that follows a London woman on two hypothetical paths, one where she gets home early... [More]
Directed By: Peter Howitt

#190

Chocolat (2000)
62%

#190
Adjusted Score: 65.9%
Critics Consensus: Chocolat is a charmingly light-hearted fable with a lovely performance by Binoche.
Synopsis: The most tempting of all sweets becomes the key weapon in a battle of sensual pleasure versus disciplined self-denial in... [More]
Directed By: Lasse Hallstrom

#189

Big Eden (2001)
65%

#189
Adjusted Score: 65.998%
Critics Consensus: Though unrealistic, Big Eden has all the charm and sweetness of a fairy tale.
Synopsis: Big Eden is a tiny town tucked away in the timberland of northwestern Montana, where cowboys lounge on the porch... [More]

#188
#188
Adjusted Score: 66.161%
Critics Consensus: Though formulaic and superficial, Under the Tuscan Sun is redeemed by Lane's vibrant performance.
Synopsis: Frances Mayes is a 35-year-old San Francisco writer whose perfect life has just taken an unexpected detour. Her recent divorce... [More]
Directed By: Audrey Wells

#187

Pretty Woman (1990)
62%

#187
Adjusted Score: 66.564%
Critics Consensus: Pretty Woman may be a yuppie fantasy, but the film's slick comedy, soundtrack, and casting can overcome misgivings.
Synopsis: Edward is a rich and sophisticated businessman who specializes in corporate raiding - buying up businesses to break them up... [More]
Directed By: Garry Marshall

#186

Life Partners (2014)
67%

#186
Adjusted Score: 67.556%
Critics Consensus: With two appealing leads adrift in a sitcom-worthy plot, Life Partners doesn't do quite enough to earn viewers' commitment.
Synopsis: At 29, the most long-term relationship Sasha (Leighton Meester) and Paige (Gillian Jacobs) have ever been in is with each... [More]
Directed By: Susanna Fogel

#185

Frankie & Johnny (1991)
66%

#185
Adjusted Score: 67.579%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Based on a popular off-Broadway play by Terrence McNally, this drama chronicles the bittersweet romance between an ex-con who gets... [More]
Directed By: Garry Marshall

#184

Sabrina (1995)
65%

#184
Adjusted Score: 67.724%
Critics Consensus: Sydney Pollack's Sabrina doesn't do anything the original didn't do better, but assured direction and a cast of seasoned stars make this a pleasant enough diversion.
Synopsis: In this reworking of Billy Wilder's classic 1954 comedy of manners, chauffeur's daughter Sabrina catches the eye of the wealthy... [More]
Directed By: Sydney Pollack

#183

Brown Sugar (2002)
66%

#183
Adjusted Score: 67.825%
Critics Consensus: Though predictable and possibly too sweet, Brown Sugar is charming, well-acted, and smarter than typical rom-com fare.
Synopsis: A woman wonders if it's just friendship or real love she feels when a close male friend announces he's tying... [More]
Directed By: Rick Famuyiwa

#182
#182
Adjusted Score: 68.088%
Critics Consensus: A colorful and energetic adaptation of Austen's classic.
Synopsis: The very British sensibilities of Jane Austen are introduced to the exotic flavors of the Bollywood musical in this romantic... [More]
Directed By: Gurinder Chadha

#181

Music and Lyrics (2007)
63%

#181
Adjusted Score: 68.332%
Critics Consensus: Music & Lyrics is a light and pleasant romantic comedy that succeeds because of the considerable charm of its co-stars. The music segments featuring Hugh Grant are worth the price of admission.
Synopsis: A professional collaboration between a popular lyricist and a washed-up musician takes a decidedly personal turn as the pair gradually... [More]
Directed By: Marc Lawrence (II)

#180
#180
Adjusted Score: 68.425%
Critics Consensus: Sleeping with Other People has likable leads and flashes of inspiration, but seems unwilling or unable to surround them with the truly subversive rom-com they deserve.
Synopsis: Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie star as two romantic failures whose years of serial infidelity and self-sabotage have led them... [More]
Directed By: Leslye Headland

#179

Chances Are (1989)
67%

#179
Adjusted Score: 68.721%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A mistake in heaven causes a lawyer to retain a partial memory of his previous life before being reincarnated. As... [More]
Directed By: Emile Ardolino

#178

Doc Hollywood (1991)
68%

#178
Adjusted Score: 70.023%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A big city doctor is stranded in a small rural town, where he finds love, professional challenges, and a pet... [More]
Directed By: Michael Caton-Jones

#177

Laggies (2014)
65%

#177
Adjusted Score: 69.013%
Critics Consensus: Laggies may not do as much with its ideas as it could, but it's buoyed by a winsome performance from Kiera Knightley, as well as Lynn Shelton's empathetic direction.
Synopsis: Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood... [More]
Directed By: Lynn Shelton

#176
#176
Adjusted Score: 69.078%
Critics Consensus: While certainly overlong, The Five-Year Engagement benefits from the easy chemistry of its leads and a funny, romantic script with surprising depth and intelligence.
Synopsis: The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall reteam for the irreverent comedy The Five-Year Engagement. Beginning where most romantic... [More]
Directed By: Nicholas Stoller

#175

Jeffrey (1995)
68%

#175
Adjusted Score: 69.173%
Critics Consensus: Jeffrey offends as readily as it amuses, but an outstanding performance from Patrick Stewart keeps it from going completely off the rails.
Synopsis: Based on a popular Broadway play, this comedy chronicles the experiences that made formerly-promiscuous homosexual Jeffrey take a vow of... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Ashley

#174

Reality Bites (1993)
65%

#174
Adjusted Score: 69.275%
Critics Consensus: Reality Bites may be too slick to fulfill its promise as a profound statement on Generation X, but an appealing ensemble and romantic sizzle make for an entertaining dive into the ennui of youth.
Synopsis: Four recent graduates discover how difficult it is to find a decent job and true love after college.... [More]
Directed By: Ben Stiller

#173

13 Going on 30 (2004)
65%

#173
Adjusted Score: 69.438%
Critics Consensus: The plot's nothing new, but Garner shows a lovable flair for romantic comedies.
Synopsis: Thirteen-year-old Jenna (Shana Dowdeswell) has had enough with the trials of adolescence. In addition to being saddled with a devoted-but-nerdy... [More]
Directed By: Gary Winick

#172
#172
Adjusted Score: 69.434%
Critics Consensus: 2 Days in New York breezes past its shortcomings thanks to an enjoyably madcap plot and the sweet chemistry between its well-matched stars.
Synopsis: Hip talk-radio host and journalist Mingus (Chris Rock) and his French photographer girlfriend, Marion (Julie Delpy), live cozily in a... [More]
Directed By: Julie Delpy

#171
#171
Adjusted Score: 69.663%
Critics Consensus: While definitely on the fluffier side of French comedy, Heartbreaker benefits from never taking itself too seriously -- and from the performance of the ever-charming Romain Duris.
Synopsis: HEARTBREAKER is an action-packed romantic comedy pairing two of France's biggest young stars: Romain Duris (THE BEAT THAT MY HEART... [More]

#170
#170
Adjusted Score: 69.779%
Critics Consensus: Eddie Murphy was in full control at this point, starkly evident in Coming to America's John Landis' coasting direction.
Synopsis: Coming to America casts comedian Eddie Murphy as pampered African prince Akeem, who rebels against an arranged marriage and heads... [More]
Directed By: John Landis

#169
Adjusted Score: 70.064%
Critics Consensus: Faultless production and shining performances display the Bard's talent propitiously.
Synopsis: It all begins when Hermia and Lysander flee deep into the forest to escape Hermia's father, Egeus, who wishes Hermia... [More]
Directed By: Michael Hoffman

#168

Love Actually (2003)
64%

#168
Adjusted Score: 70.306%
Critics Consensus: A sugary tale overstuffed with too many stories. Still, the cast charms.
Synopsis: All of London is in love -- or longing to be -- in Four Weddings and a Funeral writer Richard... [More]
Directed By: Richard Curtis

#167
#167
Adjusted Score: 70.858%
Critics Consensus: Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger add strong performances to an unexpectedly clever script, elevating 10 Things (slightly) above typical teen fare.
Synopsis: Popular, pretty Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik) is in dilemma. A family rule forbids her from dating until her unpopular, rebellious,... [More]
Directed By: Gil Junger

#166
#166
Adjusted Score: 71.084%
Critics Consensus: It's decidedly uneven -- and surprisingly sappy for an early Adam Sandler comedy -- but The Wedding Singer is also sweet, funny, and beguiling.
Synopsis: Mousse up your hair and pull your Missing Persons records out of mothballs for this romantic comedy set in that... [More]
Directed By: Frank Coraci

#165
Adjusted Score: 71.285%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Eligio (Gael Garcia Bernal), a fun-loving, charismatic actor wakes up one morning to realize that his wife Susana (Veronica Echegui)... [More]
Directed By: Roberto Sneider

#164

Fever Pitch (2005)
65%

#164
Adjusted Score: 71.442%
Critics Consensus: While not a home run, Fever Pitch has enough charm and on-screen chemistry between the two leads to make it a solid hit.
Synopsis: Nick Hornby's acclaimed memoir about one man's struggle to balance his love of a woman and his love for soccer... [More]

#163
#163
Adjusted Score: 72.183%
Critics Consensus: Sharp, shrewd, and funny, Friends with Kids features excellent performances that help smooth over some of the story's more conventional elements.
Synopsis: Friends with Kids is a daring and poignant ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends at that moment in... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Westfeldt

#162
#162
Adjusted Score: 72.359%
Critics Consensus: Zack and Miri Make a Porno is a modest success for Kevin Smith, due in large part to the charm of Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks.
Synopsis: Lifelong friends and roommates Zack and Miri are facing hard times and a mountain of debt. When the electricity and... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Smith

#161

Tin Cup (1996)
70%

#161
Adjusted Score: 72.39%
Critics Consensus: Breezy and predictable, Tin Cup is a likeable sports comedy that benefits greatly from Kevin Costner's amiable lead performance.
Synopsis: Roy McAvoy (Kevin Costner) is a talented golf pro, who owns his own driving range. That sounds impressive, but the... [More]
Directed By: Ron Shelton

#160
Adjusted Score: 72.809%
Critics Consensus: Like its predecessor L'Auberge Espagnole, Russian Dolls is charmingly breezy and light.
Synopsis: Xavier and Wendy have to gather all their friends from Barcelona for the wedding of Wendy's brother to a beautiful... [More]
Directed By: Cédric Klapisch

#159
#159
Adjusted Score: 72.858%
Critics Consensus: A dramedy featuring an unusual love triangle, Keeping the Faith is a perceptive look at how religion affects us in everyday life.
Synopsis: Actor Edward Norton debuts as a director with this comedy-drama about love, friendship, and faith. Priest Brian Finn (Norton) and... [More]
Directed By: Edward Norton

#158

Benny & Joon (1993)
71%

#158
Adjusted Score: 73.146%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Johnny Depp was nominated for a Golden Globe for his astonishing performance in Benny & Joon, though the entire cast... [More]

#157
#157
Adjusted Score: 73.521%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: On the surface, the young and beautiful Clara Barron (Karla Souza) seems to have everything- a great job as an... [More]

#156

You've Got Mail (1998)
69%

#156
Adjusted Score: 73.64%
Critics Consensus: Great chemistry between the leads made this a warm and charming delight.
Synopsis: The film tells of Kathleen Kelly, who owns a children's bookstore in New York. It is a small but profitable... [More]
Directed By: Nora Ephron

#155

Hitch (2005)
68%

#155
Adjusted Score: 73.987%
Critics Consensus: Despite Hitch's predictability, Will Smith and Kevin James win praise for their solid, warmhearted performances.
Synopsis: A dating doctor claims that with his services he can match anyone with their soulmate in just three dates. When... [More]

#154
#154
Adjusted Score: 73.993%
Critics Consensus: The Best Man Holiday manages honest laughs out of broad humor, and affects convincing drama from a deeply conventional plot.
Synopsis: After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs (television's Private Practice), Nia Long (Soul Food), Morris Chestnut (Kick-Ass 2), Harold Perrineau... [More]
Directed By: Malcolm D. Lee

#153

About Time (2013)
69%

#153
Adjusted Score: 74.542%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully filmed and unabashedly sincere, About Time finds director Richard Curtis at his most sentimental.
Synopsis: At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time... The night after another unsatisfactory... [More]
Directed By: Richard Curtis

#152

Liberal Arts (2012)
71%

#152
Adjusted Score: 74.596%
Critics Consensus: While it's hard not to wish it had a little more bite, Liberal Arts ultimately succeeds as a good-natured -- and surprisingly clever -- look at the addictive pull of nostalgia for our youth.
Synopsis: Newly single and uninspired by his job in college admissions, the introverted Jesse Fisher (Josh Radnor) lives with his head... [More]
Directed By: Josh Radnor

#151

Populaire (2013)
73%

#151
Adjusted Score: 74.634%
Critics Consensus: The cheerfully frothy Populaire may lack substance, but its visual appeal -- and director Roinsard's confident evocation of 1950s filmmaking tropes -- help carry the day.
Synopsis: Spring, 1958: 21-year-old Rose Pamphyle lives with her grouchy widower father who runs the village store. Engaged to the son... [More]
Directed By: Régis Roinsard

#150

In & Out (1997)
72%

#150
Adjusted Score: 74.626%
Critics Consensus: It doesn't always find comfortable ground between broad comedy and social commentary, but lively performances -- especially from Kevin Kline and Joan Cusack -- enrich In & Out's mixture of laughs and sexual tolerance.
Synopsis: Life is sweet for high-school English teacher and sports coach Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline); he's still living where he grew... [More]
Directed By: Frank Oz

#149

The Best Man (1999)
72%

#149
Adjusted Score: 74.652%
Critics Consensus: With a strong cast and a host of well-defined characters, The Best Man is an intelligent, funny romantic comedy that marks an impressive debut for writer/director Malcolm D. Lee.
Synopsis: In this romantic comedy, a writer finds out the hard way about the consequences of walking a fine line between... [More]
Directed By: Malcolm D. Lee

#148
#148
Adjusted Score: 75.029%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The year is 1984. The music is Boy George and the Bronski Beat. Eric and his best friend, Maggie, are... [More]
Directed By: David Moreton

#147
#147
Adjusted Score: 75.175%
Critics Consensus: With a clever script and charismatic leads, Definitely, Maybe is a refreshing entry into the romantic comedy genre.
Synopsis: Will Hayes is a 30-something Manhattan dad in the midst of a divorce when his 10-year-old daughter, Maya, starts to... [More]
Directed By: Adam Brooks

#146

Anchor and Hope (2018)
75%

#146
Adjusted Score: 75.316%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In their mid-30s, Eva (Oona Chaplin) and Kat (Natalia Tena) have a fun and carefree simple life in their London... [More]
Directed By: Carlos Marques-Marcet

#145
#145
Adjusted Score: 75.735%
Critics Consensus: While it doesn't subvert the genre as incisively as it thinks it does, Celeste and Jesse Forever is a shrewd rom-com that benefits from its likable cast and trumpets the arrival of Rashida Jones as a bona fide big screen talent.
Synopsis: Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) met in high school, married young and are growing apart. Now thirty, Celeste... [More]
Directed By: Lee Toland Krieger

#144

Baby Boom (1987)
74%

#144
Adjusted Score: 76.009%
Critics Consensus: Baby Boom struggles to impart its feminist ideals, but Diane Keaton's winsome leading work helps keep things breezily entertaining.
Synopsis: When a professional woman with a high-profile job "inherits" a 14-month-old baby girl from recently deceased relatives, she intends to... [More]
Directed By: Charles Shyer

#143
#143
Adjusted Score: 76.279%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to a charming performance from Julia Roberts and a subversive spin on the genre, My Best Friend's Wedding is a refreshingly entertaining romantic comedy.
Synopsis: Essentially an old-fashioned romantic comedy with a few dark twists, My Best Friend's Wedding marks the return of Julia Roberts... [More]
Directed By: P.J. Hogan

#142
#142
Adjusted Score: 76.697%
Critics Consensus: Though it occasionally stumbles into sitcom territory, Something's Gotta Give is mostly a smart, funny romantic comedy, with sharp performances from Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, and Keanu Reeves.
Synopsis: Harry Sanborn is a perennial bachelor who only dates women under the age of thirty. On what was to have... [More]
Directed By: Nancy Meyers

#141
#141
Adjusted Score: 77.125%
Critics Consensus: It follows as many genre conventions as it mocks, but Isn't It Romantic is a feel-good rom-com with some satirical bite -- and a star well-suited for both.
Synopsis: New York City architect Natalie works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to be asked... [More]

#140

Twelfth Night (1998)
76%

#140
Adjusted Score: 77.204%
Critics Consensus: Director Trevor Nunn makes some questionable choices, but his stellar cast -- which includes Helena Bonham-Carter, Ben Kingsley, and Nigel Hawthorne -- more than rises to the material.
Synopsis: This loose adaptation of Shakespeare's enduring but seldom-filmed comedy of merry and ribald romantic mix-ups comes from Trevor Nunn, distinguished... [More]
Directed By: Trevor Nunn

#139

What If (2014)
73%

#139
Adjusted Score: 77.704%
Critics Consensus: Its narrative framework may be familiar, but What If transcends its derivative elements with sharp dialogue and the effervescent chemistry of stars Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan.
Synopsis: WHAT IF is the story of medical school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So... [More]
Directed By: Michael Dowse

#138
#138
Adjusted Score: 78.083%
Critics Consensus: This multicultural comedy captures the chaos and excitement of being young.
Synopsis: A man eager to learn Spanish gets an education he wasn't expecting in this comedy drama. Xavier (Romain Duris) is... [More]
Directed By: Cédric Klapisch

#137

Trick (1999)
78%

#137
Adjusted Score: 78.183%
Critics Consensus: By portraying its love story as nothing less than conventional, Trick avoids genre tropes to create a simple, effective romance.
Synopsis: In this comedy, Gabriel is a smart composer specializing in musical comedies. Mark is a real Adonis who works as... [More]
Directed By: Jim Fall

#136
#136
Adjusted Score: 78.275%
Critics Consensus: Sleepless in Seattle is a cute classic with a very light touch and real chemistry between the two leads -- even when spending an entire movie apart.
Synopsis: It's Christmas Eve and radio talk show psychologist Marcia Fieldstone has asked her listening audience what they are wishing and... [More]
Directed By: Nora Ephron

#135

Better Off Dead (1985)
77%

#135
Adjusted Score: 78.361%
Critics Consensus: Better Off Dead is an anarchic mix of black humor and surreal comedy, anchored by John Cusack's winsome, charming performance.
Synopsis: After being rejected by the object of his affection and suffering a series of other humiliations, a depressed teenager decides... [More]
Directed By: Savage Steve Holland

#134

Yesterday (2019)
63%

#134
Adjusted Score: 78.447%
Critics Consensus: Yesterday may fall short of fab, but the end result is still a sweetly charming fantasy with an intriguing -- albeit somewhat under-explored -- premise.
Synopsis: Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC's Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame... [More]
Directed By: Danny Boyle

#133
#133
Adjusted Score: 78.588%
Critics Consensus: Undeniably slight and fluffy, Love Is All You Need is redeemed by its picturesque setting and warm performances by Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm.
Synopsis: LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED is directed by Golden Globe (R) and Oscar (R) winning filmmaker Susanne Bier, written by... [More]
Directed By: Susanne Bier

#132

Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
77%

#132
Adjusted Score: 78.716%
Critics Consensus: Mighty Aphrodite may not stand with Woody Allen's finest work, but it's brought to vivid life by a thoroughly winsome performance from Mira Sorvino.
Synopsis: A dissatisfied Manhattan sportswriter finds more than he expected when he searches for the biological mother of his adopted child... [More]
Directed By: Woody Allen

#131
#131
Adjusted Score: 79.288%
Critics Consensus: Though it sometimes feels like a television sitcom, My Big Fat Greek Wedding is good-hearted, lovable, and delightfully eccentric, with a sharp script and lead performance from Nia Vardalos.
Synopsis: One woman's rocky road to the altar gets played for laughs in this comedy, adapted from the one-woman off-Broadway show... [More]
Directed By: Joel Zwick

#130

Go Fish (1995)
79%

#130
Adjusted Score: 79.474%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This hit arthouse ensemble piece traces the romantic and political ups and downs of a group of multicultural Chicago lesbians.... [More]
Directed By: Rose Troche

#129
Adjusted Score: 79.809%
Critics Consensus: Pleasantly easygoing and consistently funny, Chinese Puzzle offers a suitably endearing conclusion to Cédric Klapisch's Trilogy of Xavier.
Synopsis: A 40-year-old father of two, still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York,... [More]
Directed By: Cédric Klapisch

#128

Muriel's Wedding (1995)
78%

#128
Adjusted Score: 80.104%
Critics Consensus: Heartfelt and quirky, though at times broad, Muriel's Wedding mixes awkward comedy, oddball Australian characters, and a nostalgia-heavy soundtrack.
Synopsis: A socially inept young woman slowly learns to overcome her insecurities in this sleeper hit from Australia. The unconventional Muriel... [More]
Directed By: P.J. Hogan

#127

Get Real (1999)
79%

#127
Adjusted Score: 80.418%
Critics Consensus: An authentic portrayal of homosexuality in high school, Get Real is an engaging dramedy that doesn't sermonize its audience nor trivialize its characters.
Synopsis: Simon Shore manages the transition from television and documentary to feature filmmaking with great assurance in his debut, the captivating,... [More]
Directed By: Simon Shore

#126
Adjusted Score: 80.729%
Critics Consensus: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist combines a pair of charming leads, the classic New York backdrop, and a sweet soundtrack.
Synopsis: Michael Cera and Kat Dennings star as two lonesome teens who make a love connection as they prowl the streets... [More]
Directed By: Peter Sollett

#125

Wedding Crashers (2005)
75%

#125
Adjusted Score: 81.1%
Critics Consensus: Wedding Crashers is both raunchy and sweet, and features top-notch comic performances from Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
Synopsis: Two guys find out the hard way that sneaking into the wrong party can cause serious problems in this comedy.... [More]
Directed By: David Dobkin

#124
#124
Adjusted Score: 81.346%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Arnaud (Kévin Azaïs), facing an uncertain future and a dearth of choices in a small French coastal town, meets and... [More]
Directed By: Thomas Cailley

#123
Adjusted Score: 81.676%
Critics Consensus: A Faithful Man's lack of tonal commitment may frustrate, but the end results should still prove entertaining for viewers in the mood for a French romantic farce.
Synopsis: Marianne leaves Abel for Paul, his best friend and the father of her unborn child. Eight years later, Paul dies.... [More]
Directed By: Louis Garrel

#122

Man Up (2015)
80%

#122
Adjusted Score: 82.322%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to fine performances from Lake Bell and Simon Pegg, Man Up largely strikes the deceptively difficult balance between romance and comedy.
Synopsis: Nancy, is done with dating. 10 times bitten, 100 times shy, she's exhausted by the circus. So when Jack blindly... [More]
Directed By: Ben Palmer

#121
#121
Adjusted Score: 82.5%
Critics Consensus: While You Were Sleeping is built wholly from familiar ingredients, but assembled with such skill -- and with such a charming performance from Sandra Bullock -- that it gives formula a good name.
Synopsis: This offbeat romantic comedy has some rather dark underpinnings that add, rather than detract from the fun. It is the... [More]
Directed By: Jon Turteltaub

#120

Singles (1992)
79%

#120
Adjusted Score: 82.529%
Critics Consensus: Smart, funny, and engagingly scruffy, Singles is a clear-eyed look at modern romance that doubles as a credible grunge-era time capsule.
Synopsis: Set amidst the burgeoning Seattle alternative music scene of the early '90s, Singles follows a group of twentysomethings as they... [More]
Directed By: Cameron Crowe

#119
Adjusted Score: 82.614%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Executive producers Jay-Z, Dream Hampton, and Wyatt Cenac present Terence Nance's explosively creative debut feature, AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY.... [More]
Directed By: Terence Nance

#118

Priceless (2006)
81%

#118
Adjusted Score: 82.887%
Critics Consensus: Priceless is a light, farcical rom-com that features sharp performances from Audrey Tautou and Gad Elmaleh.
Synopsis: A woman who has never had much trouble choosing between love or money tries to teach a man the tricks... [More]
Directed By: Pierre Salvadori

#117

Clueless (1995)
79%

#117
Adjusted Score: 82.888%
Critics Consensus: A funny and clever reshaping of Emma, Clueless offers a soft satire that pokes as much fun at teen films as it does at the Beverly Hills glitterati.
Synopsis: Jane Austen might never have imagined that her 1816 novel Emma could be turned into a fresh and satirical look... [More]
Directed By: Amy Heckerling

#116

Pretty in Pink (1986)
79%

#116
Adjusted Score: 83.112%
Critics Consensus: Molly Ringwald gives an outstanding performance in this sweet, intelligent teen comedy that takes an ancient premise and injects it with insight and wit.
Synopsis: John Hughes crafts an exemplary '80s Brat Pack romance out of the standard Cinderella story in Pretty in Pink. Andie... [More]
Directed By: Howard Deutch

#115

Valley Girl (1983)
82%

#115
Adjusted Score: 83.992%
Critics Consensus: With engaging performances from its two leads, Valley Girl is a goofy yet amiable film that both subverts and celebrates the cheerful superficiality of teen comedies.
Synopsis: An amusing elaboration upon the popular record by Moon Unit Zappa, Valley Girl stars Deborah Foreman in the title role.... [More]
Directed By: Martha Coolidge

#114
#114
Adjusted Score: 84.712%
Critics Consensus: Cold Comfort Farm sends up high-minded classics with a wit and impressive restraint that rivals its inspirations.
Synopsis: In 1930s England, Flora, a sophisticated young woman suddenly left penniless, seeks refuge with her eccentric relatives at the extremely... [More]
Directed By: John Schlesinger

#113
#113
Adjusted Score: 85.834%
Critics Consensus: Bridget Jones's Baby might be late on arrival, but fans of the series should still find its third installment a bouncing bundle of joy.
Synopsis: Oscar (R) winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world's... [More]
Directed By: Sharon Maguire

#112

Ruby Sparks (2012)
79%

#112
Adjusted Score: 85.24%
Critics Consensus: Cleverly written and wonderfully acted, Ruby Sparks overcomes its occasional lags in pace with an abundance of charm and wit.
Synopsis: Calvin (Dano) is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his... [More]

#111
Adjusted Score: 85.518%
Critics Consensus: Miranda July's debut feature is a charmingly offbeat and observant film about people looking for love.
Synopsis: 'Me and You and Everyone We Know' is a poetic and penetrating observation of how people struggle to connect with... [More]
Directed By: Miranda July

#110

Working Girl (1988)
83%

#110
Adjusted Score: 85.689%
Critics Consensus: A buoyant corporate Cinderella story, Working Girl has the right cast, right story, and right director to make it all come together.
Synopsis: Unhappy with her job and her loser boyfriend, Melanie Griffith takes a secretarial post at a major Wall Street firm.... [More]
Directed By: Mike Nichols

#109
#109
Adjusted Score: 85.146%
Critics Consensus: Though there was controversy over the choice of casting, Zellweger's Bridget Jones is a sympathetic, likable, funny character, giving this romantic comedy a lot of charm.
Synopsis: Based on Helen Fielding's hugely popular novel, this romantic comedy follows Bridget (Renee Zellweger), a post-feminist, thirty-something British woman who... [More]
Directed By: Sharon Maguire

#108
#108
Adjusted Score: 85.988%
Critics Consensus: A trite but refreshing and comical spin on nature of love.
Synopsis: A woman searching for the perfect man instead discovers the perfect woman in this romantic comedy. Jessica Stein (Jennifer Westfeldt)... [More]

#107
#107
Adjusted Score: 86.075%
Critics Consensus: It never lives up to the first part of its title, but Crazy, Stupid, Love's unabashed sweetness -- and its terrifically talented cast -- more than make up for its flaws.
Synopsis: At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dream-good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his... [More]
Directed By: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

#106
#106
Adjusted Score: 86.218%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Romantics Anonymous tells the story of Angélique (Isabelle Carré), a gifted chocolate-maker whose uncontrollable shyness prevents her from acknowledging her... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Pierre Améris

#105

Emma (1996)
84%

#105
Adjusted Score: 86.39%
Critics Consensus: Emma marks an auspicious debut for writer-director Douglas McGrath, making the most of its Jane Austen source material -- and a charming performance from Gwyneth Paltrow.
Synopsis: Based on a comic novel by 19th century author Jane Austen's , this medium-budget romance features charming, sprightly humor chronicles... [More]
Directed By: Douglas McGrath

#104

Don Jon (2013)
79%

#104
Adjusted Score: 86.454%
Critics Consensus: Don Jon proves to be an amiable directing debut for Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and a vivacious showcase for his co-star, Scarlett Johansson.
Synopsis: Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to... [More]
Directed By: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

#103
#103
Adjusted Score: 86.644%
Critics Consensus: Sharp, witty, and charming, The Truth About Cats and Dogs features a standout performance from Janeane Garofalo.
Synopsis: In this updated and gender-reversed variation on Cyrano de Bergerac, Janeane Garofalo stars as Abby, the host of a radio... [More]
Directed By: Michael Lehmann

#102

Results (2015)
84%

#102
Adjusted Score: 86.995%
Critics Consensus: Results moves stubbornly at its own deliberate pace, but the well-chosen cast -- and writer-director Andrew Bujalski's insightful observations -- offer rich rewards for patient viewers.
Synopsis: Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Bujalski

#101

The Sure Thing (1985)
85%

#101
Adjusted Score: 87.088%
Critics Consensus: Though its final outcome is predictable, The Sure Thing is a charming, smartly written, and mature teen comedy featuring a breakout role for John Cusack.
Synopsis: Director Rob Reiner's The Sure Thing is essentially It Happened One Night for the 1980s, but its lack of surprise... [More]
Directed By: Rob Reiner

#100

Notting Hill (1999)
83%

#100
Adjusted Score: 87.144%
Critics Consensus: A rom-com with the right ingredients, Notting Hill proves there's nothing like a love story well told -- especially when Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts are your leads.
Synopsis: Can a beautiful and internationally famous American actress find happiness with a frumpy British bookstore clerk? She can -- at... [More]
Directed By: Roger Michell

#99
Adjusted Score: 87.164%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Three New York models, Shatze, Pola and Loco set-up in an exclusive apartment with a plan: tired of cheap men... [More]
Directed By: Jean Negulesco

#98

An Ideal Husband (1999)
85%

#98
Adjusted Score: 87.344%
Critics Consensus: Brevity is the soul of wit, eh? This adaptation gets to the nitty gritty of Wilde's stage piece and plays on eternal human foibles.
Synopsis: In a moment of youthful indiscretion, Sir Robert Chiltern provided an Austrian baron with secret Foreign Office information. As payment... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Parker

#97
Adjusted Score: 87.381%
Critics Consensus: There's Something About Mary proves that unrelentingly, unabashedly peurile humor doesn't necessarily come at the expense of a film's heart.
Synopsis: The Farrelly Brothers set this romantic comedy in their home state of Rhode Island. In 1985, when teen-nerd Ted Stroehmann... [More]

#96

Jerry Maguire (1996)
83%

#96
Adjusted Score: 87.559%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by dazzling performances from Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Renée Zellweger, as well as Cameron Crowe's tender direction, Jerry Maguire meshes romance and sports with panache.
Synopsis: Jerry Maguire is a man who knows the score. As a top agent at Sports Management International, Jerry is unquestionably... [More]
Directed By: Cameron Crowe

#95

Sixteen Candles (1984)
85%

#95
Adjusted Score: 87.794%
Critics Consensus: Significantly more mature than the teen raunch comedies that defined the era, Sixteen Candles is shot with compassion and clear respect for its characters and their hang-ups.
Synopsis: On the eve of her sister's wedding, suburban teenager Samantha (Molly Ringwald) suffers silently as her family forgets her birthday.... [More]
Directed By: John Hughes

#94
#94
Adjusted Score: 87.898%
Critics Consensus: Superbly acted and satisfyingly engaging, Your Sister's Sister subverts rom-com conventions with sensitive direction, an unconventional screenplay, and a big heart.
Synopsis: A year after his brother Tom's death, Jack (Mark Duplass) is still struggling emotionally. When he makes a scene at... [More]
Directed By: Lynn Shelton

#93

Saving Face (2005)
86%

#93
Adjusted Score: 88.265%
Critics Consensus: A charming tale of a love affair that overcomes cultural taboos.
Synopsis: An Asian-American woman and her mother both find their private lives are becoming a family matter in this romantic comedy-drama.... [More]
Directed By: Alice Wu

#92

Funny Ha Ha (2003)
88%

#92
Adjusted Score: 88.341%
Critics Consensus: This modest, unpretentious character study astutely captures the emotional states of the 20-something slacker.
Synopsis: A tale that follows 23-year-old Marnie -- a confused and bemused young woman -- as she travels through her alcohol... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Bujalski

#91
#91
Adjusted Score: 88.779%
Critics Consensus: A beguiling tragicomedy, Vicky Cristina Barcelona charms with beautiful views of the Spanish city and a marvelously well-matched cast.
Synopsis: Vicky and Cristina, these two young Americans spend a summer in Spain and meet a flamboyant artist and his beautiful... [More]
Directed By: Woody Allen

#90

Harold and Maude (1971)
84%

#90
Adjusted Score: 88.731%
Critics Consensus: Hal Ashby's comedy is too dark and twisted for some, and occasionally oversteps its bounds, but there's no denying the film's warm humor and big heart.
Synopsis: Harold, the 20-year-old son of a wealthy, neglectful woman, tries to gain attention for himself with various hilariously staged "suicides."... [More]
Directed By: Hal Ashby

#89
#89
Adjusted Score: 89.159%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Can an independent, contemporary woman find happiness with a guy who sells pickles? Isabelle Grossman (Amy Irving) is an attractive,... [More]
Directed By: Joan Micklin Silver

#88

Beginners (2011)
85%

#88
Adjusted Score: 89.534%
Critics Consensus: Wearing its twee heart on its sleeve, Beginners explores the depths of modern, multi-generational romance with wit and depth.
Synopsis: Beginners imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Ewan McGregor). Oliver meets... [More]
Directed By: Mike Mills

#87
#87
Adjusted Score: 89.729%
Critics Consensus: James L. Brooks and Jack Nicholson, doing what they do best, combine smart dialogue and flawless acting to squeeze fresh entertainment value out of the romantic-comedy genre.
Synopsis: Jack Nicholson is hilariously funny as a compulsive-obsessive, homophobic romance novelist who is compelled by circumstances to get to know... [More]
Directed By: James L. Brooks

#86

Plus One (2019)
88%

#86
Adjusted Score: 89.87%
Critics Consensus: Plus One reinvigorates the rom-com with an entertaining outing elevated by well-matched leads and a story that embraces and transcends genre clichés.
Synopsis: Single college friends Ben and Alice band together to survive a summer full of weddings in which everyone around them... [More]
Directed By: Jeff Chan, Andrew Rhymer

#85
#85
Adjusted Score: 89.771%
Critics Consensus: With ample laughs and sharp performances, Forgetting Sarah Marshall finds just the right mix of romantic and raunchy comedy.
Synopsis: Watch the Unrated version that you couldn't see in theaters! It's the hysterically funny look at how far one man... [More]
Directed By: Nicholas Stoller

#84

Arthur (1981)
88%

#84
Adjusted Score: 90.107%
Critics Consensus: Dudley Moore brings a boozy charm to Arthur, a coming of age tale for a wayward millionaire that deploys energetic cast chemistry and spiffy humor to jovial effect.
Synopsis: The ads for Arthur suggested that this was an obnoxious film about an obnoxious man, an eternally drunken millionaire indulging... [More]
Directed By: Steve Gordon

#83
#83
Adjusted Score: 90.304%
Critics Consensus: Unlike many romantic comedies, the charming Italian for Beginners feels natural and genuinely heart-warming.
Synopsis: The Dogma 95 movement has seen some searing looks into the human condition but rarely a romantic comedy -- until... [More]
Directed By: Lone Scherfig

#82

2 Days in Paris (2007)
87%

#82
Adjusted Score: 90.485%
Critics Consensus: Delpy proves not only to be an adept actress, but makes her mark as a writer and director in this thought-provoking comedy that breaks the romantic comedy mold.
Synopsis: Ingenue Julie Delpy does triple duty as writer, director, and star of this romantic comedy. French photographer Marion (Delpy) and... [More]
Directed By: Julie Delpy

#81
#81
Adjusted Score: 90.627%
Critics Consensus: Nearly as light and magical as its namesake, La Fée (The Fairy) casts a fizzy comedic spell whose sweet charms include a pleasantly tart undercurrent.
Synopsis: Belgium-based trio Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy follow their acclaimed Iceberg and Rumba with another Tati-inspired, candy-colored romp:... [More]

#80
#80
Adjusted Score: 90.774%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Like thousands of other Manhattanites, Tom Ewell annually packs his wife (Evelyn Keyes) and children off to summer vacation, staying... [More]
Directed By: Billy Wilder

#79
#79
Adjusted Score: 91.004%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An aging playboy hires a detective to locate a mysterious young woman.... [More]
Directed By: Billy Wilder

#78
#78
Adjusted Score: 91.063%
Critics Consensus: Steve Carell's first star turn scores big with a tender treatment of its titular underdog, using raunchy but realistically funny comedy to connect with adult audiences.
Synopsis: One man nervously ventures forth into the final frontier in this comedy starring comic actor Steve Carell. Andy Stitzer (Carell)... [More]
Directed By: Judd Apatow

#77
Adjusted Score: 91.109%
Critics Consensus: A naturalistic depiction of teenage life, Show Me Love has a charming, authentic feel.
Synopsis: This coming-of-age comedy is set in a sleepy little Swedish town called Åmål -- the most boring place on Earth... [More]
Directed By: Lukas Moodysson

#76

Roxanne (1987)
89%

#76
Adjusted Score: 91.688%
Critics Consensus: Though its sweetness borders on sappiness, Roxanne is an unabashedly romantic comedy that remains one of Steve Martin's funniest.
Synopsis: This modernization of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac casts Steve Martin as C. D. Bales, the fearless, quick-witted fire chief... [More]
Directed By: Fred Schepisi

#75
Adjusted Score: 91.906%
Critics Consensus: An artfully assembled cast, lovely set design, and direction solidly in service of the source material make The Importance of Being Earnest an adaptation that works.
Synopsis: Anthony Asquith's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's witty play of mistaken identities stars Michael Redgrave as rich bachelor Jack Worthing. Jack's... [More]
Directed By: Anthony Asquith

#74

Chasing Amy (1997)
87%

#74
Adjusted Score: 92.164%
Critics Consensus: Chasing Amy explores gender roles, sexual mores, and the limits of friendship with a mixture of sensitivity, raw honesty, and director/screenwriter Kevin Smith's signature raunchy humor.
Synopsis: After a pair of films about hipster slackers, the work of writer-director Kevin Smith matured and gained critical respect with... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Smith

#73
#73
Adjusted Score: 92.309%
Critics Consensus: A clever, offbeat romantic comedy, 500 Days of Summer is refreshingly honest and utterly charming.
Synopsis: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel star in director Marc Webb's wry, nonlinear romantic comedy about a man who falls head... [More]
Directed By: Marc Webb

#72
#72
Adjusted Score: 92.392%
Critics Consensus: Lighthearted to a fault, Much Ado About Nothing's giddy energy and intimate charm make for an entertaining romantic comedy -- and a Shakespearean adaptation that's hard to resist.
Synopsis: Shakespeare's classic comedy is given a contemporary spin in Joss Whedon's film, "Much Ado About Nothing". Shot in just 12... [More]
Directed By: Joss Whedon

#71

Splash (1984)
90%

#71
Adjusted Score: 92.984%
Critics Consensus: A perfectly light, warmly funny romantic comedy that's kept afloat by Ron Howard's unobtrusive direction and charming performances from Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah.
Synopsis: This story begins in 1959, when a young boy is rescued from a watery grave by an adolescent mermaid. Twenty-five... [More]
Directed By: Ron Howard

#70

Top Five (2014)
86%

#70
Adjusted Score: 92.951%
Critics Consensus: As smart, funny, and trenchant as writer-director-star Chris Rock's best standup work, Top Five is a career highlight for its creator -- and one of the comedy standouts of 2014.
Synopsis: Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Chris Rock's TOP FIVE takes things to the next level, reveling in... [More]
Directed By: Chris Rock

#69
#69
Adjusted Score: 93.179%
Critics Consensus: Lighthearted and sweet, The Purple Rose of Cairo stands as one of Woody Allen's more inventive -- and enchantingly whimsical -- pictures.
Synopsis: Woody Allen blurs the the boundaries between the real and unreal in this unique comic fantasy. The scene is a... [More]
Directed By: Woody Allen

#68

Pat and Mike (1952)
90%

#68
Adjusted Score: 93.292%
Critics Consensus: Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy take competition to a romantic-comic highpoint in this elegantly directed sports comedy by George Cukor.
Synopsis: Pat (Katharine Hepburn), a college phys-ed instructor, enters into professional competition as a golf and tennis player. Mike (Spencer Tracy),... [More]
Directed By: George Cukor

#67
#67
Adjusted Score: 93.379%
Critics Consensus: It contains some ugly anachronisms, but Blake Edwards is at his funniest in this iconic classic, and Audrey Hepburn absolutely lights up the screen.
Synopsis: A lonely, struggling writer becomes enchanted with his neighbor: an independent young woman who strives to be a high-climbing socialite... [More]
Directed By: Blake Edwards

#66
#66
Adjusted Score: 93.535%
Critics Consensus: Kenneth Branagh's love for the material is contagious in this exuberant adaptation.
Synopsis: Actor Kenneth Branagh made his directorial debut with a rousing screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry V. Four years later,... [More]
Directed By: Kenneth Branagh

#65

Maggie's Plan (2016)
87%

#65
Adjusted Score: 93.639%
Critics Consensus: With a typically absorbing performance from Greta Gerwig leading the way, Maggie's Plan gives rom-com sensibilities a smart, subversive twist.
Synopsis: A young woman longing to start a family (Greta Gerwig) becomes involved in a complicated love triangle with a professor... [More]
Directed By: Rebecca Miller

#64

Long Shot (2019)
81%

#64
Adjusted Score: 93.674%
Critics Consensus: A sharp and deceptively layered comedy that's further fueled by the odd couple chemistry of its leads, this Long Shot largely hits its marks.
Synopsis: Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Levine

#63
#63
Adjusted Score: 94.267%
Critics Consensus: A charming romantic comedy with political bite, Rob Reiner's American President features strong lead performances and some poignant observations of politics and media in the 1990s.
Synopsis: How does the widowed leader of the free world balance his many obligations to his country with the ordinary demands... [More]
Directed By: Rob Reiner

#62
#62
Adjusted Score: 94.626%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: While on his honeymoon, a new husband finds himself attracted to a wealthy, gorgeous woman he meets along the way... [More]
Directed By: Elaine May

#61

Amélie (2001)
88%

#61
Adjusted Score: 93.953%
Critics Consensus: The feel-good Amelie is a lively, fanciful charmer, showcasing Audrey Tautou as its delightful heroine.
Synopsis: One woman decides to change the world by changing the lives of the people she knows in this charming and... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

#60

What's Up, Doc? (1972)
90%

#60
Adjusted Score: 95.194%
Critics Consensus: Barbra Streisand was never more likable than in this energetic, often hilarious screwball farce from director Peter Bogdanovich.
Synopsis: With Howard Hawks's Bringing Up Baby (1938) as his blueprint, Peter Bogdanovich resurrected and payed homage to 1930s screwball comedy... [More]
Directed By: Peter Bogdanovich

#59
#59
Adjusted Score: 95.348%
Critics Consensus: Rob Reiner's touching, funny film set a new standard for romantic comedies, and he was ably abetted by the sharp interplay between Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan.
Synopsis: Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin... [More]
Directed By: Rob Reiner

#58

Waitress (2007)
90%

#58
Adjusted Score: 95.483%
Critics Consensus: Sweet, smart, and quirky, Waitress hits the right, bittersweet notes through this romantic comedy through its witty script and a superb performance by Keri Russell.
Synopsis: A woman trapped in a life from which she dreams of escape, Jenna's secretly hopes to save enough money from... [More]
Directed By: Adrienne Shelly

#57
#57
Adjusted Score: 95.536%
Critics Consensus: In the first romantic comedy pairing of Tracy and Hepburn, the stars' chemistry is off to a working start and the film's sparkling comedy smooths out any rough patches.
Synopsis: In this romantic comedy, New York sportswriter Sam Craig becomes incensed at comments about the uselessness of sports made by... [More]
Directed By: George Stevens

#56

Trainwreck (2015)
85%

#56
Adjusted Score: 95.692%
Critics Consensus: Trainwreck drags commitment out of all but the most rom-com-phobic filmgoers with sharp humor, relatable characters, and hilarious work from Amy Schumer.
Synopsis: Since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin... [More]
Directed By: Judd Apatow

#55
#55
Adjusted Score: 95.745%
Critics Consensus: As emotionally rich as it is eye-catching, Strictly Ballroom uses its infectious energy as the fuel for a modern dance classic with all the right moves.
Synopsis: This wildly off-beat comedy is about a male dancer (Paul Mercurio) who refuses to follow the accepted rules of ballroom... [More]
Directed By: Baz Luhrmann

#54

Pillow Talk (1959)
93%

#54
Adjusted Score: 95.853%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Playboy songwriter Brad Allen's (Rock Hudson) succession of romances annoys his neighbor, interior designer Jan Morrow (Doris Day), who shares... [More]
Directed By: Michael Gordon

#53
Adjusted Score: 95.916%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After striking a responsive chord at the Berlin Film Festival, Fernando Trueba's Belle Epoque (aka Age of Beauty) went on... [More]
Directed By: Fernando Trueba

#52

Sabrina (1954)
92%

#52
Adjusted Score: 95.958%
Critics Consensus: With its humorous script and its stars' immense charm, Sabrina remains a resonant romantic gem.
Synopsis: Wealthy brothers compete for the affections of their chauffeur's innocent daughter in this seductive Cinderella story.... [More]
Directed By: Billy Wilder

#51

Obvious Child (2014)
90%

#51
Adjusted Score: 96.043%
Critics Consensus: Tackling a sensitive subject with maturity, honesty, and wit, Obvious Child serves as a deeply promising debut for writer-director Gillian Robespierre.
Synopsis: For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of... [More]
Directed By: Gillian Robespierre

#50
#50
Adjusted Score: 96.091%
Critics Consensus: Smart, tender, and funny in equal measure, Hannah and Her Sisters is one of Woody Allen's finest films.
Synopsis: A Woody Allen Manhattan mosaic, Hannah and Her Sisters concerns the lives, loves, and infidelities among a tightly-knit artistic clan.... [More]
Directed By: Woody Allen

#49

L.A. Story (1991)
94%

#49
Adjusted Score: 96.112%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Steve Martin wrote and stars in this look at the promise and dreamtime of Los Angeles culture. Martin stars as... [More]
Directed By: Mick Jackson

#48
#48
Adjusted Score: 96.334%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Ernst Lubitsch used Laszlo Aladar's play The Honest Finder as a springboard for one of his most delightful early-'30s Paramount... [More]
Directed By: Ernst Lubitsch

#47

High Fidelity (2000)
91%

#47
Adjusted Score: 96.91%
Critics Consensus: The deft hand of director Stephen Frears and strong performances by the ensemble cast combine to tell an entertaining story with a rock-solid soundtrack.
Synopsis: In a biting romantic comedy, Rob Gordon is the owner of a semi-failing record store in Chicago, where he sells... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Frears

#46

Moonstruck (1987)
93%

#46
Adjusted Score: 97.435%
Critics Consensus: Led by energetic performances from Nicolas Cage and Cher, Moonstruck is an exuberantly funny tribute to love and one of the decade's most appealing comedies.
Synopsis: When there's a full moon over Brooklyn, anything can happen, and everything happens in the neighborhood where widowed bookkeeper Loretta... [More]
Directed By: Norman Jewison

#45
Adjusted Score: 97.591%
Critics Consensus: Ang Lee's funny and ultimately poignant comedy of manners reveals the filmmaker's skill across genres.
Synopsis: A gay New Yorker stages a marriage of convenience with a young woman to satisfy his traditional Taiwanese family, but... [More]
Directed By: Ang Lee

#44

Born Yesterday (1950)
96%

#44
Adjusted Score: 99.08%
Critics Consensus: Marrying screwball romance with political satire, Born Yesterday is a substantive romp with a ferociously smart performance by Judy Holliday as an uncouth bombshell.
Synopsis: In this adaptation of Garson Kanin's Broadway hit, Judy Holliday stars as Billie Dawn, a strident ex-chorus girl who is... [More]
Directed By: George Cukor

#43
Adjusted Score: 98.094%
Critics Consensus: Stolen Kisses is a fine feature follow-up to The 400 Blows, transforming Antoine Doinel into a sympathetic, silly, and romantic figure that carries to the series' end.
Synopsis: The episodic romantic comedy Stolen Kisses is the third installment in François Truffaut's Antoine Doinel series, which started with The... [More]
Directed By: François Truffaut

#42

About a Boy (2002)
93%

#42
Adjusted Score: 98.215%
Critics Consensus: About a Boy benefits tremendously from Hugh Grant's layered performance, as well as a funny, moving story that tugs at the heartstrings without tilting into treacle.
Synopsis: Will is a 36-year-old underachiever with a fear of commitment that leads him to seek out relationships with single mothers,... [More]
Directed By: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

#41
#41
Adjusted Score: 98.439%
Critics Consensus: Warm, funny, and quietly profound, Appropriate Behavior serves as a thoroughly compelling calling card for writer, director, and star Desiree Akhavan.
Synopsis: For Shirin, being part of a perfect Persian family isn't easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn't... [More]
Directed By: Desiree Akhavan

#40

Knocked Up (2007)
90%

#40
Adjusted Score: 98.498%
Critics Consensus: Knocked Up is a hilarious, poignant and refreshing look at the rigors of courtship and child-rearing, with a sometimes raunchy, yet savvy script that is ably acted and directed.
Synopsis: When a one-night stand that should have stayed that way has unexpected consequences, the reluctant odd couple attempts to transform... [More]
Directed By: Judd Apatow

#39

Bridesmaids (2011)
90%

#39
Adjusted Score: 98.92%
Critics Consensus: A marriage of genuine characters, gross out gags, and pathos, Bridesmaids is a female-driven comedy that refuses to be boxed in as Kristen Wiig emerges as a real star.
Synopsis: This spring, Universal Pictures and producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) invite you to experience Bridesmaids. Kristen Wiig... [More]
Directed By: Paul Feig

#38

Enchanted (2007)
93%

#38
Adjusted Score: 99.161%
Critics Consensus: A smart re-imagining of fairy tale tropes that's sure to delight children and adults, Enchanted features witty dialogue, sharp animation, and a star turn by Amy Adams.
Synopsis: A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess from the past... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Lima

#37

Dave (1993)
95%

#37
Adjusted Score: 99.46%
Critics Consensus: Ivan Reitman's refreshingly earnest political comedy benefits from an understated, charming script and a breezy performance by Kevin Kline.
Synopsis: The ghost of Frank Capra must have smiled when he saw Dave, an amusing and effective update of one of... [More]
Directed By: Ivan Reitman

#36
#36
Adjusted Score: 99.484%
Critics Consensus: Worthwhile as both a well-acted ensemble piece and as a smart, warm statement on family values, The Kids Are All Right is remarkable.
Synopsis: Two teenaged children get the notion to seek out their biological father and introduce him into the family life that... [More]
Directed By: Lisa Cholodenko

#35

The Awful Truth (1937)
93%

#35
Adjusted Score: 99.782%
Critics Consensus: Great comic direction by Leo McCarrey and memorable onscreen chemistry from stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunne make this screwball comedy a charmer.
Synopsis: This screwball comedy is filled with merry mix-ups and romantic misadventures that lead previously happy couple Jerry and Lucy Warriner... [More]
Directed By: Leo McCarey

#34
#34
Adjusted Score: 99.947%
Critics Consensus: Endlessly witty, visually rapturous, and sweetly romantic, Shakespeare in Love is a delightful romantic comedy that succeeds on nearly every level.
Synopsis: William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is on a cold streak. Not only is he writing for Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush), owner... [More]
Directed By: John Madden (II)

#33
Adjusted Score: 100.159%
Critics Consensus: While frothy to a fault, Four Weddings and a Funeral features irresistibly breezy humor, and winsome performances from Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell.
Synopsis: Charles and Carrie would make the perfect couple...if he weren't afraid to commit and she weren't already engaged! Fun-filled, clever... [More]
Directed By: Mike Newell

#32

Manhattan (1979)
95%

#32
Adjusted Score: 100.829%
Critics Consensus: One of Woody Allen's early classics, Manhattan combines modern, bittersweet humor and timeless romanticism with unerring grace.
Synopsis: Woody Allen combines witty dialogue, the music of George Gershwin, and atmospheric location shooting in one of his best romantic... [More]
Directed By: Woody Allen

#31

Juno (2007)
94%

#31
Adjusted Score: 101.066%
Critics Consensus: One of the brightest, funniest comedies of the year, Juno's smart script and direction are matched by assured performances in a coming of age story with a 21st century twist.
Synopsis: When a teenage girl is faced with an unexpected pregnancy, she enlists the aid of her best friend in finding... [More]
Directed By: Jason Reitman

#30

Say Anything... (1989)
98%

#30
Adjusted Score: 101.081%
Critics Consensus: One of the definitive Generation X movies, Say Anything is equally funny and heartfelt -- and it established John Cusack as an icon for left-of-center types everywhere.
Synopsis: A high-school valedictorian begins dating an irresponsible army brat, much to the dismay of her father. After breaking off the... [More]
Directed By: Cameron Crowe

#29
#29
Adjusted Score: 101.291%
Critics Consensus: Silver Linings Playbook walks a tricky thematic tightrope, but David O. Russell's sensitive direction and some sharp work from a talented cast gives it true balance.
Synopsis: Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and... [More]
Directed By: David O. Russell

#28
#28
Adjusted Score: 101.288%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Herbert Ross directed this adaptation of Woody Allen's hit Broadway play concerning a shy film critic who has trouble with... [More]
Directed By: Herbert Ross

#27

Love, Simon (2018)
92%

#27
Adjusted Score: 101.295%
Critics Consensus: Love, Simon hits its coming-of-age beats more deftly than many entries in this well-traveled genre -- and represents an overdue, if not entirely successful, milestone of inclusion.
Synopsis: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to... [More]
Directed By: Greg Berlanti

#26

Ninotchka (1939)
97%

#26
Adjusted Score: 101.285%
Critics Consensus: With Greta Garbo proving her comedy chops in the twilight of her career, Ninotchka is a can't-miss classic.
Synopsis: "Garbo Laughs!" declared the ads for Ninotchka. In the face of dwindling foreign revenues, MGM decided to put Greta Garbo,... [More]
Directed By: Ernst Lubitsch

#25

Cyrano De Bergerac (1990)
100%

#25
Adjusted Score: 101.361%
Critics Consensus: Love and hope soar in Cyrano De Bergerac, an immensely entertaining romance featuring Gerard Depardieu as his peak.
Synopsis: Gerard Depardieu gives a towering performance as the title character in this lavish, cinematic, and poetic adaptation of Edmond Rostand's... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Paul Rappeneau

#24

The Apartment (1960)
93%

#24
Adjusted Score: 101.814%
Critics Consensus: Director Billy Wilder's customary cynicism is leavened here by tender humor, romance, and genuine pathos.
Synopsis: Widely regarded as a comedy in 1960, The Apartment seems more melancholy with each passing year. Jack Lemmon plays C.C.... [More]
Directed By: Billy Wilder

#23

Broadcast News (1987)
98%

#23
Adjusted Score: 101.756%
Critics Consensus: Blockbuster dramatist James L. Brooks delivers with Broadcast News, fully entertaining with deft, deep characterization.
Synopsis: Writer/director/producer James L. Brooks scores on all counts with this clear-eyed look at the television news business and the dysfunctional... [More]

#22

Enough Said (2013)
95%

#22
Adjusted Score: 101.944%
Critics Consensus: Wryly charming, impeccably acted, and ultimately quite bittersweet, Enough Said is a grown-up movie in the best possible way.
Synopsis: A divorced and single parent, Eva (Julia Louis Dreyfus) spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her... [More]
Directed By: Nicole Holofcener

#21

Bull Durham (1988)
97%

#21
Adjusted Score: 102.028%
Critics Consensus: Kevin Costner at his funniest and most charismatic in Bull Durham, a film that's as wise about relationships as it is about minor league baseball.
Synopsis: A blend of comedy, drama and romance, Bull Durham follows the intertwining of three lives brought together by the great... [More]
Directed By: Ron Shelton

#20

Some Like It Hot (1959)
95%

#20
Adjusted Score: 102.119%
Critics Consensus: Some Like It Hot: A spry, quick-witted farce that never drags.
Synopsis: Two Struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and are now on the run from the Mob. Jerry and... [More]
Directed By: John Huston, Billy Wilder

#19

Groundhog Day (1993)
96%

#19
Adjusted Score: 102.311%
Critics Consensus: Smart, sweet, and inventive, Groundhog Day highlights Murray's dramatic gifts while still leaving plenty of room for laughs.
Synopsis: Bill Murray plays Phil, a TV weatherman working for a local station in Pennsylvania but convinced that national news stardom... [More]
Directed By: Harold Ramis

#18

Indiscreet (1958)
100%

#18
Adjusted Score: 102.347%
Critics Consensus: Indiscreet spins rom-com gold out of a premise just sturdy enough to set the stage for typically delightful work from its wonderfully well-matched leads.
Synopsis: This film stars Ingrid Bergman as a wealthy actress and Cary Grant as an international financial wizard. Bergman's sister and... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Donen

#17

Bringing Up Baby (1938)
93%

#17
Adjusted Score: 102.56%
Critics Consensus: With Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant at their effervescent best, Bringing Up Baby is a seamlessly assembled comedy with enduring appeal.
Synopsis: Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant star in this inspired comedy about a madcap heiress with a pet leopard who meets... [More]
Directed By: Howard Hawks

#16

Desk Set (1957)
100%

#16
Adjusted Score: 102.683%
Critics Consensus: Desk Set reunites one of cinema's most well-loved pairings for a solidly crafted romantic comedy that charmingly encapsulates their timeless appeal.
Synopsis: Based on the Broadway play by Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr, Desk Set represents the eighth screen teaming of Spencer... [More]
Directed By: Walter Lang

#15
#15
Adjusted Score: 103.085%
Critics Consensus: A delightfully postmodern fairy tale, The Princess Bride is a deft, intelligent mix of swashbuckling, romance, and comedy that takes an age-old damsel-in-distress story and makes it fresh.
Synopsis: Robin Wright and Cary Elwes star in this fairytale adventure about a beautiful princess and the gallant hero who rescues... [More]
Directed By: Rob Reiner

#14

My Man Godfrey (1936)
97%

#14
Adjusted Score: 103.829%
Critics Consensus: A class satire in a class of its own, My Man Godfrey's screwball comedy is as sharp as the social commentary is biting.
Synopsis: A scatterbrained socialite hires Godfrey, a vagrant, as a family butler, but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.... [More]
Directed By: Gregory La Cava

#13

Adam's Rib (1949)
100%

#13
Adjusted Score: 103.834%
Critics Consensus: Matched by Garson Kanin's witty, sophisticated screenplay, George Cukor, Spencer Tracy, and Katherine Hepburn are all in top form in the classic comedy Adam's Rib.
Synopsis: Written by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin, Adam's Rib is a peerless comedy predicated on the double standard. Spencer Tracy... [More]
Directed By: George Cukor

#12
#12
Adjusted Score: 104.041%
Critics Consensus: Deftly directed by Ernst Lubitsch from a smart, funny script by Samson Raphaelson, The Shop Around the Corner is a romantic comedy in the finest sense of the term.
Synopsis: The Shop Around the Corner is adapted from the Hungarian play by Nikolaus (Miklos) Laszlo. Budapest gift-shop clerk Alfred Kralik... [More]
Directed By: Ernst Lubitsch

#11

Holiday (1938)
100%

#11
Adjusted Score: 104.76%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Both film versions of Phillip Barry's stage comedy +Holiday have their merits, but the 1938 version has the added advantage... [More]
Directed By: George Cukor

#10

City Lights (1931)
98%

#10
Adjusted Score: 104.744%
Critics Consensus: One of the best underdog romance movies ever, with an ending that will light up any heart.
Synopsis: A homeless tramp befriends a lovely blind flower seller and convinces her he is a millionaire while he secretly labors... [More]
Directed By: Charles Chaplin

#9

The Artist (2011)
95%

#9
Adjusted Score: 104.895%
Critics Consensus: A crowd-pleasing tribute to the magic of silent cinema, The Artist is a clever, joyous film with delightful performances and visual style to spare.
Synopsis: Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death... [More]
Directed By: Michel Hazanavicius

#8

Annie Hall (1977)
97%

#8
Adjusted Score: 104.896%
Critics Consensus: Filled with poignant performances and devastating humor, Annie Hall represents a quantum leap for Woody Allen and remains an American classic.
Synopsis: "Annie Hall" is a comical look at the up and down relationship between a New York City TV writer and... [More]
Directed By: Woody Allen

#7

His Girl Friday (1940)
98%

#7
Adjusted Score: 104.968%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by stellar performances from Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday is a classic screwball romantic comedy.
Synopsis: The second screen version of the Ben Hecht/Charles MacArthur play The Front Page, His Girl Friday changed hard-driving newspaper reporter... [More]
Directed By: Howard Hawks

#6

The Lady Eve (1941)
100%

#6
Adjusted Score: 105.77%
Critics Consensus: A career highlight for Preston Sturges, The Lady Eve benefits from Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda's sparkling chemistry, and from a script that has inspired countless battle-of-the-sexes comedies.
Synopsis: In Preston Sturges' comedy, Henry Fonda stars as Charles Pike, the son of a beer magnate who becomes the target... [More]
Directed By: Preston Sturges

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 105.983%
Critics Consensus: With a terrific cast and a surfeit of visual razzle dazzle, Crazy Rich Asians takes a satisfying step forward for screen representation while deftly drawing inspiration from the classic -- and still effective -- rom-com formula.
Synopsis: "Crazy Rich Asians" follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Golding), to... [More]
Directed By: Jon M. Chu

#4

Roman Holiday (1953)
98%

#4
Adjusted Score: 106.16%
Critics Consensus: With Audrey Hepburn luminous in her American debut, Roman Holiday is as funny as it is beautiful, and sets the standard for the modern romantic comedy.
Synopsis: Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Paramount Pictures are delighted to bring the 1953 American romantic-comedy classic, Roman Holiday, back... [More]
Directed By: William Wyler

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 108.92%
Critics Consensus: Offering a wonderfully witty script, spotless direction from George Cukor, and typically excellent lead performances, The Philadelphia Story is an unqualified classic.
Synopsis: Set among the upper class in 1930s Philadelphia, this irreverent classic romantic comedy features radiant performances by three legendary stars.... [More]
Directed By: George Cukor

#2

The Big Sick (2017)
98%

#2
Adjusted Score: 110.355%
Critics Consensus: Funny, heartfelt, and intelligent, The Big Sick uses its appealing leads and cross-cultural themes to prove the standard romcom formula still has some fresh angles left to explore.
Synopsis: Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born... [More]
Directed By: Michael Showalter

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 112.439%
Critics Consensus: Capturing its stars and director at their finest, It Happened One Night remains unsurpassed by the countless romantic comedies it has inspired.
Synopsis: Frank Capra's seminal screwball comedy, which won all five major Academy Awards for 1934, is still as breezy and beguiling... [More]
Directed By: Frank Capra


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  • Crockett

    I’m glad to see some of my favorites in this list, including “Roman Holiday.”

  • Jason Blackman

    say anything… how is this not on the list?

  • Otto T

    I swear that if It Happened One Night is not on the list shit is going to get real.

  • Strider

    WTH??? Where is Say Anything? it had a 100% on the tomatometer up until about 2 years ago when a couple “new” critics ruined the perfect score.

  • Rooby Doo

    So glad to see What’s Up, Doc on this list. IMHO, it’s the greatest screwball comedy since Hollywood’s golden age ended (Grand Budapest Hotel is close though).

  • Guest

    Enough Said at #12 ?? seriously??. -_-

    Silver Linings Playbook and THE PHILADELPHIA STORY are my faves.

  • I disagree with the order, and films are missing (people have already mentioned Say Anything). I have seen all of these and a few would not be on my list at all. But as lists go, and one dominated by popularity rather than quality, it is a good list.

  • Sirena Loveridge

    Gotta Have Say Anything or it’s not a real list!!! I just saw a movie that should make this list in the future. THE DOG WEDDING, it’s really sweet

  • Dezzie

    Where the heck was Sleepless in Seattle?!? Did I miss it??

  • thiago

    Where’s As Good as it Gets? It’s a fantastic romantic comedy, and won two Academy Awards for acting in recent years (something really rare to happens with comedy movies), and has a good tomatometer – 86 per cent -, and i am upset, they forgot THIS film, but put Enough Said and Treinwreck, which is not that great.

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