50 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time

Adjusted Score: 91.618%
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


Roxanne (1987)

Adjusted Score: 91.678%
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


Maggie's Plan (2016)

Adjusted Score: 92.036%
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

Adjusted Score: 93.054%
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


Chasing Amy (1997)

Adjusted Score: 93.131%
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

Adjusted Score: 94.053%
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: Does sex make it impossible for men and women to be true friends? This romantic comedy chronicles this dilemma through... [More]
Directed By: Rob Reiner


Waitress (2007)

Adjusted Score: 95.286%
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

Adjusted Score: 94.498%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After striking responsive chord at the Berlin Film Festival, Fernando Trueba's Belle Epoque (aka Age of Beauty) went on to... [More]
Directed By: Fernando Trueba


Amélie (2001)

Adjusted Score: 94.691%
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


What's Up, Doc? (1972)

Adjusted Score: 94.56%
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

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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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