Paste's The 100 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time

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As a genre, the romantic comedy has had pretty sharply defined highs (the 1940s and 1980s) and lows (1990s-2000s) based on viewer appetite and studio competence, but thanks to this thing we call “the human condition,” hope-laden fables showing how two people can, indeed, find and cherish one another despite all obstacles will never stay out of fashion long—no matter how soulless and cynical the industry. Whether because we are young and naïve, not-so-young and searching, or old and grumpy with a soft spot (or wistful memory), there’s always an appetite for fascinating meet-cutes, resolved comedies of errors and melted gruff exteriors. So no matter your particular poison when it comes to scripted takes on love and relationships, let Paste’s list of the 100 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time provide you just what the doctor ordered.

List published April 2013. Updated and expanded in October 2018

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  1. 53 new

    13 Going on 30

    2004, in 1 top list Check
  2. 90 new

    Boy Meets Girl

    2014, in 1 top list Check
  3. 91 new

    Desk Set

    1957, in 1 top list Check
  4. 63 -14

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    2008, in 1 top list Check
  5. 82 new

    Hors de prix

    2006 — a.k.a. Priceless, in 1 top list Check
  6. 51 new

    Houseboat

    1958, in 1 top list Check
  7. 72 new

    How Stella Got Her Groove Back

    1998, in 1 top list Check
  8. 75 new

    Jeffrey

    1995, in 1 top list Check
  9. 81 new

    Kissing Jessica Stein

    2001, in 1 top list Check
  10. 22 new

    L.A. Story

    1991, in 1 top list Check
  11. 70 -29

    Lars and the Real Girl

    2007, in 1 top list Check
  12. 89 new

    Love, Simon

    2018, in 1 top list
    Check
  13. 85 new

    Obvious Child

    2014, in 1 top list Check
  14. 94 new

    Overboard

    1987, in 1 top list Check
  15. 41 new

    The Prizefighter and the Lady

    1933 — a.k.a. Every Woman's Man, in 1 top list Check
  16. 96 new

    Serendipity

    2001, in 1 top list Check
  17. 39 new

    Sleeping with Other People

    2015, in 1 top list Check
  18. 77 new

    Some Kind of Wonderful

    1987, in 1 top list Check
  19. 88 new

    They Came Together

    2014, in 1 top list Check
  20. 92 new

    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    2018, in 1 top list
    Check
  21. 100 new

    Trainwreck

    2015, in 1 top list Check
  22. 74 -30

    10 Things I Hate About You

    1999, in 2 top lists Check
  23. 69 -29

    About a Boy

    2002, in 2 top lists Check
  24. 54 new

    Appropriate Behavior

    2014 — a.k.a. Appropriate Behaviour, in 2 top lists Check
  25. 84 new

    Beginners

    2010, in 2 top lists Check
  26. 37 new

    The Big Sick

    2017, in 2 top lists
    Check
  27. 67 new

    But I'm a Cheerleader

    1999, in 2 top lists Check
  28. 87 new

    Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi

    1958 — a.k.a. That Which Runs Is a Car, in 2 top lists Check
  29. 86 new

    The Major and the Minor

    1942, in 2 top lists Check
  30. 62 -27

    Pretty in Pink

    1986, in 2 top lists Check
  31. 73 -28

    Roxanne

    1987, in 2 top lists Check
  32. 29 -10

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    2001, in 3 top lists Check
  33. 35 new

    Coming to America

    1988, in 3 top lists Check
  34. 46 new

    Enchanted

    2007, in 3 top lists Check
  35. 44 new

    How to Marry a Millionaire

    1953, in 3 top lists Check
  36. 25 new

    Love & Basketball

    2000, in 3 top lists Check
  37. 56 new

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    2002, in 3 top lists Check
  38. 40 new

    Sing Street

    2016, in 3 top lists Check
  39. 64 new

    Splash

    1984, in 3 top lists Check
  40. 97 new

    Sweet Home Alabama

    2002, in 3 top lists Check
  41. 80 new

    The Wedding Singer

    1998, in 3 top lists Check
  42. 78 new

    While You Were Sleeping

    1995, in 3 top lists Check
  43. 95 new

    Crazy Rich Asians

    2018, in 4 top lists
    Check
  44. 27 new

    The Goodbye Girl

    1977, in 4 top lists Check
  45. 60 new

    Grosse Pointe Blank

    1997, in 4 top lists Check
  46. 28 -10

    Knocked Up

    2007, in 4 top lists Check
  47. 99 -83

    Love Actually

    2003 — a.k.a. Love, Actually, in 4 top lists Check
  48. 55 -9

    You've Got Mail

    1998, in 4 top lists Check
  49. 98 new

    The Lobster

    2015, in 5 top lists Check
  50. 71 -29

    Notting Hill

    1999, in 5 top lists Check
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Last updated on Oct 27, 2018 by Panunzio; source