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. 12 -6

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    2004, in 27 top lists Check
  2. 7 -4

    Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

    2001 — a.k.a. Amélie, in 26 top lists Check
  3. 43 -12

    WALL·E

    2008, in 23 top lists Check
  4. 10 +24

    Groundhog Day

    1993, in 20 top lists Check
  5. 4 -3

    Annie Hall

    1977, in 33 top lists Check
  6. 83 -33

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    2010, in 5 top lists Check
  7. 18 new

    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 35 top lists Check
  8. 2 +2

    The Princess Bride

    1987, in 19 top lists Check
  9. 49 -22

    Juno

    2007, in 12 top lists Check
  10. 9 new

    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 34 top lists Check
  11. 61 new

    Beauty and the Beast

    1991, in 19 top lists Check
  12. 19 -8

    The Apartment

    1960, in 27 top lists Check
  13. 16 new

    City Lights

    1931, in 32 top lists Check
  14. 57 new

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    1961, in 10 top lists Check
  15. 99 -83

    Love Actually

    2003, in 4 top lists Check
  16. 6 +33

    It Happened One Night

    1934, in 28 top lists Check
  17. 26 +10

    Punch-Drunk Love

    2002, in 12 top lists Check
  18. 17 -5

    Moonrise Kingdom

    2012, in 8 top lists Check
  19. 5 new

    Roman Holiday

    1953, in 12 top lists Check
  20. 3 -1

    When Harry Met Sally...

    1989, in 14 top lists Check
  21. 24 +14

    The 40 Year Old Virgin

    2005 — a.k.a. The 40-Year-Old Virgin, in 7 top lists Check
  22. 28 -10

    Knocked Up

    2007, in 4 top lists Check
  23. 1 +7

    The Philadelphia Story

    1940, in 20 top lists Check
  24. 68 new

    Shakespeare in Love

    1998, in 12 top lists Check
  25. 23 -10

    Harold and Maude

    1971, in 18 top lists Check
  26. 63 -14

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    2008, in 1 top list Check
  27. 8 +14

    His Girl Friday

    1940, in 20 top lists Check
  28. 65 -28

    As Good as It Gets

    1997, in 9 top lists Check
  29. 13 +11

    Bringing Up Baby

    1938, in 22 top lists Check
  30. 47 -22

    Silver Linings Playbook

    2012, in 6 top lists Check
  31. 45 new

    There's Something About Mary

    1998, in 11 top lists Check
  32. 74 -30

    10 Things I Hate About You

    1999, in 2 top lists Check
  33. 46 new

    Enchanted

    2007, in 3 top lists Check
  34. 29 -10

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    2001, in 3 top lists Check
  35. 93 new

    Tootsie

    1982, in 19 top lists Check
  36. 58 new

    Bridesmaids

    2011, in 7 top lists Check
  37. 31 -21

    Four Weddings and a Funeral

    1994, in 13 top lists Check
  38. 15 new

    Sabrina

    1954, in 5 top lists Check
  39. 50 -22

    Sleepless in Seattle

    1993, in 7 top lists Check
  40. 80 new

    The Wedding Singer

    1998, in 3 top lists Check
  41. 69 -29

    About a Boy

    2002, in 2 top lists Check
  42. 30 +18

    Clueless

    1995, in 7 top lists Check
  43. 34 new

    A Matter of Life and Death

    1946, in 24 top lists Check
  44. 71 -29

    Notting Hill

    1999, in 5 top lists Check
  45. 48 -22

    The Purple Rose of Cairo

    1985, in 7 top lists Check
  46. 36 new

    Adam's Rib

    1949, in 8 top lists Check
  47. 20 -5

    Pretty Woman

    1990, in 12 top lists Check
  48. 14 +29

    The Lady Eve

    1941, in 19 top lists Check
  49. 11 new

    Trouble in Paradise

    1932, in 16 top lists Check
  50. 70 -29

    Lars and the Real Girl

    2007, in 1 top list Check
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Last updated on Oct 27, 2018 by Panunzio; source