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. 76 new

    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

    1995, in 6 top lists Check
  2. 87 new

    Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi

    1958 — a.k.a. That Which Runs Is a Car, in 2 top lists Check
  3. 65 -28

    As Good as It Gets

    1997, in 9 top lists Check
  4. 99 -83

    Love Actually

    2003, in 4 top lists Check
  5. 28 -10

    Knocked Up

    2007, in 4 top lists Check
  6. 19 -8

    The Apartment

    1960, in 27 top lists Check
  7. 58 new

    Bridesmaids

    2011, in 7 top lists Check
  8. 100 new

    Trainwreck

    2015, in 1 top list Check
  9. 72 new

    How Stella Got Her Groove Back

    1998, in 1 top list Check
  10. 25 new

    Love & Basketball

    2000, in 3 top lists Check
  11. 71 -29

    Notting Hill

    1999, in 5 top lists Check
  12. 68 new

    Shakespeare in Love

    1998, in 12 top lists Check
  13. 7 -4

    Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

    2001 — a.k.a. Amélie, in 26 top lists Check
  14. 47 -22

    Silver Linings Playbook

    2012, in 6 top lists Check
  15. 9 new

    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 34 top lists Check
  16. 37 new

    The Big Sick

    2017, in 2 top lists
    Check
  17. 95 new

    Crazy Rich Asians

    2018, in 3 top lists
    Check
  18. 98 new

    The Lobster

    2015, in 5 top lists Check
  19. 20 -5

    Pretty Woman

    1990, in 12 top lists Check
  20. 45 new

    There's Something About Mary

    1998, in 11 top lists Check
  21. 55 -9

    You've Got Mail

    1998, in 4 top lists Check
  22. 5 new

    Roman Holiday

    1953, in 12 top lists Check
  23. 31 -21

    Four Weddings and a Funeral

    1994, in 13 top lists Check
  24. 42 new

    A Room with a View

    1985, in 11 top lists Check
  25. 24 +14

    The 40 Year Old Virgin

    2005 — a.k.a. The 40-Year-Old Virgin, in 7 top lists Check
  26. 35 new

    Coming to America

    1988, in 3 top lists Check
  27. 93 new

    Tootsie

    1982, in 19 top lists Check
  28. 57 new

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    1961, in 10 top lists Check
  29. 66 new

    Something Wild

    1986, in 5 top lists Check
  30. 15 new

    Sabrina

    1954, in 5 top lists Check
  31. 94 new

    Overboard

    1987, in 1 top list Check
  32. 1 +7

    The Philadelphia Story

    1940, in 20 top lists Check
  33. 83 -33

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    2010, in 5 top lists Check
  34. 63 -14

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    2008, in 1 top list Check
  35. 27 new

    The Goodbye Girl

    1977, in 4 top lists Check
  36. 64 new

    Splash

    1984, in 3 top lists Check
  37. 51 new

    Houseboat

    1958, in 1 top list Check
  38. 89 new

    Love, Simon

    2018, in 1 top list
    Check
  39. 38 new

    Ninotchka

    1939, in 18 top lists Check
  40. 79 new

    Bull Durham

    1988, in 8 top lists Check
  41. 12 -6

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    2004, in 27 top lists Check
  42. 97 new

    Sweet Home Alabama

    2002, in 3 top lists Check
  43. 46 new

    Enchanted

    2007, in 3 top lists Check
  44. 60 new

    Grosse Pointe Blank

    1997, in 4 top lists Check
  45. 73 -28

    Roxanne

    1987, in 2 top lists Check
  46. 82 new

    Hors de prix

    2006 — a.k.a. Priceless, in 1 top list Check
  47. 70 -29

    Lars and the Real Girl

    2007, in 1 top list Check
  48. 40 new

    Sing Street

    2016, in 3 top lists Check
  49. 52 -22

    Xi yan

    1993 — a.k.a. The Wedding Banquet, in 8 top lists Check
  50. 84 new

    Beginners

    2010, in 2 top lists Check
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Last updated on Oct 27, 2018 by Panunzio; source