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. 74 -30

    10 Things I Hate About You

    1999, in 2 top lists Check
  2. 53 new

    13 Going on 30

    2004, in 1 top list Check
  3. 24 +14

    The 40 Year Old Virgin

    2005 — a.k.a. The 40-Year-Old Virgin, in 7 top lists Check
  4. 69 -29

    About a Boy

    2002, in 2 top lists Check
  5. 36 new

    Adam's Rib

    1949, in 8 top lists Check
  6. 4 -3

    Annie Hall

    1977, in 33 top lists Check
  7. 19 -8

    The Apartment

    1960, in 27 top lists Check
  8. 54 new

    Appropriate Behavior

    2014 — a.k.a. Appropriate Behaviour, in 2 top lists Check
  9. 65 -28

    As Good as It Gets

    1997, in 9 top lists Check
  10. 61 new

    Beauty and the Beast

    1991, in 19 top lists Check
  11. 84 new

    Beginners

    2010, in 2 top lists Check
  12. 37 new

    The Big Sick

    2017, in 2 top lists
    Check
  13. 33 new

    Born Yesterday

    1950, in 10 top lists Check
  14. 90 new

    Boy Meets Girl

    2014, in 1 top list Check
  15. 57 new

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    1961, in 10 top lists Check
  16. 58 new

    Bridesmaids

    2011, in 7 top lists Check
  17. 29 -10

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    2001, in 3 top lists Check
  18. 13 +11

    Bringing Up Baby

    1938, in 22 top lists Check
  19. 79 new

    Bull Durham

    1988, in 8 top lists Check
  20. 67 new

    But I'm a Cheerleader

    1999, in 2 top lists Check
  21. 87 new

    Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi

    1958 — a.k.a. That Which Runs Is a Car, in 2 top lists Check
  22. 16 new

    City Lights

    1931, in 32 top lists Check
  23. 30 +18

    Clueless

    1995, in 7 top lists Check
  24. 35 new

    Coming to America

    1988, in 3 top lists Check
  25. 95 new

    Crazy Rich Asians

    2018, in 3 top lists
    Check
  26. 91 new

    Desk Set

    1957, in 1 top list Check
  27. 76 new

    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

    1995, in 6 top lists Check
  28. 46 new

    Enchanted

    2007, in 3 top lists Check
  29. 12 -6

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    2004, in 27 top lists Check
  30. 7 -4

    Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

    2001 — a.k.a. Amélie, in 26 top lists Check
  31. 63 -14

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    2008, in 1 top list Check
  32. 31 -21

    Four Weddings and a Funeral

    1994, in 13 top lists Check
  33. 27 new

    The Goodbye Girl

    1977, in 4 top lists Check
  34. 60 new

    Grosse Pointe Blank

    1997, in 4 top lists Check
  35. 10 +24

    Groundhog Day

    1993, in 20 top lists Check
  36. 23 -10

    Harold and Maude

    1971, in 18 top lists Check
  37. 8 +14

    His Girl Friday

    1940, in 20 top lists Check
  38. 82 new

    Hors de prix

    2006 — a.k.a. Priceless, in 1 top list Check
  39. 51 new

    Houseboat

    1958, in 1 top list Check
  40. 72 new

    How Stella Got Her Groove Back

    1998, in 1 top list Check
  41. 44 new

    How to Marry a Millionaire

    1953, in 3 top lists Check
  42. 6 +33

    It Happened One Night

    1934, in 28 top lists Check
  43. 75 new

    Jeffrey

    1995, in 1 top list Check
  44. 49 -22

    Juno

    2007, in 12 top lists Check
  45. 81 new

    Kissing Jessica Stein

    2001, in 1 top list Check
  46. 28 -10

    Knocked Up

    2007, in 4 top lists Check
  47. 22 new

    L.A. Story

    1991, in 1 top list Check
  48. 14 +29

    The Lady Eve

    1941, in 19 top lists Check
  49. 70 -29

    Lars and the Real Girl

    2007, in 1 top list Check
  50. 98 new

    The Lobster

    2015, in 5 top lists Check
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Last updated on Oct 27, 2018 by Panunzio; source