Paste's The 100 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time

Paste's The 100 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time's icon

An official iCheckMovies list (adopted from Panunzio).

Favorited 21 times, disliked 4 times, added to 35 watchlists.

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

Source

Remove ads
  1. 3 -1

    When Harry Met Sally...

    1989, in 14 top lists Check
  2. 4 -3

    Annie Hall

    1977, in 33 top lists Check
  3. 8 +14

    His Girl Friday

    1940, in 20 top lists Check
  4. 12 -6

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    2004, in 27 top lists Check
  5. 15 new

    Sabrina

    1954, in 5 top lists Check
  6. 16 new

    City Lights

    1931, in 32 top lists Check
  7. 17 -5

    Moonrise Kingdom

    2012, in 8 top lists Check
  8. 19 -8

    The Apartment

    1960, in 27 top lists Check
  9. 21 -4

    The Shop Around the Corner

    1940, in 14 top lists Check
  10. 22 new

    L.A. Story

    1991, in 1 top list Check
  11. 25 new

    Love & Basketball

    2000, in 3 top lists Check
  12. 26 +10

    Punch-Drunk Love

    2002, in 12 top lists Check
  13. 27 new

    The Goodbye Girl

    1977, in 4 top lists Check
  14. 28 -10

    Knocked Up

    2007, in 4 top lists Check
  15. 29 -10

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    2001, in 3 top lists Check
  16. 31 -21

    Four Weddings and a Funeral

    1994, in 13 top lists Check
  17. 33 new

    Born Yesterday

    1950, in 10 top lists Check
  18. 34 new

    A Matter of Life and Death

    1946, in 23 top lists Check
  19. 36 new

    Adam's Rib

    1949, in 8 top lists Check
  20. 40 new

    Sing Street

    2016, in 3 top lists Check
  21. 42 new

    A Room with a View

    1985, in 11 top lists Check
  22. 44 new

    How to Marry a Millionaire

    1953, in 3 top lists Check
  23. 47 -22

    Silver Linings Playbook

    2012, in 6 top lists Check
  24. 49 -22

    Juno

    2007, in 12 top lists Check
  25. 50 -22

    Sleepless in Seattle

    1993, in 7 top lists Check
  26. 51 new

    Houseboat

    1958, in 1 top list Check
  27. 52 -22

    Xi yan

    1993 — a.k.a. The Wedding Banquet, in 8 top lists Check
  28. 55 -9

    You've Got Mail

    1998, in 4 top lists Check
  29. 57 new

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    1961, in 10 top lists Check
  30. 59 new

    Moonstruck

    1987, in 10 top lists Check
  31. 62 -27

    Pretty in Pink

    1986, in 2 top lists Check
  32. 63 -14

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    2008, in 1 top list Check
  33. 65 -28

    As Good as It Gets

    1997, in 9 top lists Check
  34. 67 new

    But I'm a Cheerleader

    1999, in 2 top lists Check
  35. 68 new

    Shakespeare in Love

    1998, in 12 top lists Check
  36. 69 -29

    About a Boy

    2002, in 2 top lists Check
  37. 70 -29

    Lars and the Real Girl

    2007, in 1 top list Check
  38. 71 -29

    Notting Hill

    1999, in 5 top lists Check
  39. 72 new

    How Stella Got Her Groove Back

    1998, in 1 top list Check
  40. 74 -30

    10 Things I Hate About You

    1999, in 2 top lists Check
  41. 75 new

    Jeffrey

    1995, in 1 top list Check
  42. 76 new

    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

    1995, in 7 top lists Check
  43. 77 new

    Some Kind of Wonderful

    1987, in 1 top list Check
  44. 78 new

    While You Were Sleeping

    1995, in 3 top lists Check
  45. 81 new

    Kissing Jessica Stein

    2001, in 1 top list Check
  46. 84 new

    Beginners

    2010, in 2 top lists Check
  47. 90 new

    Boy Meets Girl

    2014, in 1 top list Check
  48. 93 new

    Tootsie

    1982, in 19 top lists Check
  49. 99 -83

    Love Actually

    2003, in 4 top lists Check
Remove ads
Show all 100 movies

Last updated on Oct 27, 2018 by Panunzio; source