The Top 100 Romantic Comedies of All Time

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1

City Lights

1931    Charles Chaplin    Rated G

Comedy Drama    Drama    Melodrama

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The Apartment

1960    Billy Wilder    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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3

The Princess Bride

1987    Rob Reiner    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Comedy

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4

The General

1926    Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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5

It Happened One Night

1934    Frank Capra    Not Rated

Comedy    Pre-Code Hollywood    Road Movie

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6

The Philadelphia Story

1940    George Cukor    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Romance

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His Girl Friday

1940    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Comedy    Media Satire    Romance

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Bringing Up Baby

1938    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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9

Annie Hall

1977    Woody Allen    Rated PG

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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10

Groundhog Day

1993    Harold Ramis    Rated PG

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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Manhattan

1979    Woody Allen    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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12

Shaun of the Dead

2004    Edgar Wright    Rated R

Apocalyptic Film    Comedy    Horror

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14

The Lady Vanishes

1938    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Mystery

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15

Roman Holiday

1953    William Wyler    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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16

Harold and Maude

1971    Hal Ashby    Rated PG

Black Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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17

My Man Godfrey

1936    Gregory La Cava    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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18

Amélie

2001    Jean-Pierre Jeunet    Rated R

Comedy    Foreign Language Film    Romance

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19

Breakfast at Tiffany's

1961    Blake Edwards    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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20

The Lady Eve

1941    Preston Sturges    Not Rated

Comedy    Con Artist / Hustler    Romance

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21

The Shop Around the Corner

1940    Ernst Lubitsch    Not Rated

Comedy    Drama    Romance

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22

Sabrina

1954    Billy Wilder    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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23

Big

1988    Penny Marshall    Rated PG

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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24

Top Hat

1935    Mark Sandrich    Not Rated

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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25

The Purple Rose of Cairo

1985    Woody Allen    Rated PG

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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Before Sunrise

1995    Richard Linklater    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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27

Moonrise Kingdom

2012    Wes Anderson    Rated PG13

Childhood Drama    Comedy Drama    Drama

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28

High Fidelity

2000    Stephen Frears    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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29

Say Anything...

1989    Cameron Crowe    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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30

Ninotchka

1939    Ernst Lubitsch    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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31

The Quiet Man

1952    John Ford    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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32

Silver Linings Playbook

2012    David O. Russell    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romantic Comedy

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33

(500) Days of Summer

2009    Marc Webb    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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34

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

2004    Adam McKay    Rated PG13

Comedy    Media Satire    Period Film

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35

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

2010    Edgar Wright    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Based-on-Comics

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36

Better Off Dead

1985    Savage Steve Holland    Not Rated

Comedy    Teen Movie    Romantic Comedy

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin

2005    Judd Apatow    Rated R

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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38

Midnight in Paris

2011    Woody Allen    Rated PG13

Comedy    Fantasy    Romance

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39

Broadcast News

1987    James L. Brooks    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Media Satire    Romance

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40

The Cameraman

1928    Edward Sedgwick    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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41

Bull Durham

1988    Ron Shelton    Rated R

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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42

Trouble in Paradise

1932    Ernst Lubitsch    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Con Artist / Hustler

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43

You Can't Take It With You

1938    Frank Capra    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Romance

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44

Grosse Pointe Blank

1997    George Armitage    Rated R

Black Comedy    Comedy    Comedy Thriller

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45

Sixteen Candles

1984    John Hughes    Rated PG

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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46

Adam's Rib

1949    George Cukor    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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47

Swingers

1996    Doug Liman    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy    Comedy of Manners

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48

Juno

2007    Jason Reitman    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

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49

Defending Your Life

1991    Albert Brooks    Rated PG

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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50

Play It Again, Sam

1972    Herbert Ross    Rated PG

Comedy    Parody/Spoof    Romance

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51

When Harry Met Sally...

1989    Rob Reiner    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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52

Holiday

1938    George Cukor    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Domestic Comedy

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53

There's Something About Mary

1998    Bobby & Peter Farrelly    Rated R

Comedy    Farce    Gross-Out Comedy

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54

Up in the Air

2009    Jason Reitman    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Family Drama

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55

The Seven Year Itch

1955    Billy Wilder    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Domestic Comedy

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56

Out of Sight

1998    Steven Soderbergh    Rated R

Caper    Comedy    Crime

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57

Our Hospitality

1923    John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton    Rated G

Adventure Comedy    Comedy    Romance

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58

Jerry Maguire

1996    Cameron Crowe    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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59

Chasing Amy

1997    Kevin Smith    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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60

Knocked Up

2007    Judd Apatow    Rated R

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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61

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

1953    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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62

Terms of Endearment

1983    James L. Brooks    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Drama    Family Drama

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63

Tootsie

1982    Sydney Pollack    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Errors    Cross-Dressing / Gender-Bending

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64

Garden State

2004    Zach Braff    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Reunion Films

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65

Coming to America

1988    John Landis    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Comedy of Manners

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66

As Good As It Gets

1997    James L. Brooks    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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67

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

2008    Nicholas Stoller    Rated R

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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68

Love Actually

2003    Richard Curtis    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Ensemble Film    Holiday Film

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69

A Woman is a Woman

1961    Jean-Luc Godard    Not Rated

Comedy    Foreign Language Film    French New Wave

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70

Punch-Drunk Love

2002    Paul Thomas Anderson    Rated R

Absurd Comedy    Comedy Drama    Romance

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71

10 Things I Hate About You

1999    Gil Junger    Rated PG13

Based-on-Shakespeare    Comedy    Romance

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72

Romancing the Stone

1984    Robert Zemeckis    Rated PG

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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73

Wedding Crashers

2005    David Dobkin    Rated R

Comedy    Farce    Romance

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74

Funny Face

1957    Stanley Donen    Not Rated

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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75

The Wedding Singer

1998    Frank Coraci    Rated PG13

Comedy    Period Film    Romance

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76

How to Steal a Million

1966    William Wyler    Not Rated

Comedy    Crime    Romantic Comedy

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77

Seven Chances

1925    Buster Keaton    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Romance

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78

Moonstruck

1987    Norman Jewison    Rated PG

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Romance

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79

The Brothers Bloom

2009    Rian Johnson    Rated PG13

Comedy    Con Artist / Hustler    Crime

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80

What's Up, Doc?

1972    Peter Bogdanovich    Rated G

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Romantic Comedy

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81

Something Wild

1986    Jonathan Demme    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Road Movie

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82

I Love You, Man

2009    John Hamburg    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy    Romance

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83

Beautiful Girls

1996    Ted Demme    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Ensemble Film

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85

Lars and the Real Girl

2007    Craig Gillespie    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Drama    Psychological Drama

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86

The Goodbye Girl

1977    Herbert Ross    Rated PG

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Romance

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87

Sideways

2004    Alexander Payne    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Drama

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88

Roxanne

1987    Fred Schepisi    Rated PG

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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89

Beginners

2010    Mike Mills    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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90

Singles

1992    Cameron Crowe    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Ensemble Film

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91

L.A. Story

1991    Mick Jackson    Rated PG

Comedy    Romantic Comedy    Sophisticated Comedy

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92

Arthur

1981    Steve Gordon    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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93

The American President

1995    Rob Reiner    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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94

About a Boy

2002    Chris Weitz    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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95

The Sure Thing

1985    Rob Reiner    Rated PG13

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Road Movie

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96

Much Ado About Nothing

1993    Kenneth Branagh    Rated PG13

Based-on-Shakespeare    Based-on-Theatre    Comedy

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97

Pretty Woman

1990    Garry Marshall    Rated R

Comedy    Prostitution Film    Romance

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99

Benny & Joon

1993    Jeremiah S. Chechik    Not Rated

Romance    Romantic Comedy    Comedy

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Strictly Ballroom

1992    Baz Luhrmann    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Dance Film    Drama

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