The Top 50 Romantic Comedies of All Time

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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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The Princess Bride

1987    Rob Reiner    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Comedy

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The General

1926    Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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It Happened One Night

1934    Frank Capra    Not Rated

Comedy    Pre-Code Hollywood    Road Movie

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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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Annie Hall

1977    Woody Allen    Rated PG

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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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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Shaun of the Dead

2004    Edgar Wright    Rated R

Apocalyptic Film    Comedy    Horror

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The Lady Vanishes

1938    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Mystery

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Roman Holiday

1953    William Wyler    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Harold and Maude

1971    Hal Ashby    Rated PG

Black Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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My Man Godfrey

1936    Gregory La Cava    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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Amélie

2001    Jean-Pierre Jeunet    Rated R

Comedy    Foreign Language Film    Romance

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

1961    Blake Edwards    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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The Lady Eve

1941    Preston Sturges    Not Rated

Comedy    Con Artist / Hustler    Romance

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The Shop Around the Corner

1940    Ernst Lubitsch    Not Rated

Comedy    Drama    Romance

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Sabrina

1954    Billy Wilder    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Top Hat

1935    Mark Sandrich    Not Rated

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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Big

1988    Penny Marshall    Rated PG

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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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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Moonrise Kingdom

2012    Wes Anderson    Rated PG13

Childhood Drama    Comedy Drama    Drama

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High Fidelity

2000    Stephen Frears    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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Say Anything...

1989    Cameron Crowe    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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Ninotchka

1939    Ernst Lubitsch    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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The Quiet Man

1952    John Ford    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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Silver Linings Playbook

2012    David O. Russell    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romantic Comedy

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(500) Days of Summer

2009    Marc Webb    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

2004    Adam McKay    Rated PG13

Comedy    Media Satire    Period Film

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Better Off Dead

1985    Savage Steve Holland    Not Rated

Comedy    Teen Movie    Romantic Comedy

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

2010    Edgar Wright    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Based-on-Comics

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin

2005    Judd Apatow    Rated R

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Midnight in Paris

2011    Woody Allen    Rated PG13

Comedy    Fantasy    Romance

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Broadcast News

1987    James L. Brooks    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Media Satire    Romance

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Trouble in Paradise

1932    Ernst Lubitsch    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Con Artist / Hustler

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Bull Durham

1988    Ron Shelton    Rated R

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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The Cameraman

1928    Edward Sedgwick    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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You Can't Take It With You

1938    Frank Capra    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Romance

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Grosse Pointe Blank

1997    George Armitage    Rated R

Black Comedy    Comedy    Comedy Thriller

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Sixteen Candles

1984    John Hughes    Rated PG

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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Adam's Rib

1949    George Cukor    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Juno

2007    Jason Reitman    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

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Swingers

1996    Doug Liman    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy    Comedy of Manners

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Defending Your Life

1991    Albert Brooks    Rated PG

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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Play It Again, Sam

1972    Herbert Ross    Rated PG

Comedy    Parody/Spoof    Romance

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