My Favorite Romantic Comediesby cecking | created - 6 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public
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1. Amélie (2001)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.
Votes: 670,356 | Gross: $33.23M
Gosh, it feels strange to consider "Amelie" as a romantic comedy because it's always meant so much more to me. It's a cinematic masterpiece that explores loneliness, eroticism, bullying, parental neglect, introversion, creativity, and isolation. The romance was hugely important to me of course, but when I saw this film in the theater at age 13, all I could think was "Wow, there's someone out there who truly understands me.".
2. Moonstruck (1987)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.
Votes: 45,544 | Gross: $80.64M
When I initially saw this movie on cable, several years after it premiered in theaters, I didn't know what to make of it. I hadn't seen anything like it and that baffled me. Today, I understand the truth: "Moonstruck" is undeniably brilliant. It's completely over-the-top and bizarre in ways that feel refreshingly honest and sincere, Nicholas Cage and Cher have electric chemistry and the family dynamic (usually half-yelling, always in each other's business) lovingly reminds me of my own. Also: "Snap out of it!"
3. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.
Votes: 213,215 | Gross: $71.54M
Like "Amelie", I saw "Bridget Jones's Diary" in theaters when it premiered and a lot of the content went over my thirteen year old head. I hadn't experienced the Spanx vs. thong conflict before a date yet and I definitely didn't get how deeply the British commit to their costume parties. However, throughout high school, I deeply empathized with Bridget's nearly routine humiliation, self-doubt, witty sarcasm, and seemingly unending quest for self-improvement. And to this day, I still think Colin Firth saying, "I like you. Just as you are." is the single sweetest, sexiest line I've heard in a movie.
4. Overboard (1987)
PG | 112 min | Comedy, Romance
A cruel but beautiful heiress mocks and cheats a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia after an accident, he decides to introduce her to regular life by convincing her they're husband and wife.
Votes: 49,365 | Gross: $26.71M
I LOVE films that feature mistaken identity, imposters or amnesia!
5. While You Were Sleeping (1995)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.
Votes: 86,692 | Gross: $81.06M
6. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)
Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A breathtaking, goose flesh igniting, awe inspiring love journey of an ordinary man Suri and his 'total opposite' love Taani.
Votes: 41,273 | Gross: $2.07M
7. Sabrina (1954)
Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.
8. The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Romance
One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together.
Votes: 89,932 | Gross: $28.84M
9. The Decoy Bride (2011)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When the world's media descend on the remote Scottish island where a Hollywood actress is attempting to get married, a local girl is hired as a decoy bride to put the paparazzi off the scent.
Votes: 10,302 | Gross: $0.00M
10. The Names of Love (2010)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match.
Votes: 7,243 | Gross: $0.51M
12. Priceless (2006)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
Through a set of wacky circumstances, a young gold digger mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender, thinking he's a wealthy suitor.
Votes: 29,627 | Gross: $1.50M
13. Leap Year (2010)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Romance
Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy on Leap Day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it.
Votes: 88,956 | Gross: $25.92M
14. Sabrina (1995)
PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.
Votes: 34,792 | Gross: $53.67M
15. Whatcha Wearin'? (2012)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Romance
Yoon-Jung accidentally calls a stranger, instead of her boyfriend, and has phone sex with the unknown man. When her relationship with boyfriend turns sour, she meets Hyun-Seung, and falls ... See full summary »
17. Finding Mr. Destiny (2010)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance
Gi-joon starts an agency that helps people locate their long-lost first loves and Ji-woo becomes his first client. She is dragged there by her worried father, Captain SEO, who learns that ... See full summary »
19. Heartbreaker (2010)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
Alex and his sister run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter. The only problem is that they only have one week to do so.
Votes: 24,453 | Gross: $0.50M
20. Romantics Anonymous (2010)
PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Romance
What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René, the boss of a small chocolate factory, and Angélique, a gifted ... See full summary »
21. Populaire (2012)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
1958. Rose is a terrible secretary but a demon typist. Her handsome boss resolves to turn her into the fastest girl in the world.
Votes: 11,010 | Gross: $0.18M
23. Blind Date (2015)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
He is a dedicated workaholic who lives and breathes his work. He prefers nothing more than silence. She is an accomplished pianist working on her big-break concert. To her, music and sound ... See full summary »
24. Sleeping with Other People (2015)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A good-natured womanizer and a serial cheater form a platonic relationship that helps reform them in ways, while a mutual attraction sets in.
Votes: 37,494 | Gross: $0.81M
27. Obvious Child (2014)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A twenty-something comedienne's unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.
Votes: 22,288 | Gross: $3.12M