The 65 Best Rom-Coms of All Time, Ranked

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Romantic comedies: Love them or tolerate them (let's be honest you can't hate a romcom), they're always good for at least some light entertainment and a life lesson or two. (Okay okay, and sometimes a few tears.) Here we present, the best and most classic rom-coms of all time, ranked. Where does your fave fall on the list?

65. 50 First Dates

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Adam Sandler—the king of comedy—finds his sensitive side in 50 First Dates, where he falls in love with Lucy (Drew Barrymore). The only problem? Lucy suffers from memory loss, and Henry (Adam Sandler) has to help her fall in love with him all over again...and again...and again.

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64. Much Ado About Nothing

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This underrated film remake of the Shakespearean comedy stars some of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood, including Keanu Reeves, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Michael Keaton, and Kate Beckinsale. It's romantic, it's funny, and it'll have you speaking old English all day.

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63. She's All That

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A jock bets his friends that he can turn any girl into the prom queen and they choose the ultimate challenge: Rachel Leigh Cook with glasses and paint on her clothes. Problematic teen comedy tropes aside, it's a quintessentially '90s rom-com.

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62. Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon

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A girl gets set up with the heir to a multi-million dollar company and falls in love with him only to discover that he's not at all who everyone thought he was. This iconic Bollywood rom-com is considered a classic for a reason, complete with dreamy, longing gazes and killer dance sequences. Unless you can understand Hindi, you're gonna want to turn on your subtitles for this one.

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61. Something New

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Everyone's got a type, but it never hurts to step outside of your comfort zone and find Something New. Sanaa Lathan plays an accomplished but uptight accountant who hasn't had much luck in love despite desperately wanting to meet someone. A blind date with a guy nothing like her ideal man opens up her mind (and her heart), reminding us that love sometimes comes in the form you least expect it.

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60. Deliver Us From Eva

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Two men hire a sweet-talking Casanova named Ray to temporarily court their no-nonsense sister-in-law, but things go awry when Ray also wins over the hearts of their lady loves. Deliver Us From Eva hits all the necessary points of a good rom-com: a contract relationship, insane chemistry, and a kidnapping plot.

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59. The Wedding Date

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Those who can, date. Those who can't, hire an escort to pose as their boyfriend at their sister's wedding. Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney sizzle onscreen in this 2005 romantic comedy, so much so that people are *still* shipping them IRL.

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58. Love, Simon

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Love, Simon has been praised for its long-overdue Hollywood storyline about a gay teenage romance starring Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, and your faves Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner. While dealing with a blackmailer who has threatened to "out" Simon to the entire school, the teen is also attempting to balance home life and the classmate he fell in love with online. You know, the usual!

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57. To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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Number one on the very short list of good things to come out of 2018: To All the Boys I've Loved Before. This summer, Netflix released the rom-com starring Lana Condor and my boyfriend Noah Centineo. MarieClaire.com's Senior News and Culture Editor Cady Drell breaks down why it's so damn good, here.

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56. Always Be My Maybe

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It may be a new release, but Always Be My Maybe is so good that you're definitely going to want to watch it as many times as humanly possible. The Netflix production stars comedians Ali Wong and Randall Park as childhood sweethearts who reconnect after 15 long years. Heartthrob Daniel Dae Kim makes an appearance, as does Keanu Reeves—pretty much playing himself.

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55. Some Kind of Wonderful

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Boy likes popular girl. Boy's tomboy best friend helps him land popular girl. Popular girl's ex makes plans to pummel boy. Tomboy BFF realizes she's been secretly in love with boy the entire time. DRAMA.

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54. Something's Gotta Give

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It's just the classic love story of an older playboy falling for the mother of his young girlfriend. Not convinced? It features a young, always charming Keanu Reeves

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53. Just Wright

Queen Latifah plays a down on her luck physical therapist who finds herself in the employ of a hotshot basketball player (played by Common) after he suffers from a career-threatening injury. The chemistry in this one is something—prepare to swoon.

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52. The Apartment

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A guy looking to get ahead at work lets his superiors borrow his apartment as a getaway for them and their mistresses. Complications arise when he falls for one of the execs' girlfriends though.

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51. The Shop Around the Corner

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If you love You've Got Mail, you'll love The Shop Around the Corner, which is the movie the Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan classic is based on (but, you know, pre-AOL).

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50. High Fidelity

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For a movie that focuses almost exclusively on breakups and the terrible things people do to each other when love is involved, High Fidelity still manages to be infinitely hilarious and surprisingly romantic.

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49. Trainwreck

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Bill Hader should be the leading man in everything. Forever. And Amy Schumer should write everything. This movie is a perfect storm of great writing, great casting, and great chemistry.

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48. Two Can Play That Game

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In this 2002 Black culture staple, Vivica A. Fox plays Shante, a woman with all the answers when it comes to dating who finds herself off of her game when she meets a lawyer named Keith (Morris Chestnut at his finest). The two fight it out in the battle of wills to see who can come on top. Let the games begin.

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47. Silver Linings Playbook

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Jennifer Lawrence. Bradley Cooper. Attitude. Dance Competition. Any questions?

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46. Splash

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It's Tom Hanks falling in love with a mermaid. Can you imagine anything cuter or more whimsical? No. You can't.

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45. His Girl Friday

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If you like witty banter and dialogue so fast it would make the Gilmore Girls tongue-tied, then His Girl Friday is the rom-com classic for you.

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44. Waitress

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Before it was a hit Broadway musical, Waitress was a charming indie rom-com. Both tell the story of a small town waitress who begins an affair with her OBGYN after she accidentally becomes pregnant by her no-good husband.

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43. It Happened One Night

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This 1934 classic rom-com from acclaimed director Frank Capra focuses on a spoiled heiress named Ellie who marries a scheming man. Her dad then does the only logical thing and kidnaps her away on his yacht. Ellie, being the free spirit she is, jumps ship and meets up with a hardened newspaper reporter played Clark Gable, who sets off to help her link back up with her husband, but ends up catching feelings.

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42. Annie Hall

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While it pains us to put a Woody Allen film on this list, given the director's highly problematic past, there's no denying that Annie Hall is an iconic entry in the rom-com genre.

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41. Never Been Kissed

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Drew Barrymore basically relives every high school nerd's dream by getting a do-over of her high school life in Never Been Kissed. The former geek goes undercover at her high school on a journalism assignment where she plays a 17-year-old student. Through some family ties, she gets re-invented as a popular kid who almost has everything, except the affection of her English teacher.

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40. 500 Days of Summer

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All of the millennial angst of meeting someone who you believe to be the one, followed by disillusionment and despair, is captured in this excellent *non-romance* starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. Bookmark this to watch alone, and experience all the feels.

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39. Say Anything

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An '80s boy-meets-girl classic, from the famous Peter Gabriel boombox scene to the teenage coming-of-age love story. You'll never look at trench coats and sneakers the same way.

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38. Love Actually

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The gift that keeps on giving. Love Actually is a go-to comedy during the holiday season, and everyone has their favorite plot line from the many diverging love stories that take place.

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37. Knocked Up

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Let's all take a moment to acknowledge Knocked Up is more than a decade old. (Ugh, now we feel old.) Never forget Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen who play, respectively, a rising journalist and an irresponsible slacker who have a one-night stand and, well, you can figure out the rest...

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36. Hitch

Professional dating consultant Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Will Smith) gets caught up in a dating dilemma of his own when he falls in love a cynical reporter (Eva Mendes). Hitch is laugh-out-loud funny and super sweet, and Smith is at his very best in this romantic comedy.

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