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The 83 Best Rom-Coms of All Time, Ranked

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Romantic comedies: Love them or tolerate them—and let's be honest, you can't hate a rom-com—they're always good for a cozy evening in and a life lesson or two. They're also versatile: You can enjoy a good romantic comedy with almost anyone in your life, from your boyfriend to your parents to your best friend. Not to mention, they pair perfectly with just about any kind of snack (I'm partial to M&Ms with my rom-coms, but you do you). For the next time that nothing but a good rom-com will do, we ranked the best and the most classic rom-coms of all time. Where does your fave fall on the list?

83. Forces of Nature

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In this 1999 rom-com, Ben Affleck plays an engaged man who is forced, by a series of freak occurrences, to embark on a road trip with a quirky woman (Sandra Bullock). "Forces of nature" keep derailing his attempts to make it home to his fiancée—and forcing him closer to his eccentric new gal pal.

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82. Picture Perfect

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Jennifer Aniston starred in this '90s rom-com about an ambitious ad exec who learns that her boss is more inclined to promote married people and proceeds to use a picture of an acquaintance and pretend he's her fiancé (as you do). When her boss wants to meet her future husband, she's forced to track the guy down and beg him to play along.

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81. America's Sweethearts

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If you want a meta look into the world of celebrity romance, check out America's Sweethearts, which stars John Cusack as an actor reeling from his breakup with an actress (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and eventually falling for her sister/personal assistant (Julia Roberts). And it all happens during a press junket for a movie the actor exes starred in together before their split, of course.

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80. 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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79. Romancing the Stone

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If you like a little adventure with your rom-coms, look no further than 1984's Romancing the Stone, about a romance writer who travels to the Colombian jungle to save her sister, who's being held captive.

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78. What Women Want

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The premise (world's biggest chauvinist gets the power to read women's minds) comes with a minefield of problematic moments, but director Nancy Meyers pulls it together into a pretty genuinely funny rom-com—complete with some valuable lessons for said chauvinist, of course).

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77. Mannequin

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Mannequin has the kind of trippy, ridiculous premise that only the '80s could bring us. It's about a struggling artist who works as a department store window dresser who falls for a gorgeous mannequin who, thanks to an ancient spell, comes to life.

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76. 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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75. 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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74. 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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73. 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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72. 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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71. Just Like Heaven

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You wouldn't necessarily expect a movie about a depressed, borderline alcoholic guy falling in love with the almost-ghost of the woman whose apartment he's subletting to be good, but with Mark Ruffalo and Reese Witherspoon as the sullen dude and comatose woman, it works.

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70. 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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69. My Man Godfrey

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This is a screwball comedy with a truly screwball premise: A rich socialite needs a "forgotten man" for a scavenger hunt, which leads her to the titular Godfrey, who lives in a dump by the East River.

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68. 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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67. 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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66. Sabrina

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This 1954 classic stars Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina, a chauffeur's daughter who falls for David, the son of one of her father's wealthy clients. Unfortunately, Sabrina and David's perfect love story is threatened by his older brother, Linus (played by Humphrey Bogart), who needs David to marry an heiress to save the family business.

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65. Serendipity

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Rom-coms are all ultimately about fate bringing two perfect-for-each-other people together and Serendipity takes that idea and runs with it. The movie stars Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack as strangers who share a perfect, romantic night together in New York City and then, instead of exchanging contact information, put their phone numbers on random objects and send them out into the universe, trusting fate to bring them back together if it's truly meant to be.

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64. 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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63. 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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62. The Lady Eve

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The Lady Eve stars Barbara Stanwyck as a con woman who targets a wealthy man (played by Henry Fonda), only to find herself falling for her mark for real. Classic.

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61. 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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60. 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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59. 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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58. 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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57. 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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56. 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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55. Silver Linings Playbook

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

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54. 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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