Best Rom-Comsby ClaireHellar | created - 20 Mar 2011 | updated - 27 Dec 2014 | Public
Good rom-coms are hard to find - they must combine a decent plot, good acting, good chemistry, and be both relatively light-hearted and emotionally resonant. Here are the best rom-coms I've seen.
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1. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
Votes: 163,387 | Gross: $92.82M
2. The Goodbye Girl (1977)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her 10-year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor.
Votes: 10,240 | Gross: $102.00M
4. 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: 77,928 | Gross: $81.06M
7. French Kiss (1995)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A woman flies to France to confront her straying fiancé, but gets into trouble when the charming crook seated next to her uses her for smuggling.
Votes: 41,260 | Gross: $38.90M
8. 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: 191,082 | Gross: $71.54M
9. Save the Last Dance (2001)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.
Votes: 51,134 | Gross: $91.06M
10. Chocolat (2000)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance
A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.
Votes: 160,059 | Gross: $71.51M
11. One Fine Day (1996)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The lives of two strangers and their young children unexpectedly intersect on one hectic, stressful day in New York City.
Votes: 38,430 | Gross: $46.15M
12. The Cutting Edge (1992)
PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A temperamental figure skater and a former hockey player try to win Olympic gold as a figure skating pairs team.
Votes: 16,134 | Gross: $25.11M
14. Pretty Woman (1990)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance
A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love.
Votes: 236,391 | Gross: $178.41M
15. Sabrina (1995)
PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama
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: 31,720 | Gross: $53.67M
16. Step Up (2006)
PG-13 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Music
Tyler Gage receives the opportunity of a lifetime after vandalizing a performing arts school, gaining him the chance to earn a scholarship and dance with an up and coming dancer, Nora.
Votes: 98,591 | Gross: $65.33M
17. What a Girl Wants (2003)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election.
Votes: 51,750 | Gross: $35.99M
18. Music and Lyrics (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.
Votes: 86,942 | Gross: $50.57M
19. Just Like Heaven (2005)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A lonely landscape architect falls for the spirit of the beautiful woman who used to live in his new apartment.
Votes: 88,156 | Gross: $48.32M
24. Enchanted (2007)
PG | 107 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.
Votes: 154,494 | Gross: $127.81M
25. Return to Me (2000)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man who falls in love with the woman who received his wife's heart must decide which woman it is who holds his heart.
Votes: 17,305 | Gross: $32.66M
26. My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (2010)
PG | 84 min | Comedy, Romance
Jesse meets Ethan, someone she could finally fall in love with, but then she meets Troy, and now she has a dilemma.
Ignore the awful (awful!) sounding plot and ridiculous title. After a rough start, this turned into an absolutely lovely, warm, funny, and oddly moving film. Such an underrated gem.
29. A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance
A married soldier returning from World War II poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor.
Votes: 26,849 | Gross: $50.01M
30. A Cinderella Story (2004)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance.
Votes: 69,283 | Gross: $51.44M
32. Maid in Manhattan (2002)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite, when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress.
Votes: 73,647 | Gross: $94.01M
34. Serendipity (2001)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
A couple search for each other years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together.
Votes: 92,645 | Gross: $50.29M
35. Phenomenon (1996)
PG | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.
Votes: 67,363 | Gross: $104.64M