Best Rom-Coms

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)
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Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. (96 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
2.
The Goodbye Girl (1977)
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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. (111 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
3.
You've Got Mail (1998)
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Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet. (119 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
 
4.
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
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A ticket-collecting romantic pretends to be engaged to an unconscious man but can't fool his brother. (103 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
 
5.
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
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The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale. (121 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
 
6.
Runaway Bride (1999)
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A reporter is assigned to write a story about a woman who has left a string of fiances at the altar. (116 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
7.
French Kiss (1995)
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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. (111 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
8.
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
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A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary. (97 mins.)
Director: Sharon Maguire
 
9.
Save the Last Dance (2001)
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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. (112 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
 
10.
Chocolat (2000)
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A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community. (121 mins.)
 
11.
One Fine Day (1996)
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Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie... (108 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
 
12.
The Cutting Edge (1992)
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At the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary, we see Doug Dorsey battered in a vicious hockey game against West Germany... (101 mins.)
Director: Paul M. Glaser
 
13.
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
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A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. (94 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
14.
Pretty Woman (1990)
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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. (119 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
15.
Sabrina (1995)
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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. (127 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
16.
Step Up (2006)
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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. (104 mins.)
Director: Anne Fletcher
 
17.
What a Girl Wants (2003)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Dennie Gordon
 
18.
Music and Lyrics (2007)
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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. (96 mins.)
Director: Marc Lawrence
 
19.
Just Like Heaven (2005)
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A lonely landscape architect falls for the spirit of the beautiful woman who used to live in his new apartment. (95 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
 
20.
High Fidelity (2000)
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Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress. (113 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
21.
She's All That (1999)
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A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school's prom queen. (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Iscove
 
22.
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
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A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner. (105 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
 
23.
The Holiday (2006)
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Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love. (138 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
 
24.
Enchanted (2007)
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A princess, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer. (107 mins.)
Director: Kevin Lima
 
25.
Return to Me (2000)
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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. (115 mins.)
Director: Bonnie Hunt
 
26.
My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (2010)
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Jesse meets Ethan, someone she could finally fall in love with, but then she meets Troy, and now she has a dilemma. (84 mins.)
Director: Daryn Tufts
“ 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. ” - ClaireHellar
 
27.
Never Been Kissed (1999)
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A newspaper reporter enrolls in her old high school as part of research for a story. (107 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
 
28.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
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A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does. (97 mins.)
Director: Gil Junger
 
29.
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
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A married soldier returning from WW2 poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor. (102 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
30.
A Cinderella Story (2004)
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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. (95 mins.)
Director: Mark Rosman
 
31.
Notting Hill (1999)
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The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world. (124 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
 
32.
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
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A senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress. (105 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
 
33.
Two Weeks Notice (2002)
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A lawyer decides that she's used too much like a nanny by her boss, so she walks out on him. (101 mins.)
Director: Marc Lawrence
 
34.
Serendipity (2001)
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A couple reunite years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
 
35.
Phenomenon (1996)
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An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis. (123 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub