best romantic comedies

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1. The Proposal (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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48 Metascore

A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 253,264 | Gross: $163.96M

2. That Old Feeling (1997)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A bride's divorced parents find their old feelings for each other during the wedding reception and over the course of the next few days upsetting the newlywed's honeymoon.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Bette Midler, Dennis Farina, Paula Marshall, Gail O'Grady

Votes: 3,151 | Gross: $16.33M

3. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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55 Metascore

A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 388,699 | Gross: $186.34M

4. New in Town (2009)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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29 Metascore

A Miami businesswoman adjusts to her new life in a tiny Minnesota town.

Director: Jonas Elmer | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr., Siobhan Fallon Hogan, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 19,189 | Gross: $16.73M

5. While You Were Sleeping (1995)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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67 Metascore

A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle

Votes: 79,015 | Gross: $81.06M

6. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

Director: Sharon Maguire | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

Votes: 193,320 | Gross: $71.54M

7. Meet the Parents (2000)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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73 Metascore

Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner

Votes: 280,074 | Gross: $166.24M

8. There's Something About Mary (1998)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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69 Metascore

A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Lee Evans

Votes: 263,584 | Gross: $176.48M

9. What Happens in Vegas (2008)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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36 Metascore

A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry, Lake Bell

Votes: 151,125 | Gross: $80.28M

10. Ghost Town (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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72 Metascore

Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Téa Leoni, Jordan Carlos

Votes: 63,721 | Gross: $13.21M

11. One Fine Day (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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The lives of two strangers and their young children unexpectedly intersect on one hectic, stressful day in New York City.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Mae Whitman, Alex D. Linz

Votes: 38,724 | Gross: $46.15M

12. What Women Want (2000)

PG-13 | 127 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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47 Metascore

After an accident, a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda

Votes: 172,147 | Gross: $182.81M

13. Maid in Manhattan (2002)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.1
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45 Metascore

A Senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite, when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 74,352 | Gross: $94.01M

14. Just Go with It (2011)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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33 Metascore

On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, Nicole Kidman

Votes: 189,405 | Gross: $103.03M

15. Couples Retreat (2009)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

5.5
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23 Metascore

A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional.

Director: Peter Billingsley | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman

Votes: 89,563 | Gross: $109.21M

16. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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45 Metascore

A young woman who's reinvented herself as a New York socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband, after seven years of separation.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Lucas, Candice Bergen

Votes: 90,710 | Gross: $127.22M

17. Laws of Attraction (2004)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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38 Metascore

Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore, Parker Posey, Michael Sheen

Votes: 20,055 | Gross: $17.85M

18. Nine Months (1995)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack

Votes: 31,902 | Gross: $69.70M

19. Bruce Almighty (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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46 Metascore

A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 326,187 | Gross: $242.83M

20. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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71 Metascore

A beautiful gold digger matches wits with a shrewd Beverly Hills divorce lawyer who is increasingly attracted to her.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 81,941 | Gross: $35.33M

21. America's Sweethearts (2001)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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44 Metascore

A movie publicist deals with the messy public split of his movie's co-stars while keeping reporters at bay while a reclusive director holds the film's print hostage.

Director: Joe Roth | Stars: Julia Roberts, John Cusack, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 50,327 | Gross: $93.61M

22. The Accidental Husband (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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When talk radio host Emma Lloyd advises one of her listeners to break up with her boyfriend, the jilted ex sets about getting his revenge.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Justina Machado, Colin Firth

Votes: 20,961

23. The Wedding Planner (2001)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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33 Metascore

Mary Fiore is San Francisco's most successful supplier of romance and glamor. She knows all the tricks. She knows all the rules. But then she breaks the most important rule of all: she falls in love with the groom.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Justin Chambers

Votes: 67,064 | Gross: $60.40M

24. Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.8
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27 Metascore

In New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to small town Wyoming as part of the Witness Protection Program.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sam Elliott, Elisabeth Moss

Votes: 32,280 | Gross: $29.58M

25. For Richer or Poorer (1997)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy

5.7
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A real estate hustler and his wife hide from the IRS among the Amish.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Tim Allen, Kirstie Alley, Jay O. Sanders, Michael Lerner

Votes: 8,749 | Gross: $31.61M

26. Meet the Fockers (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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41 Metascore

All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo

Votes: 227,550 | Gross: $279.26M

27. 50 First Dates (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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48 Metascore

Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin

Votes: 288,741 | Gross: $120.91M

28. Shallow Hal (2001)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.9
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48 Metascore

A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty".

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli

Votes: 116,367 | Gross: $70.84M

29. Return to Me (2000)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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54 Metascore

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.

Director: Bonnie Hunt | Stars: David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Carroll O'Connor, Robert Loggia

Votes: 17,449 | Gross: $32.66M

30. Kate & Leopold (2001)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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44 Metascore

An English Duke from 1876 is inadvertedly dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Breckin Meyer

Votes: 70,412 | Gross: $47.12M