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1. Roxanne (1987)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

73 Metascore

The large-nosed C.D. Bales is in love with the beautiful Roxanne; she falls for his personality but another man's looks.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich, Shelley Duvall

Votes: 36,848 | Gross: $40.05M

2. The African Queen (1951)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

91 Metascore

In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull

Votes: 65,524 | Gross: $0.54M

3. Better Off Dead... (1985)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

51 Metascore

A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier.

Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby, Demian Slade

Votes: 38,044 | Gross: $10.30M

4. The Apartment (1960)

Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

Votes: 139,407 | Gross: $18.60M

5. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Andrews

Votes: 129,380 | Gross: $17.84M

6. Harold and Maude (1971)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 64,219

7. Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A woman searching for the perfect man instead discovers the perfect woman.

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld | Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen, Tovah Feldshuh, Esther Wurmfeld

Votes: 15,175 | Gross: $7.02M

8. Man Up (I) (2015)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

A single woman takes the place of a stranger's blind date, which leads to her finding the perfect boyfriend.

Director: Ben Palmer | Stars: Lake Bell, Rory Kinnear, Ken Stott, Harriet Walter

Votes: 43,002

9. Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life.

Director: Miranda July | Stars: John Hawkes, Miranda July, Miles Thompson, Brandon Ratcliff

Votes: 33,269 | Gross: $3.89M

10. Muriel's Wedding (1994)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter, Sophie Lee

Votes: 31,792 | Gross: $15.19M

11. Adam's Rib (1949)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell

Votes: 17,594

12. City Lights (1931)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers

Votes: 141,908 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Something Wild (1986)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

73 Metascore

A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-convict husband shows up.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, George 'Red' Schwartz, Leib Lensky

Votes: 14,257 | Gross: $8.36M

14. Gregory's Girl (1980)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Gregory is a normal teen who is infatuated with a classmate. He must work to win her affection.

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Jake D'Arcy, Clare Grogan

Votes: 6,756

15. I Married a Witch (1942)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward

Votes: 5,857 | Gross: $0.31M

16. Top Hat (1935)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 15,408 | Gross: $3.88M

17. Manhattan (1979)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Votes: 119,764 | Gross: $45.70M

18. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

In Sweden at the turn of the century, members of the upper class and their servants find themselves in a romantic tangle that they try to work out amidst jealousy and heartbreak.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Margit Carlqvist

Votes: 10,771

19. 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

A young Englishwoman goes to the Hebrides to marry her older, wealthier fiancé. When the weather keeps them separated on different islands, she begins to have second thoughts.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney, Walter Hudd

Votes: 6,946

20. Before Sunrise (1995)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl

Votes: 231,828 | Gross: $5.54M

21. Show Me Love (1998)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Alexandra Dahlström, Rebecka Liljeberg, Erica Carlson, Mathias Rust

Votes: 46,673 | Gross: $0.17M

22. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron

Votes: 16,571

23. Appropriate Behavior (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold onto can be a lonely experience.

Director: Desiree Akhavan | Stars: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer, Ryan Fitzsimmons

Votes: 3,373

24. Your Sister's Sister (2011)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

72 Metascore

Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.

Director: Lynn Shelton | Stars: Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mike Birbiglia

Votes: 24,511 | Gross: $1.57M

25. Obvious Child (2014)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A twenty-something comedienne's unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.

Director: Gillian Robespierre | Stars: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman

Votes: 21,018 | Gross: $3.12M

26. Belle Epoque (1992)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A 1931 Spanish military deserter finds himself on a lonely farm until the farmer's four daughters pay a visit and he falls for all of them.

Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Jorge Sanz, Penélope Cruz, Miriam Díaz-Aroca

Votes: 8,737 | Gross: $5.97M

27. What's Up, Doc? (1972)

G | 94 min | Comedy

The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars

Votes: 17,011

28. Born Yesterday (1950)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette, with unexpected results.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

Votes: 8,767

29. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

90 Metascore

Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey

Votes: 60,669 | Gross: $40.08M

30. Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

Multicharacter teenage comedy about high school graduates with different agenda of life on graduation night.

Directors: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 41,435 | Gross: $25.34M

31. Threesome (1994)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

A girl named Alex is by mistake housed with 2 guys, Stuart and Eddy, in a college dorm suite. After initial problems they become friends. Stuart has the hots for Alex, Alex for Eddy and Eddy for Stuart. Can it work?

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Josh Charles, Stephen Baldwin, Alexis Arquette

Votes: 11,853 | Gross: $14.82M

32. Safe Haven (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

34 Metascore

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders, David Lyons

Votes: 94,713 | Gross: $71.35M

33. Penelope (2006)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

48 Metascore

A modern romantic tale about a young aristocratic heiress born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love with "one who will accept her as one of their own."

Director: Mark Palansky | Stars: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Reese Witherspoon, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 56,539 | Gross: $10.01M

34. The Other Woman (2014)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

39 Metascore

After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he's been betraying. And when yet another love affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot revenge on the three-timing S.O.B.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Votes: 120,642 | Gross: $83.91M

35. I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A mother falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Saoirse Ronan, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 16,023

36. Bedrooms and Hallways (1998)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

At the suggestion of a straight friend, gay man Leo joins a men's group, where he causes some upsets by declaring his attraction to one of its members.

Director: Rose Troche | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Julie Graham, Simon Callow, Con O'Neill

Votes: 3,092 | Gross: $0.02M

37. Seeing Other People (2004)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

51 Metascore

Two months shy of their wedding, a couple decide to allow each other last flings until their wedding.

Director: Wallace Wolodarsky | Stars: Jay Mohr, Julianne Nicholson, Andy Richter, Josh Charles

Votes: 2,261 | Gross: $0.06M

38. Bounce (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.

Director: Don Roos | Stars: Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natasha Henstridge, Edward Edwards

Votes: 19,005 | Gross: $36.78M

39. Fools Rush In (1997)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

37 Metascore

After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek, Jon Tenney, Carlos Gómez

Votes: 30,100 | Gross: $29.29M

40. No Looking Back (1998)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Claudia has lived all her life in a small, seaside, blue-collar town, hanging out with the same group of friends since grade school. Now she's waiting tables in a greasy spoon to help ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Burns | Stars: Lauren Holly, Edward Burns, Jon Bon Jovi, Kevin Heffernan

Votes: 1,843 | Gross: $0.14M

41. Last Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy

52 Metascore

Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton, Giancarlo Esposito

Votes: 25,649 | Gross: $38.36M

42. Beauty & the Briefcase (2010 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

A freelance writer looking for romance sells a story to Cosmopolitan magazine about finding love in the workplace and goes undercover at a Finance Company.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Hilary Duff, Chris Carmack, Michael McMillian, Amanda Walsh

Votes: 12,102

43. I Hate Valentine's Day (2009)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

17 Metascore

A florist, who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man, finds herself wanting more with the new restaurateur in town.

Director: Nia Vardalos | Stars: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Judah Friedlander, Stephen Guarino

Votes: 7,744 | Gross: $0.01M

44. Better Off Single (2016)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

"Better Off Single" is the NYC dating comedy that follows one man's hallucination-fueled post-breakup quest to find new love...and himself.

Director: Benjamin Cox | Stars: Aaron Tveit, Abby Elliott, Lauren Miller Rogen, Kal Penn

Votes: 675

45. Drinking Buddies (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

Luke and Kate are coworkers at a brewery who spend their nights drinking and flirting heavily. One weekend away together with their significant others proves who really belongs together and who doesn't.

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston

Votes: 52,994 | Gross: $0.34M

46. The Other Sister (1999)

PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

28 Metascore

A mentally challenged young woman seeks independence by obtaining her own apartment and attending college while her family plans her sister's wedding.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Juliette Lewis, Diane Keaton, Giovanni Ribisi, Tom Skerritt

Votes: 11,277 | Gross: $27.80M

47. TiMER (2009)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

If a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate, would you want to know?

Director: Jac Schaeffer | Stars: Emma Caulfield Ford, Scott Holroyd, Kali Rocha, Katherine Von Till

Votes: 11,694

48. After the Ball (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy

39 Metascore

After a young fashion designer runs afoul of her corrupt stepmother and stepsisters, she dons a disguise to help save the family business for her father.

Director: Sean Garrity | Stars: Portia Doubleday, Marc-André Grondin, Chris Noth, Lauren Holly

Votes: 2,588 | Gross: $0.16M

49. Big Stone Gap (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance