Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger are evenly matched in their metaphorical battle of the sexes, but Sarah Paulson and David Hyde Pierce make for an even fizzier, funnier pair, even as the emotional stakes and ridiculous disguises become increasingly wilder. But the aughts brought with it largely a slew of passable, derivative films that betrayed better, earlier influences, and after more than a handful of high profile disappointments, the genre remains, at least in the mainstream, on what amounts to genre life support. So browse the list, pick one out, and find someone special to snuggle down with and watch. Boomerang 1992 This Eddie Murphy rom-com is like a time capsule of black Hollywood in 1992: Martin Lawrence! What would you do if you were stuck repeating the same day over and over again? Restaurant 39 Kiss 38 New York City 38 Wedding 38 Friendship 37 Dancing 35 Boyfriend Girlfriend Relationship 33 Male Female Relationship 32 Father Daughter Relationship 31 Chick Flick 29 Mother Daughter Relationship 27 Bar 26 Bare Chested Male 26 Husband Wife Relationship 26 Party 25 Drunkenness 24 Cell Phone 22 Dog 22 Airplane 21 Dating 21 Telephone Call 21 Father Son Relationship 20 Marriage 20 Panties 20 Cleavage 19 Flashback 19 Infidelity 19 Love 19 Male Nudity 19 Photograph 19 Title Spoken By Character 19 Airport 18 Break Up 18 Jealousy 18 Best Friend 17 Friend 17 Manhattan New York City 17 Mother Son Relationship 17 Beach 16 Crying 16 Family Relationships 16 Love Triangle 16 Scantily Clad Female 16 Singing 16 Taxi 16 Woman 16 Deception 15 Doctor 15 Female Protagonist 15 High School 15 Los Angeles California 15 Marriage Proposal 15 Sex 15 Sister Sister Relationship 15 Swimming Pool 15 Wedding Reception 15 Bikini 14 Blonde 14 Cigarette Smoking 14 F Rated 14 Female Nudity 14 Hospital 14 Opposites Attract 14 Pregnancy 14 Underwear 14 Adultery 13 Drink 13 Shower 13 Singer 13 Teenager 13 Two Word Title 13 Vomiting 13 Birthday Party 12 Church 12 Drinking 12 Extramarital Affair 12 Lie 12 Premarital Sex 12 Teen Movie 12 Voice Over Narration 12 Apartment 11 Bare Butt 11 Beer 11 Condom 11 Divorce 11 Hotel 11 Male Objectification 11 Masturbation 11 Neo Screwball Comedy 11 Punched In The Face 11 Rain 11 Roommate 11 Teenage Girl 11 Toilet 11 Watching Tv 11 African American 10 Basketball 10 Bed 10 Breasts 10 Brother Sister Relationship 10 25 Metascore Beth is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. This real-life fairy claims that she can grant him three wishes. Baker, John Fox Animation , Romantic comedy based on by , , Drama Cess Silvera , Crime drama , , , Horror based on the , Horror , Comedy , , Horror gay bars in rural Documentary , , , Thriller Christopher J.
Who says you need a lot of dialogue for a film to perfectly touch your emotions? This musical film also stars Marc Michel who reprised his role as Roland from Lola and stars Catherine Denevue as Geneviève. Steal a treasured furry rodent? Where to watch it: Rent on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and YouTube 14. Yet as Layla, the zoned-out tap dancer Billy kidnaps so she can pose as his wife at his ghastly parents' house, gawkily luminous Ricci somehow persuades us that there's something to be saved in this lonely wastrel — though probably not in their bizarre relationship. This dating-superhero movie also has an amazing emotional core, a welcome realization that the rules and games of coaching are merely a way around the inherent vulnerability of romance. Baz Luhrmann's Australian cult classic manages to be surprisingly touching and flat-out hilarious all at once, with wild costumes, farcical situations, and deadpan use of the mockumentary format hiding laughs behind laughs that you'll only find on a rewatch. Can men and women ever truly just be friends? Now, keep in mind certain epic romances aka The Notebook, ladies don't qualify as rom-coms, as much as I would love to include them. Life is better when love is in the air.
Love Actually 2003 Interconnected vignettes have become a modern rom-com trope, but Love Actually was the first, and, thanks to bookend scenes set in Heathrow Airport, the interwoven movie with the most heart. Mark Action , , Comedy based on You Are Going to Prison by , , , War preceded by Danielle Agnello, Joe Hall Drama Bethany Ashton , , Drama , , , Drama based on by , , Comedy , , , , , for Arkin Jason Schmidt, Animation , , , Comedy , , Drama Kevin Bewersdorf, Joe Swanberg Todd Robinson , , , Crime drama Pat Holden , Comedy Chris Fuller Kayla Tabish, Travis Maynard, Lewis Brogan Drama , Drama based on , , , , , Crime drama , , Drama Tyler Perry, , , based on Madea's Family Reunion by Tyler Perry preceded by , , , , , Comedy , Comedy , , Biography based on by , , Action Horror , , Comedy filmmaking process of , Documentary the industry Documentary , , Action based on Nick Guthe , , , , Horror , , Biography based on life of Justin Swibel Eric Becker Drama , , , Animation Christopher R. This fascinating historical drama released in 1975 is about the life and love of Adèle Hugo, the daughter of famous writer Victor Hugo. When we were given the delightful and serious task of ranking the top 33 romantic in movie history, our two priorities were to make sure each entry on the list was 1 a genuine romance and 2 legitimately funny. We dare you to try. Roland is a disillusioned intellectual who is smitten with Lola. Through wacky twists and hilarious circumstances, the two eventually work their way into a zany romance despite the many odds along the way.
Where to watch it: Stream on Amazon Prime and Starz; rent on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and YouTube 19. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway made for a far glossier, sexier pair than the original gangsters could ever have been, but the raw, carnal charge between them is no feat of Hollywood sanitisation. You know the movie's best friends, hip-hop journalist Sidney Sanaa Lathan and record exec Andre Taye Diggs , will get together somehow, despite the marriages and unrequited longing and unfulfilling work prospects. Where to watch it: Stream on Starz; rent on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and YouTube 17. Set in 1958, this heart-warming and irresistibly charming film is sure to brighten up any day.
On a state visit to Rome, Anne slips away to see how the other half live. What would you do if you were stuck repeating the same day over and over again? Laufer Andrew May, Drama , , Comedy Jeff Renfroe , , Drama Peter Richardson in Documentary , , , , , Comedy preceded by , , , Comedy Billy Corben in Miami during 1970s and 1980s Documentary Stewart Wade Jonathan Bray, Comedy Jean-Claude La Marre, , Biography , , Drama , Drama , Drama , , , Horror , , Action , , , Action James Jandak Wood the effect of Documentary Matthew O'Callaghan , , , Animation based on the by and Russell P. Where to watch it: Rent on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and YouTube 24. Where to watch it: Stream on YouTube; rent on iTunes, Amazon, and Vudu 30. For the rest of the movie, we cheer for Diaz and the sadly boring Dermot Mulroney to live happily ever after, at first just to spite Roberts, and then because of how much their love for one another shines through. Where to watch it: Stream on Hulu; rent on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and YouTube. Lama, Horror Daniel Hess Rebekah Isaacs, Horror Drama, dance , , Comedy Charlie Ours Isaac Imel Produced for limited distribution by Indiana high school students and led to two separate lawsuite due to its content.
Brown Sugar 2002 The romance sneaks up on you in the laugh-out-loud funny Brown Sugar. When her lover Guy was drafted to fight in the war leaving her behind, she eventually makes decisions that will change their lives forever. Where to watch it: Rent on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and YouTube 32. Earth Girls Are Easy 1988 Valley girl Valerie Geena Davis takes the appearance of three aliens landing in her pool with relative cool. Winslet, as always, is great in this movie, but this is Diaz at her height: awkward, anxious, adorable, and someone with whom you want to drink a bottle of wine ideally with both of you wearing one of the perfect-for-wine-drinking cardigans she wears in this movie. Kiss 55 Friendship 51 Restaurant 44 Chick Flick 43 Father Daughter Relationship 41 Male Female Relationship 41 Wedding 41 Boyfriend Girlfriend Relationship 38 Dancing 37 Friend 35 Husband Wife Relationship 34 Marriage 33 New York City 33 Bar 32 Dating 32 Party 32 Cell Phone 31 Drunkenness 31 Mother Daughter Relationship 31 Telephone Call 31 Woman 31 Dog 29 Bare Chested Male 28 Title Spoken By Character 28 Crying 27 Singing 27 Best Friend 25 Flashback 25 Marriage Proposal 25 Family Relationships 24 Male Nudity 24 Mother Son Relationship 24 Cleavage 23 Drink 23 Father Son Relationship 23 Female Nudity 23 Los Angeles California 23 Sex Scene 23 Airplane 22 Blonde 22 Drinking 22 Sister Sister Relationship 22 Female Protagonist 21 Lie 21 Love Triangle 21 Panties 21 Photograph 21 Beach 20 Cafe 20 Church 20 Jealousy 20 Sex 20 Singer 20 Break Up 19 Hotel 19 Scantily Clad Female 19 Voice Over Narration 19 Watching Tv 19 Airport 18 Bed 18 Infidelity 18 Love 18 Opposites Attract 18 Premarital Sex 18 Rain 18 Tears 18 Blockbuster 17 Boy 17 Brother Sister Relationship 17 Doctor 17 Face Slap 17 Food 17 Hospital 17 Montage 17 Two Word Title 17 Bare Butt 16 Neo Screwball Comedy 16 Taxi 16 Writer 16 2000s 15 Car 15 Computer 15 Deception 15 Flirting 15 Gay 15 Homosexual 15 Masturbation 15 Product Placement 15 Scene During End Credits 15 School 15 Shower 15 Song 15 Adultery 14 Car Accident 14 Dancer 14 Divorce 14 Eating 14 Engagement Ring 14 Extramarital Affair 14 F Rated 14 45 Metascore When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for one of his soccer teammates, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.
Julia Roberts makes you laugh along with her, sympathize with her, and cheer for her; isn't that what we all look for in a rom-com heroine? Obvious Child 2014 We fell hard for Obvious Child star Jenny Slate, who's hilarious and adorable and incredibly lovable, even if she doesn't see herself that way. Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet play the role of two childhood friends who grew up and gradually fell in love despite their never-ending dares to each other. Lola is a cabaret dancer who is pining for Michel, her former lover and the father of her son. Tragic and beautiful, poignant and uplifting, the movie takes a look at the realities of love and marriage. The movie accomplishes both with an aching sweetness. Where to watch it: Rent on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and YouTube 15.
You will find every romance movie of year 2006 here like action movies, romantic comedy movies, musical , adventure, heart breaking love stories and so on. It helps that they're played by Damon Wayans, Jim Carrey, and Jeff Goldblum. The opening is a flawless meet-cute — ballsy reporter meets mad scientist, love blossoms — helped along by the fact that real-life partners Goldblum and Davis are a screwball couple to rival Grant and Hepburn. The true romance, when our swooning cuts through the hunger, comes from the silent weeping and hand holding on their date to the opera. Earth Girls Are Easy is the definition of daffy, silly fun. My Man Godfrey 1936 This is one of those classic stories about a girl who recruits a hobo to help compete against her sister in a scavenger hunt, only to have the ruffian open her eyes to see beyond her own trivial worries. From Andrew Lincoln's heartbreaking unrequited love for to the joyous giddy love between the Prime Minister played by Hugh Grant, our rom-com hero! Starring Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis, this hilarious comedy is a fun, feel-good movie set mostly in Monaco.