22 Modern Rom Coms: Best Romantic Comedies in the Last 10 Years


Cozy up with your favorite rom-com partner (be it your cat, your bestie, or your significant other), and let’s discover the magic of love and laughter with these 22 romantic comedies!

best romantic comedies from the past decade

Hey there, fellow rom-com enthusiasts!

Lets take a look at the best modern romantic comedies that have released over the past 10 years.

Go ahead, cozy up with your favorite rom-com partner (be it your cat, your bestie, or your significant other), and let’s discover the magic of love and laughter.

Any of these movies would be perfect for a movie night with friends or a partner!

We’ve scoured the best of the best to create a list that’ll make your heart flutter and you laugh out loud.

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The 22 Best Romantic Comedies of the Past Decade!

1. Set It Up (2018)

  • Director: Claire Scanlon
  • Cast: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Rating: R
  • IMDb: ‘Set It Up’ on IMDb

“Set It Up” revolves around two overworked assistants who hatch a plan to set up their demanding bosses. As you can imagine, things get a tad complicated, leading to hilarious and heartwarming moments. It’s a must see for those who appreciate witty banter and office romance.

2. Palm Springs (2020)

  • Director: Max Barbakow
  • Cast: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
  • Rating: R
  • IMDb: ‘Palm Springs’ on IMDb

“Palm Springs” is a fresh twist on the classic rom-com formula. Starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti, this movie adds a time loop element to the genre, as two wedding guests find themselves reliving the same day over and over again.

3. The Lovebirds (2020)

  • Director: Michael Showalter
  • Cast: Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul Sparks
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
  • Rating: R
  • IMDb: ‘The Lovebirds’ on IMDb

“The Lovebirds” stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as a couple whose relationship is on the rocks. When they become embroiled in a murder mystery, they find themselves on a wild and hilarious adventure, testing the limits of their love and patience.

4. Yesterday (2019)

  • Director: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino
  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music
  • Rating: PG-13
  • IMDb: ‘Yesterday’ on IMDb

“Yesterday” takes a unique premise and turns it into a delightful romantic comedy. After a global blackout, a struggling musician realizes he’s the only one who remembers The Beatles’ songs. As he rises to fame with their music, he grapples with fame and his feelings for his best friend.

5. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

“Crazy Rich Asians” is a lavish and heartwarming rom-com that brings you into the glamorous world of the ultra wealthy in Singapore. The film follows the love story between Rachel Chu and Nick Young, but it’s also a tale of family, culture, and the complexities that come with being in a relationship with someone from a very different world.

6. When We First Met (2018)

  • Director: Ari Sandel
  • Cast: Adam Devine, Alexandra Daddario, Shelley Hennig
  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
  • Rating: TV-14
  • IMDb: ‘When We First Met’ on IMDb

“When We First Met” is a time traveling rom-com starring Adam Devine and Alexandra Daddario. It follows Noah, who gets the chance to revisit the night he first met the girl of his dreams using a magical photo booth.

7. The Holidate (2020)

  • Director: John Whitesell
  • Cast: Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Kristin Chenoweth
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Rating: TV-MA
  • IMDb: ‘The Holidate’ on IMDb

Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey play two singles who decide to be each other’s platonic plus ones for various holidays throughout the year. As you can imagine, this arrangement gets more complicated, leading to plenty of laughter and some sweet moments.

8. The Perfect Date (2019)

  • Director: Chris Nelson
  • Cast: Noah Centineo, Laura Marano, Odiseas Georgiadis
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Rating: TV-14
  • IMDb: ‘The Perfect Date’ on IMDb

Starring Noah Centineo and Laura Marano, “The Perfect Date” is a story about a high school student who creates a dating app where he poses as a stand in boyfriend. It’s a fun exploration of love, identity, and the awkwardness that can come with growing up.

9. Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Starring Ali Wong and Randall Park, it tells the story of two childhood friends who reconnect as adults and must navigate their growing feelings for each other while dealing with the quirks of their own lives.

10. Sleeping with Other People (2015)

This film takes a candid, adult look at relationships. Two former college friends reconnect after many years and decide to maintain a platonic friendship, even as they struggle with their own romantic endeavors.

11. About Time (2013)

  • Director: Richard Curtis
  • Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
  • Rating: R
  • IMDb: ‘About Time’ on IMDb

“About Time” is a charming British romantic comedy drama that adds a touch of time travel to the mix. Domhnall Gleeson plays a young man who discovers he can time travel and uses this ability to find love. This film beautifully explores the importance of living in the present and appreciating every moment.

12. Warm Bodies (2013)

  • Director: Jonathan Levine
  • Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich
  • Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
  • Rating: PG-13
  • IMDb: ‘Warm Bodies’ on IMDb

“Warm Bodies” is a quirky romantic comedy with a twist, it’s a zombie love story! Nicholas Hoult plays “R,” a zombie who falls for a living girl, played by Teresa Palmer.

13. What If (2013)

  • Director: Michael Dowse
  • Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Rating: PG-13
  • IMDb: ‘What If’ on IMDb

“What If” stars Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan in a story about friendship and the complications of love. It follows Wallace, who becomes close friends with Chantry who has a long term boyfriend. The film navigates the fine line between friendship and something more.

14. Just One Kiss (2022)

  • Director: Jeff Beesley
  • Cast: Krysta Rodriguez, Santino Fontana, Illeana Douglas
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Rating: TV-G
  • IMDb: ‘Just One Kiss’ on IMDb

Two complete opposites with disastrous love lives are brought together unbeknownst by them by their matchmaking mothers. (from imdb)

15. I Want You Back (2022)

It’s about two newly single people who team up to sabotage their exes’ new relationships, only to find themselves developing feelings for each other.

16. The Hating Game (2021)

It tells the story of Lucy and Joshua, coworkers who share an office but can’t stand each other. Their mutual disdain evolves into a love hate relationship that keeps you on your toes.

17. Man Up (2015)

  • Director: Ben Palmer
  • Cast: Lake Bell, Simon Pegg, Olivia Williams
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Rating: R
  • IMDb: ‘Man Up’ on IMDb

“Man Up” stars Simon Pegg and Lake Bell in a delightful London set romantic comedy. Nancy, played by Bell, is mistaken for Jack’s (Pegg) blind date, and she decides to go along with it. This mix-up leads to unexpected adventures, laughs, and a genuine connection.

18. Marry Me (2022)

  • Director: Kat Coiro
  • Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Sarah Silverman
  • Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
  • Rating: PG-13
  • IMDb: ‘Marry Me’ on IMDb

Starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, its about a pop superstar who, after a public breakup, impulsively marries a math teacher from the audience during a concert. It is an entertaining and heartwarming watch.

19. The Intern (2015)

  • Director: Nancy Meyers
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Rating: PG-13
  • IMDb: ‘The Intern’ on IMDb

“The Intern” pairs Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway in a heartwarming comedy about generational differences. De Niro plays a widowed septuagenarian who becomes a senior intern at an online fashion retailer, bringing wisdom and life lessons to the younger generation.

20. The Big Sick (2017)

  • Director: Michael Showalter
  • Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Rating: R
  • IMDb: ‘The Big Sick’ on IMDb

“The Big Sick” is a rom-com that’s as real as it gets, as it’s based on the real life love story of the film’s star, Kumail Nanjiani, and his wife Emily V. Gordon. The movie chronicles their journey as a couple, when Emily falls seriously ill, and Kumail has to navigate his feelings while supporting her.

21. Plus One (2019)

  • Director: Jeff Chan, Andrew Rhymer
  • Cast: Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid, Ed Begley Jr.
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Rating: R
  • IMDb: ‘Plus One’ on IMDb

It follows two friends who, tired of being perpetual wedding guests, decide to be each other’s “plus one” to various weddings. Along the way, they discover more about themselves and the nature of their own friendship.

22. Game Night (2018)

  • Director: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
  • Cast: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
  • Rating: R
  • IMDb: ‘Game Night’ on IMDb

A group of friends gets together for a game night that unexpectedly turns into a real life mystery when one of them gets kidnapped. It’s a clever blend of humor, action, and romance amidst the chaos. This would be an excellent pick for a movie night with friends!

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