The Ultimate List of Romantic Comedy Movies

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This is the definitive list of laugh out loud romantic comedy movies you can turn to for inspiration for movie night.

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So you’re looking for some laughs to get you in a good mood? Maybe having a girls night in or a sleepover with friends? Or want to laugh with your significant other?

Well, we have the definitive list of laugh out loud romantic comedy movies you can turn to for inspiration.

There is a free romantic comedy movie list to accompany this article which is printable and interactive. You can checkoff the movies you want to see and send it to friends to coordinate movie night. Or checkoff the ones you have already seen to keep track of the ones you still need to watch!

Who is this list of Romantic Comedies for?

This comprehensive list of the most standout romantic comedy movies is ideal for:

  • Movie Night with the family
  • A Girls Night In
  • A Sleepover with Friends
  • Someone who just needs a good laugh!
  • Couples movie night

What information does this list include?

  • Movie release year
  • MPAA Rating
  • Link to movie on IMDb – here you can find a description of the movie, reviews and user ratings
  • A brief description of the movie plot

The Big Movie List of Romantic Comedy Movies

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

(PG-13 / IMDb)

A middle aged man learns how to be a charming bachelor with the help of a young womanizer, while falling in love with his estranged wife and befriending a waitress who turns out to be his daughter.

The Wedding Singer (1998)

(PG-13 / IMDb)

A wedding singer who was dumped at the altar by his fiancée finds his true love in a waitress who is engaged to a cheating businessman.

500 Days of Summer (2009)

(PG-13 / IMDb)

A hopeless romantic falls in love with a girl who does not believe in true love, and reflects on their 500 days together after she breaks up with him.

Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)

(PG-13 / IMDb)

A nerdy high school student pays a popular cheerleader to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month, hoping to become part of the cool clique, but learns that popularity has a price.

Say Anything… (1989)

(PG-13 / IMDb)

A charming underachiever and a brilliant valedictorian fall in love over the summer, but face challenges from her overprotective father and their different plans for the future.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

(R / IMDb)

A heartbroken composer goes on a Hawaiian vacation to get over his ex-girlfriend, only to find out that she and her new boyfriend are staying at the same resort.

The Proposal (2009)

(PG-13 / IMDb)

A high powered book editor faces deportation to Canada unless she marries her assistant, who agrees to the scheme in exchange for a promotion and a trip to his hometown in Alaska.

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

(R / IMDb)

Two friends debate whether men and women can ever be platonic, while their own relationship evolves over the course of twelve years.

Love Actually (2003)

(R / IMDb)

A ensemble comedy that follows the lives and loves of various characters in London during the Christmas season.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

(PG-13 / IMDb)

A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, in which a rebellious teen must date before her younger sister can, and a new student is hired to woo her.

Notting Hill (1999)

(PG-13 / IMDb)

A British bookstore owner falls in love with a famous American actress who walks into his shop, but their relationship faces many challenges due to her fame and his insecurity.

The Princess Bride (1987)

(PG / IMDb)

A young farmhand named Westley embarks on a swashbuckling adventure to rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the evil Prince Humperdinck, with the help of some eccentric allies.

You’ve Got Mail (1998)

(PG / IMDb)

Two rival bookstore owners unknowingly develop an online romance through anonymous email exchanges, unaware that they are also business enemies.

50 First Dates (2004)

(PG-13 / IMDb)

A womanizing veterinarian falls for a beautiful art teacher who suffers from short-term memory loss and forgets him every day, forcing him to woo her anew each time they meet.

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

(R / IMDb)

A lonely and socially awkward novelty supplier with anger issues finds love with an English woman who calls him by mistake, while also being harassed by a phone sex scammer and his seven meddling sisters.

Yes Man (2008)

PG-13 / IMDb 

A man who always says no to everything changes his life by agreeing to say yes to everything for a year.

Just Friends (2005)

PG-13 / IMDb 

A former high school nerd who is now a successful music executive returns to his hometown and tries to woo his childhood crush, who only sees him as a friend.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

PG-13 / IMDb 

A magazine writer who writes an article on how to make a man dump you in 10 days meets a betting advertising executive who claims he can make any woman fall in love with him in 10 days.

She’s All That (1999)

PG-13 / IMDb

A popular high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive outcast into the prom queen, but he ends up falling for her.

Enchanted (2007)

PG / IMDb

A fairy tale princess is banished from her animated world to the real world of New York City, where she meets a cynical divorce lawyer who helps her find her true love.

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

PG / IMDb 

A lonely woman falls in love with the brother of a comatose man she saved from a train accident, while pretending to be his fiancée to his family.

Ever After (1998)

PG-13 / IMDb 

A spirited and independent young woman challenges the conventions of her time and finds true love with a prince, with the help of Leonardo da Vinci.

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

PG / IMDb 

A widowed father and a lonely journalist are drawn together by a radio call-in show, despite living on opposite sides of the country.

Wedding Crashers (2005)

R / IMDb

Two womanizing friends who crash weddings for fun and romance meet their match when they fall for two sisters at a high-profile wedding.

Sixteen Candles (1984)

PG / IMDb

A teenage girl suffers through a series of embarrassing mishaps on her sixteenth birthday, while hoping to catch the eye of her crush.

There’s Something About Mary (1998)

PG-13 / IMDb

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.

Easy A (2010)

PG-13 / IMDb

A clean cut high school student relies on the school’s rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

What Women Want (2000)

PG-13 / IMDb

A chauvinistic advertising executive gains the ability to hear what women are thinking after a freak accident.

Never Been Kissed (1999)

PG-13 / IMDb

A newspaper reporter goes undercover as a high school student to research a story, but finds herself reliving her own teenage trauma.

Overboard (1987)

PG / IMDb

A spoiled heiress suffers from amnesia after falling off a yacht, and is convinced by a carpenter that she is his wife.

The Big Sick (2017)

(R / IMDb)

A Pakistani-American comedian and a grad student fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by cultural differences and a mysterious illness.

Annie Hall (1977)

(PG / IMDb)

A neurotic New York comedian reflects on his failed relationship with an aspiring singer, and the contrast between their personalities and backgrounds.

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

(R / IMDb)

A socially awkward and emotionally volatile entrepreneur falls in love with a woman who accepts him as he is, while dealing with phone sex extortionists and a pudding scam.

Groundhog Day (1993)

(PG / IMDb)

A cynical and selfish TV weatherman finds himself trapped in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over again, until he learns to become a better person.

They Came Together (2014)

(R / IMDb)

A spoof of romantic comedies, in which a candy store owner and a corporate executive fall in love, despite their apparent differences and the interference of their friends and exes.

Love and Other Drugs (2010)

R / IMDb

A charming pharmaceutical salesman and a young woman with Parkinson’s disease fall in love and face the challenges of their relationship.

13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13 / IMDb

A 13 year old girl who wishes to be popular wakes up as a 30 year old woman and discovers the consequences of her choices.

Always Be My Maybe (2019)

PG-13 / IMDb

Two childhood friends reconnect after 16 years and realize they still have feelings for each other, despite their different lifestyles and careers.

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

PG-13 / IMDb

A New York professor travels to Singapore with her boyfriend and meets his wealthy and eccentric family, who disapprove of their relationship.

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

PG-13 / IMDb

A divorced father tells his daughter the story of his three past romances and lets her guess which one is her mother.

Serendipity (2001)

(PG-13 / IMDb)

Two strangers who feel a strong connection after a brief encounter decide to let fate determine their future, but years later, they wonder if they made the right choice.

Palm Springs (2020)

(R / IMDb)

Two wedding guests find themselves trapped in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over again, and develop a budding romance along the way.

Amélie (2001)

(R / IMDb)

A shy and quirky waitress in Paris decides to change the lives of the people around her for the better, while searching for her own happiness and love.

Waitress (2007)

PG-13 / IMDb

A pregnant and unhappily married waitress in a small-town diner finds solace and joy in making pies and in an affair with her new doctor.

As Good as It Gets (1997)

PG-13 / IMDb

A cranky and obsessive-compulsive novelist forms an unlikely bond with a single mother and a gay artist who are his neighbors.

The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)

PG-13 / IMDb

A radio veterinarian falls in love with a caller, but lies about her appearance and asks her model friend to pretend to be her.

Trainwreck (2015)

R / IMDb

A commitment phobic writer who works for a men’s magazine meets a charming sports doctor who challenges her views on relationships.

Long Shot (2019)

R / IMDb 

A journalist who used to be babysat by the U.S. Secretary of State becomes her speechwriter and potential love interest.

Muriel’s Wedding (1994)

R / IMDb 

A socially awkward woman who loves ABBA music escapes her unhappy life and abusive family by getting married to a stranger.

I’m Your Man (2021)

R / IMDb

A scientist who studies artificial intelligence agrees to live with a humanoid robot for three weeks as part of a research project.


Final Thoughts

Sometimes we just need a good laugh out loud movie to lift our spirits and warm our hearts.

We hope you can find something on this ultimate list of romantic comedy movies for your next movie night with family, friends or solo.

Thanks for reading our article. Let us know what you think of the movie selection!

ultimate list of romantic comedy movies

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