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15 best romantic comedies
15 best romantic comedies

These films will bring a dreamy mood even to those who are lonely.

15 best romantic comedies
15 best romantic comedies

1. When Harry Met Sally

  • USA, 1989.
  • A romantic comedy.
  • Duration: 90 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 6.

The beautiful Sally (Meg Ryan), who has decided to move to New York, does not have the slightest desire to communicate with her annoying fellow traveler Harry (Billy Crystal). But they collide again and again in a variety of life situations and finally become good friends. Only one thing the heroes cannot understand - is it friendship or is it love?

Rob Reiner's adorable comedy is the perfect proof that the best foundation for a romantic relationship is a strong friendship. And the famous phrase "The same is for me" is considered one of the most famous film quotations and is familiar even to those who have not seen the film.

2. Pretty woman

  • USA, 1990.
  • Romantic comedy, melodrama.
  • Duration: 119 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 0.

It is difficult to find a person who at least has not heard about the love story of the rich man Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) and the prostitute Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts). Once they get to know each other, the heroes understand that they do not want to part. But the path to happiness cannot be called simple: first you have to seriously rethink your life values.

Initially, "Pretty Woman" was supposed to be a serious dramatic story: in the end, the heroine Roberts was dying of a drug overdose. But director Harry Marshall thought the ending was too dark. So the potential drama turned into one of the best, albeit not very believable, romantic comedies.

The film brought 21-year-old Julia Roberts an Oscar nomination and opened the door to big cinema for the young actress.

3. While you were sleeping

  • USA, 1995.
  • Romantic comedy, melodrama.
  • Duration: 100 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 7.

Director John Turteltaub's romantic film explores how true affection differs from immature love at first sight.

Lucy Motheratz (Sandra Bullock), a humble Chicago train employee, is in love with a handsome young man named Peter Callahan (Peter Gallagher) who doesn't really know about her existence. One day she saves him from death, but the man cannot thank the girl - he falls into a coma. The victim's family takes Lucy for Peter's fiancée, but she hesitates to reveal the truth to them.

Gradually, Lucy gets to know these wonderful people more and more and, moreover, she has feelings for Peter's sibling Jack (Bill Pullman). Jack is also partial to the girl. But Peter comes to his senses and, of course, cannot remember his imaginary bride.

Leading actress Sandra Bullock received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.

4. Notting Hill

  • USA, UK, 1999.
  • Romantic comedy, melodrama.
  • Duration: 124 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 1.

The owner of the travel guide shop, William Tucker (Hugh Grant), lives a very ordinary life. Circumstances will soon confront the popular actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts).

A good-natured Englishman and a world-famous American woman fall in love with each other, but a romantic relationship with a star is not easy, because the paparazzi are watching every step of the beauty. Anna's personal life is interesting to everyone and everyone, and only William is able to discern the exceptional inner beauty of his casual acquaintance.

Roger Michell's comedy has everything to cheer you up: both the wonderful acting and the kind British humor. That only is the character of Hugh Grant, pretending to be a reporter for the magazine "Horses and Hounds".

5. What women want

  • USA, 2000.
  • Romantic comedy, melodrama.
  • Duration: 121 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 4.

Charming ladies' man and rare chauvinist Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson) works for one of the best advertising agencies. And he is simply outraged when the position he hoped for is given to a woman - the pretty and purposeful Darcy McGuire (Helen Hunt).

But an amazing gift falls on Nick - to hear the thoughts of women. The hero decides to use this ability to take over Darcy's ideas and get her fired. But the more he gets to know his colleague, the more he falls in love with her.

The incredibly successful film What Women Want, like Pretty Woman, seems a little outdated and too stereotyped these days. But the humor cannot be taken away from the film, and the Nike ads, on which Nick and Darcy are working, even now look quite progressive.

6. Love with notification

  • USA, Australia, 2002.
  • Romantic comedy, melodrama.
  • Duration: 101 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 1.

New York-based lawyer Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock) specializes in urban conservation. By chance, she becomes the personal assistant of the capricious millionaire George Wade (Hugh Grant). Contrary to his reputation as a ladies' man, George is not at all a bad person, but he behaves like a big child and literally cannot take a step without Lucy's advice.

The heroine's patience bursts when the restless boss, even on the wedding day of her friends, finds a trifling task for her. The girl submits a letter of resignation, but hesitates when she sees her replacement - the charming beauty June (Alicia Witt). Now Lucy realizes that George means a lot more to her than she wanted to think all this time.

"Love with a Notice" is not only a touching romantic story, but also just a life film about the severity of a relationship with a boss, in which you need to be in touch 24/7.

7. Love by the rules and without

Something's Gotta Give

  • USA, 2003.
  • Romantic comedy, melodrama.
  • Duration: 128 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 7.

The main character Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson) is an aging ladies' man. His date with another young lady ended with a heart attack, and even in front of Erica (Diane Keaton), the mother of his new passion. Harry finds himself alone with an attractive lady of his age and suddenly realizes that he really likes her. But Erica already has a fan - the young and handsome Dr. Julian Mercer (Keanu Reeves).

The commercially successful film paid off the production budget three times, and Jack Nicholson earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Comedy Actor.

8.50 first kisses

  • USA, 2004.
  • Romantic comedy, melodrama.
  • Duration: 99 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 8.

The main character is bachelor Henry Roth (Adam Sandler). One-off sex is a common part of his life until he meets Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore).

It seems to be love. But Lucy, as it turns out, suffers from an unusual form of amnesia. Every morning she doesn't remember what happened yesterday.

Now the hero in love will have to meet his girlfriend again every day, and at the same time revise many of his life principles. After all, he found the one with which he wants to be longer than one day.

9. Love and other disasters

  • France, UK, 2006.
  • Romantic comedy, melodrama.
  • Duration: 90 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 2.

Light and light comedy directed by Alek Keshishyan tells about the difficulties of relationships in a big city. The main character Emily Jackson (Brittany Murphy) works as an assistant at Vogue magazine and dreams of being like Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's. She directs all her remarkable energy to arrange the personal and professional life of her friends: the unlucky screenwriter and openly gay Peter (Matthew Reese) and the extravagant graphomaniac poet Tallulah (Catherine Tate).

One day, Emily meets handsome Paolo (Santiago Cabrera), whom she takes for a gay and, with the best of intentions, tries to get together with Peter. The girl is so carried away that she does not even notice: Paolo is head over heels in love with her.

10. Exchange leave

  • USA, 2006.
  • Romantic comedy, melodrama.
  • Duration: 138 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 9.

Another kind comedy about the love of the director of the films "What Women Want" and "Trainee" Nancy Meyers.

The romantic nature of Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet) and careerist Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz) are unlucky in love. The girls meet on the Internet and decide to temporarily change their homes in order to take a break from troubles in a new environment.

Amanda will be spending two weeks at Iris' pretty country cottage. But instead of an idyllic pastime in the English countryside, she will meet Iris's charming brother named Graham (Jude Law).

Iris, meanwhile, is moving into Amanda's luxury apartment in California. There she meets the handsome composer Miles (Jack Black) and the lonely old man Arthur Abbott (Eli Wallach), a forgotten Hollywood screenwriter.

11. Promising is not the same as getting married

  • USA, Germany, Netherlands, 2009.
  • Romantic comedy, melodrama.
  • Duration: 129 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 4.

The film tells the stories of young people who dream of finding love. Each of them wants to be happy, but sometimes it's not as easy as it seems.

The main motive of the film: if a guy doesn't call back, then he just doesn't want to. And there is nothing worse than falling in love with a person who did not give a reason for this.

12. This stupid love

  • USA, 2011.
  • Romantic comedy, melodrama.
  • Duration: 118 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 4.

Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) worries that his beautiful wife Emily (Julianne Moore) cheated on him with her colleague (Kevin Bacon) and left. Playboy Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling) helps Cal cope with his problems. At the same time, pretty girl Hannah (Emma Stone) is worried that her longtime boyfriend does not propose to her. Unexpectedly for herself, she falls in love with Jacob, who turns out to be not as smug and superficial as she thought.

A soulful and witty modern comedy about love. The actors play great, and Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone once again confirm their status as one of the best cinema couples. For his role, Gosling was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. And that same scene “Damn! Can not be! You seem to have been photoshopped! well deserves it.

13. Friendship and no sex?

  • Canada, 2013.
  • A romantic comedy.
  • Duration: 101 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 8.

The depressed youth Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) might have become a doctor, but dropped out after he caught his girlfriend in the arms of a teacher. This incident turned the hero into a real cynic. However, everything changes when Wallace meets Shantry (Zoe Kazan). Sympathy arises between them. But Shantree is already dating Ben (Rafe Spall), a handsome young man with a flawless career.

Although many years have passed since When Harry Met Sally was released, romance films are still looking for an answer to the question of whether friendship between a man and a woman is possible. A touching comedy by Canadian director Michael Daus convinces viewers that it is possible. But sometimes such a relationship develops into love.

14. Love, Rosie

  • Germany, UK, 2014.
  • Romantic comedy, melodrama.
  • Duration: 102 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 2.

This touching film by German director Christian Ditter is based on Cecilia Ahern's bestselling book “Where the Rainbow Ends”. She is best known as the author of the popular novel P. S. I love you."

The main characters Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) have been friends since childhood. After graduation, they decide to go to study in the United States together. But these plans are not destined to come true due to Rosie's pregnancy. The girl, jealous of Alex for his passion, spent the night with the most popular jock in the school, Greg (Christian Cook). Alex leaves for Boston, and his girlfriend is left alone with the child in her arms.

15. Girl without complexes

  • USA, Japan, 2015.
  • A romantic comedy.
  • Duration: 124 minutes
  • IMDb: 6, 3.

Tilda Swinton, Brie Larson, John Cena, Daniel Radcliffe, Ezra Miller and other stars starred in the film based on her own script by comedian Amy Schumer.

In the center of the plot is a successful woman Amy (Amy Schumer), who has friends, a cool job, a beautiful apartment. Here are just personal life does not add up. Thanks to her father, Amy learned from childhood that monogamy does not exist. But soon Dr. Aaron Conners (Bill Hader) appears, who will make the heroine change her mind.