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Best Romantic Comedies of Recent Time - Top Romantic Comedies

Updated on September 26, 2015

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# 20 Silver Linings Playbook

Released in 2012


Directed By: David O. Russell


Starring: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence


Pat (Cooper) has been in treatment for bipolar disorder for the last eight months. Tiffany (Lawrence) is also having some issues herself and the two develop a strange friendship based off of their similar neurosis.

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# 19 Just Go With It

Released in 2011


Directed By: Dennis Dugan


Starring: Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston


Danny Maccabee (Sandler) is a successful plastic surgeon, who uses his sob stories to get women in bed. The only woman that truly knows who he is.. is his office manager Katherine (Aniston). When Danny uses one of his lies to hook the woman of his dreams, he needs Katherine to help him with his lies.

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# 18 Hitch

Released in 2005


Directed By: Andy Tennant


Starring: Will Smith, Kevin James, and Eva Mendes


Alex "Hitch" Hitchens is a date doctor. He helps shy nice guys fall in love with the women they dream of.

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# 17 He's Just Not That Into You

Released in 2009


Directed By: Ken Kwapis


Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Ginnifer Goodwin, Justin Long, and Drew Barrymore


We follow the ensemble cast through their various relationships and see how they intertwine with one another.

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# 16 Valentine's Day

Released in 2010


Directed By: Garry Marshall


Starring: Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba and Anne Hathaway.


The movie runs through various relationships on Valentine's Day.

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# 15 Clueless

Released in 1995


Directed By: Amy Heckerling


Starring: Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd


Cher Horowitz (Silverstone) is a spoiled little rich girl who always get her way. Cher is often playing match maker for others but can never find someone who is right for her.

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# 14 10 Things I Hate About You

Released in 1999


Directed By: Gil Junger


Starring: Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles


Cat (Stiles) is a bratty, stubborn, and strong willed girl, who doesn't bother with boys or dating. When Patrick is hired to take Cat out he may be in over his head.

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# 13 Two Weeks Notice

Released in 2002


Directed By: Marc Lawrence


Starring: Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant


Lucy (Bullock) is an attorney who runs into billionaire George Wade (Grant) when she is trying to stop his company from destroying a beloved building. George hires her on the spot. However, Lucy soon discovers that George needs help in all aspects of his life.

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# 12 How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

Released in 2003


Directed By: Donald Petrie


Starring: Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson


Andi (Hudson) and Ben (McConaughey) find themselves making a bet with their co-workers... Andi makes a bet to lose a guy in 10 days and Ben makes a bet that he can make any woman fall in love with him. The two end up together, not sharing their bets with the other.

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# 11 The Break Up

Released in 2006


Directed By: Peyton Reed


Starring: Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn


Gary (Vaughn) and Brooke (Aniston) live together in a great apartment and have been dating for some time, however, when their differences come between them they break up but both refuse to move out of the apartment.

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# 10 Sex and The City

Released in 2008


Directed By: Michael Patrick King


Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Kim Catrall, and Cynthia Nixon


This is a continuation of the television series following Carrie Bradshaw and her friends lives as they move through their relationships in New York City.

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# 9 Knocked Up

Released in 2007


Directed By: Judd Apatow


Starring: Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl


Alison is a straight laced and uptight career woman has just been given a promotion. While out drinking she hooks up with Ben (Rogen) a stoner and they have sex. Eight weeks later, Alison discovers she is pregnant!

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# 8 It's Complicated

Released in 2009


Directed By: Nancy Meyers


Starring: Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin


A single mother begins having an affair with her ex-husband who she divorced ten years ago when he cheated on her.

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# 7 50 First Dates

Released in 2004


Directed By: Peter Segal


Starring: Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore


Henry Roth (Sandler) meets Lucy (Barrymore) in a café and has a connection with her. However, Lucy has suffered from memory loss and wakes up thinking each day is a year ago.

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# 6 What Women Want

Released in 2000


Directed By: Nancy Meyers


Starring: Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt


Nick Marshall (Gibson) works as an advertising exec. He is a man's man, but when he falls in his shower and is electrocuted he is suddenly able to read women's thoughts.

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# 5 Sweet Home Alabama

Released in 2002


Directed By: Andy Tennent


Starring: Reese Witherspon, Josh Lucas, and Patrick Dempsey


Melanie (Witherspoon) left her small hometown to become a designer in New York City. While in the city she becomes a successful designer and become engaged to the mayor's son. However, Melanie is still married to her high school love back in her hometown.

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# 4 As Good As It Gets

Released in 1997


Directed By: James L. Brooks


Starring: Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt


Melvin Udall is best-selling novelist with OCD. It is very hard for Melvin to create relationships. When his waitress(Hunt) from his favorite restaurant quits her job to work closer to home to care for her sick son, Melvin offers to pay for her son's medical bills if she returns back to her old job.

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# 3 The Proposal

Released in 2009


Directed By: Anne Fletcher


Starring: Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds


Margaret Tate (Bullock) faces being deported back to Canada, but decides to force her assistant (Reynolds) to marry her in exchange for a promotion.

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# 2 Bridget Jones's Diary

Released in 2001


Directed By: Sharon Maguire


Starring: Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth


Bridget Jones is in her early thirties and still single, and very worried about becoming a spinster. When she meets Daniel Cleaver (Grant) she thinks she has finally found the "one." However, the "one" may be one of the last people she could possibly imagine.

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# 1 My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Released in 2002


Directed By: Joel Zwick


Starring: Nia Vardalos and John Corbett


"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" is the highest grossing romantic movie ever, despite never reaching number one at the box office. It is about a Greek woman, whose family is very greek. But she falls in love with a non-Greek man.

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