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10 Best Romantic Comedies

Updated on April 13, 2013

My 10 Best Romance Movies with Comedy

This is my personal list of 10 Best Romantic Comedies. I love romance movies but the ones I tend to watch over and over also include some humor -- after all, there is always a bit of humor in our lives and romances. It's what makes the movie real for me.

You will notice in the list that I have a few of the same actors/actresses showing up time and again. Not a coincidence, I tend to lean toward my faves and my faves seem to make a lot of movies in the same genre. Can you guess who they are?

Check out my list and then let me know (in the comments section) if you agree or disagree, would add or subtract from my list of 10 Best (with a few honorable mentions).

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#10 - 13 Going on 30 - It's an Adorably Funny Romantic Comedy

13 Going On 30 (Special Edition)
13 Going On 30 (Special Edition)

I really love this movie. It's the same premise as the old "Big" film that starred Tom Hanks.

At her 13th birthday party, a girl is humiliated. She hides in the closet and wishes she were 30 -- sure that everything would be great then. She wakes up 30 and gorgeous but with the maturity level of a 13 year old. Stars Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo.

The story follows her crazy antics in the grown up world and she discovers the love of her life... Really great film the whole family can watch. I have watched over and over again. The scene in the video below is one of my favorites.

 

"Thriller Dance" from 13 Going on 30 - 10 Best Romantic Comedies

#9 What Women Want - Happy Ending Romance Movies

What Women Want
What Women Want

Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt are a fantastic team in this funny romantic comedy. A very chauvenistic Ad Exec is suddenly able to hear what women are thinking. It works great, for a while -- even hilarious situations. But, soon he finds himself wanting to be the person one woman in particular wants in a man.

I love that Bette Midler joined the cast too!

 

Trailer for What Women Want - Best Romantic Comedies

#8 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days - Best Romance Movies with Humor

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (Full Screen Edition)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (Full Screen Edition)

The team of Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson have a lot of chemistry in this film. He's in advertising, she's a journalist writing a story about "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days". But first, she has to get a guy. I loved all the ups and downs, trickery and flat out funny scenes in this film. "Your so Vain" always brings this romantic comedy to mind!

 

"That's How it's Done" Scene from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days - A Romantic Comedy

From My Best Friend's Wedding:

"I love this man, and there is no way that I'm gonna give him up to some two-faced, big-haired food critic."

~ Kimmy (Cameron Diaz)

#7 My Best Friend's Wedding - Funny Romance Movies

My Best Friend's Wedding (Special Edition)
My Best Friend's Wedding (Special Edition)

Excellent film that definitely deserves a spot on the best romance movies list.

Two friends, played by Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney, made a promise to marry each other if they weren't married by a certain age. He calls her to announce he's marrying someone else (Cameron Diaz). Jules decides she loves him and wants him for herself. The entire film follows the crazy antics of Jules trying to break them up.

My favorite scene is in the video below --

 

Favorite Scene from My Best Friend's Wedding

I don't know about you, but every time I hear this song now, I think of this movie! I just loved it!

#6 Music and Lyrics - Laughed and Cried -- The Best Romance Movies make that happen

Music and Lyrics (Widescreen Edition)
Music and Lyrics (Widescreen Edition)

I absolutely loved this movie. Not sure how it did in the box office but we watch it a lot at my house! Hugh Grant is his hilarious self in portraying a has-been 80's singer struggling to make it big again. Drew Barrymore plays his unlikely lyricist as we follow their budding and bumbling romance. They make a great team! Love to see another film starting the two of them...

 

Clip of Recording the Song they Wrote - from Music and Lyrics - Romance Movies

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#5 Something to Talk About - Hilarious Combo of Actors for this Romance Movie

Something to Talk About
Something to Talk About

Two of my all-time favorite actors combine their talents in this film -- Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid. Her family is into horses and seems to be into affairs. Once she catches him red-handed all heck breaks lose. Her sassy sister (Kyra Sedgwick), hard-headed daddy (Robert Duvall) and proper southern mother (Gena Rowlands) round out a cast that is just as emotional and hilarious as the stars.

I love this film!!

 

"The Dance Scene" with Julia and Dennis - from Something to Talk About -- Romance Movies

I've got to see a horse about a man.

EmaRae (Kyra Sedgwick):

#4 - 50 First Dates - Adam Sandler? In one of the Best Romance Movies?

50 First Dates (Widescreen Special Edition)
50 First Dates (Widescreen Special Edition)

I know, I keep saying "I love this film" but I do! Adam Sandler is an unlikely star for a romance movie but does a wonderful job here paired with one of his favorite co-stars, Drew Barrymore. He all but kills himself trying to get "Lucy" to notice him and when she finally does -- he thinks he has it made. The twist is that Lucy's short term memory erases each night and she forgets all about meeting him.

He spends his time trying to figure out how to win her for good (as well as her protective friends, dad and brother). Add hilarious co-stars to the mix and this is one of the best romantic comedies of all-time!

 

Adam Sandler sings "Forgetful Lucy" - from Romance Movie 50 First Dates

#3 The Wedding Singer - Drew and Adam - Romance Movies Actors

The Wedding Singer (Totally Awesome Edition)
The Wedding Singer (Totally Awesome Edition)

Adam and Drew, co-star together for the first time in "The Wedding Singer". I was a teenager in the 80's so this film is right up my alley! I can laugh at some of the 80's spoofs but get choked up by one of the "falling in love" scenes. This is a film I think everyone should see at least once!

 

Airplane Scene from The Wedding Singer - "Grow Old With You" song

#2 You've Got Mail - Best Romantic Comedies

You've Got Mail (Deluxe Edition)
You've Got Mail (Deluxe Edition)

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in this romantic comedy about two people that meet online and become friends. In real life -- they are enemies -- but they don't know it yet. Joe (Tom) finds out first and while he's trying to figure out what to do about it, he falls in love...

Tom and Meg are both fabulous comedians and it shows in all the exploits of the film. They are also fantastic dramatic actors and that shows too. The best of both worlds with this romantic comedy.

 

Scene from You've Got Mail - Great Romance Movies

Quote from When Harry Met Sally

"You see? That is just like you, Harry. You say things like that, and you make it impossible for me to hate you."

~ Sally Albright (Meg Ryan)

#1 When Harry Met Sally - Laughing and Crying Throughout this Romance Movie

When Harry Met Sally - Special Edition
When Harry Met Sally - Special Edition

I don't think there are too many people out there that haven't seen "When Harry Met Sally." If you haven't -- go, now, get it! I is truly an awesome romantic comedy. I can't even begin to be able to explain it but Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan are outstanding in this film. It spans 10+ years of bumping into and out of each others' lives. (The restaurant scene alone is worth it. I didn't include it due to the adult nature. Watch the film!)

It really is a must see if you love romantic comedies!

 

"Days of the Week Underpants" Scene from When Harry Met Sally - a Wonderfully funny Romance Movie

Honorable Mention Romance Movies - with a touch of humor

The Wedding Planner
The Wedding Planner

Yes, this is another one that definitely belongs on the list. Maybe I needed to change it to the top 15 or 20?

But where would it end?

 
Ghost
Ghost

Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore were superb in this movie. The part that makes it comedic is, of course, Whoppi Goldberg!

 
Pretty Woman (15th Anniversary Special Edition)
Pretty Woman (15th Anniversary Special Edition)

Yes, this is a classic and I do love it so it deserves a spot on the list.

 
Working Girl
Working Girl

I have always loved this film as well. Harrison Ford is one of my all time faves but this is a break from his normal drama and he was wonderful at it!

 
Doc Hollywood
Doc Hollywood

I do love Michael J. Fox. He is so good in this roll, too. It's a bit different in detail but the boy gets girl format is still at the heart.

 

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I know, I know, you would probably change up my list of 10 best romantic comedies. You'd add some I didn't, take some movies out that I've included or chuck the whole thing and start over. That's fine -- opinion is opinion -- we're all entitled to them!

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      TheJewelryStore 4 years ago

      I guess I like the Cinderella stories :) Pretty Woman is definitely my favorite, but they all great. I do need to seek out Music and Lyrics if both you and Buckhawk love it. I haven't seen that one, Yet :)

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      BuckHawkcenter 4 years ago

      My all-time favorites are on this list for sure. Music and Lyrics has to be top of my list, but so many other great ones!

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      Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I'd have a hard time choosing a favorite here. Love "You've Got Mail" and "When Harry Met Sally" because I'm a huge fan of Meg Ryan, but I also loved (and have watched several times) "Pretty Woman". And then there's "Ghost". All are really great!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Would you believe I just watched "You've Got Mail", again!!! I do love that show :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      I agree! I love all of the featured romantic comedy movies! It is impossible to choose a favorite though!

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Great list! I need to set aside some good movie watching time. And a box of Kleenex.

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      CottageHomestead 5 years ago

      "I say a little prayer for you" = Best scene ever!!! :)

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      chas65 5 years ago

      There are so many great ones in this category. You could ask ten people and get very different lists.

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      You got the major ones I would have thought of. I would tend to leave any Woody Allen movies off the list of Romantic comedies. Something about hooking-up with your step daughter sort of kills the mood for me :(