April 1st, 2023 was a big day and I don’t say that because it was April Fool’s Day. It was a big day because one of the best romantic comedies (if not the best), “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”, was finally available to stream on Netflix. Tell me I wasn’t the only one that screamed out of excitement when they opened their Netflix and saw that gem of a movie on their home feed.
If you are a romantic at heart but also love a good pee-in-your-pants laugh then there is nothing quite like a romantic comedy. With their witty banter, charming characters, and over-the-top situations that probably would never happen in real life, romantic comedies have been a staple in our house as our go-to movie type to watch on a date night “in”. It’s the only type of movie I don’t fall asleep watching if I am being honest here.
Grab some popcorn or make yourself a cute movie night charcuterie board, get cozy under a blanket, and enjoy some love, laughter, and happily ever after as I share the 20 best romantic comedies. From classics to recent gems, I am sure you will find something everyone will enjoy watching.
20 Best Romantic Comedies
1. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey star in this movie about a journalist who tries to lose a guy in 10 days for a story, but ends up falling in love. It’s a funny and charming movie about love, lies, and ambition. And probably one of my all-time favorites.
2. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal, this classic movie follows two friends who gradually fall in love with each other. It’s a witty and heartwarming story that will leave you feeling good.
3. You’ve Got Mail (1998)
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in this sweet movie about two rival bookstore owners who fall in love over the internet. It’s a perfect blend of nostalgia and romance.
4. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan team up again in this classic movie about two strangers who fall in love thanks to a radio talk show. It’s a heartwarming story that will leave you with a smile on your face.
5. Notting Hill (1999)
Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant star in this movie about a famous actress who falls in love with a humble bookstore owner. It’s a charming and funny movie that will make you believe in love.
6. My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
Julia Roberts stars in this movie about a woman who realizes she’s in love with her best friend, who is about to get married. It’s a funny and heartwarming movie that will make you root for love.
7. Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Starring Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, this movie is about a man who falls in love with a woman half his age. It’s a funny and poignant story that will make you think about love in a new way.
8. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
This one is a very special movie to me personally because it was the very first movie my husband and I watched in the theater. This is a story of a young Greek woman who falls in love with a non-Greek man, much to the disapproval of her family. It’s a heartwarming and funny movie that celebrates love and family.
9. The Proposal (2009)
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds star in this movie about a high-powered book editor who is facing deportation and convinces her assistant to marry her. It’s a funny and charming movie that will make you believe in love.
10. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
Starring Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling, this movie is about a man who is going through a divorce and seeks the help of a suave ladies’ man to get back in the dating game. It’s a funny and heartwarming movie about love and self-discovery.
11. The Holiday (2006)
Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet star in this movie about two women who swap homes for the holidays and find love in unexpected places. It’s a charming and heartwarming movie that will make you believe in love and is a must-watch during the holidays.
12. Clueless (1995)
This movie is a modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma” set in a Beverly Hills high school. It’s a fun and clever movie that will make you laugh.
13. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
Renée Zellweger stars in this movie about a single woman in her 30s who is trying to get her life together. It’s a funny and heartwarming movie about love and self-discovery.
14. Serendipity (2001)
John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale star in this movie about two strangers who meet by chance and feel an instant connection, but fate keeps them apart. It’s a romantic and heartwarming movie that will make you believe in destiny.
15. 13 Going on 30 (2004)
Jennifer Garner stars in this movie about a 13-year-old girl who wakes up in her 30-year-old body and has to navigate adult life. It’s a fun and heartwarming movie that celebrates the power of friendship and love.
16. Love, Actually (2003)
This holiday-themed movie follows multiple storylines that revolve around love and relationships. It’s a heartwarming and funny movie that will make you believe in the magic of the holiday season.
17. Hitch (2005)
Will Smith stars in this movie about a professional dating consultant who helps men win over the women they love. It’s a funny and charming movie that celebrates the power of love and connection.
18. 50 First Dates (2004)
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star in this movie about a man who falls in love with a woman who suffers from short-term memory loss and has to make her fall in love with him every day. It’s a funny and heartwarming movie that celebrates the power of love and perseverance.
19. The Wedding Singer (1998)
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore team up again in this movie about a wedding singer who falls in love with a waitress. It’s a fun and heartwarming movie that celebrates the power of love and following your dreams.
20. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
This movie follows a group of friends as they navigate love and relationships through four weddings and a funeral. It’s a funny and heartwarming movie that celebrates the power of love and friendship.
And there you have it, our list of the 20 best romantic comedies of all time (at least in my opinion). Whether you’re looking for a classic fairy tale love story or a modern hit with tons of banter, these movies are sure to make you laugh, cry, and fall in love all over again. So cozy up under a blanket for a romantic movie marathon!