This Is the Best Romantic Comedy of All Time, According to Critics

If you're in need of romance and laughs, these are the best reviewed rom-coms ever made.

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There's nothing that heals the soul quite like a great romantic comedy. They make us laugh, they make us cry, and they give us unreasonable expectations for a fairy tale ending, which we accept as part of the bargain. If you're in need of a movie to snuggle up with—whether with your sweetheart or by your lonesome—you can always count on a rom-com. That's why we turned to the reviews to determine the best romantic comedies ever made. At least, according to the critics.

We headed to Rotten Tomatoes, which keeps an updated list of the best reviewed romantic comedies of all time. The site uses an algorithm for their rankings that rates some critics' positive reviews as more significant than others', so the movies here aren't just ranked by overall percentage. Some of these movies are heavier on the laughs, while others will have you swooning, but you really can't go wrong with any of the films on the list. Read on to see if your favorite rom-com made the cut, and for more of the greatest movies ever made, discover The Best Movie That Came Out the Year You Graduated, According to Critics.

50
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

hannah and her sisters
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91 percent

49
L.A. Story (1991)

la story
TriStar Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94 percent

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48
Trouble in Paradise (1932)

trouble in paradise
Paramount Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92 percent

47
High Fidelity (2000)

high fidelity
Buena Vista Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91 percent

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46
Moonstruck (1987)

moonstruck
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94 percent

45
The Wedding Banquet (1993)

the wedding banquet
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96 percent

44
Born Yesterday (1950)

born yesterday
Columbia Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97 percent

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43
Stolen Kisses (1968)

stolen kisses
United Artists

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96 percent

42
About a Boy (2002)

about a boy
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93 percent

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41
Appropriate Behavior (2015)

appropriate behavior
Gravitas Ventures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97 percent

40
Knocked Up (2007)

knocked up
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90 percent

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39
Bridesmaids (2011)

Bridesmaids movie
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90 percent

38
Enchanted (2007)

enchanted
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93 percent

37
Dave (1993)

still from dave
Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95 percent

36
The Kids Are All Right (2010)

the kids are all right
Focus Features

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92 percent

35
The Awful Truth (1937)

the awful truth
Columbia Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93 percent

34
Shakespeare in Love (1998)

shakespeare in love
Miramax

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92 percent

33
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

four weddings and a funeral
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96 percent

32
Manhattan (1979)

still from manhattan
United Artists

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96 percent

31
Juno (2007)

still from juno
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94 percent

30
Say Anything… (1989)

say anything
20th Century Fox

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98 percent

29
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

silver linings playbook
TWC

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92 percent

28
Play It Again, Sam (1972)

play it again sam
Paramount Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97 percent

27
Love, Simon (2018)

love simon
20th Century Fox

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91 percent

26
Ninotchka (1939)

ninotchka
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97 percent

25
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

cyrano de bergerac
Orion Classics

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100 percent

24
The Apartment (1960)

still from the apartment
United Artists

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93 percent

23
Broadcast News (1987)

broadcast news
20th Century Fox

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98 percent

22
Enough Said (2013)

enough said
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95 percent

21
Bull Durham (1988)

bull durham
Orion Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97 percent

20
Some Like It Hot (1959)

some like it hot
United Artists

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95 percent

19
Groundhog Day (1993)

groundhog day
Columbia Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96 percent

18
Indiscreet (1958)

still from indiscreet
Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100 percent

17
Bringing Up Baby (1938)

bringing up baby
Warner Bros. Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93 percent

16
Desk Set (1957)

still from desk set
20th Century Fox

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100 percent

15
The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride movie
20th Century Fox

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97 percent

14
My Man Godfrey (1936)

my man godfrey
United Archives GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97 percent

13
Adam's Rib (1949)

adam's rib
ScreenProd / Photononstop / Alamy Stock Photo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96 percent

12
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

the shop around the corner
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100 percent

11
Holiday (1938)

still from holiday
Columbia Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100 percent

10
City Lights (1931)

charlie chaplin in city lights
Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98 percent

9
The Artist (2011)

still from the artist
TWC

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95 percent

8
Annie Hall (1977)

still from annie hall
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98 percent

7
His Girl Friday (1940)

his girl friday
Collection Christophel / Alamy Stock Photo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98 percent

6
The Lady Eve (1941)

the lady eve
Paramount Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100 percent

5
Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

crazy rich asians
Warner Bros. Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91 percent

4
Roman Holiday (1953)

roman holiday
Allstar Picture Library Ltd. / Alamy Stock Photo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97 percent

3
The Philadelphia Story (1940)

the philadelphia story
AF archive / Alamy Stock Photo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100 percent

2
The Big Sick (2017)

the big sick
Lionsgate

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98 percent

1
It Happened One Night (1934)

it happened one night
AA Film Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98 percent

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