15 Legendary Movies That Prove Romantic Comedy Is Awesome


Romantic comedies have their own big audience, yet they're still criticized by many. Though we may think that this genre is dying in recent years, there are still some movies that excite the audience of romantic movie lovers. And all this doesn't change the fact that there were many great movies done in the past.

These movies in the list warm us all and they are for everyone, from those who say ''romantic movies are my middle name'' to those who say ''it's not something I watch all the time, but if you say it's legendary...''

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1. Annie Hall (1977)

IMDB : 8.1

Cast:  Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

Story:Alvy Singer, a forty year old twice divorced, neurotic, intellectual Jewish New York stand-up comic, reflects on the demise of his latest relationship, to Annie Hall, an insecure, flighty, Midwestern WASP aspiring nightclub singer. Unlike his previous relationships, Alvy believed he may have worked out all the issues in his life through fifteen years of therapy to make this relationship with Annie last, among those issues being not wanting to date any woman that would want to date him, and thus subconsciously pushing those women away. Alvy not only reviews the many ups and many downs of their relationship, but also reviews the many facets of his makeup that led to him starting to date Annie. Those facets include growing up next to Coney Island in Brooklyn, being attracted to the opposite sex for as long as he can remember, and enduring years of Jewish guilt with his constantly arguing parents.

Director: Woody Allen

2. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

IMDB : 7.6

Cast: Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

Story:Harry and Sally meet when she gives him a ride to New York after they both graduate from the University of Chicago. The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again. Finally a close friendship blooms between them, and they both like having a friend of the opposite sex. But then they are confronted with the problem: "Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?

Director: Rob Reiner

3. Sabrina (1954)

IMDB : 7.7

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden

Story:Linus and David Larrabee are the two sons of a very wealthy family. Linus is all work -- busily running the family corporate empire with no time for a wife and family. David is all play -- technically employed in the family business but never showing up for work, spending all his time entertaining, and having been married and divorced three times. Sabrina Fairchild is the young, shy, and awkward daughter of the household chauffeur, who has been infatuated with David all her life, but whom David hardly notices till she goes away to Paris for two years and returns an elegant, sophisticated, beautiful woman. Suddenly, she finds she's captured David's attention, but just as she does so, she finds herself also falling in love with Linus, and she finds that Linus is also falling in love with her.

Director: Billy Wilder

4. It Could Happen To You (1994)

IMDB  : 6.3

Cast:  Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez

Story: Charlie and Muriel Lang have led simple lives - for most of their existance. That's until they win $4 million on the lottery! There is a problem, however. Prior to winning the lottery, Charlie had eaten at a cafe and hadn't been able to tip the waitress. He had promised her, jokingly, that if he won the lottery he'd give her half of it. This is why his wife, Muriel decides to leave him. She doesn't want the waitress to get a cent of their money. Infact she wants all $4 million for herself! 

Director: Andrew Bergman

5. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

IMDB: 7.1

Cast: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet, Kristin Scott Thomas

Story: The film follows the fortunes of Charles and his friends as they wonder if they will ever find true love and marry. Charles thinks he's found "Miss Right" in Carrie, an American. This British subtle comedy revolves around Charlie, his friends and the four weddings and one funeral which they attend.

Director: Mike Newell

6. Bridget Jones' Diary (2001)

IMDB: 6.7

Cast:  Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant

Story: Bridget Jones is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year's Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin when her charming though disreputable boss takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones. Thrown into the mix are Bridget's band of slightly eccentric friends and a rather disagreeable acquaintance who Bridget cannot seem to stop running into or help finding quietly attractive.

Director: Sharon Maguire

7. Sleepless In Seattle (1993)

IMDB: 6.8

Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger

Story: After his wife died, Sam Baldwin did not think about other women. His 8-year old son Jonah thinks that his father needs a woman in order to get his life back in order and calls in on a nation-wide radio-show. The voice and story of Sam is heard by hundreds of women, including Annie Reed, who is about to marry her fiancé Walter soon. She can't find a rest until she really knows for sure that Sam Baldwin is not the one person for her. Thus, Annie travels to Seattle, where Sam and Jonah live, and there decides that Sam is not the one. The letter she never sent was posted by a friend of Annie, and therefore Jonah, who feels that she's the one for his dad, already booked a flight to New York in order to meet her on the roof of the Empire State building, just like in "An Affair to Remember". Of course, his father follows him instantly...

Director: Nora Ephron

8. Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

IMDB : 6.7

Cast:  Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen, Tovah Feldshuh

Story:Jessica Stein is a hard-to-please journalist/artist who is constantly plagued by people trying to find the right "one" for her. When her ex-fiancée tells her she's too picky, she answers Helen Cooper's personal ad looking to make a friend, but gets more than she expects. Jessica doesn't think there's just one person out there for everyone, because plenty of people are kissing Jessica Stein.

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld

9. Clueless (1995)


IMDB : 6.8

Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy 

Story: Cher, a high school student in Beverly Hills, must survive the ups and downs of adolescent life. Her external demeanor at first seems superficial, but rather it hides her wit, charm, and intelligence which help her to deal with relationships, friends, family, school, and the all-important teenage social life.

Director: Amy Heckerling

10. Pretty Woman (1990)

IMDB : 6.9

Cast:  Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander

Story: Edward is a rich and sophisticated businessman who specializes in corporate raiding - buying up businesses to break them up and sell them off in pieces. Vivian is a Los Angeles prostitute struggling with her lifestyle and a need to pay the rent. On a business trip to Los Angeles, Edward hires Vivian to be his girlfriend for a week while he traverses the local social circles. Love and various social complications invade their tidy arrangement and have the pair wondering if this Cinderella-story could have a happy ending.

Director: Garry Marshall

11. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

IMDB : 6.3

Cast: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz

Story:After Michael tells his best friend, Julianne that he is getting married in four days, she goes straight to Chicago to help him get through. But she has every intention to stop the wedding and steal the groom from Kimberly. Over the next three days, she tries everything to split them up. Finally, on the day of the wedding, Jules tells Mike she loves him and kisses him, but to her disadvantage, Kimmy is watching them. Now Michael has to decide whom he loves most.

Director: P. J. Hogan

12. Love Actually (2003)


IMDB  : 7.7

Cast: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson

Story: Against the backdrop of aged has-been rock star Billy Mack's Christmas themed comeback cover of "Love Is All Around" which he knows is crap and makes no bones about it much to his manager Joe's chagrin as he promotes the record, several interrelated stories about romantic love and the obstacles to happiness through love for Londoners are presented in the five weeks preceding Christmas. Daniel's wife has just passed away, leaving him to take care of his adolescent stepson Sam by himself. Daniel is uncertain how to deal with Sam and his problems without his wife present, especially in light of a potential budding romance within their household. Juliet and Peter have just gotten married. They believe that Peter's best friend and best man Mark hates Juliet but won't say so to his or her face. Others looking at the situation from the outside believe Mark is jealous of Juliet as he is in love with Peter himself. Jamie, a writer, is taking a writing retreat by himself in rural France.

Director: Richard Curtis

13. Father of the Bride (1991)


IMDB : 6.4

Cast: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

Story: In this remake of the Spencer Tracy classic, George and Nina Banks are the parents of young soon-to-be-wed Annie. George is a nervous father unready to face the fact that his little girl is now a woman. The preparations for the extravagant wedding provide additional comic moments.

Director: Charles Shyer

14. Coming to America (1988)


IMDB : 6.9

Cast:  Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones

Story: It is the 21st birthday of Prince Akeem of Zamunda and he is to marry a woman he never saw before. Now the prince breaks with tradition and travels to America to look for the love of his life.

Director: John Landis

15. The Wedding Singer (1998)


IMDB : 6.8

Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor

Story: Robbie Hart is singing the hits of the 1980s at weddings and other celebrations. He also can keep the party going in good spirit, he knows what to say and when to say it. Julia is a waitress at the events where Robbie performs. When both of them find someone to marry and prepare for their weddings, it becomes clear that they've chosen wrong partners.

Director: Frank Coraci

How many of these movies have you watched?

11+ / I said ''Romantic movie is my middle name''
5-10 / Whenever I see it on tv
0-4 / It's not a shame to not watch, it's a shame to not learn
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