20 Not Bad Romantic Comedy Movies

(500) Days of Summer

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic who falls for Summer (Zooey Deschanel), who doesn’t believe true love exists.

Say Anything

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

A noble underachiever (John Cusack) and a beautiful valedictorian (Ione Skye) fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

Crazy Stupid Love

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

A middle-aged husband’s (Steve Carell’s) life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob (Ryan Gosling), learning to pick up girls at bars.

When Harry Met Sally

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

There’s Something About Mary

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Ted (Ben Stiller) gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl (Cameron Diaz) from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.

La La Land

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist (Ryan Gosling) and an actress (Emma Stone) fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

Punch-Drunk Love

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

A frustrated Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) calls a phone-sex line to curb his loneliness. Little does he know that he will land in huge trouble and will also jeopardize his relationship with Lena (Emily Watson).

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Devastated Peter (Jason Segel) takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah (Kristen Bell). Little does he know, Sarah’s traveling to the same resort as her ex – and she’s bringing along her new boyfriend (Russell Brand).

The Big Sick

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner (Zoe Kazan) fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.

Chasing Amy

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Holden (Ben Affleck) and Banky (Jason Lee) are comic book artists. Everything’s going well for them until they meet Alyssa (Joey Lauren Adams), also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she’s a lesbian.

The Princess Bride

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather (Peter Falk) reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate (Cary Elwes) who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love (Robin Wright).

The Heartbreak Kid

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

A newlywed man (Ben Stiller) who believes he’s just gotten hitched to the perfect woman (Malin Akerman) encounters another lady (Michelle Monaghan) on his honeymoon.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy (Steve Carell) who’s never “done the deed” only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother (Catherine Keener).

Groundhog Day

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

A jaded Pittsburgh weatherman (Bill Murray) finds himself inexplicably trapped in a small town as he lives the same day over and over again.


Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Amélie (Audrey Tautou) is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Warm Bodies

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

After a highly unusual zombie (Nicholas Hoult) saves a still-living girl (Teresa Palmer) from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Cray Rich Asians

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Based on a global bestseller, “Crazy Rich Asians” follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s (Henry Golding’s) family.

Silver Linings Playbook

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Jerry Maguire

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

When a sports agent (Tom Cruise) has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former colleague (Renée Zellweger).

Palm Springs

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Stuck in a time loop, two wedding guests (Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti) develop a budding romance while living the same day over and over again.

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