IFC Films

In the mood for a romance movie? We listed the best romantic comedies to watch to  for you.


'Breakfast at Tiffany's' (1961)

Holly Golightly is an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. But when young writer Paul Varjak moves into her apartment building, her past threatens to get in their way.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's

"Audrey Hepburn plays that daring, darling Holly Golightly to a new high in entertainment delight!"
77
G1 hr 54 minOct 6th, 1961


'Annie Hall' (1977)

A Woody Allen classic. New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

Annie Hall

"A nervous romance."
78
PG1 hr 33 minMar 27th, 1977


'Manhattan' (1979)

Manhattan explores how the life of a middle-aged television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

Manhattan

Manhattan

78
R1 hr 36 minApr 25th, 1979


'Moonstruck' (1987)

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance.

Moonstruck

Moonstruck

"Life. Family. Love."
68
PG-131 hr 42 minDec 1st, 1987


'Bull Durham' (1988)

Veteran catcher Crash Davis is brought to the minor league Durham Bulls to help their up and coming pitching prospect, "Nuke" Laloosh. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start and is further complicated when baseball groupie Annie Savoy sets her sights on the two men.

Bull Durham

Bull Durham

"Romance is a lot like baseball. It's not whether you win or lose. It's how you play the game."
67
R1 hr 48 minJun 15th, 1988


'Say Anything...' (1989)

A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

Say Anything...

"To know Lloyd Dobler is to love him. Diane Court is about to know Lloyd Dobler."
71
PG-131 hr 40 minApr 14th, 1989


'Four Weddings and a Funeral' (1994)

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Four Weddings and a Funeral

"Five good reasons to stay single."
68
R1 hr 57 minMar 9th, 1994


'10 Things I Hate About You' (1999)

10 things i hate about you 1999

Buena Vista Pictures

Still one of the funniest, sweetest, and most quotable teen romcoms. We wish Heath Ledger were still here, singing "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You."

10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You

"How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways."
76
PG-131 hr 37 minMar 31st, 1999


'The Best Man' (1999)

the best man 1999

Universal

Writer Harper (Taye Diggs) has to decide who he really loves: girlfriend Robin (Sanaa Lathan) or old flame Jordan (Nia Long). And survive the fallout from writing about all his friend's complicated love lives.


'Never Been Kissed' (1999)

never been kissed 1999

20th Century Fox

Drew Barrymore is Josie, who was a geeky unpopular teen, and is now a reporter who's assigned to go undercover at a high school. She gets a crush on her English teacher (Michael Vartan) and, yes, by the end of the film, she does get her first kiss from him -- in full view of the cheering students.

Never Been Kissed

Never Been Kissed

"A Comedy With Class."
62
PG-131 hr 47 minApr 9th, 1999


'Notting Hill' (1999)

notting hill 1999

Universal

A chance encounter between an ordinary bloke (Hugh Grant) and a movie star (Julia Roberts) leads to an unexpected romance. The supporting cast is what really makes this film, especially Grant's gross roommate (Rhys Ifans). And the scene where Grant bluffs his way (terribly) through a press junket when he drops in to see Julia on the wrong day at her hotel is pure movie magic.

Notting Hill

Notting Hill

"Can the most famous film star in the world fall for the man on the street?"
72
PG-132 hr 4 minMay 13th, 1999


'Bring It On' (2000)

bring it on 2000

Universal Pictures

New cheer captain Torrance (Kirsten Dunst) has her hands full: Recruiting a new cheerleader, coming up with new (not stolen) routines, and making peace with a rival school. Is there time for the cute, mix-tape-making brother (Jesse Bradford) of new BFF Missy (Eliza Dushku)? Yes, yes there is.

Bring It On

Bring It On

"May the best moves win."
62
PG-131 hr 38 minAug 25th, 2000


'High Fidelity' (2000)

high fidelity 2000

Touchstone Pictures

John Cusack is a record store owner (yeah, OK, this movie is 19 years old) who is obsessed with making the perfect music mix. And winning back his ex-girlfriend, who trots out a series of rebound boyfriends in front of him. Eventually (after lots of great tunes and voiceover), he gets over his fear of commitment. They reunite to a surprisingly great cover version of "Let's Get It On" by Jack Black.

High Fidelity

"A comedy about fear of commitment, hating your job, falling in love and other pop favorites."
72
R1 hr 53 minMar 17th, 2000


'Meet the Parents' (2000)

meet the parents 2000

Universal

It's an uphill battle when Teri Polo brings home fiancé Ben Stiller, who can't go 60 seconds without embarrassing himself in front of her parents. And her perfect ex, Owen Wilson. This is still silly, sublime perfection.

Meet the Parents

"First comes love. Then comes the interrogation."
67
PG-131 hr 48 minOct 6th, 2000


'Miss Congeniality' (2000)

miss congeniality 2000

Warner Brothers

"You think I'm sexy. You want to kiss me." Another magical Hollywood makeover turns uncouth FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) into a total hottie so she can go undercover at a pageant. Fellow agent Eric (Benjamin Bratt) can't resist and we can't blame him.

Miss Congeniality

Miss Congeniality

"Never Mess With An Agent In A Dress."
65
PG-131 hr 51 minDec 22nd, 2000


'Return to Me' (2000)

return to me 2000

MGM

In this vastly underrated romcom, grieving widower Bob (David Duchovny) meets Grace (Minnie Driver) and romance ensues. And then they both realize she, a heart transplant recipient, has his dead wife's heart. The supporting cast is terrific, including Grace's BFF, Bonnie Hunt (who also directed). The ending couldn't be more romantic. Swoon.

Return to Me

Return to Me

"A comedy straight from the heart"
65
PG1 hr 55 minApr 7th, 2000


'Bridget Jones's Diary' (2001)

bridget joness diary 2001

Miramax

In the first Bridget Jones movie, our favorite Brit romcom heroine is torn between upper-class snob Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and her cad of a boss (Hugh Grant). And then there's the unfortunate incident with the Playboy bunny outfit.

Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones's Diary

"Health Warning: Adopting Bridget's lifestyle could seriously damage your health."
68
R1 hr 37 minApr 13th, 2001


'Kissing Jessica Stein' (2001)

kissing jessica stein 2001

Fox Searchlight

Single Jessica Stein (Jennifer Westfeldt) finds the perfect-sounding mate in the personals: Except it's a woman, not a man. She decides to roll the dice and begins a start-stop-go relationship with Helen (Heather Juergensen) in this funny, heartfelt indie.

Kissing Jessica Stein

Kissing Jessica Stein

"When it comes to love, sometimes she just can't think straight."
61
R1 hr 37 minApr 21st, 2001


'Legally Blonde' (2001)

legally blonde 2001

MGM

Elle Woods, the most unlikely feminist icon, gets into Harvard Law to follow her douche-y ex. She ends up fighting justice on all fronts, teaching women the almighty "bend and snap," and lines up a far better bf in Luke Wilson.

Legally Blonde

"Don't judge a book by its hair color!"
67
PG-131 hr 36 minJul 13th, 2001


'The Princess Diaries' (2001)

the princess diaries 2001

Buena Vista Pictures

Mia (Anne Hathaway) finds out she's a princess and gets a fab makeover -- and ends up with the cute, guitar-playing guy (real musician Robert Schwartzman, lead singer of Rooney). Of course, by the second film there's another guy in the picture. We also love the relationship between Queen Clarisse (Julie Andrews) and her bodyguard (Hector Elizondo).

The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries

"She rocks. She rules. She reigns."
69
G1 hr 55 minAug 3rd, 2001


'Amélie' (2001)

amelie 2001

UGC Fox Distribution

In this dreamily, gorgeous French film, imaginative Amélie (Audrey Tatou) sees the world in the most fanciful way. She finds her soulmate in Nino (Mathieu Kassovitz), who likes to collect abandoned photo booth pictures. It only gets more whimsical from there.

Amélie

"One person can change your life forever."
79
R2 hr 2 minFeb 8th, 2002


'About a Boy' (2002)

about a boy 2002

Universal Pictures

In this very funny film based on the Nick Hornby novel, single guy Hugh Grant pretends to be a single dad to attract single moms... all goes well until new gf Rachel Weisz learns his "son" (Nicholas Hoult) isn't his son at all. Fortunately, all is put right when he makes a complete fool of himself to save Hoult from the same fate.

About a Boy

About a Boy

"Growing up has nothing to do with age."
66
PG-131 hr 41 minMay 17th, 2002


'Bend It Like Beckham' (2002)

bend it like beckham 2002

Twentieth Century Fox

Still one of our go-to romcoms. Jess (Parminder Nagra) just wants to play football like her hero David Beckham, but her traditional family disapproves. One incentive to keep playing, the handsome coach (played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers in a rare good-guy role).

Bend It Like Beckham

"Sometimes, to follow your dreams... you've got to bend the rules!"
63
PG-131 hr 52 minAug 1st, 2003


'Brown Sugar' (2002)

brown sugar 2002

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan are childhood friends who share a love of hip-hop -- and, they eventually admit -- each other. The soundtrack (and the music cameos) are on fire.

Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar

"When did you first fall in love with hip-hop?"
67
PG-131 hr 49 minOct 5th, 2002


'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' (2002)

my big fat greek wedding 2002

IFC Films

It's the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time for a reason. The timeless story of how once-mousy Toula (Nia Vardalos) meets and marries Ian (John Corbett) is all the funnier thanks to her hilarious family.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

"Love is here to stay... so is her family."
65
PG1 hr 35 minFeb 22nd, 2002


'Something's Gotta Give' (2003)

somethings gotta give 2003

Columbia Pictures

In one of the most complicated of romcom relationships, Diane Keaton starts dating Jack Nicholson, who was first dating her daughter! Why she ends up choosing the unfaithful old fart over hot young doctor Keanu Reeves, we'll never know. Keaton received her fourth Best Actress Oscar nomination for the film.

Something's Gotta Give

"Schmucks are people too."
66
PG-132 hr 8 minDec 12th, 2003


'Love Actually' (2003)

love actually 2003

Universal Pictures

What's your favorite storyline in Richard Curtis's Christmas-set smorgasbord? We're fond of author Jamie (Colin Firth) proposing to housekeeper Aurélia (Lúcia Moniz) in terrible Portuguese. And, of course, Prime Minister Hugh Grant falling for the tea girl (Martine McCutcheon). Not so much into the stalking of Keira Knightley. (Sorry, Andrew Lincoln.)

Love Actually

"Love actually is all around."
71
R2 hr 15 minNov 7th, 2003


'13 Going on 30' (2004)

13 going on 30 2004

Columbia Pictures

Jennifer Garner does "Big" in this charming romcom in which she avoids becoming a Mean Girl and ends up with the right guy after all (Mark Ruffalo). Oh and nobody cuts a rug to "Thriller" quite like her.

13 Going on 30

"For some, 13 feels like it was just yesterday. For Jenna, it was."
67
PG-131 hr 38 minApr 13th, 2004


'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' (2005)

the 40 year old virgin 2005

Universal

Geeky 40-year-old virgin Andy (Steve Carell) manages to woo Trish (Catherine Keener)... until she starts thinking his oddness means he's a serial killer! Features one of the most epic grand gesture third-act scenes set to '80s rockers Asia's "Heat of the Moment." And of course, the "Kelly Clarkson!" waxing scene.

The 40 Year Old Virgin

"The longer you wait, the harder it gets."
63
R1 hr 56 minAug 11th, 2005


'The Holiday' (2006)

the holiday 2006

Columbia Pictures

Two unlucky-in-love women, an American (Cameron Diaz) and a Brit (Kate Winslet), swap houses for the holidays and (of course) find romance. Romcom queen Nancy Meyers wrote and directed.

The Holiday

"It's Christmas Eve and we are going to go celebrate being young and being alive."
71
PG-132 hr 16 minDec 8th, 2006


'Enchanted' (2007)

enchanted 2007

Disney

Amy Adams is perfection as Giselle, an animated princess who finds herself in gritty, real-life NYC. Luckily, there's a flesh-and-blood Prince Charming Patrick Dempsey), who can't help falling for her. Favorite bit: Giselle summoning the birds -- and rats and roaches -- of the city to help her clean his apartment.

Enchanted

Enchanted

"This fairytale princess is about to meet a real Prince Charming."
68
PG1 hr 47 minNov 20th, 2007


'Knocked Up' (2007)

For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.

Knocked Up

"Save the due date."
62
R2 hr 9 minSep 25th, 2007


'Juno' (2007)

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Juno

"A comedy about growing up… and the bumps along the way."
70
PG-131 hr 36 minDec 5th, 2007


'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' (2008)

forgetting sarah marshall 2008

Universal Pictures

Running into your ex and her new rock star boyfriend on vacation? Awkward! Conveniently for Peter (Jason Segel), hotel concierge Rachel (Mila Kunis) is into guys on the rebound.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

"You lose some, you get some."
65
R1 hr 51 minApr 17th, 2008


'Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day' (2008)

miss pettigrew lives for a day 2008

Focus Features

While we do care about aspiring actress Amy Adam's many loves in this period comedy, we are far more invested in down-on-her-luck governess Miss Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) finally hooking up with well-heeled Joe (Ciarán Hinds) after several missed opportunities.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

"Every woman will have her day"
68
PG-131 hr 28 minMar 7th, 2008


'The Proposal' (2009)

the proposal 2009

Touchstone Pictures

It's a bumpy ride to love for obnoxious boss Margaret (Sandra Bullock) and her beleaguered assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds). He agrees to act as her fiancé so she won't be deported (she's Canadian). Has that not ever led to true love in the movies?

The Proposal

"Here comes the bribe..."
71
PG-131 hr 48 minJun 1st, 2009


'500 Days of Summer' (2009)

500 days of summer 2009

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Hopeless romantic Joseph Gordon-Levitt reflects on what went wrong with ex Zooey Deschanel in this wonderfully offbeat indie.

(500) Days of Summer

"This is not a love story. This is a story about love."
73
PG-131 hr 35 minAug 7th, 2009


'Just Wright' (2010)

just wright 2010

Fox Searchlight Pictures

A reminder that Rebel Wilson is not the first plus-size star to do a romcom. And that in this story that has physical therapist Queen Latifah working with injured b-ball star Common, we are so rooting for him to get wise to gold-digger Paula Patton and get with the Queen instead.

Just Wright

"In this game every shot counts."
63
PG1 hr 40 minMay 14th, 2010


'Crazy, Stupid, Love' (2011)

crazy stupid love 2011

Warner Bros.

Emma Stone falls for Ryan Gosling and his not-Photoshopped abs in this very funny film with almost as many romantic storylines as "Love, Actually."

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

"This is crazy. This is stupid. This is love."
72
PG-131 hr 58 minJul 29th, 2011


'Bridesmaids' (2011)

Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

"Save the date."
65
R2 hr 5 minMay 13th, 2011


'Silver Linings Playbook' (2012)

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.

Silver Linings Playbook

"Watch For The Signs"
71
R2 hr 2 minDec 25th, 2012


'Pitch Perfect' (2012)

pitch perfect 2012

Universal

When Beca (Anna Kendrick) sings Jesse (Skylar Astin)'s favorite song, "Don't You (Forget About Me)," that's the key to cementing their romance. And winning the singing competition, of course.

Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

"Get pitch slapped."
73
PG-131 hr 52 minSep 28th, 2012


'About Time' (2013)

about time 2013

Universal Pictures

Richard Curtis directs this tale of time-traveling Tim (Domhnall Gleeson), who gets endless retakes to woo the girl of his dreams (Rachel McAdams). Have your tissues ready for this one: It's as heartbreaking as it is funny.

About Time

"What if every moment in life came with a second chance?"
79
R2 hr 3 minNov 8th, 2013


'Enough Said' (2013)

enough said 2013

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Sadly, this change-of-pace role for "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini was one of his last: He romances Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who inconveniently is good friends with his ex (Catherine Keener). Both leads and writer/director Nicole Holofcener racked up a number of awards nominations (deservedly so).

Enough Said

67
PG-131 hr 33 minSep 18th, 2013


'The Spectacular Now' (2013)

the spectacular now 2013

A24

Yay, a coming-of-age Shailene Woodley romance where no one dies! Reminiscent of '80s classics like “Say Anything...,” this comedy-drama feels refreshingly real. She and Miles Teller won a Special Jury Award for Acting at the Sundance Film Fest.


'Sing Street' (2016)

sing street 2016

Lionsgate

Before she was Freddie Mercury's muse in "Bohemian Rhapsody,” Lucy Boynton was inspiring Cosmo (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) to form a band, just so she can be their videos. Set in '80s Dublin, this mostly feel-good comedy from the director of "Once" is gold. Unhappily, the great original songs were overlooked at Oscar time.

Sing Street

79
PG-131 hr 46 minApr 15th, 2016


'The Big Sick' (2017)

the big sick 2017

Lionsgate

Comedian Kumail Nanjiani and real-life wife Emily Gordon wrote this Oscar-nominated film about how they met, broke up (he never even told his family about her!) and ultimately reunited. Kumail plays himself and Zoe Kazan plays Emily.

The Big Sick

"An awkward true story."
74
R2 hrJun 23rd, 2017


'Crazy Rich Asians' (2018)

crazy rich asians 2018

Warner Bros.

Rachel (Constance Wu) is shocked to discover that her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) belongs to an incredibly wealthy family. And his mother (Michelle Yeoh) is not a fan of hers. Challenge accepted!

Crazy Rich Asians

"The only thing crazier than love is family."
71
PG-132 hr 1 minAug 15th, 2018


'Juliet, Naked' (2018)

juliet naked 2018

Lionsgate

Annie (Rose Byrne) has been in a dead-end relationship with Duncan (Chris O'Dowd) for years. He's obsessed with musician Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke), which, in a hilarious twist, leads to Annie hooking up with Duncan's idol. Another Nick Hornby gem.

Juliet, Naked

64
R1 hr 37 minAug 17th, 2018