A closer look on romantic comedies – My top thirty.

9 Jan

I’ve always enjoyed a good romantic comedy, we all have. Here’s my top thirty, full of cheesy, over the top, commercial and fantasy-like rom-coms I love. Some of them include actors I can’t stand, such as Nicolas Cage or George Clooney, but I adore each one of these films, nevermind who’s in it.

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal and Carrie Fisher

The Apartment (1960)

Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray

Trouble In Paradise (1932)

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Kay Francis, Miriam Hopkins and Herbert Marshall

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Director: Susan Seidelman
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna and Aidan Quinn

Vivacious Lady (1938)

Director: George Stevens
Stars: James Stewart, Ginger Rogers and James Ellison

Valley Girl (1983)

Director: Martha Coolidge
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman and Elizabeth Daily

What’s Up, Doc? (1972)

Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal and Madeline Kahn

The Goodbye Girl (1977)

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason and Quinn Cummings

The Shop Around The Corner (1940)

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan and Frank Morgan

The Moon Is Blue (1953)

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: William Holden, David Niven and Maggie McNamara

Play It Again, Sam (1972)

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and Tony Roberts

Legal Eagles (1986)

Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Robert Redford, Debra Winger and Daryl Hannah

Roman Holiday (1953)

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn and Eddie Albert

Heart and Souls (1993)

Director: Ron Underwood
Stars: Robert Downey Jr, Charles Grodin and Elisabeth Shue

Pretty In Pink (1986)

Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer and Andrew McCarthy

Pretty Woman (1990)

Director: Garry Marshall
Stars: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere and Jason Alexander

Pillow Talk (1959)

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day and Tony Randall

Annie Hall (1977)

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and Tony Roberts

One Fine Day (1996)

Director: Michael Hoffman
Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney and Mae Whitman

Midnight In Paris (2011)

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard and Rachel McAdams

Foul Play (1978)

Director: Colin Higgins
Stars: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase and Burgess Meredith

Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard and Mickey Rooney

Kate & Leopold (2001)

Director: James Mangold
Stars: Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber

It Happened One Night (1934)

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert and Walter Connolly

A Woman Is A Woman (1961)

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy and Jean-Paul Belmondo

Barefoot In The Park (1967)

Director: Gene Saks
Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda and Charles Boyer

City Lights (1931)

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill and Florence Lee

Before Sunrise (1995)

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Andrea Eckert

A Little Romance (1979)

Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane and Thelonious Bernard

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Director: Gil Junger
Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and Joseph-Gordon Levitt

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