What Are The Highest-Rated Romantic Comedies Of All Time?

Rotten Tomatoes Reveals The Highest-Rated Romantic Comedies

Oh Valentine’s Day. The day full of love and laughter. Or if you’re spouse is sneaky then it’s a day full of romantic surprises. However, not everyone is into a three course meal at Tiffany’s and high heels accessorized with pearls.

No if you’re more of a kickback and enjoy the romantic evening with your spouse in the comfort of your own home and sweat pants then Rotten Tomatoes has just helped you plan your evening.

According to TIME Magazine, Rotten Tomatoes has released its 10 highest-scored romantic comedies of all time. So grab that cheap bottle, or box, of wine and tell your honey to sit down and chill, because the most romantic comedies are coming your way.

1. Annie Hall (1977). Rotten Tomatoes rating: 99%

Alvy Singer is a forty year old twice divorced, neurotic, intellectual Jewish New York stand-up comic who explains the demise of his latest relationship to Annie Hall. Annie is an insecure, flighty, Midwestern WASP aspiring nightclub singer. Alvy believed he had worked out issues in his life during 15 years of therapy to make his relationship with Annie last. He reflects on his childhood and early adult years and how he and Annie met, fell in love, and struggled with the obstacles in romance.

2. It Happened One Night (1934). Rotten Tomatoes rating: 98%

Ellie Andrews ties the knot with society aviator King Westley just before she is hurried away to her father’s yacht and out of King’s reach. She escapes and winds up on a bus on her way back to her husband. She must accept help from out-of-work reporter Peter Warne, who believes he is getting what he thinks he wants, a newspaper story.

3. Silver Linings Playbook (2012). Rotten Tomatoes rating: 92%

Dolores Solatano discharegs her adult son, Pat Solatano Jr., without her husbands knowledge from a Maryland mental health institution after his eight month court ordered stint. The condition says he must move back in with his parents in their Philadelphia home. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and his wife Nikki has since left him. He strives to get his old job back and reunite with Nikki.

4. Moonstruck (1987). Rotten Tomatoes rating: 92%

Loretta accepts a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, then she starts falling for his younger brother, Ronny. While she tries to resist, Ronny aggressively pursues her since he lost his hand in an accident that he blames his brother for. As Loretta falls more and more in love, she comes to learn that there’s someone else in her family with a secret romance.

5. When Harry Met Sally (1989). Rotten Tomatoes rating: 89%

Harry and Sally meet on a car ride from New York after they both graduate from the University of Chicago. The movie goes through their lives as they search for love, but fail and bump into each other from time to time. A friendship begins to bloom between them as they both like having a friend of the opposite sex. But then they wonder, “Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?”

6. High Fidelity (2000). Rotten Tomatoes rating: 91%

Rob Gordon, a former club DJ, owns a record store in Chicago. He kind of sort of employs Barry and Dick, but rather keeps them around as they showed up at the store one day and never left. They are all vinyl and music snobs, but in different ways. Then Laura, the one he thought would last, broke up with him and Rob admits that there have been a few incidents in their relationship.

7. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). Rotten Tomatoes rating: 88%

Holly Golightly is a Manhattan party girl, who expects “money for the powder room as well as for cab fare” for her companship. Once weekly she visits notorious convict Sally Tomato in Sing Sing. Her aspirations for glamor and wealth are epitomized by the comfort she feels at Tiffany’s, the famous high end jewelry retailer where she believes nothing can ever go wrong.

8. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008). Rotten Tomatoes rating: 85%

Peter is a composer and a depressed mess when his girlfriend of five years, Sarah Marshall, the star of a CSI-style crime show, breaks up with him. His step-brother Brian suggests Hawaii after he weeps and mopes. Peter heads to a resort on Oahu where he sees Sarah and her new beau, Aldous, a polymorphously perverse English rocker. The weeping and moping starts again until Peter is rescued by Rachel.

 

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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.