The best Rom-Coms of all time! The Top 10 most romantic movies – ever!

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As the days get darker and the nights grow colder, one of the most blissful things you can do this time of year is to spend the evening watching a classic romantic-comedy movie. We all have our favorites, but if you would like to know which ones our members love, here are the best rom-coms as voted by EliteSingles users.

We asked over 2300 members of EliteSingles to name their favourite rom-com; here’s their pick of the best rom-coms of all time.

1. Pretty Woman (1990)

This well-loved rags-to-riches story of a prostitute falling for a business man has been voted by our members as their all time favourite rom-com!

Here’s the iconic scene of Vivian (Julia Roberts) singing in the bathtub not knowing that Edward (Richard Gere) is watching her.

2. When Harry met Sally (1989)

Can men and woman really ever be just friends? This flick asks this question throughout as Sally and Harry navigate their way through moving to New York and doomed relationships with other people.

Here’s Harry turning up at the party Sally is at on New Year’s Eve, are they going to kiss when the clock strikes midnight?

3. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

We asked our members which era they liked to watch rom-coms from the most and the 90’s was their first choice, taking 39% of the vote. Followed by the 00’s (25%) and movies released recently coming in 3rd place (11%). As Sleepless in Seattle was one of the most popular rom-coms made in 90’s, it’s no wonder that it’s made it on our list!

Here’s a clip from when Sam (Tom Hanks) sees Annie (Meg Ryan) for the first time. Is it love at first sight?

4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

This iconic film, adapted from Truman Capote’s novella, tells the story of the free-spirited Holly Golightly, played by Audrey Hepburn, living in Manhattan and falling for her neighbour. It’s a classic!

Here’s Holly and Paul sharing a kiss for the first time!

5. You’ve Got Mail (1998)

Local bookshop owner Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) hates rival business owner Joe Fox (Tom Hanks). However, they meet online oblivious to each other’s true identity and begin an intense online relationship. Soon Joe discovers the true identity behind his internet love and must overcome his real-life dislike for her.

6. The Holiday (2006)

This Christmas rom-com tells two love stories side by side, one set in rural England and the other in sunny LA. It’s one of the best rom-coms to watch whilst snug under a blanket this time of year. It’s truly heart-warming.

Here’s a Cameron Diaz and Jude Law’s characters saying an emotional goodbye to each other. But is it really a goodbye for good?

7. The Notebook (2004)

Noah and Allie’s romance begins in South Carolina in the 1940’s and spans over the 20th century. It pulls on the heartstrings of the viewer, as we’re left to wonder whether Allie will choose her first-love Noah or her fiancé back home in New York. If you, along with 18% of our survey respondents think that a rom-com should make you cry, then watch this film as it is the ultimate tearjerker.

Here’s Noah (Ryan Gosling) asking Allie (Rachel McAdams) what she wants in life. Is it him or her fiancé?

8. The Proposal (2009)

High powered business woman Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is threatened with deportation back to Canada and asks her passive assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her as a way to stay in the country. As a condition, Andrew insists they fly to Alaska to meet his eccentric family. Despite numerous mishaps they must keep up the charade and eventually fall in love.

9. Bridget Jones (The Trilogy 2001-2016)

Renée Zellweger is the charming modern heroine of this movie about a woman deciding which man is right for her, her flirtatious boss Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) or her awkward and handsome family friend, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth).

Here’s one of the best scenes from the first film, when Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver fight it out over Bridget.

10. The Ugly Truth (2009)

Hopelessly single Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is introduced to her new work colleague – opinionated TV celebrity MIke Chadway (Gerald Butler) – who helps her find a man by showing her what men actually want. They’re passionate relationship ends in them falling in love.

Want to know America’s favorite romantic hero and heroine?

America’s favorite romantic hero

1. Richard Gere
2. Cary Grant
3. Robert Redford
4. Matthew McConaughey
5. Tom Hanks

America’s favorite romantic heroine

1. Julia Roberts
2. Sandra Bullock
3. Audrey Hepburn
4. Jennifer Lopez
5. Meg Ryan

We hope you enjoyed our run-down of the ten best rom-coms of all time! Did we miss your favourite from the list? If you have any suggestions for the rom-coms you like, please write them in the comments box below.


All statistics taken from EliteSingles Rom-Coms survey November 2016

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