Inspired by an essay for New York Magazine written by Liz Meriwether (http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/09/where-are-all-the-great-new-romantic-comedies.html). @brimattia also wrote a list inspired by this article that's just perfection: My Favorite Romantic Comedies That Were Made Before 1970
  1. City Lights (1931)
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  2. It Happened One Night (1934)
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  3. Top Hat (1935)
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  4. My Man Godfrey (1936)
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  5. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
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  6. Holiday (1938)
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  7. Ninotchka (1939)
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    The entire film and promotion was built around the line, "Garbo laughs!"
  8. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
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  9. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
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    Inspiration for this was drawn from the Hungarian play Parfumerie by Miklós László.
  10. His Girl Friday (1940)
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  11. The Lady Eve (1941)
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  12. Woman of the Year (1942)
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  13. I Married a Witch (1942)
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    Sol Saks drew inspiration for the television series Bewitched from this and 1958's Bell, Book, and Candle.
  14. To Have and Have Not (1944)
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    While not usually seen as a traditional romantic comedy, the dialogue proves to be quite witty.
  15. The Big Sleep (1946)
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  16. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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  17. Roman Holiday (1953)
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  18. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
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  19. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
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  20. Sabrina (1954)
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  21. Love in the Afternoon (1957)
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  22. Designing Woman (1957)
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  23. Funny Face (1957)
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  24. Some Like It Hot (1959)
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  25. Pillow Talk (1959)
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  26. The Apartment (1960)
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  27. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
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  28. Charade (1963)
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  29. Move Over, Darling (1963)
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  30. How to Steal a Million (1966)
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  31. Two for the Road (1967)
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  32. The Goodbye Girl (1977)
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  33. Sixteen Candles (1984)
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  34. The Princess Bride (1987)
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  35. Moonstruck (1987)
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  36. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
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  37. Say Anything... (1989)
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  38. Pretty Woman (1990)
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  39. Mermaids (1990)
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  40. Defending Your Life (1991)
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  41. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
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  42. While You Were Sleeping (1995)
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  43. You've Got Mail (1998)
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    An adaptation of 1940's The Shop Around the Corner.
  44. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
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  45. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
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  46. Amélie (2001)
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  47. Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
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  48. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
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  49. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
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  50. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
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  51. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
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  52. The Proposal (2009)
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  53. It's Complicated (2009)
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  54. Easy A (2010)
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  55. Stuck in Love (2012)
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  56. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
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  57. Enough Said (2013)
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  58. About Time (2013)
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