58 ROMANTIC COMEDIES I ADORE

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