8 Classic Romantic Comedies ...


Classic romantic comedies are among my very favorite movies.

I love to laugh, and I admit it, I love happily-ever-afters, too.

If I can get both things out of one movie, I'm golden.

There are a lot of great rom-coms out there, some of them well loved, some of them instant classics.

I put together a list of what I really think are the most classic romantic comedies, so keep reading and see if you agree!

1. Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman

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You simply cannot have a list of classic romantic comedies without including this classic Cinderella story.

Rich, unhappy man meets hooker with a heart of gold.

Hooker teaches him what it is to laugh and love.

Tragedy strikes – oh, no, wait a minute, it's okay!

Rich man conquers final fear (of heights) to rescue the love of his life.

I'm being tongue-in-cheek, but trust me, whenever I catch this on, I watch it all the way through to the end!

2. It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

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I'm absolutely crazy for Clark Gable, and this is one of his best movies.

Made in 1934, it's definitely classic.

Even more than that, the story is charming.

Gable is a newspaper man, who meets and falls in love with Claudette Colbert, a rich heiress who's running away from all that wealth.

3. Annie Hall

Annie Hall

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I'm also a big fan of Diane Keaton, and of many of Woody Allen's movies as well.

This is a classic comedy that helped make Keaton famous, and it's one of Woody's best movies.2

Naturally, he plays a compulsive and neurotic character, but it's Keaton's turn as a bubbly free spirit that makes this worth watching.

4. Sleepless in Seattle

Sleepless in Seattle

Price: $9.21 at amazon.com

Tom Hanks is practically the king of classic romantic comedies.

Goodness knows I'll watch him in just about anything – I love this man!

Naturally, Sleepless in Seattle paired him with Meg Ryan, who falls in love with his character without ever meeting him – it's mostly due to the story he tells about loving his dead wife on the radio.

These two are rom-com gold, but between this and You've Got Mail, I always choose this one.

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