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10 Of The Best Rom Coms Of All Time

What makes a great rom com? Amazing on-screen chemistry. Super-quotable lines. And of course, an iconic love-overcomes-all scene at the end.We present the best romantic movies ever made. From retro classics to 00s gems, the trashy triumphs and the ones you want to rewatch again and again.Looking for something to watch with the girls? Which one will you see with them?
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What makes a great rom com? Amazing on-screen chemistry. Super-quotable lines. And of course, an iconic love-overcomes-all scene at the end.

We present the best romantic movies ever made. From retro classics to 00s gems, the trashy triumphs and the ones you want to rewatch again and again.

Looking for something to watch with the girls? Which one will you see with them?
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Who: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Molly Shannon
What: Journalist Josie (Barrymore) goes undercover at her old high school in order to befriend the cool crowd and write a story on youth culture.
Defining moment: Josie trying to forget her horrific high school experience and yelling “I’m not Josie Grossie anymore!”
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Never Been Kissed, 1999

Who: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Molly Shannon
What: Journalist Josie (Barrymore) goes undercover at her old high school in order to befriend the cool crowd and write a story on youth culture.
Defining moment: Josie trying to forget her horrific high school experience and yelling “I’m not Josie Grossie anymore!”

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Who: Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson
What: At the age of 21, Tim Lake discovers a family secret - the men in his family can travel through time. He decides to use his newly found gift to get himself a girlfriend and soon meets Mary. They’re quick to fall in love and start a life together. However, Tim soon realises that even time travel can’t prevent the painful things in life.
Defining Moment: The touching moments between Tim and his dad before he’s gone for good. Prepare to weep.
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About Time, 2013

Who: Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson
What: At the age of 21, Tim Lake discovers a family secret - the men in his family can travel through time. He decides to use his newly found gift to get himself a girlfriend and soon meets Mary. They’re quick to fall in love and start a life together. However, Tim soon realises that even time travel can’t prevent the painful things in life.
Defining Moment: The touching moments between Tim and his dad before he’s gone for good. Prepare to weep.

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Who: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin
When: Rosie and Alex are best friends who plan to move to America together for University. However, things get messy when Rosie falls pregnant and Alex, unknowingly, makes the big move on his own. They try to maintain their friendship (and secret love for one another) despite leading polar opposite lives, causing plenty of ups and downs.
Defining Moment: When Rosie finally gets to visit Alex in Boston and they have the best 24 hours together... before he ruins everything.
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Love, Rosie, 2014

Who: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin
When: Rosie and Alex are best friends who plan to move to America together for University. However, things get messy when Rosie falls pregnant and Alex, unknowingly, makes the big move on his own. They try to maintain their friendship (and secret love for one another) despite leading polar opposite lives, causing plenty of ups and downs.
Defining Moment: When Rosie finally gets to visit Alex in Boston and they have the best 24 hours together... before he ruins everything.

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Who: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant
What: A chance encounter in West London between the most famous movie star on the planet, Anna (Roberts), and indie bookshop owner William (Grant) leads to a romance that must bear the scrutiny of the world’s media. And his eccentric friends.
Defining moment: When William’s flatmate Spike (Rhys Ifans) styles out opening the front door to a wall of press, while wearing only a pair of greying underpants.
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Notting Hill, 1999

Who: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant
What: A chance encounter in West London between the most famous movie star on the planet, Anna (Roberts), and indie bookshop owner William (Grant) leads to a romance that must bear the scrutiny of the world’s media. And his eccentric friends.
Defining moment: When William’s flatmate Spike (Rhys Ifans) styles out opening the front door to a wall of press, while wearing only a pair of greying underpants.

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Who: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White
What: Workaholic Canadian exec Margaret (Bullock) discovers her visa has lapsed and that she’s going to be deported from the States, so she forces her assistant Andrew (Reynolds) – who hates her guts – to marry her. To make their engagement look convincing, they have to act as a couple.
Defining moments: The singing bits. Margaret rapping Lil Jon’s Get Low in the woods with Betty White, and Andrew singing It Takes Two by Rob Base and DJ E-Z.
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The Proposal, 2009

Who: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White
What: Workaholic Canadian exec Margaret (Bullock) discovers her visa has lapsed and that she’s going to be deported from the States, so she forces her assistant Andrew (Reynolds) – who hates her guts – to marry her. To make their engagement look convincing, they have to act as a couple.
Defining moments: The singing bits. Margaret rapping Lil Jon’s Get Low in the woods with Betty White, and Andrew singing It Takes Two by Rob Base and DJ E-Z.

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Who: Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler
What: Henry (Sandler) is a serial dater until meets his perfect woman, Lucy (Barrymore). Unfortunately she suffers from short-term memory loss, meaning every day is a blank slate and she can’t remember Henry chatting her up. Cue Henry wooing her afresh every day.
Defining moment: When Henry and Lucy spend the night together, she wakes up with her memory wiped and what she thinks is a stranger next to her. So she beats the shit out of him with a lacrosse stick.
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50 First Dates, 2004

Who: Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler
What: Henry (Sandler) is a serial dater until meets his perfect woman, Lucy (Barrymore). Unfortunately she suffers from short-term memory loss, meaning every day is a blank slate and she can’t remember Henry chatting her up. Cue Henry wooing her afresh every day.
Defining moment: When Henry and Lucy spend the night together, she wakes up with her memory wiped and what she thinks is a stranger next to her. So she beats the shit out of him with a lacrosse stick.

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Who: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Schoeffling
What: Sam (Ringwald) is turning sweet 16 – but her whole family have forgotten because her big sister is getting married the next day. Adding to her angst is an infatuation with hot senior Jake (Schoeffling), but complicating matters is geeky fresher (Hall) who is smitten with her.
Defining moment: Quite literally, when Andie blows out her sixteen birthday candles at the end of the film.
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Sixteen Candles, 1984

Who: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Schoeffling
What: Sam (Ringwald) is turning sweet 16 – but her whole family have forgotten because her big sister is getting married the next day. Adding to her angst is an infatuation with hot senior Jake (Schoeffling), but complicating matters is geeky fresher (Hall) who is smitten with her.
Defining moment: Quite literally, when Andie blows out her sixteen birthday candles at the end of the film.

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Who: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy
What: Brat Pack 80s gem. Andie (Ringwald) and best friend Duckie (Cryer) are picked on by the rich kids. Duckie is secretly in love with Andie, but when cool guy Blane asks her to prom, she says yes. There's nothing like a love triangle - and plenty of people still think she chose the wrong guy.
Defining moment: When Andie makes her own (pink) homemade prom dress.
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Pretty In Pink, 1986

Who: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy
What: Brat Pack 80s gem. Andie (Ringwald) and best friend Duckie (Cryer) are picked on by the rich kids. Duckie is secretly in love with Andie, but when cool guy Blane asks her to prom, she says yes. There's nothing like a love triangle - and plenty of people still think she chose the wrong guy.
Defining moment: When Andie makes her own (pink) homemade prom dress.

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Who: Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carrell,
What: Middle-aged Cal (Carrell) is thrown back into the dating pool when his wife (Moore) asks for a divorce, but he makes a new friend, Jacob (Gosling) – who’s a major league pick up artist – and he teaches him how to seduce women. They’re great mates until Jacob starts dating Cal’s daughter Hannah (Stone).
Defining moment: ‘Defining’ is right. When the Gos whips his top off, Hannah asks if his abs are photoshopped. Spoiler alert: they’re not.
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Crazy Stupid Love, 2011

Who: Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carrell,
What: Middle-aged Cal (Carrell) is thrown back into the dating pool when his wife (Moore) asks for a divorce, but he makes a new friend, Jacob (Gosling) – who’s a major league pick up artist – and he teaches him how to seduce women. They’re great mates until Jacob starts dating Cal’s daughter Hannah (Stone).
Defining moment: ‘Defining’ is right. When the Gos whips his top off, Hannah asks if his abs are photoshopped. Spoiler alert: they’re not.

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Who: Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler
What: Be-mulleted 80s singer Robbie (Sandler) dreamed of being a rock star but now belts out other peoples’ hits at wedding receptions. Meanwhile, Julia (Barrymore) waits tables at the same events. They’re both with other people until Robbie is jilted at the altar and Julia starts to wonder if she’s engaged to the wrong man.
Defining moment: Robbie playing a song he wrote to Julia, half of which he wrote while he was with his ex, and half after she dumped him.
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The Wedding Singer, 1998

Who: Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler
What: Be-mulleted 80s singer Robbie (Sandler) dreamed of being a rock star but now belts out other peoples’ hits at wedding receptions. Meanwhile, Julia (Barrymore) waits tables at the same events. They’re both with other people until Robbie is jilted at the altar and Julia starts to wonder if she’s engaged to the wrong man.
Defining moment: Robbie playing a song he wrote to Julia, half of which he wrote while he was with his ex, and half after she dumped him.