The 15 Rom-Coms Americans Love the Absolute Most

Rom-coms have been around for a long time and show no sign of going out of fashion. They often combine an entertaining, fast-paced story with humor, romance, and a happy ending. Some of these movies are among the enduring ones that withstand the test of time and serve as cultural touchstones. And Americans really love their rom-coms, but which ones did viewers love the most?

Looper helpfully compiled a list of the 100 best-rated romantic comedies listed on IMDb. Then, they analyzed Google search data for each movie and cross-referenced these findings with IMDb votes and IMDb scores to identify the best rom-coms out there.

According to Looper, these are the top rom-coms in the U.S. as determined by IMBD votes.

Crazy, Stupid, Love

Crazy, Stupid, LoveHBO.
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An unusual rom-com, it isn’t as sugary sweet as some of them. It has a lot of twists and turns as well as a lot of excellent actors. It’s a must-see for fans of rom-coms as well as for Steve Carell fans.

Love Actually

Love Actually.
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Universal Pictures.


One of the most classic rom-coms of all time, this one is often watched at Christmas because of the time in the movie. It features a top-notch ensemble cast and many intertwined storylines.

10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You.
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As a teenage rom-com set in a high school, it’s a little different from most of these movies. It’s also based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew with an updated depiction of the plot and characters of the play. It also has the amazing Heath Ledger so it’s obviously a favorite.

Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman
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Touchstone Pictures.


Is there anyone who hasn’t seen Pretty Woman? It’s a classic Cinderella tale, just with poverty and prostitution. Of course, it has a happy ending as the beautiful lady lands her prince.

The Proposal

The Proposal.
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Touchstone Pictures.


This movie was an interesting gender flip of many forced-marriage rom-coms. In this one, the woman needed to get married for legal reasons and to prove that the marriage was real. With a star-studded cast of Ryan Reynolds, Betty White, and Sandra Bullock, this movie is one of the funniest rom-coms.

Notting Hill

Notting Hill.
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Notting Hill is full of both loneliness and love as a couple struggles to overcome many obstacles between them. The film features an amazing cast and plenty of humor to go with the longing.

The Holiday

The Holiday.
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Columbia Pictures.


This rom-com features a house swap that leads to love for two women. They each meet men who are better for them than their exes, and the happy ending sees them all together, enjoying the holidays.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
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This one has a pretty improbable plot but manages some charm and levity. It’s an entertaining look at two people who are their own worst enemies when it comes to relationships. Great scenes and memorable quotes are making this one that you can rewatch a hundred time.

Bridget Jones’s Diary

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Based on the book of the same name, this is a look at a single woman looking for love in London. It’s based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, one of the most romantic novels of the 19th century.

When Harry Met Sally

When Harry Met Sally.
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A classic film, it’s an entertaining rom-com that has plenty of memorable lines and scenes. It’s the story of two people over the years as they get closer together until the relationship turns romantic.

You’ve Got Mail

You’ve Got Mail.
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Packed with the biggest stars of the day, this is a cute movie about a massive obstacle that stands between two people. In this one, the relationship seems hopeless until they find a happy ending.

Sleepless in Seattle

Sleepless in Seattle.
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Starring the same couple from You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle deals with grieving and loneliness as well as romance. A couple who are meant for each other get together after one appears on a radio show.

The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer.
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Everyone loves Adam Sandler, and he’s in good form for this romantic tale set in the 80s. It features two people engaged to the wrong fiancees until they finally get together and see that they’re the ones who are right for each other.

My Best Friend’s Wedding

My Best Friend’s Wedding.
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TriStar Pictures.


In this movie, the plot is a little different from most rom-coms. The main character ends up giving up on someone she loves so that he can marry someone else who is best for him. It’s ultimately a story about friendship.

While You Were Sleeping

While You Were Sleeping.
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Hollywood Pictures.


This film’s plot is based on a misunderstanding that happens early on. The plot is pretty contrived, but it’s an entertaining movie that stars Sandra Bullock as a woman longing for love.

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Jim Carrey in The Truman Show (1998),
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Brid Box.
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