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5 Best Romantic Comedies of the 21st Century

Everything you need to know about the best romantic comedies.

The Best Romantic Comedies, popularly known as RomComs, is one of the most loved genres among people.  They make you feel all the emotions in just one film. The best part about these films is the ‘meet cute’ element that sets them apart from the other films. The movies are the perfect amalgamation of the sappy slow romance vibe and the fast-paced comedy.

Romcoms can lift your mood instantly and make you feel all good. So to delight you with this feeling, we have the 5 best RomCom movies of the 21st century for your perusal.

What If 

What If is the perfect, underrated film in the romcom genre. Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, this film is a great take on your best friends turning into lovers. 

Moreover, with a refreshing storyline, Michael Dowse, the director, gives the audience a sweet fairy tale feel. The audience goes on to root for this unconventional couple.

This film was released in 2013 and faired pretty well in the theatres. The cast is amazing and they make you gush over the romantic side of best friends. You also get hilarious scenes with Adam Driver yelling about nachos, which is a great bonus. 

To All The Boys Series  

To All The Boys is a great High School romantic film series, starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo. This film is a definition of romcom with the cute little moments between the protagonists who are trying to pave their way through the relationship.

This is not your conventional rom-com as it starts with Lara Jean’s worst nightmare as her sister mails the love letters from years before to all her crushes!  What starts as a relation to make Noah’s girlfriend jealous ends up becoming the one thing that brings them closer.

Based on the novel by Jenny Han, this series has a great rating of 7.1 on IMDb. This makes it one of the best romantic comedies of the 21st century.

Crazy, Stupid, Love  

No best romantic comedies list can ever be complete without Crazy, Stupid, Love. Starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Julianne Moore, this 2011 film directed by Glenn Ficarra is another unconventional rom-com film.

It revolves around Cal (Steve) who has recently separated from his wife and is now trying to get back to the dating scene. This is how he meets Jacob (Ryan) who is a womanizer and takes him under the wing. 

The film definitely lives up to its name with enough craziness by the end which shocks the characters. With Steve Carell in the film, you will surely laugh your heart out.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall 

A movie with Jason Segel and Russell Brand is bound to have just the right amount of comedy in it. Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis are the best addition to the Nicholas Stoller film which revolves around the life of a musician who recently had a breakup.

After the breakup, he tries to move on by going on a vacation to Hawaii but unfortunately, he finds his ex with her new boyfriend. 

Finally, from a hopeless situation to finding love in the same place, this movie takes you on a journey of finding love again. Filled with comedy and romance, this makes for another great romcom hit.

The Big Sick  

At last, this 2017 film stars Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano. The Big Sick revolves around a Pakistani comedian who falls in love with an American graduate. 

The cross-cultural theme leads the protagonist to evaluate the whole relationship vis-a-vis his family when his girlfriend suddenly falls ill.

This film faired extremely well on the big screen with people loving the new take of an interethnic couple in the romcom genre. additionally, it was even nominated for the Academy Awards, so this definitely makes it a must-watch film. 

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, romcoms are favorites among people due to their resemblance to real relationships which are filled with love and laughter. Although there are hundreds of more movies to watch these are the few films that are a must-watch.