The foibles and trials of relationships have always made for compelling comedic cinema.
From the silent movies of Charlie Chaplin to Judd Apatow-produced films like “Knocked Up” and “The Big Sick,” the romantic comedy genre has evolved with and adapted to each generation.
To find out which rom-coms have received the most critical acclaim, we turned to the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes for its historical ranking of the genre.
The site ranked each film by a weighted adjustment of its average critic score to account for variation in the number of reviews each movie received.
Here are the 27 best romantic comedy movies of all time, according to critics:
27. “Obvious Child” (2014)
Critic score: 90%
Adjusted score: 95.757%
Audience score: 72%
Summary: “A twenty-something comedienne’s unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.”
26. “Moonstruck” (1987)
Critic score: 92%
Adjusted score: 96.27%
Audience score: 81%
Summary: “Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.”
25. “High Fidelity” (2000)
Critic score: 91%
Adjusted score: 96.812%
Audience score: 90%
Summary: “Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.”
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The 27 best romantic comedy movies of all time, according to critics