The best rom-coms of all time

A good rom-com never fails to hit the spot. These are the top 50 romantic comedies of all time


37. Harold And Maude (1971)

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The romantic comedy has always tended to be one of Hollywood’s fluffier and less demanding genres, but that isn’t the case when it comes to the pitch-black classic Harold and Maude.

A suicide-obsessed 20-something strikes up a romance with an 80 year-old wild child at a funeral, and together they explore the meaning of life from their vastly different perspectives.

Hal Ashby’s cult classic was a flop at the time it was released, but over the last half a century Harold and Maude is held up as a true cult favorite, and one of the most unusual rom-coms ever made.