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


36. Amelie (2001)

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Audrey Tatou’s title heroine was the personification of the ‘manic pixie dream girl’ long before Hollywood ever got hold of the term in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s international success story.

A flighty comedy about a woman who manipulates the lives of those around her to create a fantasy world entirely of her own design, Amelie is a complex look at what makes the main character tick, and how her introspection ultimately affects those around her.

A very French and very arthouse concept by design, Amelie nonetheless made major waves with both critics and at the box office that shoots Paris through a vivid and fanciful picturesque lens.