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


32. Notting Hill (1999)

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Writer Richard Curtis and star Hugh Grant are rom-com stalwarts, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that Notting Hill finds them both on top of their games, with Julia Roberts adding a little A-list stardust for good measure.

Grant’s bookstore owner begins an intense relationship with Roberts’ famous actress, but the obvious differences in their backgrounds and general existences proves to throw up some serious hurdles.

Obviously, because this is a Hollywood rom-com we’re talking about, everyone gets a happy ending in the end, but Notting Hill hits some big crowd-pleasing and familiar beats on its way to making it there.