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


49. Reality Bites (1994)

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Ben Stiller’s feature directorial debut is an overlooked and often forgotten rom-com for Generation X, but still boasts a cult following, even though it hasn’t aged particularly well over the last quarter of a century.

Looking at it now, the cast of Stiller, Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo and Steve Zahn is a hugely talented ensemble, and it certainly hit the expected beats to satisfy the target audience.

As a snapshot into a certain time period that holds an awful lot of significance for a lot of people, Reality Bites is a winning slice of nostalgia that never tries to over-complicate things or overextend itself.