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


30. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

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The Taming of the Shrew may have drawn yawns from teenagers in classrooms around the world, but it nonetheless served as the basis for a rom-com that’s still beloved by an entire generation.

A cast of rising stars fronted by Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt bring Shakespeare into the world of teen comedy, and in all honesty it works a lot better than it has any right to.

Quick-witted and without an ounce of cynicism, 10 Things I Hate About You is formulaic almost to a tee, but sidesteps the pitfalls that drag down many other rom-coms to stand tall as one of the genre’s cleverest spins.