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


28. It Happened One Night (1934)

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Director Frank Capra, his regular writing collaborator Robert Riskin and star Clark Gable were responsible for countless classics, so it wasn’t any surprise that It Happened One Night turned out as good as it did.

A spoiled heiress marries a pilot that’s only after her money, causing her wealthy father to steal her away on a yacht in an effort to half the union annulled, only Gable’s reporter to fall in love with the young woman he initially only had his eyes on to secure an exclusive story.

One of the most influential rom-coms ever made, the most famous moments from It Happened One Night have been parodied and referenced in countless movies over the last nine decades.