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

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25. There’s Something About Mary (1998)

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The Farrelly brothers may have retained plenty of their signature gross-out style, but There’s Something About Mary also packs in plenty of heart in among the lewd, rude and crude humor.

Cameron Diaz scored a Golden Globe nod for her performance, while the movie itself was nominated for Best Picture in the Comedy or Musical category, both of which were fully deserved.

The leading lady and opposite number Ben Stiller ground the central romance even as the scenarios become increasingly outlandish, and it still holds up as easy viewing when you’re in the mood for a rom-com that balances laughs and romance in equal measure.