23. The Big Sick (2017)
Husband and wife team Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon used the origins of their own romance to craft a crowd-pleasing semi-autobiographical comedy that tackled big themes with plenty of panache.
The Academy Award nominated screenplay played off culture clashes, the difficulties faced by any embryonic relationship, and even threw tragedy and illness into the mix, all based on things Nanjiani and Gordon had experienced themselves.
It very much follows the rom-com template to a tee, but some heartwarming performances and big laughs ensured The Big Sick almost instantly went down in the history books as a modern classic of the genre.