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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12. Broadcast News (1987)

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A satire of the entertainment industry doesn’t sound like the territory from which a classic romantic comedy would spring, but James L. Brooks is no stranger to tugging at the heartstrings and utilizing a talented cast to their fullest potential.

Brooks’ next film after Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News sees Holly Hunter’s television producer unable to stop herself from being attracted to the news anchor that’s her polar opposite in almost every way.

Her best friend and fellow reporter also harbors a secret affection for her, which complicates matters even further. An insight into the inner workings of the industry that still doubles as a romance at heart, Broadcast News spins many plates but none of them fall, with the result being an awards season favorite that doubles as one of the best movies ever set behind the scenes of TV.

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