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


47. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

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Shakespeare isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the all-time great romantic comedies, but Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing embraces its nature as a shameless farce and turns out all the better for it.

That’s without even mentioning a cast stacked from top to bottom with talent that includes Branagh himself, Emma Thompson, Kate Beckinsale, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves and Michael Keaton.

The cast are more than game, the direction and tone is light and breezy, all combining to form one of the Bard’s best big screen adaptations from a pure entertainment perspective.