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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8. The Princess Bride (1987)

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The Princess Bride is almost the living embodiment of a cult classic, and if anything Rob Reiner’s fantasy romance only gets more and more popular with each passing generation that discovers its charms.

A straightforward tale of true love wearing the coats of at least half a dozen genres, Rob Reiner’s postmodern classic is part swashbuckling tale of adventures, part damsel in distress fairy tale but drenched heat to toe in quotable dialogue, memorable characters and no shortage of wit.

There’s been talk of a remake swirling for well over a decade now, but fans would no doubt unanimously reject it on the grounds that there’s only one Princess Bride, and that’s how it should stay.

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