1 AMELIE (2001)
Jean- Pierre Jeunet is the director of Amelie. It is a French romantic comedy film with an approval rating of 89%.
The story revolves around a teen girl Amelie Poulain who works as a waitress. She later decides to embark herself on a mission to bring happiness to others. The story displays how this kind-hearted girl finds her true happiness and peace when she fell in love.
Audrey Tautou is the main lead actress as Amelie Poulain. The Rolling stone magazine rated Amelie as 37 amomg the 50 greatest romantic comedies of all time. The story emphasizes on themes like loneliness , and how your good deeds come back to you and you feel bless.
2 CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE (2011)
It is an American romantic comedy film. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are the directors of the movie. Dan Fogelman is the writer of the story. Warner Bros released the film in the US on July 29,2011.
The main character is Cal Weaver whose wife recently divorces him after 25 years of marriage and two kids. He feels depressed and loose his confidence to get with any woman again. So, He goes to a bar where he meets Jacob, a womanizer, who beds different women each night.
He feels pity for Cal and takes the responsibility to advice and train him to be confident again so that he can also learn the art to pick woman just like Jacob does.
The story is full of comedy that you can’t resist your eyes off it. It has an approval rating of 79%. The film was included in TV Guide’s ” Best Movies of 2011″ list.
3 MOULIN ROUGE! (2001)
Baz Luhrmann is the director as well as co-producer and the co-writer of this film. It is a French jukebox musical romantic drama movie.
Moulin Rouge! is the third part of Luhrmann’s ” Red Curtain Trilogy” following strictly Ballroom and Romeo+ Juliet. The movie got premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival on 9 May – making it the festival’s opening title. The film has an approval rating of 76%.
This is the story of a young english writer, Christian who falls in love with the star of the Moulin Rouge, Cabaret actress and Courtesan Satine. The Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France is the musical setting of the story.
The plot revolves around how the two souls fell in love with each other and the story faces several turns. The viewers of the movie 2001 named it as the best film of the year.
4 CRAZY RICH ASIANS (2018)
It is an American romantic comedy movie. Joh M. Chu is the director of the film. Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim
are the Screenplay writers of the story.
The film is based on Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same title published in 2013. The film stars Constance Wu, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, ken Jeong, Awkwafina and Michelle Yeoh.
The film got premiered on August 7,2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles and was released theatrically in the US on August 15, 2018.
It has an approval rating of 91%. It became the highest – grossing romantic comedy film of the last ten years and the 6th highest grossing ever.
The story is about a man Nick Young and his girlfriend Rachel Chu who is an economics professor at New York University and a New York native. She travels to Singapore where she meets her boyfriend’s family. She gets shocked when one of her friends reveal that Nick Young belongs to a wealthy high- class family which are among the richest in Singapore.
The story take several turns full of comedy and drama. It will explore how this wide class difference love will become successful. Will the society accept them? Will their love get the justice?
5 LOVE ACTUALLY (2003)
It is a British Christmas – themed romantic comedy film. The director and the writer of the film is Richard Curtis. The film released in the United States on 14 November 2003. It has 64% of approval rating.
The story begins five weeks before Christmas and is played out in a weekly countdown until the holiday. It also contains an epilogue that takes place one month later.
The film contains several different love stories that are somehow interlinked to each and the characters end up together at the same place on Christmas. This is a humerus and dramatic bunch of many short love stories.
6 LONG SHOT (2019)
It is an American romantic comedy film. Jonathan Levine is the director of the movie. Liz Hannah and Dan Sterling are the writers of the story.
Release date and Cast
The film had its world premiere on March 9,2019 and was theatrically released in the United States on May 3,2019.
It stars Seth Rogen as a Journalist and Charlize Theron as his former babysitter who is now the United States Secretary of State. It also stars O’Shea Jackson Jr, Andy Sirkis, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odaenkirk, and Alexander Skarsgard.
The story defines the unique the love and affection between the journalist Fred and his former babysitter Charlotte who is now the United States Secretary of State. It shows the ups and downs that takes place as they have to hide their relation for the country and the people will never accept their relationship.
It shows how pursuing your first love could wind up making your first man. The film has an approval rating of 82%.
7 PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE (2002)
It is an American romantic comedy film. Paul Thomas Anderson is the writer as well as the director of the movie. It stars Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzman, and Mary Lynn Rayskub. Revolution studios and New Line Cinema are the producer of the film.
Sandler plays an entrepreneur with severe social anxiety who is set up on a date with his sister’s co-worker Lenna. The two immediately fall in love but he is forced to defend his new love interest and himself from the exortionists. The film has an approval rating of 79%.
8 CHOCOLAT (2000)
It is a romantic – drama film which is based on Jonne Harris ‘novel Chocolat who is an English Author. Lasse Hallstrom is the director of the film.
The film began a limited release in the United States on December 22,2000 and went on general release on January 19, 2001. The film has an approval rating of 63%.
The story is about a mother Vianne Rocher who travel to a quiet fictional French village at the beginning of Lent with her six – year old daughter, Anouk.
She does not fit in well with the town people but is nevertheless optimistic about her business. She opens a small chocolaterie that gives a bright influence on the lives of people around her in different and interesting ways. It also shows the feelings of love and morals of justice throughout the story which makes Vianne more stronger than ever. The beauty and acting of the main lead actress is heart winning and well performed.
9 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING (2002)
It is an independent romantic comedy film. Joel Zwick has directed the film and Nia Vardalos is the writer of the movie.
The film got premiered on February 2002. It has an approval rating of 76%. A sleeper hit, the film became the highest – grossing romantic comedy of all time.
The story focuses on a Greek American woman Toula who falls in love with a non – Greek man Lan Miller. The story is all about restrictions that this inter-religion love story had to face and the struggles against the society that is build up on the pillars of superstitions and fake reputation.
10 LOVING (2016)
Nichols is the director as well as the Screenplay writer of the movie. Raindog Films and Big Beach are the producer of the film.
Release date and Cast
Loving got premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, France. The film began a limited release in the United States on November 4, 2016 before a wide release on November 11,2016. The film has an approval rating of 89%.
Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton co-star as Mildred and Richard Loving, respectively. Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll and Michael Shunnon starred in supporting roles.
Themes and inspiration
The film gets inspiration from the loving story (2001) which is Nanci Buirski’s documentary which followed the Lovings and their Landmark case.
It is an apolitical film which focuses on morals like love, racism and human rights with a primary theme as hope.
It is an American biographical romantic drama film which expresses the love story of Richard and Mildred, the plaintiffs in the 1967 United States supremo court decision Loving V. Virginia which invalidate state laws and prohibits inter-racial marriage.