One of the most popular movie genres out there is without doubt romantic comedy, also known as rom com. Romantic comedies are especially popular with girls and women although of course that is not to say that men don't enjoy rom coms either (but the latter do tend to prefer other genres such as thrillers, science fiction films and actions movies).
Romantic comedies differ from other genres thanks to their light-hearted and funny plot lines. In essence, a romantic comedy is a mixture between a romance movie and a comedy. As is probably quite obvious, romantic comedies focus on romantic relationships and love stories. More often than not, these movies have a happy ending in which two lovers are reconciled after facing numerous obstacles, such as social class differences, a jealous ex-lover or their own prejudices.
Perhaps the reason why romantic comedies are so popular is because they are optimistic and because they make us believe that no obstacle is insurmountable when it comes to true love. Over the years, countless of romantic comedies have been released which means that we have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a romantic comedy for a movie night. Who thinks they have seen all - or almost all - of the romantic comedies out there?
1Who knows the title of this movie?
In this 2009 movie Katherine Heigl played the role of Abby Richter, a morning show TV producer who is a real romantic at heart whereas Gerard Butler played the role of Mike Chadway, a cynical man who thinks that Abby is much too naive for her own good. Apart from Heigl and Butler, this movie also featured Eric Winter, Nick Searcy, John Michael Higgins and Craig Ferguson. While this movie was a box office success, it did not impress film critics. Indeed, Time even named it as one of the least engaging chick flicks ever made.
2What is the name of this romantic comedy?
This movie was praised both by film critics and the audience alike so it comes as no surprise that it was voted as one of the best movies released that year. It was directed by Michael Showalter and starred actors such as Kumail Nanjiani (who also co-wrote the screenplay), Zoe Kazan, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter and Anupam Kher among others. The plot was somewhat based on a real life romance. This film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
3The title of this romantic comedy is...?
When Cal Weaver suddenly finds himself single after his wife divorces him, he has no idea how to get back to the dating scene. Luckily for Cal, a young man named Jacob Palmer is willing to teach him the art of picking up women. This movie came out seven years ago, in 2011, and starred a great number of talented actors including Steve Carell, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Kevin Bacon and Marisa Tomei. TV Guide included this romantic comedy in its "Best Movies of 2011" list.
4What is this romantic comedy called?
This Christmas-themed movie focuses on a large number of characters. As such, it only makes sense that it starred quite a few talented Hollywood actors including Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley, Alan Rickman and Rowan Atkinson among others. This film was a box office success although the reviews that it received were mixed. For example, some film critics felt that it was too overstuffed with characters which made it difficult to concentrate on the plot. Nonetheless, some consider this movie a modern Christmas classic.
5Who thinks they know the title of this film?
This jukebox musical came out exactly 10 years ago, back in 2008. It starred a great number of talented actors including Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Dominic Cooper and Julie Walters among many others. Most of the filming took place in Greece. While film critics were not overtly impressed with the plot, the audience obviously was - it was the fifth highest grossing movie of the year. A sequel to this movie was released earlier this year.
6Name this romantic comedy.
Most girls will probably agree that this is one of the most iconic romantic comedies ever produced. It was released all the way back in 1989 and it starred Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan as the lead actors. Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby also made an appearance. This movie, which was directed by Rob Reiner and written by Nora Ephron, aims to answer one question: "can men and women ever be just friends?" This movie is considered by many to be one of the funniest films ever made. Interestingly enough, it was also recently remade in Bollywood!
7The title of this romantic comedy is...?
Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Simon Callow, Kristin Scott Thomas, James Fleet and Rowan Atkinson are some of the actors that starred in this film which came out all the way back in 1994. The plot of this movie focuses on a man named Charles who is incredibly unlucky in love. However, a chance encounter with a beautiful and charming woman leads him to believe that his luck might be changing. This movie performed exceptionally well at the box office and made Hugh Grant famous in the U.S.
8Who thinks they can name this movie?
Released in 2017, this movie was Hallie Meyers-Shyer's directorial debut. It starred Reese Witherspoon as the lead actress. Other actors that also made an appearance included Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Lake Bell, Reid Scott, Pico Alexander and Candice Bergen among others. This film follows a single mother named Alice Kinney who agrees to let three ambitious filmmakers to stay with her in her house in Los Angeles. Most film critics commented that this movie did not live up to their expectations, especially considering how most actors that starred in it were romantic comedy veterans.
9What is the name of this film?
Back in the day Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan co-starred in quite a few romantic comedies, and this is one of them. This movie was released exactly 20 years ago, in 1998, and was directed by Nora Ephron. Apart from Hanks and Ryan it also starred Parker Posey, Greg Kinnear, Jean Stapleton and Heather Burns. The plot of this film focuses on the relationship between two bookshop owners, Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly. Initially, the two can't stand each other but eventually end up falling for one another.
10Name this film.
Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Chris Klein, Christopher Marquette and Amy Smart all starred in this 2005 romantic comedy that was directed by Roger Kumble. On its opening weekend this movie came in sixth at the box office. However, the reviews that it received were mixed. While most film critics did admit that there were a few funny moments in this film, they nevertheless thought that it could have been much funnier overall. So, who thinks they can name this movie?
11The title of this romantic comedy is...?
Henry Roth (played by Adam Sandler) is incredibly good at picking up women but is not at all interested in having a long term relationship. However, things get complicated when he meets Lucy Whitmore (played by the actress Drew Barrymore). In addition to Sandler and Barrymore, other actors such as Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Sean Astin and Blake Clark also made an appearance in this movie. Three other films - two Indian films and one Japanese film - have been inspired by this romantic comedy.
12Name this romantic comedy.
This romantic comedy, which was released in 2016, was the narrative directorial debut of Eleanor Coppola. It starred Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, Élise Tielrooy, Arnaud Viard and Laure Sineux. The movie focuses on a woman named Anne who ends up taking a life changing trip with her inattentive husband's business associate. This film received average reviews both from film critics and the audience. Film critics thought that both the characters and the story line could have been more engaging. Nonetheless, they were impressed with its travelogue visuals.
13What is the title of this movie?
Reese Witherspoon played the lead role in this romantic comedy which came out exactly 16 years ago, back in 2001. Luke Wilson, Matthew Davis, Selma Blair, Jennifer Coolidge and Victor Garber also made an appearance. Upon its release this movie was a box office success. Many people consider it to be one of the funniest movies ever made. A sequel has since been released (it came out in 2003). This film received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Motion Picture whereas Reese Witherspoon received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance.
14The name of this film is...?
Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Jane Seymour and Christopher Walken all appeared in this romantic comedy which came out more than ten years ago, in 2005. This movie was incredibly popular upon its release and ended up receiving five MTV Movie Awards. It won three - Breakthrough Performance (Isla Fisher), On-Screen Team (Wilson and Vaughn) and Best Movie. Most film critics were thoroughly impressed with this movie. While some thought that it was slightly too crude, it made up for that with its numerous funny moments.
15Who thinks they can name this iconic romantic comedy?
This movie came out 65 years ago - all the way back in 1953 - but it is just as relevant and funny as it was when it was first released. Directed and produced by William Wyler, this romantic comedy starred the iconic actress Audrey Hepburn and the talented actor Gregory Peck. This movie focuses on a princess who goes on holidays and falls for a man who has, at least initially, ulterior motives for befriending her. This film has since been selected for preservation.
16Name this film.
This film, which came out in 2003, is a sequel to another very popular movie which was released in 2001. It starred Reese Witherspoon as the lead actress as well as Sally Field, Luke Wilson, Regina King, Jennifer Coolidge, Dana Ivey and Bruce McGill in supporting roles. While this movie was a box office success it did not receive positive reviews from film critics who thought that the jokes were bland and not at all funny. Nonetheless, they did praise Witherspoon's performance.
17The title of this romantic comedy is...?
Released in 2008, this romantic comedy starred Jason Segel, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Russell Brand. The plot of this movie focuses on a man who goes on holidays to Hawaii so as to get over his ex-girlfriend. However, it turns out that his ex-girlfriend and her her new boyfriend are also there. This film performed well at the box office and received positive reviews both from film critics and the audience alike. It ended up receiving five Teen Choice Award nominations (although it did not actually win any).
18What is the name of this romantic comedy?
Directed by Anne Fletcher and starring Katherine Heigl as the lead actress, this film was released in 2008. Other actors such as James Marsden, Judy Greer, Edward Burns, Malin Åkerman and Maulik Pancholy also made an appearance. This film did well at the box office. Curiously enough, it was noted that the majority (75% to be exact) of the film's viewers were female (but their ages differed which means that this movie is suitable for all ages). While some film critics praised this movie, others found it boring and full of cliches.
19Who can name this movie?
Based on a self-help book written by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, this movie was released in 2009. It was directed by Ken Kwapis and starred a number of talented Hollywood actors, including Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Connelly, Ginnifer Goodwin and Scarlett Johansson among others. As is probably quite obvious from the large cast, this movie focuses on a rather large number of characters (nine to be exact) and their romantic love lives. However, film critics felt that the characters did not get enough screen time and as such were little more than stereotypes.
20The title of this film is...?
This movie was produced and directed by Nancy Meyers and starred Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black and Jude Law. This film was a box office success - it came in at number three on its opening weekend. Film critics had mixed feelings about this movie. On the one hand, they thought that the actors had great chemistry. On the other hand they felt that the plot was much too predictable, and in consequence, boring. Still, this film received two Teen Choice Award nominations (and won one).
21Name this movie.
Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand, Jon Favreau and Amanda Peet all starred in this romantic comedy which was directed by Nancy Meyers and which came out in 2003. The plot of this movie focuses on a man who loves dating younger women. However, he can't help but fall in love with the mother of his girlfriend. This film was a box office hit and received great reviews from film critics and the audience alike. It also received a number of awards and award nominations (for example, Diane Keaton won a Golden Globe Award for her performance).
22What is the name of this romantic comedy?
Starring Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kathleen Quinlan, Kevin McKidd, Chris Messina and Sydney Pollack (in his last role) this romantic comedy was directed by Paul Weiland. It was released exactly 10 years ago, back 2008. The plot of this film focuses on Thomas "Tom" Bailey, Jr. who is known for his numerous romantic relationships. However, the woman he truly loves - his best friend Hannah - is getting married to someone else. While film critics praised Dempsey's and Monaghan's performance they could not help but criticize the film's plot.
23Who can name this movie?
Who thinks they know the title of this romantic comedy? It was written and directed by Nancy Meyers and starred Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, John Krasinski and Alec Baldwin. The film focuses on Jane, a successful bakery owner whose life gets complicated after she gets involved with two men, one of whom is her ex-husband. This movie ended up receiving quite a few award nominations, including three Golden Globe Award nominations in the categories Best Screenplay, Best Motion Picture and Best Actress (Meryl Streep).
24The title of this romantic comedy is...?
Even though this movie, which was released in 2011, was a box office success, it did not receive great reviews from film critics. Indeed, this movie actually ended up winning two Golden Raspberry Awards, which is never a good thing! Nonetheless, the audience liked this movie perhaps because it starred Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston as the lead actors. Other cast members included Nick Swardson, Brooklyn Decker, Nicole Kidman, Dave Matthews, Bailee Madison Nicole. Who thinks they know the name of this film?
25Who thinks they know the name of this film?
This movie was Jim Field Smith's first feature film. It was released in 2010 and starred actors such as Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, Mike Vogel, Nate Torrence, T.J. Miller, Lindsay Sloane and Krysten Ritter among others. This movie performed well at the box office. However, as is so often the case with romantic comedies, it received mixed reviews from film critics. Some thought that this film was too cartoon-like and vulgar. Nonetheless, almost everyone agreed that it had a great soundtrack.
26The name of this movie is...?
When Anna Brady decides to go to Dublin to surprise her boyfriend who is there at a conference, she does not know that she is embarking on an adventure that is about to change her life. Directed by Anand Tucker and starring Amy Adams and Matthew Goode as the lead actors, this movie was released eight years ago, back in 2010. Apart from Adams and Goode, this film also starred Adam Scott, Kaitlin Olson and John Lithgow. Who can name this film?
27Name this whimsical romantic comedy.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet directed this whimsical French romantic comedy which came out 17 years ago, back in 2001. It starred the talented Audrey Tautou as the lead actress. Its supporting cast included Mathieu Kassovitz, Serge Merlin and Lorella Cravotta among many others. This movie focuses on a waitress who, after discovering a box of childhood memorabilia hidden in her apartment and returning it to its rightful owner, decides to continue performing good deeds so as to bring happiness to those around her.
28Who can name this romantic comedy?
Released in 2008 this film was directed by Adam Brooks and starred talented actors such as Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Derek Luke, Rachel Weisz and Elizabeth Banks. This movie focuses on a man who, in the midst of divorce proceedings, tells his daughter the story of how he met her mother. Since the movie employs flashbacks, much of it is set in the 90's. This movie came in at number five at the box office on its opening weekend and received mostly positive reviews both from film critics and the audience alike.
29Who knows the title of this film?
Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson and David Hyde Pierce all starred in this romantic comedy which came out in 2003 and which was directed by Peyton Reed. This movie was inspired by popular 60's films such as Pillow Talk and so it comes as no surprise that it is also set in the 60's. Indeed, the sets, cinematography, costumes and visual effects all closely resemble 60's comedies. The film did not perform as well as expected at the box office and received mixed reviews (for example, some called it a masterpiece whereas others thought that it was miscast).
30What is the name of this movie?
A box office success, this 2011 movie starred Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake as the lead actors. Patricia Clarkson, Bryan Greenberg, Richard Jenkins, Jenna Elfman and Woody Harrelson also made an appearance. Most film critics praised this movie, and especially the chemistry between Kunis and Timberlake. While some critics thought the plot predictable they nevertheless admitted that overall, the film was engaging and funny. As such, it comes as no surprise that this romantic comedy was nominated for a number of awards, including two Teen Choice Awards and two People's Choice Awards (although it didn't win any).
31Name this romantic comedy.
This movie was based on a novel by Emily Giffin. Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, Ashley Williams and Steve Howey are some of the actors that appeared in it. Released in 2011 and directed by Luke Greenfield, this film received mostly negative reviews from film critics. Not even Hudson and Krasinski could save this movie. A few years after this film was released, Griffin stated that she had written a sequel to the movie (but no one paid any attention to her).
32Who thinks they know the title of this film?
When Holly Berenson and Eric Messer go on a date, they realize that they have nothing in common. Nonetheless, faith brings them together again when they become the caretakers of their goddaughter Sophie. Starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, this romantic comedy was released eight years ago, in 2010. While this movie performed well at the box office it received negative reviews from film critics. Critics liked Heigl's and Duhamel's performance and thought that they had plenty of chemistry. However, they believed that the plot and the script were too formulaic and cliched.
33The name of this movie is...?
Released eight years ago, in 2010, this romantic comedy starred a number of talented actors including Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Gal Gadot, Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, James Franco, Ray Liotta, Kristen Wiig and Leighton Meester among many others. The plot of this film focuses on a married couple who end up in a complicated scenario after they decide to rekindle the spark in their relationship. This movie came in at number two at the box office on its opening weekend and received mostly positive reviews.
34Name this romantic comedy.
Starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin as the lead actors, this movie was released in 2010. Other actors that also appeared in this romantic comedy include Eric Christian Olsen, Danneel Harris, Michaela Watkins, Melissa McCarthy, Anthony Anderson, Linda Lavin and Noureen DeWulf. The plot of this movie focuses on a woman named Zoe who decides to get artificial insemination only to meet the potential love of her life, a man named Stan, shortly after. Who thinks they can name this film?
35Who can name this film?
Recognize this movie? It was directed by Ivan Reitman and starred Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher as the lead actors. Apart from Portman and Kutcher, other actors such as Kevin Kline, Cary Elwes, Greta Gerwig, Lake Bell and Jake Johnson also made an appearance in this romantic comedy. The plot of this movie focuses on the complicated relationship between a woman named Emma and a man named Adam. The film did quite well at the box office. Not surprisingly, most of the audience members were women.
36What is the name of this film?
Who thinks they can name this movie? This romantic comedy was directed by Woody Allen and starred a great number of talented Hollywood actors including Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively among others. This movie is set in the 30's and follows a young man named Bobby who leaves home in the hopes of making it in Hollywood under the guidance of his uncle. However, his life gets complicated when he end ups falling for his uncle's secretary.
37Name this romantic comedy.
This movie is somewhat unique in that its narrative structure is nonlinear. The movie focuses on a romantic relationship that does not last. Few people know that the plot of this film was actually based on real life romance. Directed by Marc Webb and released in 2009, it starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel as the lead actors. This movie ended up becoming a sleeper hit and was considered by many to be one of the best films released in 2009.
38What is the title of this movie?
Who thinks they know the title of this romantic comedy? Its cast included a number of talented actors including Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Shay Mitchell, Britt Robertson and Jason Sudeikis among others. This film focuses on a large number of characters such as Sandy, a single mother who is depressed to find out that her ex-husband is about to marry a much younger woman and Bradley, a widower who struggles to raise his two kids all by himself.
39The title of this romantic comedy is...?
Starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, this romantic comedy came out in 2012 and was praised by many. Cooper played the role of a man with bipolar disorder who is determined to get his ex-wife back and Lawrence played the role of a woman who decides to help him but only if he agrees to be her partner at a dance competition. This film received as many as eight Academy Award nominations (and won one) and as many as four Golden Globe Awards (and also won one).
40Name this romantic comedy.
Recognize this romantic comedy? It was directed by Christian Ditter and starred actors such as Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Nicholas Braun and Jake Lacy. The plot of this film focuses on a college graduate named Alice who decides to move to New York. She leaves her boyfriend behind so that she can start her life all over. This film came in at number three at the box office on its opening weekend but received average reviews from film critics.
41Who can name this film?
This movie was not only written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (it was his feature directorial debut), but also starred him as the lead actor! Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Brie Larson, Rob Brown, Tony Danza and Glenne Headly also made an appearance in this film. This movie received positive reviews both from film critics and the audience alike. Film critics were especially impressed with Gordon-Levitt's performance. However, he was not only praised as an actor but also as a director and screenwriter.
42This movie is called...?
Starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler as the lead actors, this romantic comedy was released exactly eight years ago, back in 2010. Jason Sudeikis, Jeff Garlin, Ritchie Coster and Cathy Moriarty also appeared in supporting roles. The plot of this movie focuses on a man named Milo who is tasked with finding his ex-wife Nicole. However, Milo and his ex-wife soon find themselves on an adventure that puts both of their lives at risk. Critics praised Aniston's and Butler's performance but criticized the script.
43Name this romantic comedy.
This romantic comedy differs from other films in that it focuses on a large number of characters (such as Kate, a U.S. army captain and Julia, an elementary school teacher). As such, its cast consists of a large number of talented Hollywood actors, including Jessica Alba, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, Anne Hathaway, Taylor Lautner, Emma Roberts, Julia Roberts and Taylor Swift among many many others. This movie was a box office success but received unfavorable reviews from critics who felt that it was overstuffed with cliches.
44Who can name this movie?
This romantic comedy was not only directed by Nicholas Stoller but also written and produced by him too. It was released in 2012 and starred Jason Segel and Emily Blunt as the lead actors. Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Dakota Johnson and Mindy Kaling are some of the other actors that made an appearance. This movie came in at number five at the box office on its opening weekend. It received plenty of praise both from film critics and the audience.
45Who can name this romantic comedy?
Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler work well together so it comes as no surprise that they often co-star in romantic comedies (to date they have appeared in three romantic comedies together). In this movie Sandler plays the role of a widower named Jim Friedman and Barrymore plays the role of a divorcee named Lauren Reynolds. The two go on a blind date and quickly realize that they can't stand each other. However, they can't avoid one another when they both accidentally end up going on the same vacation which involves them sharing a suite.
46What is the name of this film?
One of the quirkiest movies on this quiz, this romantic comedy was directed by Wes Anderson. It was released six years ago, in 2012, and starred actors such as Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Jason Schwartzman and Frances McDormand among others. This movie is set in the 60's and follows two twelve-year old kids, Sam and Suzy, who fall in love with one another and think that the only way they can be together is if they run away.
47The title of this movie is...?
Woody Allen wrote and directed this movie which came out in 2008. This movie follows two women who go on holidays and end up falling for the same man. Starring Javier Bardem, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Penélope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina and Kevin Dunn, this movie was incredibly well received both by movie critics (who felt that the movie was both witty and melancholic at the same time) and the audience alike. As such, it comes as no surprise that this film won a Golden Globe Award (in the category Best Motion Picture).
48Name this romantic comedy.
This movie came out earlier this year and seeing how everyone was talking about it there is no reason as to why anyone should get this question wrong. Directed by Jon M. Chu this film starred actors such as Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Lisa Lu, Gemma Chan, Nico Santos and Ken Jeong among others. It was actually based on a novel written by Kevin Kwan. The plot of this movie focuses on a college professor who is invited to meet her boyfriend's family.
49Name this romantic comedy.
Released in 2009, this romantic comedy was directed by Anne Fletcher. It starred Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds as the lead actors. Other cast members included Betty White, Craig T. Nelson, Mary Steenburgen and Denis O'Hare. The plot of this film focuses on an unlikely romantic relationship between an executive editor in chief named Margaret Tate and her assistant Andrew Paxton. This movie was a box office success and one of the highest grossing movies in 2009. Who thinks they know its title?
50What is the title of this romantic comedy?
Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper and Chris O'Dowd all starred in this 2011 romantic comedy which was directed by Paul Feig. This movie was a box office success. It was also received well by film critics who were impressed by the plot, the characters and of course, the cast. Many critics felt like this film was a cross between a chick flick and a raunchy comedy. It was nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards.