Nothing satisfies quite like this early-aughts classic, which finds Frances (Diane Lane) grieving a recent divorce. A wild tour of Tuscany brings her to a for-sale villa, and thus, her Italian adventure begins.
This one isn’t quite a romantic comedy in the traditional sense—the female romantic lead spends most of the film in a coma—but it will give you a new appreciation for what it means to truly love someone.
This film is about the lonely wife of a photographer (Scarlett Johansson) who befriends an over-the-hill movie star (Bill Murray) while visiting Tokyo. It's a match made in heaven—and without spoiling anything, their goodbye scene is among the best in Hollywood history.
This is the only film on this list that is least certainly a rom-com. Some of us believe that this movie is too sad to give the viewer the warm fuzzies they depend on this genre for; others argue that this line of thinking may confuse what’s depressing with what’s complicated.
Renée Zellweger plays the clumsy but openhearted Bridget Jones, who confesses her feelings about the men in her life to her diary in a story with a classic but important lesson: First impressions aren’t everything.