Finalists for the top 15 romantic comedies of all time

Welcome back to the countdown, I hope you have been enjoying these movies of passion, fun and love. Before counting down the top eight rom-coms of all time, I want to acknowledge a few movies that didn’t make the list that deserve honorable mention: “You’ve Got Mail,” “Monsoon Wedding,” “Hope Floats,” “Her,” “Dave” and “The American President.”

Do you need to make more popcorn before watching this round of films? If so, consider being adventurous, by adding flavorings such as: crab boil, pepperoni pizza, maple-pecan, chile lime, curry coconut with cashews or southern BBQ to the munchies. Hawaiian hurricane popcorn with mochi crunch and nori is also a yummy option.

IMDb and Wikipedia provided most of the movie descriptions.

No. 8 — ‘Cocoon’

A group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons and are magically energized with the “fountain of youth” and love.

No. 7 — ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his kids, whom are held in custody by his former wife.

No. 6 — ‘Groundhog Day’

A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again until he falls in love with life and a woman; which breaks the “curse.”

No. 5 — ‘Jerry Maguire’

A sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it. While he struggles to put his new philosophy to the test he experiences the ups and downs of falling in love with a single mom.

No. 4 — ‘At Middleton’

A buttoned-up heart surgeon serendipitously encounters a free-spirited, successful businesswoman and sparks of romance fly during the course of a single day while playing hooky from their teenager’s picturesque college tour.

No. 3 — ‘Mamma Mia!’

An independent hotelier in the exquisite Greek islands is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old girlfriends. Meanwhile the spirited bride secretly invites three men from her mother’s past in hopes of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day. A twist of events will have you laughing and crying to the hit songs of ABBA.

No. 2 — ‘Holiday’

Two lovelorn women temporary swap homes from opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean to escape heartbreak during the year-end holiday season, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

No. 1 — ‘Arthur’ (1981)

A wealthy New York City playboy is perpetually drunk and completely rudderless. Dutifully supported by his sharp-tongued and quick-witted butler, Arthur reluctantly prepares to enter into an arranged marriage with an heiress when he meets a waitress from Queens and falls head over heels for her. If he backs out of his engagement with the heiress, he’ll lose his fortune. Watch this film and see what he’s willing to do for love.

Aloha, Cary


Cary Valentine is a certified relationship coach, author of the bestseller, “In Love Forever: 7 Secrets to a Joyous, Juicy Relationship” and business/sports performance expert. He passionately assists couples and singles overcome daily challenges; actualizing their dream life. Cary welcomes your questions at: or call (808) 346-6652.


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