Top Ten Romantic Comedies Presented by AFI

Scene from City Lights

#1 City Lights

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd.

Scene from Annie Hall

#2 Annie Hall

Follow the up and down relationship of two mismatched New York neurotics. Jewish comedy writer Alvy Singer ponders the modern quest for love.

Scene from It Happened One Night

#3 It Happened One Night

Spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews escapes from her millionaire father Alexander's yacht when he kidnaps her after she elopes.

Scene from Roman Holiday

#4 Roman Holiday

While in Rome during a multi-city goodwill tour, Princess Anne, the youthful heir to a European crown, impresses the guests of an embassy ball with her charm and poise.

Still Frame from The Philadelphia Story

#5 The Philadelphia Story

Tracy, a rich girl, has doubts on the eve of her second marriage and, after an episode of self-discovery, remarries her first husband.

Scene from When Harry Met Sally

#6 When Harry Met Sally

The film opens with the two strangers, both newly graduated from the University of Chicago, share a car trip from Chicago to New York.

Still Frame from Adam's Rib

#7 Adam's Rib

Doris Attinger, a mother of three who is fed up with her husband Warren's philandering, arms herself with a gun and follows her husband to the apartment of his mistress.

Still Frame from Moonstruck

#8 Moonstruck

A levelheaded young woman falls in love with her fiance's brother in a Brooklyn Italian-American neighborhood.

Scene from Harold and Maude

#9 Harold and Maude

After another in a series of mock suicides staged by 20-year-old Harold Chasen fails to gain the attention he craves from his wealthy, socialite mother.

Still Frame from Sleepless in Seattle

#10 Sleepless in Seattle

It's Christmas Eve and radio talk show psychologist Marcia Fieldstone has asked her listening audience what they are wishing and dreaming.

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