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The 17 Best Romantic Comedies This Decade

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10. About a Boy (2002)

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9. Juno (2007)

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8. Knocked Up (2007)

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7. Sideways (2004)

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6. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

punch_drunk_love.jpg5. High Fidelity (2000)

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4. Wall-E (2008)

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3. Amélie (2001)

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2. Before Sunset (2004)

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Two people meet on a train and spend a romantic night together in Vienna—talking, walking, philosophizing and falling in love. Ten years later they meet again by happenstance. That’s the premise for Richard Linklater’s Before Sunset, a lovely tone poem that stands as a bookend to 1994’s Before Sunrise. Actors Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy have a tremendous rapport together, and imbue their characters with just the right mix of cynicism and hurt, but also passion and longing. (And it just got better with Before Midnight

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

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Leave it to Charlie Kaufman to redefine the romantic comedy. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet play a couple who, after a violent, destructive end to their relationship, decide to erase each other from their memory. Problem is, once Carrey begins to relive those memories, he realizes their love transcends all the jealousy, bickering and insecurity. Endlessly inventive and achingly real, Eternal Sunshine depicts love at its most beautiful and brittle, delivering laughs and heartache along the way.

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