Best Romantic Comedies on DVD

The best romantic comedies on DVD are light-hearted and engaging and frequently contain humor and quirky situations. They often arise out of situations that involve misunderstandings, accidents, deceptions, coincidences and other difficulties which mean the path of true love is anything but smooth.

As well, the best romantic comedies on DVD usually demonstrate their appeal at the box office, where people pay to see them when first released.

Here are the top 10 romantic comedy movies on DVD based on world-wide gross earnings at the box office:

1. Pretty Woman (1990)
– Fantastically rich and gorgeous hunk meets a beautiful prostitute with a heart of gold. Will she become his fair lady or return to the streets? Directed by Gary Marshall. Starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

2. Sex And The City (2008)
– Carrie and Mr. Big are planning to get married. The question is not whether he will get to the church on time but whether he will get there at all! Directed by Michael Patrick King. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Catrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, and Chris Noth.

3. What Women Want (2000)
Male chauvinist type has an accident which enables him to tune into the thoughts of women and anticipate their every want. Directed by Nancy Meyers. Starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.

4. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
A shy, awkward young man hires a self-serving private detective to locate his high school dream girl. She is surrounded by lustful fraudsters all trying to win her heart. Will she see where the true gold lies? Directed by: Bobby and Peter Farrelly. Starring Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Chris Elliot and Lee Evans.

5. My Big, Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
A culture clash as a girl from a traditional Greek family meets a gorgeous non-Greek guy and the problems which arise when they plan to get married. Will their relationship survive the differences? Directed by Joel Zwick. Starring Nia Vardalos (who also wrote the script), John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Ian Gomez and Michael Constantine.

6. Hitch (2005)
A dating coach is mistakenly accused of teaching men how to get women into bed. He also discovers that his ‘techniques’ don’t work on the woman HE wants. Directed by Andy Tennant. Starring Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James and Amber Valletta.

7. Notting Hill (1999)
Famous and beautiful movie star meets gorgeous bookseller with heart of gold. Will they overcome their differences and misunderstandings or simply go to bed with a good book? Directed by Roger Michell. Starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.

8. The Proposal (2009)
A cold and bossy female executive forces her male assistant to agree to marry her so she won’t be deported. They spend a weekend together in Alaska to meet his family, with surprising results. Directed by Anne Fletcher. Starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.

9. Runaway Bride (1999)
Beautiful girl with a history of getting cold feet at the altar and running for the hills meets gorgeous guy who knows she is marriage shy. Can he get her to say ‘I do’? Directed by Gary Marshall. Starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

10. My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
Beautiful girl suddenly realizes that her long time best male friend is about to marry someone else and she would rather be the one walking down the aisle to him. Can she prevent his marriage to someone else? Directed by P. J. Hogan. Starring Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Dermot Mulroney, Rupert Everett and Rachel Griffiths.

The best romantic comedies on DVD are an assorted lot but have shown that the leading characters connect with viewers, who silently cheer them on – even get to love them – and feel the frustrations, anguish and, finally, joys of those involved.