Romance and comedy can go great together. And much like some couples, they don't always have to “be” together. Maybe there are times you just want to laugh. Other times, you want to feel the love butterflies without jokes getting in the way of your romantic desires. Thankfully we’ve got a list of screenplays that will have some of the best Rom-Com’s and Rom-Dram’s that you should read just in time for the day meant for love, Make sure to click the links below to download them!
#1 When Harry Met Sally
The film, written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner, tells the story of Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan). It follows the two from the time they meet, through twelve years of encounters. Harry and Sally are some of the most memorable characters to grace the silver screen. The sharp dialogue and witty banter have made “When Harry Met Sally” a romantic comedy icon.
#2 Moulin Rouge
Love is a many splendid thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love. Through a remix of these song lyrics (and many others), director Baz Luhrmann's fast-paced movie musical reminds everyone of what's most important in the world: freedom, beauty, truth, and, above all things, love.
#3 Annie Hall
It’s Woody Allen’s most celebrated and renowned film: Annie Hall. The 1977 romantic comedy is not only one of his most beloved films, but one of his most honored. Annie Hall earned four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The film follows the romantic endeavors of the neurotic comedian, Alvy Singer (Allen), and his seemingly ditzy girlfriend, Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). The story shows the course of their relationship from their first meeting, to their breakup, to their reunion as friends.
#4 Wedding Crashers
A 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by David Dobkin, written by Steve Faber and Bob Fisher. Jeremy (Vince Vaughn) and John (Owen Wilson) are divorce mediators who spend their free time crashing wedding receptions. For the irrepressible duo, there are few better ways to drink for free and bed vulnerable women.
#5 Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind breaks all the rules for romances, starting after the central couple has already broken up. Joel (Jim Carrey), still reeling from heartbreak, seeks out a procedure that'll erase Clementine (Kate Winslet) from his memory. The resulting trip through his mind, and memories of his past with Clementine, result in something more poignant than a straightforward rom-com could provide.
#6 Pretty Woman
This 1990 American romantic comedy film was directed by Garry Marshall, from a screenplay by J. F. Lawton. In a modern update on Cinderella, a prostitute, and a wealthy businessman fall hard for one another, forming an unlikely pair. While on a business trip in L.A., Edward (Richard Gere), who makes a living buying and breaking up companies, picks up a hooker, Vivian (Julia Roberts), on a lark.
Honorable Mention: The Fault in Our Stars
We couldn’t do a Rom-Com or Rom- Dram list without a young adult-centered script - so here’s our recommendation for one of the best.
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
Kristy Leigh Lussier is a story analyst and staff writer at wefixyourscript.com. Kristy has a background in unscripted television work and is currently a story producer for a new reality show set to premiere in 2021.
Script Summit Screenplay Contest - (Early Bird Submission)
We Fix Your Script - (Free Consultation)
Keep in touch with The Successful Screenwriter
Facebook - The Successful Screenwriter
Twitter - @screenwriterpod
Instagram - @thesuccessfulscreenwriter
Youtube - The Successful Screenwriter