While most rom-coms have their cheesy moments, there’s also that natural humor in them that keeps things light and keeps us laughing. Most of the couples in these romantic comedies haven’t had a straight or simple journey towards finding each other, and you can be sure they’re delivering some sidesplitting zingers along the way. Here are the funniest rom-com couples of all time.
1. Along Came Polly, Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston
An uptight newlywed, played by Ben Stiller, is cheated on during his honeymoon, closing him off even more. But when he reunites with Polly, a free-spirited, spontaneous girl who used to be an old classmate. She teaches him how to shed his too-organized vibe and live life in the moment, but it’s….quite a journey getting there.
2. Shallow Hal, Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow
Is there anyone sweeter than Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow in Shallow Hal? To be fair, compared to most early 2000s movies, this is one of the most body positive and least offensive, though it definitely has its moment. In it, a once vain man falls in love with a 300 pound woman due to her personality, changing his shallow morals in the process.
3. Bridget Jones Diary, Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth
Bridget, played by Renée Zellweger, is absolutely hilarious in this rom-com (those diary entries are sidesplitting), and the more serious, buttoned-down Colin Firth plays off that lighthearted awkwardness, making for some chemistry that’s straight-up delightful.
4. Trainwreck, Amy Schumer and Bill Hader
Here, a career woman with a chronic fear of commitment has her mind set on the idea that monogamy isn’t realistic, or in the cards for her. When she meets a good guide, it should be a fairytale — but their different values make for some chuckle-inducing misunderstandings and differences.