There's nothing like a romantic comedy to keep you hopeful that love -- usually through ridiculously dramatic circumstances -- will find you one day.
Though we cycle through many of these films each year, a few have managed to capture our naive hearts while racking up big numbers at the box office. Yes, the narratives are unrealistic and the plots are predictable, but the success of these films shows we are still suckers for a good love story.
Which movies scored the biggest in theaters? Take a look through the slideshow below for the 10 highest grossing romantic comedies of all time.
10. "As Good As It Gets"
Lifetime Gross: $148,478,011 Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt must both overcome unexpected life challenges and find love in the process.
9. "Knocked Up"
Lifetime Gross: $148,768,917 Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen play Ben and Alison, a couple who comes together after a one night stand leads to a more permanent memento. The film is full of laughs as the pair navigate Alison's pregnancy and their future role as parents.
8. "Runaway Bride"
Lifetime Gross: $152,257,509 Richard Gere and Julia Roberts paired up again for this 1999 movie that follows a writer who is assigned a story about a bride who has left several fiances on their wedding day.
7. "Sex and the City"
Lifetime Gross: $152,647,258 Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) must pick up the pieces after Mr. Big plays runaway groom at their wedding. As always, her girlfriends are there to help her through the pain and figure out her next steps in love.
6. "The Proposal"
Lifetime Gross: $163,958,031 When faced with deportation to Canada after her Visa expires, Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) forces her assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her. The "union" ultimately leads to an unexpected romance.
5. "There's Something About Mary"
Lifetime Gross: $176,484,651 Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz's film about a man getting the second chance to date the girl of his dreams was full of hilarious moments that made this film a romantic comedy classic.
4. "Pretty Woman"
Lifetime Gross: $178,406,268 This film follows the unexpected romance of a business man and prostitute turned classy lady, making for one of the most beloved romantic films of the '90s.
Lifetime Gross: $179,495, 555 Date doctor Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Will Smith) finds that his charm might not be enough to the snag his new love interest Sara Melas (Eva Mendes). He must play dating coach to Albert Brennaman (Kevin James) while continually getting shot down by Sara.
2. "What Women Want"
Lifetime Gross: $182,811,707 Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt star in this film where a business executive finds he has the ability to hear exactly what women are thinking.
1. "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
Lifetime Gross: $241,438,208 Things go less than smoothly when Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos) introduces the non-Greek love of her life to her colorful Greek family. The hilarious film follows her attempt to bring them together and reconnect with her own culture in the process.
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