Special Report

The 50 Best R-rated Rom-Coms of the Past 50 Years

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35. Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)
> IMDb user rating: 6.6/10 (19,634 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 76% (16,147 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 85% (128 reviews)
> Starring: Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Tyne Daly

Michael Showalter directed and co-wrote this rom-com starring Sally Field as an older office worker encouraged by her best friend’s social-media-savvy granddaughter to meet the granddaughter’s much younger coworker (Max Greenfield).

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34. The Man Who Copied (2003)
> IMDb user rating: 7.6/10 (10,759 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 83% (2,500 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 66% (32 reviews)
> Starring: Lázaro Ramos, Leandra Leal, Luana Piovani

Jorge Furtado directed and wrote this Brazilian import about a photocopier operator (Lázaro Ramos) smitten by a neighboring girl who doesn’t know he exists. As he dreams of becoming a cartoonist, he uses his photocopying skills to make counterfeit money.

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33. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
> IMDb user rating: 6.7/10 (234,096 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 81% (496,007 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 80% (162 reviews)
> Starring: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant

In one of the roles that vaulted Renée Zellweger into fame, she stars as career woman Bridget Jones, who is looking for Mr. Right. She has to choose between her somewhat caddish but attractive boss (Hugh Grant) and a more decent fellow (Colin Firth).

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32. Something Wild (1986)
> IMDb user rating: 6.9/10 (17,157 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 69% (6,508 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 91% (45 reviews)
> Starring: Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta

“Something Wild,” directed by Jonathan Demme, starred Melanie Griffith as a free-spirited young woman who hooks up with buttoned-up banker (Jeff Daniels) for a wild fling. Things begin to go off the rails when her ex-convict husband (Ray Liotta) shows up. The movie included cameos by directors John Sayles and John Waters.

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31. Secretary (2002)
> IMDb user rating: 7.0/10 (87,913 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 82% (60,527 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 77% (156 reviews)
> Starring: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies

Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a young woman recently released from a mental institution who becomes the secretary of a demanding attorney (James Spader), who starts a sadomasochistic relationship with her that spins out of control.

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