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    These Are The Absolute Best Meet Cutes In Rom-Coms

    The meet cute is a staple of the rom-com. Here are the absolute cutest of meets from the genre.

    Like any respectable film genre, the romantic comedy is packed with tropes that serve as ingredients to spice up the dish for audiences to enjoy. And no trope is more foundational to rom-coms than the meet cute.

    We've all seen it a million times. Two people cross paths in an unexpected or kooky way, and they end up on a one-way train to Love City. 

    The meet cute is such a beloved device in rom-coms that it literally inspired Meet Cute, a brand new time-travel rom-com starring Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson. And with Meet Cute becoming available to stream this week, I decided to honor 16 of the greatest meet cutes in rom-com history. Enjoy!

    1. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

    Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal standing behind a car.

    2. Hitch (2005)

    Eva Mendes and Will Smith talking at a bar.

    3. 50 First Dates (2004)

    Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler talking at a restaurant.

    4. Just Wright (2010)

    Queen Latifah and Common talking.

    5. The Big Sick (2017)

    Rebecca Naomi Jones, Zoe Kazan, and Kumail Nanjiani talking at a bar.

    6. Meet Cute (2022)

    Pete Davidson and Kaley Cuoco walking and talking.

    7. Moonstruck (1987)

    Nicolas Cage speaking emphatically.

    8. Pretty Woman (1990)

    Julia Roberts and Richard Gere talking in a car.

    9. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

    Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn talking on a golf course.

    10. Something New (2006)

    Simon Baker and Sanaa Lathan at a coffee shop.

    11. Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

    Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone chatting at a bar.

    12. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

    Angela Bassett and Taye Diggs eating breakfast.

    13. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

    Nia Vardalos serving coffee to Ian Gomez and John Corbett.

    14. Notting Hill (1999)

    Julia Roberts holding a book.

    15. The Wedding Planner (2001)

    Matthew McConaughey holding Jennifer Lopez.