9. Working Girl (1988)
If the late 80s had a face, it would likely be that of one of the cast members in Working Girl (1988).
Melanie Griffith, Indiana Jones himself Harrison Ford and Alien & Aliens star Sigourney Weaver headlined the cast, with the likes of Alec Baldwin, Oliver Platt and Joan Cusack each lending their own particular talents to the project as supporting characters.
If you’re looking for a cast to provide a snapshot of an era, there are few rom-coms that can rival Working Girl.
Cast: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Cusack, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey, Oliver Platt, David Duchovny
10. Love Actually (2003)
Taking the nod for our 10th spot only just ahead of Bridget Jones’ Diary is Richard Curtis’ 2003 uber-British hit Love Actually, a film that simply oozed the idealisation of Britain in such a way that almost every middle class British actor or actress was booked to play a part.
Hugh Grant and TV star Martine McCutcheon headlined the film, but the supporting cast featured Oscar/BAFTA/Golden-Globe-nominated talent the whole way through, including Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rowan Atkinson, Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton and Andrew Lincoln.
In his late 90s and early 2000s films, Curtis attempted to present an idealised version of the UK to the world, and in casting such well established names alongside would-be mega-successes, he most certainly achieved his goal, making Love Actually one of the most busy rom-com ensembles ever.
Cast: Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Alan Rickman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martine McCutcheon, Laura Linney, Rowan Atkinson, Martin Freeman, Rodrigo Santoro, January Jones, Kris Marshall, Joanna Page, Elisha Cuthbert, Billy Bob Thornton, Claudia Schiffer, Denise Richards
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Honourable Mentions: Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Never Been Kissed, Definitely Maybe, The Proposal, The 40 Year Old Virgin, There’s Something About Mary, As Good As It Gets, Reality Bites.