Romantic comedies try to combine story aspects that both men and women will enjoy, so when you and your sweetheart are looking for something to watch, why not check out one of the best romantic comedies of 2009. These comedies range from the farcical to the deeply emotional, and while not every person will like every movie, these represent the best romantic comedies that 2009 has to offer.

  1. "I Love You, Man." This movie, while more of a bromance than a romance, contains plenty of humor and heart. The story follows a real estate agent as he searches for a new best friend. When he finds one, the new friendship puts a strain on the relationship with his fiancé.

  2. "The Proposal." While the story of a forced relationship that turns into a real relationship is tried and true, "The Proposal" manages to pack a ton of laughs and emotion into this story. Both the writing and the acting make this one of the best romantic comedies of 2009.

  3. "(500) Days of Summer." This offbeat tale take a non-sequential look at a failed relationship between the main character and his girlfriend, Summer.

  4. "He's Just Not That Into You." This star-packed ensemble cast makes this story about nine different people and their relationship issues stand out. While some of the relationship issues in the film are a little tired, there is enough talent in the cast to make this one of the best romantic comedies of 2009.

  5. "The Ugly Truth." Two television personalities with clashing personalities see themselves forced together, and learn to love each other. The slick writing and lovable characters make this one of the best romantic comedies of 2009.

  6. "It's Complicated." This film follows two people, who divorced ten years ago, as their lives start to intertwine again and they start to realize why they fell in love in the first place, and then why they divorced.

  7. "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past." This movie takes the plot from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," and centers it around a womanizing man on the eve of his brother's wedding. While we all know where the story is heading, the writing is fresh enough that the movie is still enjoyable.

  8. "New In Town." A big-city woman gets forced to adapt to small-town life, and invariably falls in love. This movie isn't breaking in a fresh plot, but the folksy humor still makes it one of the best romantic comedies of 2009.

  9. "Confessions of a Shopaholic." This movie, about a woman who's shopping addiction leads he into all kinds of comedic trouble, is based on a series of books by Sophie Kinsella.

  10. "My Life in Ruins." Greek tour guide is just getting by, unappreciated and alone, until one of her customers opens up her eyes and teaches her how to have fun and love life.

-Shawn Drew