Crazy Rich Asians: Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s novel scored a major representation coup and resurrected.
Something’s Gotta Give: Come for writer-director Nancy Meyers’ drool-worthy interiors; stay for Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton’s.
The Wedding Singer: Adam Sandler’s ’80s-music wedding singer and Drew Barrymore’s reception-hall waitress are engaged.
The Proposal: You can’t spell rom-com without Sandra Bullock, who found early success in the genre (Love Potion No. 9, While You Were Sleeping).
Days of Summer: He (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a guy who writes greeting cards; she (Zooey Deschanel, in a dry run for her future adorkable phase).
Crazy, Stupid, Love: Consummate playboy Jacob (Ryan Gosling) meets his match in the form of shy but whip-smart Hannah.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Jason Segel puts his everyman appeal to work as sad-sack Peter Bretter.
Reality Bites: This Ben Stiller-directed time capsule puts two of the Nineties’ most appealing stars in a slacker-tinged cat-and-mouse game.
Roxanne: As writer and star, Steve Martin takes on the legend of Cyrano de Bergerac, playing C.D. Bales.
The Best Man: Taye Diggs is Harper, a Chicago writer who hits the jackpot when Oprah picks his debut novel for her book club.