20 Movies Like It Happened One Night

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Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby
Bringing Up Baby
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 91/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 2 wins
Writer: Dudley Nichols, Hagar Wilde
Actors: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Bringing Up Baby” is a classic screwball comedy about a mild-mannered paleontologist who gets caught up in a whirlwind of chaos and misadventures when he meets a free-spirited heiress and her pet leopard.”

His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday
His Girl Friday
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 2 wins
Writer: Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur
Actors: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“His Girl Friday” is a classic screwball comedy about a newspaper editor who tries to win back his ex-wife and star reporter by manipulating a big story and preventing her remarriage. The film is filled with rapid-fire dialogue, witty banter, and hilarious situations as the characters navigate love, journalism, and the pursuit of a scoop.

The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story
The Philadelphia Story
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: 96/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 5 wins & 5 nominations total
Writer: Donald Ogden Stewart, Philip Barry, Waldo Salt
Actors: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“The Philadelphia Story” is a classic romantic comedy that follows the story of a wealthy socialite, Tracy Lord, as she navigates love and marriage on the eve of her wedding. When her ex-husband and a tabloid reporter enter the picture, Tracy’s relationships and self-discovery are put to the test.

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday
Roman Holiday
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 11 wins & 18 nominations total
Writer: Dalton Trumbo, Ian McLellan Hunter, John Dighton
Actors: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert
Language: English, Italian, German
Country: United States, Italy
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“Roman Holiday” is a romantic comedy film about a princess who escapes her duties for a day and falls in love with an American journalist while exploring the city of Rome. It explores themes of love, duty, and the desire for freedom.

The Lady Eve

The Lady Eve
The Lady Eve
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Metacritic: 96/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 wins & 1 nomination total
Writer: Monckton Hoffe, Preston Sturges
Actors: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Lady Eve” is a classic screwball comedy about a con artist who sets out to seduce and swindle a wealthy but socially awkward heir, only to find herself falling in love with him, leading to a series of hilarious misunderstandings and romantic entanglements.

Ninotchka

Ninotchka
Ninotchka
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 3 wins & 6 nominations total
Writer: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Walter Reisch
Actors: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire
Language: English, Russian, French
Country: United States
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“Ninotchka” is a classic romantic comedy film about a stern and disciplined Soviet envoy, Ninotchka, who falls in love with a charming Parisian man while on a mission to retrieve jewels. The film explores the clash between Soviet ideology and the allure of love and capitalism.

The Awful Truth

The Awful Truth
The Awful Truth
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 3 wins & 5 nominations total
Writer: Viña Delmar, Arthur Richman, Sidney Buchman
Actors: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy
Language: English, French, Italian
Country: United States
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“The Awful Truth” is a 1937 screwball comedy film about a married couple, Lucy and Jerry, who suspect each other of infidelity and engage in a series of humorous and escalating pranks to try to ruin each other’s new relationships before realizing their love for one another.”

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey
My Man Godfrey
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 6 Oscars. 2 wins & 6 nominations total
Writer: Morrie Ryskind, Eric Hatch, Zoe Akins
Actors: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady
Language: English, Russian
Country: United States
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The movie “My Man Godfrey” is about a wealthy family who hires a homeless man as their butler, leading to humorous and heartwarming situations that challenge social norms and reveal the true nature of class and love.

The Palm Beach Story

The Palm Beach Story
The Palm Beach Story
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
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Runtime: 88 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: 1 win
Writer: Preston Sturges, Ernst Laemmle
Actors: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor
Language: English
Country: USA
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“The Palm Beach Story” is a 1942 screwball comedy film directed by Preston Sturges. It follows a married couple who decide to separate in order to pursue their individual dreams, leading to a series of hilarious misadventures involving eccentric millionaires and mistaken identities.

Sullivan’s Travels

Sullivan's Travels
Sullivan's Travels
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: 2 wins
Writer: Preston Sturges
Actors: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Sullivan’s Travels” is a 1941 film that follows a successful Hollywood director who disguises himself as a hobo to experience the hardships of poverty and gain inspiration for his next film. Along the way, he learns valuable lessons about the importance of laughter and the power of entertainment in difficult times.

The More the Merrier

The More the Merrier
The More the Merrier
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 2 wins & 5 nominations total
Writer: Robert Russell, Frank Ross, Richard Flournoy
Actors: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The More the Merrier” is a 1943 romantic comedy set during World War II. It follows a young woman who rents out half of her apartment to two men, leading to a comedic love triangle and unexpected relationships.

The Thin Man

The Thin Man
The Thin Man
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 3 wins & 4 nominations total
Writer: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Dashiell Hammett
Actors: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Thin Man” is a classic mystery-comedy film about a retired detective and his socialite wife who are drawn into a murder case while on vacation, using their wits and humor to solve the crime.

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 5 wins & 7 nominations total
Writer: Robert Riskin, Clarence Budington Kelland
Actors: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” is a 1936 comedy-drama film about a small-town man who inherits a fortune and must navigate the complexities of city life while facing exploitation and romantic complications.”

Ball of Fire

Ball of Fire
Ball of Fire
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 1 win & 4 nominations total
Writer: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Thomas Monroe
Actors: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oscar Homolka
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Ball of Fire” is a 1941 screwball comedy film about a group of professors working on an encyclopedia who encounter a nightclub singer hiding from the mob, leading to comedic chaos and unexpected romance.

Midnight

Midnight
Midnight
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: Oh-Seung Kwon
Actors: Wi Ha-joon, Park Hoon, Jin Ki-joo
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
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“Midnight” is a psychological thriller about a young woman who becomes trapped in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over again, as she tries to uncover the truth behind her own mysterious death and prevent it from happening again.

Libeled Lady

Libeled Lady
Libeled Lady
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 1 nomination total
Writer: Maurine Dallas Watkins, Howard Emmett Rogers, George Oppenheimer
Actors: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Libeled Lady” is a classic screwball comedy about a newspaper editor who hires a reporter to seduce a wealthy socialite in order to discredit her, but complications arise when the reporter falls in love with her. The film follows a series of hilarious misunderstandings and chaotic situations as the characters navigate their way through a tangled web of lies and romantic entanglements.

Topper

Topper
Topper
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 2 nominations total
Writer: Jack Jevne, Eric Hatch, Eddie Moran
Actors: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young
Language: English
Country: United States
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The movie “Topper” is about a fun-loving couple who die in a car accident and return as ghosts to help a stuffy banker loosen up and enjoy life. Through their mischievous antics, they teach him the importance of living in the present and embracing adventure.

The Shop Around the Corner

The Shop Around the Corner
The Shop Around the Corner
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Metacritic: 96/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 2 wins
Writer: Samson Raphaelson, Miklós László, Ben Hecht
Actors: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Shop Around the Corner” is a romantic comedy that follows the story of two co-workers who can’t stand each other, unaware that they are each other’s anonymous pen pals and falling in love through their letters. As they navigate their tumultuous relationship in person, they discover the true identity of their pen pals, leading to a heartwarming and unexpected resolution.

The Great McGinty

The Great McGinty
The Great McGinty
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
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Runtime: 82 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 1 win total
Writer: Preston Sturges
Actors: Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, Akim Tamiroff
Language: English, Russian
Country: United States
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“The Great McGinty” is a 1940 political satire film that follows the rise and fall of Dan McGinty, a down-and-out hobo who becomes a corrupt politician through a series of fortunate events, only to face the consequences of his actions.”

The Devil and Miss Jones

The Devil and Miss Jones
The Devil and Miss Jones
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 2 nominations total
Writer: Norman Krasna
Actors: Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Devil and Miss Jones” is a 1941 romantic comedy film about a wealthy businessman who disguises himself as a store employee to spy on his workers, but ends up falling in love with a woman who is fighting for workers’ rights. The film explores themes of class struggle, love, and the power of empathy.

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