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Once sidelined, rom-coms rise again this summer

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Here we go again with romantic comedies. Alexa Davies (from left), Jessica Keenan Wynn and Lily James star in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, in theaters July 20.

Summer is always full of action and superhero pics, but this year a once dormant yet utterly adored genre is coming back in a big way: the romantic comedy. After a 2017 without any from a major studio, this summer is proving to be a re-birth for this lost Hollywood staple with five notable releases, including Crazy Rich Asians and a Mamma Mia! sequel.

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Michelle Yeoh (from left), Henry Golding and Constance Wu star in the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, in theaters Aug. 17.... + Enlarge

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