My 75 Best Romance & Romantic Comedy Movies

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1.
The Notebook (2004)
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A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences. (123 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
2.
Legends of the Fall (1994)
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Epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, love and betrayal. (133 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
3.
Ghost (1990)
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After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic. (127 mins.)
Director: Jerry Zucker
 
4.
City of Angels (1998)
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Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels. (114 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
 
5.
The Bodyguard (1992)
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A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to a pop singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President's. (129 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
6.
Great Expectations (1998)
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Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love. (111 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
7.
Top Gun (1986)
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As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom. (110 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
8.
Untamed Heart (1993)
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A waitress hardly notices a shy busboy who secretly loves her; until one night she's attacked and he comes to her rescue. From there a relationship sparks but one secret could mean disaster for these fated lovers. (102 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
 
9.
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
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In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene. (104 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
 
10.
Sweet November (2001)
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The story centers around a man and a woman, whose fates are intertwined and will change forever. Nelson is an avid advertiser living in San Francisco... (119 mins.)
Director: Pat O'Connor
 
11.
Serendipity (2001)
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A couple reunite years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
 
12.
Wicker Park (2004)
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A young Chicago advertising executive believes a woman he sees in a café is his long-lost love. His belief leads to obsession, as he puts his life on hold in order to trail her. (114 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
 
13.
9½ Weeks (1986)
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A woman gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated. (117 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
14.
Wild Orchid (1989)
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A woman lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters. (105 mins.)
Director: Zalman King
 
15.
Kites (2010)
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A wounded man searches for his sweetheart in the Mexican desert while on the run from the police, bounty hunters, and others. (123 mins.)
Director: Anurag Basu
 
16.
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
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In November 1958, the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana... (86 mins.)
Director: Guy Ferland
 
17.
P.S. I Love You (2007)
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A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life. (126 mins.)
 
18.
A Walk to Remember (2002)
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The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service. (101 mins.)
Director: Adam Shankman
 
19.
Endless Love (1981)
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A high school student's love for a 15-year-old girl is thwarted by parental disapproval, circumstance and accident. (116 mins.)
 
20.
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
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An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior. (126 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
 
21.
The Story of Us (1999)
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Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage. (95 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
22.
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
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A married soldier returning from WW2 poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor. (102 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
23.
Atonement (2007)
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Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. (123 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
24.
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
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Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a café beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom. (118 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
25.
If Only (2004)
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It takes a tragedy to teach the young businessman Ian to put love ahead of work and open up to his musician girlfriend Samantha. (92 mins.)
Director: Gil Junger
 
26.
Cocktail (1988)
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A talented New York City bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love. (104 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
27.
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
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A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner. (105 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
 
28.
Before Sunrise (1995)
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A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. (105 mins.)
 
29.
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
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A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient. (103 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
 
30.
Flashdance (1983)
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A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school. (95 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
31.
Pretty Woman (1990)
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A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love. (119 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
32.
French Kiss (1995)
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A woman flies to France to confront her straying fiancé, but gets into trouble when the charming crook seated next to her uses her for smuggling. (111 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
33.
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
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When a woman's long-time friend reveals he's engaged, she realizes she loves him herself and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding. (105 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
 
34.
Love Actually (2003)
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Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. (135 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
 
35.
Notting Hill (1999)
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The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world. (124 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
 
36.
Shall We Dance (2004)
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A romantic comedy where a bored, overworked Estate Lawyer, upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, signs up for ballroom dancing lessons. (106 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
 
37.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
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When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him. (139 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
38.
Only You (1994)
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Destiny. Faith (Marisa Tomei) believes that two soul-mates can be united if they find each other. From the Ouija board... (115 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
39.
Music and Lyrics (2007)
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A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words. (96 mins.)
Director: Marc Lawrence
 
40.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
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An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. (95 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
 
41.
The Holiday (2006)
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Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love. (138 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
 
42.
The Proposal (2009)
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A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada. (108 mins.)
Director: Anne Fletcher
 
43.
The Ugly Truth (2009)
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A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests... (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Luketic
 
44.
What Happens in Vegas (2008)
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A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money. (99 mins.)
Director: Tom Vaughan
 
45.
Leap Year (2010)
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Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy on Leap Day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it. (100 mins.)
Director: Anand Tucker
 
46.
The Wedding Date (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Single-girl anxiety causes Kat Ellis (Messing) to hire a male escort (Mulroney) to pose as her boyfriend at her sister's wedding. Her plan, an attempt to dupe her ex-fiancé, who dumped her a couple years prior, proves to be her undoing. (90 mins.)
Director: Clare Kilner
 
47.
About Last Night... (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends. (113 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
48.
No Reservations (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece. (104 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
 
49.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made. (116 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
 
50.
You've Got Mail (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet. (119 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
 
51.
Addicted to Love (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Maggie's and Sam's former partners are in love; she wants revenge and he wants his lost love back, so they work together to break up the happy couple. (100 mins.)
Director: Griffin Dunne
 
52.
50 First Dates (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Segal
 
53.
Bride & Prejudice (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice gets a Bollywood treatment. (122 mins.)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
 
54.
Kate & Leopold (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Kate and her actor brother live in N.Y. in the 21st Century. Her ex-boyfriend, Stuart, lives above her apartment... (118 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
55.
White Palace (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high-flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife... (103 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
 
56.
One Fine Day (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie... (108 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
 
57.
Paradise (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus... (100 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gillard
 
58.
Blind Date (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Walter Davis is a workaholic. His attention is all to his work and very little to his personal life or appearance... (95 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
59.
Save the Last Dance (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past. (112 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
 
60.
Step Up (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Tyler Gage receives the opportunity of a lifetime after vandalizing a performing arts school, gaining him the chance to earn a scholarship and dance with an up and coming dancer, Nora. (104 mins.)
Director: Anne Fletcher
 
61.
Like Crazy (2011)
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A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa. (86 mins.)
Director: Drake Doremus
 
62.
The Vow (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Sucsy
 
63.
Perfect Sense (2011)
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A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions. (92 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
 
64.
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
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A young woman suffering from Parkinson's befriends a drug rep working for Pfizer in 1990s Pittsburgh. (112 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
65.
Going the Distance (2010)
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A romantic comedy centered on a guy and a gal who try to keep their love alive as they shuttle back and forth between New York and San Francisco to see one another. (102 mins.)
 
66.
Life as We Know It (2010)
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Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident. (114 mins.)
Director: Greg Berlanti
 
67.
Remember Me (2010)
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A romantic drama centered on two new lovers: Tyler, whose parents have split in the wake of his brother's suicide, and Ally, who lives each day to the fullest since witnessing her mother's murder. (113 mins.)
Director: Allen Coulter
 
68.
Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
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In this sequel to The Blue Lagoon, two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become suntanned teenagers in love. (102 mins.)
 
69.
Blue Valentine (2010)
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The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods. (112 mins.)
 
70.
Letters to Juliet (2010)
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Sophie dreams of becoming a writer and travels to Verona, Italy where she meets the "Secretaries of Juliet". (105 mins.)
Director: Gary Winick
 
71.
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
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Four years after graduation, an awkward high school genius uses his sister's boyfriend's Labor Day party as the perfect opportunity to make his move on his high school crush. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
 
72.
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
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A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars. (118 mins.)