Top Romantic Drama Movie Ever Watched

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1. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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87 Metascore

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 189,678 | Gross: $100.32M

2. Meet Joe Black (1998)

PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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43 Metascore

Death, who takes the form of a young man, asks a media mogul to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth, and in the process, he falls in love with his guide's daughter.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber

Votes: 183,178 | Gross: $44.62M

3. Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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66 Metascore

The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott, Patrick Godfrey

Votes: 61,754 | Gross: $65.71M

4. City of Angels (1998)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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54 Metascore

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.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz

Votes: 101,423 | Gross: $78.69M

5. Xing yuan (1999)

96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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A man returns from a recent death to find his love, only to have her not recognise him and reject him.

Director: Jingle Ma | Stars: Richie Jen, Cecilia Cheung, William Wing Hong So, Yat Ning Chan

Votes: 798

Starring Richie Ren and Cecilia Cheung

6. The Bachelor (1999)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy

5.0
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31 Metascore

A committment-phobic man goes in search of a bride including his fed up girlfriend, to inherit his grandfather's $100 million inheritance.

Director: Gary Sinyor | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Renée Zellweger, Artie Lange, Edward Asner

Votes: 15,428 | Gross: $21.73M

7. Runaway Bride (1999)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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39 Metascore

A reporter is assigned to write a story about a woman who has left a string of fiances at the altar.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 81,222 | Gross: $152.26M

8. Ha yat dik mo mo cha (2000)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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A Hong Kong woman gets fired and heads to a Malaysian island to sell her half of a beach to a resort developer. Her cousin's sold his half to a local man who doesn't want to sell. It starts with hate between them but slowly it changes.

Director: Jingle Ma | Stars: Richie Jen, Sammi Cheng, Ah-Niu, Michael Wong

Votes: 372

9. Serendipity (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

A couple search for each other years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Bridget Moynahan

Votes: 93,239 | Gross: $50.29M

10. Kate & Leopold (2001)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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44 Metascore

An English Duke from 1876 is inadvertedly dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Breckin Meyer

Votes: 70,039 | Gross: $47.12M

11. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.6
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66 Metascore

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 239,889 | Gross: $57.39M

12. Qing mi da hua wang (2001)

Comedy, Romance

5.6
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Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Leon Lai, Cecilia Cheung, Man-Tat Ng, King-Tan Yuen

Votes: 133

13. Wicker Park (2004)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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40 Metascore

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.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Diane Kruger, Matthew Lillard, Rose Byrne

Votes: 47,931 | Gross: $12.83M

14. If Only (2004)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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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.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paul Nicholls, Tom Wilkinson, Diana Hardcastle

Votes: 28,620

15. Lung fung dau (2004)

99 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.2
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Romance blossoms again for a divorced jewel-thief couple as they try to rekindle the love they once had for each.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Jenny Hu, Carl Ng

Votes: 766

Starring Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng

16. Ladder 49 (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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47 Metascore

A firefighter, injured and trapped in a burning building, has flashbacks of his life as he drifts in and out of consciousness. Meanwhile, fellow firefighters led by the Chief attempt to rescue him.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Robert Patrick

Votes: 50,751 | Gross: $74.54M

17. 50 First Dates (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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48 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin

Votes: 287,353 | Gross: $120.91M

18. Tsoi suet yuk chi ngo oi nei (2005)

102 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Andy Lau takes two roles in the movie and the two of him is in love with Charlie Yeung and Charlene Choi respectively. Andy Lau plays one of the role as Doctor Gao Yuen. Doctor Gao is a ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Daniel Yu, Kung-Lok Lee | Stars: Andy Lau, Charlie Yeung, Charlene Choi, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

Votes: 350

Starring Andy Lau, Charlie Yeung and Charlene Choi

19. Elizabethtown (2005)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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45 Metascore

During a hometown memorial for his Kentucky-born father, a young man begins an unexpected romance with a too-good-to-be-true stewardess.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 61,668 | Gross: $26.84M

20. The Lake House (2006)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.8
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52 Metascore

A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.

Director: Alejandro Agresti | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Plummer, Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Votes: 122,738 | Gross: $52.33M

21. 27 Dresses (2008)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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47 Metascore

After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man she's secretly in love with.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman, Brian Kerwin

Votes: 135,475 | Gross: $76.81M

22. Fireproof (2008)

PG | 122 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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28 Metascore

In an attempt to save his marriage, a firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as "The Love Dare".

Director: Alex Kendrick | Stars: Kirk Cameron, Erin Bethea, Ken Bevel, Stephen Dervan

Votes: 18,501 | Gross: $33.46M

23. 17 Again (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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48 Metascore

Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon

Votes: 157,263 | Gross: $64.17M

24. My Name Is Khan (2010)

PG-13 | 165 min | Drama

8.0
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50 Metascore

An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Sheetal Menon, Katie A. Keane

Votes: 82,882 | Gross: $4.02M