Romance movies for teens

by mandynight | created - 11 Jul 2011 | updated - 14 Jun 2013 | Public

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1. Leap Year (2010)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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33 Metascore

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.

Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow

Votes: 78,646 | Gross: $25.92M

Light and funny.

2. Beastly (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.6
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40 Metascore

A modern-day take on the "Beauty and the Beast" tale where a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love.

Director: Daniel Barnz | Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen, Justin Bradley

Votes: 68,778 | Gross: $27.87M

3. Twilight (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.2
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56 Metascore

A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Sarah Clarke

Votes: 369,321 | Gross: $191.47M

Come on, did you really think this wasn't going to be on the list?

4. Water for Elephants (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a traveling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider

Votes: 100,889 | Gross: $58.71M

Really beautiful. Must watch!

5. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

PG-13 | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

4.9
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58 Metascore

As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Xavier Samuel

Votes: 197,443 | Gross: $300.53M

My favourite out of the 3 movies in the franchise.

6. Remember Me (2010)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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40 Metascore

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.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Caitlyn Rund, Moisés Acevedo

Votes: 122,471 | Gross: $19.07M

Even if you hate Twilight, give this a chance. You might be surprised.

7. P.S. I Love You (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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39 Metascore

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr., Lisa Kudrow

Votes: 181,603 | Gross: $53.70M

Sad, but beautiful.

8. The Bounty Hunter (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.5
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22 Metascore

A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, a reporter working on a murder cover-up. Soon after their reunion, the always-at-odds duo find themselves on a run-for-their-lives adventure.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Gio Perez, Joel Marsh Garland

Votes: 104,827 | Gross: $67.06M

Romance may not be the central plot, but it sure as hell is there.

9. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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95 Metascore

A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart

Votes: 350,679 | Gross: $218.97M

My guilty pleasure.

10. 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: 238,821 | Gross: $57.39M

Really beautiful and packing some amazing music!

11. Romeo + Juliet (1996)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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60 Metascore

Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 182,183 | Gross: $46.35M

Lighter version of the classic. Not better, just different.

12. Pretty Woman (1990)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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51 Metascore

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.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 236,398 | Gross: $178.41M

Don't be intimidated by the release date! It's a classic.

13. The Little Mermaid (1989)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes

Votes: 191,112 | Gross: $111.54M

My second guilty pleasure.

14. Blood and Chocolate (2007)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.5
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33 Metascore

A young teenage werewolf (Bruckner) is torn between honoring her family's secret and her love for a man (Dancy).

Director: Katja von Garnier | Stars: Agnes Bruckner, Hugh Dancy, Olivier Martinez, Katja Riemann

Votes: 16,062 | Gross: $3.53M

15. I Am Number Four (2011)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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36 Metascore

Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story.

Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 207,124 | Gross: $55.10M

Now here's a movie that's not only for girls.

16. No Strings Attached (I) (2011)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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50 Metascore

A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline, Cary Elwes

Votes: 183,818 | Gross: $70.66M

17. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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74 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Votes: 872,527 | Gross: $0.69M

Need I say anything?

18. Dear John (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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43 Metascore

A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins, Henry Thomas

Votes: 117,303 | Gross: $80.01M

The movie was okay, but I didn't particularly like the ending. Maybe you'd feel differently about it.

19. Red Riding Hood (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.4
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29 Metascore

Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Lukas Haas, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke

Votes: 97,147 | Gross: $37.66M

Not exceedingly romantic after the first few bits, but it is, after all, kind of a love triangle.

20. Letters to Juliet (2010)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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50 Metascore

Sophie dreams of becoming a writer and travels to Verona, Italy where she meets the "Secretaries of Juliet".

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave, Marcia DeBonis

Votes: 80,632 | Gross: $53.03M

Very cheesy. Girls would like it better, in my opinion.

21. Just Like Heaven (2005)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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47 Metascore

A lonely landscape architect falls for the spirit of the beautiful woman who used to live in his new apartment.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Donal Logue, Dina Spybey-Waters

Votes: 88,159 | Gross: $48.32M

22. A Walk to Remember (2002)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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35 Metascore

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.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 176,453 | Gross: $41.23M

23. The Last Song (2010)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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33 Metascore

A rebellious girl is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.

Director: Julie Anne Robinson | Stars: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Coleman

Votes: 67,025 | Gross: $62.95M

24. Clueless (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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68 Metascore

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

Votes: 139,222 | Gross: $56.63M

The main character annoyed the hell out of me most of the time, but my friends seemed to enjoy the movie, so...

25. 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: 28,520

Tearjerker alert! Lovely movie.

26. Adventureland (2009)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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76 Metascore

In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kelsey Ford

Votes: 139,917 | Gross: $16.03M

27. Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.5
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37 Metascore

Charlie's brother, Sam, dies in a car crash that Charlie survives. Charlie is given the gift of seeing his dead brother, but when the girl he falls in love with's life is at risk, he must choose between his girlfriend and his brother.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Zac Efron, Kim Basinger, Charlie Tahan, Amanda Crew

Votes: 51,293 | Gross: $31.16M

28. The Proposal (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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48 Metascore

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.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 250,259 | Gross: $163.96M

29. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

Votes: 435,914 | Gross: $81.00M

A classic. If you're into romance and haven't watched it yet, you're living under a rock.

30. 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: 61,496 | Gross: $26.84M

31. Wild Child (2008)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father.

Director: Nick Moore | Stars: Emma Roberts, Aidan Quinn, Natasha Richardson, Lexi Ainsworth

Votes: 40,928 | Gross: $0.02M

32. Daydream Nation (2010)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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57 Metascore

A city girl who moves to a small town and becomes entangled in a love triangle between her high school teacher and a stoner classmate.

Director: Michael Goldbach | Stars: Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Andie MacDowell, Josh Lucas

Votes: 11,337

33. Killers (2010)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.4
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21 Metascore

A vacationing woman meets her ideal man, leading to a swift marriage. Back at home, however, their idyllic life is upset when they discover their neighbors could be assassins who have been contracted to kill the couple.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Tom Selleck, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 77,505 | Gross: $47.06M

34. The Ugly Truth (2009)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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28 Metascore

A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Bree Turner, Eric Winter

Votes: 177,802 | Gross: $88.92M

Hilarious, and starring Gerard Butler. Who needs more than that?

35. Cruel Intentions (1999)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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56 Metascore

Two vicious step-siblings of an elite Manhattan prep school make a wager: to deflower the new headmaster's daughter before the start of term.

Director: Roger Kumble | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair

Votes: 158,742 | Gross: $38.33M

36. The Host (2013)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.9
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35 Metascore

When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger

Votes: 99,580 | Gross: $26.63M