My Forty Favorite Feel Good Flicks

A short list of movies with a romantic element that leave you feeling good at the end. This list is far from definitive, not in any particular order, just off the top of my head, and regrettably missing quite a few titles.
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1.
How Do You Know (2010)
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After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau. (121 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
2.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
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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
 
3.
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
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A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter. (112 mins.)
Director: Adam Brooks
 
4.
Just Friends (2005)
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While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with -- a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer. (96 mins.)
Director: Roger Kumble
 
5.
The Bounty Hunter (2010)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
 
6.
The Ugly Truth (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests... (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Luketic
 
7.
Just Go with It (2011)
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On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend. (117 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
 
8.
50 First Dates (2004)
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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
 
9.
Management (2008)
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A traveling art saleswoman tries to shake off a flaky motel manager who falls for her and won't leave her alone. (94 mins.)
Director: Stephen Belber
 
10.
Along Came Polly (2004)
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A buttoned up newlywed finds his too organized life falling into chaos when he falls in love with an old classmate. (90 mins.)
Director: John Hamburg
 
11.
The Proposal (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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
 
12.
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary. (97 mins.)
Director: Sharon Maguire
 
13.
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
 
14.
I.Q. (1994)
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A mechanic romances the mathematician niece of physicist Albert Einstein, with help from Einstein and his friends. (100 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
15.
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
 
16.
Bewitched (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Thinking he can overshadow an unknown actress in the part, an egocentric actor unknowingly gets a witch cast in an upcoming television remake of the classic sitcom Bewitched. (102 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
 
17.
Knight and Day (2010)
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A young woman gets mixed up with a disgraced spy who is trying to clear his name. (109 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
18.
Killers (2010)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Luketic
 
19.
RED (2010)
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When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants. (111 mins.)
 
20.
The Wedding Planner (2001)
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Mary Fiore is San Francisco's most successful supplier of romance and glamor. She knows all the tricks. She knows all the rules. But then she breaks the most important rule of all: she falls in love with the groom. (103 mins.)
Director: Adam Shankman
 
21.
The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A struggling dentist's life is turned upside down when a famous gangster moves in next door, and his wife convinces him to inform a notorious mob boss about the gangster's whereabouts. (98 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
 
22.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other. (120 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
 
23.
Wedding Crashers (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary. (119 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
 
24.
Fever Pitch (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox. (104 mins.)
 
25.
Music and Lyrics (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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
 
26.
Two Weeks Notice (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A lawyer decides that she's used too much like a nanny by her boss, so she walks out on him. (101 mins.)
Director: Marc Lawrence
 
27.
She's Out of My League (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An average Joe meets the perfect woman, but his lack of confidence and the influence of his friends and family begin to pick away at the relationship. (104 mins.)
Director: Jim Field Smith
“ The geek gets the girl! ” - Salty Cracker
 
28.
Love Actually (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
29.
Fool's Gold (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple's sense of adventure -- and their estranged romance. (112 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
 
30.
America's Sweethearts (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A movie publicist deals with the messy public split of his movie's co-stars while keeping reporters at bay while a reclusive director holds the film's print hostage. (102 mins.)
Director: Joe Roth
 
31.
Serendipity (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
 
32.
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time. (107 mins.)
Director: George Armitage
 
33.
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A beautiful gold digger matches wits with a shrewd Beverly Hills divorce lawyer who is increasingly attracted to her. (100 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
34.
Morning Glory (2010)
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An upstart television producer accepts the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program with warring co-hosts. (107 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
 
35.
Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
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A young woman who's reinvented herself as a New York socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband, after seven years of separation. (108 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
 
36.
She's the Man (2006)
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When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for one of his soccer teammates, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles. (105 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman
 
37.
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient. (103 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
 
38.
As Good as It Gets (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery. (139 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ "Sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here." ” - Salty Cracker
 
39.
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
 
40.
The In-Laws (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Right before his daughter's wedding, a mild-mannered foot doctor discovers that his future son-in-law's father is a free-wheeling international spy. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Fleming