"Best friends fall in love" movies

by cyberlina | created - 18 Sep 2011 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

"Best friends fall in love" is a key plot element and the movie centres on the romance. (So e.g. action or other genre movies with a small subplot on this subject are not included here) See also my Favourite Romantic Comedies list:http://www.imdb.com/list/ls003523534/

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1. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 179,717 | Gross: $92.82M

2. A Lot Like Love (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

Unaquainted Emily and Oliver join the mile high club together on the way from LAX to NYC - end of story except they meet on and off the next 7 years. Are they meant for each other?

Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet, Taryn Manning, Aimee Garcia

Votes: 65,142 | Gross: $21.84M

3. Definitely, Maybe (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.

Director: Adam Brooks | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin, An Nguyen

Votes: 147,603 | Gross: $31.97M

4. You've Got Mail (1998)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey

Votes: 179,610 | Gross: $115.82M

5. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

56 Metascore

Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson, Gerry Bednob

Votes: 166,911 | Gross: $31.46M

6. He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

This Baltimore-set movie of interconnecting story arcs deals with the challenges of reading or misreading human behavior.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Morgan Lily

Votes: 151,155 | Gross: $93.95M

7. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

When Keith goes out with Amanda, the girl of his dreams, Amanda's ex-boyfriend plans to get back at Keith. Meanwhile, Keith's best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson, Craig Sheffer

Votes: 25,177 | Gross: $18.55M

8. Best Friends (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon... See full summary »

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn, Jessica Tandy, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 2,325 | Gross: $36.82M

9. Friends with Benefits (2011)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

63 Metascore

A young man and woman decide to take their friendship to the next level without becoming a couple, but soon discover that adding sex only leads to complications.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman

Votes: 320,808 | Gross: $55.80M

10. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

A small-town girl wins a date with a male celebrity through a contest. When the date goes better than expected, a love triangle forms between the girl, the male celebrity, and the girl's best friend.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Kate Bosworth, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace, Nathan Lane

Votes: 25,496 | Gross: $17.07M

11. Emma (1996)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

While matchmaking for friends and neighbours, a young 19th Century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo, Greta Scacchi, Alan Cumming

Votes: 33,307 | Gross: $22.20M

12. Clueless (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 159,927 | Gross: $56.63M

13. Just Go with It (2011)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Romance

33 Metascore

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.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, Nicole Kidman

Votes: 204,918 | Gross: $103.03M

14. Just Friends (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

47 Metascore

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.

Director: Roger Kumble | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein

Votes: 98,742 | Gross: $32.62M

15. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

57 Metascore

A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis

Votes: 152,472 | Gross: $57.23M

16. Valentine's Day (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

34 Metascore

Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba

Votes: 108,029 | Gross: $110.49M

17. Reality Bites (1994)

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

67 Metascore

A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Gen X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn

Votes: 42,804 | Gross: $20.98M

18. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Votes: 649,033 | Gross: $403.71M

19. No Strings Attached (I) (2011)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 199,998 | Gross: $70.66M

20. Catch and Release (II) (2006)

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

43 Metascore

A woman struggles to accept the death of her fiancé and the secrets he kept from her as she rebuilds her life.

Director: Susannah Grant | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Timothy Olyphant, Kevin Smith, Sam Jaeger

Votes: 22,450 | Gross: $15.27M

21. Drive Me Crazy (1999)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

42 Metascore

Nicole and Chase used to be BFFs, then junior high happened. The high school centennial dance is coming but Nicole gets dumped. So does Chase. They stage a relationship to get at their exes. They visit each other's worlds. Love in the air?

Director: John Schultz | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Adrian Grenier, Stephen Collins, Mark Metcalf

Votes: 17,185 | Gross: $17.85M

22. Secret Admirer (1985)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

An anonymous love letter left in Michael's locker on the last day of school wreaks havoc on his life and the lives of everyone who come in contact with it.

Director: David Greenwalt | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston, Dee Wallace

Votes: 5,945 | Gross: $8.62M

23. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

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

34 Metascore

While attending his brother's wedding, a serial womanizer is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Emma Stone, Michael Douglas

Votes: 78,632 | Gross: $55.25M

24. If Lucy Fell (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

Two NYC roomies have a pact to jump off Brooklyn Bridge, if they haven't found life partners before she's 30. That's less than a month away.

Director: Eric Schaeffer | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Eric Schaeffer, Ben Stiller, Elle Macpherson

Votes: 3,667 | Gross: $4.64M

25. Made of Honor (2008)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

37 Metascore

A guy in love with an engaged woman tries to win her over after she asks him to be her maid of honor.

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd, Kadeem Hardison

Votes: 63,853 | Gross: $46.01M

26. The Ugly Truth (2009)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

28 Metascore

An uptight television producer takes control of a morning show segment on modern relationships hosted by a misogynistic man.

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

Votes: 192,291 | Gross: $88.92M

27. Sky High (2005)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

62 Metascore

Set in an era where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young William Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.

Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Michael Angarano, Danielle Panabaker

Votes: 73,114 | Gross: $63.95M

28. Brown Sugar (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa | Stars: Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Yasiin Bey, Nicole Ari Parker

Votes: 8,048 | Gross: $27.36M

29. One Small Hitch (2013)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

Josh's girlfriend wants to get married. Molly's boyfriend is married. Josh and Molly fly together to the wedding in Chicago, pretending to be engaged to make their parents happy. Comedy follows. Romance?

Director: John Burgess | Stars: Shane McRae, Aubrey Dollar, Daniel J. Travanti, Janet Ulrich Brooks

Votes: 4,266 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Friends with Kids (2011)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

Two best friends decide to have a child together while keeping their relationship platonic, so they can avoid the toll kids can take on romantic relationships.

Director: Jennifer Westfeldt | Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd

Votes: 39,536 | Gross: $7.25M

31. LOL (2012)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

As a new year at school begins, Lola's heart is broken by her boyfriend, though soon she's surprised by her best friend, promising musician Kyle, who reveals his feelings for her.

Director: Lisa Azuelos | Stars: Miley Cyrus, Douglas Booth, Ashley Greene, Demi Moore

Votes: 51,866 | Gross: $0.05M

32. Trojan War (1997)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy

Brad is about to hook up with the girl of his dreams, but runs into a problem, no condom. So Brad sets out into the night to find one, running into many obstacles along the way, while not knowing his best friend, Leah is in love with him.

Director: George Huang | Stars: Will Friedle, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Marley Shelton, Danny Masterson

Votes: 5,367 | Gross: $0.00M

33. Boys and Girls (2000)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

29 Metascore

A friendship is put to the ultimate test when two best friends wind up in bed together.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Claire Forlani, Brendon Ryan Barrett, Gay Thomas Wilson

Votes: 15,281 | Gross: $20.63M

34. Holiday High School Reunion (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

When a woman learns of her high school reunion a week before Christmas, she's ecstatic to finally have her chance to win back the one "that got away".

Director: Marita Grabiak | Stars: Rachel Boston, Jonathan Bennett, Jon Prescott, Marilu Henner

Votes: 1,109

35. Love & Basketball (2000)

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

70 Metascore

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard

Votes: 16,906 | Gross: $27.44M

36. One Day (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Emma are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Tom Mison

Votes: 129,581 | Gross: $13.84M

37. Something Borrowed (2011)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

36 Metascore

Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiancé.

Director: Luke Greenfield | Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, John Krasinski

Votes: 54,844 | Gross: $39.05M

38. Griffin & Phoenix (2006)

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

GRIFFIN AND PHOENIX is a poignantly funny love story about two people who face a seemingly insurmountable obstacle that may stand between them and a last chance at love.

Director: Ed Stone | Stars: Amanda Peet, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Paulson, Blair Brown

Votes: 7,022

39. Starter for 10 (2006)

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

69 Metascore

Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: James McAvoy, Alice Eve, Rebecca Hall, Joseph Friend

Votes: 20,800 | Gross: $0.21M

40. The Sure Thing (1985)

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

76 Metascore

A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally...

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards, Boyd Gaines

Votes: 17,951 | Gross: $18.14M

41. What's Your Number? (2011)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

35 Metascore

A woman looks back at the past nineteen men she's had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor, Blythe Danner

Votes: 68,663 | Gross: $14.01M

42. Lovewrecked (2005)

PG-13 | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

On a Caribbean cruise, Jenny is marooned on a beach with her rock and roll idol. Deliriously in love with the idea of time alone with him, she manages to hide the fact that they're a stone's throw away from their resort.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Bennett, Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Votes: 13,514 | Gross: $0.48M

43. What If (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

59 Metascore

Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life.

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Adam Driver

Votes: 65,420 | Gross: $3.45M

44. Song of Songs (2002)

Not Rated | 91 min | Romance, Comedy

Song of Songs is the story of Jolene, an up and coming musician, who is ready to toss out everything she's worked her whole life for to win the heart of the man of her dreams, her roommate ... See full summary »

Director: Tobin J.W. Smith | Stars: KiKi Teague, Kevin Otto, Aaron Norvell, Heather Simpson

Votes: 17

45. Cavemen (2013)

R | 88 min | Comedy

19 Metascore

"Cavemen" is a comedic film with a slight edge of drama revolving around the lives of somewhat single, somewhat unemployed guys living in a warehouse converted to living quarters in the '... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Faber | Stars: Skylar Astin, Camilla Belle, Chad Michael Murray, Dayo Okeniyi

Votes: 4,204

46. Carolina (I) (2003)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young woman escapes her wildly eccentric family in search for a life of normalcy.

Director: Marleen Gorris | Stars: Julia Stiles, Shirley MacLaine, Alessandro Nivola, Randy Quaid

Votes: 3,852

47. Love, Rosie (2014)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

44 Metascore

Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another...or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies.

Director: Christian Ditter | Stars: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Christian Cooke, Jaime Winstone

Votes: 107,883 | Gross: $0.01M

48. Waiting for Forever (2010)

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

26 Metascore

A Hollywood-set romantic tale of a guy who is content to live his life without a job yet with the love of his life, a young actress.

Director: James Keach | Stars: Rachel Bilson, Tom Sturridge, Richard Jenkins, Blythe Danner

Votes: 19,280 | Gross: $0.03M

49. Whatever It Takes (2000)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5