Love Stories, Comedies, and Tragedies

by cherubimjavier4 | created - 12 May 2012 | updated - 04 Sep 2012 | Public

well...the title says it all :)

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1. 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: 137,765 | Gross: $57.23M

forever my favorite. Vienna always gets to me.

2. My Sassy Girl (2008)

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

A sweet Midwestern guy with his life planned out for himself is wooed, groomed, and ultimately dumped by a complicated, elusive gal.

Director: Yann Samuell | Stars: Elisha Cuthbert, Jesse Bradford, Austin Basis, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 18,500

"we have to stay alive--because we have to see how are story would end"

3. The Virgin Suicides (1999)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Kathleen Turner

Votes: 128,514 | Gross: $4.86M

"So much has been said about the girls over the years. But we have never found an answer. It didn’t matter in the end how old they had been, or that they were girls… but only that we had loved them… and that they hadn’t heard us calling… still do not hear us calling them from out of those rooms… where they went to be alone for all time… and where we will never find the pieces to put them back together. " --one of my favorite films. tragic, beautiful, great cast, haunting.

4. Adam (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

Director: Max Mayer | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving

Votes: 31,404 | Gross: $2.28M

"They didn't really belong there, but there they were." --very beautifully written, and I love hugh dancy and rose byrne.

5. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

R | 127 min | Biography, Drama

51 Metascore

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 139,764 | Gross: $28.87M

"i know what it's like to die--how it hurts to smile. how you try to fit in but you can't. you hurt yourself outside to try to kill the thing inside."

6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

89 Metascore

When their relationship turns sour, a young couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Votes: 768,568 | Gross: $34.40M

"Most guys think that I'm a concept, or that I'm gonna complete them...but I'm just a *beep* up girl looking for her own peace of mind." --this.is.beautiful.

7. The Lovely Bones (2009)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

42 Metascore

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 137,868 | Gross: $43.82M

8. Love and Other Disasters (2006)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An American intern at U.K. Vogue helps her friends find love.

Director: Alek Keshishian | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Matthew Rhys, Catherine Tate, Santiago Cabrera

Votes: 12,596

"Maybe true love is a decision--maybe it's something you have to choose."

9. Wicker Park (2004)

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

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: 48,434 | Gross: $12.83M

"love makes you do crazy things." --the ending scene with the scientist playing? perfection.

10. Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

39 Metascore

A doctor who is traveling to see his estranged son sparks with an unhappily married woman at a North Carolina inn.

Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis

Votes: 20,039 | Gross: $41.85M

"there's another kind of love--one that makes you believe that anything is possible." --this one helped me at a very hard time in my life.

11. A Walk to Remember (2002)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

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: 179,626 | Gross: $41.23M

12. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

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: 444,945 | Gross: $81.00M

13. Dear John (I) (2010)

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

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: 120,106 | Gross: $80.01M

"the moon is never bigger than your thumb." --kinda disappointed at the ending, well, i could be very fatalistic so...

14. The Last Song (2010)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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: 68,684 | Gross: $62.95M

15. Gia (1998 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death.

Director: Michael Cristofer | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mercedes Ruehl

Votes: 35,546

"life and death, energy and peace, if I stop today it would be worth it."

16. Love & Other Drugs (2010)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

A young woman suffering from Parkinson's befriends a drug rep working for Pfizer in 1990s Pittsburgh.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Judy Greer, Oliver Platt

Votes: 158,974 | Gross: $32.37M

"i never met someone who believed in me until i met you--and then you made me believe in it too."

17. Thirteen (2003)

R | 100 min | Drama

70 Metascore

A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter, Nikki Reed, Vanessa Hudgens

Votes: 73,509 | Gross: $4.60M

18. Prozac Nation (2001)

R | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A young woman struggles with depression during her first year at Harvard.

Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg | Stars: Christina Ricci, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica Lange, Anne Heche

Votes: 15,737

"i'm broken beyond repair." --book's better, if you ask me.

19. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

45 Metascore

A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 67,754 | Gross: $63.86M

"not all who wander are aimless."

20. Brick (2005)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Emilie de Ravin, Meagan Good

Votes: 91,615 | Gross: $2.06M

emilie de ravin is way too beautiful.

21. The Other Woman (2009)

R | 102 min | Drama

37 Metascore

The story of a woman dealing with her daughter's death while trying to keep her marriage and her relationship with her stepson.

Director: Don Roos | Stars: Natalie Portman, Scott Cohen, Lisa Kudrow, Charlie Tahan

Votes: 16,909 | Gross: $0.02M

beautiful film, sad, heartwrenching.

22. Proof (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

64 Metascore

The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 39,443 | Gross: $7.52M

"if i could find a way to go back to the beginning and try to make it better, i would."

23. Blue Valentine (2010)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman, Faith Wladyka

Votes: 160,447 | Gross: $9.74M

"You made a promise, remember? For better or worse. This is my worst, but I promise you, I'll get better." i cried at the end. i really did.

24. Elvis and Anabelle (2007)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance

Groomed by her overly ambitious mother, Anabelle is on the road to winning the Miss Texas Rose tiara when she dies tragically during a pageant. Her death lands her on the embalming table of... See full summary »

Director: Will Geiger | Stars: Max Minghella, Blake Lively, Joe Mantegna, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 4,446

Elvis and Anabelle saved each other, and that's why I love this.

25. Tuck Everlasting (2002)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

A young woman meets and falls in love with a young man who is part of a family of immortals.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Alexis Bledel, Jonathan Jackson, Sissy Spacek, William Hurt

Votes: 19,352 | Gross: $19.16M

beautiful film. Wendy is one of my heroines.

26. Tangled (2010)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard | Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman

Votes: 338,406 | Gross: $200.82M

27. Eat Pray Love (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis

Votes: 72,306 | Gross: $80.57M

"I began feeling frustrated and judgmental about myself, lonely and angry. But then a fierce response boiled up from somewhere in the deepest caverns of my heart, and I told myself, “I will not judge you for these thoughts."

28. (500) Days of Summer (2009)

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

76 Metascore

An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz

Votes: 420,307 | Gross: $32.39M

Summer: I looked at him and I knew. Tom: knew what? Summer: What I was never sure of with you. --beautiful film, beautiful music. "this is a story about love--but you should know upfront that this is not a love story."

29. 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: 52,166 | Gross: $39.05M

"have you ever gone down a road, far, far down and realized it wasn't what you wanted?" --i love this film, love the book, too. i like the writing style.

30. 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: 143,375 | Gross: $93.95M

"maybe the happy ending is this: after all the blunders, the misread signs, the mixed signals, after all the pain and embarrassment, we never, ever, gave up hope."

31. 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: 102,750 | Gross: $110.49M

"that's what young love is: ideal."

32. New Year's Eve (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Romance

22 Metascore

The lives of several couples and singles in New York City intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 73,117 | Gross: $54.54M

"love gives us hope." --this movie is so good. I was crying alone in the theater when i watched it but it's beautiful, and it gives you hope, yeah, it does. and great music, too.

33. Bee Movie (2007)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

54 Metascore

Barry B. Benson, a bee just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue them.

Directors: Simon J. Smith, Steve Hickner | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton

Votes: 119,459 | Gross: $126.63M

i ship barry and vanessa. hahaha :>

34. New York, I Love You (2008)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

Several love stories set in one of the most loved cities of the world, New York City.

Directors: Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Randall Balsmeyer, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Shekhar Kapur, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Natalie Portman, Brett Ratner | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Natalie Portman, Bradley Cooper, Hayden Christensen

Votes: 41,897 | Gross: $1.59M

36. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

50 Metascore

Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess

Votes: 92,072 | Gross: $26.81M

"he took away my other self: Anne."

37. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier, Emily Blunt

Votes: 318,090 | Gross: $124.74M

"no, no no, you chose. you chose to get ahead. you wanted this life. those choices are necessary." --i LOVE the fashion in this one. plus it's one of those movies i could watch over and over again.

38. The House Bunny (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

55 Metascore

After Playboy bunny Shelley is kicked out of the playboy mansion, she finds a job as the house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward girls.

Director: Fred Wolf | Stars: Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone, Kat Dennings

Votes: 70,339 | Gross: $48.24M

"logic is good--but you have to have some heart into it."

39. 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: 64,961 | Gross: $14.01M

"i'm just a jobless whore. You don't have to understand me, mom, but at least love me."

40. You Again (2010)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

28 Metascore

When a young woman realizes her brother is about to marry the girl who bullied her in high school, she sets out to expose the fiancée's true colors.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Kristen Bell, Odette Annable, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 44,575 | Gross: $25.70M

41. Freaky Friday (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

70 Metascore

An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the other's life for one freaky Friday.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon, Harold Gould

Votes: 108,448 | Gross: $110.23M

i was so in love with Chad Michael Murray here!

42. 50/50 (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 291,499 | Gross: $35.01M

first movie i watched this 2012. beautiful. heartwrenching. witty.

43. Black Swan (2010)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Votes: 612,718 | Gross: $106.95M

44. Country Strong (2010)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Music

45 Metascore

A rising country-music songwriter works with a fallen star to work their way to fame, causing romantic complications along the way.

Director: Shana Feste | Stars: Garrett Hedlund, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester, Tim McGraw

Votes: 15,745 | Gross: $20.22M

"i haven't lived on a star, but i think it would be fun." --tragic, heavy film. i like it, though.

45. What a Girl Wants (2003)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

41 Metascore

An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election.

Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 52,482 | Gross: $35.99M

i used to cry over this so much back then.

46. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

38 Metascore

A college grad lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City to support where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, Joan Cusack

Votes: 68,127 | Gross: $44.28M

lovely film, beautiful soundtrack, plus hugh dancy :>

47. 50 First Dates (2004)

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

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: 290,808 | Gross: $120.91M

"nothing beats the first kiss."

48. After.Life (2009)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

36 Metascore

After a car accident, a young woman who is caught between life and death, meets a funeral director who appears to have the gift of transitioning the dead into the afterlife.

Director: Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo | Stars: Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson, Justin Long, Chandler Canterbury

Votes: 33,315 | Gross: $0.11M

"People aren’t scared of death—they’re scared of life."

49. If Only (2004)

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

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: 28,898

"i don't wanna be adored--i wanna be loved."

50. Just Like Heaven (2005)

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