Most Voted Romance Feature Films Released 2002-01-01 to 2002-12-31


1. 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: 181,641 | Gross: $41.23M

2. About a Boy (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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75 Metascore

A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy.

Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Sharon Small

Votes: 155,345 | Gross: $41.39M

3. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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78 Metascore

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Andrews

Votes: 125,928 | Gross: $17.84M

4. Mr. Deeds (2002)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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24 Metascore

A sweet-natured, small-town guy inherits a controlling stake in a media conglomerate and begins to do business his way.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, John Turturro, Allen Covert

Votes: 122,604 | Gross: $126.29M

5. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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61 Metascore

A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend", escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain

Votes: 115,903 | Gross: $54.23M

6. The Hours (2002)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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80 Metascore

The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 112,980 | Gross: $41.68M

7. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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62 Metascore

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Christina Eleusiniotis

Votes: 110,912 | Gross: $241.44M

8. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

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

6.7
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66 Metascore

The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

Votes: 97,030 | Gross: $32.54M

9. Van Wilder (2002)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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26 Metascore

The most popular kid on campus meets a beautiful journalist who makes him realize that maybe he's afraid to graduate.

Director: Walt Becker | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Tim Matheson, Kal Penn

Votes: 95,858 | Gross: $21.01M

10. Two Weeks Notice (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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42 Metascore

A lawyer decides that she's used too much like a nanny by her boss, so she walks out on him.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt, Dana Ivey

Votes: 94,870 | Gross: $93.35M

11. Talk to Her (2002)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.0
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86 Metascore

Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Rosario Flores, Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling

Votes: 94,503 | Gross: $9.28M

12. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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45 Metascore

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.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Lucas, Candice Bergen

Votes: 92,356 | Gross: $127.22M

13. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

R | 113 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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67 Metascore

An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, George Clooney, Julia Roberts

Votes: 77,045 | Gross: $16.00M

14. Maid in Manhattan (2002)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.1
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45 Metascore

A Senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite, when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 75,771 | Gross: $94.01M

15. Secretary (2002)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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63 Metascore

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 74,919 | Gross: $4.06M

16. Solaris (2002)

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

6.2
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65 Metascore

A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Tukur, Viola Davis

Votes: 73,114 | Gross: $14.97M

17. Frida (2002)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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61 Metascore

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Mía Maestro

Votes: 71,363 | Gross: $25.89M

18. 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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53 Metascore

After a brutal break-up, a young man vows to stay celibate during the forty days of Lent, but finds the girl of his dreams and is unable to do anything about it.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Shannyn Sossamon, Paulo Costanzo, Adam Trese

Votes: 65,778 | Gross: $37.95M

19. The Sweetest Thing (2002)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

5.1
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32 Metascore

A girl finds she is forced to educate herself on the etiquette of wooing the opposite sex when she finally meets Mr. Right.

Director: Roger Kumble | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Thomas Jane, Christina Applegate, Lillian Adams

Votes: 50,332 | Gross: $24.72M

20. The Rules of Attraction (2002)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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50 Metascore

The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.

Director: Roger Avary | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Ian Somerhalder, Shannyn Sossamon, Jessica Biel

Votes: 46,798 | Gross: $6.53M

21. The Good Girl (2002)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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71 Metascore

A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Deborah Rush, Mike White

Votes: 40,600 | Gross: $14.02M

22. Neko no ongaeshi (2002)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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After helping a cat, a 17-year-old girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life.

Director: Hiroyuki Morita | Stars: Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda, Takayuki Yamada

Votes: 37,065

23. L'auberge espagnole (2002)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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65 Metascore

A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Romain Duris, Judith Godrèche, Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou

Votes: 36,892 | Gross: $3.90M

24. Crossroads (I) (2002)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

3.4
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27 Metascore

Three childhood best friends, and a guy they just met, take a road trip across the country, finding themselves and their friendship in the process.

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Britney Spears, Anson Mount, Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning

Votes: 36,017 | Gross: $37.19M

25. Dragonfly (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.1
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25 Metascore

A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patients' near death experiences.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Kevin Costner, Susanna Thompson, Joe Morton, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 34,078 | Gross: $30.06M

26. Devdas (I) (2002)

185 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.6
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After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff

Votes: 32,485 | Gross: $3.50M

27. Drumline (2002)

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

5.7
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63 Metascore

A band director recruits a Harlem street drummer to play at a Southern university.

Director: Charles Stone III | Stars: Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana, Orlando Jones, Leonard Roberts

Votes: 30,980 | Gross: $56.40M

28. The Four Feathers (2002)

PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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49 Metascore

A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Mohamed Bouich

Votes: 30,269 | Gross: $18.31M

29. Blue Crush (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.7
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61 Metascore

As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis, Sanoe Lake

Votes: 27,910 | Gross: $40.39M

30. 8 femmes (2002)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.1
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64 Metascore

One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman!

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart, Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve

Votes: 26,156 | Gross: $3.08M

31. The Quiet American (2002)

R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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84 Metascore

An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Thi Hai Yen Do, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 25,473 | Gross: $12.99M

32. Hollywood Ending (2002)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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46 Metascore

A director is forced to work with his ex-wife, who left him for the boss of the studio bankrolling his new film. But the night before the first day of shooting, he develops a case of psychosomatic blindness.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Téa Leoni, Bob Dorian, Ivan Martin

Votes: 23,861 | Gross: $4.84M

33. Heaven (I) (2002)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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68 Metascore

A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone, Stefania Rocca

Votes: 21,789 | Gross: $0.77M

34. Life or Something Like It (2002)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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31 Metascore

A reporter interviews a psychic, who tells her that she's going to die and her life is meaningless.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Edward Burns, Tony Shalhoub, Christian Kane

Votes: 21,357 | Gross: $14.45M

35. The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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60 Metascore

In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 20,516 | Gross: $8.38M

36. The Man Without a Past (2002)

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

7.7
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84 Metascore

The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Annikki Tähti, Juhani Niemelä

Votes: 19,724 | Gross: $0.92M

37. Tuck Everlasting (2002)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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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: 19,550 | Gross: $19.16M

38. À la folie... pas du tout (2002)

PG-13 | 92 min | Romance, Thriller

7.2
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63 Metascore

A young woman who is in love with a married doctor becomes dangerous when her attempts to persuade him to leave his wife are unsuccessful. However, when things are seen from his point of view, the real situation becomes clear.

Director: Laetitia Colombani | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Samuel Le Bihan, Isabelle Carré, Sophie Guillemin

Votes: 17,408 | Gross: $1.01M

39. Killing Me Softly (2002)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.5
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A woman faces deadly consequences for abandoning her loving relationship with her boyfriend to pursue exciting sexual scenarios with a mysterious celebrity mountaineer.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Heather Graham, Joseph Fiennes, Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Thomsen

Votes: 15,763

40. Serving Sara (2002)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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18 Metascore

A process server tries to serve an elusive female target.

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Matthew Perry, Elizabeth Hurley, Bruce Campbell, Vincent Pastore

Votes: 15,525 | Gross: $16.93M

41. Dolls (2002)

114 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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71 Metascore

Three stories of never-ending love.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Miho Kanno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tatsuya Mihashi, Kyoko Fukada

Votes: 14,536 | Gross: $0.00M

42. The Guru (2002)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.4
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47 Metascore

A young man leaves India to find fame and fortune in America where he unexpectedly becomes a sex guru.

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer | Stars: Jimi Mistry, Heather Graham, Marisa Tomei, Michael McKean

Votes: 14,170 | Gross: $3.03M

43. Swept Away (2002)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

3.6
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18 Metascore

A snooty socialite is stranded on a Mediterranean island with a communist sailor.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Madonna, Adriano Giannini, Bruce Greenwood, Elizabeth Banks

Votes: 14,130 | Gross: $0.01M

44. Slackers (2002)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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12 Metascore

When geeky Ethan discovers three fellow students scamming the examination system, he blackmails them to win over the college's most popular girl.

Director: Dewey Nicks | Stars: Devon Sawa, Robert B. Martin Jr., Jason Segel, Michael C. Maronna

Votes: 13,042 | Gross: $4.81M

45. Moonlight Mile (2002)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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59 Metascore

As he copes with the death of his fiancee, a young man befriends her parents and must figure out what he wants out of life.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon, Alexia Landeau

Votes: 12,719 | Gross: $6.84M

46. Possession (2002)

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

6.4
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52 Metascore

A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 12,171 | Gross: $10.10M

47. El crimen del Padre Amaro (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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60 Metascore

Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town.

Director: Carlos Carrera | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Ana Claudia Talancón, Sancho Gracia, Angélica Aragón

Votes: 11,882 | Gross: $5.71M

48. Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

PG | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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71 Metascore

A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-heartedly grasping uncle.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 10,503 | Gross: $1.59M

49. The Good Thief (2002)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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68 Metascore

An aging gambler on a losing streak attempts to rob a casino in Monte Carlo. But someone's already tipped off the cops before he even makes a move.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Nick Nolte, Ralph Fiennes, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Ouassini Embarek

Votes: 9,462 | Gross: $3.52M

50. Full Frontal (2002)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

4.7
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45 Metascore

A day in the life of a group of men and women in Hollywood, in the hours leading up to a friend's birthday party.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Roberts, David Hyde Pierce, David Duchovny, Nicky Katt

Votes: 9,076 | Gross: $2.51M



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