If you like romantic movies you should definitely watch our picks for the best romance movies of the 2010s.
10. Me Before You (2016)
In the 2016 adaption of Jojo Moyes’ novel, a tender romance develops between a rich man in a wheelchair and his caretaker. Directed by Thea Sharrock and starring Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, and Charles Dance, the film follows the story of Louisa Clark and Will Traynor, two human beings who couldn’t be more different. After Will becomes wheelchair-bound following an accident, he has doubts about whether his life is worth living until Lou steps in, determined to prove to the man that life is still worth it.
Drama, Romance | Director: Thea Sharrock
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9. Blue Valentine (2010)
Blue Valentine tells the story of a married couple, Dean and Cindy, as they fall in love, get married, and discover the hardships that come with love and commitment. Director Derek Cianfrance realistically and beautifully portrays the reality of romance and the sacrifices that it demands. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams stun the audience with their powerful chemistry and amazing performances. Released in 2010, the movie is definitely worth watching, especially if you’re a Ryan Gosling fan.
Drama, Romance | Director: Derek Cianfrance
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8. A Star Is Born (2018)
A Star Is Born is a 2018 romantic musical drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper and stars him alongside Lady Gaga. It is the harsh and emotional story of Jackson Maine who discovers the struggling artist Ally and falls in love with her. She has just given up her dream to make it big as a singer until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career take soff, the personal side of their relationship is under pressure as Jack fights in an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
Drama, Romance, Music | Director: Bradley Cooper
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7. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Released in 2014, this poetic and deeply moving love story about the courage to live and love and the art of mastering fate was directed by Josh Boone and stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat Wolff in leading roles. When 16-year-old cancer patient Hazel participates in a self-help group, she meets the charming Augustus Waters and the two immediately fall in love. Taking on their shared fate in the face of fear, they go on a journey that will decisively change their lives.
Romance, Drama | Director: Josh Boone
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6. The Theory of Everything (2014)
The Theory of Everything is a 2014 biographical romantic drama film directed by James Marsh and stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. It is the exceptional story of one of the most eminent figures that ever lived, the famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Hawking had a drastic diagnosis at 21 years old. Together, they face inconceivable challenges, originating something new in medicine and science, and accomplishing more than they ever imagined.
Drama, Romance | Director: James Marsh
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5. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a 2019 French historical drama film written and directed by Céline Sciamma and stars Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel. At the end of the eighteenth century, Marianne, a young painter is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse without her knowing. Therefore, Marianne must observe her model by day and secretly paint her by firelight at night. Day by day, the two women become closer and Héloïse’s portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.
Drama, Romance | Director: Céline Sciamma
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4. About Time (2013)
About Time is a 2013 romantic comedy-drama film and stars Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. At 21, Tim Lake discovers that he can travel back in time. Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but precarious Mary. As his unusual life progresses, Tim discovers that his unique gift cannot save him from sorrows, ups and downs that are familiar to all families around the world.
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy | Director: Richard Curtis
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3. Before Midnight (2013)
Before Midnight is a 2013 romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater and stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Eighteen years after their first encounter, Jesse and Celine live with twin daughters in Paris and spent a summer in Greece on the invitation of a writer colleague of Jesse’s. But when the vacation is over and Jesse has to send his teenage son off to the USA, he begins to question his life decisions and his relationship with Celine is at risk.
Romance, Drama | Director: Richard Linklater
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2. Flipped (2010)
Directed by Rob Reiner, the 2010 tender coming-of-age comedy with Callan McAuliffe, Madeline Carroll, and Aidan Quinn is based on the novel Flipped by American children’s author Wendelin Van Draanen. When Juli Baker meets Bryce Loski, she immediately falls in love with him. Bryce, however, is annoyed by Juli and does everything to keep her at a distance. Accompanying both from primary school to middle school, we get to see how each develop their own personality and discover what they really mean to each other.
Romance, Drama | Director: Rob Reiner
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1. La La Land (2016)
La La Land is a 2016 romantic comedy-drama musical film written and directed by Damien Chazelle and stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. The film tells the story of the up-and-coming actress Mia and the dedicated jazz musician Sebastian, who struggle to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. Set against the backdrop of today’s Los Angeles this musical about everyday life explores what more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight.
Drama, Comedy, Romance, Musical | Director: Damien Chazelle
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