Top 100 Most Romantic Movies of 2000 – 2013 (Part B)

By on October 7, 2013






Thanks to our emotional disposition, we females are more inclined to digging romantic flicks than our male counterparts. And it’s something that should definitely not be used against us! On the contrary, it adds more tenderness, sensitivity and empathy to our natural loving nature.

 In addition to the last post’s treats (don’t miss our Part A!), here is the next 25 in the top 100 most romantic movies from 2000-2013 to help you celebrate your mushy female side! Some are laughter-inducing, some tear-jerking but all are wonderfully exciting!

 74. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

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Chiyo is a pretty, young orphan who is forced by circumstances to become a Geisha, a fancy term for a Japanese entertainer. She meets a much elder, respectable gentleman who treats her kindly and vows to herself to meet him again. After struggling with strict rivalry and the demands of her occupation, Chiyo, who is now known as Sayuri, meets him again… but her heart just as much as her body, does not belong to her hands.

Cast:  Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Suzuka Ohgo

Romantic Mood: Bittersweet and awe-inspiring!

IMdb Rating: 7.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  35%

Trailer:

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73. Walk the Line (2005)

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Before Johnny Cash—yes, THE Johnny Cash—became the country music lord that he is now known, he was poor farm boy with a bitter childhood. Johnny’s beginning is told here: serving in the army, teaching himself to play the guitar and marrying his teenage sweetheart. But as he is catapulted into stardom, he succumbs into drugs and alcohol. He meets June Carter whom he becomes completely enamored with. She rejects him several times. But the two eventually become famous, adorned lovers of Hollywood. How? Well… let their music and this film tell you!

Cast:  Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick

Romantic Mood: Inspiring!

IMdb Rating: 7.8/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  82%

Trailer:

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72. Tristan and Isolde (2006)

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Lord Marke of Cornwall reigns as the king of Britain in the Dark Ages. He raises Tristan, an orphan of his loyal supporters. The latter grows to be a strong, handsome warrior and the two regard each other as father and son. After what seems a fatal battle, Tristan is carried ashore to Ireland where he is nursed by Princess Isolde. After sensual trysts by the sea, they fall in love with each other, unaware of the other’s status. After Tristan recovers and sails back to Britain, he volunteers to fight for Lord Marke and win the Irish king’s daughter for him. It is too late when he finds out it was Isolde, the woman he loves

Cast:  James Franco, Sofia Myles, Rufus Sewell

Romantic Mood: Bittersweet! Anticipate some pinches in the heart.

IMdb Rating: 6.8/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  32%

Trailer:

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71. What Women Want (2000) 

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After shocking himself with an electric blower in the tub, Nick finds himself able to hear the thoughts of women—damn right—even the thoughts of his female poodle. He uses this to advance his career but he also develops newfound friendship with (and understanding) of his female colleagues. He gets attracted to Darcy McGuire whose hiring blocks Nick’s anticipated promotion. Is hearing the mind the same with understanding the heart?

Cast:  Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda

Romantic Mood: Incredibly funny!

IMdb Rating: 6.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  54%

Trailer:

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 70. Casanova (2005)

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Casanova is a popular and successful philanderer whose womanizing is remembered all throughout history. But there’s a story behind all his heresy and debauchery: the guy actually fell in love. But of all women, it is Francesca Bruni, the most brilliant woman of 18th century Venice, who captures his heart. Ahead of her time, she illegally pens feminist books and criticizes everything Casanova represents.

Cast:   Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt

Romantic Mood: Who says period movies can’t be funny and sweet? They’re wrong!

IMdb Rating: 6.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  44%

Trailer:

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 69. No Strings Attached (2011)

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It is obvious Adam has a crush on Emma since they were adolescents. The girl though wants nothing more than friendship. When they meet again as adults, Adam, now a production assistant, and Emma, a hospital resident, he is more than happy to agree in a no-strings-attached relationship with her. Being a sensitive guy, he falls and the relationship ends at his confession… but does it really?

Cast:  Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline, Cary Elwes

Romantic Mood: Will make you smile all throughout!

IMdb Rating: 6.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  49%

Trailer:

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68. Mamma Mia (2008)

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Sophie is a beautiful soon-to-be-bride from the Greek island of Kalokairi. Her wedding though would not be perfect without her father to give her away. However, upon reading her mother’s diary, she finds out she has three possible fathers and invites all of them to her wedding. Her mother, Donna, is confronted with a rekindled romance and Sophie with the reconsideration of a young marriage.

 Cast:  Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Collin Firth

Romantic Mood: Fuuuunnn!*singing tone*

IMdb Rating: 6.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  54%

Trailer:

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67. Just Like Heaven (2005)

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Elizabeth has placed her career ahead as a doctor more than anything else, including love. But at the night she gives herself a chance for a blind date, her car crashes. The next thing she knew she can pass through walls and appear and disappear at will, only visible to the new tenant in her apartment, David. The two of them bond together over time, eventually falling in love. But David is alive and Elizabeth is… not quite.

Cast:  Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Donal Logue, Dina Waters

Romantic Mood: Funny, engaging and heartwarming!

IMdb Rating: 6.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  56%

Trailer:

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66. Pearl Harbor (2001)

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Set in a US plagued by the effects of World War II, the story recounts the friendship of Rafe and Danny. Rafe is shot down at war and is presumed dead by his loved ones including his girlfriend Evelyn. Danny and she comfort each other. They grow special feelings and begin a relationship of their own… until Rafe returns.

Cast:   Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett

Romantic Mood: Heart-wrenching, tear-jerking

IMdb Rating: 5.8/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  25%

Trailer:

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65. Chocolat (2000)

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Vianne arrives in a tiny, simple French town with her daughter Anouk. As she wears slightly provocative clothes and refuses to attend church, she poses a challenge to the town’s strict conservative traditions. Despite this, her chocolatier draws in more and more customers, bringing positive changes to their lives. She falls into a mutual attraction with Roux, a gypsy but they are not about to be left without challenge in their sweet, ever-after.

Cast:   Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss

Romantic Mood: Sweet and smooth as milk chocolate!

IMdb Rating: 7.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  63%

Trailer:

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64. Dear John (2012)

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Over a span of two weeks, Savannah and John fall in love after meeting at the seaside. She’s kind-hearted and very much concerned with his father who has autism. The relationship seems sincere and unbreakable so there is nothing to fear as Savannah moves back to her state and John enlists in the army. They correspond through letters… but ultimately Savannah reveals her plans to wed another man. Everything changes with one Dear John.

Cast:  Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins, Henry Thomas

Romantic Mood: Giddiness and some sniffling, dearies!

IMdb Rating: 6.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  28%

Trailer:

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63. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

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Inspired by Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, this movie follows the story of Connor Mead, a certified womanizer. He’s probably dated a thousand women… all of whom revisit him as he attends his brother’s wedding. Connor explores his past, present and future, but it’s really all about Jenny Perotti, his childhood sweetheart and the only woman he ever loved. Connor’s womanizing ways and “rejection” of Jenny speaks of his fear of heartbreak. Will he finally set things right before it’s too late for both of them?

 Cast:  Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Emma Stone, Michael Douglas

Romantic Mood: Smiles and laughter ahead!

IMdb Rating: 5.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  26%

Trailer:

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62. Elizabethtown (2005)

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After causing his shoe company to lose millions and his girlfriend to break up with him, Drew is bent on committing suicide. At the last minute, he receives a phone call about his father’s death. He travels to Elizabethtown where his family waits, meeting a cheerful, lovely attendant named Claire on the flight. As Drew struggles to fit in and grasp his recent life experiences, he and Claire converse on the phone intimately. The two ignite a close friendship and yeah, mutual attraction.

Cast:  Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon

Romantic Mood: Half-part smiles and half-part tears! *sniff, sniff*

IMdb Rating: 6.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  28%

Trailer:

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61. Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)   

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Determined to turn her life around (she is a thirty-something singleton with clumsiness and weight issues), Bridget Jones starts a new diary and a list of resolutions. As she finds “inner poise,” she begins a relationship with her boss, Daniel, a handsome fellow with a flawed moral character. Bridget also meets Mark, a family friends’ barrister son. He seems arrogant and snobbish but there’s more to him which Bridget will soon discover. This is a modern retelling of a Jane Austen classic! Can you tell which one?

Cast:  Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

Romantic Mood: ROFL!

IMdb Rating: 6.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  81%

Trailer:

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60. Serendipity (2001)

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Jonathan and Sara, strangers until that fateful day, both try to buy a pair of gloves during the Christmas shopping season. The attraction is undeniable! Though both are in relationships with other people, they eat ice cream and skate together. As they say goodbye, Sara writes her contact information at a book and Jonathan writes his in a $5 dollar bill, entrusting their meeting again to fate.

Cast:  John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven

Romantic Mood: Happy! Makes you believe that love will always find a way!

IMdb Rating: 6.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  58%

Trailer:

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59. Enchanted (2007)

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Giselle is a peasant girl from Andalasia who hopes to find her one true love. She did in the form of Prince Edward. However, Queen Narissa, Edward’s mother will have to give up her throne if her son marries. In a desperate attempt to secure her position, she tricks Giselle into entering the human world. Helplessly sweet and innocent, she is confused with the chaos of New York and is taken into the care of divorce lawyer Robert and his daughter Morgan. They grow fond of each other. However, Prince Edward enters the human world to rescue Giselle, luring Queen Narissa to come as well.

Cast:  Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Idina Menzel

Romantic Mood: Will make you smile all throughout!

IMdb Rating: 7.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  93%

Trailer:

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58. Friends with Benefits (2011)

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Jamie Rellis, an executive recruiter, convinces Dylan Harper to work for GQ magazine in New York. The two develop a platonic friendship… at the beginning. Innocently agreeing that sex would not complicate their camaraderie, they agreed to a guilt-free-sex-only relationship. Guess what? Yes, they start to develop feelings for each other but they constantly deny it!

 Cast:   Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman

Romantic Mood: Entertaining and heart-warming!

IMdb Rating: 6.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  70%

Trailer:

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57. Lars and the Real Girl

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Lars would want to avoid any human contact if he could but he has his family and the whole community to keep up with. He surprises everyone by forming a romantic relationship with a life-like doll he calls ‘Bianca.’ The town accepts Bianca, even “integrating” her in their social activities for Lars’ sake. Margo, his co-worker, has a crush on him ever since but there seems to be no more hope with socially inept Lars. Or is there?

Cast:   Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider

Romantic Mood: Lots and lots of laughter and hearts!

IMdb Rating: 7.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  81%

Trailer:

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56. Love Actually (2003)

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Where do we begin? Ten engaging love stories are told in this movie: from a married man almost cheating on his wife for a beautiful secretary, the British prime minister falling for his housekeeping head to the best man secretly adoring the bride. The interconnected tales of romance and heartbreak tells us how we all struggle with the trials of love—yes, all of us!

Cast:   Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Rowan Atkinson, Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson

Romantic Mood: Lots and lots of laughter and hearts!

IMdb Rating: 7.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  63%

Trailer:

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55. Something’s Gonna Give (2003)           

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Harry Sanborn, a wealthy New Yorker, has been dating women under the age of 30 for over 40 years. Quite an impressive record for a 60-something, right? He and his young girlfriend Marin plans to stay together in her mother’s beach house, only to find that she too is there. Between one heart attack and another, Harry and Marin’s mother, Ericka, find themselves attracted to each other despite of their obvious differences. Never too late or too old for love, eh?

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Amanda Peet

Romantic Mood: Giggles and laughs for sure!

IMdb Rating: 7.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  63%

Trailer:

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54. Must Love Dogs

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Jake and Sarah, two divorced people, are set up into a date. Sarah’s friend sets her profile in the matchmaking site and demands that her dates “must love dogs.” Jake arrives with a borrowed dog and although the date was awkward, both seem intrigued with the other. They meet several times again but there are other people who would make them hurt and upset and discouraged.

Cast: Diane Lane, John Cusack, Elizabeth Perkins, Christopher Plummer

Romantic Mood: Sweet, funny, what-the-heck, sweet and funny!

IMdb Rating: 5.8/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  31%

Trailer:

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53. If Only (2004)

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Sam, a musician, lives together with her boyfriend Ian, a businessman. Her efforts of concern seem to be taken for granted and they fight over dinner about their relationship. She walks out in tears, takes a cab and dies in an accident. Ian is left devastated and regrets his past actions… then he wakes up to find Sam by his side again with the opportunity to set things right and most of all, save her. Will he?

Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paul Nicholls, Tom Wilkinson

Romantic Mood: Tears, smiles and ‘what-if’s’!

IMdb Rating: 7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  No Score Yet

Trailer:

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52. Sweet November (2001)

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There’s something exhilarating and attractive with Sara. Nelson thought so. The two spend time together and over the course of just a month, fall deeply (and tragically) in love. Every day is filled with happiness and love and laughter. Nelson, who is so profoundly love struck, decides to marry her only to find out that she has terminal cancer. Sarah decides to push him away in order to protect him from hurting.

 

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Jason Isaacs, Greg Germann

Romantic Mood: Are you a masochist? Good. Watch this.

IMdb Rating: 6.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  16%

Trailer:

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51. What Happens in Vegas (2008)

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Emotionally-distressed Joy and Jack flies to Vegas to forget their troubles. They end up sharing the same room, partying hard together and waking up as a married couple. A mutual decision of divorce is made—until Jack wins $3,000,000 at a slot machine from a quarter Joy gave him. The court enforces them to cohabit for at least six months and the riot begins. Each tries to make life hard for the other with all sorts of silly tricks and traps. Then something happens!

 

Cast:  Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry, Lake Bell

Romantic Mood: Hilarious!

IMdb Rating: 6/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  27%

Trailer:

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50. Life As We Know It (2010)

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After a disastrous date set up by their friends, Holly and Messer hate each other. They become godparents of Sophie, their best friends’ infant child. In a surprising twist of fate, Sophie’s parents die in a car crash and she is left to the custody of both Holly and Messer. The two archenemies team up to raise a toddler—changing diapers, bathing and feeding— quarreling and falling in love in between.

Cast:  Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas, Alexis Clagett

Romantic Mood: Cute, cute, cute movie!

IMdb Rating: 6.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  28%

Trailer:

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Nothing is as exciting and exhilarating as falling and staying in love, eh? In a way we get to experience the thrill from watching good flicks, especially if they’re among the top 100 romantic movies of 2000 – 2013. We sure do hope you enjoyed this list! Be sure to check  parts C and D!





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