Top 100 Most Romantic Movies of 2000-2013 (Part C)

By on October 15, 2013

Get the girls and the popcorn ready! The next part of Hollywood’s Top 100 Most Romantic Movies of  2000-2013 is here! There’s nothing like the “feels” trip a good, sincere movie about that very-special-thing-that-makes-the-world-go-round brings!

Last time, in case you’ve missed, we already rolled out the roster of the first 50 movies such as No Strings Attached, Twilight, Sweet November, 500 Days of Summer and a whole lot more in Part A B and D.

Tighten those heartstrings a bit, ladies. They’re bound to be tugged real hard!

 49. P.S. I Love You (2007)


Everything is going great (well, few arguments every now and then) for married couple Gerry and Holly. Then Gerry dies suddenly. Deeply distraught, our widow withdraws internally, sulking in solitude. Out of the blue, she receives a letter on her 30th birthday from none other than… Gerry. But calm down, this is not a horror story! It turns out Gerry has left her letters and messages which she receives at unexpected seasons, urging her to rediscover herself, to embrace life anew and even to fall in love again.

 Cast:  Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr., Lisa Kudrow

Romantic Mood: Just get the tissues ready. Just.

IMdb Rating: 6.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  24%



48. Time Traveller’s Wife (2009)


Henry DeTamble suffers from a very curious genetic disease—time travelling. And though that sounds cool ala Dr. Who, he cannot control when and where he travels. However, this does not prevent him from forming a relationship with a beautiful woman named Claire. At their first meeting, she was overjoyed to see him, claiming she had known him most of her life. They develop a deep, passionate romance… deeply burdened by his strange condition.

Cast:  Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston, Michelle Nolden

Romantic Mood: Still got some tissues?

IMdb Rating: 7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  24%

Trailer: [youtube=]


47. Music and Lyrics (2007)


In an attempt to revive his career, ex-pop star Alex has one more chance to stardom. He has to write a song for rising singing idol Cora Corman. At a loss for words and time, he finds an unexpected collaboration with the woman who waters his plants, Sophie, who apparently has a great flair for words. As they work together, they inevitably get to know each other… and well… the sparks of attraction is everywhere! But misunderstandings along the way might cause some serious disharmony…

Cast:   Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Scott Porter

Romantic Mood: Light, funny and feel-good!

IMdb Rating: 6.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  67%

Trailer: [youtube=]


 46. The Painted Veil (2006)


Based on a 1925 novel, vivacious and sophisticated, Kitty dazzles the soft-spoken bacteriologist Walter Fane. They are married and move to Shanghai where Walter is stationed to study infectious diseases. Their harsh differences soon arise: she is more interested in partying and socializing, he seems too serious and bookish. Kitty commits adultery with another man but was soon discovered by her husband. He forces her to accompany him to a remote Chinese area where gradually, they rediscover each other in new perspectives. In the death-stricken village, a deeper and genuine mutual love comes alive.

Cast:   Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Catherine An

Romantic Mood: Just get the tissues ready. Just.

IMdb Rating: 7.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  74%

Trailer: [youtube=]


45. Becoming Jane (2007)

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English novelist Jane Austen is responsible for several romantic books that inspire unforgettable characters (Yay for Mr. Darcy & Mr. Knightley!) and modern adaptations. She was never married, much to the intrigue of historians. The movie focuses on Jane’s alleged affair with Irish lawyer Thomas Lefroy. Though both start on the wrong feet and quarrel at their first few meetings, both Jane and Tom find themselves attracted to each other. He is a feisty, mischievous young man and she is an ambitious, intelligent woman. Their union is impossible however because Jane is from a poor family and Tom’s uncle is disgraced. They plan on eloping but she discovers that this will incapacitate him from providing for his large family, enabling her sacrifice her very heart.

Cast:   Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell

Romantic Mood: Sweet and sad. More emphasis on the sad part.

IMdb Rating: 6.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  57%



44. Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)


Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza begin to correspond through letters after falling in love at first sight. As her father discovers their young love, Fermina is sent away to her grandmother and niece. When she returns, she marries Dr. Juvenal Urbino, her father’s choice. This crushes Florentino immensely that at first, he promises to be a virgin forever and eventually, to make love to about 600 women. He finds sex a pain-reliever for his heartache. When Dr. Urbino dies after 50 years, Florentino takes his chance on Fermina again despite their advanced age.

Cast:   Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Gina Bernard Forbes

Romantic Mood: Very touching!

IMdb Rating: 6.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  26%

Trailer: [youtube=]


43. Definitely, Maybe (2008)


Will Hayes is coaxed by his daughter, Maya, to tell his love story with her mother (don’t worry, this won’t take eight seasons). At this time, Will is in the midst of a divorce but whatever, he proceeds to narrate his love affairs with three women, changing their names to create a “mystery love story.” In the end, Maya correctly guesses which of them is her mother and which of them is the one Will truly loves.

Cast:   Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Kevin Kline

Romantic Mood: Funny and heart-warming!

IMdb Rating: 7.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  70%

Trailer: [youtube=]


 42. Feast of Love (2007)


Do you ever think finding and keeping true love is especially difficult for you? This movie tells you otherwise. In this three interconnected stories, we witness how everyone struggles with romantic relationships. Meet Bradley for example, whose wife leaves him for another woman; Oscar, who is fated to die and thus marries Chloe in a host gun wedding; and Diana who maintains an affair with a married man who can’t bring himself to divorce his wife.

Cast: Morgan Freeman, Radha Mitchell, Alexa Davalos, Greg Kinnear

Romantic Mood: A little bit of everything: hurt, fun, sweetness and hope.

IMdb Rating: 6.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  39%

Trailer: [youtube=]


41. The Holiday (2006)


Iris and Amanda are both heartbroken and disillusioned. In an attempt to recover from their heart troubles, they swap places: Iris from a Surrey cottage in England to Amanda’s suite in New York and vice versa. Because they’re lovely, fantastic girls in their own ways and fate is incredibly such a tease, they meet two men with whom they’ll be romantically attached… and challenged with.

Cast: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black

Romantic Mood: Feel-good!

IMdb Rating: 6.8/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 47&

Trailer: [youtube=]


40. Shall We Dance (2004)


John Clark is a lawyer who has a lovely wife and a great family. However, he finds his existence dull and feels that something is missing. After glimpsing a beautiful face of a woman by a window, he impulsively jumps down the train and registers for a dance class, hoping to meet her. He falls in love… with dancing. The rest is a story of rekindled dreams and romance and hope.

Cast: Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon

Romantic Mood: Laughs and happy tears!

IMdb Rating: 5.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 46%

Trailer: [youtube=]


39. Original Sin (2001)


Set in a 19th century Hispanic Cuba, Luis Durand finally meets his pen pal Julia Russell, an American woman. They marry within hours despite the fact that she is nothing like the pictures she sent. Luis is completely enchanted with her beauty and sensuality until one day, she disappears with his money. He follows her trail to seek revenge but finds himself in her arms instead, succumbing to her dangerous, dark life.

Cast: Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Jane

Romantic Mood: Thrilling and suspenseful!

IMdb Rating:  5.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 12%

Trailer: [youtube=]


38. Possession


It is widely believed among literary scholars that Victorian poets, Henry Randolph Ash, a conservative, and Christabelle LaMotte, a radical lesbian, are enemies. However, two contemporary scholars unearth their writings and discover that they may be secretly lovers while they themselves are caught in a complex web of competition and attraction.

Cast:  Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam

Romantic Mood: Sweet, sweet like poetry!

IMdb Rating: 6.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 65%

Trailer: [youtube=]


37. When in Rome (2010)


Beth flies to Rome to attend her younger sister’s impulsive wedding. She is drawn to Nick and he seems to be drawn to her too. Then she sees him kissing another girl. Drunk, jealous and embittered with her single life, she wades inside the ‘Fountain of Love’ which people believe could grant true love if you throw in a coin. She takes some coins, believing the magic will “rub off on her.” She returns to the US and finds an egocentric model, a street illusionist, a hopelessly romantic painter and a successful sausage businessman falling head over heels for her. Then there’s Nick. But what if she has gotten his coin too?

Cast:  Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Anjelica Huston

Romantic Mood: Hilarious!

IMdb Rating: 5.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 16%

Trailer: [youtube=]


36. Autumn in New York (2000)


Will is a successful 48-year-old restaurateur. One day, he gets interested with a young, beautiful woman named Charlotte who celebrates her birthday in his restaurant. They strike up a friendship and he is bewitched with her lively, free-spirited personality. As the attraction level rise up, they become a couple. But Charlotte is terminally sick and Will has his own past to deal with.

Cast: Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, Anthony LaPaglia, Elaine Stritch

Romantic Mood: Of course it’s sad… but it’s also uplifting!

IMdb Rating: 5.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 20%

Trailer: [youtube=]


35. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)



What do you do when your TV superstar, hot girlfriend of many years suddenly breaks up with you while you’re naked? As for composer Peter, he goes on a rampage of one-night stands to fill up the void his girlfriend Sarah Marshall left. In a desperate attempt to patch up his heart, he goes to Hawaii for a restorative trip. And sure, he does find the very person he is desperately trying to forget there with her new flame. Peter strikes up a friendship with the beautiful receptionist Rachel. But as they get closer, Sarah’s new relationship crumbles and she begs Peter for another chance.

Cast: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Mila Kunis

Romantic Mood: So many tears… from laughter!

IMdb Rating: 7.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 84%

Trailer: [youtube=]


34. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)



Fotoula is living with the immense pressure of marrying a Greek guy and making Greek babies. She’s stuck in running their family restaurant, which is of course all Greek. Gradually she rebels against the Greek conservativeness and intense patriotism of her father, Gus. To top it all, she begins dating Ian Miller, a handsome schoolteacher who is… nowhere near to being Greek.

Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Christina Eleusiniotis

Romantic Mood: What’s the Greek word for hilarious?

IMdb Rating: 6.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 76%

Trailer: [youtube=]


33. Keith (2004)


Natalie has her life figured out: she’s going to continue her academic success and go to Duke University with a tennis scholarship. Everything changes as she is partnered with Keith in Chemistry. He is carefree and rebellious. They go out as “friends” despite Natalie’s being in a relationship. Their friendship grows stronger but Keith suddenly disappears from school and Natalie finds out his deep, tragic secret.

Cast: Elisabeth Harnois, Jesse McCartney, Margo Harshman, Ignacio Serricchio

Romantic Mood: Tissues. Tissues.

IMdb Rating: 7.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes: No reviews yet

Trailer: [youtube=]


32. Flipped (2010)


Set in the 1950’s, Juli and Bryce first meet as second graders. For Juli, it is love at first sight and she was sure it is the same for Bryce. For the next six years, Bryce avoids Juli at all costs, even asking out Juli’s enemy, Shelly, to get rid of her. But Juli is a special and rare girl and deep within Bryce, he seems to really have fallen for her since the very first day they met. Can his feelings win against his girl-phobic, shy self?

Cast: Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards

Romantic Mood: You’ll make fists and shake them as you squeal! Get it?

IMdb Rating: 7.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 56%

Trailer: [youtube=]


31. Pride and Prejudice (2004)


In 18th century England, the most a woman can hope for is to secure a wealthy husband. Elizabeth Bennet knew all this all too well but refuses to marry for anything but love. Mr. Darcy and  his friend Mr. Bingley become their neighbors. As the latter becomes smitten with her sister Jane,  Elizabeth finds Mr. Darcy a proud, arrogant man. He returns her sarcastic treatment initially but there’s no denying the spark of chemistry with the two. After all, Mr. Darcy is more than just his cold, handsome self.

Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland

Romantic Mood: Giggle-inducing! You know that “Mr. Darcy” is equivalent to female heaven, right?

IMdb Rating: 7.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 85%



30. Before Midnight (2013)

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As a sequel to two predecessors, here we find Jesse and Celine vacationing in Greece as a couple and parents of twins. Jesse is a successful novelist but Celine is struggling. They spend time reminiscing how they met and how their lives changed ever since and their fears of both the present and the future. They end up in an argument and Celine decides to call it  quits but Jesse professes his unconditional love for her. This is a realistic yet creative take on the ups and downs of love.

 Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed

Romantic Mood: Sweet and fun with a tinge of sadness.

IMdb Rating: 8.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 98%

Trailer: [youtube=]


29. Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)


As the conclusion to Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn part 2 is an astonishing, epic finale! Bella, now a vampire, raises her daughter Renesmee with Edward and the rest of the Cullens. Renesmee grows in a rapid rate and they begin to worry what will become of her. The Volturi decides that Renesmee is a threat and comes for Bella, Edward and the Cullens to kill them. Then as lovers, now they must fight as parents, as family.

Cast:  Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner

Romantic Mood: Awesome! Be prepared to be moved to edge of your seats!

IMdb Rating: 5.5/ 10

Rotten Tomatoes: 48%

Trailer: [youtube=]


28. The Ugly Truth


Abby is a TV producer who believes adamantly in true love. Thus, when she came across Mike’s TV show about cynicism on love, she calls up and argues with him on air. The next thing she knew, her own TV show is being cancelled to accommodate Mike. They firmly dislike each other but Abby accepts Mike’s help to ensnare the guy of her dreams, her new neighbor, Colin. Mike’s plan is apparently working and Colin is besotted with her. But you know, when things go according to plan, we realize it’s not what we really want.

Cast: Gerald Butler, Katherine Heigl

Romantic Mood: Feel-good! Believe in love again!

IMdb Rating: 6.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 13%

Trailer: [youtube=]


27. Silver Lining Playbook (2012)

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Patrick “Pat” Solitano is just released from the mental unit for Bipolar disorder. He lives with his parents and is focused on winning back his estranged wife, Nikki. He meets Tiffany Maxwell who has recently been widowed and a friend of Nikki’s. They form an unusual friendship. In exchange of getting his letter to his wife, he reluctantly agrees to be Tiffany’s dance partner for a competition for which they rigorously train together. And despite Tiffany’s advances, Pat still think he wants Nikki back.

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver

Romantic Mood: Uproarious and engaging!

IMdb Rating: 7.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

Trailer: [youtube=]


26. Once (2007)

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Guy plays his guitar in the streets of Dublin. Lured by his music, a Czech immigrant, Girl, approaches him and they talk about his songs. During their next meeting, she reveals that she is a musician as well and they sing together one of his songs. Over the course of the time they spend together, they excitedly collaborate in singing, composing and rehearsing. An attraction and deeper emotional bonding forms but Girl is married and Guy has his own past love.

Cast:  Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová

Romantic Mood: Uplifting and bittersweet… truly mesmerizing to the ears and eyes!

IMdb Rating: 7.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

Trailer: [youtube=]


25. Bright Star (2009)


Fashionable and flirtatious Fanny Brawne pursues the poet John Keats after their first meeting. He, however, is aloof and keen in dodging her advances. Eventually,  they grow closer especially as Fanny takes poetry lessons from him. Still, the penniless Mr. Keats is reluctant to start the relationship and when they finally do, they have to keep it a secret. In the end, Fanny’s mother relents to the match but the tragedy of life gets in the way.

Cast: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox

Romantic Mood: Bittersweet. You might want to pound your chest while crying.

IMdb Rating: 6.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%

Trailer: [youtube=]


Which one caught your heart? Which one reminded you of that gorgeous, splendid jerk (oh you know who!)? Which one made you believe again that love can exist in this dreary world of ours?

Be sure to check back for the next part! Enjoy a marathon with this list!

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