Best romantic movies 2019

Best romantic movies 2019 DEFAULT

Ah, romantic comedies. They can get a bad rep for being cheesy and a little bit predictable, but for many of us, their the movies we turn to when we need a little comfort—or just to feel good. And in 2018, the genre saw a resurgence, thanks to Netflix hits like To All the Boys I've Loved Beforeand big-screen debuts like Crazy Rich Asians and Second Act.

2019 hasn't failed us either. Netflix's newest rom-com Falling Inn Love has swept viewers off their feet with a love story starring newcomer Adam Demos and Christina Milian as an overworked designer who moves across the world to discover herself—and true love in the process. Back in April, the streaming giant also gave us Someone Greatstarring Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, DeWanda Wise, and Lakeith Stanfield in a super-modern yet timeless love story, and other fan favorites of the year have been Long Shot, Always Be My Maybe, and Jennifer Aniston's reunion with Adam Sandler in Murder Mystery.

Here are 20 movies that'll bring out your soft side.

1Falling Inn Love

Release date: August 29

Starring: Christina Milian, Adam Demos

In this cheesy yet delightful rom-com, Milian (who you might recognize from songs like "Dip It Low" or previous romantic comedies like Love Don't Cost a Thing) plays Gabriela, a stressed out businesswoman who gives it all up to move to a charming small town after she wins a "Win an Inn" contest. The catch? The inn is all the way in New Zealand. It's there that she meets Jake (Demos), a contractor who just so happens to be available to help fix her inn—and her heart. The plot is admittedly predictable, but there's no denying there is something uniquely charming about Netflix's original film.

2The Last Summer

Release date: May 3, 2019

Starring: K.J. Apa, Maia Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Halston Sage, Tyler Posey

This teen story will make you pine for your high school days. In The Last Summer, college-bound friends celebrate their final months together after high school, determining what their friendships—and love lives—will shape up to be in the future. It has all the rom-com hijinks you'd expect.

3Plus One

Release date: June 14, 2019

Starring: Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid

PEN15's Erskine plays Alice, a 20-something-year-old wedding-goer who turns to her closest pal Ben (Quaid) for her plus-one to 10 summer nuptials. At first, they agree to platonically be each others' wing-person, but by the middle of the film—you guessed it—they start to develop feelings for each other. It’s not the most original premise, but it works.

4The Sun Is Also a Star

Release date: May 17, 2019

Starring: Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, John Leguizamo

Based on Nicola Yoon's book of the same name, this touching story follows Natasha (Shahidi), a college-bound 20-something who ends up meeting Daniel (Melton) during a chance encounter in N.Y.C. city. While she has other priorities—like making sure her family doesn't get deported to Jamaica—he ends up consuming quite a bit of her time.

5Under the Silver Lake

Release date: April 19, 2019

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Topher Grace

If you enjoy fictional characters that spend the bulk of the film cracking the code to a mystery, this one's for you. Under the Silver Lake follows Sam (Garfield), a 30-something-year-old man who abruptly meets Sarah (Keough) and ends up uncovering well-hidden secrets of Los Angeles after her disappearance.

6What Men Want

Release date: February 8, 2019

Starring:Taraji P. Henson, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Max Greenfield, Kellan Lutz, and Aldis Hodges

In this gender-swap remake, Henson takes on the role of Ali, a sports agent whose contributions are overlooked in favor of her male counterparts. But after Ali sips a cup of experimental tea, she develops the ability to hear the innermost thoughts of her male coworkers. Expect her to use her newfound gift on the fast-track up the sports ladder. The new comedy is adapted from 2000's What Women Wantfeaturing Mel Gibson.

7Isn't It Romantic

Release date: February 14, 2019

Starring:Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra, and Adam DeVine

Wilson stars as cynical New York City architect name Natalie. Natalie hates everything about rom-coms. But, ironically after suffering from a head injury, she wakes up as the leading lady in her very own personal romance story. True to form, there's a love triangle with a handsome stranger (Hemsworth) and her best friend (DeVine). Of course, the film wouldn't be complete without a choreographed flash mob scene.

8The Aftermath

Release date: March 15, 2019

Starring: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, and Jason Clarke

The romance film is set in postwar Germany in 1946, with Knightley taking on the role of housewife Rachael Morgan. She and her husband, Lewis (Clarke), move into a new home with a widower (Skarsgård) and his daughter. And as the popular saying goes, the couple soon find out that three is definitely a crowd.

9Five Feet Apart

Release date: March 15, 2019

Starring: Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson, Claire Forlani, and Parminder Nagra

Say hello to 2019's version of The Fault In Our Stars. Only this time, two ridiculously cute teenagers (Sprouse and Richardson) are suffering from cystic fibrosis rather than cancer. If you're a sucker for young love thwarted by terminal illness, this one's for you. Directed by Jane the Virgin actor Justin Baldoni, you'll need to keep a box of tissues handy.

10The Perfect Date

Release date: April 12, 2019

Starring: Noah Centineo, Laura Marano, Camila Mendes, Matt Walsh, Odiseas Georgiadis

Netflix found a star in Centineo with the success of 2018's To All the Boys I've Loved Before, and here he plays a high school senior named Brooks who sells his services as a stand-in boyfriend in order to make Yale tuition money. He creates an app that also brings him closer to dating his dream girl (Mendes), but at the same time, he's growing closer to his new client, Celia (Marano).

The latest film in the pay-to-date-me genre (Can't Buy Me Love, Easy A) doesn't exactly break the mold, but fans of teen rom-coms will find lots to enjoy.


Release date: April 12, 2019

Starring: Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Peter Gallagher, Jennifer Beals, and Selma Blair

Based on the book series of the same name by Anna Todd, Langford plays Tessa Young, a college student who crushes on the bad boy at school, Hardin Scott (Fiennes-Tiffin). He makes Tessa question everything she thought she knew about love—and herself.

12Someone Great

Release date: April 19, 2019

Starring: Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, DeWanda Wise, and Lakeith Stanfield

The Jane the Virgin actress plays Jenny, a music journalist who nabs her dream job at a prominent magazine. Just before she makes the big move to San Francisco, her longtime boyfriend (Stanfield) breaks up with her. To heal her broken heart, Jenny and her two BFFs, Erin (Wise) and Blair (Snow), hit the town in New York City for one last hurrah. Not only is the comedy adventure written and directed by a woman (Jennifer Kaytin Robinson), but Rodriguez is also an executive producer on the Netflix film.

13Long Shot

Release date: May 3, 2019

Starring: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, and Alexander Skarsgård

Seth Rogen is Fred Flarsky, an unlucky-in-love journalist who decides to tempt fate and go after his childhood crush and old babysitter, Charlotte Field (Theron). Besides the fact she's out of his league physically, she's also unattainable because she's soon to be president of the country. We can already envision the hilarious disaster watching Fred punch above his weight, but we'll be rooting for him anyway.

14Always Be My Maybe

Release date: May 31, 2019

Starring: Ali Wong, Randall Park, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Dae-Kim, and Charlyne Yi

You're not the only one with Mariah Carey's song, "Always Be My Baby," stuck in your head after reading the title and watching the trailer of this Netflix original. Wong and Park star as Sasha and Marcus, two childhood sweethearts who stop talking to each other after a terrible argument. Fifteen years later, they randomly run into each other in San Francisco and discover how time has changed them.

15Murder Mystery

Release date: June 14, 2019

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Luke Evans, Gemma Arterton

The comedy A-listers—and 2011 Just Go With Itcostars—play a long-married couple who suddenly find themselves the main suspects in a murder on a yacht full of strangers. Filmed on (gorgeous) location in Italy, the hilarious Netflix whodunit includes plenty of romantic-comedy moments, as Aniston and Sandler's characters see whole new sides to each other along the way.


Release date: June 28, 2019

Starring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Joel Fry

In this comedy from Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle, a man named Jack (Patel) is a struggling musician who, after surviving a bike accident, wakes up in a world where no one has ever heard of The Beatles. Armed with the knowledge of their full catalog, Jack becomes rich and famous off of "his" songs—he meets James Corden and English musicians Ed Sheeran and Micheal Kiwanuka along the way. But will success come at the cost of potential love with his best friend Ellie (James)?

17Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Release date: August 9, 2019

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Emma Nelson, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, and Trojan Bellisario

Blanchett completely immerses herself in the titular role of Bernadette, abandoning her signature blonde locks for a brunette wig. In the movie adaptation of Maria Semple's eponymous novel, Bernadette disappears, leaving her picture-perfect life and family behind. Sure, there's plenty of drama and mystery here. But there are also some heartwarming romantic moments between Bernadette and her husband (Crudup)—you know, aside from the part where she goes missing and all.

18Last Christmas

Release date: November 8, 2019

Starring: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh, and Rebecca Root

The resident Game of Thrones badass ditches the dragons for the upcoming British rom-com. Directed by Paul Feig, it's inspired by George Michael's holiday hit, "Last Christmas." In the brand-new trailer, we learn that Clarke plays a woman named Kate who works at an elf store and views the world through a gloomy lens, particularly after a near-death experience. Of course, she comes across Golding's Tom who is as chipper as they come. The rest, you can imagine, is what rom-com dreams are made of.

19A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby

Release date: The holiday season (exact date TBD)

Starring: Rose McGiver, Ben Lamb, Richard Ashton, Tahirah Sharif

Aldovia's #1 power couple will return for a new adventure this winter (okay Aldovia isn't technically a real place, but STILL).

"Amber and Richard host royals from a faraway kingdom to renew an ancient truce, but when the priceless 600-year-old-treaty disappears, peace is put in jeopardy and an ancient curse threatens their family," according to Netflix. Fans of A Christmas Prince and the more divisiveA Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding will be delighted to find the two expecting.

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1Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

According to The Guardian, the film's title translates roughly to, "I felt something when I saw that girl," and it's the first movie in mainstream Bollywood to reference a lesbian romance plot line. At the center of it all: a woman named Sweety.

In theaters February 1.Get tickets

2Sorry Angel

Set in the '90s, Christoph Honoré's Cannes entry tells a story of love, identity, and HIV. Jacques is a 35-year-old writer living with the disease; Arthur is the 22-year-old sexually-awakened student who wants to call their relationship exclusive.

In theaters February 19. Get tickets


After his pornographic Love left theatergoers all hot and bothered, Argentine director Gaspar Noé couldn't wait to make everyone squirm again. Climax is a dizzying affair that spins around a group of French dancers drugged off spiked sangria at a party.

In theaters March 1. Get tickets

4Gloria Bell

In true Michael Haneke fashion, Chilean director Sebastián Lelio is reimagining his award-winning film, Gloria, for an English-speaking audience. Gloria Bell, the story about a woman seeking love later in life, stars Julianne Moore, and just like Haneke's Funny Games, it's receiving the acclaim the original also drew.

In theaters March 8. Get tickets


The plot of filmmaker Ritesh Batra's latest romance has whispers of generic rom-coms like Picture Perfectand The Wedding Date. But believe us, Photograph, the story of a man who asks a woman to pose as his fiancée to appease his grandmother, is worth a thousand rom-coms.

In theaters March 8.

6The Aftermath

Keira Knightley stars in yet another—wait for it—period drama. This time, she's playing Rachael Morgan, the epicenter where grief, lust, and betrayal all collide. Joining Knightley in a surprise casting, someone not so accustomed to costume features: Alexander Skarsgård.

In theaters March 15.Get tickets


If you haven't heard, there's an upcoming film based on a five-book series based on fan fiction written by then-24-year-old Anna Todd, who imagined Harry Styles as the tattooed bad boy character who leads a virginal good girl through the annals of sexual exploration. It's widely known as a millennial's Fifty Shades.

In theaters April 12.


A favorite among French film buffs, director Olivier Assayas is taking a break from making films with Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria, Personal Shopper) to call upon Juliette Binoche, who carries this literary romance about two unfaithful couples surfing the waves of midlife crisis.

In theaters May 3.

10All the Bright Places

Hearts Beat Loud director Brett Haley is giving YA literature a go with his next project. Elle Fanning and Justice Smith will star as Veronica and Theodore, a pair of teenagers who bond over their mental illnesses. The novel was written by Jennifer Nivens, and interestingly, the script is from The Post's Liz Hannah.

Coming to Netflix in 2019.

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1Isn't It Romantic? (February 13)

If you want to see all the traditional rom-com tropes upended but still get your happy ending, Isn't It Romantic will cater very nicely to you. It will also give you the glorious vision of Liam Hemsworth playing the saxophone. You didn't even know you wanted that in your life, right?

2Five Feet Apart (March 15)

This Fault in Our Starsesque movie will have you full of feels. Starring Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse as two teenagers with cystic fibrosis, it tells the heartwarming tale of the duo as they try to stick to their boundaries (the "five feet" in the title is the distance they're supposed to keep from each other) while they fall in love.

3After (April 12)

Good girl meets bad boy in this movie, which originally started as an erotic fanfic by Anna Todd. After follows sweet Tessa, as she enters college and encounters Hardin Scott (inspired by Harry Styles!), a mysterious classmate who turns her life upside down.

4Someone Great (April 19)

Get your girls together and add this movie to your Netflix queue. The incredible Gina Rodriguez stars as Jenny, a music journalist who gets a new job in San Francisco, which means she has to leave her best friends, boyfriend, and NYC behind—but not before one more epic adventure with her BFFs by her side.

5Under the Silver Lake (April 19)

This isn’t your typical romantic movie. It might seem like a classic boy-meets-girl film, but there's a twist: The girl disappears with no trace. Andrew Garfield stars as Sam, the bereft young man who goes into the depths of L.A. to crack the code of Sarah's (Riley Keough) disappearance.

6Long Shot (May 3)

Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron star in that unusual beast: a political romantic comedy. Fred Flarsky, an awkward, grizzly, yet talented journalist, goes after his childhood crush, the intelligent, polished, and elegant Secretary of State Charlotte Field, who's on the presidential path.

7The Last Summer (May 3)

Tyler Posey and KJ Apa in the same movie—sign us up! This Netflix Original follows a group of high-school seniors having one last summer adventure before they go off to college. According to shots from set, there's sure to be sparks between Apa's character Griffin and female lead Maia Mitchell.

8The Sun Is Also a Star (May 17)

Get your tissues ready—this one’s going to make you cry forever. Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton star in this beautiful teenage romance as Natasha and Daniel, who begin a whirlwind romance with a ticking clock: The same day Natasha meets Charles, she's about to be deported. The film is based on a YA novel of the same name, by Nicola Yoon.

9Aladdin (May 24)

"A Whole New World" is coming your way (sorry). Aladdin, the Disney classic, comes back to life in this live-action remake, starring Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, and Will Smith as the Genie.

10Always Be My Maybe (May 29)

If you loved Ali Wong's comedy special Baby Cobra and constantly binge-watch Fresh Off the Boat, you’ll love this rom-com. Director Nahnatchka Khan and actors Randall Park and Ali Wong come together for this tale of two childhood sweethearts who grow apart only to reconnect 15 years later.

11Lady and the Tramp (November 12)

With the launch of Disney+ on November 12 comes a retelling of the classic Lady and the Tramp. One of the most memorable (and romantic!) animated movie moments is undoubtedly the spaghetti dinner between the titular dogs. Here, Tessa Thompson assumes the role of Lady, while Justin Theroux voices Tramp.

12Last Christmas (November 15)

Game of Thrones fans in mourning over the end of their favorite show might find some solace in this Christmas romantic comedy starring Emilia Clarke (a.k.a. the mother of dragons) and Crazy Rich Asians’ Henry Golding. Set in London during the most magical time of the year, Last Christmas Kate meets Tom right when things in her life are falling apart—but is he too good to be true?

13Queen & Slim (November 27)

Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) and Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) are forever bonded when their first date is interrupted by a dark police encounter. Soon, the two are on the run—and unexpectedly falling in love along the way.

14Marriage Story (December 6)

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver play Nicole and Charlie, two halves of a marriage that is breaking apart. However, teasers of Noah Baumbach's next film hint at a love story as the film's center.

15Little Women (December 25)

Yes, anyone who knows the book by Louisa May Alcott or various film versions of Little Women knows the romance that involves Jo (Saoirse Ronan) and Laurie (Timothée Chalamet). But the real love story exists amongst the four March sisters, brought to life again by Greta Gerwig in her first film since Lady Bird.

16A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019)

You not-so-guiltily watched A Christmas Prince (some, notably, more than others). You eagerly consumed A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding. Now, your love for this unabashedly cheesy Netflix franchise can safely leave the shadows. This year, Amber (Rose McIver) and Prince Richard (Ben Lamb) are expecting a baby. Cue the Christmas-themed montage.

17All the Bright Places (2019)


Based on a romantic but tragic YA novel by Jennifer Niven, this teen drama might leave you crying for days. Teenagers Violet (Elle Fanning) and Theodore (Justice Smith) help each other through their lowest points and learn to love.

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The Best Romantic Movies of 2019

The best romantic movies of 2019 illustrate a genre that has been struggling – the rom-com is basically on life support, almost exclusively the property of mediocre Netflix Originals nowadays – but when it’s done well, it can be unforgettable. Take, for example, one of our ten best films of 2019, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” as passionate and romantic as filmmaking gets. And the Cannes hit is not only film this year to join our collection of the best romantic movies of 2019. There are films for which romantic is merely an undercurrent, such as the teen comedy “Booksmart,” Olivia Wilde’s breakthrough debut. And even films that never made it to theaters but premiered on streaming like the underrated “Falling Inn Love.” Ultimately, it would appear that major studios gave up on releasing films in multiplexes that could even be considered for an inclusion in the best romantic movies of 2019, but people who grew up watching classic stories about people falling in love are never going to give up on their favorite genre. While this collection may be small, these best romantic movies of 2019 are for them. 


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Best-Reviewed Romance Movies 2019

Foreign-language films dominated the top end of the Romance category this year, with Gloria Bell and Long Shot the only two English-language titles piercing the top five-reviewed films in the genre. Kenyan LGBTQ romance Rafiki came out in some territories in 2018, but landed stateside in April, dazzling with its colorful depiction of a Romeo-and-Juliet–style relationship, while haunting sci-fi romance Atlantics impressed at Cannes and landed actor-turned-director Mati Diop a Directors Guild of America nomination for First-Time Feature. Transit, a sweeping love story enmeshed in the messiness of WWII Europe, was the best-reviewed romance of the year. (Note, Portrait of a Lady On Fire, which opens in the U.S. in 2020, was not eligible.)

The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2019. Scores might change over time.

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Adjusted Score: 104652%

Critics Consensus:Transit lives up to its title with a challenging drama that captures characters - and puts the audience - in a state of flux and exerts an unsettling pull.

Synopsis: The new masterwork from the director of Phoenix and Barbara. A film by Christian Petzold.... [More]

Starring:Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Barbara Auer

Directed By:Christian Petzold


Adjusted Score: 104035%

Critics Consensus: An unpredictable supernatural drama rooted in real-world social commentary, Atlantique suggests a thrillingly bright future for debuting filmmaker Mati Diop.

Synopsis: After the bodies of his friends feeling Senegal for Europe wash up on a shore, a young woman assumes that... [More]

Starring:Abdou Balde, Aminata Kane, Ibrahima Mbaye, Amadou Mbow

Directed By:Mati Diop


Adjusted Score: 102337%

Critics Consensus: Free of visual or narrative embellishments, Gloria Bell rests almost completely on Julianne Moore's performance in the title role -- and she's gloriously up to the task.

Synopsis: A free-spirited divorcee spends her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. She soon... [More]

Starring:Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Michael Cera, Brad Garrett

Directed By:Sebastián Lelio


Adjusted Score: 96855%

Critics Consensus:Rafiki tells a familiar story with bracing originality, marking director/co-writer Wanuri Kahiu as a talent to watch.

Synopsis: Kena and Ziki live very different lives in Nairobi. Kena works in her father's shop and awaits the start of... [More]

Starring:Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji

Directed By:Wanuri Kahiu


Adjusted Score: 99550%

Critics Consensus: A sharp and deceptively layered comedy that's further fueled by the odd couple chemistry of its leads, this Long Shot largely hits its marks.

Synopsis: Fred Flarsky is a gifted and free-spirited journalist who has a knack for getting into trouble. Charlotte Field is one... [More]

Starring:Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, June Diane Raphael, O'Shea Jackson Jr.

Directed By:Jonathan Levine

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Top 10 Romance Movies of 2019

Do you believe in love? Like real, all-caps, happily ever after, fairy tale L-O-V-E? So do we. That kind of perfect romance might not always seem possible in real life (unless your name is Meghan Markle, that is), but in the movies, we always get our happily ever after. If your current love life isn't quite the fairy tale you'd like it to be, head to the theater: 2019 has been full of movies that will fill that will make your heart flutter once again. And if you are lucky in love, well get ready to keep swooning. Here are the best romantic movies that came out in 2019, in order of release date.

'What Men Want'

Release date: February 8

Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Phoebe Robinson, and Tracy Morgan

Take a fairly problematic early aughts rom-com, gender swap it, add Taraji P. Henson and you have...a movie we actually want to see, that's what. What Men Want promises classic rom-com vibes with a modern twist.

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'Berlin, I Love You'

Release date: February 8

Starring: SO MANY PEOPLE. Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Diego Luna, Jim Sturgess, Dianna Agron, Rafaëlle Cohen, Jenna Dewan, Toni Garrn, Sibel Kekilli ,Hannelore Elsner, Robert Stadlober, and Luke Wilson, to name a few.

The movie, told in short vignettes and featuring a massive ensemble cast, is the latest installment of the Cities of Love, series created by Emmanuel Benbihy.

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'Isn't It Romantic'

Release date: February 14

Starring: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, and Priyanka Chopra

This one is kind of the anti-rom-com, but with its meta take on the genre, it's also packed full of all things lovey dovey (including the kind you can laugh at the ridiculousness of).

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'The Aftermath'

Release date: March 15

Starring: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, and Jason Clarke

Leave it to Keira Knightley to break our hearts and make us believe in once-in-a-lifetime romance all while wearing gorgeous period costumes. If you enjoyed crying over Atonement, The Aftermath is for you.

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'Five Feet Apart'

Release date: March 15

Starring: Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse

Did The Fault in Our Stars make you cry tears of love mixed in with your tears of sadness? Were you into that? Then you should check out Five Feet Apart, which takes The Fault in Our Stars' winning formula and adds Cole Sprouse, just to up the ante.

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Release date: April 12

Starring: Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin

Based on a viral series of Harry Styles fan fiction (no joke), After is a gut-wrenching look at first love—and what comes...after.

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'Long Shot'

Release date: May 3

Starring: Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, and Alexander Skarsgård

This rom-com starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron follows a journalist (Rogen) who ends up working on the campaign of his former babysitter/childhood crush (Theron) when she decides t o run for president.

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'The Last Summer'

Release date: May 3

Starring: KJ Apa, Maia Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Halston Sage, Sosie Bacon, Wolfgang Novogratz, Gabrielle Anwar, Ed Quinn, Jacob McCarth, Mario Revolori, Gage Golightly, Norman Johnson, Jr., and Tyler Posey

With a cast that's a who's who of young Hollywood and a classic coming-of-age love story plot (high school grads dealing with changes to their relationships and friendships before parting ways for college), The Last Summer is the kind of romantic movie that will make you remember your first love.

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'The Sun Is Also a Star'

Release date: May 17

Starring: Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton

Based on the YA novel of the same name, The Sun Is Also a Star, tells the story of two young people, Nastasha and Daniel, in New York who meet and fall for each other, but struggle to keep their romance going as Natasha’s family faces deportation.

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Release date: May 24

Starring: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen, and Numan Acar

It's not the tale as old as time, but it is a tale as old as time. Aladdin and Jasmine's story was romantic AF as an animated movie, so we can't even picture the enchantment we'll experience with the live-action version.

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'Always Be My Maybe'

Release date: May 31

Starring: Ali Wong, Randall Park, Daniel Dae Kim, Charlyne Yi, and Keanu Reeves

This Netflix rom-com follows two childhood best friends who meet again and fall in love as adults—adults in very different socioeconomic situations.

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'Murder Mystery'

Release date: June 14

Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Evans, Gemma Arterton, Adeel Akhtar, and Terence Stamp

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler teamed up for this Netflix rom-com about a married couple who go on a long-awaited "honeymoon" in Europe and end up the prime suspects in a series of murders.

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Release date: June 28

Starring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, and Kate McKinnon

This Danny Boyle-directed rom-com follows a struggling musician who wakes up one day to find that he's the only person who remembers The Beatles—and naturally starts taking credit for their songs.

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'Falling Inn Love'

Release date: August 29

Starring: Christina Milian, Adam Demos, and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

Netflix ruled the rom-com in 2019. In this loved-up movie, a San Franciscan enters a contest to "Win an Inn" overlooking New Zealand's countryside—and wins. While there, she also finds love, of course.

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'Portrait of a Lady on Fire'

Release date: September 18

Starring: Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel

This period drama won the Queer Palm at Cannes and is by far one of the most romantic movies of the entire year. Set in 1770, Portrait of a Lady on Fire tells the story of the young daughter of a French countess who finds herself attracted to the female artist painting her wedding portrait.

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'The Zoya Factor'

Release date: September 20

Starring: Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan

This Indian Hindi-language rom-com is a Bollywood delight about a girl named Zoya Solanki who becomes a lucky charm for the Indian Cricket team during the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

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'Let It Snow'

Release date: November 8

Starring: Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Kiernan Shipka, Odeya Rush, Liv Hewson, Mitchell Hope, Jacob Batalon, and Joan Cusack

This holiday, ensemble romance will give you major Love, Actually vibes. Plus, it's based on a book cowritten by John Green, aka the scribe behind tearjerker romance The Fault in Our Stars.

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'Last Christmas'

Release date: November 15

Starring: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, and Michelle Yeoh

This rom-com, set in London, stars Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding. Details about the plot are hush-hush, but it sounds like it *might* be inspired by the iconic Christmas song of the same name.


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