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The Best Romance Movies of 2001

Updated September 23, 2019 745 votes 45 voters 1.2k views50 items

List of the best 2001 romance movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. If watching men and women fall in love is your idea of a good movie, then these films are definitely worth checking out. These are all the romance movies that defined the year 2001, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different movies, including Pearl Harbor and A Beautiful Mind. This isn't necessarily a list of all romance movies from 2001, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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  • 1
    Enemy at the Gates is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Enemy at the Gates

    Rachel Weisz, Jude Law

    Released2001

    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

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    Monster's Ball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Monster's Ball

    Halle Berry, Sean Combs

    Released2001

    Directed byMarc Forster

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    Shallow Hal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Shallow Hal

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black

    Released2001

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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    American Pie 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    American Pie 2

    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid

    Released2001

    Directed byJames B. Rogers

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    The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    The Princess Diaries

    Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore

    Released2001

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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    Someone Like You is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Someone Like You

    Hugh Jackman, Marisa Tomei

    Released2001

    Directed byTony Goldwyn

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    Pearl Harbor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Pearl Harbor

    Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Legally Blonde

    Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Luketic

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    Moulin Rouge! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Moulin Rouge!

    Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne

    Released2001

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

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    A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    A Beautiful Mind

    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe

    Released2001

    Directed byRon Howard

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    Heartbreakers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Heartbreakers

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Silverman

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Mirkin

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    O is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    O

    Julia Stiles, Martin Sheen

    Released2001

    Directed byTim Blake Nelson

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    Original Sin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Original Sin

    Angelina Jolie, Antonio Banderas

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Cristofer

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    Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant

    Released2001

    Directed bySharon Maguire

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    Crazy/Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Crazy/Beautiful

    Kirsten Dunst, Taryn Manning

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Stockwell

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    The Majestic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    The Majestic

    Jim Carrey, Matt Damon

    Released2001

    Directed byFrank Darabont

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    Vanilla Sky is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Vanilla Sky

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise

    Released2001

    Directed byCameron Crowe

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    The Wedding Planner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    The Wedding Planner

    Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2001

    Directed byAdam Shankman

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    Sweet November is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Sweet November

    Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves

    Released2001

    Directed byPat O'Connor

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    Save the Last Dance is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Save the Last Dance

    Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles

    Released2001

    Directed byThomas Carter

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    Serendipity is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Serendipity

    Kate Beckinsale, John Cusack

    Released2001

    Directed byPeter Chelsom

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    Wet Hot American Summer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Wet Hot American Summer

    Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Wain

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    Saving Silverman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Saving Silverman

    Jack Black, Amanda Peet

    Released2001

    Directed byDennis Dugan

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    Amélie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Amélie

    Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy

    Released2001

    Directed byJean-Pierre Jeunet

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    Bandits is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romance Movies of 2001
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    Bandits

    Bruce Willis, Cate Blanchett

    Released2001

    Directed byBarry Levinson

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