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The Best Romance Movies of 2002

Updated September 23, 2019 749 votes 64 voters 2.9k views32 items

List of the best 2002 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 2002, 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.Everything from Punch Drunk Love to Frida is included on this list. This isn't necessarily a list of all romance movies from 2002, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding1
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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin

    Released2002

    Directed byJoel Zwick

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a 2002 Canadian-American romantic comedy film written by and...  more

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  • Sweet Home Alabama2
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    16

    Sweet Home Alabama

    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2002

    Directed byAndy Tennant

    Sweet Home Alabama is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant. A young...  more

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  • Bend It like Beckham3
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    12

    Bend It like Beckham

    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Released2002

    Directed byGurinder Chadha

    Bend It like Beckham is a 2002 British comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira...  more

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  • About a Boy4
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    About a Boy

    Rachel Weisz, Hugh Grant

    Released2002

    Directed byChris Weitz, Paul Weitz

    About a Boy is a 2002 British-American comedy-drama film co-written and directed by brothers...  more

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  • Punch-Drunk Love5
    20
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    Punch-Drunk Love

    Adam Sandler, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released2002

    Directed byPaul Thomas Anderson

    Punch-Drunk Love is a 2002 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas...  more

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  • A Walk to Remember6
    21
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    A Walk to Remember

    Shane West, Mandy Moore

    Released2002

    Directed byAdam Shankman

    A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age romantic tragedy film directed by Adam...  more

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  • Secretary7
    22
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    Secretary

    Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Shainberg

    Secretary is a 2002 romance film directed by Steven Shainberg and starring Maggie Gyllenhaal...  more

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  • Maid in Manhattan8
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    Maid in Manhattan

    Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2002

    Directed byWayne Wang

    Maid in Manhattan is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Wayne Wang about a hotel maid and...  more

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  • The Sweetest Thing9
    19
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    The Sweetest Thing

    Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate

    Released2002

    Directed byRoger Kumble

    The Sweetest Thing is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Roger Kumble and...  more

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  • Tuck Everlasting10
    14
    9

    Tuck Everlasting

    Alexis Bledel, Elisabeth Shue

    Released2002

    Directed byJay Russell

    Tuck Everlasting is a 2002 fantasy family romantic drama film based on the children's book of...  more

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  • Drumline11
    15
    13

    Drumline

    Zoe Saldana, Nick Cannon

    Released2002

    Directed byCharles Stone III

    Drumline is a 2002 American drama film directed by Charles Stone III. The screenplay, a...  more

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  • Unfaithful12
    9
    6

    Unfaithful

    Diane Lane, Richard Gere

    Released2002

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

    Unfaithful is a 2002 American thriller drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Richard...  more

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  • Two Weeks Notice13
    9
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    Two Weeks Notice

    Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant

    Released2002

    Directed byMarc Lawrence

    Two Weeks Notice is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Marc Lawrence. A lawyer (Sandra...  more

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  • 40 Days and 40 Nights14
    14
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    40 Days and 40 Nights

    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Josh Hartnett

    Released2002

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

    40 Days and 40 Nights is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Lehmann, written by...  more

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  • Brown Sugar15
    7
    7

    Brown Sugar

    Queen Latifah, Mos Def

    Released2002

    Directed byRick Famuyiwa

    Brown Sugar is a 2002 American romantic comedy film written by Michael Elliott and Rick...  more

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  • The Quiet American16
    2
    7

    The Quiet American

    Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine

    Released2002

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

    The Quiet American is a 2002 film adaptation of Graham Greene's bestselling novel of the same...  more

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  • Crossroads17
    9
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    Crossroads

    Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana

    Released2002

    Directed byTamra Davis

    Crossroads is a 2002 American comedy-drama road film set in Georgia. Directed by Tamra Davis...  more

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  • Devdas18
    2
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    Devdas

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan

    Released2002

    Directed bySanjay Leela Bhansali

    Devdas is a 2002 Indian romantic drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and based on the...  more

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  • Mounam Pesiyadhe19
    2
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    Mounam Pesiyadhe

    Trisha, Suriya

    Released2002

    Directed byAmeer

    Mounam Pesiyadhe is a 2002 Indian Tamil romantic drama film, directed and written by Ameer...  more
  • The Crime of Father Amaro20
    0
    7

    The Crime of Father Amaro

    Gael García Bernal, Ana Claudia Talancón

    Released2002

    Directed byCarlos Carrera

    The Crime of Father Amaro, sometimes The Crime of Padre Amaro, is a 2002 film directed by...  more
  • Blue Crush21
    6
    9

    Blue Crush

    Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn Stockwell

    Blue Crush is a 2002 surfer film directed by John Stockwell and based on the Outside magazine...  more

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  • Swept Away22
    0
    7

    Swept Away

    Madonna, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2002

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    Swept Away is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Madonna,...  more

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  • Life or Something Like It23
    6
    11

    Life or Something Like It

    Angelina Jolie, Stockard Channing

    Released2002

    Life or Something Like It is a 2002 romantic comedy/drama film directed by Stephen Herek. The...  more
  • Talk to Her24
    0
    9

    Talk to Her

    Paz Vega, Geraldine Chaplin

    Released2002

    Directed byPedro Almodóvar

    Talk to Her is a 2002 Spanish drama written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, and starring...  more

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  • The Rules of Attraction25
    8
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    The Rules of Attraction

    Jessica Biel, Kate Bosworth

    Released2002

    Directed byRoger Avary

    The Rules of Attraction is a 2002 black comedy film written and directed by Roger Avary, based...  more

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