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The Best Romance Movies of 2003

Updated September 23, 2019 1.0k votes 46 voters 1.5k views49 items

List of the best 2003 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 2003, 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.

Examples of movies on this list: Lost in Translation, Love Actually and many more. This isn't necessarily a list of all romance movies from 2003, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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  • 1
    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    30
    7

    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

    Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2003

    Directed byDonald Petrie

  • 2
    Something's Gotta Give
    26
    3

    Something's Gotta Give

    Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves

    Released2003

    Directed byNancy Meyers

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  • 3
    Peter Pan
    28
    7

    Peter Pan

    Jason Isaacs, Saffron Burrows

    Released2003

    Directed byP. J. Hogan

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  • 4
    Mona Lisa Smile
    28
    9

    Mona Lisa Smile

    Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2003

    Directed byMike Newell

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  • 5
    Uptown Girls
    28
    12

    Uptown Girls

    Carmen Electra, Dakota Fanning

    Released2003

    Directed byBoaz Yakin

    More Uptown Girls 

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  • 6
    What a Girl Wants
    27
    11

    What a Girl Wants

    Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston

    Released2003

    Directed byDennie Gordon

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  • 7
    Girl with a Pearl Earring
    23
    8

    Girl with a Pearl Earring

    Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Webber

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  • 8
    American Wedding
    20
    6

    American Wedding

    Alyson Hannigan, January Jones

    Released2003

    Directed byJesse Dylan

    More American Wedding 

    #660 of 1,647 The Most Rewatchable Movies#546 of 926 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • 9
    Cold Mountain
    18
    4

    Cold Mountain

    Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman

    Released2003

    Directed byAnthony Minghella

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  • 10
    Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
    19
    7

    Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

    Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field

    Released2003

    Directed byCharles Herman-Wurmfeld

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  • 11
    How to Deal
    16
    4

    How to Deal

    Mandy Moore, Allison Janney

    Released2003

    Directed byClare Kilner

  • 12
    Intolerable Cruelty
    20
    8

    Intolerable Cruelty

    George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Released2003

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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  • 13
    Under the Tuscan Sun
    17
    6

    Under the Tuscan Sun

    Diane Lane, Sandra Oh

    Released2003

    Directed byAudrey Wells

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  • 14
    The Lizzie McGuire Movie
    20
    12

    The Lizzie McGuire Movie

    Hilary Duff, Evangeline Lilly

    Released2003

    Directed byJim Fall

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    #137 of 315 Movies with the Best Soundtracks#108 of 294 The Best Teen Movies Of All Time

  • 15
    Love Actually
    11
    5

    Love Actually

    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Curtis

    More Love Actually 

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  • 16
    Just Married
    17
    16

    Just Married

    Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy

    Released2003

    Directed byShawn Levy

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  • 17
    Honey
    10
    6

    Honey

    Jessica Alba, Missy Elliott

    Released2003

    Directed byBille Woodruff

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  • 18
    Lost in Translation
    9
    9

    Lost in Translation

    Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray

    Released2003

    Directed bySofia Coppola

  • 19
    My Boss's Daughter
    9
    9

    My Boss's Daughter

    Carmen Electra, Ashton Kutcher

    Released2003

    Directed byDavid Zucker

  • 20
    Holes
    13
    17

    Holes

    Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrew Davis

    More Holes 

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  • 21
    Open Range
    6
    9

    Open Range

    Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall

    Released2003

    Directed byKevin Costner

    More Open Range 

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  • 22
    The Fighting Temptations
    6
    9

    The Fighting Temptations

    Beyoncé Knowles, Mickey Rooney

    Released2003

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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  • 23
    From Justin to Kelly
    6
    9

    From Justin to Kelly

    Kelly Clarkson, Jessica Sutta

    Released2003

    Directed byRobert Iscove

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  • 24
    The Room
    12
    20

    The Room

    Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero

    Released2003

    Directed byTommy Wiseau

  • 25
    The Cooler
    4
    9

    The Cooler

    Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello

    Released2003

    Directed byWayne Kramer

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