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The Best Romance Movies of 2004

Updated September 23, 2019 1.3k votes 73 voters 4.2k views50 items

List of the best 2004 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 2004, 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 contains movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Notebook. This isn't necessarily a list of all romance movies from 2004, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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  • Garden State1
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    Garden State

    Natalie Portman, Jim Parsons

    Released2004

    Directed byZach Braff

    Garden State is a 2004 comedy-drama film written and directed by Zach Braff and starring...  more

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  • The Notebook2
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    10

    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

    The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on...  more

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  • 50 First Dates3
    33
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    50 First Dates

    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Segal

    50 First Dates is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Segal. Henry Roth...  more

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  • The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement4
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    The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

    Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews

    Released2004

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is a 2004 American comedy film and the sequel to...  more

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  • The Prince and Me5
    21
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    The Prince and Me

    Julia Stiles, Miranda Richardson

    Released2004

    Directed byMartha Coolidge

    The Prince & Me is a 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Martha Coolidge, and starring Julia...  more

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  • The Terminal6
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    The Terminal

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Hanks

    Released2004

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    The Terminal is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring...  more

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  • A Cinderella Story7
    17
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    A Cinderella Story

    Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Rosman

    A Cinderella Story is a 2004 American teen romantic comedy film. The film stars Hilary Duff,...  more

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  • Raise Your Voice8
    24
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    Raise Your Voice

    Hilary Duff, Kat Dennings

    Released2004

    Directed bySean McNamara

    Raise Your Voice is a 2004 American teen musical drama film directed by Sean McNamara....  more

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  • The Wedding Date9
    16
    10

    The Wedding Date

    Amy Adams, Debra Messing

    Released2004

    Directed byClare Kilner

    The Wedding Date is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by Clare Kilner and starring...  more

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  • Raising Helen10
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    Raising Helen

    Paris Hilton, Hayden Panettiere

    Released2004

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Raising Helen is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Garry Marshall and written by...  more

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  • Along Came Polly11
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    Along Came Polly

    Jennifer Aniston, Alec Baldwin

    Released2004

    Directed byJohn Hamburg

    Along Came Polly is a 2004 American romantic comedy film written and directed by John Hamburg,...  more

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  • The Phantom of the Opera12
    12
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    The Phantom of the Opera

    Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler

    Released2004

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    The Phantom of the Opera is a 2004 British film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986...  more

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  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason13
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    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant

    Released2004

    Directed byBeeban Kidron

    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is a 2004 English-French-American romantic comedy film...  more

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  • Chasing Liberty14
    10
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    Chasing Liberty

    Mandy Moore, Mark Harmon

    Released2004

    Directed byAndy Cadiff

    Chasing Liberty is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Cadiff and starring...  more

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  • Sideways15
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    Sideways

    Sandra Oh, Virginia Madsen

    Released2004

    Directed byAlexander Payne

    Sideways is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne and...  more

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  • Bride and Prejudice16
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    Bride and Prejudice

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Alexis Bledel

    Released2004

    Directed byGurinder Chadha

    Bride and Prejudice is a 2004 romantic musical film directed by Gurinder Chadha. The...  more

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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind17
    11
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed byMichel Gondry

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama...  more

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  • Shall We Dance?18
    12
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    Shall We Dance?

    Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Chelsom

    Shall We Dance? is a 2004 American film that is a remake of the award-winning 1996 Japanese...  more

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  • 13 Going on 3019
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    13 Going on 30

    Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson

    Released2004

    Directed byGary Winick

    13 Going on 30 is a 2004 American romantic comedy fantasy film written by Josh Goldsmith and...  more

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  • The Girl Next Door20
    14
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    The Girl Next Door

    Olivia Wilde, Elisha Cuthbert

    Released2004

    Directed byLuke Greenfield

    The Girl Next Door is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Luke Greenfield. A...  more

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  • The Door in the Floor21
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    The Door in the Floor

    Kim Basinger, Jeff Bridges

    Released2004

    Directed byTod Williams

    The Door in the Floor is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Tod Williams. The...  more

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  • Howl's Moving Castle22
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    Howl's Moving Castle

    Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka

    Released2004

    Directed byHayao Miyazaki

    Howl's Moving Castle is a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film scripted and directed by Hayao...  more

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  • Seed of Chucky23
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    Seed of Chucky

    Jennifer Tilly, Martha Stewart

    Released2004

    Directed byDon Mancini

    Seed of Chucky is a 2004 comedy horror film and the fifth installment in the Child's Play...  more

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  • Ladder 4924
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    Ladder 49

    John Travolta, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2004

    Directed byJay Russell

    Ladder 49 is a 2004 American drama film, directed by Jay Russell, about the heroics of...  more

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  • Wimbledon25
    10
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    Wimbledon

    Kirsten Dunst, James McAvoy

    Released2004

    Directed byRichard Loncraine

    Wimbledon is a 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Loncraine. The film centers on a...  more