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The Best Romance Movies of 2004 

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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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Natalie Portman, Jim Parsons, Ian Holm
Garden State is a 2004 comedy-drama film written and directed by Zach Braff and starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm and Braff himself. The film centers on Andrew Largeman, a ...more

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#58 of 324 Movies with the Best Soundtracks #17 of 70 The Most Pretentious Movies Ever Made

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Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray
A Cinderella Story is a 2004 American teen romantic comedy film. The film stars Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge, and Regina King and was directed by Mark Rosman. The film's ...more

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#16 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #5 of 258 The Best Teen Romance Movies

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Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner
The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a ...more

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#96 of 351 The Best Movies Based On Books #306 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Moviesfeaturing These Quotes From 'The Notebook' Will Have You In Tears

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Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo
13 Going on 30 is a 2004 American romantic comedy fantasy film written by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, and directed by Gary Winick. Starring Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy ...more

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#296 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #20 of 258 The Best Teen Romance Movies

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Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd
50 First Dates is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Segal and written by George Wing. The film stars Adam Sandler as a lothario veterinarian and Drew Barrymore as an ...more

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#162 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #162 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmsfeaturing 50 First Dates Isn't Romantic - It's About A Guy Who Takes Advantage Of A Disabled Woman

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Julia Stiles, Miranda Richardson, Winter Ave Zoli
The Prince & Me is a 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Martha Coolidge, and starring Julia Stiles, Luke Mably, and Ben Miller, with Miranda Richardson, James Fox, and Alberta Watson. The ...more

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#144 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #183 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movies

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Hanks, Zoe Saldana
The Terminal is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It is about a man who becomes trapped in New York City's JFK ...more

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#445 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #213 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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Hilary Duff, Kat Dennings, Rebecca De Mornay
Raise Your Voice is a 2004 American teen musical drama film directed by Sean McNamara. Canadian rock band Three Days Grace appeared in this movie as special guests, performing the songs ...more

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#54 of 258 The Best Teen Romance Movies #103 of 168 The Best Family Drama Movies of All Time

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Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama film about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories, written by Charlie ...more

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#323 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #423 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Amy Adams, Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney
The Wedding Date is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by Clare Kilner and starring Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney, and Amy Adams. Based on the novel Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth ...more

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#1,052 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #70 of 379 The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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Jennifer Aniston, Alec Baldwin, Ben Stiller
Along Came Polly is a 2004 American romantic comedy film written and directed by John Hamburg, starring Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston in the lead roles.

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#1,199 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #10 of 66 The Best Movies About Getting Dumped

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Paris Hilton, Hayden Panettiere, Kate Hudson
Raising Helen is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Garry Marshall and written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler. It stars Kate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack, Hayden Panettiere, ...more

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#1,582 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #17 of 26 The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting

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Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox
Ella Enchanted is a 2004 British–American–Irish fantasy romantic comedy film loosely based on Gail Carson Levine's 1997 novel of the same name. The film stars Anne Hathaway as Ella and Hugh ...more

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#65 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #74 of 258 The Best Teen Romance Movies

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Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is a 2004 American comedy film and the sequel to 2001's The Princess Diaries. Unlike the first film, this movie is not based on any of the books. Most of ...more

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#1,191 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #36 of 258 The Best Teen Romance Movies

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Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is a 2004 English-French-American romantic comedy film directed by Beeban Kidron, based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name. It stars Renée ...more

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#158 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #942 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Sandra Oh, Virginia Madsen, Thomas Haden Church
Sideways is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne and directed by Payne. A film adaptation from Rex Pickett's novel of the same name, Sideways follows two ...more

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#1,144 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #659 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere
Shall We Dance? is a 2004 American film that is a remake of the award-winning 1996 Japanese film of the same name. The film made its US premiere at the Hawaii International Film Festival.

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#460 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #9 of 53 The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked

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Mandy Moore, Mark Harmon, Jeremy Piven
Chasing Liberty is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Cadiff and starring Mandy Moore and Matthew Goode. Written by Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman, the film is about the ...more

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#325 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #78 of 119 The Best College Movies Ever

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Alexis Bledel, Ashanti
Bride and Prejudice is a 2004 romantic musical film directed by Gurinder Chadha. The screenplay by Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges is a Bollywood-style adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Jane ...more

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#632 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #16 of 34 Best Movies and Shows Based on Jane Austen Books #49 of 91 The Best Wedding Movies

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Olivia Wilde, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant
The Girl Next Door is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Luke Greenfield.

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#621 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #76 of 258 The Best Teen Romance Movies

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Kim Basinger, Jeff Bridges, Elle Fanning
The Door in the Floor is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Tod Williams. The screenplay is based on the first third of the 1998 novel A Widow for One Year by John Irving.

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Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver
The Phantom of the Opera is a 2004 British film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical of the same name, which in turn is based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra ...more

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#561 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #15 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

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Kirsten Dunst, James McAvoy, Paul Bettany
Wimbledon is a 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Loncraine. The film centers on a washed-up tennis pro named Peter Colt and an up-and-coming tennis star named Lizzie Bradbury during ...more
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Jennifer Tilly, Martha Stewart, Redman
Seed of Chucky is a 2004 comedy horror film and the fifth installment in the Child's Play series. The film was written and directed by Don Mancini, who created Child's Play and has written all ...more

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#63 of 219 The Worst Sequels Of All Time #62 of 137 The Goriest Movies Ever Made

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Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura
Howl's Moving Castle is a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film scripted and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The film is based on the novel of the same name by British writer Diana Wynne Jones. The ...more

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