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The Best Romance Movies of 2005

Updated June 8, 2017 731 votes 44 voters 1.3k views50 items

List of the best 2005 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 2005, 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 Wedding Crashers and King Kong. This isn't necessarily a list of all romance movies from 2005, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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  • Walk the Line1
    24
    9

    Walk the Line

    Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2005

    Directed byJames Mangold

  • Pride & Prejudice2
    21
    7

    Pride & Prejudice

    Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan

    Released2005

    Directed byJoe Wright

  • Wedding Crashers3
    19
    7

    Wedding Crashers

    Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Dobkin

  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin4
    17
    5

    The 40-Year-Old Virgin

    Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings

    Released2005

    Directed byJudd Apatow

  • King Kong5
    14
    5

    King Kong

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black

    Released2005

    Directed byPeter Jackson

  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith6
    15
    9

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

    Released2005

    Directed byDoug Liman

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  • Just like Heaven7
    17
    15

    Just like Heaven

    Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo

    Released2005

    Directed byMark Waters

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  • Memoirs of a Geisha8
    10
    6

    Memoirs of a Geisha

    Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh

    Released2005

    Directed byRob Marshall

  • Little Manhattan9
    7
    2

    Little Manhattan

    Josh Hutchersonm, Cynthia Nixon

    Released2005

    Directed byMark Levin, Jennifer Flackett

  • In Her Shoes10
    8
    5

    In Her Shoes

    Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine

    Released2005

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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  • Cinderella Man11
    7
    6

    Cinderella Man

    Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger

    Released2005

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • Hitch12
    11
    12

    Hitch

    Will Smith, Eva Mendes

    Released2005

    Directed byAndy Tennant

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    #549 of 925 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#94 of 125 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

  • Just Friends13
    4
    3

    Just Friends

    Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris

    Released2005

    Directed byRoger Kumble

  • Yours, Mine and Ours14
    7
    7

    Yours, Mine and Ours

    Miranda Cosgrove, Dennis Quaid

    Released2005

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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  • Brokeback Mountain15
    13
    16

    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2005

    Directed byAng Lee

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  • Herbie: Fully Loaded16
    5
    6

    Herbie: Fully Loaded

    Lindsay Lohan, Anna Faris

    Released2005

    Directed byAngela Robinson

  • The Family Stone17
    9
    11

    The Family Stone

    Rachel McAdams, Sarah Jessica Parker

    Released2005

    Directed byThomas Bezucha

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  • Must Love Dogs18
    6
    7

    Must Love Dogs

    Diane Lane, John Cusack

    Released2005

    Directed byGary David Goldberg

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  • Prime19
    4
    4

    Prime

    Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman

    Released2005

    Directed byBen Younger

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  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants20
    8
    12

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    Blake Lively, America Ferrera

    Released2005

    Directed byKen Kwapis

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    #51 of 96 The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novels#47 of 200 The Best Teen Romance Movies

  • Monster-in-Law21
    3
    4

    Monster-in-Law

    Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda

    Released2005

    Directed byRobert Luketic

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    #465 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#525 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

  • Diary of a Mad Black Woman22
    8
    12

    Diary of a Mad Black Woman

    Tyler Perry, Shemar Moore

    Released2005

    Directed byDarren Grant

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  • Adam & Steve23
    4
    7

    Adam & Steve

    Parker Posey, Chris Kattan

    Released2005

    Directed byCraig Chester

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  • Hustle & Flow24
    4
    5

    Hustle & Flow

    Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris

    Released2005

    Directed byCraig Brewer

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  • Imagine Me & You25
    4
    7

    Imagine Me & You

    Lena Headey, Piper Perabo

    Released2005

    Directed byOl Parker

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