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The Best Romance Movies of 2006

Updated September 23, 2019 1.2k votes 43 voters 1.7k views50 items

List of the best 2006 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 2006, 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.

List features The Fountain, She's the Man and more movies. This isn't necessarily a list of all romance movies from 2006, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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  • The Lake House1
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    The Lake House

    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves

    Released2006

    Directed byAlejandro Agresti

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  • Eight Below2
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    Eight Below

    Paul Walker, Moon Bloodgood

    Released2006

    Directed byFrank Marshall

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  • The Devil Wears Prada3
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    The Devil Wears Prada

    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum

    Released2006

    Directed byDavid Frankel

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  • Tristan & Isolde4
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    Tristan & Isolde

    James Franco, Henry Cavill

    Released2006

    Directed byKevin Reynolds

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  • Aquamarine5
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    Aquamarine

    Emma Roberts, JoJo

    Released2006

    Directed byElizabeth Allen Rosenbaum

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  • The Break-Up6
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    The Break-Up

    Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston

    Released2006

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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  • The Illusionist7
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    The Illusionist

    Jessica Biel, Edward Norton

    Released2006

    Directed byNeil Burger

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  • The Painted Veil8
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    The Painted Veil

    Naomi Watts, Edward Norton

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Curran

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  • John Tucker Must Die9
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    John Tucker Must Die

    Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush

    Released2006

    Directed byBetty Thomas

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  • Just My Luck10
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    Just My Luck

    Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine

    Released2006

    Directed byDonald Petrie

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    #134 of 200 The Best Teen Romance Movies#75 of 125 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

  • Last Holiday11
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    Last Holiday

    Queen Latifah, LL Cool J

    Released2006

    Directed byWayne Wang

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  • The Holiday12
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    The Holiday

    Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz

    Released2006

    Directed byNancy Meyers

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  • Failure to Launch13
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    Failure to Launch

    Zooey Deschanel, Sarah Jessica Parker

    Released2006

    Directed byTom Dey

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  • Rocky Balboa14
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    Rocky Balboa

    Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia

    Released2006

    Directed bySylvester Stallone

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  • It's a Boy Girl Thing15
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    It's a Boy Girl Thing

    Sharon Osbourne, Kevin Zegers

    Released2006

    Directed byNick Hurran

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    #4 of 27 20+ Great Movies Where Characters Swap Ages or Bodies#212 of 324 The Best Teen Movies Of All Time

  • She's the Man16
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    She's the Man

    Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum

    Released2006

    Directed byAndy Fickman

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  • Stranger than Fiction17
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    Stranger than Fiction

    Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman

    Released2006

    Directed byMarc Forster

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  • Waist Deep18
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    Waist Deep

    Meagan Good, Jayceon Terrell Taylor

    Released2006

    Directed byVondie Curtis-Hall

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  • Step Up19
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    Step Up

    Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan

    Released2006

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

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  • You, Me and Dupree20
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    You, Me and Dupree

    Kate Hudson, Seth Rogen

    Released2006

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend21
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    My Super Ex-Girlfriend

    Uma Thurman, Anna Faris

    Released2006

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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    #93 of 151 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies#44 of 70 The Funniest Superhero Movies Ever Made

  • Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion22
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    Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion

    Blair Underwood, Keke Palmer

    Released2006

    Directed byTyler Perry

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  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time23
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    The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

    Riisa Naka, Sachie Hara

    Released2010

    Directed byMamoru Hosoda, Masaaki Taniguchi

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    #67 of 575 The Best Animated Films Ever#24 of 54 The Best Time Loop Movies

  • A Good Year24
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    A Good Year

    Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard

    Released2006

    Directed byRidley Scott

  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley25
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    The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    Cillian Murphy, Liam Cunningham

    Released2006

    Directed byKen Loach