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The Best Movies About Rekindled Romance

Updated June 17, 2019 402 votes 92 voters 13.1k views32 items

List RulesVote up your favorite films where an old flame is reignited.

Is there anything better than a rekindled romance in movies? Whether it's by war, jealousy, deception or simply bad luck, we all respond to the tragedy of a romance cut short. Whether it's in real life or the movies, we mourn for the beautiful love that could have been.

Every once in a while, though, we get a second chance. The top movies on this rekindled romance movie list prove that it's never too late to be with that perfect person. Whether you're separated by distance or, as in Lake House, by time, there's always hope that you'll be reunited.

The characters in this list of the best rekindled romance movies find their love again in different ways. Sometimes they've been searching for them for years, sometimes they find them by accident. Not all of these stories end well. Whether it's a movie about reuniting ex lovers or rekindling any kind of lost love, there's something here for everyone.

So vote for the greatest rekindled romance movies and don't forget to add anything that's missing!

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    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling
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    Sweet Home Alabama

    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey
    Sweet Home Alabama is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant. A young...  more

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    The Lake House

    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves
    The Lake House is a 2006 American romantic drama directed by Alejandro Agresti and starring...  more

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    Serendipity

    Kate Beckinsale, John Cusack
    Serendipity is a 2001 American romantic comedy film, starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale....  more

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    Casablanca

    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart
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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright
    The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and...  more

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    Ghost

    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg
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    The Way We Were

    Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford
    The Way We Were is a 1973 American romantic drama film, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert...  more

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    Atonement

    Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch
    Atonement is a 2007 British romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright and based on Ian...  more

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    It's Complicated

    Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey
    It's Complicated is a 2009 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Nancy Meyers....  more

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    Pearl Harbor

    Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner
    Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American war film with romance and action elements directed by Michael...  more

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    Before Sunset

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
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    13 Going on 30

    Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson
    13 Going on 30 is a 2004 American romantic comedy fantasy film written by Josh Goldsmith and...  more

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    The Story of Us

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Bruce Willis
    The Story of Us is a 1999 American romantic comedy drama film directed by Rob Reiner, and...  more

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    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer
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    Brooklyn

    Saoirse Ronan, Julie Walters
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    Cold Mountain

    Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman
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    Begin Again

    Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo
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    Same Time, Next Year

    Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn
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    Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard
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    Wicker Park

    Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne
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    Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum
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    Jennifer Lawrence, Keeley Hazell
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    Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson
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    Mr. Wonderful

    Mary-Louise Parker, Matt Dillon
    Mr. Wonderful is a 1993 romantic comedy film directed by Academy Award winning director...  more