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The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years 

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Updated February 21, 2020 2.3k votes 207 voters 4.5k views 69 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite romance movies that were released on or after January, 1 2015.

These are the best modern romance movies that make you want to fall in love if you're not already and make you appreciate the person who has your affection if you are. The appeal of cinematic romance is obvious. Everybody wants to care and be cared about. We all want to remember that love makes life better. Such an optimistic, inspiring message is important to embrace in today's complicated world.

Of course, not all films of this sort look alike. There are recent romantic comedies, such as Trainwreck, but also emotionally-intense dramas like If Beale Street Could Talk. Some are unapologetically sappy. Five Feet Apart is a great example. Then you have something like Isn't It Romantic that spoofs the occasionally sappy conventions of the genre. The Shape of Water has a heavy fantasy element and is also an Oscar-winning romance. Whether they're aiming for your heart, your mind, or your funny bone, many new romantic films fulfill their mission of celebrating what it means to love someone.

Vote up your favorites from this list of current romance movies. Don't see the one that makes you swoon the most? Please add it so that other users can rank it. Don't forget to check back later on to see how your additions fare. 

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A Star Is Born is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott

Released: 2018

Directed by: Bradley Cooper

A Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film directed by Bradley Cooper. A movie star (Cooper) helps a young singer/actress (Stefani Germanotta) find fame, even as age and ...more
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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

Released: 1991

Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th film in the Walt Disney ...more
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Crazy Rich Asians is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jon M. Chu

Crazy Rich Asians is a 2018 American film directed by Jon M. Chu, based on the novel by Kevin Kwan. American-born Chinese economics professor Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) accompanies her boyfriend ...more
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Me Before You is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman

Directed by: Thea Sharrock

Me Before You is a 2016 American-British romantic comedy drama film directed by Thea Sharrock and adapted by Jojo Moyes from her 2012 novel of the same name. The film was released on June 3,
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La La Land is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend

Released: 2016

Directed by: Damien Chazelle

La La Land is a 2016 American romantic musical comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, and Rosemarie DeWitt. The plot ...more
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The Big Sick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter

Directed by: Michael Showalter

The Big Sick is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Michael Showalter, from a screenplay by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. It is based on the real courtship of Nanjiani and ...more
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If Beale Street Could Ta... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo

Released: 2018

Directed by: Barry Jenkins

If Beale Street Could Talk is a 2018 American drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on the novel by James Baldwin. A woman in Harlem (Kiki Layne) desperately scrambles to prove her ...more
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To All the Boys I've Lov... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart

Released: 2018

Directed by: Susan Johnson

To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan Johnson, based on the 2014 novel by Jenny Han. Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor) writes private love ...more
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Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Saoirse Ronan, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent

Released: 2015

Directed by: John Crowley

Brooklyn is a 2015 romantic drama film directed by John Crowley, based on the novel by Colm Tóibín. An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a ...more
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Love, Simon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp

Released: 2018

Directed by: Greg Berlanti

Love, Simon is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, based on the novel by Becky Albertalli. Simon (Nick Robinson), a 17-year-old closeted gay high school student, is ...more
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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne

Released: 2015

Directed by: Ari Sandel

The DUFF is a 2015 American teen comedy film directed by Ari Sandel, based on the novel by Kody Keplinger. A high school senior (Mae Whitman) instigates a social pecking order revolution after ...more
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Five Feet Apart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson, Moises Arias

Released: 2019

Directed by: Justin Baldoni

Five Feet Apart is a 2019 American romantic drama film directed by Justin Baldoni. Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will (Cole Sprouse) are young cystic fibrosis patients being treated at the ...more
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The Age of Adaline is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn

Directed by: Kasra Farahani

The Age of Adaline is a 2015 American romance fantasy film about a woman (Blake Lively) who stops aging after an accident at the age of 29. It was directed by Lee Toland Krieger and written by ...more
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The Shape of Water is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

The Shape of Water is a 2017 American fantasy romance film directed by Guillermo del Toro. Lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation until she discovers a secret ...more
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Call Me by Your Name is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg

Directed by: Luca Guadagnino

Call Me by Your Name is a 2017 Italian-American romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by Luca Guadagnino, based on Andre Aciman's novel of the same name. In 1980s Italy, a romantic ...more
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Everything, Everything ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Everything, Everything Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose

Directed by: Stella Meghie

Everything, Everything is a 2017 American romantic drama film directed by Stella Meghie and written by J. Mills Goodloe, based on the 2015 young-adult novel by Nicola Yoon. It involves a romance ...more
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Premature is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Zora Howard, Joshua Boone, Michelle Wilson

Released: 2020

Directed by: Rashaad Ernesto Green

Premature is a 2020 American romantic drama film directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green. On a summer night in Harlem during her last months at home before starting college, seventeen-year-old poet ...more
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The Longest Ride is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Jack Huston

Released: 2015

Directed by: George Tillman, Jr.

The Longest Ride is a 2015 American romantic drama film directed by George Tillman, Jr., based on Nicholas Sparks' 2013 novel of the same name. The lives of a professional bull rider, an art ...more
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Carol is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson

Released: 2015

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Carol is a 2015 British-American romantic drama film directed by Todd Haynes, based on the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith. In 1950s New York, aspiring photographer Therese Belivet ...more
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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Hayley Atwell

Released: 2015

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Cinderella is a 2015 American romantic fantasy film directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay written by Chris Weitz. Produced by David Barron, Simon Kinberg and Allison Shearmur for Walt ...more
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Sleeping with Other Peop... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis, Jordan Carlos

Released: 2015

Directed by: Leslye Headland

Sleeping with Other People is a 2015 American romantic comedy film directed and written by Leslye Headland. A good-natured womanizer (Jason Sudeikis) and a serial cheater (Alison Brie) form a ...more
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The Choice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
The Choice Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace

Released: 2016

Directed by: Ross Katz

The Choice is a 2016 American romantic drama film directed by Ross Katz and written by Bryan Sipe, based on Nicholas Sparks's 2007 novel of the same name. The film is about two neighbors ...more
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Yesterday is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Siersha 2 added Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon

Released: 2019

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Yesterday is a 2019 British musical comedy film directed by Danny Boyle. A struggling musician, Jack Malik (Himesh Patel), discovers that the whole world has forgotten who the Beatles are and ...more
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Trainwreck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson

Released: 2015

Directed by: Judd Apatow

Trainwreck is a 2015 American romantic comedy film directed by Judd Apatow. A hard-drinking, free-spirited young magazine writer (Amy Schumer) has her first serious relationship with a prominent ...more
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Midnight Sun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle

Released: 2018

Directed by: Scott Speer

Midnight Sun is a 2018 American romantic drama film directed by Scott Speer, based on the 2006 Japanese film. Sheltered since early childhood due to a rare disease, Katie Price (Bella Thorne) ...more