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The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years  

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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
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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Crazy Rich Asians is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan
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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La La Land is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend
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 Shape of Water is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins
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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If Beale Street Could Talk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo
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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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
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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Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Saoirse Ronan, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent
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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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne
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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Carol is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson
Carol is an upcoming British-American romantic drama film directed by Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Phyllis Nagy based on the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith. The film stars ...more
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The Sun Is Also a Star is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Jake Choi
The Sun Is Also a Star is a 2019 American drama film directed by Ry Russo-Young, based on the young adult novel written by Nicola Yoon. A teenager (Yara Shahidi) finds love at a difficult time ...more
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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach
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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Tall Girl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Tall Girl Ava Michelle, Griffin Gluck, Luke Eisner
Tall Girl is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Nzingha Stewart. That tallest girl in school, Jodi (Ava Michelle) decides to embrace her height.
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Official Secrets is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode
Official Secrets is a 2019 American-British political thriller directed by Gavin Hood, based on The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell. Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) ...more
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Falling Inn Love is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Christina Milian, Adam Demos, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman
Falling Inn Love is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Roger Kumble. Gabriela (Christian Milan) unexpectedly wins a country New Zealand inn and teams up with Jake (Adam Demos) to ...more
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Vita and Virginia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Rupert Penry-Jones
Vita and Virginia is a 2018 British biographical romance drama film directed by Chanya Button. Poet and novelist Vita (Gemma Arterton) and literary icon Virginia (Elizabeth Debicki) embark on an ...more
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The Danish Girl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw
The Danish Girl is a 2015 romantic drama film directed by Tom Hooper, and loosely inspired by the lives of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili (Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda's (Alicia ...more
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Me Before You is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman
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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Hello, Love, Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Kathryn Bernardo, Alden Richards, Maymay Entrata
Hello, Love, Goodbye is a 2019 Philippine romantic drama film directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina. A struggling overseas worker, Joy Fabregas (Kathryn Bernardo) and bartender, Ethan Del Rosario ...more
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The Longest Ride is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Jack Huston
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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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
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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To All the Boys I've Loved Bef... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart
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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Long Shot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Long Shot is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Levine. Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen), an unemployed journalist, battered by his own misfortune and self-destructive ways, courts his ...more
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My Days of Mercy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Kate Mara, Ellen Page, Amy Seimetz
My Days of Mercy is a 2017 (2019 US release) American-British drama-romance film directed by Tali Shalom Ezer. The daughter of a man who is on death row, Lucy (Ellen Page) falls in love with ...more
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Ophelia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Clive Owen
Ophelia is a 2018 British-American historical romantic drama film directed by Claire McCarthy, based on the Shakespearean character of the same name and the novel by Lisa Klein. As a rebellious ...more
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Ode to Joy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Morena Baccarin, Melissa Rauch, Martin Freeman
Ode to Joy is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Jason Winer. Charlie (Martin Freeman) suffers from cataplexy that causes sudden bouts of paralysis whenever he experiences strong emotions ...more