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The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years

Updated April 23, 2021 7.2k votes 771 voters 15.2k views94 items

List RulesVote up your favorite romance movies that were released on or after January, 1 2017.

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.

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

    Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga
    A Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film directed by Bradley Cooper. A...  more

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    Crazy Rich Asians

    Constance Wu, Henry Golding
    Crazy Rich Asians is a 2018 American film directed by Jon M. Chu, based on the novel by Kevin...  more

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    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    Lana Condor, Janel Parrish
    To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan...  more
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    Five Feet Apart

    Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson
    Five Feet Apart is a 2019 American romantic drama film directed by Justin Baldoni. Stella...  more

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    Call Me by Your Name

    Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet
    Call Me by Your Name is a 2017 Italian-American romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by...  more

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    Love, Simon

    Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford
    Love, Simon is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, based on the novel...  more
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    The Big Sick

    Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan
    The Big Sick is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Michael Showalter, from a...  more
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    Little Women

    Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern
    Little Women is a 2019 American drama film directed by Greta Gerwig, based on the novel by...  more

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    Everything, Everything

    Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson
    Everything, Everything is a 2017 American romantic drama film directed by Stella Meghie and...  more
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    The Shape of Water

    Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon
    The Shape of Water is a 2017 Spanish-American fantasy romance film directed by Guillermo del...  more
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    If Beale Street Could Talk

    Kiki Layne, Stephan James
    If Beale Street Could Talk is a 2018 American drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on...  more
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    Yesterday

    Himesh Patel, Lily James
    Yesterday is a 2019 British musical comedy film directed by Danny Boyle. A struggling...  more

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    To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

    Ross Butler, Noah Centineo
    To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is a 2020 American teen romantic comedy film directed...  more
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    After

    Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin
    After is a 2019 new adult romance film directed by Jenny Gage, based on the novel by Anna...  more

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    All the Bright Places

    Elle Fanning, Justice Smith
    All the Bright Places is a 2020 American drama romance film directed by Brett Haley, based on...  more
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    Set It Up

    Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell
    Set It Up is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Claire Scanlon. Coworkers hatch a plan to...  more
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    Lady and the Tramp

    Justin Theroux, Tessa Thompson
    Lady and the Tramp is a 2019 American romance film directed by Charlie Bean, based on the Walt...  more
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    Last Christmas

    Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding
    Last Christmas is a 2019 British romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig. Working as an elf...  more
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    I Still Believe

    KJ Apa, Britt Robertson
    I Still Believe is 2020 Christian biographical drama film directed by the Erwin Brothers and...  more
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    The Kissing Booth

    Joey King, Joel Courtney
    The Kissing Booth is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Vince Marcello. A pretty, teenage...  more

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    Always Be My Maybe

    Ali Wong, Randall Park
    Always Be My Maybe is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Nahnatchka Khan. Childhood...  more
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    Holidate

    Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey
    Holidate is a 2020 American romantic comedy holiday film directed by John Whitesell. Two...  more
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    After We Collided

    Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin
    After We Collided is a 2020 American romantic drama film directed by Roger Kumble, based on...  more
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    Midnight Sun

    Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger
    Midnight Sun is a 2018 American romantic drama film directed by Scott Speer, based on the 2006...  more
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    Long Shot

    Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron
    Long Shot is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Levine. Fred Flarsky (Seth...  more