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The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years

Updated November 16, 2020 5.2k votes 640 voters 12.5k views89 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 Born1
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    A Star Is Born

    Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

    Released2018

    Directed byBradley Cooper

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  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before2
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    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    Lana Condor, Janel Parrish

    Released2018

    Directed bySusan Johnson

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  • Call Me by Your Name3
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    Call Me by Your Name

    Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet

    Released2017

    Directed byLuca Guadagnino

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  • Crazy Rich Asians4
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    Crazy Rich Asians

    Constance Wu, Henry Golding

    Released2018

    Directed byJon M. Chu

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  • Five Feet Apart5
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    Five Feet Apart

    Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson

    Released2019

    Directed byJustin Baldoni

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  • The Big Sick6
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    The Big Sick

    Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan

    Directed byMichael Showalter

    The Big Sick is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Michael Showalter, from a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Love, Simon7
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    Love, Simon

    Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford

    Released2018

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

    Love, Simon is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, based on the novel... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Everything, Everything8
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    Everything, Everything

    Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson

    Released2017

    Directed byStella Meghie

    Everything, Everything is a 2017 American romantic drama film directed by Stella Meghie and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • If Beale Street Could Talk9
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    If Beale Street Could Talk

    Kiki Layne, Stephan James

    Released2018

    Directed byBarry Jenkins

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  • The Shape of Water10
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    The Shape of Water

    Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon

    Released2017

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

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  • I Still Believe11
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    I Still Believe

    KJ Apa, Britt Robertson

    Released2020

    Directed byAndrew Erwin, John Erwin

    I Still Believe is 2020 Christian biographical drama film directed by the Erwin Brothers and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You12
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    To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

    Ross Butler, Noah Centineo

    Released2020

    Directed byMichael Fimognari

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  • Yesterday13
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    Yesterday

    Himesh Patel, Lily James

    Released2019

    Directed byDanny Boyle

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  • After14
    20
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    After

    Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin

    Released2019

    Directed byJenny Gage

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  • Set It Up15
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    Set It Up

    Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell

    Released2018

    Directed byClaire Scanlon

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  • Always Be My Maybe16
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    Always Be My Maybe

    Ali Wong, Randall Park

    Released2019

    Directed byNahnatchka Khan

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  • Little Women17
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    Little Women

    Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern

    Released2019

    Directed byGreta Gerwig

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  • The Kissing Booth18
    18
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    The Kissing Booth

    Joey King, Joel Courtney

    Released2018

    Directed byVince Marcello

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  • All the Bright Places19
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    All the Bright Places

    Elle Fanning, Justice Smith

    Released2020

    Directed byBrett Haley

    All the Bright Places is a 2020 American drama romance film directed by Brett Haley, based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Lady and the Tramp20
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    Lady and the Tramp

    Justin Theroux, Tessa Thompson

    Released2019

    Directed byCharlie Bean

    Lady and the Tramp is a 2019 American romance film directed by Charlie Bean, based on the Walt... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • After We Collided21
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    After We Collided

    Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin

    Released2020

    Directed byRoger Kumble

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  • Midnight Sun22
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    Midnight Sun

    Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger

    Released2018

    Directed byScott Speer

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  • Last Christmas23
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    Last Christmas

    Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding

    Released2019

    Directed byPaul Feig

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  • Long Shot24
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    Long Shot

    Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron

    Released2019

    Directed byJonathan Levine

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  • The Princess Switch25
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    The Princess Switch

    Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio

    Released2018

    Directed byMichael Rohl

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