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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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The Shape of Water is listed (or ranked) 3 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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La La Land is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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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Carol is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson
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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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Me Before You is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Everything, Everything is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose
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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The Longest Ride is listed (or ranked) 13 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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To All the Boys I've Loved Bef... is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Love, Simon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp
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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Five Feet Apart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson, Moises Arias
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) 17 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn
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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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 18 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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The Danish Girl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
The Danish Girl 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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Sleeping with Other People is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis, Jordan Carlos
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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Call Me by Your Name is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
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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The Choice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace
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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Hello, My Name Is Doris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs
Hello, My Name Is Doris is a 2016 US romantic comedy-drama film directed by Michael Showalter. A woman (Sally Field) in her 60s tries to act on her attraction to a younger co-worker (Max
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Southside with You is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers
Southside with You is a 2016 American biographical romantic drama film directed by Richard Tanne. Set in 1989, it focuses on Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) ...more
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Every Day is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years
Angourie Rice, Maria Bello, Debby Ryan
Every Day is a 2018 American romantic-drama directed by Michael Sucsy, based on the novel by David Levithan. 16-year-old Rhiannon (Angourie Rice) falls in love with a spirit named A, a traveling ...more