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The Best New Romance Movies of the Last Few Years

Updated November 16, 2020 4.6k votes 592 voters 11.5k 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 Born
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    A Star Is Born

    Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

    Released2018

    Directed byBradley Cooper

    A Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film directed by Bradley Cooper. A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 2
    To All the Boys I've Loved Before
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    97

    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    Lana Condor, Janel Parrish

    Released2018

    Directed bySusan Johnson

    To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 3
    The Big Sick
    133
    69

    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

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  • 4
    Call Me by Your Name
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    74

    Call Me by Your Name

    Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet

    Directed byLuca Guadagnino

    Call Me by Your Name is a 2017 Italian-American romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 5
    Crazy Rich Asians
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    131

    Crazy Rich Asians

    Constance Wu, Henry Golding

    Released2018

    Directed byJon M. Chu

    Crazy Rich Asians is a 2018 American film directed by Jon M. Chu, based on the novel by Kevin... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    Love, Simon
    148
    88

    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
  • 7
    Five Feet Apart
    130
    74

    Five Feet Apart

    Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson

    Released2019

    Directed byJustin Baldoni

    Five Feet Apart is a 2019 American romantic drama film directed by Justin Baldoni. Stella... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 8
    Everything, Everything
    90
    59

    Everything, Everything

    Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson

    Directed byStella Meghie

    Everything, Everything is a 2017 American romantic drama film directed by Stella Meghie and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    87
    61

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    Kiki Layne, Stephan James

    Released2018

    Directed byBarry Jenkins

    If Beale Street Could Talk is a 2018 American drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    The Shape of Water
    124
    109

    The Shape of Water

    Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    The Shape of Water is a 2017 American fantasy romance film directed by Guillermo del Toro.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Yesterday
    65
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    Yesterday

    Himesh Patel, Lily James

    Released2019

    Directed byDanny Boyle

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  • 12
    I Still Believe
    37
    30

    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
  • 13
    Always Be My Maybe
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    62

    Always Be My Maybe

    Ali Wong, Randall Park

    Released2019

    Directed byNahnatchka Khan

    Always Be My Maybe is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Nahnatchka Khan. Childhood... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Set It Up
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    65

    Set It Up

    Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell

    Released2018

    Directed byClaire Scanlon

    Set It Up is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Claire Scanlon. Coworkers hatch a plan to... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Midnight Sun
    62
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    Midnight Sun

    Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger

    Released2018

    Directed byScott Speer

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  • 16
    All the Bright Places
    25
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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
  • 17
    After
    8
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    After

    Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin

    Released2019

    Directed byJenny Gage

    After is a 2019 new adult romance film directed by Jenny Gage, based on the novel by Anna... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Long Shot
    47
    57

    Long Shot

    Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron

    Released2019

    Directed byJonathan Levine

    Long Shot is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Levine. Fred Flarsky (Seth... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Tuscaloosa
    14
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    Tuscaloosa

    Natalia Dyer, Tate Donovan

    Released2020

    Directed byPhilip Harder

    Tuscaloosa is a 2020 American drama film directed by Philip Harder and is based on the novel... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    The Kissing Booth
    5
    1

    The Kissing Booth

    Joey King, Joel Courtney

    Released2018

    Directed byVince Marcello

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  • 21
    The Sun Is Also a Star
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    The Sun Is Also a Star

    Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton

    Released2019

    Directed byRy Russo-Young

    The Sun Is Also a Star is a 2019 American drama film directed by Ry Russo-Young, based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Home Again
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    Home Again

    Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff

    Released2017

    Directed byHallie Meyers-Shyer

    Home Again is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer. Life for a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    The Space Between Us
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    The Space Between Us

    Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield

    Directed byPeter Chelsom

    The Space Between Us is a 2017 American romantic science fiction film directed by Peter... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Isn't It Romantic
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    72

    Isn't It Romantic

    Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine

    Released2019

    Directed byTodd Strauss-Schulson

    Isn't It Romantic is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    Every Day
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    Every Day

    Angourie Rice, Maria Bello

    Released2018

    Directed byMichael Sucsy

    Every Day is a 2018 American romantic-drama directed by Michael Sucsy, based on the novel by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button