Romantic Movies The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies  

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Is there anything more indulgently delightful than cheesy romance movies? Whether you buy into the corny sentiments in spite of yourself or just like laughing at dumb plots and ridiculous dialogue, you've come to the right place. Below, you'll find a list of the best guilty pleasure romance films. Truly some of the cheesiest films out there, these movies all involve plots that are unbelievable, romantic gestures that induce eye rolls, and characters that are a little flat and predictable. But, hey! You don't always want Casablanca. Sometimes, you just want to kick back and enjoy some easy romance films to switch your brain into off mode. Browse the list below to find the perfect film for the next time you're in the mood for a silly love story. 

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The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a ...more

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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Bebe Neuwirth How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is a 2003 romantic comedy film, directed by Donald Petrie, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. It is based on a short cartoon book of the same name by ...more

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P.S. I Love You is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland P.S. I Love You is a 2007 American drama film directed by Richard LaGravenese. The screenplay by LaGravenese and Steven Rogers is based on the 2004 novel of the same name by Cecelia Ahern. It ...more

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Elizabethtown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Jessica Biel, Kirsten Dunst, Alec Baldwin Elizabethtown is a 2005 American romantic tragicomedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst. Alec Baldwin has a small role as a CEO of an ...more

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Step Up is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Heavy D Step Up is a 2006 American romantic dance film directed by Anne Fletcher starring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum. Set in Baltimore, Maryland, the film follows the tale of the disadvantaged ...more

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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan Mamma Mia! is a 2008 British/American/Swedish musical/romantic comedy film adapted from the 1999 West End/2001 Broadway musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, ...more

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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama film. Written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino, the film stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles, as well as ...more

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Meet Joe Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani Meet Joe Black is a 1998 American fantasy romance film produced by Universal Studios, directed by Martin Brest and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Claire Forlani. It was the second ...more

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The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White The Proposal is a 2009 American romantic comedy film set in Sitka, Alaska. Directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Peter Chiarelli, the film features Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in the ...more

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Water for Elephants is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz Water for Elephants is a 2011 American romantic drama film directed by Francis Lawrence. Richard LaGravenese wrote the screenplay, which was based on Sara Gruen's 2006 novel of the same name. It ...more

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Sweet November is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves, Lauren Graham Sweet November is a 2001 romantic drama film starring Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron, reuniting the actors after their previous appearance as husband and wife in The Devil's Advocate. The film ...more

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About a Boy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Rachel Weisz, Hugh Grant, Toni Collette About a Boy is a 2002 British-American comedy-drama film co-written and directed by brothers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz. It is an adaptation of the 1998 novel of the same name by Nick Hornby. ...more

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Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco Never Been Kissed is a 1999 romantic comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Drew Barrymore's production company, Flower Films, directed by Raja Gosnell and starring Drew Barrymore, David ...more

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A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray A Cinderella Story is a 2004 American teen romantic comedy film. The film stars Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge, and Regina King and was directed by Mark Rosman. The film's ...more

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Two Weeks Notice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Norah Jones Two Weeks Notice is a 2002 romantic comedy film starring Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock from Warner Bros. Pictures. The film was written and directed by Marc Lawrence. Although response was ...more

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Fifty Shades of Grey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Rita Ora, Dakota Johnson, Marcia Gay Harden Fifty Shades of Grey is a film adaptation of the novel by E. L. James.

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A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age teen romantic drama based on the 1999 romance novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Shane West and Mandy Moore, was ...more

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The Vow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange The Vow is a 2012 romantic drama film directed by Michael Sucsy, starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams. The film is inspired by the true story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. The Vow was a ...more

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The Lake House is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Christopher Plummer The Lake House is a 2006 American romantic drama directed by Alejandro Agresti and starring Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock and Christopher Plummer. It was written by David Auburn. The film is a ...more

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The Family Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle The Family Man is a 2000 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Brett Ratner and starring Nicolas Cage and Téa Leoni. Cage's production company, Saturn Films, helped produce the ...more

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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick Twilight is a 2008 American vampire romance film based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel of the same name. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. ...more

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The Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner, Debbie Reynolds The Bodyguard is a 1992 American romantic thriller film directed by Mick Jackson, written by Lawrence Kasdan, and starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. Costner stars as a former Secret ...more

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New Year's Eve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Sofía Vergara New Year's Eve is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. Like Valentine's Day, it depicts a series of holiday vignettes of the state of several romances and features a ...more

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You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez You've Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. It was written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1937 play Parfumerie ...more

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Only You is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Billy Zane Only You is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey, Jr., and Bonnie Hunt. Written by Diane Drake, the film is about a young ...more

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Message in a Bottle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Hayden Panettiere, Kevin Costner, Paul Newman Message in a Bottle is a 1999 American romantic drama film directed by Luis Mandoki. Based on a novel with the same name by Nicholas Sparks, the film stars Kevin Costner, Robin Wright, and Paul ...more

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Fifty Shades Darker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger Fifty Shades Darker is 2017 erotic romantic drama film based on a novel of same name by British author E. L. James. It is the second film in the Fifty Shades film series, and a sequel to 2015 ...more

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All About Steve is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Ken Jeong All About Steve is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Phil Traill that stars Sandra Bullock, Thomas Haden Church, and Bradley Cooper as the eponymous Steve. The film was panned by critics ...more

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Playing for Keeps is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman Playing for Keeps is a 2012 American romantic comedy film directed by Gabriele Muccino, starring Gerard Butler with Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman and Judy Greer ...more

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Hope Floats is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick, Jr. Hope Floats is a 1998 American romantic drama film directed by Forest Whitaker and starring Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick, Jr., and Gena Rowlands. Birdee is an unassuming housewife whose life is ...more