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The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies 

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Updated July 7, 2019 953 votes 149 voters 5.6k views 35 items

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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

Released: 2004

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

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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P.S. I Love You is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

Released: 2007

Directed by: Richard LaGravenese

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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The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White

Released: 2009

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

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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How to Lose a Guy in 10 ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Bebe Neuwirth

Released: 2003

Directed by: Donald Petrie

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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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

Released: 2008

Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd

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A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

Released: 2002

Directed by: Adam Shankman

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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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Released: 1987

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

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Step Up is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Heavy D

Released: 2006

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

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You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

Released: 1998

Directed by: Nora Ephron

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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Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

Released: 1999

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

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Two Weeks Notice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Norah Jones

Released: 2002

Directed by: Marc Lawrence

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A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mark Rosman

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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Meet Joe Black is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani

Released: 1998

Directed by: Martin Brest

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 Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner, Debbie Reynolds

Released: 1992

Directed by: Mick Jackson

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Water for Elephants is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz

Released: 2011

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

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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The Vow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange

Released: 2012

Directed by: Michael Sucsy

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Isn't It Romantic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Liam Hemsworth

Released: 2019

Directed by: Todd Strauss-Schulson

Isn't It Romantic is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Natalie (Rebel Wilson) wakes up one day to discover that she is self aware of her existence in a ...more

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My Days of Mercy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Kate Mara, Ellen Page, Amy Seimetz

Released: 2019

Directed by: Tali Shalom Ezer

My Days of Mercy is a 2017 (2019 US release) American-British drama-romance film directed by Tali Shalom Ezer. The daughter of a man who is on death row, Lucy (Ellen Page) falls in love with ...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

Released: 2006

Directed by: Alejandro Agresti

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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

Released: 2008

Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

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Hope Floats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick, Jr.

Released: 1998

Directed by: Forest Whitaker

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About a Boy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Rachel Weisz, Hugh Grant, Toni Collette

Released: 2002

Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

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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, SofĂ­a Vergara

Released: 2011

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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Only You is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Billy Zane

Released: 1994

Directed by: Norman Jewison

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Elizabethtown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies
Jessica Biel, Kirsten Dunst, Alec Baldwin

Released: 2005

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

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