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The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies

Updated November 16, 2020 3.2k votes 312 voters 9.7k views89 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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  • Sleepless in Seattle1
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    Sleepless in Seattle

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

    Released1993

    Directed byNora Ephron

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  • Splash2
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    Splash

    Tom Hanks, John Candy

    Released1984

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • You've Got Mail3
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    You've Got Mail

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

    Released1998

    Directed byNora Ephron

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  • Larry Crowne4
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    Larry Crowne

    Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks

    Released2011

    Directed byTom Hanks

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  • Silver Linings Playbook5
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    Silver Linings Playbook

    Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro

    Released2012

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

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  • Call Me by Your Name6
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    Call Me by Your Name

    Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet

    Released2017

    Directed byLuca Guadagnino

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  • The Notebook7
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    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

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  • About a Boy8
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    About a Boy

    Rachel Weisz, Hugh Grant

    Released2002

    Directed byChris Weitz, Paul Weitz

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  • A Walk to Remember9
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    A Walk to Remember

    Shane West, Mandy Moore

    Released2002

    Directed byAdam Shankman

    A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age romantic tragedy film directed by Adam...  more

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  • Dirty Dancing10
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    Dirty Dancing

    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey

    Released1987

    Directed byEmile Ardolino

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  • Mamma Mia!11
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    Mamma Mia!

    Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep

    Released2008

    Directed byPhyllida Lloyd

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  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days12
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    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

    Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2003

    Directed byDonald Petrie

    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is a 2003 American romantic comedy film directed by Donald...  more

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  • The Proposal13
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    The Proposal

    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds

    Released2009

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

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  • P.S. I Love You14
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    P.S. I Love You

    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank

    Released2007

    Directed byRichard LaGravenese

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  • A Cinderella Story15
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    A Cinderella Story

    Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Rosman

    A Cinderella Story is a 2004 American teen romantic comedy film. The film stars Hilary Duff,...  more

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  • Two Weeks Notice16
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    Two Weeks Notice

    Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant

    Released2002

    Directed byMarc Lawrence

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  • Step Up17
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    Step Up

    Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan

    Released2006

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

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  • Twilight18
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    Twilight

    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

    Released2008

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

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  • The Bodyguard19
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    The Bodyguard

    Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner

    Released1992

    Directed byMick Jackson

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  • Water for Elephants20
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    Water for Elephants

    Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson

    Released2011

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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  • The Vow21
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    The Vow

    Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum

    Released2012

    Directed byMichael Sucsy

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  • Never Been Kissed22
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    Never Been Kissed

    Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore

    Released1999

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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  • 10 Things I Hate About You23
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    10 Things I Hate About You

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union

    Released1999

    Directed byGil Junger

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  • Meet Joe Black24
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    Meet Joe Black

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1998

    Directed byMartin Brest

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  • Pride & Prejudice25
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    Pride & Prejudice

    Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan

    Released2005

    Directed byJoe Wright

    Pride & Prejudice is a 2005 British romance film directed by Joe Wright and based on Jane...  more

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