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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
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    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

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    The Proposal
    55
    14

    The Proposal

    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds

    Released2009

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

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  • 3
    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    55
    17

    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

    Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2003

    Directed byDonald Petrie

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  • 4
    A Walk to Remember
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    16

    A Walk to Remember

    Shane West, Mandy Moore

    Released2002

    Directed byAdam Shankman

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  • 5
    P.S. I Love You
    50
    18

    P.S. I Love You

    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank

    Released2007

    Directed byRichard LaGravenese

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  • 6
    Mamma Mia!
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    23

    Mamma Mia!

    Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep

    Released2008

    Directed byPhyllida Lloyd

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  • 7
    You've Got Mail
    39
    12

    You've Got Mail

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

    Released1998

    Directed byNora Ephron

    You've Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron,... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Dirty Dancing
    48
    22

    Dirty Dancing

    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey

    Released1987

    Directed byEmile Ardolino

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  • 9
    Two Weeks Notice
    38
    13

    Two Weeks Notice

    Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant

    Released2002

    Directed byMarc Lawrence

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  • 10
    Step Up
    43
    19

    Step Up

    Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan

    Released2006

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

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    A Cinderella Story
    43
    20

    A Cinderella Story

    Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Rosman

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  • 12
    The Bodyguard
    33
    12

    The Bodyguard

    Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner

    Released1992

    Directed byMick Jackson

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  • 13
    Never Been Kissed
    39
    19

    Never Been Kissed

    Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore

    Released1999

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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  • 14
    Sweet November
    33
    12

    Sweet November

    Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves

    Released2001

    Directed byPat O'Connor

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  • 15
    The Vow
    28
    12

    The Vow

    Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum

    Released2012

    Directed byMichael Sucsy

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  • 16
    Isn't It Romantic
    34
    18

    Isn't It Romantic

    Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine

    Released2019

    Directed byTodd Strauss-Schulson

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  • 17
    Meet Joe Black
    33
    18

    Meet Joe Black

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1998

    Directed byMartin Brest

    Meet Joe Black is a 1998 American fantasy romance film produced by Universal Studios, directed... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    The Lake House
    27
    13

    The Lake House

    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves

    Released2006

    Directed byAlejandro Agresti

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  • 19
    Water for Elephants
    24
    10

    Water for Elephants

    Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson

    Released2011

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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  • 20
    New Year's Eve
    21
    7

    New Year's Eve

    Halle Berry, Jessica Biel

    Released2011

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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  • 21
    Hope Floats
    21
    11

    Hope Floats

    Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick

    Released1998

    Directed byForest Whitaker

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  • 22
    Only You
    17
    6

    Only You

    Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei

    Released1994

    Directed byNorman Jewison

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  • 23
    Twilight
    31
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    Twilight

    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

    Released2008

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

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  • 24
    About a Boy
    18
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    About a Boy

    Rachel Weisz, Hugh Grant

    Released2002

    Directed byChris Weitz, Paul Weitz

    About a Boy is a 2002 British-American comedy-drama film co-written and directed by brothers... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Say Anything...
    8
    2

    Say Anything...

    John Cusack, Jeremy Piven

    Released1989

    Directed byCameron Crowe

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