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The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Romance Movies

Updated November 16, 2020 3.2k votes 299 voters 8.8k views90 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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  • Forrest Gump1
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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • Sleepless in Seattle2
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    Sleepless in Seattle

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

    Released1993

    Directed byNora Ephron

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  • Splash3
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    Splash

    Tom Hanks, John Candy

    Released1984

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • You've Got Mail4
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    You've Got Mail

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

    Released1998

    Directed byNora Ephron

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  • Larry Crowne5
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    Larry Crowne

    Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks

    Released2011

    Directed byTom Hanks

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  • Silver Linings Playbook6
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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 Name7
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    Call Me by Your Name

    Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet

    Released2017

    Directed byLuca Guadagnino

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  • The Notebook8
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    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

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  • A Walk to Remember9
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    A Walk to Remember

    Shane West, Mandy Moore

    Released2002

    Directed byAdam Shankman

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  • The Proposal10
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    The Proposal

    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds

    Released2009

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

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  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days11
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    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

    Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2003

    Directed byDonald Petrie

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  • Dirty Dancing12
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    Dirty Dancing

    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey

    Released1987

    Directed byEmile Ardolino

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  • P.S. I Love You13
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    P.S. I Love You

    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank

    Released2007

    Directed byRichard LaGravenese

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  • Two Weeks Notice14
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    Two Weeks Notice

    Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant

    Released2002

    Directed byMarc Lawrence

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  • A Cinderella Story15
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    A Cinderella Story

    Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Rosman

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  • Mamma Mia!16
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    Mamma Mia!

    Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep

    Released2008

    Directed byPhyllida Lloyd

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  • Step Up17
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    Step Up

    Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan

    Released2006

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

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  • Sweet November18
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    Sweet November

    Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves

    Released2001

    Directed byPat O'Connor

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  • Twilight19
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    Twilight

    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

    Released2008

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

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  • The Vow20
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    The Vow

    Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum

    Released2012

    Directed byMichael Sucsy

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  • Never Been Kissed21
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    Never Been Kissed

    Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore

    Released1999

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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  • Water for Elephants22
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    Water for Elephants

    Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson

    Released2011

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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  • The Bodyguard23
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    The Bodyguard

    Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner

    Released1992

    Directed byMick Jackson

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  • Isn't It Romantic24
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    Isn't It Romantic

    Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine

    Released2019

    Directed byTodd Strauss-Schulson

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  • Meet Joe Black25
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    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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