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Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch 

Alexandra Plesa
Updated March 15, 2019 2.2k votes 170 voters 7.4k views 51 items

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Picking a movie for date night presents a bit of a struggle, especially if your girlfriend loves romantic flicks and you just do not vibe with them. You keep finding excuses to miss movie night – maybe You’ve Got Mail from work or an important appointment in Notting Hill. Maybe you need to take a trip to the City of Angeles or figure out why your best friend is Sleepless in Seattle. But, eventually, Something's Gotta Give. You suck it up, buy some microwave popcorn, and hold her tight while watching Ryan Gosling play a jerk yet gain. He obviously still gets the girl, because he’s so good-looking. As everyone knows, life isn’t fair, and that's why you must sit down and watch these movies your girlfriend makes you watch.

While there are some quality romantic movies out there to keep your mind open to, you don't always get that lucky with the selection. You probably sat through a few that felt so gushy you lost all interest in love whatsoever, and romance often lacks the charisma of the chick-flick genre. To get your opinion across, vote up all the sappy/ridiculous/dreadful movies your girlfriend makes you watch over and over again. From When Harry Met Sally to The Proposal to Love Actually, this list has them all. Let the commiserating begin.  

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How to Lose a Guy in 10 ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
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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The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
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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The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
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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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

Released: 1997

Directed by: James Cameron

Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A seventeen-year-old aristocrat (Kate Winslet) falls in love with a kind but poor artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) ...more

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A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
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) 6 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Released: 1987

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

Released: 2003

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more

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Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning

Released: 2002

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Sweet Home Alabama is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant, starring Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey and Candice Bergen. The film was released by ...more

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Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

Released: 1990

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. A down-on-her-luck Hollywood working girl (Julia Roberts) is hired by a wealthy businessman (Richard Gere) to be ...more

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27 Dresses is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman, Krysten Ritter

Released: 2008

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

Released: 1987

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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The Vow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange

Released: 2012

Directed by: Michael Sucsy

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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Sleepless in Seattle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

Released: 1993

Directed by: Nora Ephron

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The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

Released: 1998

Directed by: Frank Coraci

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50 First Dates is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 2004

Directed by: Peter Segal

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You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

Released: 1998

Directed by: Nora Ephron

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Ghost is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

Released: 1990

Directed by: Jerry Zucker

Ghost is a 1990 American romantic fantasy/crime thriller film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn, and Whoopi Goldberg. It was written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry ...more

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P.S. I Love You is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

Released: 2007

Directed by: Richard LaGravenese

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He's Just Not That Into ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ken Kwapis

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While You Were Sleeping ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

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Notting Hill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Mischa Barton

Released: 1999

Directed by: Roger Michell

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Pride & Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Judi Dench

Released: 2005

Directed by: Joe Wright

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When Harry Met Sally... ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

Released: 1989

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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My Best Friend's Wedding... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Rupert Everett

Released: 1997

Directed by: P. J. Hogan

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Dear John is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch
Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, Richard Jenkins

Released: 2010

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

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