Best Romance Movies of 2002

1.

A Walk to Remember

6.1
7.3/10 IMDB

When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big secret she must keep from Landon.

Starring: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah, Lauren German, Clayne Crawford, Paz de la Huerta, Matt Lutz, Al Thompson, Jonathan Parks Jordan ..
Directed by: Adam Shankman
Release date: 2002-01-25
2.

Frida

6.1
7.4/10 IMDB

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

Starring: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Mía Maestro, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Diego Luna, Roger Rees, Ashley Judd, Antonio Banderas, Edward Norton, Saffron Burrows ..
Directed by: Julie Taymor
Release date: 2002-08-29
3.

Punch-Drunk Love

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A socially awkward and volatile small business owner meets the love of his life after being threatened by a gang of scammers.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Robert Smigel, Jason Andrews, Don McManus, David Schrempf, Seann Conway ..
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Release date: 2002-10-25
4.

Secretary

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

Starring: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies, Lesley Ann Warren, Stephen McHattie, Amy Locane, Patrick Bauchau, Jessica Tuck, Oz Perkins, Mary Joy ..
Directed by: Steven Shainberg
Release date: 2002-09-20
5.

About a Boy

5.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Will Freeman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms, Will gets a hilarious lesson about life from a bright, but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus. Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you're never too old to grow up.

Starring: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Sharon Small, Madison Cook, Jordan Cook, Nicholas Hutchison, Ryan Speechley, Joseph Speechley ..
Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Release date: 2002-04-26
6.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

5.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone, Louis Mandylor, Gia Carides, Christina Eleusiniotis, Marita Zouravlioff ..
Directed by: Joel Zwick
Release date: 2002-02-22
7.

Two Weeks Notice

5.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Dedicated environmental lawyer Lucy Kelson goes to work for billionaire George Wade as part of a deal to preserve a community center. Indecisive and weak-willed George grows dependent on Lucy's guidance on everything from legal matters to clothing. Exasperated, Lucy gives notice and picks Harvard graduate June Carter as her replacement. As Lucy's time at the firm nears an end, she grows jealous of June and has second thoughts about leaving George.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt, Dana Ivey, Robert Klein, Heather Burns, David Haig, Dorian Missick, Veanne Cox, Janine LaManna ..
Directed by: Marc Lawrence
Release date: 2002-12-19
8.

Bend It Like Beckham

5.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Jess uses elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her family while also dealing with her romantic feelings for her coach, Joe.

Starring: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaheen Khan, Frank Harper, Juliet Stevenson, Ameet Chana, Archie Panjabi, Pooja Shah ..
Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
Release date: 2002-04-11
9.

Far from Heaven

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

Starring: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson, Viola Davis, James Rebhorn, Michael Gaston, Celia Weston, June Squibb, Chance Kelly ..
Directed by: Todd Haynes
Release date: 2002-09-02
10.

Sweet Home Alabama

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

New York fashion designer, Melanie Carmichael suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But her past holds many secrets—including Jake, the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to end their contentious relationship once and for all, Melanie sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, Candice Bergen, Rhona Mitra, Deborah Duke, Fred Ward, Mary Kay Place, Kevin Sussman, Melanie Lynskey ..
Directed by: Andy Tennant
Release date: 2002-09-26

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