Best Romance Movies of 2003

1.

Lost in Translation

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

Starring: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Faris, Giovanni Ribisi, Akiko Takeshita, Kazuyoshi Minamimagoe, Kazuko Shibata, Take, Fumihiro Hayashi, Hiroko Kawasaki ..
Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Release date: 2003-09-18
2.

Love Actually

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

'Love Actually' follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives, in various loosely and interrelated tales, all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Starring: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson ..
Directed by: Richard Curtis
Release date: 2003-09-07
3.

The Dreamers

5.9
7.2/10 IMDB

When Isabelle and Theo invite Matthew to stay with them, what begins as a casual friendship ripens into a sensual voyage of discovery and desire in which nothing is off limits and everything is possible.

Starring: Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Anna Chancellor, Robin Renucci, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Florian Cadiou, Pierre Hancisse, Valentin Merlet ..
Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci
Release date: 2003-09-01
4.

Cold Mountain

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind to tend their farm. As Inman makes his perilous journey home, Ada struggles to keep their home intact with the assistance of Ruby, a mysterious drifter sent to help her by a kindly neighbor.

Starring: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins, Brendan Gleeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Emily Deschanel, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland ..
Directed by: Anthony Minghella
Release date: 2003-12-24
5.

Something's Gotta Give

5.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother, Erica. Left in the care of Erica and his doctor, a love triangle starts to take shape.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet, Jon Favreau, Paul Michael Glaser, Rachel Ticotin, KaDee Strickland, Robin Pearson Rose ..
Directed by: Nancy Meyers
Release date: 2003-12-12
6.

Girl with a Pearl Earring

5.5
6.9/10 IMDB

This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Cillian Murphy, Judy Parfitt, Essie Davis, Joanna Scanlan, Gabrielle Reidy, Chris McHallem, Alakina Mann ..
Directed by: Peter Webber
Release date: 2003-12-12
7.

Mona Lisa Smile

5.5
6.5/10 IMDB

The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States.

Starring: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ginnifer Goodwin, Topher Grace, Dominic West, Taylor Roberts, Juliet Stevenson, Marcia Gay Harden ..
Directed by: Mike Newell
Release date: 2003-12-19
8.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

5.4
6.4/10 IMDB

It’s the battle of wills, as Andie (Kate Hudson) needs to prove she can dump a guy in 10 days, whereas Ben (Matthew McConaughey) needs to prove he can win a girl in 10 days. Now, the clock is ticking - and the wildly entertaining comedy smash is off and running in this irresistible tale of sex, lies and outrageous romantic fireworks!

Starring: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Kathryn Hahn, Annie Parisse, Adam Goldberg, Thomas Lennon, Michael Michele, Shalom Harlow, Robert Klein, Bebe Neuwirth ..
Directed by: Donald Petrie
Release date: 2003-02-07
9.

American Wedding

5.3
6.3/10 IMDB

With high school a distant memory, Jim and Michelle are getting married -- and in a hurry, since Jim's grandmother is sick and wants to see him walk down the aisle -- prompting Stifler to throw the ultimate bachelor party. And Jim's dad is reliable as ever, doling out advice no one wants to hear.

Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas Ian Nicholas, January Jones, Eugene Levy, Molly Cheek, Deborah Rush, Fred Willard ..
Directed by: Jesse Dylan
Release date: 2003-08-01
10.

Freaky Friday

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek at how the other person feels, thinks and lives.

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon, Harold Gould, Haley Hudson, Chad Michael Murray, Dina Spybey-Waters, Stephen Tobolowsky, Christina Vidal, Ryan Malgarini ..
Directed by: Mark Waters
Release date: 2003-08-05
11.

Intolerable Cruelty

5.1
6.3/10 IMDB

A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.

Starring: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Edward Herrmann, Geoffrey Rush, Richard Jenkins, Billy Bob Thornton, Stacey Travis, Cedric the Entertainer, Paul Adelstein, Julia Duffy ..
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Release date: 2003-09-02
12.

What a Girl Wants

4.9
5.8/10 IMDB

An American girl, Daphne, heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother, she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician. The only problem now is that her long-lost dad is engaged to a fiercely territorial social climber with a daughter who makes Daphne's life miserable.

Starring: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Eileen Atkins, Anna Chancellor, Jonathan Pryce, Oliver James, Christina Cole, James Greene, Ben Scholfield ..
Directed by: Dennie Gordon
Release date: 2003-03-27
13.

Under the Tuscan Sun

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

After a rough divorce, Frances, a 35 year old book editor from San Francisco takes a tour of Tuscany at the urgings of her friends. On a whim she buys Bramasole, a run down villa in the Tuscan countryside and begins to piece her life together starting with the villa and finds that life sometimes has unexpected ways of giving her everything she wanted.

Starring: Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan, Raoul Bova, Vincent Riotta, Mario Monicelli, Roberto Nobile, Anita Zagaria, Evelina Gori, Kate Walsh ..
Directed by: Audrey Wells
Release date: 2003-09-20
14.

My Life Without Me

4.9
7.4/10 IMDB

A fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies without telling her family of her illness.

Starring: Sarah Polley, Amanda Plummer, Scott Speedman, Leonor Watling, Debbie Harry, Maria de Medeiros, Julian Richings, Jessica Amlee, Kenya Jo Kennedy, Camille Martinez ..
Directed by: Isabel Coixet
Release date: 2003-03-07
15.

The Cooler

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Bernie works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow, is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie finds unexpected happiness when he begins dating attractive waitress Natalie Belisario.

Starring: William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Shawn Hatosy, Paul Sorvino, Estella Warren, Ron Livingston, Joey Fatone, Arthur J. Nascarella, M.C. Gainey ..
Directed by: Wayne Kramer
Release date: 2003-11-26
16.

Intermission

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and poorly executed couple's break-up sets off a chain of events affecting everyone in town.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Colm Meaney, Kelly Macdonald, Cillian Murphy, Brían F. O'Byrne, Shirley Henderson, David Wilmot, Michael McElhatton, Deirdre O'Kane, Ger Ryan ..
Directed by: John Crowley
Release date: 2003-08-29
17.

May

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A socially awkward veterinary assistant with a lazy eye and obsession with perfection descends into depravity after developing a crush on a boy with perfect hands

Starring: Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris, James Duval, Nichole Hiltz, Kevin Gage, Merle Kennedy, Chandler Riley Hecht, Rachel David, Nora Zehetner ..
Directed by: Lucky McKee
Release date: 2003-06-03
18.

Just Married

4.6
5.4/10 IMDB

Tom Leezak and Sarah McNerney fall in love and plan to get married, despite opposition from Sarah's uptight, rich family. When they do get married, and get a chance to prove Sarah's family wrong, they go on a European honeymoon and run into disaster after disaster. They have to decide whether the honeymoon from hell and a few pre-marital mistakes are worth throwing away their love and marriage.

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy, Christian Kane, David Moscow, Alex Thomas, Valeria Andrews, Monet Mazur, David Rasche, Thad Luckinbill, David Agranov ..
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Release date: 2003-01-09
19.

Beyond Borders

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984, is married to the son of a wealthy British industrialist. She encounters Nick Callahan, a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply. As a result, Sarah embarks upon a journey of discovery that leads to danger, heartbreak and romance in the far corners of the world.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen, Teri Polo, Linus Roache, Noah Emmerich, Yorick van Wageningen, Timothy West, Jonathan Higgins, Iain Lee, Kate Trotter ..
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Release date: 2003-10-23
Best Romance Movies of 2003 : Down with Love
20.

Down with Love

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

In 1962 New York City, love blossoms between a playboy journalist and a feminist advice author.

Starring: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson, David Hyde Pierce, Rachel Dratch, Jack Plotnick, Tony Randall, John Aylward, Matt Ross, Michael Ensign ..
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Release date: 2003-05-08
21.

Young Adam

4.5
6.4/10 IMDB

A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan, Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Therese Bradley, Ewan Stewart, Stuart McQuarrie, Pauline Turner, Alan Cooke ..
Directed by: David Mackenzie
Release date: 2003-09-26
22.

Anything Else

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Jerry Falk, an aspiring writer in New York, falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda. He has heard the phrase that life is like "anything else," but soon he finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda isn't like anything else at all.

Starring: Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci, Woody Allen, Stockard Channing, Danny DeVito, Jimmy Fallon, Anthony Arkin, David Conrad, Adrian Grenier, William Hill ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 2003-08-27
23.

Code 46

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

In a dystopian future, insurance fraud investigator William Gold arrives in Shanghai to investigate a forgery ring for "papelles", futuristic passports that record people's identities and genetics. Gold falls for Maria Gonzalez, the woman in charge of the forgeries. After a passionate affair, Gold returns home, having named a coworker as the culprit. But when one of Gonzalez's customers is found dead, Gold is sent back to Shanghai to complete the investigation.

Starring: Tim Robbins, Samantha Morton, Nabil Elouahabi, Om Puri, Emil Marwa, Nina Fog, Bruno Lastra, Togo Igawa, Natalie Mendoza, Jeanne Balibar ..
Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
Release date: 2003-09-02
24.

The Human Stain

4.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Coleman Silk is a worldly and admired professor who loses his job after unwittingly making a racial slur. To clear his name, Silk writes a book about the events with his friend and colleague Nathan Zuckerman, who in the process discovers a dark secret Silk has hidden his whole life. All the while, Silk engages in an affair with Faunia Farley, a younger woman whose tormented past threatens to unravel the layers of deception Silk has constructed.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise, Wentworth Miller, Jacinda Barrett, Harry Lennix, Clark Gregg, Anna Deavere Smith, Lizan Mitchell ..
Directed by: Robert Benton
Release date: 2003-10-29
25.

Love Comes Softly

4.3
7.2/10 IMDB

Marty is a 19 year old pioneer woman, recently married. She goes west with her husband Clem, hoping to start a new life. But Clem unexpectedly dies, and Marty finds herself alone, two months pregnant. Clark Davis, a widower, offers her a marriage of convenience: she needs food and money, and he needs someone to take care of his daughter Missie. She accepts his proposal as a temporary solution.

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Dale Midkiff, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Corbin Bernsen, Theresa Russell, Oliver Macready, Tiffany Amber Knight, Nick Scoggin, Rutanya Alda, Jaimz Woolvett ..
Directed by: Michael Landon Jr.
Release date: 2003-04-13
26.

Honey

4.2
5.3/10 IMDB

Honey Daniels dreams of making a name for herself as a hip-hop choreographer. When she's not busy hitting downtown clubs with her friends, she teaches dance classes at a nearby community center in Harlem, N.Y., as a way to keep kids off the streets. Honey thinks she's hit the jackpot when she meets a hotshot director casts her in one of his music videos. But, when he starts demanding sexual favors from her, Honey makes a decision that will change her life.

Starring: Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer, Joy Bryant, Romeo Miller, David Moscow, Zachary Isaiah Williams, Missy Elliott, Anthony Sherwood, Lonette McKee, Maestro ..
Directed by: Bille Woodruff
Release date: 2003-11-24
27.

A Guy Thing

4.2
5.6/10 IMDB

Paul Morse is a good guy. When his friends throw him a wild bachelor party, he just wants to keep his conscience clean -- which is why he's shocked when he wakes up in bed with a beautiful girl named Becky and can't remember the night before. Desperate to keep his fiancée, Karen, from finding out what may or may not be the truth, he tells her a teensy lie. Soon his lies are spiraling out of control and his life is a series of comical misunderstandings.

Starring: Jason Lee, Julia Stiles, Selma Blair, James Brolin, Shawn Hatosy, Lochlyn Munro, Diana Scarwid, David Koechner, Julie Hagerty, Thomas Lennon ..
Directed by: Chris Koch
Release date: 2003-01-17
28.

All the Real Girls

4.2
6.7/10 IMDB

In a sleepy little mill town in North Carolina, Paul is the town Romeo. But when his best friend's sister returns home from boarding school, he finds himself falling for her innocent charm. In spite of her lack of experience and the violent protests of her brother, the two find themselves in a sweet, dreamy and all-consuming love.

Starring: Paul Schneider, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Maurice Compte, Heather McComb, Shea Whigham, Patricia Clarkson, Summer Shelton, Benjamin Mouton, John Kirkland ..
Directed by: David Gordon Green
Release date: 2003-08-01
29.

A Decade Under the Influence

4.2
7.6/10 IMDB

A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.

Starring: Julie Christie, Sydney Pollack, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Altman, Paul Schrader, Pam Grier, Polly Platt, Jon Voight, William Friedkin, Martin Scorsese ..
Directed by: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese
Release date: 2003-04-25
Best Romance Movies of 2003 : The Shape of Things
30.

The Shape of Things

4.2
6.6/10 IMDB

Quiet, unassuming Adam is changing in a major way, thanks to his new girlfriend, art student Evelyn. Adam's friends are a little freaked by the transformation.

Starring: Paul Rudd, Gretchen Mol, Rachel Weisz, Frederick Weller ..
Directed by: Neil LaBute
Release date: 2003-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 2003 : Song for a Raggy Boy
31.

Song for a Raggy Boy

4.1
7.5/10 IMDB

William Franklin is a teacher who was born in Ireland and moved to the United States only to repatriate in 1939 after his leftist political views cause him to lose his job. Franklin becomes the first non-cleric instructor at St. Jude's, a school for wayward boys run by Brother John, who is a firm believer in strong discipline.

Starring: Aidan Quinn, Iain Glen, Marc Warren, Dudley Sutton, Alan Devlin, Stuart Graham, Bernard Manning, John Travers, Chris Newman, Andrew Simpson ..
Directed by: Aisling Walsh
Release date: 2003-01-19
32.

The Sleeping Dictionary

4.1
6.5/10 IMDB

A young Englishman is dispatched to Sarawak to become part of the British colonial government. He encounters some unorthodox local traditions, and finds himself faced with tough decisions of the heart involving the beautiful Selima, the unwitting object of his affections.

Starring: Jessica Alba, Hugh Dancy, Brenda Blethyn, Christopher Ling Lee Ian, Emily Mortimer, Bob Hoskins, K.K. Moggie, Noah Taylor ..
Directed by: Guy Jenkin
Release date: 2003-01-31
33.

Alex & Emma

4.0
5.5/10 IMDB

Writer Alex Sheldon must finish his novel within a month. If he doesn't, he won't get paid. And, if that happens, angry Mafia types to whom he owes money will come looking for him. In order to expedite things, Alex hires typist Emma Dinsmore and begins dictating his novel. The book is about a doomed love affair between a character similar to Alex and a character named Polina Delacroix. But, as Alex falls for Emma, his work takes a different turn.

Starring: Luke Wilson, Kate Hudson, Sophie Marceau, David Paymer, Paul Wilson, Chino XL, Lobo Sebastian, Rip Taylor, Alexander Wauthier, Leili Kramer ..
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Release date: 2003-06-16
34.

Soldier's Girl

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

This true story, which takes place in Fort Campbell, KY, tells the heart-wrenching story of the life and tragic death of soldier Barry Winchell. His love for Calpernia Addams, a transgender nightclub performer, was misunderstood by his fellow soldiers and eventually led to his murder.

Starring: Lee Pace, Troy Garity, Shawn Hatosy, Andre Braugher, Merwin Mondesir, Dan Petronijevic, Mike Realba, Jeanie Calleja, Barclay Hope, Tulsi Balram ..
Directed by: Frank Pierson
Release date: 2003-05-10
35.

View from the Top

4.0
5.2/10 IMDB

A small-town woman tries to achieve her goal of becoming a flight attendant.

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Mark Ruffalo, Candice Bergen, Marc Blucas, Kelly Preston, Joshua Malina, Stacey Dash, Frederick Coffin, Mike Myers ..
Directed by: Bruno Barreto
Release date: 2003-03-21
36.

Sylvia

4.0
6.3/10 IMDB

Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig, Jared Harris, Michael Gambon, Blythe Danner, Sam Troughton, Lucy Davenport, Amira Casar, Andrew Havill, Alison Bruce ..
Directed by: Christine Jeffs
Release date: 2003-10-17
37.

Love Don't Co$t a Thing

3.9
5.1/10 IMDB

High school loser (Cannon) pays a cheerleader (Milian) to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool. Remake of 1987's Can't Buy Me Love, starring Patrick Dempsey.

Starring: Nick Cannon, Christina Milian, Steve Harvey, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Nichole Galicia, Melissa Schuman, Sam Sarpong, Al Thompson, Elimu Nelson, Kenan Thompson ..
Directed by: Troy Byer
Release date: 2003-12-12
Best Romance Movies of 2003 : The Mudge Boy
38.

The Mudge Boy

3.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Chronicling the troubled existence of Duncan Mudge, a 14-year-old misfit who—while vying for the attention of his vacant father—struggles to fill the void brought on by his mother's sudden death.

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Tom Guiry, Richard Jenkins, Pablo Schreiber, Zachary Knighton, Ryan Donowho, Meredith Handerhan, Beckie King, Sandra Gartner, Tarah O'Reilly ..
Directed by: Michael Burke
Release date: 2003-01-17
39.

The Order

3.9
5.1/10 IMDB

For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely similar killings, Bernier launches an investigation that forces him to confront unimaginable evil.

Starring: Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Benno Fürmann, Mark Addy, Peter Weller, Francesco Carnelutti, Mattia Sbragia, Paola Emilia Villa, Giulia Lombardi, Mirko Casaburo ..
Directed by: Brian Helgeland
Release date: 2003-09-05
40.

An American Reunion

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

The reality of life slams into the proverbial wall when a group of necessitous best friends and ex-lovers are reunited at a milestone reunion, igniting an already passionate and combustible past.

Starring: Jim Fitzpatrick, Jodi Knotts, Corbin Timbrook, John Bradley, Rachael MacKenna, Rochelle Swanson, Philip Brown, Bob Jesser, Kim Stanwood, Lolly Howe ..
Directed by: Jim Fitzpatrick
Release date: 2003-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 2003 : Haasil
41.

Haasil

3.7
7.6/10 IMDB

Anirudhh, a law-abiding college student, in love with Niharika, gets caught up in college politics and crime, and must fight it out for himself, when friends turn into foes.

Starring: Jimmy Shergill, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Irrfan Khan, Ashutosh Rana ..
Directed by: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Release date: 2003-05-15
Best Romance Movies of 2003 : Cowards Bend the Knee
42.

Cowards Bend the Knee

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

When he takes his girlfriend to a seedy abortion clinic in the back room of a combination hair salon / bordello, Guy Maddin meets the madam’s daughter and falls in love. But she won’t let any man touch her until her father’s murder has been avenged.

Starring: Darcy Fehr, Melissa Dionisio, Tara Birtwhistle, Louis Negin, Amy Stewart, Mike Bell, David Stuart Evans, Victor Cowie ..
Directed by: Guy Maddin
Release date: 2003-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 2003 : A Lover For My Husband
43.

A Lover For My Husband

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Lacy is having second thoughts about her marriage to Tony, whom she married straight out of high school. She yearns to explore other options but also feels uncomfortable with cheating on her husband.

Starring: Cassandra Finney, David Bjorlie, B. Cole, Lorisa Harper, Sonji Jacobs, Evan Reynolds, Marilyn Williams, Juanita Wilson, Wanda Christine, Freeman Coffey ..
Directed by: Brandon Finney
Release date: 2003-02-12
Best Romance Movies of 2003 : Hearts of Gold
44.

Hearts of Gold

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

An old-fashioned love story set in the South Wales valleys during the 1930s. Well-to-do doctor Andrew joins his father's infirmary, and in miner's daughter Bethan finds a spirit lacking in his previous girlfriends. The two fall in love, but their differing backgrounds prove a major sticking point.

Starring: Jeremy Sheffield, Kate Jarman, Geraldine James, David Troughton, Judy Parfitt, David Warner, Robert Gwyn Davin, Siobhan Flynn, Andrew Howard, Celyn Jones ..
Directed by: Richard Laxton
Release date: 2003-07-05
Best Romance Movies of 2003 : Japanese Story
45.

Japanese Story

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Sandy, a geologist, finds herself stuck on a field trip to the Pilbara desert with a Japanese man she finds inscrutable, annoying and decidedly arrogant. Hiromitsu's view of her is not much better. Things go from bad to worse when they become stranded in one of the most remote regions on Earth.

Starring: Toni Collette, Gotaro Tsunashima, Matthew Dyktynski, Lynette Curran, Yumiko Tanaka, Kate Atkinson, Bill Young, George Shevtsov, Justine Clarke, John Howard ..
Directed by: Sue Brooks
Release date: 2003-08-30
46.

Le Divorce

3.7
4.9/10 IMDB

While visiting her sister in Paris, a young woman finds romance and learns her brother-in-law is a philanderer.

Starring: Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Melvil Poupaud, Catherine Samie, Leslie Caron, Thierry Lhermitte, Sam Waterston, Thomas Lennon, Romain Duris, Esmée Buchet-Deàk ..
Directed by: James Ivory
Release date: 2003-08-08
47.

The Fighting Temptations

3.7
5.5/10 IMDB

Darrin Hill, a slick-talking but down-on- his-luck NYC advertising exec, returns to his hometown in Georgia to claim the inheritance his aunt left him. But before Darrin can collect the money, he must fulfill his aunt's final wish -- to create a local choir.

Starring: Beyoncé, Cuba Gooding Jr., Wendell Pierce, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Faith Evans, Nicky Buggs, Daphnée Duplaix Samuel, Lourdes Benedicto, Chloe Bailey, Melba Moore ..
Directed by: Jonathan Lynn
Release date: 2003-09-17
Best Romance Movies of 2003 : The Deal
48.

The Deal

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. However Tony Blair is also beginning to appear more likely as he will appeal to Southern voters who would be turned off by Brown. Blair rings Brown to arrange a meeting to discuss which will go for the job. The film flashbacks to the start of their relationship, sharing an office in Westminster on their first seats.

Starring: David Morrissey, Matt Blair, Michael Sheen, Dexter Fletcher, Frank Kelly, Stuart McQuarrie, Ian Hanmore, Paul Rhys, Stuart Bowman, Gordon Kennedy ..
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 2003-09-28
Best Romance Movies of 2003 : Henry VIII
49.

Henry VIII

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Henry VIII is a two-part British television movie produced principally by Granada Television for ITV. It chronicles the life of Henry VIII of England from the disintegration of his first marriage to an aging Spanish princess until his death following a stroke in 1547, by which time he had married for the sixth time. Additional production funding was provided by WGBH Boston, Powercorp and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Starring: Ray Winstone, Joss Ackland, Sid Mitchell, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, David Suchet, Helena Bonham Carter, Assumpta Serna, Thomas Lockyer, William Houston ..
Directed by: Pete Travis
Release date: 2003-10-12
50.

The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

The Tulse Luper Suitcases reconstructs the life of Tulse Luper, a professional writer and project-maker, caught up in a life of prisons. He was born in 1911 in Newport, South Wales and presumably last heard of in 1989. His life is reconstructed from the evidence of 92 suitcases found around the world - 92 being the atomic number of the element Uranium. The project includes three feature films, a TV series, 92 DVDs, CD-ROMs, and books.

Starring: J.J. Feild, Caroline Dhavernas, Jordi Mollà, Steven Mackintosh, Raymond J. Barry, Scot Williams, Drew Mulligan, Yorick van Wageningen, Jack Wouterse, Naím Thomas ..
Directed by: Peter Greenaway
Release date: 2003-05-24

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