Best Romance Movies of 2005

1.

Cinderella Man

6.4
8.0/10

The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, Paddy Considine
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 2005-06-02
2.

Walk the Line

6.3
7.9/10

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Tyler Hilton
Directed by: James Mangold
Release date: 2005-09-13
3.

Memoirs of a Geisha

6.2
7.4/10

A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.

Starring: Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li, Youki Kudoh, Tsai Chin, Suzuka Ohgo
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Release date: 2005-12-06
4.

Just Like Heaven

5.6
6.7/10

Shortly after David Abbott moves into his new San Francisco digs, he has an unwelcome visitor on his hands: winsome Elizabeth Martinson, who asserts that the apartment is hers -- and promptly vanishes. When she starts appearing and disappearing at will, David thinks she's a ghost, while Elizabeth is convinced she's alive.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Donal Logue, Dina Spybey-Waters, Ben Shenkman
Directed by: Mark Waters
Release date: 2005-09-16
5.

Hitch

5.5
6.6/10

Dating coach Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens mentors a bumbling client, Albert, who hopes to win the heart of the glamorous Allegra Cole. While Albert makes progress, Hitch faces his own romantic setbacks when proven techniques fail to work on Sara Melas, a tabloid reporter digging for dirt on Allegra Cole's love life. When Sara discovers Hitch's connection to Albert – now Allegra's boyfriend – it threatens to destroy both relationships.

Starring: Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James, Amber Valletta, Julie Ann Emery
Directed by: Andy Tennant
Release date: 2005-02-11
6.

The 40 Year Old Virgin

5.5
7.1/10

Andy Stitzer has a pleasant life with a nice apartment and a job stamping invoices at an electronics store. But at age 40, there's one thing Andy hasn't done, and it's really bothering his sex-obsessed male co-workers: Andy is still a virgin. Determined to help Andy get laid, the guys make it their mission to de-virginize him. But it all seems hopeless until Andy meets small business owner Trish, a single mom.

Starring: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco, Seth Rogen
Directed by: Judd Apatow
Release date: 2005-08-11
7.

Little Manhattan

5.3
7.6/10

Ten-year-old Gabe was just a normal kid growing up in Manhattan until Rosemary Telesco walked into his life, actually into his karate class. But before Gabe can tell Rosemary how he feels, she tells him she will not be going to public school any more. Gabe has a lot more to learn about life, love, and girls.

Starring: Josh Hutcherson, Charlie Ray, Bradley Whitford, Cynthia Nixon, Willie Garson
Directed by: Mark Levin
Release date: 2005-09-30
8.

Imagine Me & You

5.1
6.8/10

During her wedding ceremony, Rachel notices Luce in the audience and feels instantly drawn to her. The two women become close friends, and when Rachel learns that Luce is a lesbian, she realizes that despite her happy marriage to Heck, she is falling for Luce. As she questions her sexual orientation, Rachel must decide between her stable relationship with Heck and her exhilarating new romance with Luce.

Starring: Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie, Darren Boyd
Directed by: Ol Parker
Release date: 2005-02-01
9.

Rent

5.1
7.0/10

This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village, New York, USA. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, HIV/AIDS, and modern day life.

Starring: Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Release date: 2005-11-17
10.

The New World

4.8
6.7/10

A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, August Schellenberg
Directed by: Terrence Malick
Release date: 2005-12-25
11.

My Summer of Love

4.7
6.8/10

In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tasmin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.

Starring: Natalie Press, Emily Blunt, Paddy Considine, Dean Andrews, Michelle Byrne
Directed by: Pawe? Pawlikowski
Release date: 2005-06-17
12.

Casanova

4.7
6.5/10

With a reputation for seducing members of the opposite sex, regardless of their marital status, a notorious womanizer discovers a beauty who seems impervious to his charms. However, as he continues to pursue the indifferent lady, he finds himself falling in love.

Starring: Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt, Lena Olin
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Release date: 2005-12-25
13.

In Her Shoes

4.6
6.5/10

Irresponsible party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is kicked out of her father's (Ken Howard) and stepmother's (Candice Azzara) home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer Rose (Toni Collette). After Maggie's disruptive ways ruin her sister's love life, Rose turns her out as well. But when their grandmother, who they never knew existed, comes into their lives, the sisters face some complicated truths about themselves and their family.

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine, Richard Burgi, Candice Azzara
Directed by: Curtis Hanson
Release date: 2005-10-07
14.

The Wedding Date

4.6
6.1/10

With the wedding of her younger sister fast approaching, Kat Ellis faces the undesirable prospect of traveling alone to London for the ceremony. While this is bad enough, Jeffrey, the man who left her as they moved closer to marriage, happens to be the groom's best man. Determined to show everyone -- most of all Jeffrey -- that her romantic life is as full and thrilling as ever, Kat hires a charming male escort as her date.

Starring: Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney, Amy Adams, Jack Davenport, Jeremy Sheffield
Directed by: Clare Kilner
Release date: 2005-02-04
15.

The Secret Life of Words

4.5
7.5/10

A touching story of a deaf girl who is sent to an oil rig to take care of a man who has been blinded in a terrible accident. The girl has a special ability to communicate with the men on board and especially with her patient as they share intimate moments together that will change their lives forever.

Starring: Sarah Polley, Tim Robbins, Javier Cámara, Danny Cunningham, Dean Lennox Kelly
Directed by: Isabel Coixet
Release date: 2005-12-15
16.

Shopgirl

4.5
6.4/10

Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous Ray, and her life takes a magical turn, but eventually she realizes that she must empower herself and make a choice between them.

Starring: Steve Martin, Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman, Bridgette Wilson, Sam Bottoms
Directed by: Anand Tucker
Release date: 2005-10-21
17.

Just Friends

4.5
6.2/10

While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with – a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein, Chris Marquette
Directed by: Roger Kumble
Release date: 2005-11-23
18.

Fever Pitch

4.4
6.2/10

When relaxed and charming Ben Wrightman meets workaholic Lindsey Meeks she finds him sweet and charming, they hit it off and when it is winter Ben can spend every waking hour with Lindsey, but when summer comes around the corner Lindsey discovers Ben's obsession with the Boston Red Sox. She thinks it is perfect until everything goes downhill for them.

Starring: Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Jason Spevack, Jack Kehler, Maureen Keiller
Directed by: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Release date: 2005-04-06
19.

Prime

4.4
6.2/10

A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.

Starring: Uma Thurman, Bryan Greenberg, Meryl Streep, Annie Parisse, Zak Orth
Directed by: Ben Younger
Release date: 2005-09-21
20.

Must Love Dogs

4.3
5.9/10

Sarah Nolan is a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilarious disastrous mismatches and first dates, Sarah begins to trust her own instincts again and learns that, no matter what, it's never a good idea to give up on love.

Starring: Diane Lane, John Cusack, Elizabeth Perkins, Christopher Plummer, Dermot Mulroney
Directed by: Gary David Goldberg
Release date: 2005-01-01

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