Best Romance Movies of 2006

1.

The Illusionist

6.1
7.6/10

With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.

Starring: Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan
Directed by: Neil Burger
Release date: 2006-08-18
2.

Stranger Than Fiction

6.1
7.6/10

Harold Crick is a lonely IRS agent whose mundane existence is transformed when he hears a mysterious voice narrating his life.

Starring: Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah
Directed by: Marc Forster
Release date: 2006-09-09
3.

The Devil Wears Prada

5.9
6.9/10

Andy moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss is extremely demanding, cruel and won't let her succeed if she doesn't fit into the high class elegant look of their magazine.

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker
Directed by: David Frankel
Release date: 2006-06-30
4.

The Holiday

5.8
6.9/10

Two women, one from the United States and one from the United Kingdom, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man but realizes that the imminent return home may end the relationship.

Starring: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black, Eli Wallach
Directed by: Nancy Meyers
Release date: 2006-12-08
5.

The Fountain

5.8
7.2/10

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, Stephen McHattie
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Release date: 2006-09-06
6.

The Lake House

5.5
6.8/10

A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Christopher Plummer, Ebon Moss-Bachrach
Directed by: Alejandro Agresti
Release date: 2006-06-16
7.

The Painted Veil

5.4
7.5/10

A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.

Starring: Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Diana Rigg, Toby Jones
Directed by: John Curran
Release date: 2006-12-09
8.

Little Children

5.4
7.5/10

The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.

Starring: Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Connelly, Jackie Earle Haley, Noah Emmerich
Directed by: Todd Field
Release date: 2006-10-06
9.

Candy

5.3
7.3/10

A poet falls in love with an art student, who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.

Starring: Abbie Cornish, Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Budge, Roberto Meza-Mont
Directed by: Neil Armfield
Release date: 2006-05-25
10.

She's the Man

5.3
6.3/10

Viola Johnson is in a real jam. Complications threaten her scheme to pose as her twin brother, Sebastian, and take his place at a new boarding school. She falls in love with her handsome roommate, Duke, who loves beautiful Olivia, who has fallen for Sebastian! As if that were not enough, Viola's twin returns from London ahead of schedule but has no idea that his sister has already replaced him on campus.

Starring: Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, Vinnie Jones, David Cross
Directed by: Andy Fickman
Release date: 2006-03-17
11.

Notes on a Scandal

5.3
7.4/10

A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.

Starring: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy, Juno Temple, Max Lewis
Directed by: Richard Eyre
Release date: 2006-12-25
12.

Click

5.3
6.4/10

A harried workaholic, Michael Newman doesn't have time for his wife and children, not if he's to impress his ungrateful boss and earn a well-deserved promotion. So when he meets Morty, a loopy sales clerk, he gets the answer to his prayers: a magical remote that allows him to bypass life's little distractions with increasingly hysterical results.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff, Henry Winkler
Directed by: Frank Coraci
Release date: 2006-06-22
13.

The Ultimate Gift

5.2
7.3/10

When his wealthy grandfather finally dies, Jason Stevens fully expects to benefit when it comes to the reading of the will. But instead of a sizable inheritance, Jason receives a test, a series of tasks he must complete before he can get any money.

Starring: James Garner, Drew Fuller, Abigail Breslin, Ali Hillis, Bill Cobbs
Directed by: Michael O. Sajbel
Release date: 2006-10-20
14.

Cashback

5.2
7.2/10

After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.

Starring: Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Shaun Evans, Michael Dixon, Michelle Ryan
Directed by: Sean Ellis
Release date: 2006-09-10
15.

Wristcutters: A Love Story

5.1
7.3/10

Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ex-girlfriend has also "offed" herself, he sets out on a road trip, with his Russian rocker friend, to find her. Their journey takes them through an absurd purgatory where they discover that being dead doesn't mean you have to stop livin'!

Starring: Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon, Shea Whigham, Leslie Bibb, Will Arnett
Directed by: Goran Dukic
Release date: 2006-01-24
16.

A Good Year

5.0
7.0/10

Failed London banker Max Skinner inherits his uncle's vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who tells Max she is his long-lost cousin and that the property is hers.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Albert Finney, Tom Hollander, Abbie Cornish
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 2006-09-09
17.

Miss Potter

4.9
6.9/10

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit', and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn, Bill Paterson
Directed by: Chris Noonan
Release date: 2006-12-03
18.

Tristan & Isolde

4.9
6.8/10

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.

Starring: James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell, David O'Hara, Mark Strong
Directed by: Kevin Reynolds
Release date: 2006-04-07
19.

Penelope

4.9
6.7/10

Forlorn heiress Penelope Wilhern is cursed, and the only way out is to fall in love with someone of suitable stock. But how can she find her soul mate when she's sequestered inside her family's estate with only her parents to keep her company. This untraditional fairy tale about a girl who bucks convention to create her own happy ending.

Starring: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Dinklage
Directed by: Mark Palansky
Release date: 2006-03-01
20.

The Break-Up

4.9
5.8/10

Pushed to the breaking-up point after their latest 'why can't you do this one little thing for me?' argument, Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary. What follows is a hilarious series of remedies, war tactics, overtures and undermining tricks – all encouraged by the former couple's friends and confidantes …and the occasional total stranger! When neither ex is willing to move out of their shared apartment, the only solution is to continue living as hostile roommates until one of them reaches breaking point.

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, Joey Lauren Adams, Ann-Margret, Jason Bateman
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Release date: 2006-06-01

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