Best Romance Movies of 2008

1.

Slumdog Millionaire

6.6

Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.

Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Mia Drake Inderbitzin, Saurabh Shukla
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Release date: 2008-05-12
2.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

6.4

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond, Elle Fanning
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 2008-12-25
3.

The Wrestler

6.3

Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper, and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis, Todd Barry
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Release date: 2008-09-07
4.

The Reader

6.1

The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.

Starring: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz
Directed by: Stephen Daldry
Release date: 2008-12-10
5.

Revolutionary Road

5.8

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn, David Harbour
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Release date: 2008-12-19
6.

Definitely, Maybe

5.7

When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher, Rachel Weisz
Directed by: Adam Brooks
Release date: 2008-02-08
7.

Mamma Mia!

5.7

An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on a Greek island is about to marry off the spirited young daughter she's raised alone. But, the daughter has secretly invited three of her mother's ex-lovers in the hopes of finding her biological father.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård
Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
Release date: 2008-07-02
8.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

5.7

Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Christopher Evan Welch
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 2008-08-15
9.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

5.6

When Sarah Marshall dumps aspiring musician Peter Bretter for rock star Aldous Snow, Peter's world comes crashing down. His best friend suggests that Peter should get away from everything and to fly off to Hawaii to escape all his problems. After arriving in Hawaii and meeting the beautiful Rachel Jansen, Peter is shocked to see not only Aldous Snow in Hawaii, but also Sarah Marshall.

Starring: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader
Directed by: Nicholas Stoller
Release date: 2008-04-17
10.

Keith

5.3

Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that Keith has something to hide. As the free-spirited Keith shows Natalie how to embrace what life offers, they grow closer -- until a secret tests the bounds of their relationship

Starring: Elisabeth Harnois, Ignacio Serricchio, Jennifer Grey, Jesse McCartney
Directed by: Todd Kessler
Release date: 2008-09-13
11.

Step Up 2: The Streets

5.3

When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore s underground dance battle The Streets.

Starring: Briana Evigan, Robert Hoffman, Will Kemp, Cassie Ventura, Adam G. Sevani
Directed by: Jon M. Chu
Release date: 2008-02-14
12.

Bedtime Stories

5.1

Skeeter Bronson is a down-on-his-luck guy who's always telling bedtime stories to his niece and nephew. But his life is turned upside down when the fantastical stories he makes up for entertainment inexplicably turn into reality. Can a bewildered Skeeter manage his own unruly fantasies now that the outrageous characters and situations from his mind have morphed into actual people and events?

Starring: Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Courteney Cox, Lucy Lawless
Directed by: Adam Shankman
Release date: 2008-12-24
13.

27 Dresses

5.1

Altruistic Jane finds herself facing her worst nightmare as her younger sister announces her engagement to the man Jane secretly adores.

Starring: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Åkerman, Judy Greer, Edward Burns
Directed by: Anne Fletcher
Release date: 2008-01-10
14.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

5.1

Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.

Starring: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciarán Hinds, Clare Clifford
Directed by: Bharat Nalluri
Release date: 2008-03-07
15.

The Duchess

5.0

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Starring: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell
Directed by: Saul Dibb
Release date: 2008-09-05
16.

Two Lovers

5.0

A depressed man moves back in with his parents following a recent heartbreak and finds himself with two women.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, Vinessa Shaw, Moni Moshonov
Directed by: James Gray
Release date: 2008-11-19
17.

The Brothers Bloom

4.9

The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.

Starring: Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Robbie Coltrane
Directed by: Rian Johnson
Release date: 2008-09-09
18.

What Happens in Vegas

4.9

During a wild vacation in Las Vegas, career woman Joy McNally and playboy Jack Fuller come to the sober realization that they have married each other after a night of drunken abandon. They are then compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money.

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Cameron Diaz, Lake Bell, Queen Latifah, Treat Williams
Directed by: Tom Vaughan
Release date: 2008-05-07
19.

Elegy

4.9

Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Dennis Hopper
Directed by: Isabel Coixet
Release date: 2008-08-08
20.

The Other Boleyn Girl

4.8

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

Starring: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Mark Rylance
Directed by: Justin Chadwick
Release date: 2008-02-28

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