Best Romance Movies of 2009

1.

(500) Days of Summer

6.1
7.7/10

Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom rediscovers his true passions in life.

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Chloë Grace Moretz, Geoffrey Arend, Matthew Gray Gubler
Directed by: Marc Webb
Release date: 2009-07-17
2.

The Princess and the Frog

5.9
7.1/10

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Starring: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jennifer Cody
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
Release date: 2009-12-08
3.

Up in the Air

5.8
7.4/10

Corporate downsizing expert Ryan Bingham spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he’s about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman who causes him to rethink his transient life.

Starring: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Danny McBride, Jason Bateman
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Release date: 2009-09-05
4.

The Time Traveler's Wife

5.7
7.1/10

Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.

Starring: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Michelle Nolden, Arliss Howard, Ron Livingston
Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Release date: 2009-08-14
5.

Julie & Julia

5.6
7.0/10

Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond
Directed by: Nora Ephron
Release date: 2009-08-06
6.

A Single Man

5.5
7.6/10

The life of George Falconer, a British college professor, is reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will to live as he seeks the console of his close girl friend Charley, who is struggling with her own questions about life.

Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode, Jon Kortajarena
Directed by: Tom Ford
Release date: 2009-10-19
7.

The Ugly Truth

5.4
6.4/10

A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an unexpected result.

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Eric Winter, Bree Turner, Nick Searcy
Directed by: Robert Luketic
Release date: 2009-07-24
8.

The Young Victoria

5.3
7.3/10

As the only legitimate heir of England's King William, teenage Victoria gets caught up in the political machinations of her own family. Victoria's mother wants her to sign a regency order, while her Belgian uncle schemes to arrange a marriage between the future monarch and Prince Albert, the man who will become the love of her life.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent
Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
Release date: 2009-03-04
9.

Crazy Heart

5.2
7.3/10

When reporter, Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake—an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend—they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Paul Herman
Directed by: Scott Cooper
Release date: 2009-12-16
10.

An Education

5.2
7.3/10

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won't soon forget.

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Olivia Williams
Directed by: Lone Scherfig
Release date: 2009-10-29
11.

Whatever Works

5.2
7.2/10

Whatever Works explores the relationship between a crotchety misanthrope, Boris and a naïve, impressionable young runaway from the south, Melody. When Melody's uptight parents arrive in New York to rescue her, they are quickly drawn into wildly unexpected romantic entanglements. Everyone discovers that finding love is just a combination of lucky chance and appreciating the value of "whatever works."

Starring: Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Adam Brooks, Michael McKean, Lyle Kanouse
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 2009-06-19
12.

Adam

5.1
7.2/10

Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

Starring: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving, Frankie Faison
Directed by: Max Mayer
Release date: 2009-07-29
13.

Away We Go

5.1
7.1/10

Verona and Burt have moved to Colorado to be close to Burt's parents but, with Veronica expecting their first child, Burt's parents decide to move to Belgium, now leaving them in a place they hate and without a support structure in place. They set off on a whirlwind tour of of disparate locations where they have friends or relatives, sampling not only different cities and climates but also different families. Along the way they realize that the journey is less about discovering where they want to live and more about figuring out what type of parents they want to be.

Starring: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Carmen Ejogo, Catherine O'Hara, Jeff Daniels
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Release date: 2009-06-05
14.

Confessions of a Shopaholic

5.0
5.9/10

In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping-a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can't quite get her foot in the door-until ironically, she snags a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine published by the same company.

Starring: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, Joan Cusack, John Goodman
Directed by: P.J. Hogan
Release date: 2009-02-05
15.

Bright Star

4.9
7.0/10

In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to the taciturn Keats. Although he agrees to teach her about poetry, Keats cannot act on his reciprocated feelings for Fanny, since as a struggling poet he has no money to support a wife.

Starring: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox, Edie Martin
Directed by: Jane Campion
Release date: 2009-11-05
16.

World's Greatest Dad

4.9
6.9/10

In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.

Starring: Robin Williams, Alexie Gilmore, Daryl Sabara, Geoff Pierson, Henry Simmons
Directed by: Bobcat Goldthwait
Release date: 2009-08-20
17.

Emma

4.9
8.1/10
Emma
Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her friends, most of all Harriet Smith. Emma is desperate for Harriet to find happiness, but every suitor she finds for her friend ends up attracted to Emma herself. But is Emma so focused on Harriet's happiness that she is not considering her own happiness in love?
Release date: 2009-10-11
18.

Ondine

4.8
6.8/10

An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net believing her to be a mermaid.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda-CuruÅ›, Dervla Kirwan, Alison Barry, Marion O'Dwyer
Directed by: Neil Jordan
Release date: 2009-09-14
19.

I Love You Phillip Morris

4.8
6.6/10

Steve Russell is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell's criminal antics have landed him behind bars, where he encounters the charismatic Phillip Morris. Smitten, Russell devotes his entire life to being with Morris regardless of the consequences.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Brennan Brown
Directed by: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Release date: 2009-01-18
20.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

4.8
5.8/10

When notorious womanizer Connor Mead attends his brother Paul's wedding, he is forced to re-evaluate his behavior as he comes face-to-face with the ghosts of girlfriends past, present, and future, along with his deceased uncle. The experience changes his attitude and allows him to reconnect with his first and only love, Jenny.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Michael Douglas, Breckin Meyer, Lacey Chabert
Directed by: Mark Waters
Release date: 2009-05-01

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