Best Romance Movies of 2010

1.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

6.1
7.5/10

Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old radical Canadian gamer and wannabe rockstar who falls in love with an American delivery girl, Ramona Flowers, and must defeat her seven evil exes to be able to date her.

Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Ellen Wong, Alison Pill
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Release date: 2010-07-27
2.

The Next Three Days

5.9
7.4/10

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on the murder weapon. Her husband, John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. And when the strain of being separated from her family, especially her son, gets to her, John decides to break her out. So he does a lot of research to find a way.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Brian Dennehy, RZA, Moran Atias
Directed by: Paul Haggis
Release date: 2010-11-18
3.

Blue Valentine

5.9
7.4/10

Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in their marriage.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel, John Doman, Faith Wladyka
Directed by: Derek Cianfrance
Release date: 2010-12-16
4.

Remember Me

5.8
7.1/10

Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws closer, the fallout from their separate tragedies jeopardizes their love.

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Pierce Brosnan, Lena Olin, Chris Cooper
Directed by: Allen Coulter
Release date: 2010-03-12
5.

Never Let Me Go

5.7
7.1/10

As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for the haunting reality awaiting them.

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley, Domhnall Gleeson, Andrea Riseborough
Directed by: Mark Romanek
Release date: 2010-09-15
6.

Burlesque

5.6
6.4/10

The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman's quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater's crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali's big voice makes her become the main attraction of the venue.

Starring: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough
Directed by: Steve Antin
Release date: 2010-11-23
7.

Love & Other Drugs

5.6
6.7/10

Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie, whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria, Gabriel Macht
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 2010-11-22
8.

Letters to Juliet

5.5
6.5/10

An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" -- one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by a the "secretaries of Juliet" -- and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter.

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan, Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero
Directed by: Gary Winick
Release date: 2010-05-14
9.

Flipped

5.5
7.7/10

When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.

Starring: Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards, John Mahoney
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Release date: 2010-08-06
10.

Charlie St. Cloud

5.5
6.4/10

Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud has the adoration of his mother Claire and his little brother Sam, as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a tragedy strikes and takes his dreams with it. After his high-school classmate Tess returns home unexpectedly, Charlie grows torn between honoring a promise he made four years earlier and moving forward with newfound love. And as he finds the courage to let go of the past for good, Charlie discovers the soul most worth saving is his own.

Starring: Zac Efron, Amanda Crew, Charlie Tahan, Augustus Prew, Donal Logue
Directed by: Burr Steers
Release date: 2010-05-01
11.

Life As We Know It

5.5
6.5/10

After a distastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly and Messer must set their differences aside. Juggling careers and social calendars, they'll have to find common ground while living under the same roof.

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas, Christina Hendricks, Hayes MacArthur
Directed by: Greg Berlanti
Release date: 2010-10-02
12.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

5.5
6.6/10

A rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time – gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina, Steve Toussaint
Directed by: Mike Newell
Release date: 2010-05-19
13.

Leap Year

5.4
6.5/10

When yet another anniversary passes without a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Anna decides to take action. Aware of a Celtic tradition that allows women to pop the question on Feb. 29, she plans to follow her lover to Dublin and ask him to marry her. Fate has other plans, however, and Anna winds up on the other side of the Emerald Isle with handsome, but surly, Declan -- an Irishman who may just lead Anna down the road to true love.

Starring: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow, Flaminia Cinque
Directed by: Anand Tucker
Release date: 2010-01-08
14.

Dear John

5.4
6.3/10

While Sergeant John Tyree is home on two weeks leave from Germany, he meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off a pier. John eventually falls in love with Savannah, who promises to write to him until he returns from overseas.

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, Henry Thomas, Richard Jenkins, Scott Porter
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Release date: 2010-02-04
15.

The Last Song

5.4
5.9/10

A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.

Starring: Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Coleman, Liam Hemsworth, Hallock Beals
Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson
Release date: 2010-03-31
16.

The Tourist

5.1
6.0/10

American tourist Frank meets mysterious British woman Elsie on the train to Venice. Romance seems to bud, but there's more to her than meets the eye. Remake of the 2005 French film "Anthony Zimmer", written and directed by Jérôme Salle.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton, Steven Berkoff
Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Release date: 2010-12-08
17.

The Switch

5.0
6.1/10

An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own.

Starring: Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis, Todd Louiso
Directed by: Josh Gordon, Will Speck
Release date: 2010-05-11
18.

The Pillars of the Earth

5.0
8.1/10
The Pillars of the Earth
The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name.
Release date: 2010-07-23
19.

Happythankyoumoreplease

4.9
6.8/10

Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved. Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, and the keenly challenging specter of adulthood. Sam Wexler is a struggling writer who's having a particularly bad day. When a young boy gets separated from his family on the subway, Sam makes the questionable decision to bring the child back to his apartment and thus begins a rewarding, yet complicated, friendship. Sam's life revolves around his friends — Annie, whose self-image keeps her from commitment; Charlie and Mary Catherine, a couple whose possible move to Los Angeles tests their relationship; and Mississippi, a cabaret singer who catches Sam's eye.

Starring: Josh Radnor, Malin Ã…kerman, Kate Mara, Zoe Kazan, Pablo Schreiber
Directed by: Josh Radnor
Release date: 2010-01-20
20.

Valentine's Day

4.9
5.7/10

More than a dozen Angelenos navigate Valentine's Day from early morning until midnight. Three couples awake together, but each relationship will sputter; are any worth saving? A grade-school boy wants flowers for his first true love; two high school seniors plan first-time sex at noon; a TV sports reporter gets the assignment to find romance in LA; a star quarterback contemplates his future; two strangers meet on a plane; grandparents, together for years, face a crisis; and, an "I Hate Valentine's Day" dinner beckons the lonely and the lied to. Can Cupid finish his work by midnight?

Starring: Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey
Directed by: Garry Marshall
Release date: 2010-02-10

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