Best Romance Movies of 2011

1.

The Artist

6.3

Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

Starring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller
Directed by: Michel Hazanavicius
Release date: 2011-06-26
2.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

6.0

Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. Over 40 and suddenly single, Cal is adrift in the fickle world of dating. Enter, Jacob Palmer, a self-styled player who takes Cal under his wing and teaches him how to be a hit with the ladies.

Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei
Directed by: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Release date: 2011-07-29
3.

One Day

5.8

A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Tom Mison, Jodie Whittaker, Rafe Spall
Directed by: Lone Scherfig
Release date: 2011-03-02
4.

The Adjustment Bureau

5.7

A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he's ever loved.

Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, John Slattery, Anthony Mackie, Lauren Hodges
Directed by: George Nolfi
Release date: 2011-03-03
5.

Water for Elephants

5.7

In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook, Richard Brake
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Release date: 2011-03-15
6.

Bridesmaids

5.5

Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.

Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper
Directed by: Paul Feig
Release date: 2011-05-13
7.

Weekend

5.5

After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

Starring: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Laura Freeman, Loreto Murray
Directed by: Andrew Haigh
Release date: 2011-09-22
8.

Tyrannosaur

5.4

The story of Joseph a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating results on both of their lives.

Starring: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan, Paul Popplewell, Samuel Bottomley
Directed by: Paddy Considine
Release date: 2011-10-07
9.

Friends with Benefits

5.4

Dylan and Jamie think it's going to be easy to add the simple act of sex to their friendship, despite what Hollywood romantic comedies would have them believe. They soon discover however that getting physical really does always lead to complications.

Starring: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson, Woody Harrelson, Nolan Gould
Directed by: Will Gluck
Release date: 2011-07-21
10.

Just Go with It

5.4

A plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that will change all their lives.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Nick Swardson, Brooklyn Decker
Directed by: Dennis Dugan
Release date: 2011-02-10
11.

Jane Eyre

5.3

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester's terrible secret be about to destroy it forever?

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, Su Elliott
Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Release date: 2011-03-11
12.

Beginners

5.2

Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna only months after his father Hal Fields has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father, who, following the death of his wife of 44 years, came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life – which included a younger boyfriend.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Cosmo, Goran Visnjic
Directed by: Mike Mills
Release date: 2011-06-09
13.

What's Your Number?

5.1

Ally Darling (Anna Faris) is realizing she's a little lost in life. Her latest romance has just fizzled out, and she's just been fired from her marketing job. Then she reads an eye-opening magazine article that warns that 96 percent of women who've been with 20 or more lovers are unlikely to find a husband. Determined to turn her life around and prove the article wrong, Ally embarks on a mission to find the perfect mate from among her numerous ex-boyfriends.

Starring: Chris Evans, Anna Faris, Martin Freeman, Chris Pratt, Ari Graynor
Directed by: Mark Mylod
Release date: 2011-09-30
14.

Perfect Sense

5.1

Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around them seems to be falling apart. A life-affirming look at what it means to love and be loved in turbulent times.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Ewen Bremner, Stephen Dillane, Denis Lawson
Directed by: David Mackenzie
Release date: 2011-01-24
15.

Love on a Leash

5.1

A dog who strives to become a man seeks a woman who will love him enough for the transformation to take place.

Starring: Jana Camp, Aneese Khamo, Michaelina Lee, Femi Emiola, Ping Wu
Directed by: Fen Tian
Release date: 2011-07-21
16.

No Strings Attached

5.1

Emma is a busy doctor who sets up a seemingly perfect arrangement when she offers her best friend Adam a relationship with one rule: No strings attached. But when a fling becomes a thing, can sex friends stay best friends?

Starring: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline, Cary Elwes, Greta Gerwig
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Release date: 2011-01-21
17.

Hysteria

4.9

Two doctors in Victorian England use manual stimulation of female genitalia to cure their patients' ills, leading to the invention of the vibrator.

Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, Rupert Everett
Directed by: Tanya Wexler
Release date: 2011-06-06
18.

Restless

4.8

A powerful and emotional coming of age story, this remarkable tale is told with honesty and originality that will leave audiences moved. In the film, two outsiders, both shaped by the circumstances that have brought them together, forge a deep and lasting love. Directed by Gus Van Sant, one of the most astute observers of people living life on the edge, comes a take on friendship and young love as engaging and true as it is provocative and stirring.

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper, Ryo Kase, Schuyler Fisk, Jane Adams
Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Release date: 2011-09-16
19.

Like Crazy

4.8

A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.

Starring: Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley, Alex Kingston
Directed by: Drake Doremus
Release date: 2011-10-28
20.

Beastly

4.8

A curse transforms a handsome and arrogant young man into everything he detests in this contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Wealthy Kyle Kingson has everything a teenager could want in life, but he still gets off on humiliating the weaker and less attractive. When Kyle invites his misfit classmate Kendra to an environmental rally at their school, she questions his motivations but reluctantly accepts. Later, Kyle blows Kendra off, prompting the spurned goth girl to cast a dark spell on the swaggering egotist.

Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen, LisaGay Hamilton, Neil Patrick Harris
Directed by: Daniel Barnz
Release date: 2011-01-21

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