Best Romance Movies of 2012

1.

Paperman

6.6
8.3/10

An urban office worker finds that paper airplanes are instrumental in meeting a girl in ways he never expected.

Starring: John Kahrs, Kari Wahlgren, Jeff Turley, Jack Goldenberg
Directed by: John Kahrs
Release date: 2012-11-02
2.

Moonrise Kingdom

6.3
7.8/10

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Release date: 2012-05-24
3.

Silver Linings Playbook

6.1
7.7/10

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker
Directed by: David O. Russell
Release date: 2012-09-08
4.

Pitch Perfect

5.9
7.2/10

College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together. She takes the women of the group out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of amazing harmonic combinations in a fight to the top of college music competitions.

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson
Directed by: Jason Moore
Release date: 2012-09-28
5.

The Vow

5.8
6.8/10

Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing relationship with her parents, or the ending of her relationship with her ex-fiance. Despite these complications, Leo endeavors to win her heart again and rebuild their marriage.

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, Scott Speedman, Jessica Lange
Directed by: Michael Sucsy
Release date: 2012-02-05
6.

Anna Karenina

5.5
6.6/10

Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

Starring: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen
Directed by: Joe Wright
Release date: 2012-09-06
7.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

5.4
6.7/10

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Rob Corddry
Directed by: Lorene Scafaria
Release date: 2012-06-22
8.

Now Is Good

5.3
7.1/10

A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Jeremy Irvine, Kaya Scodelario, Olivia Williams, Paddy Considine
Directed by: Ol Parker
Release date: 2012-05-25
9.

Ruby Sparks

5.2
7.2/10

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.

Starring: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas
Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Release date: 2012-07-25
10.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

5.2
5.5/10

After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser
Directed by: Bill Condon
Release date: 2012-11-13
11.

The Sessions

5.2
7.2/10

Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides to investigate the possibility of experiencing sex himself. When his overtures toward a caregiver scare her away, he books an appointment with sex surrogate Cheryl Green (Helen Hunt) to lose his virginity.

Starring: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks
Directed by: Ben Lewin
Release date: 2012-05-02
12.

This Means War

5.1
6.3/10

Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Laura Vandervoort, Angela Bassett
Directed by: McG
Release date: 2012-02-14
13.

Safety Not Guaranteed

5.1
7.0/10

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.

Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni, Jenica Bergere
Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
Release date: 2012-06-08
14.

To Rome with Love

4.9
6.3/10

Four tales unfold in the Eternal City: While vacationing in Rome, architect John encounters a young man whose romantic woes remind him of a painful incident from his own youth; retired opera director Jerry discovers a mortician with an amazing voice, and he seizes the opportunity to rejuvenate his own flagging career; a young couple have separate romantic interludes; a spotlight shines on an ordinary man.

Starring: Woody Allen, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Judy Davis
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 2012-04-20
15.

Think Like a Man

4.9
6.6/10

The balance of power in four couples’ relationships is upset when the women start using the advice in Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, to get more of what they want from their men. When the men realize that the women have gotten a hold of their relationship “playbook,” they decide that the best defense is a good offense and come up with a plan to use this information to their advantage.

Starring: Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart
Directed by: Tim Story
Release date: 2012-04-16
16.

Quartet

4.9
6.8/10

The directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman, Quartet is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and former wife of one of the residents. Expect poignancy and plenty of laughs.

Starring: Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon
Directed by: Dustin Hoffman
Release date: 2012-09-08
17.

Trouble with the Curve

4.8
6.8/10

Slowed by age and failing eyesight, crack baseball scout Gus Lobel takes his grown daughter along as he checks out the final prospect of his career. Along the way, the two renew their bond, and she catches the eye of a young player-turned-scout.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Matthew Lillard
Directed by: Robert Lorenz
Release date: 2012-09-21
18.

What to Expect When You're Expecting

4.8
5.7/10

Challenges of impending parenthood turn the lives of five couples upside down. Two celebrities are unprepared for the surprise demands of pregnancy; hormones wreak havoc on a baby-crazy author, while her husband tries not to be outdone by his father, who's expecting twins with his young trophy wife; a photographer's husband isn't sure about his wife's adoption plans; a one-time hook-up results in a surprise pregnancy for rival food-truck owners.

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Brooklyn Decker
Directed by: Kirk Jones
Release date: 2012-05-17
19.

Big Miracle

4.8
6.5/10

Based on an inspiring true story, a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. ‘Big Miracle’ is adapted from the nonfiction book ‘Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World’s Greatest Non-Event’ by Tom Rose.

Starring: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, Kristen Bell, Vinessa Shaw, Dermot Mulroney
Directed by: Ken Kwapis
Release date: 2012-02-02
20.

Liberal Arts

4.8
6.7/10

Newly single, 35, and uninspired by his job, Jesse Fisher worries that his best days are behind him. But no matter how much he buries his head in a book, life keeps pulling Jesse back. When his favorite college professor invites him to campus to speak at his retirement dinner, Jesse jumps at the chance. He is prepared for the nostalgia of the dining halls and dorm rooms, the parties and poetry seminars; what he doesn’t see coming is Zibby – a beautiful, precocious, classical-music-loving sophomore. Zibby awakens scary, exciting, long-dormant feelings of possibility and connection that Jesse thought he had buried forever.

Starring: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, Elizabeth Reaser
Directed by: Josh Radnor
Release date: 2012-09-14

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