Best Romance Movies of 2013

1.

Her

6.5

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde
Directed by: Spike Jonze
Release date: 2013-12-18
2.

The Best Offer

6.4

Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally damaged Claire to oversee the valuation and sale of her family’s priceless art collection, Virgil allows himself to form an attachment to her – and soon he is engulfed by a passion which will rock his bland existence to the core.

Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland, Maximilian Dirr
Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore
Release date: 2013-01-01
3.

The Great Gatsby

6.1

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Release date: 2013-05-10
4.

Begin Again

6.0

A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, Catherine Keener
Directed by: John Carney
Release date: 2013-09-07
5.

The Spectacular Now

5.7

Sutter, a popular party animal unexpectedly meets the introverted Aimee after waking up on a stranger's lawn. As Sutter deals with the problems in his life and Aimee plans for her future beyond school, an unexpected romance blossoms between them.

Starring: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Dayo Okeniyi, Masam Holden
Directed by: James Ponsoldt
Release date: 2013-08-02
6.

Safe Haven

5.7

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

Starring: Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders, David Lyons, Mike Pniewski
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Release date: 2013-02-07
7.

Before Midnight

5.6

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Prior, Charlotte Prior
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Release date: 2013-04-05
8.

What If

5.5

Wallace, a medical school dropout, has been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan, seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry, an animator who lives with her long term boyfriend Ben. Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. But there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder: what if the love of your life is actually your best friend?

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis
Directed by: Michael Dowse
Release date: 2013-09-07
9.

Warm Bodies

5.5

After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco
Directed by: Jonathan Levine
Release date: 2013-01-31
10.

Only Lovers Left Alive

5.2

A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her capricious and unpredictable younger sister.

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Release date: 2013-12-12
11.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

5.1

In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters and enters Downworld, an alternate realm filled with demons, vampires, and a host of other creatures. Clary and her companions must find and protect an ancient cup that holds the key to her mother's future.

Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Jemima West, Robert Sheehan
Directed by: Harald Zwart
Release date: 2013-08-21
12.

Don Jon

5.1

A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly
Directed by: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Release date: 2013-07-26
13.

Remember Sunday

5.0
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A lonely, down-on-her-luck waitress meets a handsome, quirky jewelry store clerk and thinks that maybe, finally, she's met Mr. Right. The more Molly (Alexis Bledel) gets to know Gus (Zachary Levi), the more she's intrigued by him. But she's also mystified. Gus is absent-minded, preoccupied. Is he hiding something? The short answer is: yes. He's reluctant to share with her that since suffering a brain aneurysm, he's totally lost his short-term memory. Every day is a brand new day, his life starts anew. Every day he sees Molly he struggles to remember who she is and what she represents. Every day, he has to fall in love with her all over again.
Starring: Alexis Bledel, Zachary Levi, Merritt Wever, Barry Shabaka Henley, Valerie Azlynn
Directed by: Jeff Bleckner
Release date: 2013-04-21
14.

Enough Said

5.0

Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest Albert — a sweet, funny and like-minded man. But things get complicated when Eva discovers that Albert is in fact the dreaded ex–husband of Marianne...

Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Catherine Keener, James Gandolfini, Toni Collette, Ben Falcone
Directed by: Nicole Holofcener
Release date: 2013-09-18
15.

Behind the Candelabra

5.0

Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2013-05-26
16.

The Host

5.0

A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Jake Abel, William Hurt, Frances Fisher
Directed by: Andrew Niccol
Release date: 2013-03-22
17.

Beautiful Creatures

4.9

Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever.

Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum
Directed by: Richard LaGravenese
Release date: 2013-02-13
18.

Kill Your Darlings

4.8

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Elizabeth Olsen, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster
Directed by: John Krokidas
Release date: 2013-09-19
19.

Frequencies

4.8

This science fiction love story follows the forbidden relationship between a 'low born' boy and a 'high born' girl in an alternate reality where every person's relationships and life worth are determined by their innate "frequencies".

Starring: Daniel Fraser, Eleanor Wyld, Owen Pugh, David Broughton-Davies, Emma Powell
Directed by: Darren Paul Fisher
Release date: 2013-09-27
20.

Night Train to Lisbon

4.8

Raimund Gregorius, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author, which compels him to suddenly abandon the boring life he has led for years and to embark on an enthralling adventure. In search of the author, Gregorius acts as detective, pulling together pieces of a puzzle that involves political and emotional intrigue and the highest possible stakes. His voyage is one that transcends time and space, delving into the realms of history, medicine and love, all in search of true meaning to his life.

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck, Tom Courtenay
Directed by: Bille August
Release date: 2013-03-07

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