Best Romance Movies of 2016

1.

La La Land

6.6
8.0/10

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons
Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Release date: 2016-11-29
2.

Sing Street

6.5
8.0/10

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Starring: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor
Directed by: John Carney
Release date: 2016-03-11
3.

Me Before You

6.2
7.4/10

A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds apart and trapped together by circumstance, the two get off to a rocky start. But the girl becomes determined to prove to the man that life is worth living and as they embark on a series of adventures together, each finds their world changing in ways neither of them could begin to imagine.

Starring: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Brendan Coyle
Directed by: Thea Sharrock
Release date: 2016-06-01
4.

Colonia

5.9
7.1/10

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.

Starring: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey, Vicky Krieps
Directed by: Florian Gallenberger
Release date: 2016-02-18
5.

Passengers

5.8
7.0/10

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Andy García
Directed by: Morten Tyldum
Release date: 2016-12-21
6.

Collateral Beauty

5.7
6.8/10

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

Starring: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Peña, Helen Mirren
Directed by: David Frankel
Release date: 2016-12-06
7.

Allied

5.7
7.1/10

In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Simon McBurney, Lizzy Caplan
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2016-11-17
8.

Swiss Army Man

5.7
7.0/10

Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new “friend” and an unusual bag of tricks, the duo go on an epic adventure to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

Starring: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Timothy Eulich, Shane Carruth
Directed by: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Release date: 2016-06-24
9.

Bridget Jones's Baby

5.4
6.5/10

Breaking up with Mark Darcy leaves Bridget Jones over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer. Suddenly, her love life comes back from the dead when she meets a dashing and handsome American named Jack. Things couldn't be better, until Bridget discovers that she is pregnant. Now, the befuddled mom-to-be must figure out if the proud papa is Mark or Jack.

Starring: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones
Directed by: Sharon Maguire
Release date: 2016-09-14
10.

Café Society

5.3
6.6/10

The story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Parker Posey
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 2016-05-11
11.

Paterson

5.3
7.4/10

A week in the life of Paterson, a poet bus driver, and his wife Laura, a very creative artist, who live in Paterson, New Jersey, hometown of many famous poets and artists.

Starring: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley, Method Man, Chasten Harmon
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Release date: 2016-11-17
12.

The Girl on the Train

5.3
6.5/10

Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans
Directed by: Tate Taylor
Release date: 2016-10-05
13.

The Light Between Oceans

5.2
7.2/10

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson
Directed by: Derek Cianfrance
Release date: 2016-09-02
14.

War and Peace

5.1
8.2/10

Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.

Release date: 2016-01-03
15.

Loving

5.0
7.0/10

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

Starring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Michael Shannon
Directed by: Jeff Nichols
Release date: 2016-11-04
16.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

4.8
5.8/10

A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield in order to conquer the undead once and for all.

Starring: Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth
Directed by: Burr Steers
Release date: 2016-02-04
17.

The Hollars

4.8
6.5/10

Aspiring New York City artist, John Hollar returns to his Middle America hometown on the eve of his mother’s brain surgery. Joined by his girlfriend, eight months pregnant with their first child, John is forced to navigate the crazy world he left behind.

Starring: John Krasinski, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Anna Kendrick
Directed by: John Krasinski
Release date: 2016-08-25
18.

Mr. Right

4.6
6.3/10

A girl falls for the "perfect" guy, who happens to have a very fatal flaw: he's a hitman on the run from the crime cartels who employ him.

Starring: Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, Tim Roth, James Ransone, Anson Mount
Directed by: Paco Cabezas
Release date: 2016-02-29
19.

Love & Friendship

4.6
6.4/10

From Jane Austen’s novella, the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors of her dalliances and to find husbands for herself and her daughter. Two young men, handsome Reginald DeCourcy and wealthy Sir James Martin, severely complicate her plans.

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel, Morfydd Clark, Emma Greenwell, Tom Bennett
Directed by: Whit Stillman
Release date: 2016-05-27
20.

This Beautiful Fantastic

4.4
6.9/10

A young woman who dreams of being a children's author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.

Starring: Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, Jeremy Irvine, Anna Chancellor
Directed by: Simon Aboud
Release date: 2016-10-20

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