Best romantic comedies and dramas

by aagdauletova | created - 27 Jun 2015 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

See some other melodramatic movies and BBC movies in my Jane Austen's Club list. I haven't included them here

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1. The Age of Adaline (2015)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

51 Metascore

A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into.

Director: Lee Toland Krieger | Stars: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Kathy Baker

Votes: 143,395 | Gross: $42.48M

2. The Longest Ride (2015)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

33 Metascore

The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, Jack Huston

Votes: 72,000 | Gross: $37.43M

3. Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge

Votes: 42,093 | Gross: $12.23M

4. Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014)

97 min | Comedy

A Catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.

Director: Philippe de Chauveron | Stars: Christian Clavier, Chantal Lauby, Ary Abittan, Medi Sadoun

Votes: 35,674

5. 27 Dresses (2008)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

47 Metascore

After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man she's secretly in love with.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman, Brian Kerwin

Votes: 147,305 | Gross: $76.81M

6. The Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | 136 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black

Votes: 225,406 | Gross: $63.22M

7. When in Rome (2010)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

25 Metascore

Beth is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. However, on a whirlwind trip to Rome, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love, and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Stars: Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Anjelica Huston, Danny DeVito

Votes: 58,134 | Gross: $32.67M

8. Love, Rosie (2014)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

44 Metascore

Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another...or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies.

Director: Christian Ditter | Stars: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Christian Cooke, Jaime Winstone

Votes: 109,793 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Life as We Know It (2010)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

39 Metascore

Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.

Director: Greg Berlanti | Stars: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas, Alexis Clagett

Votes: 115,445 | Gross: $53.37M

10. A Lot Like Love (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

Unaquainted Emily and Oliver join the mile high club together on the way from LAX to NYC - end of story except they meet on and off the next 7 years. Are they meant for each other?

Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet, Taryn Manning, Aimee Garcia

Votes: 65,409 | Gross: $21.84M

11. Love, Actually (2003)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney

Votes: 393,973 | Gross: $59.70M

12. One Day (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Emma are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Tom Mison

Votes: 130,797 | Gross: $13.84M

13. Three Steps Above Heaven (2010)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A privileged woman and a reckless man fall in love despite their different social classes.

Director: Fernando González Molina | Stars: Mario Casas, María Valverde, Álvaro Cervantes, Marina Salas

Votes: 21,882

14. I Want You (2012)

120 min | Drama, Romance

The sequel of Three Meters Above The Sky, starts with the return of H to his hometown where reconnecting with the past means struggle and also a new love.

Director: Fernando González Molina | Stars: Mario Casas, Clara Lago, María Valverde, Marina Salas

Votes: 12,992

15. The Lucky One (2012)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

39 Metascore

A Marine travels to Louisiana after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner, Riley Thomas Stewart

Votes: 96,305 | Gross: $60.46M

16. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

57 Metascore

A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis

Votes: 154,238 | Gross: $57.23M

17. 17 Again (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

48 Metascore

Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon

Votes: 170,537 | Gross: $64.17M

18. Love Is in the Air (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

49 Metascore

Antoine is a lawyer living in New York. On his way back to France for the final round of a job interview, Antoine finds himself sitting right next to his ex-girlfriend Julie. With a ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre Castagnetti | Stars: Ludivine Sagnier, Nicolas Bedos, Jonathan Cohen, Arnaud Ducret

Votes: 4,355 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

46 Metascore

Literature student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson | Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford

Votes: 284,627 | Gross: $166.17M

20. Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone

Votes: 445,565 | Gross: $84.35M

21. Warm Bodies (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

60 Metascore

After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton

Votes: 211,556 | Gross: $66.38M

22. Privychka rasstavatsya (2013)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A girl is looking for an answer to her continuous break-ups. She decides to meet all her ex-boyfriends to ask them why they broke up with her. Will she find an answer? No. Will she find her true love? Definitely yes.

Director: Ekaterina Telegina | Stars: Alyona Konstantinova, Mariya Ivakova, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Aleksey Filimonov

Votes: 209

23. Begin Again (II) (2013)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

62 Metascore

A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter, new to Manhattan, turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld

Votes: 132,997 | Gross: $16.17M

24. Trainwreck (2015)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn

Votes: 124,089 | Gross: $110.21M

25. He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

This Baltimore-set movie of interconnecting story arcs deals with the challenges of reading or misreading human behavior.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Morgan Lily

Votes: 152,906 | Gross: $93.95M

26. Valentine's Day (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

34 Metascore

Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba

Votes: 108,644 | Gross: $110.49M

27. New Year's Eve (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Romance

22 Metascore

The lives of several couples and singles in New York City intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 77,770 | Gross: $54.54M

28. New York, I Love You (2008)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

Eleven love stories set in one of the most loved and hated cities of the world, New York City.

Directors: Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Randall Balsmeyer, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Shekhar Kapur, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Natalie Portman, Brett Ratner | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Natalie Portman, Bradley Cooper, Hayden Christensen

Votes: 43,571 | Gross: $1.59M

29. No Strings Attached (I) (2011)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

50 Metascore

A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline, Cary Elwes

Votes: 201,621 | Gross: $70.66M

30. Pretty Woman (1990)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

51 Metascore

A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 267,905 | Gross: $178.41M

31. Friends with Benefits (2011)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

63 Metascore

A young man and woman decide to take their friendship to the next level without becoming a couple, but soon discover that adding sex only leads to complications.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman

Votes: 323,351 | Gross: $55.80M

32. Serendipity (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

A couple search for each other years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Bridget Moynahan

Votes: 99,416 | Gross: $50.29M

33. The Lake House (2006)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

52 Metascore

A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.

Director: Alejandro Agresti | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Plummer, Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Votes: 132,774 | Gross: $52.33M

34. What Happens in Vegas (2008)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

36 Metascore

A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry, Lake Bell

Votes: 159,400 | Gross: $80.28M

35. Couples Retreat (2009)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

23 Metascore

A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional.

Director: Peter Billingsley | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman

Votes: 97,468 | Gross: $109.21M

36. The Proposal (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 278,727 | Gross: $163.96M

37. The Wedding Date (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

32 Metascore

Single-girl anxiety causes Kat Ellis to hire a male escort to pose as her boyfriend at her sister's wedding. Her plan, an attempt to dupe her ex-fiancé, who dumped her a couple years prior, proves to be her undoing.

Director: Clare Kilner | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Amy Adams

Votes: 46,084 | Gross: $31.73M

38. Knight and Day (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

46 Metascore

A young woman gets mixed up with a disgraced spy who is trying to clear his name.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 172,498 | Gross: $76.42M

39. This Means War (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

31 Metascore

C.I.A. operatives wage an epic battle on each other when they discover they are dating the same woman.

Director: McG | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Til Schweiger

Votes: 169,858 | Gross: $54.76M

40. Just My Luck (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

29 Metascore

Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine, Samaire Armstrong, Bree Turner

Votes: 51,592 | Gross: $17.32M

41. Cinderella (I) (2015)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

67 Metascore

When her father unexpectedly dies, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming stepsisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 148,349 | Gross: $201.15M

42. Palm Trees in the Snow (2015)

163 min | Drama, Romance

After the death of her father, a young Spanish woman discovers a partial letter. As she searches for the answers, she embarks on a journey that takes her back to Africa, where she unfolds the secrets of her family.

Director: Fernando González Molina | Stars: Mario Casas, Adriana Ugarte, Macarena García, Alain Hernández

Votes: 8,727

43. The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

A young Englishman is sent to Malaysian Borneo in the 1930s to stay with a tribe as UK's colonial representative. A local woman (J.Alba) helps him understand local tradition and language. He falls in love with her etc. despite the taboo.

Director: Guy Jenkin | Stars: Jessica Alba, Brenda Blethyn, Hugh Dancy, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 7,861

44. Me Before You (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.

Director: Thea Sharrock | Stars: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance

Votes: 184,807 | Gross: $56.25M

45. High Strung (2016)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Music, Romance

48 Metascore

When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip hop dance ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Damian | Stars: Keenan Kampa, Nicholas Galitzine, Sonoya Mizuno, Jane Seymour

Votes: 7,733 | Gross: $0.05M

46. Up for Love (2016)

TV-14 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance