The Top 100 Romance Movies of the 2000s

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1

Shaun of the Dead

2004    Edgar Wright    Rated R

Apocalyptic Film    Comedy    Horror

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In the Mood for Love

2000    Wong Kar-Wai    Rated PG

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Period Film

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Amélie

2001    Jean-Pierre Jeunet    Rated R

Comedy    Foreign Language Film    Romance

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Let the Right One In

2008    Tomas Alfredson    Rated R

Childhood Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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High Fidelity

2000    Stephen Frears    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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(500) Days of Summer

2009    Marc Webb    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

2004    Adam McKay    Rated PG13

Comedy    Media Satire    Period Film

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Once

2006    John Carney    Rated R

Drama    Musical    Musical Drama

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin

2005    Judd Apatow    Rated R

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

2000    Ang Lee    Rated PG13

Adventure    Costume Romance    Foreign Language Film

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Howl's Moving Castle

2004    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated PG

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Juno

2007    Jason Reitman    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

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Up in the Air

2009    Jason Reitman    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Family Drama

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Before Sunset

2004    Richard Linklater    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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Knocked Up

2007    Judd Apatow    Rated R

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Walk the Line

2005    James Mangold    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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Garden State

2004    Zach Braff    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Reunion Films

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

2008    Nicholas Stoller    Rated R

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Love Actually

2003    Richard Curtis    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Ensemble Film    Holiday Film

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Talk to Her

2002    Pedro Almodóvar    Rated R

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Medical Drama

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The Secret in Their Eyes

2009    Juan José Campanella    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Punch-Drunk Love

2002    Paul Thomas Anderson    Rated R

Absurd Comedy    Comedy Drama    Romance

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Wedding Crashers

2005    David Dobkin    Rated R

Comedy    Farce    Romance

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The Brothers Bloom

2009    Rian Johnson    Rated PG13

Comedy    Con Artist / Hustler    Crime

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Moulin Rouge

2001    Baz Luhrmann    Rated PG13

Musical    Musical Romance    Romance

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I Love You, Man

2009    John Hamburg    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy    Romance

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An Education

2009    Lone Scherfig    Rated PG13

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Period Film

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Lars and the Real Girl

2007    Craig Gillespie    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Drama    Psychological Drama

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Sideways

2004    Alexander Payne    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Drama

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

2008    David Fincher    Rated PG13

Drama    Fantasy    Romance

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The Illusionist

2006    Neil Burger    Rated PG13

Costume Romance    Drama    Mystery

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Secretary

2002    Steven Shainberg    Rated R

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Brokeback Mountain

2005    Ang Lee    Rated R

Drama    Gay and Lesbian Film    Romance

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona

2008    Woody Allen    Rated PG13

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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About a Boy

2002    Chris Weitz    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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House of Flying Daggers

2004    Yimou Zhang    Rated PG13

Action    Costume Romance    Drama

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Mr. Nobody

2009    Jaco van Dormael    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Fantasy

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Open Range

2003    Kevin Costner    Rated R

Romance    Traditional Western    Western

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Atonement

2007    Joe Wright    Rated R

Drama    Epic    Mystery

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Adventureland

2009    Greg Mottola    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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2046

2004    Wong Kar-Wai    Rated R

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Psychological Sci-Fi

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All the Real Girls

2003    David Gordon Green    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Romantic Drama

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Enemy at the Gates

2001    Jean-Jacques Annaud    Rated R

Combat Films    Epic    Romance

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Millennium Actress

2001    Satoshi Kon    Rated PG

Animation    Anime    Drama

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The Science of Sleep

2006    Michel Gondry    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Fantasy

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The Terminal

2004    Steven Spielberg    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Errors    Romance

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The Fountain

2006    Darren Aronofsky    Rated PG13

Drama    Mindbender    Psychological Sci-Fi

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Thirst

2009    Chan-wook Park    Rated R

Black Comedy    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Match Point

2005    Woody Allen    Rated R

Drama    Psychological Drama    Psychological Thriller

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The Reader

2008    Stephen Daldry    Rated R

Drama    Period Film    Romance

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The Twilight Samurai

2002    Yôji Yamada    Not Rated

Action    Costume Romance    Drama

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Mr. and Mrs. Smith

2005    Doug Liman    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Paris, je t'aime

2006    Olivier Assayas    Rated R

Anthology Film    Drama    Romance

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

2000    Yoshiaki Kawajiri    Rated R

Action    Adventure    Animation

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Away We Go

2009    Sam Mendes    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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3-Iron

2004    Ki-duk Kim    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Romance

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Chocolat

2000    Lasse Hallström    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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Zack and Miri Make a Porno

2008    Kevin Smith    Rated R

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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The Cooler

2003    Wayne Kramer    Rated R

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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Across the Universe

2007    Julie Taymor    Rated PG13

Musical    Musical Romance    Period Film

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The Constant Gardener

2005    Fernando Meirelles    Rated R

Drama    Mystery    Political Thriller

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The New World

2005    Terrence Malick    Rated PG13

Costume Romance    Drama    Historical Film

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Crazy Heart

2009    Scott Cooper    Rated R

Drama    Music    Romance

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Monster's Ball

2001    Marc Forster    Rated R

Drama    Melodrama    Psychological Drama

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Closer

2004    Mike Nichols    Rated R

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Erotic Drama

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Waitress

2007    Adrienne Shelly    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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Love Me If You Dare

2003    Yann Samuell    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Underworld

2003    Len Wiseman    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Fantasy

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50 First Dates

2004    Peter Segal    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Vanilla Sky

2001    Cameron Crowe    Rated R

Mindbender    Mystery    Psychological Sci-Fi

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5 Centimeters Per Second

2007    Makoto Shinkai    Not Rated

Animation    Anime    Drama

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The Notebook

2004    Nick Cassavetes    Rated PG13

Drama    Period Film    Romance

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Cashback

2006    Sean Ellis    Rated R

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Romance

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Malena

2000    Giuseppe Tornatore    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Frida

2002    Julie Taymor    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Costume Romance

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Corpse Bride

2005    Tim Burton    Rated PG

Animated Musical    Animation    Comedy

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Definitely, Maybe

2008    Adam Brooks    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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The Good Girl

2002    Miguel Arteta    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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The Messenger

2009    Oren Moverman    Rated R

Drama    Psychological Drama    Romance

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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

2008    Peter Sollett    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Dan in Real Life

2007    Peter Hedges    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Domestic Comedy    Romance

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Return to Me

2000    Bonnie Hunt    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Curse of the Golden Flower

2006    Yimou Zhang    Rated R

Costume Romance    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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The Girl Next Door

2004    Luke Greenfield    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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My Sassy Girl

2001    Jae-young Kwak    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Foreign Language Film

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Sex and Lucia

2001    Julio Medem    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Serendipity

2001    Peter Chelsom    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Broken Embraces

2009    Pedro Almodóvar    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Down With Love

2003    Peyton Reed    Rated PG13

Comedy    Parody/Spoof    Period Film

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Seven Pounds

2008    Gabriele Muccino    Rated PG13

Drama    Psychological Drama    Romance

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Two Lovers

2008    James Gray    Rated R

Drama    Psychological Drama    Romance

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Bridget Jones's Diary

2001    Sharon Maguire    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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