Top Romantic Films 2020

Jump to movie: #10 #20 #30 #40 #50

1

Waves - Trey Edward Shults Cover Art

Waves

Waves

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, ‘Waves’ traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family, led by a well-intentioned but domineering father, as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, ‘Waves’ is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.

2

Queen & Slim - Melina Matsoukas Cover Art

Queen & Slim

Queen & Slim

Daniel Kaluuya ("Get Out") and Jodie Turner-Smith ("Nightflyers") star in “Queen & Slim,” a powerful drama about a couple whose first date goes awry after they are pulled over by the police. Melina Matsoukas ("Insecure") makes her feature directing debut from a script by Lena Waithe ("Master of None").

© 2019 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

3

The Ugly Truth - Robert Luketic Cover Art

The Ugly Truth

The Ugly Truth

The battle of the sexes heats up in Columbia Pictures' comedy The Ugly Truth. Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a romantically challenged morning show producer whose search for Mr. Perfect has left her hopelessly single. She's in for a rude awakening when her bosses team her with Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), a hardcore TV personality who promises to spill the ugly truth on what makes men and women tick.

© 2009 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and Beverly Blvd LLC.

4

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) - Doug Liman Cover Art

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie smolder in one of the most anticipated, sizzling action films ever made. After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss, ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith (Pitt and Jolie) are stuck in a rut the size of the Grand Canyon...until the truth comes out! Unbeknownst to each other, they are both coolly lethal, highly paid assassins working for rival organizations. And when they discover they're each other's next target, their secret lives collide in a spicy, explosive mix of wicked comedy, pent-up passion, nonstop action and high-tech weaponry that gives an all-new meaning to "Till death do us part!"

© 2005 Twentieth Century Fox.

5

The Seven Year Itch - Billy Wilder Cover Art

The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch

Co-written and directed by the legendary Billy Wilder (Some Like it Hot, The Apartment) and based on the Broadway play by George Axelrod, The Seven Year Itch depicts a married man’s struggle to stay faithful while is wife is away on vacation. New Yorker Richard Sherman must fend for himself while his wife leaves town for the summer. Feeling lonely but liberated, he begins fantasizing about romantic conquests. When a gorgeous but naïve blonde moves into the building and wants to make friends, his imagination runs rampant.

© 1955 Charles K. Feldman Group Productions. Renewed 1983 Charles K. Feldman Group Productions.

6

Career Opportunities - Bryan Gordon Cover Art

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

The town con and the town beauty team up to outwit a half-wit pair of would-be burglars in this hilarious comedy from John Hughes. Frank Whaley stars as Jim Dodge, a smooth-talking small-town guy with a knack for putting up a front -but no talent for holding down a job. But Jim's life suddenly takes a turn for the fantastic when he finds himself locked inside the local department store one night with Josie McClellan (Jennifer Connelly), the daughter of the town's wealthiest citizen. And when this unlikely pair is treated to a surprise visit from two bargain-hunting burglars (Dermot Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney), the laughs keep escalating in this delightfully entertaining look at small-town America.

© 1991 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

7

Call Me By Your Name - Luca Guadagnino Cover Art

Call Me By Your Name

Call Me By Your Name

It’s the summer of 1983 in Italy, and Elio (Chalamet), a precocious 17-year-old, spends his days in his family’s villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading and flirting with his friend Marzia. One day, Oliver (Hammer), a charming American scholar arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father, an eminent professor. Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

© 2017 Frenesy Film Company S.R.L. and La Cinefacture SARL. All Rights Reserved.

8

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Unrated) - Doug Liman Cover Art

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Unrated)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Unrated)

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie smolder in one of the most anticipated, sizzling action films ever made. After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss, ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith (Pitt and Jolie) are stuck in a rut the size of the Grand Canyon...until the truth comes out! Unbeknownst to each other, they are both coolly lethal, highly paid assassins working for rival organizations. And when they discover they're each other's next target, their secret lives collide in a spicy, explosive mix of wicked comedy, pent-up passion, nonstop action and high-tech weaponry that gives an all-new meaning to "Till death do us part!"

© 2005 Twentieth Century Fox.

9

I Still Believe - Jon Erwin & Andrew Erwin Cover Art

I Still Believe

I Still Believe

From the creators of I Can Only Imagine comes the uplifting true-life story of music star Jeremy Camp. This inspiring tale follows Jeremy's search for his artistic voice, leading him to his wildest professional dreams, as well as the love of his life. But Jeremy's hope and faith are put to the test when tragedy strikes. I Still Believe is an incredible story of musical stardom, the heights of love, the depths of loss, and the healing power of the human spirit. Starring K.J. Apa, Britt Robertson, Shania Twain, and Gary Sinise.

© 2019 I Still Believe, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

10

Jeffrey - Christopher Ashley Cover Art

Jeffrey

Jeffrey

Disenchanted with the not-so-romantic side of safe sex, sweet, single, and obsessive Jeffrey (Weber) vows to become completely celibate! No sooner has he sworn off sex than he meets hunky, sensitive Steve (Weiss). But just as passion starts to ignite, Steve reveals some earth-shattering information, leaving Jeffrey to choose between losing the man of his dreams-or taking a risk on what just might be true love!

© 2019 Jeffrey Associates, L.P. under the exclusive license to Shout! Factory, LLC

11

Fruitvale Station - Ryan Coogler Cover Art

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station

This Sundance® award-winner follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan of TV’s FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on New Year’s Eve, 2008, and decides to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer of THE HELP), being a better partner to his girlfriend, and being a better father to T, their beautiful 4-year-old daughter. He starts out well, but as the day goes on, realizes that change will not come easy. As Oscar crosses paths with friends, family, and strangers, we see that there is much more to him than meets the eye. But it is his final encounter of the day with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station that will shake the Bay Area to its very core, causing the entire nation to witness the story and tragic death of Oscar Grant.

© 2013 OG Project, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

12

The Wedding Singer - Frank Coraci Cover Art

The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer

It's 1985 and Adam Sandler is the ultimate master of ceremonies...until he is left at the altar at his own wedding. He starts to pick up the pieces of his heart after meeting Drew Barrymore but she's about to have a wedding of her own.

© 1998 New Line Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

13

Marnie - Alfred Hitchcock Cover Art

Marnie

Marnie

Hitchcock creates a masterful psychological thriller about a compulsive liar and thief (Tippi Hedren), who winds up marrying the very man (Sean Connery) she attempts to rob. When a terrible accident pushes her over the edge, her husband struggles to help her face her demons as the plot races to an inescapable conclusion.

© 1964 Geoffrey Stanley, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

14

Titanic - James Cameron Cover Art

Titanic

Titanic

Experience Academy Award-winning director James Cameronʼs epic masterpiece Titanic like never before. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet shine in this unforgettable love story born of tragedy that became a worldwide phenomenon. Take the journey and discover why critics declare Titanic “a magnificent motion picture that remains spellbinding.” * Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

© 2012 by Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox. All rights reserved.

15

And Then We Danced - Levan Akin Cover Art

And Then We Danced

And Then We Danced

A passionate tale of love and liberation set within the conservative modern society of the Republic of Georgia, AND THEN WE DANCED follows Merab, a devoted young dancer who, with his partner Mary, has been tirelessly training to land a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of Irakli—a confident and gifted male dancer with the perfect form and rebellious streak Merab lacks—at once sparks both an intense competitive rivalry and a burgeoning romantic desire that threatens Merab's security, family relationships and his future in dance.

© 2020 Southport Music Box Corporation d/b/a Music Box Films

16

Fifty Shades of Grey - Sam Taylor-Johnson Cover Art

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

The worldwide phenomenon comes to life in Fifty Shades of Grey, starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in the iconic roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Ana is an inexperienced college student tasked with interviewing enigmatic billionaire Christian Grey. But what starts as business quickly becomes an unconventional romance. Swept up in Christian's glamorous lifestyle, Ana soon finds another side to him as she discovers his secrets and explores her own dark desires. What results is a thrilling, all-consuming romance as Christian and Ana test the limits they will go to for their relationship.

© 2014 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

17

Fifty Shades Darker - James Foley Cover Art

Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Darker

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.

© 2017 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

18

Fifty Shades Freed - James Foley Cover Art

Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Shades Freed

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed, the climactic chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. Bringing to a shocking conclusion events set in motion in 2015 and 2017’s blockbuster films that grossed almost $950 million globally. Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.

© 2018 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

19

Portrait of a Lady on Fire - Céline Sciamma Cover Art

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.

© 2019 Lilies Films / Hold-Up Films & Productions / Arte France Cinema

20

Straight Up - James Sweeney Cover Art

Straight Up

Straight Up

Todd is a hyper-articulate, obsessive compulsive gay twentysomething whose fear of dying alone leads him to a baffling conclusion: he might not be gay after all. When he meets Rory, a whip-smart struggling actress with her own set of insecurities, the two forge a relationship that’s all talk and no sex. Writer-Director-Star James Sweeney delivers a razor sharp rom-com that’s equal parts Classical Hollywood and distinctly 21st century, exploring just how elastic our definitions of love and sexuality can get.

© 2019 Straight Up Productions LLC

21

Crazy Rich Asians - Jon M. Chu Cover Art

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

"Crazy Rich Asians” follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

© 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Kimmel Distribution LLC.

22

Yesterday (2019) - Danny Boyle Cover Art

Yesterday (2019)

Yesterday (2019)

Jack Malik was just another struggling songwriter...but that was yesterday. After a mysterious blackout, Jack (Himesh Patel) discovers he is the only person on earth who remembers The Beatles! As he rockets to fame by passing off the Fab Four's songs as his own, Jack risks losing Ellie (Lily James) – the one person who has loved him and believed in him from the start. Before the door to his old life closes forever, Jack must decide if all he needs is love, after all. Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran also star in this romantic rock 'n' roll comedy from Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle and Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Richard Curtis.

© 2019 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

23

Twilight - Catherine Hardwicke Cover Art

Twilight

Twilight

Bella Swan (Stewart) doesn't expect much when she moves to the small town of Forks, Washington, until she meets the mysterious and handsome Edward Cullen (Pattinson) - a boy who's hiding a dark secret: he's a vampire. As their worlds and hearts collide, Edward must battle the bloodlust raging inside him as well as a coterie of undead that would make Bella their prey. Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling sensation by Stephanie Meyer, Twilight adds a dangerous twist to the classic story of star-crossed lovers.

© 2008, Artwork & Supplementary Material 2009 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

24

The Princess Diaries - Garry Marshall Cover Art

The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries

Shy San Francisco teenager Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) is thrown for a loop when, from out of the blue, she learns the astonishing news that she's a real-life princess! As the heir apparent to the crown of the small european principality of Genovia, Mia begins a comical journey towards the throne when her strict and formidable grandmother, queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews), shows up to give her "princess lesson." The two instantly clash - Mia has no intention of leaving her normal life to become the ruler of a far-off country, while queen Clarisse insists it is her duty. Clarisse is determined to do a complete makeover of this sparkling - if not polished - diamond in the rough in order that she take her rightful place in the royal line of succession. Now the reluctant princess must make the biggest decision of her life - whether to remain with her family - or leave everything behind to accept the royal responsibilities that comes with being the princess of genovia.

© Disney

25

Coyote Ugly - David McNally Cover Art

Coyote Ugly

Coyote Ugly

With an unbeatable cast of hot stars including Piper Perabo and Maria Bello, this sexy comedy is even more intoxicating. Moving to New York to pursue her dreams of becoming a famous songwriter, Violet Sanford (Perabo) finds herself desperate and broke. Ironically, the shy, innocent Violet lands a job as a barmaid at the hottest nightclub in town: Coyote Ugly. Overflowing with attitude, the Coyotes spend more time on top of the bar than behind it, tantalizing the standing-room-only crowd with their outrageous antics!

© Touchstone Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

26

The Photograph - Stella Meghie Cover Art

The Photograph

The Photograph

The discovery of a hidden family photograph sends Mae Morton (Issa Rae) on a quest for answers. The journey into her estranged mother's past exposes many secrets and ignites a powerful, unexpected romance with rising-star journalist Michael Block (LaKeith Stanfield). Award-winning writer-director Stella Meghie (The Weekend, Jean of the Joneses) tells a sweeping love story about forgiveness and finding the courage to seek the truth, no matter where it leads you.

© 2019 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

27

True Romance - Tony Scott Cover Art

True Romance

True Romance

In Detroit, loner Clarence marries a call girl named Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the mob, track them down and try to reclaim it.

© 1993 Morgan Creek Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

28

The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks Cover Art

The Notebook

The Notebook

Behind every great love is a great story. As teenagers, Allie (Rachel McAdams) and Noah (Ryan Gosling) begin a whirlwind courtship that soon blossoms into tender intimacy. The young couple is quickly separated by Allie's upper-class parents who insist that Noah isn't right for her. Several years pass, and when they meet again, their passion is rekindled, forcing Allie to choose between her soulmate and class order. This beautiful tale has a particularly special meaning to an older gentleman (James Garner) who regularly reads the timeless love story to his aging companion (Gena Rowlands). Based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook is at once heartwarming and heartbreaking and will capture you in its sweeping and emotional force.

© 2004 New Line Productions, Inc.

29

Top Gun  - Tony Scott Cover Art

Top Gun

Top Gun

A hip, heart-pounding combination of action, music and incredible aerial photography helped make Top Gun the blockbuster hit of 1986. Top Gun takes a look at the danger and excitement that awaits every pilot at the Navy's prestigious fighter weapons school. Tom Cruise is superb as Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a daring young flyer who's out to become the best. And Kelly McGillis sizzles as the civilian instructor who teaches Maverick a few things you can't learn in a classroom.

© 2004 Paramount Pictures

30

The Longest Ride - George Tillman Jr. Cover Art

The Longest Ride

The Longest Ride

Based on the bestselling book by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, this romantic drama centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job. As conflicting paths test their relationship, they make a fateful connection with an older gentleman, whose memories deeply inspire the young couple.

© 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

31

The Great Gatsby (2013) - Baz Luhrmann Cover Art

The Great Gatsby (2013)

The Great Gatsby (2013)

The uniquely imaginative Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, Australia) tackles F. Scott Fitzgerald'’s landmark novel, The Great Gatsby, with blockbuster star Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. Spider-Man'’s Tobey Maguire stars as the Fitzgerald-like would-be writer Nick Carraway who arrives in New York in 1922, an era of loose morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick encounters the mysterious millionaire Gatsby and his bewitching cousin Daisy. Soon, Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. Bearing witness to this new world, Nick pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and unforgettable tragedy -- mirroring our own times and struggles.

© 2013 Bazmark Film III Pty Ltd

32

Father Goose - Ralph Nelson Cover Art

Father Goose

Father Goose

Cary Grant stars in one of his funniest roles as a boozy beachcomber sitting out WWII in peace - until the Allies recruit him to be a lookout on the South Pacific isle. During an enemy attack, he answers a distress call and discovers a beautiful French schoolmarm (Leslie Caron) and her seven girl students. And so begins a hilarious battle of the sexes between a messy American, a prim Mademoiselle, and seven mischievous little girls. Who will win is anybody's guess, but you can be sure that Father Goose delivers plenty of romantic fun and adventure along the way.

© 1964 by Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

33

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 - Bill Condon Cover Art

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

In the fifth and final chapter of THE TWILIGHT SAGA, the birth of Bella and Edward’s child ignites forces that threaten to destroy them all. Now, the Cullens must enlist the help of distant friends and former enemies, including Jacob’s wolf pack, as tensions build toward all-out war in the thrilling conclusion to the epic phenomenon.

© 2012 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

34

The Proposal - Anne Fletcher Cover Art

The Proposal

The Proposal

Sandra Bullock is at her funniest in the fresh, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy The Proposal. On the verge of being deported and losing the high-powered job she lives for, the controlling Margaret (Bullock) announces she's engaged to her unsuspecting, put-upon assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds). After proposing a few demands of his own, the mismatched couple heads to Alaska, where they have four short days to convince his quirky family and a very skeptical immigration agent that their charade is real. Featuring a star-studded supporting cast, including Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson and the delightfully inappropriate Betty White, this madcap comedy will have you saying "yes" to The Proposal again and again.

© 2009 Touchstone

35

What Dreams May Come - Vincent Ward Cover Art

What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come

Academy Award® winners Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding, Jr. embark on a supernatural journey beyond the realm of mortality in this visually stunning and unforgettable epic. After Chris Nielsen (Williams) dies in an accident, he tries to remain close to his beautiful mortal wife, Annie (Annabella Sciorra). With the friendly spirit (Gooding, Jr.) assigned to guide him, he begins to adapt to his new state of being in a setting that can only be described as heavenly. But when his distraught wife takes her own life, she is banished to an eternal damnation. Chris vows to find her so they can share eternity together, but no one has ever succeeded in rescuing a soul from such a horrific fate. With the help of his heavenly friends, Chris sets out on the most perilous and harrowing journey of his life, or afterlife: a quest for everlasting love that will take him to hell and back!

© 1998 Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

36

Dirty Dancing - Emile Ardolino Cover Art

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

The summer of 1963 innocent 17-year-old Baby (Jennifer Grey) vacations with her parents at a Catskill's resort. One evening she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music. There she meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny's pupil in dance and love.

© 1997 Artisan Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

37

The Twilight Saga: New Moon - Chris Weitz Cover Art

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

In the second chapter of Stephenie Meyer's best-selling Twilight series, the romance between mortal Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) grows more intense as ancient secrets threaten to destroy them. When Edward leaves in order to keep Bella safe, she tests fate in increasingly reckless ways in order to glimpse her love once more. But when she's saved from the brink by her friend, Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), Bella will uncover mysteries of the supernatural world that will put her in more peril than ever before.

© 2009, Art and Supplemental Materials 2010 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

38

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - David Slade Cover Art

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

It all begins...with a choice. In the third chapter of Stephenie Meyer's phenomenal Twilight series, Bella Swan is surrounded by danger as Seattle is hit by a string of murders and an evil vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, Bella is forced to choose between her love, Edward Cullen, and her friend, Jacob Black - knowing that her decision may ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf.

© 2010, Artwork & Supplementary Materials, 2018 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

39

Grease - Randal Kleiser Cover Art

Grease

Grease

John Travolta solidified his position as the most versatile and magnetic screen presence of the decade in this film version of the smash hit play Grease. Recording star Olivia Newton–John made her American film debut as Sandy, Travolta's naive love interest. The impressive supporting cast reads like a "who's who" in this quintessential musical about the fabulous '50s. Grease is not just a nostalgic look at a simpler decade – it's an energetic and exciting musical homage to the age of rock 'n' roll.

© 2005 Paramount Pictures

40

God's Own Country - Francis Lee Cover Art

God's Own Country

God's Own Country

Johnny Saxby works long hours in brutal isolation on his family’s remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. When a handsome Romanian migrant worker arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. An intense relationship forms between the two which could change Johnny’s life forever.

© 2017 Dales Productions Ltd / The British Film Institute

41

My Own Private Idaho - Gus Van Sant Cover Art

My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho

"I always know where I am by the way the road looks..." Keanu Reeves ("The Matrix" trilogy, "The Day the Earth Stood Still") and Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee River Phoenix ("Running on Empty," "Stand by Me") star in Academy Award-nominated director Gus Van Sant's ("Milk," "Good Will Hunting") seminal meditation on the nature of innocence as two young men living on the fringes of society peddle their bodies for sex. Amiable, none-too-bright street hustler Mike Waters works the streets of the Pacific Northwest with his best friend Scott Favor. Mike secretly loves Scott, and Scott, the son of Portland's wealthy mayor, secretly yearns to cast off the friendship of his fellow lowlifes and assume his birthright of wealth, power and respectability. Based on William Shakespeare's play, "Henry IV, Part I."

© 1991 New Line Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

42

Moonlight - Barry Jenkins Cover Art

Moonlight

Moonlight

2017 Oscar® Award Winner for Best Picture

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.

© 2016 A24 Distribution, LLC

43

50 First Dates - Peter Segal Cover Art

50 First Dates

50 First Dates

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star together for the first time since The Wedding Singer in one of the funniest romantic comedies in years. Henry (Sandler) lives an enviable life in a Hawaiian paradise, spending every night with a beautiful tourist in search of an island fling. It's a sweet life with no strings attached...until he meets Lucy (Barrymore). He and Lucy hit it off from the get-go, but the next day she acts like she doesn't know him. Has his karma come around to kick him in the butt or what? Actually, Lucy has short-term memory loss so every night all memory of her day is erased. But a man in love will go to any lengths to win over the girl of his dreams, and if that means having to find imaginative ways of doing it over again every day, then Henry's up for the challenge. Rob Schneider (Big Daddy) and Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) co-star in 50 First Dates, which will win you over every time you watch it!

© 2004 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

44

What to Expect When You're Expecting - Kirk Jones Cover Art

What to Expect When You're Expecting

What to Expect When You're Expecting

Inspired by the perennial bestseller, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING is a hilarious and heartfelt comedy about five couples whose intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood. The movie features “lots of laughs, heart and a terrific ensemble of actors at their best” (Peter Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine) and is “a must see!” (Gayle King, O Magazine). The film stars Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro, Ben Falcone and Joe Manganiello.

© 2012 Lions Gate Films Inc. and Alcon Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved.

45

Five Feet Apart - Justin Baldoni Cover Art

Five Feet Apart

Five Feet Apart

Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) is a vibrant, fun-loving 17-year-old. Unlike most teenagers, Stella has to spend much of her time living at a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. When Stella meets Will (Cole Sprouse), a charming and rebellious fellow patient, she feels a powerful connection—but restrictions dictate that she and Will maintain a safe distance between them. As their feelings grow, Stella and Will face a life-changing question: How does love feel when even a single touch is off limits?

© 2019 Granville LA LLC. All Rights Reserved.

46

Sweet Home Alabama - Andy Tennant Cover Art

Sweet Home Alabama

Sweet Home Alabama

In this romantic comedy, New York fashion designer Melanie Carmichael (Reese Witherspoon) suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But Melanie's past holds many secrets, including Jake (Josh Lucas), the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to end their contentious relationship once and for all, Melanie sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past, only to discover that you can take the girl out of the South, but you can never take the South out of the girl.

© 2002 Touchstone Pictures

47

Mamma Mia! The Movie - Phyllida Lloyd Cover Art

Mamma Mia! The Movie

Mamma Mia! The Movie

Sophie has just one wish to make her wedding perfect: to have her father walk her down the aisle. Now she just has to find out who he is... Join the music, laughter and fun of the irresistibly charming Mamma Mia! The Movie. Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast, including Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth - as well as up-andcomers Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, in this musical celebration of mothers, daughters and fathers, and true loves lost and new ones found. Based on the Broadway smash-hit and filled with the ABBA songs you know and love, it's the feel-good experience that will have you singing and dancing over and over again.

© 2008 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

48

The Accidental Tourist - Lawrence Kasdan Cover Art

The Accidental Tourist

The Accidental Tourist

Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture and winner of Best Supporting Actress for Geena Davis (TV's "Commander in Chief," "Thelma & Louise"). Starring Davis, Academy Award-winner and Golden Globe-nominee William Hurt ("Syriana," "The Village") and Academy Award- nominee and Golden Globe-winner Kathleen Turner ("War of the Roses," "Body Heat") in a romantic comedy-drama about a reluctant travel writer whose world is turned upside-down when his wife leaves him. Co-starring Bill Pullman ("The Grudge," "Igby Goes Down"), Emmy and Golden Globe- nominee Ed Begley, Jr. ("St. Elsewhere"), David Ogden Stiers ("Lilo & Stitch," "M*A*S*H,") and Amy Wright ("Crossing Delancey," "The Dear Hunter"). Based on Anne Tyler's best-selling novel and directed by Academy Award-winner Lawrence Kasdan ("Dreamcatcher," "The Big Chill"), Siskel and Ebert call this "one of the year's very best films.... Great performances by William Hurt and Geena Davis... a masterpiece." Judith Crist hails it as "enchanting... a sophisticated mix of tears and laughter."

© 1988 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.

49

The Lost Husband - Vicky Wight Cover Art

The Lost Husband

The Lost Husband

Based on the novel by bestselling author Katherine Center, the story centers on a woman (Libby) attempting to put her life back together after the death of her husband, as she moves with her children into her estranged Aunt’s goat farm in Central Texas, meeting and matching wills with the ranch’s resident cowboy (O'Connor).

© 2019 THE LOST HUSBAND LLC.

50

Girls Trip - Malcolm D. Lee Cover Art

Girls Trip

Girls Trip

When four lifelong friends-Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah-travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

© 2017 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Comments