Top 50 underrated romance movies

01.
Joe Versus the Volcano
102 min | 1990 |
5.8 (34116 votes)
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8.5 (182 reviews)

When a hypochondriac learns that he is dying, he accepts an offer to throw himself in a volcano at a tropical island, and along the way there, learns to truly live.

02.
Leap of Faith
108 min | 1992 |
6.1 (11031 votes)
|
8.68 (54 reviews)

Fake faith healer Jonas Nightingale is stranded in a small town where he finds he can't fool all of the people all of the time.

03.
Who's That Girl
92 min | 1987 |
4.8 (9359 votes)
|
7.33 (60 reviews)

The life of an uptight tax lawyer turns chaotic when he is asked to escort a young woman newly released from prison, who persuades him to help prove her innocence.

04.
Madea's Family Reunion
107 min | 2006 |
5.2 (10485 votes)
|
7.72 (143 reviews)

While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.

05.
Glitter
104 min | 2001 |
2.3 (21350 votes)
|
4.79 (246 reviews)

A young singer dates a disc jockey who helps her get into the music business, but their relationship become complicated as she ascends to super stardom.

06.
The Guru
94 min | 2002 |
5.3 (14722 votes)
|
7.71 (79 reviews)

A young man leaves India to find fame and fortune in America where he unexpectedly becomes a sex guru.

07.
The Hottie & the Nottie
91 min | 2008 |
1.9 (36007 votes)
|
4.2 (111 reviews)

A woman agrees to go on a date with a man only if he finds a suitor for her unattractive best friend.

08.
King Ralph
97 min | 1991 |
5.2 (13871 votes)
|
7.49 (48 reviews)

As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.

09.
D.E.B.S.
91 min | 2004 |
5.2 (14092 votes)
|
7.41 (148 reviews)

Plaid-skirted schoolgirls are groomed by a secret government agency to become the newest members of the elite national-defense group, D.E.B.S.

10.
Fools Rush In
109 min | 1997 |
6.1 (32173 votes)
|
8.31 (104 reviews)

After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.

11.
The Cutting Edge
101 min | 1992 |
6.9 (18578 votes)
|
9.07 (114 reviews)

A temperamental figure skater and a former hockey player try to win Olympic gold as a figure skating pairs team.

12.
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
89 min | 2006 |
3.2 (9403 votes)
|
5.36 (112 reviews)

A slovenly cable repairman becomes a big city Health Inspector, and is tasked with uncovering the source of a food poisoning epidemic.

13.
The Jungle Book
111 min | 1994 |
6.0 (16232 votes)
|
8.15 (43 reviews)

Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the orphaned jungle boy raised by wild animals, and how he becomes king of the jungle.

14.
Brown Sugar
109 min | 2002 |
6.5 (8363 votes)
|
8.64 (36 reviews)

Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory.

15.
Soapdish
97 min | 1991 |
6.6 (14320 votes)
|
8.73 (69 reviews)

An ambitious television soap actress connives with her producer to scuttle the career of the show's long-time star, but nothing works as they plan.

16.
Tin Cup
135 min | 1996 |
6.4 (45611 votes)
|
8.52 (66 reviews)

A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his successful rival's girlfriend.

17.
HouseSitter
102 min | 1992 |
6.1 (21396 votes)
|
8.2 (52 reviews)

Con artist Gwen moves into Newton's empty home without his knowledge and begins setting up house, posing as his new wife.

18.
Xanadu
96 min | 1980 |
5.3 (11880 votes)
|
7.35 (227 reviews)

A struggling artist living in Los Angeles meets a girl who may hold the key to his happiness.

19.
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
90 min | 2000 |
3.6 (21370 votes)
|
5.65 (70 reviews)

In this live-action prequel to The Flintstones (1994), the Flintstones and the Rubbles go on a trip to Rock Vegas, where Wilma Slaghoople (Kristen Johnston) is pursued by playboy Chip Rockefeller (Thomas Gibson).

20.
Corrina, Corrina
115 min | 1994 |
6.6 (11244 votes)
|
8.65 (39 reviews)

In 1959, a widower hires a kindly housekeeper/nanny to care for his seven-year-old daughter.

21.
Phenomenon
123 min | 1996 |
6.4 (73891 votes)
|
8.43 (120 reviews)

An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.

22.
Earth Girls Are Easy
100 min | 1988 |
5.4 (20014 votes)
|
7.42 (68 reviews)

A Southern California girl befriends three furry aliens after their spaceship lands in her swimming pool.

23.
A Cinderella Story
95 min | 2004 |
5.9 (79905 votes)
|
7.9 (210 reviews)

Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Samantha Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance.

24.
In Your Name
132 min | 2003 |
7.1 (14394 votes)
|
9.09 (49 reviews)

Problems arise when Radhey Mohan, a delinquent falls in love with a girl named Nirjara.

25.
In the Land of Blood and Honey
127 min | 2011 |
4.5 (33247 votes)
|
6.48 (166 reviews)

During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.

26.
Sirens
98 min | 1994 |
5.8 (9952 votes)
|
7.78 (60 reviews)

When a painting is termed blasphemous, a young minister and his wife visit the artist... and the three sexually playful models living with him.

27.
Don Juan DeMarco
97 min | 1994 |
6.7 (47601 votes)
|
8.67 (109 reviews)

A psychiatrist must cure a young patient that presents himself as Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world.

28.
Life Itself
117 min | 2018 |
6.8 (16424 votes)
|
8.76 (359 reviews)

As a young New York City couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.

29.
Bubble Boy
84 min | 2001 |
5.6 (29830 votes)
|
7.54 (130 reviews)

Bubble Boy's been in a bubble all his life due to no immune system. A cute blonde girl befriends BB. Her boyfriend proposes and BB decides to travel across USA to Niagara Falls to stop the wedding.

30.
Drop Dead Gorgeous
97 min | 1999 |
6.6 (32184 votes)
|
8.53 (201 reviews)

A small-town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win.

31.
Dil Bechara
101 min | 2020 |
7.9 (105258 votes)
|
9.81 (7639 reviews)

The emotional journey of two hopelessly in love youngsters, a young girl, Kizie, suffering from cancer, and a boy, Manny, whom she meets at a support group.

32.
Threesome
89 min | 1994 |
6.3 (12456 votes)
|
8.2 (47 reviews)

A girl named Alex is by mistake housed with 2 guys, Stuart and Eddy, in a college dorm suite. After initial problems they become friends. Stuart has the hots for Alex, Alex for Eddy and Eddy for Stuart. Can it work?

33.
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
86 min | 2004 |
6.0 (26511 votes)
|
7.89 (174 reviews)

High school senior Katey moves to Havana in November 1958, when her dad gets a promotion at Ford. She meets a local waiter, who introduces her to sensual Cuban music/dance. They enter a big dance contest for the prize when he gets fired.

34.
My Father the Hero
90 min | 1994 |
5.5 (10352 votes)
|
7.39 (37 reviews)

A teenage girl on vacation in the Bahamas with her divorced father tries to impress a potential boyfriend by saying that her father is actually her lover.

35.
Staying Alive
93 min | 1983 |
4.7 (14385 votes)
|
6.58 (105 reviews)

Five years later, Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenge yet: succeeding as a dancer on the Broadway stage.

36.
The Blue Lagoon
104 min | 1980 |
5.8 (62062 votes)
|
7.67 (136 reviews)

In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene.

37.
While You Were Sleeping
103 min | 1995 |
6.7 (90182 votes)
|
8.56 (170 reviews)

A hopelessly romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.

38.
The Nutty Professor
95 min | 1996 |
5.6 (108371 votes)
|
7.45 (87 reviews)

Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

39.
Mannequin
90 min | 1987 |
5.9 (28761 votes)
|
7.75 (96 reviews)

A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.

40.
Untamed Heart
102 min | 1993 |
6.8 (11702 votes)
|
8.64 (60 reviews)

A waitress hardly notices a shy busboy who secretly loves her; until one night she's attacked and he comes to her rescue. From there a relationship sparks but one secret could mean disaster for these fated lovers.

41.
Green Card - Scheinehe mit Hindernissen
103 min | 1990 |
6.2 (20527 votes)
|
8.03 (36 reviews)

A man wanting to stay in the US enters into a marriage of convenience, but it turns into more than that.

42.
Norbit
102 min | 2007 |
4.1 (67660 votes)
|
5.92 (289 reviews)

A mild-mannered guy, who is married to a monstrous woman, meets the woman of his dreams, and schemes to find a way to be with her.

43.
Sanam Teri Kasam
154 min | 2016 |
7.3 (9315 votes)
|
9.11 (122 reviews)

After being disowned by her family, an awkward librarian relies on the help of her brooding neighbour.

44.
In Love and War
113 min | 1996 |
6.0 (8093 votes)
|
7.81 (33 reviews)

A bitter love story between a talented writer and a gentle nurse.

45.
The Russia House
123 min | 1990 |
6.1 (12903 votes)
|
7.9 (62 reviews)

An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.

46.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
103 min | 1984 |
6.3 (23706 votes)
|
8.1 (170 reviews)

Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.

47.
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
87 min | 1992 |
4.3 (37141 votes)
|
6.09 (87 reviews)

A tough police sergeant's overbearing mother comes to visit him and begins to meddle in his life and career.

48.
G.B.F.
92 min | 2013 |
6.0 (9768 votes)
|
7.77 (30 reviews)

What happens after Tanner is outed by his classmates and becomes the title "gay best friend" for three high school queen bees?

49.
Beautiful Thing
90 min | 1996 |
7.5 (22277 votes)
|
9.25 (126 reviews)

Jamie is a shy teenager, often bullied at school. His neighbour Ste has a rough time at home, being beaten by his father and brother. This issues bring them together and they find that what they feel for each other is more than friendship.

50.
Mr. Baseball
108 min | 1992 |
6.0 (9999 votes)
|
7.74 (48 reviews)

Jack Elliot, once a great baseball player, is forced to play in Japan where his brash, egotistical ways cause friction with his new teammates and friends.

Top 50 overrated romance movies

01.
A Ghost Story
92 min | 2017 |
6.9 (59066 votes)
|
3.52 (529 reviews)

In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.

02.
Mansfield Park
112 min | 1999 |
7.1 (21752 votes)
|
3.73 (153 reviews)

At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband, Sir Thomas. Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral ...

03.
The Lobster
119 min | 2015 |
7.2 (212651 votes)
|
4.42 (646 reviews)

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

04.
My Sassy Girl
92 min | 2008 |
6.3 (18743 votes)
|
3.74 (77 reviews)

A sweet Midwestern guy with his life planned out for himself is wooed, groomed, and ultimately dumped by a complicated, elusive gal.

05.
The Souvenir
120 min | 2019 |
6.4 (8224 votes)
|
3.85 (109 reviews)

A young film student in the early '80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

06.
Wuthering Heights
129 min | 2011 |
6.0 (8755 votes)
|
3.47 (80 reviews)

A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy.

07.
The Big Wedding
89 min | 2013 |
5.6 (46930 votes)
|
3.27 (118 reviews)

A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.

08.
Crazy Rich Asians
120 min | 2018 |
6.9 (135733 votes)
|
4.58 (1018 reviews)

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

09.
The Third Half
113 min | 2012 |
7.7 (8136 votes)
|
5.46 (33 reviews)

Determined to build the best football club in the country, Dimitry hires the German coach, Rudolph Spitz, to galvanize his rag tag team but - when the first Nazi tanks roll through the city and Rebecca, the beautiful daughter of a local banker, elopes with his star player, all Dimitry's plans must change.

10.
Think Like a Man Too
106 min | 2014 |
5.8 (18492 votes)
|
3.61 (42 reviews)

All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.

11.
The Family Stone
103 min | 2005 |
6.3 (59610 votes)
|
4.21 (440 reviews)

An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

12.
Siberia
104 min | 2018 |
4.3 (12145 votes)
|
2.22 (290 reviews)

When an American diamond trader's Russian partner goes missing, he journeys to Siberia in search of him, but instead begins a love affair.

13.
American Honey
163 min | 2016 |
7.0 (37391 votes)
|
4.94 (193 reviews)

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

14.
Lust Stories
120 min | 2018 |
6.5 (9278 votes)
|
4.52 (85 reviews)

Four short films by four of India's biggest directors exploring love, sex and relationships in modern India.

15.
Happy-Go-Lucky
118 min | 2008 |
7.0 (37462 votes)
|
5.12 (181 reviews)

A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.

16.
Three Steps Above Heaven
118 min | 2010 |
7.0 (23359 votes)
|
5.13 (44 reviews)

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

17.
Widows
129 min | 2018 |
6.9 (83577 votes)
|
5.04 (550 reviews)

Four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

18.
Before Midnight
109 min | 2013 |
7.9 (137973 votes)
|
6.07 (292 reviews)

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.

19.
Gloria Bell
102 min | 2018 |
6.3 (8335 votes)
|
4.53 (117 reviews)

A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love at L.A. dance clubs.

20.
You Get Me
89 min | 2017 |
4.6 (11261 votes)
|
2.85 (98 reviews)

A one night stand turns into a nightmare for a High School student, when the obsession of a young woman grows dangerous.

21.
Higher Learning
127 min | 1995 |
6.5 (17910 votes)
|
4.75 (99 reviews)

People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus.

22.
Ted
106 min | 2012 |
6.9 (564360 votes)
|
5.18 (601 reviews)

John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear, Ted or his girlfriend, Lori.

23.
The Piano
121 min | 1993 |
7.6 (77920 votes)
|
5.9 (209 reviews)

In the mid-19th century, a mute woman is sent to New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.

24.
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
105 min | 2018 |
5.8 (33878 votes)
|
4.12 (389 reviews)

A case of mistaken identity results in unexpected romance when the most popular girl in high school and the biggest loser must come together to win over their crushes.

25.
Because I Said So
102 min | 2007 |
5.7 (37066 votes)
|
4.04 (193 reviews)

A meddling mother tries to set her daughter up with the right man so her kid won't follow in her footsteps.

26.
Another Earth
92 min | 2011 |
7.0 (90038 votes)
|
5.38 (261 reviews)

On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.

27.
Summer of Sam
142 min | 1999 |
6.7 (35804 votes)
|
5.08 (246 reviews)

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

28.
Match Point
124 min | 2005 |
7.6 (203882 votes)
|
6.0 (728 reviews)

At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.

29.
Meet the Fockers
115 min | 2004 |
6.3 (250159 votes)
|
4.75 (415 reviews)

All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time.

30.
Tiny Furniture
98 min | 2010 |
6.2 (13154 votes)
|
4.65 (36 reviews)

About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life.

31.
Trainwreck
125 min | 2015 |
6.2 (128178 votes)
|
4.66 (391 reviews)

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

32.
Rachel Getting Married
113 min | 2008 |
6.7 (46932 votes)
|
5.18 (275 reviews)

A young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past ten years, returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.

33.
To the Wonder
112 min | 2012 |
5.9 (26918 votes)
|
4.39 (144 reviews)

After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.

34.
I Am Love
120 min | 2009 |
7.0 (20212 votes)
|
5.5 (120 reviews)

Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.

35.
The Romantics
95 min | 2010 |
5.1 (11055 votes)
|
3.61 (49 reviews)

Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.

36.
Friends with Kids
107 min | 2011 |
6.1 (40780 votes)
|
4.62 (110 reviews)

Two best friends decide to have a child together while keeping their relationship platonic, so they can avoid the toll kids can take on romantic relationships.

37.
Monsters
94 min | 2010 |
6.4 (87065 votes)
|
4.93 (445 reviews)

Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.

38.
Greenberg
107 min | 2010 |
6.1 (35752 votes)
|
4.64 (133 reviews)

A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years ago, returns to L.A. to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother. He soon sparks with his brother's assistant.

39.
The Rules of Attraction
110 min | 2002 |
6.7 (49111 votes)
|
5.26 (295 reviews)

The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.

40.
The Accidental Husband
90 min | 2008 |
5.6 (22581 votes)
|
4.17 (70 reviews)

When talk radio host Emma Lloyd advises one of her listeners to break up with her boyfriend, the jilted ex sets about getting his revenge.

41.
No Strings Attached
108 min | 2011 |
6.2 (210866 votes)
|
4.78 (196 reviews)

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

42.
Housefull
144 min | 2010 |
5.3 (11555 votes)
|
3.89 (42 reviews)

Believing himself to be jinxed, a man attempts to find true love, but instead gets caught in a web of lies.

43.
Can You Keep a Secret?
94 min | 2019 |
5.3 (9259 votes)
|
3.9 (156 reviews)

Thinking they're about to crash, Emma spills her secrets to a stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger...Until she later meets Jack, her company's young CEO, who now knows every humiliating detail about her. Based on the blockbuster NYT bestseller.

44.
Das Geisterhaus
141 min | 1993 |
6.9 (18942 votes)
|
5.51 (63 reviews)

A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America in this adaptation of Isabel Allende's best-seller.

45.
The Future
91 min | 2011 |
6.2 (8101 votes)
|
4.81 (64 reviews)

When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves.

46.
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
98 min | 2016 |
6.0 (81216 votes)
|
4.62 (158 reviews)

Two hard-partying brothers place an online ad to find the perfect dates for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves out-hustled by an uncontrollable duo.

47.
40 Days and 40 Nights
96 min | 2002 |
5.6 (70011 votes)
|
4.22 (155 reviews)

After a brutal break-up, a young man vows to stay celibate during the forty days of Lent, but finds the girl of his dreams and is unable to do anything about it.

48.
The Titan
97 min | 2018 |
4.8 (27140 votes)
|
3.43 (536 reviews)

A military family takes part in a ground-breaking experiment of genetic evolution and space exploration.

49.
The Fountainhead
114 min | 1949 |
7.1 (9223 votes)
|
5.74 (173 reviews)

An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.

50.
Anna Karenina
129 min | 2012 |
6.6 (90405 votes)
|
5.24 (250 reviews)

In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky.