Top 50 underrated romance movies

01.
Joe Versus the Volcano
102 min | 1990 |
5.8 (31941 votes)
|
8.6 (160 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.
Madea's Family Reunion
107 min | 2006 |
5.1 (10031 votes)
|
7.8 (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.

03.
Glitter
104 min | 2001 |
2.2 (20795 votes)
|
4.77 (240 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.

04.
Leap of Faith
108 min | 1992 |
6.1 (11031 votes)
|
8.54 (48 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.

05.
King Ralph
97 min | 1991 |
5.2 (13871 votes)
|
7.59 (41 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.

06.
The Hottie & the Nottie
91 min | 2008 |
1.9 (35220 votes)
|
4.2 (106 reviews)

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

07.
The Guru
94 min | 2002 |
5.4 (14420 votes)
|
7.65 (79 reviews)

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

08.
Earth Girls Are Easy
100 min | 1988 |
5.3 (18717 votes)
|
7.5 (59 reviews)

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

09.
The Blue Lagoon
104 min | 1980 |
5.7 (58285 votes)
|
7.9 (120 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.

10.
Who's That Girl
92 min | 1987 |
4.7 (8836 votes)
|
6.86 (54 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.

11.
Das Dschungelbuch
111 min | 1994 |
6.0 (15189 votes)
|
8.15 (37 reviews)

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

12.
In the Land of Blood and Honey
127 min | 2011 |
4.4 (32778 votes)
|
6.54 (163 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.

13.
The Cutting Edge
101 min | 1992 |
6.9 (17539 votes)
|
9.03 (106 reviews)

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

14.
Life Itself
117 min | 2018 |
6.6 (9356 votes)
|
8.7 (278 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.

15.
Soapdish
97 min | 1991 |
6.5 (13197 votes)
|
8.59 (66 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.
Fools Rush In
109 min | 1997 |
6.1 (30485 votes)
|
8.17 (98 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.

17.
Medicine Man
106 min | 1992 |
6.0 (19240 votes)
|
8.06 (48 reviews)

In the beautiful and dangerous Amazon rainforest dissimilar people must should make their choice between business, science and love.

18.
HouseSitter
102 min | 1992 |
6.1 (20261 votes)
|
8.16 (45 reviews)

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

19.
Verführung der Sirenen
98 min | 1994 |
5.8 (9313 votes)
|
7.84 (57 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.

20.
Corrina, Corrina
115 min | 1994 |
6.6 (11244 votes)
|
8.63 (32 reviews)

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

21.
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
89 min | 2006 |
3.2 (9403 votes)
|
5.2 (111 reviews)

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

22.
Threesome
89 min | 1994 |
6.2 (11967 votes)
|
8.2 (45 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?

23.
Phenomenon
123 min | 1996 |
6.4 (70989 votes)
|
8.4 (108 reviews)

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

24.
Xanadu
96 min | 1980 |
5.2 (10882 votes)
|
7.2 (206 reviews)

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

25.
Tin Cup
135 min | 1996 |
6.3 (43025 votes)
|
8.28 (62 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.

26.
In Your Name
132 min | 2003 |
7.1 (14394 votes)
|
9.05 (41 reviews)

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

27.
Don Juan DeMarco
97 min | 1994 |
6.7 (45727 votes)
|
8.64 (105 reviews)

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

28.
The Nutty Professor
95 min | 1996 |
5.6 (101650 votes)
|
7.54 (76 reviews)

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

29.
While You Were Sleeping
103 min | 1995 |
6.7 (84286 votes)
|
8.63 (151 reviews)

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

30.
A Cinderella Story
95 min | 2004 |
5.9 (75034 votes)
|
7.79 (202 reviews)

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

31.
Bubble Boy
84 min | 2001 |
5.6 (28484 votes)
|
7.48 (129 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.

32.
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
86 min | 2004 |
6.0 (25178 votes)
|
7.88 (168 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.

33.
The Russia House
123 min | 1990 |
6.1 (12903 votes)
|
7.96 (57 reviews)

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

34.
D.E.B.S.
91 min | 2004 |
5.3 (13498 votes)
|
7.15 (134 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.

35.
Gnadenlos schön
97 min | 1999 |
6.6 (30000 votes)
|
8.44 (194 reviews)

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

36.
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
90 min | 2000 |
3.6 (19309 votes)
|
5.44 (60 reviews)

In this live-action prequel to the 1994 comedy hit, the Flintstones and the Rubbles go on a trip to Rock Vegas, where Wilma is pursued by playboy Chip Rockefeller.

37.
The Karate Kid Part II
113 min | 1986 |
6.0 (65771 votes)
|
7.83 (89 reviews)

Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi visits his dying father and confronts his old rival, while Daniel falls in love and inadvertently makes a new rival of his own.

38.
Mr. Baseball
108 min | 1992 |
5.9 (9365 votes)
|
7.71 (45 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.

39.
Untamed Heart
102 min | 1993 |
6.8 (11702 votes)
|
8.6 (56 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.

40.
Green Card - Scheinehe mit Hindernissen
103 min | 1990 |
6.2 (20527 votes)
|
7.99 (34 reviews)

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

41.
Real Genius
108 min | 1985 |
7.0 (27980 votes)
|
8.79 (105 reviews)

Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a high-powered laser for a university project. When their professor intends to turn their work into a military weapon, they decide to ruin his plans.

42.
A Night at the Roxbury
82 min | 1998 |
6.2 (53371 votes)
|
7.99 (162 reviews)

Two dim-witted brothers dream of owning their own dance club or at least getting into the coolest and most exclusive club in town, The Roxbury.

43.
Dirty Dancing
100 min | 1987 |
6.9 (175305 votes)
|
8.67 (332 reviews)

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

44.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
103 min | 1984 |
6.4 (22033 votes)
|
8.17 (161 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.

45.
Love & Basketball
124 min | 2000 |
7.2 (16704 votes)
|
8.96 (77 reviews)

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.

46.
9½ Weeks
117 min | 1986 |
5.9 (34510 votes)
|
7.66 (99 reviews)

A woman gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.

47.
Staying Alive
93 min | 1983 |
4.6 (13253 votes)
|
6.36 (90 reviews)

It's five years later and 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.

48.
Valley Girl
99 min | 1983 |
6.4 (11874 votes)
|
8.15 (66 reviews)

Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.

49.
Dave
110 min | 1993 |
6.8 (45839 votes)
|
8.55 (116 reviews)

To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance is put in his place.

50.
High Art
101 min | 1998 |
6.7 (9171 votes)
|
8.44 (71 reviews)

A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.

Top 50 overrated romance movies

01.
Mansfield Park
112 min | 1999 |
7.1 (19971 votes)
|
3.53 (143 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 ...

02.
The Lobster
119 min | 2015 |
7.1 (182767 votes)
|
4.24 (543 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.

03.
A Ghost Story
92 min | 2017 |
6.8 (46326 votes)
|
3.99 (385 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.

04.
Three Steps Above Heaven
118 min | 2010 |
7.1 (21186 votes)
|
4.3 (35 reviews)

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

05.
My Sassy Girl
92 min | 2008 |
6.3 (18743 votes)
|
3.75 (75 reviews)

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

06.
Wuthering Heights
129 min | 2011 |
6.1 (8307 votes)
|
3.63 (76 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 (44227 votes)
|
3.34 (110 reviews)

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

08.
Crazy Rich Asians
120 min | 2018 |
7.0 (96980 votes)
|
4.75 (887 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.
Think Like a Man Too
106 min | 2014 |
5.8 (18492 votes)
|
3.55 (40 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.

10.
Before Midnight
109 min | 2013 |
7.9 (123179 votes)
|
5.7 (251 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.

11.
Siberia
104 min | 2018 |
4.3 (8816 votes)
|
2.24 (242 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.

12.
Widows
129 min | 2018 |
7.0 (61797 votes)
|
4.99 (479 reviews)

Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, 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.

13.
American Honey
163 min | 2016 |
7.0 (31704 votes)
|
5.03 (156 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.
Happy-Go-Lucky
118 min | 2008 |
7.0 (35952 votes)
|
5.06 (174 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.

15.
You Get Me
89 min | 2017 |
4.7 (9529 votes)
|
2.76 (81 reviews)

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

16.
Das Piano
121 min | 1993 |
7.6 (73108 votes)
|
5.71 (203 reviews)

A mute woman is sent to 1850s 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.

17.
Higher Learning
127 min | 1995 |
6.5 (16823 votes)
|
4.62 (96 reviews)

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

18.
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
105 min | 2018 |
5.9 (27052 votes)
|
4.03 (353 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.

19.
The Family Stone
103 min | 2005 |
6.3 (56534 votes)
|
4.47 (415 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.

20.
The Romantics
95 min | 2010 |
5.1 (11055 votes)
|
3.29 (36 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.

21.
Rachel Getting Married
113 min | 2008 |
6.7 (45012 votes)
|
4.93 (261 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.

22.
Another Earth
92 min | 2011 |
7.0 (85855 votes)
|
5.25 (231 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.

23.
Because I Said So
102 min | 2007 |
5.6 (35781 votes)
|
3.86 (185 reviews)

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

24.
Housefull
144 min | 2010 |
5.5 (10613 votes)
|
3.79 (40 reviews)

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

25.
Ted
106 min | 2012 |
6.9 (538539 votes)
|
5.2 (575 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 or his girlfriend, Lori.

26.
Mother's Day
118 min | 2016 |
5.7 (28887 votes)
|
4.01 (94 reviews)

Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother's Day.

27.
Match Point
124 min | 2005 |
7.6 (191389 votes)
|
5.97 (688 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.

28.
Knocked Up
129 min | 2007 |
7.0 (332106 votes)
|
5.38 (501 reviews)

For fun-loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one-night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant with his child.

29.
Meet the Fockers
115 min | 2004 |
6.3 (238304 votes)
|
4.69 (407 reviews)

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

30.
Trainwreck
125 min | 2015 |
6.2 (121892 votes)
|
4.61 (359 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.

31.
Das Geisterhaus
141 min | 1993 |
6.9 (18942 votes)
|
5.32 (59 reviews)

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

32.
Tiny Furniture
98 min | 2010 |
6.2 (13154 votes)
|
4.63 (34 reviews)

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

33.
Ich bin die Liebe
120 min | 2009 |
7.1 (18454 votes)
|
5.53 (109 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.

34.
Summer of Sam
142 min | 1999 |
6.6 (34082 votes)
|
5.05 (237 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.

35.
Anna Karenina
129 min | 2012 |
6.6 (84690 votes)
|
5.06 (228 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.

36.
40 Days and 40 Nights
96 min | 2002 |
5.6 (67465 votes)
|
4.09 (149 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.

37.
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
98 min | 2016 |
6.0 (74869 votes)
|
4.53 (146 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.

38.
Die Regeln des Spiels
110 min | 2002 |
6.7 (47614 votes)
|
5.26 (293 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.

39.
Greenberg
107 min | 2010 |
6.1 (33700 votes)
|
4.66 (130 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.

40.
Gigantic
98 min | 2008 |
6.1 (9027 votes)
|
4.66 (43 reviews)

A mattress salesman finds his plan to adopt a Chinese baby augmented by the arrival of a young woman, who comes into his workplace, falls asleep on one of the beds, and starts to affect his life upon waking up.

41.
Friends with Kids
107 min | 2011 |
6.1 (39340 votes)
|
4.68 (101 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.

42.
All the Real Girls
108 min | 2003 |
6.9 (9873 votes)
|
5.48 (89 reviews)

Small-town love story of a young man with a reputation for womanizing and his best friend's sister.

43.
Her
126 min | 2013 |
8.0 (467533 votes)
|
6.62 (862 reviews)

In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

44.
The Fountainhead
114 min | 1949 |
7.1 (8426 votes)
|
5.72 (162 reviews)

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

45.
My Boss's Daughter
86 min | 2003 |
4.7 (26815 votes)
|
3.33 (89 reviews)

After a man is asked to house sit for his boss, he becomes determined to get closer to the boss's daughter, but events keep unfolding that stop him from achieving his goal.

46.
Long Shot
125 min | 2019 |
7.2 (13009 votes)
|
5.84 (419 reviews)

Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

47.
Valentine's Day
125 min | 2010 |
5.7 (107195 votes)
|
4.35 (217 reviews)

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

48.
Keinohrhasen
116 min | 2007 |
6.6 (15937 votes)
|
5.25 (30 reviews)

Rainbow press reporter Ludo is sentenced to 8 months, but is released on probation. But he has to work 300 hours for a local daycare center and meets Anna who has unfinished business with him.

49.
Student of the Year
146 min | 2012 |
5.4 (12892 votes)
|
4.06 (56 reviews)

Several alumni reminisce about their final year at St. Theresa's College and the events that shaped their lives.

50.
Bus Stop
96 min | 1956 |
6.6 (9527 votes)
|
5.27 (79 reviews)

A naive but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and tries to take her away against her will to get married and live on his ranch in Montana.