Top 50 underrated romance movies

01.
Joe Versus the Volcano
102 min | 1990 |
5.8 (31941 votes)
|
8.61 (162 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 (20929 votes)
|
4.75 (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)
|
8.65 (52 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 (42 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 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.

07.
Earth Girls Are Easy
100 min | 1988 |
5.3 (18965 votes)
|
7.53 (60 reviews)

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

08.
The Jungle Book
111 min | 1994 |
6.0 (15438 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.

09.
The Cutting Edge
101 min | 1992 |
6.9 (17755 votes)
|
9.04 (107 reviews)

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

10.
The Hottie & the Nottie
91 min | 2008 |
1.9 (35554 votes)
|
4.04 (108 reviews)

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

11.
Brown Sugar
109 min | 2002 |
6.5 (8064 votes)
|
8.61 (36 reviews)

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

12.
The Blue Lagoon
104 min | 1980 |
5.8 (59071 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.

13.
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.

14.
HouseSitter
102 min | 1992 |
6.1 (20261 votes)
|
8.17 (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.

15.
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.

16.
Who's That Girl
92 min | 1987 |
4.8 (8969 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.

17.
Xanadu
96 min | 1980 |
5.2 (11121 votes)
|
7.25 (207 reviews)

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

18.
Medicine Man
106 min | 1992 |
6.0 (19240 votes)
|
8.01 (48 reviews)

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

19.
In the Land of Blood and Honey
127 min | 2011 |
4.5 (32897 votes)
|
6.51 (164 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.

20.
Verführung der Sirenen
98 min | 1994 |
5.8 (9475 votes)
|
7.8 (58 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.

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.
Tin Cup
135 min | 1996 |
6.3 (43612 votes)
|
8.3 (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.

23.
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?

24.
Phenomenon
123 min | 1996 |
6.4 (71713 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.

25.
Corrina, Corrina
115 min | 1994 |
6.6 (11244 votes)
|
8.6 (33 reviews)

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

26.
Daddy Cool
90 min | 1994 |
5.5 (10028 votes)
|
7.49 (36 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.

27.
The Nutty Professor
95 min | 1996 |
5.6 (103171 votes)
|
7.58 (77 reviews)

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

28.
While You Were Sleeping
103 min | 1995 |
6.7 (85459 votes)
|
8.64 (151 reviews)

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

29.
D.E.B.S.
91 min | 2004 |
5.3 (13498 votes)
|
7.24 (136 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.

30.
Don Juan DeMarco
97 min | 1994 |
6.7 (45727 votes)
|
8.62 (105 reviews)

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

31.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
103 min | 1984 |
6.3 (22441 votes)
|
8.22 (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.

32.
Life Itself
117 min | 2018 |
6.7 (11133 votes)
|
8.6 (286 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.

33.
A Cinderella Story
95 min | 2004 |
5.9 (76196 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.

34.
Bubble Boy
84 min | 2001 |
5.6 (28805 votes)
|
7.49 (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.

35.
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
90 min | 2000 |
3.6 (19825 votes)
|
5.48 (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.

36.
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
86 min | 2004 |
6.0 (25481 votes)
|
7.86 (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.

37.
Gnadenlos schön
97 min | 1999 |
6.6 (30852 votes)
|
8.45 (195 reviews)

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

38.
The Karate Kid Part II
113 min | 1986 |
6.0 (67026 votes)
|
7.84 (92 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.

39.
The Russia House
123 min | 1990 |
6.1 (12903 votes)
|
7.92 (58 reviews)

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

40.
Valley Girl
99 min | 1983 |
6.4 (12042 votes)
|
8.21 (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.

41.
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.

42.
Green Card - Scheinehe mit Hindernissen
103 min | 1990 |
6.2 (20527 votes)
|
8.0 (34 reviews)

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

43.
In Your Name
132 min | 2003 |
7.1 (14394 votes)
|
8.89 (42 reviews)

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

44.
Love & Basketball
124 min | 2000 |
7.2 (16963 votes)
|
8.98 (78 reviews)

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

45.
Dave
110 min | 1993 |
6.8 (45839 votes)
|
8.54 (117 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.

46.
Mannequin
90 min | 1987 |
5.9 (27175 votes)
|
7.64 (85 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.

47.
Real Genius
108 min | 1985 |
7.0 (28439 votes)
|
8.74 (107 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.

48.
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.

49.
Staying Alive
93 min | 1983 |
4.6 (13491 votes)
|
6.33 (93 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.

50.
Angel Eyes
102 min | 2001 |
5.6 (20915 votes)
|
7.33 (129 reviews)

A mysterious man is drawn to a feisty female police officer and a unusual relationship ensues, as not everything is as it seems.

Top 50 overrated romance movies

01.
Mansfield Park
112 min | 1999 |
7.1 (20253 votes)
|
3.56 (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.
A Ghost Story
92 min | 2017 |
6.8 (48903 votes)
|
3.66 (398 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.

03.
Three Steps Above Heaven
118 min | 2010 |
7.1 (21186 votes)
|
4.24 (38 reviews)

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

04.
The Lobster
119 min | 2015 |
7.1 (189769 votes)
|
4.29 (553 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.

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)
|
3.61 (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 Third Half
113 min | 2012 |
7.8 (8000 votes)
|
5.38 (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.

08.
The Big Wedding
89 min | 2013 |
5.6 (44894 votes)
|
3.21 (112 reviews)

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

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.
Siberia
104 min | 2018 |
4.3 (9884 votes)
|
2.08 (256 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.

11.
Crazy Rich Asians
120 min | 2018 |
6.9 (110032 votes)
|
4.71 (913 reviews)

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

12.
Before Midnight
109 min | 2013 |
7.9 (126219 votes)
|
5.72 (253 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.

13.
American Honey
163 min | 2016 |
7.0 (32929 votes)
|
4.97 (159 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)
|
5.02 (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.
Widows
129 min | 2018 |
6.9 (71070 votes)
|
5.0 (500 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.

16.
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
105 min | 2018 |
5.9 (29563 votes)
|
4.02 (360 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.

17.
Higher Learning
127 min | 1995 |
6.5 (17051 votes)
|
4.65 (97 reviews)

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

18.
You Get Me
89 min | 2017 |
4.6 (10058 votes)
|
2.77 (81 reviews)

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

19.
The Family Stone
103 min | 2005 |
6.3 (57096 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 Piano
121 min | 1993 |
7.6 (73986 votes)
|
5.8 (204 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.

21.
Ich bin die Liebe
120 min | 2009 |
7.1 (18454 votes)
|
5.32 (108 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.

22.
Ted
106 min | 2012 |
6.9 (545046 votes)
|
5.15 (577 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.

23.
Another Earth
92 min | 2011 |
7.0 (86823 votes)
|
5.25 (233 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.

24.
Rachel Getting Married
113 min | 2008 |
6.7 (45482 votes)
|
4.97 (265 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.

25.
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.

26.
The Romantics
95 min | 2010 |
5.1 (11055 votes)
|
3.41 (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.

27.
Match Point
124 min | 2005 |
7.6 (194073 votes)
|
5.95 (693 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.
No Strings Attached
108 min | 2011 |
6.2 (200606 votes)
|
4.55 (176 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.

29.
A.I. Rising
85 min | 2018 |
6.0 (8372 votes)
|
4.38 (97 reviews)

An intimate relationship between a human and an android tests the boundaries of human nature.

30.
Meet the Fockers
115 min | 2004 |
6.3 (240864 votes)
|
4.69 (407 reviews)

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

31.
Das Geisterhaus
141 min | 1993 |
6.9 (18942 votes)
|
5.33 (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.
Trainwreck
125 min | 2015 |
6.2 (123521 votes)
|
4.63 (361 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.

33.
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.

34.
Because I Said So
102 min | 2007 |
5.6 (35781 votes)
|
4.03 (186 reviews)

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

35.
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.

36.
Knocked Up
129 min | 2007 |
6.9 (335642 votes)
|
5.38 (504 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.

37.
40 Days and 40 Nights
96 min | 2002 |
5.6 (67981 votes)
|
4.08 (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.

38.
Anna Karenina
129 min | 2012 |
6.6 (86046 votes)
|
5.09 (229 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.

39.
Mother's Day
118 min | 2016 |
5.7 (29692 votes)
|
4.2 (94 reviews)

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

40.
Monsters
94 min | 2010 |
6.4 (84987 votes)
|
4.95 (431 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.

41.
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.

42.
Die Regeln des Spiels
110 min | 2002 |
6.7 (48018 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.

43.
The Mountain Between Us
112 min | 2017 |
6.4 (59229 votes)
|
4.96 (278 reviews)

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

44.
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.

45.
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.

46.
How to Be Single
110 min | 2016 |
6.1 (75797 votes)
|
4.7 (134 reviews)

A group of young adults navigate love and relationships in New York City.

47.
Gigantic
98 min | 2008 |
6.1 (9027 votes)
|
4.7 (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.

48.
LOL
97 min | 2012 |
4.4 (52010 votes)
|
3.0 (115 reviews)

As a new year at school begins, Lola's heart is broken by her boyfriend, though soon she's surprised by her best friend, promising musician Kyle, who reveals his feelings for her.

49.
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.

50.
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.