Top 50 underrated romance movies

01.
Joe Versus the Volcano
102 min | 1990 |
5.8 (32658 votes)
|
8.62 (164 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 |
5.2 (10232 votes)
|
7.81 (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 (20972 votes)
|
4.77 (241 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)
|
7.6 (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.
Who's That Girl
92 min | 1987 |
4.8 (9009 votes)
|
7.15 (57 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.

07.
The Guru
94 min | 2002 |
5.3 (14503 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 (19044 votes)
|
7.6 (62 reviews)

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

09.
Fools Rush In
109 min | 1997 |
6.0 (30944 votes)
|
8.22 (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.

10.
The Hottie & the Nottie
91 min | 2008 |
1.9 (35637 votes)
|
4.11 (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.
The Cutting Edge
101 min | 1992 |
6.9 (17823 votes)
|
9.04 (108 reviews)

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

12.
The Jungle Book
111 min | 1994 |
6.0 (15523 votes)
|
8.14 (37 reviews)

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

13.
Tin Cup
135 min | 1996 |
6.3 (43849 votes)
|
8.42 (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.

14.
Brown Sugar
109 min | 2002 |
6.5 (8089 votes)
|
8.61 (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 (13578 votes)
|
8.7 (67 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.
Xanadu
96 min | 1980 |
5.2 (11208 votes)
|
7.3 (209 reviews)

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

17.
Phenomenon
123 min | 1996 |
6.4 (71980 votes)
|
8.48 (109 reviews)

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

18.
The Blue Lagoon
104 min | 1980 |
5.8 (59329 votes)
|
7.88 (122 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.

19.
HouseSitter
102 min | 1992 |
6.1 (20261 votes)
|
8.17 (46 reviews)

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

20.
D.E.B.S.
91 min | 2004 |
5.3 (13498 votes)
|
7.34 (138 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.

21.
Daddy Cool
90 min | 1994 |
5.5 (10076 votes)
|
7.52 (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.

22.
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.

23.
In the Land of Blood and Honey
127 min | 2011 |
4.5 (32927 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.

24.
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.

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.
Life Itself
117 min | 2018 |
6.7 (12038 votes)
|
8.69 (293 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.

27.
Sirens
98 min | 1994 |
5.8 (9527 votes)
|
7.78 (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.

28.
Don Juan DeMarco
97 min | 1994 |
6.7 (46296 votes)
|
8.67 (107 reviews)

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

29.
In Your Name
132 min | 2003 |
7.1 (14394 votes)
|
9.04 (42 reviews)

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

30.
While You Were Sleeping
103 min | 1995 |
6.7 (85981 votes)
|
8.63 (153 reviews)

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

31.
Threesome
89 min | 1994 |
6.3 (12135 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?

32.
Drop Dead Gorgeous
97 min | 1999 |
6.6 (31039 votes)
|
8.5 (197 reviews)

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

33.
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
90 min | 2000 |
3.6 (20054 votes)
|
5.49 (60 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).

34.
The Nutty Professor
95 min | 1996 |
5.6 (103986 votes)
|
7.48 (83 reviews)

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

35.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
103 min | 1984 |
6.3 (22593 votes)
|
8.18 (162 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.

36.
The Karate Kid Part II
113 min | 1986 |
6.0 (67458 votes)
|
7.86 (93 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.

37.
A Cinderella Story
95 min | 2004 |
5.9 (76604 votes)
|
7.75 (203 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.

38.
Bubble Boy
84 min | 2001 |
5.6 (28931 votes)
|
7.45 (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.

39.
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
86 min | 2004 |
6.0 (25583 votes)
|
7.81 (170 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.

40.
Valley Girl
99 min | 1983 |
6.4 (12104 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.
The Russia House
123 min | 1990 |
6.1 (12903 votes)
|
7.89 (59 reviews)

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

42.
Untamed Heart
102 min | 1993 |
6.8 (11702 votes)
|
8.59 (58 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.

43.
Love & Basketball
124 min | 2000 |
7.2 (17048 votes)
|
8.98 (78 reviews)

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

44.
Staying Alive
93 min | 1983 |
4.6 (13606 votes)
|
6.36 (94 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.

45.
Show Me Love
89 min | 1998 |
7.5 (48006 votes)
|
9.26 (264 reviews)

Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin.

46.
Mannequin
90 min | 1987 |
5.9 (27343 votes)
|
7.63 (86 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.
Dave
110 min | 1993 |
6.8 (46590 votes)
|
8.53 (119 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.

48.
The Fabulous Baker Boys
114 min | 1989 |
6.8 (20647 votes)
|
8.53 (67 reviews)

The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.

49.
Hero
119 min | 1992 |
6.5 (19397 votes)
|
8.22 (62 reviews)

A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit.

50.
The Lover
115 min | 1992 |
6.9 (17865 votes)
|
8.62 (66 reviews)

In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.

Top 50 overrated romance movies

01.
Mansfield Park
112 min | 1999 |
7.1 (20325 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 (49875 votes)
|
3.52 (410 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 (192463 votes)
|
4.34 (564 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.
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.

06.
My Sassy Girl
92 min | 2008 |
6.3 (18743 votes)
|
3.85 (76 reviews)

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

07.
The Third Half
113 min | 2012 |
7.8 (8010 votes)
|
5.39 (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 (45104 votes)
|
3.22 (113 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)
|
3.56 (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.
Crazy Rich Asians
120 min | 2018 |
6.9 (113479 votes)
|
4.69 (929 reviews)

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

11.
The Piano
121 min | 1993 |
7.6 (74355 votes)
|
5.45 (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.

12.
Before Midnight
109 min | 2013 |
7.9 (127355 votes)
|
5.77 (255 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.
Siberia
104 min | 2018 |
4.3 (10095 votes)
|
2.2 (265 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.

14.
Happy-Go-Lucky
118 min | 2008 |
7.0 (36350 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.
American Honey
163 min | 2016 |
7.0 (33455 votes)
|
5.06 (165 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.

16.
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
105 min | 2018 |
5.9 (30098 votes)
|
3.99 (362 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.
You Get Me
89 min | 2017 |
4.6 (10185 votes)
|
2.72 (86 reviews)

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

18.
Ich bin die Liebe
120 min | 2009 |
7.1 (18454 votes)
|
5.23 (110 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.

19.
Higher Learning
127 min | 1995 |
6.5 (17118 votes)
|
4.68 (97 reviews)

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

20.
Widows
129 min | 2018 |
6.9 (73469 votes)
|
5.1 (515 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.

21.
The Romantics
95 min | 2010 |
5.1 (11055 votes)
|
3.3 (38 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.

22.
The Family Stone
103 min | 2005 |
6.3 (57427 votes)
|
4.5 (419 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.

23.
Ted
106 min | 2012 |
6.9 (547436 votes)
|
5.16 (579 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.

24.
Another Earth
92 min | 2011 |
7.0 (87160 votes)
|
5.27 (236 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.

25.
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
98 min | 2016 |
6.0 (77344 votes)
|
4.31 (148 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.

26.
Summer of Sam
142 min | 1999 |
6.7 (34545 votes)
|
5.02 (238 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.

27.
Because I Said So
102 min | 2007 |
5.7 (36178 votes)
|
4.03 (187 reviews)

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

28.
No Strings Attached
108 min | 2011 |
6.2 (201593 votes)
|
4.54 (177 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.
Match Point
124 min | 2005 |
7.6 (195130 votes)
|
5.96 (695 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.

30.
Meet the Fockers
115 min | 2004 |
6.3 (241858 votes)
|
4.7 (407 reviews)

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

31.
Greenberg
107 min | 2010 |
6.1 (34220 votes)
|
4.51 (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.

32.
Trainwreck
125 min | 2015 |
6.2 (124073 votes)
|
4.62 (365 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.
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.

34.
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.

35.
Anna Karenina
129 min | 2012 |
6.6 (86503 votes)
|
5.06 (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.

36.
A.I. Rising
85 min | 2018 |
6.0 (8546 votes)
|
4.47 (99 reviews)

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

37.
The Mountain Between Us
112 min | 2017 |
6.4 (59976 votes)
|
4.87 (280 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.

38.
Knocked Up
129 min | 2007 |
6.9 (336777 votes)
|
5.38 (505 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.

39.
Rachel Getting Married
113 min | 2008 |
6.7 (45683 votes)
|
5.19 (269 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.

40.
Housefull
144 min | 2010 |
5.3 (11555 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.

41.
Song to Song
129 min | 2017 |
5.7 (16416 votes)
|
4.2 (87 reviews)

Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.

42.
40 Days and 40 Nights
96 min | 2002 |
5.6 (68168 votes)
|
4.1 (151 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.

43.
Mother's Day
118 min | 2016 |
5.7 (29933 votes)
|
4.24 (95 reviews)

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

44.
Friends with Kids
107 min | 2011 |
6.1 (39680 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.
The Rules of Attraction
110 min | 2002 |
6.7 (48120 votes)
|
5.28 (294 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.

46.
If Beale Street Could Talk
119 min | 2018 |
7.2 (31809 votes)
|
5.78 (235 reviews)

A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't commit.

47.
My Boss's Daughter
86 min | 2003 |
4.7 (27223 votes)
|
3.29 (90 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.

48.
LOL
97 min | 2012 |
4.4 (52166 votes)
|
2.99 (116 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.
Bridesmaids
125 min | 2011 |
6.8 (254310 votes)
|
5.41 (451 reviews)

Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

50.
The Fountainhead
114 min | 1949 |
7.1 (8426 votes)
|
5.72 (164 reviews)

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