Top 50 underrated romance movies

01.
Joe Versus the Volcano
102 min | 1990 |
5.8 (32964 votes)
|
8.55 (169 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 (10278 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.
Leap of Faith
108 min | 1992 |
6.1 (11031 votes)
|
8.69 (53 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.

04.
Glitter
104 min | 2001 |
2.2 (21064 votes)
|
4.74 (243 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.

05.
Who's That Girl
92 min | 1987 |
4.8 (9094 votes)
|
7.27 (59 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.

06.
King Ralph
97 min | 1991 |
5.2 (13871 votes)
|
7.59 (43 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.

07.
The Guru
94 min | 2002 |
5.3 (14541 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 (19255 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 (31247 votes)
|
8.23 (100 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.
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.

11.
D.E.B.S.
91 min | 2004 |
5.2 (14092 votes)
|
7.35 (139 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.

12.
The Cutting Edge
101 min | 1992 |
6.9 (18006 votes)
|
9.05 (109 reviews)

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

13.
Brown Sugar
109 min | 2002 |
6.5 (8155 votes)
|
8.64 (36 reviews)

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

14.
Xanadu
96 min | 1980 |
5.2 (11344 votes)
|
7.32 (216 reviews)

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

15.
Soapdish
97 min | 1991 |
6.6 (13618 votes)
|
8.71 (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.
The Hottie & the Nottie
91 min | 2008 |
1.9 (35736 votes)
|
4.0 (110 reviews)

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

17.
Medicine Man
106 min | 1992 |
6.0 (20254 votes)
|
8.06 (47 reviews)

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

18.
The Jungle Book
111 min | 1994 |
6.0 (15695 votes)
|
8.05 (37 reviews)

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

19.
HouseSitter
102 min | 1992 |
6.1 (20261 votes)
|
8.13 (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.
Life Itself
117 min | 2018 |
6.7 (13340 votes)
|
8.73 (313 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.

21.
Tin Cup
135 min | 1996 |
6.4 (44275 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.

22.
My Father the Hero
90 min | 1994 |
5.5 (10131 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.

23.
Sirens
98 min | 1994 |
5.8 (9654 votes)
|
7.8 (59 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.

24.
In Your Name
132 min | 2003 |
7.1 (14394 votes)
|
9.09 (44 reviews)

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

25.
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
87 min | 1992 |
4.3 (36982 votes)
|
6.28 (82 reviews)

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

26.
Corrina, Corrina
115 min | 1994 |
6.6 (11244 votes)
|
8.58 (34 reviews)

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

27.
Don Juan DeMarco
97 min | 1994 |
6.7 (46562 votes)
|
8.68 (106 reviews)

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

28.
Phenomenon
123 min | 1996 |
6.4 (72435 votes)
|
8.38 (111 reviews)

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

29.
The Blue Lagoon
104 min | 1980 |
5.8 (59797 votes)
|
7.76 (126 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.

30.
A Cinderella Story
95 min | 2004 |
5.9 (77410 votes)
|
7.86 (206 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.
In the Land of Blood and Honey
127 min | 2011 |
4.5 (33028 votes)
|
6.46 (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.

32.
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
90 min | 2000 |
3.6 (20393 votes)
|
5.54 (63 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).

33.
The Nutty Professor
95 min | 1996 |
5.6 (105318 votes)
|
7.51 (84 reviews)

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

34.
Drop Dead Gorgeous
97 min | 1999 |
6.6 (31253 votes)
|
8.51 (198 reviews)

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

35.
While You Were Sleeping
103 min | 1995 |
6.7 (87097 votes)
|
8.6 (160 reviews)

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

36.
The Karate Kid Part II
113 min | 1986 |
6.0 (68200 votes)
|
7.89 (94 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.
Bubble Boy
84 min | 2001 |
5.6 (29145 votes)
|
7.49 (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.

38.
Threesome
89 min | 1994 |
6.3 (12135 votes)
|
8.18 (46 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?

39.
Untamed Heart
102 min | 1993 |
6.8 (11702 votes)
|
8.66 (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.

40.
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
86 min | 2004 |
6.0 (25817 votes)
|
7.84 (172 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.

41.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
103 min | 1984 |
6.3 (22833 votes)
|
8.14 (164 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.

42.
The Russia House
123 min | 1990 |
6.1 (12903 votes)
|
7.93 (61 reviews)

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

43.
Valley Girl
99 min | 1983 |
6.4 (12174 votes)
|
8.23 (67 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.

44.
Green Card - Scheinehe mit Hindernissen
103 min | 1990 |
6.2 (20527 votes)
|
8.03 (35 reviews)

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

45.
Norbit
102 min | 2007 |
4.0 (65151 votes)
|
5.79 (274 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.

46.
Staying Alive
93 min | 1983 |
4.7 (13793 votes)
|
6.49 (98 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.

47.
Love & Basketball
124 min | 2000 |
7.2 (17312 votes)
|
8.98 (78 reviews)

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

48.
Show Me Love
89 min | 1998 |
7.5 (48446 votes)
|
9.25 (266 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.

49.
A Night at the Roxbury
82 min | 1998 |
6.3 (54776 votes)
|
8.03 (166 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.

50.
The Hollars
88 min | 2016 |
6.5 (10625 votes)
|
8.22 (39 reviews)

A man returns to his small hometown after learning that his mother has fallen ill and is about to undergo surgery.

Top 50 overrated romance movies

01.
A Ghost Story
92 min | 2017 |
6.8 (52273 votes)
|
3.39 (474 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 (20709 votes)
|
3.72 (148 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 (197370 votes)
|
4.24 (576 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.
Three Steps Above Heaven
118 min | 2010 |
7.1 (21186 votes)
|
4.53 (40 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)
|
3.79 (76 reviews)

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

06.
The Big Wedding
89 min | 2013 |
5.6 (45529 votes)
|
3.19 (115 reviews)

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

07.
Wuthering Heights
129 min | 2011 |
6.0 (8755 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.

08.
The Third Half
113 min | 2012 |
7.7 (8034 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.

09.
Crazy Rich Asians
120 min | 2018 |
6.9 (119209 votes)
|
4.67 (958 reviews)

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

10.
Think Like a Man Too
106 min | 2014 |
5.8 (18492 votes)
|
3.66 (41 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 Piano
121 min | 1993 |
7.6 (75106 votes)
|
5.47 (202 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.

12.
Before Midnight
109 min | 2013 |
7.9 (129489 votes)
|
5.79 (262 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 (10451 votes)
|
2.24 (274 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 (36523 votes)
|
5.04 (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.
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
105 min | 2018 |
5.9 (31093 votes)
|
3.95 (364 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.

16.
The Family Stone
103 min | 2005 |
6.3 (58314 votes)
|
4.36 (429 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.

17.
Higher Learning
127 min | 1995 |
6.5 (17286 votes)
|
4.6 (98 reviews)

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

18.
American Honey
163 min | 2016 |
7.0 (34353 votes)
|
5.11 (171 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.

19.
You Get Me
89 min | 2017 |
4.6 (10390 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.

20.
Lust Stories
120 min | 2018 |
6.5 (8578 votes)
|
4.64 (71 reviews)

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

21.
Widows
129 min | 2018 |
6.9 (76877 votes)
|
5.11 (527 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.

22.
Ich bin die Liebe
120 min | 2009 |
7.1 (18454 votes)
|
5.36 (112 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.

23.
The Romantics
95 min | 2010 |
5.1 (11055 votes)
|
3.36 (40 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.

24.
Ted
106 min | 2012 |
6.9 (551618 votes)
|
5.17 (586 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.

25.
Anna Karenina
129 min | 2012 |
6.6 (87418 votes)
|
4.87 (235 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.

26.
Summer of Sam
142 min | 1999 |
6.7 (34767 votes)
|
5.02 (241 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 (36375 votes)
|
4.04 (189 reviews)

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

28.
Match Point
124 min | 2005 |
7.6 (197222 votes)
|
5.95 (699 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.
Tiny Furniture
98 min | 2010 |
6.2 (13154 votes)
|
4.57 (36 reviews)

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

30.
No Strings Attached
108 min | 2011 |
6.2 (203749 votes)
|
4.57 (181 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.

31.
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
98 min | 2016 |
6.0 (78312 votes)
|
4.39 (153 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.

32.
Meet the Fockers
115 min | 2004 |
6.3 (243878 votes)
|
4.71 (408 reviews)

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

33.
A.I. Rising
85 min | 2018 |
6.0 (8816 votes)
|
4.43 (105 reviews)

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

34.
Trainwreck
125 min | 2015 |
6.2 (125121 votes)
|
4.63 (372 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.

35.
The Mountain Between Us
112 min | 2017 |
6.4 (61395 votes)
|
4.85 (286 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.

36.
Another Earth
92 min | 2011 |
7.0 (87786 votes)
|
5.45 (240 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.

37.
Greenberg
107 min | 2010 |
6.1 (34720 votes)
|
4.58 (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.

38.
Das Geisterhaus
141 min | 1993 |
6.9 (18942 votes)
|
5.38 (60 reviews)

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

39.
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.

40.
Knocked Up
129 min | 2007 |
6.9 (339322 votes)
|
5.39 (506 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.

41.
Rachel Getting Married
113 min | 2008 |
6.7 (46021 votes)
|
5.19 (272 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.

42.
Mother's Day
118 min | 2016 |
5.7 (30416 votes)
|
4.24 (97 reviews)

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

43.
Ghajini
183 min | 2008 |
7.3 (53839 votes)
|
5.85 (202 reviews)

A short-term memory loss patient sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girl.

44.
The Rules of Attraction
110 min | 2002 |
6.7 (48327 votes)
|
5.27 (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.

45.
Friends with Kids
107 min | 2011 |
6.1 (39899 votes)
|
4.69 (102 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.

46.
40 Days and 40 Nights
96 min | 2002 |
5.6 (68501 votes)
|
4.19 (152 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.

47.
Lost in Translation
102 min | 2003 |
7.7 (388977 votes)
|
6.3 (1476 reviews)

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

48.
Monsters
94 min | 2010 |
6.4 (85614 votes)
|
5.02 (435 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.

49.
The Titan
97 min | 2018 |
4.8 (25724 votes)
|
3.43 (514 reviews)

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

50.
All the Real Girls
108 min | 2003 |
6.9 (9873 votes)
|
5.54 (90 reviews)

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