Movies in the Romance/Drama genre

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Like Crazy

Like Crazy is a love story, but not one of those pie in the sky/love conquers all romances. Instead, it's a little more down-to-earth. It eschews Hollywood formulas and seeks to turn a less rose-tinted lens upon the concerns of the protagonists. Al...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2011-11-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: Drake Doremus
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, ...
Like Water for Chocolate

In the early years of the twentieth century, on a small ranch in Mexico, the story of three sisters and their repressive mother unfolds. Tita (Lumi Cavazos) is the youngest daughter of Mama Elena (Regina Torne), and, as such, because of a family t...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Sexual Situations, Violence)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: Alfonso Arau
Cast: Lumi Cavazos, Marco Leonardi, Regina Torne, ...
Love Happens

Is this a movie or a feature-length advertisement for Qwest? We're not just talking one product placement; this brand name is nearly omnipresent. The title Love Happens is a play on the common phrase "shit happens." However, while the "shit" m...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2009-09-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: Brandon Camp
Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Aniston, Dan Fogler, ...
Lucky One, The

A single phrase might be all that's necessary to review The Lucky One: "A Nicholas Sparks movie." Sure, Scott Hicks (Shine) is the director and Will Fetters (Remember Me) gets a screenplay credit, but the average movie-goer who settles into a theat...

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2012-04-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: Scott Hicks
Cast: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner, ...
Next Stop, Wonderland

When I first saw Next Stop, Wonderland at a packed screening in the Egyptian Theater during this year's Sundance Film Festival, I was not impressed, and couldn't understand why Miramax Films would ante up $6 million for what is fundamentally a re-t...

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 1998-08-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: Brad Anderson
Cast: Hope Davis, Alan Gelfant, Victor Argo, ...
Remember Me

Spoiler Alert: This movie contains spoilers about the time frame during which the movie's ending transpires. One suspects Remember Me would earn the official Nicholas Sparks Seal of Approval, if there was such a thing. This movie is the kind of...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2010-03-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: Allen Coulter
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, ...
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Arguably, the biggest hurdle to clear for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is its title. Let's be frank - how many viewers will be excited by the prospect of seeing a movie about salmon fishing in the Middle East? And the name is neither allegorical nor...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2012-03-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas, ...
Something New

Something New is something old and very familiar. This is an opposites attract romantic comedy, with a racial twist thrown in to add a little spice. Actually, these days, with mixed race relationships becoming commonplace, it's debatable how big ...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2006-02-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: Sanaa Hamri
Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker, Blair Underwood, ...
Til There Was You

Most romantic comedies make it known early in the proceedings that they intend to follow all the time-honored, tried-and-true conventions of the genre by leading us down a well-trodden path littered with formulaic plots and overused character type...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 1997-04-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: Scott Winant
Cast: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dylan McDermott, Sarah Jessica Parker, ...
Time Traveler's Wife, The

The Time Traveler's Wife is a conventional adaptation of an unconventional novel. That's not necessarily a bad thing - screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin and director Robert Schwentke (Flightplan) impose structure on a story that, in Audrey Niffenegger...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2009-08-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Discreet Nudity)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: Robert Schwentke
Cast: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Jane McLean, ...