Favorite Modern Movies

by danaalbasha | created - 01 Nov 2014 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

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1. The Best of Me (2014)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Romance

29 Metascore

A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato

Votes: 62,779 | Gross: $26.76M

2. Love, Rosie (2014)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

44 Metascore

Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another...or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies.

Director: Christian Ditter | Stars: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Christian Cooke, Jaime Winstone

Votes: 112,841 | Gross: $0.01M

3. The Vow (2012)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again.

Director: Michael Sucsy | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, Jessica Lange

Votes: 178,625 | Gross: $125.01M

4. The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

47 Metascore

A Chicago librarian has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, creating complications in his marriage.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston, Michelle Nolden

Votes: 136,269 | Gross: $63.41M

5. If I Stay (2014)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

46 Metascore

Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. The choice is hers if she can go on.

Director: R.J. Cutler | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard

Votes: 111,692 | Gross: $50.47M

6. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.

Director: Josh Boone | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern

Votes: 328,583 | Gross: $124.87M

7. Serendipity (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

A couple search for each other years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Bridget Moynahan

Votes: 100,637 | Gross: $50.29M

8. Dance with Me (1998)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Rafael Infante (Chayanne) comes to Houston from Cuba to work at John Burnett's (Kris Kristofferson's) dance studio. He meets Ruby Sinclair (Vanessa Williams), a cute dance instructor there. Chemistry? Will John know he's Rafael's dad?

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Chayanne, Kris Kristofferson, Joan Plowright

Votes: 5,602 | Gross: $15.81M

9. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life.

Director: Audrey Wells | Stars: Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 44,945 | Gross: $43.61M

10. Larry Crowne (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

41 Metascore

After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college.

Director: Tom Hanks | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Sarah Mahoney, Roxana Ortega

Votes: 60,988 | Gross: $35.61M

11. Eat Pray Love (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis

Votes: 82,829 | Gross: $80.57M

12. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen

Votes: 385,411 | Gross: $217.54M

13. Angels & Demons (2009)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

48 Metascore

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 262,406 | Gross: $133.38M

14. You've Got Mail (1998)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey

Votes: 184,815 | Gross: $115.82M

15. Runaway Bride (1999)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

39 Metascore

A reporter is assigned to write a story about a woman who has left a string of fiancés at the altar.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 89,772 | Gross: $152.26M

16. Pretty Woman (1990)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

51 Metascore

A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 273,593 | Gross: $178.41M

17. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

When a woman's long-time friend reveals he's engaged, she realizes she loves him herself and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett

Votes: 122,807 | Gross: $127.12M

18. Amapola (2014)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

The beautiful actress Amapola is magically transported into a tragic future on the eve of war. Returning to the present day, she strives to change her family and country's fate.

Director: Eugenio Zanetti | Stars: Camilla Belle, François Arnaud, Geraldine Chaplin, Liz Solari

Votes: 269

19. Father of the Bride (1991)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

51 Metascore

With his oldest daughter's wedding approaching, a father finds himself reluctant to let go.

Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Votes: 65,585 | Gross: $89.33M

20. Miss Congeniality (2000)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

43 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt, Candice Bergen

Votes: 178,258 | Gross: $106.81M

21. Sex and the City (2008)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A New York City writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.

Director: Michael Patrick King | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis

Votes: 112,928 | Gross: $152.65M

22. Mamma Mia! (2008)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

51 Metascore

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 204,080 | Gross: $144.13M

23. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier, Emily Blunt

Votes: 353,774 | Gross: $124.74M

24. The Proposal (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 283,343 | Gross: $163.96M

25. What Happens in Vegas (2008)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

36 Metascore

A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry, Lake Bell

Votes: 160,933 | Gross: $80.28M

26. Just Married (2003)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

28 Metascore

A young newlywed couple honeymoon in Europe, where obstacles challenge their ability to sustain the marriage.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy, Christian Kane, David Moscow

Votes: 65,900 | Gross: $56.13M

27. The Ramen Girl (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.

Director: Robert Allan Ackerman | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tammy Blanchard, Soji Arai

Votes: 8,832

28. Love and Other Disasters (2006)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An American intern at U.K. Vogue helps her friends find love.

Director: Alek Keshishian | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Matthew Rhys, Catherine Tate, Santiago Cabrera

Votes: 13,358

29. Tribute (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A former child star buys her grandmother's house to rescue it from ruin but her hope for serenity is soon eclipsed by haunting dreams of her famous grandmother, who died of a supposed overdose in the house more than 30 years ago.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Jason Lewis, Christian Oliver, Diana Scarwid

Votes: 1,396

30. Midnight Bayou (2009 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Silver spoon Boston lawyer Declan Fitzpatrick fell in instant love with a Louisiana bayou 'haunted' estate when he drove by with college friends. Now he learns it's on sale and rushes to ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Hemecker | Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Lauren Stamile, Isabella Hofmann, Alan Ritchson

Votes: 1,224

31. Northern Lights (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Nate Burns accepts a job as chief of police in Lunacy, Alaska, hoping to to get away from the traumatic death of his partner back in Baltimore. He meets Meg, an independent bush pilot, whose father is found dead in a mountain cave.

Director: Mike Robe | Stars: LeAnn Rimes, Eddie Cibrian, Greg Lawson, Rosanna Arquette

Votes: 1,629

32. High Noon (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Thriller

Expert hostage negotiator Lieutenant Phoebe McNamara juggles her high-pressure career with the demands of raising her young daughter and contending with her agoraphobic mother, Essie.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Emilie de Ravin, Ivan Sergei, Brian Markinson, Ty Olsson

Votes: 1,301

33. Angels Fall (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A chef moves to a small town in Wyoming after her Boston restaurant is shut down because of a fatal shooting.

Director: Ralph Hemecker | Stars: Heather Locklear, Johnathon Schaech, Gary Hudson, Derek Hamilton

Votes: 1,750

34. Blue Smoke (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Detective Reena Hale (Witt) is revisited by the stalker who traumatized her years ago by offing any man she fell in love with.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Alicia Witt, Scott Bakula, Matthew Settle, Talia Shire

Votes: 1,193

35. Montana Sky (2007 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

The wealthy stock dealer bequeaths his Montana farm to the three daughters provided they would live there together at least for a year.

Director: Mike Robe | Stars: Ashley Williams, Charlotte Ross, Diane Ladd, Laura Mennell

Votes: 1,924

36. Carnal Innocence (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Mystery

World famous violinist Caroline Waverly returns to her home town of Innocence to retreat from the world. But a serial slayer is stalking the streets of Innocence, and Caroline may be a prime target for murder.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Colin Egglesfield, Pancho Demmings, Andrew W. Walker

Votes: 829

37. Carolina Moon (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

A woman who has psychic visions returns to her hometown to exorcise her demons, and finds both danger and love.

Director: Stephen Tolkin | Stars: Claire Forlani, Oliver Hudson, Chad Willett, Jonathan Scarfe

Votes: 2,172

38. Life as We Know It (2010)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

39 Metascore

Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.

Director: Greg Berlanti | Stars: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas, Alexis Clagett

Votes: 117,558 | Gross: $53.37M

39. When in Rome (2010)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

25 Metascore

Beth is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. However, on a whirlwind trip to Rome, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love, and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Stars: Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Anjelica Huston, Danny DeVito

Votes: 58,633 | Gross: $32.67M

40. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

38 Metascore

A college grad lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City to support where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, Joan Cusack

Votes: 72,545 | Gross: $44.28M

41. Sydney White (2007)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.

Director: Joe Nussbaum | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, Matt Long, Jack Carpenter

Votes: 44,835 | Gross: $11.89M

42. What a Girl Wants (2003)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

41 Metascore

An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election.

Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 57,063 | Gross: $35.99M

43. Wild Child (2008)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father.

Director: Nick Moore | Stars: Emma Roberts, Aidan Quinn, Natasha Richardson, Lexi Ainsworth

Votes: 47,126 | Gross: $0.02M

44. Monte Carlo (2011)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

43 Metascore

Three young women vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress.

Director: Thomas Bezucha | Stars: Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy, Cory Monteith

Votes: 39,777 | Gross: $23.19M