Romance Movies 2016 List

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The Bounce Back PG-13

Father, author and relationship expert, Matthew Taylor is on a whirlwind book tour promoting his new best seller, The Bounce Back. He's got it all figured out until he meets the sharp and witty Kristin Peralta, a talk show circuit therapist who's convinced he's nothing but a charlatan. Matthew's life is turned upside down when he inadvertently falls for Kristin and has to face a painful truth of his past relationship.
Shemar Moore, Staci Robinson, Nadine Velazquez, Kali Hawk, Youssef Delara, Victor Teran, Bill Bellamy, Sheryl Underwood

Frank & Lola

Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots star as a couple that builds an intense relationship that saves each other from their mutual despair, but begins to crack as a man from Lola’s past temps her future with Frank.
Imogen Poots, Michael Shannon, Justin Long, Michael Nyqvist., Matthew M. Ross, Robert Halmi Jr.
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Passengers PG-13

On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim (Chris Pratt) and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction...until they discover the ship in grave danger. With the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.
Laurence Fishburne, Stephen Hamel, Jon Spaihts, Chris Pratt, Neal H. Moritz, Michael Sheen, Michael Mahern, Jennifer Lawrence

Julieta R

Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antía’s father and Julieta’s husband. But at times grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart.
Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Pedro Almodovar, Darío Grandinetti, Michelle Jenner and Rossy de Palma


The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.
Brad Pitt, Patrick McCormick, Steve Starkey, Lizzy Caplan, Robert Zemeckis, Graham King, Marion Cotillard, Steven Knight

Rules Don't Apply PG-13

It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist Marla Mabrey (Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her personal driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), only two weeks on the job and also from a religiously conservative background.

Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have an intimate relationship with a contract actress. But Hughes’ absurd behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.
Martin Sheen, Molly Conners, Alec Baldwin, Warren Beatty, Taissa Farmiga, Haley Bennett, Matthew Broderick, Sarah E. Johnson
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Blue Jay

Follows two former high school sweethearts. They return to their tiny California hometown and meet by chance, reflecting on their shared past through the lens of their differently dissatisfied presents.
Sarah Paulson, Alex Lehmann, Mark Duplass
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Bridget Jones's Baby R

After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Zellweger) “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong?

Then her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack (Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch…she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father.
Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Tim Bevan, Patrick Dempsey, Colin Firth, Enzo Cilenti, Amelia Granger, Eric Fellner

My Blind Brother

A handsome man gets all the women and is the perfect athlete–even though he's blind. His less handsome brother's role in life is to serve as his brother's eyes. That is until the blind brother falls for a young woman that the sighted brother falls for, too.
Jenny Slate, Nick Kroll, Charlie Hewson, Sophie Goodhart, Adam Scott, Tyler Davidson

Bazodee NR

Anita Panchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep in debt businessman (Kabir Bedi) is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair) when a chance encounter with a local singer, Lee de Leon (Soca music star Machel Montano in his film debut) sets things askew. In search of a muse, de Leon agrees to perform at the engagement party for both families. Unable to deny their mutual attraction, and with the excitement of Carnival approaching, Anita must now choose between the answer to her family's financial prayers and the possibility of real love.
Rahul Nath, Staz Nair, Cindy F. Daniel, Todd Kessler, Machel Montano, Natalie Perera, Kabir Bedi, Teneille Newallo
5 / 5
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Morris From America R

Ccenters on Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas) a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his single father, Curtis (Craig Robinson) to Heidelberg, Germany. Morris, who fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G., is a complete fish-out-of-water—a budding hip-hop star in an EDM world. To complicate matters further, Morris quickly falls hard for his cool, rebellious, 15-year-old classmate Katrin (Lina Keller). Morris sets out against all odds to take the hip-hop world by storm and win the girl of his dreams.
Craig Robinson, Carla Juri, Chad Hartigan, Markees Christmas, Lina Keller, Jakub Gierszal

Southside With You PG-13

The film chronicles the first date of future President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Robinson. Obama, a then-Harvard Law summer associate, asks out an attorney from the prestigious corporate law firm where they both work. On the historic date, the two talk about politics and activism.
Richard Tanne, Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers

Blood in the Water

While house-sitting for the summer at a palatial spread in the Hollywood Hills, young couple Percy (Alex Russell) and Veronica (Willa Holland) find themselves caught up in a love triangle that goes terribly wrong.
Orson Cummings, Julie Dretzin, Ben Cummings, Willa Holland, Alex Russell, Miguel Gomez, David S. Lee

How He Fell In Love NR

Travis (Matt McGorry), a young struggling musician, crosses paths with Ellen (Amy Hargreaves), an older married yoga teacher who is trying to adopt a child with her husband. Travis and Ellen begin an affair that slowly deepens into something more intimate and profound. As their encounters continue, Ellen is confronted with her failing marriage while Travis must face the consequences of his actions.
Mark Blum, Marc Meyers, Amy Hargreaves, Matt McGorry, Britne Oldford
New York
3 / 5
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Equals PG-13

Set in a future society where emotions have been eradicated. A new breed of humans, called Equals, live peacefully until a disease begins activating emotions in its victims, who are sent away and never seen again. Hoult is set to star as Silas, who becomes infected and is outcast until he connects with Nia (Stewart), another “switched on” Equal who is able to hide her emotions.
Ridley Scott, Kristen Stewart, Guy Pearce, Michael Schaefer, Kate Lyn Sheil, Nicholas Hoult, Bel Powley, Jacki Weaver

How He Fell In Love NR

Travis (Matt McGorry), a young struggling musician, crosses paths with Ellen (Amy Hargreaves), an older married yoga teacher who is trying to adopt a child with her husband. Travis and Ellen begin an affair that slowly deepens into something more intimate and profound. As their encounters continue, Ellen is confronted with her failing marriage while Travis must face the consequences of his actions.
Mark Blum, Marc Meyers, Amy Hargreaves, Matt McGorry, Britne Oldford
Los Angeles
3 / 5
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Be Somebody PG

Pop superstar Jordan Jaye (Matthew Espinosa) has a big dream — he just wants to live like a regular teenager. When he’s chased down by some excited female fans, he finds a perfect hideout and a reluctant new friend from a small town, high-school art student, Emily Lowe (Sarah Jeffery, Descendants). Despite being from different worlds, they soon discover they have way more in common than they ever imagined. Over the course of several days, the two embark on an unexpected journey of friendship, first love and self-discovery -- proving that maybe opposites really do attract.
Lamar Damon, Joshua Caldwell, Matthew Espinosa, Sarah Jeffery, Tava Smiley, Caitlin Keats, LaMonica Garrett, Allison Paige

No Stranger Than Love

When Lucy tells a married Clint that she loves him, he falls into a mysterious hole that suddenly appears in the middle of her living room. As Lucy desperately tries to save Clint, his bookie Rydell appears, looking to settle Clint’s gambling debt. Now Lucy must distract Rydell, the town and Clint’s wife from finding out about her affair and the hole, while trying to hold herself together in the process.
Justin Chatwin, Alison Brie, Colin Hanks, Nick Wernham, Steve Adams
4 / 5
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Mothers & Daughters PG-13

Photographer Rigby Gray captures uplifting stories of motherhood, inspiring a decision even she wouldn't expect.
Susan Sarandon, Christina Ricci, Mira Sorvino, Eva Amurri Martino, Paul Duddridge, Sharon Stone, Courtney Cox, Paul Wesley
4 / 5
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Sundown R

The romantic comedy tracks two high school seniors as they embark on an epic and priapic Spring Break in Mexico’s Puerto Vallarta.
Karla Souza, Fernando Lebrija, Camilla Belle, Jordi Molla, Teri Hatcher, John Michael Higgins, Devon Werkheiser, Sean Marquette

A Weekend with the Family

A young attorney looks to gain a position at a prestigious law firm while secretly dating his boss’ daughter, who he’s hoping to marry; but when his loving girlfriend decides to arrange a surprise family weekend get-together, his plans blow up in his face, especially with the arrival of his ghetto-fied family, the Stankershets. Travis (Marques Houston) and Courtney (Karrueche Tran) portray love interests who struggle to hold on to their relationship all while their two families wage war in an explosion of hilarity. It’s the far east against the deep south; strict, traditional, Korean customs versus a backwards, country way of life. In the end, Travis must find a way to make the two families peacefully co-exist long enough for him to propose to the woman he loves.
Chaz Echols, Dorien Wilson, Christopher B. Stokes, Marques Houston, Karrueche Tran, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Clifton Powell, Alfred Nolan Thomas II
4 / 5
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Mr. Right

Hyperactive at the best of times, Martha (Anna Kendrick) has gone full-on manic since her latest breakup. She babbles, parties like a monster, cooks everything in sight — and is looking to do something terrible when she meets Francis (Sam Rockwell). To anyone else, Francis’s approach would come across as creepy, but Martha can’t help but be intrigued. They seem a perfect match: she's bananas, he's bananas... except he's a deadly sort of bananas. He’s a professional assassin.

Francis is a hitman with a cause: he unexpectedly kills the people ordering the hits. Just as Martha begins to realize her new beau wasn't joking when he said he had to step out for a moment to shoot someone, things start heating up for Francis. His services are solicited by a dubious client who's being sought by an equally dubious FBI agent (Tim Roth). As the bodies pile up, Martha needs to decide whether to flee or join in the mayhem.
RZA, Max Landis, Sam Rockwell, Tim Roth, Anna Kendrick, Anson Mount, James Ransone, Paco Cabezas

Demolition R

Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law Phil (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
Naomi Watts, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Reitman, Chris Cooper, Jean-Marc Vallee, Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Bryan Sipe

Rio, I Love You R

Rio, I Love You is an anthology, created by 10 visionary directors from across the globe. The story line of each segment focuses on an encounter of love in a different neighborhood of the city, demonstrating the distinctive qualities and character of that location.
Fernanda Montenegro, Carlos Saldanha, Emily Mortimor, Sang-soo Im, Jose Padilha, Rodrigo Santoro, Jason Isaacs, Guillermo Arriaga

Tale of Tales

Based on three spellbinding stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile, Tale of Tales unleashes a barrage of mind-bogglingly gorgeous and fantastical imagery as it brings to life the (mis)adventures of three kings: in the kingdom of Darkwood, the King (John Reilly) and his Queen (Salma Hayek) attempt to conceive a child through very unusual means; meanwhile, in Highhills, the none-too-bright monarch (Toby Jones) marries off his daughter to brutal ogre while developing a strange obsession with breeding a giant flea; and, the sex-obsessed crown of Strongcliff (Vincent Cassel) is in for a shock when the woman he falls in love with is not quite what she seems. Overflowing with surreal, dazzling surprises, this intoxicating cinematic spectacle is a delirious excursion into the dark heart of fairy tales.
Salma Hayek, Matteo Garrone, John C. Reilly, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones


She was one of the century's most extraordinary talents, a 15-time Grammy nominee and Grammy Hall of Fame recipient; her mesmerizing songs and passionate politics combined to make her the unforgettable Nina Simone (Zoe Saldana). But fame and fortune came with a price, and her later years were riddled with depression, alcohol abuse and isolation. Rediscovering the meaning of her life and work took courage, strength and one true friend: Clifton Henderson (David Oyelowo), the man who started out as her assistant and eventually became her loyal manager. With Clifton's encouragement, the "high priestess of soul" began a courageous journey back to her music... and, eventually, herself.
Barnaby Thompson, Zoe Saldana, Cynthia Mort, David Oyelowo

Mother's Day PG-13

Bringing together Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts along with Jason Sudekis, it's a celebration of mothers everywhere. This big-hearted comedy invites us all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother¹s Day.
Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, Margo Martindale, Wayne Rice, Britt Robertson, William Bindley, Garry Marshall

The Perfect Match R

Terrence J. stars as Charlie, a playboy who's convinced that relationships are dead. His two best friends Rick and Victor, played by Donald Faison and Robert C. Riley, bet him that if he sticks to one woman for one month, he's bound to get attached. Charlie denies this until he crosses paths with the beautiful and mysterious Eva, played by singer/actress Cassie. They may agree to a casual affair, but eventually Charlie is questioning whether he may actually want more.
Donald Faison, Bille Woodruff, Joe Pantoliano, Dana Verde, Gary Hardwick, Brandon Broussard, Terrence Jenkins, Paula Patton


Violette (Julie Delpy), a 40-year-old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry, falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene (Dany Boon), while on a spa retreat with her best friend. But Jean-Rene faces a major challenge: he must win the trust and respect of Violette’s teenage son, Lolo (Vincent Lacoste), who is determined to wreak havoc on the couple’s fledging relationship and remain his mother’s favorite.
Eugenie Grandval, Julie Delpy, Dany Boon, Vincent Lacoste, Karin Viard, Antoine Lounguine

The Divergent Series: Allegiant PG-13

After the earth-shattering revelations of The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known in order to find a peaceful solution for their embroiled city. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.
Naomi Watts, Theo James, Lucy Fisher, Ansel Elgort, Bill Skarsgard, Robert Schwentke, Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 PG-13

The film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.
Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Paul Brooks, Rita Wilson, Norm Waitt, Nia Vardalos, Scott Niemeyer, Kirk Jones

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies PG-13

A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield in order to conquer the undead once and for all.
Natalie Portman, Lily James, David O. Russell, Hermione Corfield, Sam Riley, Douglas Booth, Burr Steers, Allison Shearmur

How to be Single R

There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then...there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.
Alison Brie, Dan Stevens, Dakota Johnson, Abby Kohn, Christian Ditter, Drew Barrymore, Dana Fox, Rebel Wilson

Nina Forever

A darkly comic love story. Holly’s attempt at helping Rob through his grief is not aided by his dead girlfriend Nina coming back, bloody and broken, every time they make love.
Chris Blaine, Ben Blaine, Abigail Hardingham, Fiona O’Shaughnessy, Cian Barry
5 / 5
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Touched With Fire R

Follows two poets with bipolar disorder whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they meet in a treatment facility, their chemistry is instant and intense driving each other's mania to new heights. They pursue their passion which breaks outside the bounds of sanity, swinging them from fantastical highs to tormented lows until they ultimately must choose between sanity and love.
Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Christine Lahti, Paul Dalio, Griffin Dunne


Rachel Cartwright and Mitchell Little grow up in the small town of Providence, Tennessee. Their paths keep intersecting and at one point it looks like they'll finally get together. But the opportunity slips away and they go their separate ways. It takes a tragedy many years later before they're reunited. This time will they let the moment pass or will they finally overcome their insecurities and connect with their soulmate?
Sharon Wilharm, Juli Tapken, Rich Swingle, Stacey Bradshaw, Josh Allen, Emily Knapp, Chase Anderson, Irene Santiago
5 / 5
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Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong

In this sparkling romance, Ruby (Jamie Chung), a Chinese American toy designer from LA, visits Hong Kong for the first time on business. Finding herself stranded, she meets Josh (Bryan Greenberg), an American expat who shows her the city. Meandering through nighttime streets pulsing with energy and possibility, they fall into a winding and carefree conversation, buoyed by an undeniable attraction.
Emily Ting, Jamie Chung, Bryan Greenberg

Marguerite & Julien

Julien and Marguerite de Ravalet, son and daughter of the Lord of Tourlaville, have loved each other tenderly since childhood. But as they grow up their affection veers toward voracious passion. Scandalized by their affair, society hunts them until, unable to resist their feelings, they flee…
Valerie Donzelli, Anais Demoustier, Jeremie Elkaim, Aurélia Petit, Raoul Fernandez

Bakery in Brooklyn NR

Vivien and Chloe have just inherited their Aunt Isabelle’s bakery, a boulangerie that has been a cornerstone of the neighborhood for years. Chloe wants a new image and product, while Vivien wants to make sure nothing changes. Their clash of ideas leads to a peculiar solution: they split the shop in half with a black line in the middle and each runs her business as she sees fit. Things heat up as they’re forced to fight over every customer who walks in the door. The neighborhood is changing as well, turning into an unlikely blend of young hipsters living alongside elderly people who’ve spent their lives there. But Vivien and Chloe will have to learn to overcome their differences and work together as a team in order to save the bakery and everything that truly matters in their lives.
Ward Horton, Gustavo Ron, Krysta Rodríguez, Blanca Suárez, Paco Zegers, Aimee Teegarden, Griffin Newman, Ernie Sabella

Portrait of a Serial Monogamist NR

Smart, successful, and charming, Elsie is the perfect girlfriend; she also happens to be a serial monogamist, with a long history of broken hearts. When Elsie breaks up with her long-standing girlfriend to pursue another woman, she faces her mother’s disapproval, conflicting advice from friends, and the nagging suspicion that she may have made a big mistake.
Diane Flacks, John Mitchell, Christina Zeidler, Carolyn Taylor, Vanessa Dunn, Robin Duke, Gavin Crawford, Sabrina Jalees

A Date With Miss Fortune

When Jack gets rescued by Maria, a superstitious Portuguese beauty, he has no idea that his life and luck are both about to change. During this accidental "first date", Jack and Maria project idealistic images of themselves -- images that are humorously contradicted through a series of flash-forwards to their future life together.
Joaquim de Almeida, John L'Ecuyer, Jeannette Sousa, Vik Sahay, Ryan Scott, George Stroumboulopoulos, Claudia Ferri, Nelly Furtado