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Top 20 Best Romantic Movies Of 2012

New: Top 20 Best Romantic Movies - 2012 (List) Will you find romance in 2012? If it’s at the movies, then yes.

We’re looking at the biggest and best romantic movies of 2012, whether it’s about pure love or romantic-comedy.

Let’s run through what’s good and what’s bad.


The Vow
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange, Scott Speedman
Director: Michael Sucsy
Out: 10th February 2012 (U.S. Release Dates)

Best Romantic Movies 2012 / Romance
A car accident puts Paige (McAdams) in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo (Tatum) works to win her heart again. This plot has similarities to The Notebook, which also starred McAdams, and that’s no accident given how popular it is. Channing is a bit wooden in the trailer. Early critics’ screenings produced a so-so reaction. [Critics (via Rotten Tomatoes): 29%] [Public (via IMDB): 6.7]

Perfect Sense
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Connie Nielsen, Stephen Dillane
Director: David Mackenzie
Out: 10th February 2012

Top 20 Best Romantic Movie, 2012
Bleak Glasgow-set romantic drama about a chef (McGregor) and a scientist (Green) who fall in love as an inexplicable epidemic robs people of their senses one by one. Reviews have been mixed, with reaction ranging from “ambitious” and “moving” to “pretentious, with a wholly unnecessary voiceover”. The romantic plot is less significant than the trailer would have you believe. [Critics: 52%] [Public: 7.0]

This Means War
Starring: Tom Hardy, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Til Schweiger
Director: McG
Out: 14th February 2012

Best Romantic Films 2012 / Love Movies
Two spies (Hardy, Pine), lifelong best friends, fall in love with the same woman (Witherspoon) and wage an epic city-wrecking battle against each other to win her. I’m not sure Reese Witherspoon would inspire that kind of behaviour from men. The unfairly maligned McG (Charlie’s Angels, Terminator Salvation) is directing. Good cast, fun concept, but as with any action-romance it may satisfy both genders, or neither. [Critics: 26%] [Public: 6.3]


Friends With Kids
Starring: Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph
Director: Jennifer Westfeldt
Out: 9th March 2012

Top Romantic Movies 2012
Neurotic ensemble rom-com about a pair of thirtysomething platonic best friends (Westfeldt, Scott) who observe the toll that having kids has taken on the couples they know (Wigg and Hamm, Rudolph and O’Dowd) and resolve to skip that stress by having a child together as friends and then dating other people. Megan Fox plays a girl who Scott begins to date, while Westfeldt sees Edward Burns. Of course they’ll probably end up realising they were right for each other all along. It’s directed/written/produced by Westfeldt who made her name by writing/starring in Kissing Jessica Stein. The premise is utterly ridiculous, but it’s a movie so what the hell. [Critics: 67%] [Public: 6.1]

The Deep Blue Sea
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale
Director: Terence Davies
Out: 23rd March 2012

Best Romance Movies 2012
In post-war England, a woman (Weisz) trapped in a lifeless marriage to a judge (Beale) begins an affair with a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot (Hiddleston), which throws her life into turmoil. Based on the 1952 play, this is a film about how love fails. It’s had strong critical reviews in the UK but not fantastic audience reaction, as it’s generally a bit dreary. [Critics: 79%] [Public: 6.2]

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