Best-Reviewed Romance Movies 2016

Passion, longing, and heartbreak are familiar themes, but these films prove it’s still possible to spin engaging love stories from fresh perspectives.

The order of the list reflects the scores as of December 31, 2016, but the number displayed on the Adjusted Tomatometer may change as more reviews keep getting added after the end of the year.

Adjusted Score: 97.779%
Critics Consensus: Southside With You looks back on a fateful real-life date with strong performances and engaging dialogue, adding up to a romance that makes for a pretty good date movie in its own right.
Synopsis: Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama's first date, SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a... [More]
Directed By: Richard Tanne


Maggie's Plan (2016)

Adjusted Score: 93.674%
Critics Consensus: With a typically absorbing performance from Greta Gerwig leading the way, Maggie's Plan gives rom-com sensibilities a smart, subversive twist.
Synopsis: A young woman longing to start a family (Greta Gerwig) becomes involved in a complicated love triangle with a professor... [More]
Directed By: Rebecca Miller


Sunset Song (2016)

Adjusted Score: 84.86%
Critics Consensus: Achingly lovely on both visual and narrative grounds, Sunset Song adds another small gem to writer-director Terence Davies' filmography.
Synopsis: Sunset Song is Terence Davies' intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love at the dawning of the Great War. A... [More]
Directed By: Terence Davies

Adjusted Score: 85.91%
Critics Consensus: Bridget Jones's Baby might be late on arrival, but fans of the series should still find its third installment a bouncing bundle of joy.
Synopsis: Oscar (R) winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world's... [More]
Directed By: Sharon Maguire


Café Society (2016)

Adjusted Score: 80.789%
Critics Consensus: Café Society's lovely visuals and charming performances round out a lightweight late-period Allen comedy whose genuine pleasures offset its amiable predictability.
Synopsis: Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen's bittersweet romance CAFÉ SOCIETY follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he... [More]
Directed By: Woody Allen

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