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: 98262%
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: Future U.S. President Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) go on a fateful first date in... [More]
Directed By: Richard Tanne


Maggie's Plan (2015)

Adjusted Score: 94502%
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 woman (Greta Gerwig) falls in love with a married man (Ethan Hawke), then devises a strategy to reunite him... [More]
Directed By: Rebecca Miller


Sunset Song (2015)

Adjusted Score: 84939%
Critics Consensus: Achingly lovely on both visual and narrative grounds, Sunset Song adds another small gem to writer-director Terence Davies' filmography.
Synopsis: With World War I brewing and her family scattered across the countryside, a Scottish farm girl struggles to find her... [More]
Directed By: Terence Davies

Adjusted Score: 87948%
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: Befuddled mom-to-be Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) must figure out which of the two men (Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey) in her... [More]
Directed By: Sharon Maguire


Café Society (2016)

Adjusted Score: 82168%
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: A young man (Jesse Eisenberg) falls for his uncle's (Steve Carell) mistress (Kristen Stewart) while looking to hit the big... [More]
Directed By: Woody Allen

Tag Cloud

Elton John mockumentary laika CMT The Walt Disney Company natural history Black History Month Podcast A&E Pop TV comics dc Spectrum Originals hispanic heritage month Super Bowl Apple TV Plus Apple GoT Marvel Studios OneApp Trivia APB game of thrones Photos women DirecTV scary movies 90s Shondaland Amazon universal monsters TNT Adult Swim TBS Women's History Month CBS All Access high school Disney streaming service sequels Crunchyroll Creative Arts Emmys AMC TLC Heroines Lucasfilm X-Men SundanceTV Valentine's Day The CW jamie lee curtis San Diego Comic-Con Spike First Reviews wonder woman CNN CBS Shudder crossover rt labs critics edition DGA ratings crime drama Marvel Television Acorn TV BBC One RT History spider-man jurassic park supernatural Legendary Song of Ice and Fire USA Trailer Lionsgate sports Polls and Games 2015 Nickelodeon finale GIFs Star Trek SXSW Character Guide Image Comics TCA Winter 2020 Spring TV police drama TV renewals National Geographic science fiction Awards quibi Kids & Family archives TCA Awards Emmy Nominations Extras Lifetime Christmas movies Video Games scene in color Arrowverse Logo ghosts breaking bad Mary Poppins Returns trailers Country halloween tv die hard PlayStation documentary Vudu child's play Nat Geo Cannes BAFTA book adaptation french Masterpiece Britbox cinemax Epix FXX biography latino rt labs ESPN Netflix comiccon VICE parents Year in Review Discovery Channel Peacock Paramount Network posters Brie Larson Rocketman Warner Bros. reviews thriller The Purge golden globe awards Crackle American Society of Cinematographers TIFF MCU dark live action Box Office TV Pirates HBO Go Pacific Islander The Arrangement harry potter Interview cancelled TV series ABC Signature spinoff dogs obituary Rock debate historical drama cults Disney+ Disney Plus SDCC football cancelled HBO Max psycho Winter TV Cartoon Network PaleyFest 4/20 cats new york Teen ID heist movie TCA medical drama 007 Fantasy Cosplay news war YouTube Red Fall TV Film movie E! king arthur sitcom witnail MTV Grammys green book dexter Dark Horse Comics hispanic cancelled TV shows transformers video Mary poppins FX CW Seed Set visit WGN new zealand Nominations 2019 crime thriller FOX Columbia Pictures TruTV mcc period drama 1990s Sundance Now superman YA revenge ABC Endgame Rocky slasher Pet Sematary Election ABC Family E3 NBA marvel cinematic universe BET Awards ViacomCBS strong female leads Travel Channel canceled TV shows Musicals new star wars movies El Rey 71st Emmy Awards Television Critics Association screenings lord of the rings book prank Countdown cops 72 Emmy Awards Captain marvel OWN Music Comedy Central popular Marathons Musical Christmas BBC America boxing what to watch stand-up comedy serial killer halloween game show LGBTQ casting History Disney binge streaming movies Superheroe Broadway 93rd Oscars LGBT composers worst japan NBC robots Premiere Dates Winners 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards 24 frames doctor who NYCC australia VH1 nature Chernobyl Mudbound comic book movies feel good saw remakes Anna Paquin TCA 2017 Comics on TV Amazon Studios Comic-Con@Home 2021 2017 adaptation all-time zero dark thirty target Universal Family animated Pixar 21st Century Fox docuseries YouTube gangster TV Land Schedule 2021 basketball Sony Pictures sag awards godzilla Stephen King tv talk Certified Fresh criterion Animation biopic Sneak Peek cancelled television RT21 comedies critics singing competition dragons mission: impossible Red Carpet indie fresh rom-coms versus Starz Alien aapi justice league space james bond Reality venice free movies romantic comedy based on movie social media First Look Sci-Fi Watching Series toy story Mindy Kaling Television Academy Holidays New York Comic Con south america screen actors guild Hallmark Christmas movies Mystery Fox Searchlight spy thriller spanish language mutant DC Universe psychological thriller politics Syfy streaming blaxploitation award winner diversity blockbuster name the review IFC Opinion VOD elevated horror Tumblr Funimation blockbusters Classic Film Bravo MSNBC teaser President Western aliens The Academy Rom-Com talk show twilight batman canceled comic book movie Hear Us Out spanish slashers Toys Horror legend sequel boxoffice See It Skip It 2020 Infographic Freeform television DC Comics Writers Guild of America suspense foreign italian Tokyo Olympics concert WarnerMedia Action directors Superheroes kaiju Comic Book rotten Black Mirror Esquire adventure satire DC streaming service TCM stoner hist USA Network action-comedy richard e. Grant indiana jones cartoon superhero anthology Awards Tour Ghostbusters true crime dceu Summer know your critic Walt Disney Pictures Pride Month discovery travel Pop BET Turner zombie Holiday Paramount Plus Sundance TV Quiz Baby Yoda Hulu unscripted christmas movies Tubi Sundance kids Film Festival BBC Emmys rt archives comic books Binge Guide pirates of the caribbean facebook 73rd Emmy Awards Exclusive Video Ovation independent The Witch miniseries ITV A24 PBS theme song Hallmark Calendar Ellie Kemper Amazon Prime Video hollywood Disney Plus Showtime golden globes Avengers films classics telelvision FX on Hulu rotten movies we love Lifetime IFC Films 2018 young adult anime royal family Academy Awards king kong nbcuniversal 45 asian-american Mary Tyler Moore Disney Channel Wes Anderson technology children's TV TV One monster movies The Walking Dead Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt nfl Netflix Christmas movies 20th Century Fox HBO Thanksgiving razzies japanese Tomatazos marvel comics best zombies cars critic resources toronto Paramount video on demand YouTube Premium romance chucky Tarantino joker dramedy a nightmare on elm street political drama Drama spain comic Amazon Prime documentaries Apple TV+ Reality Competition cooking Chilling Adventures of Sabrina hidden camera festivals GLAAD movies fast and furious olympics 2016 Best and Worst werewolf Star Wars emmy awards series stop motion Comedy reboot renewed TV shows international scorecard Turner Classic Movies Fox News festival franchise Trophy Talk deadpool TV movies adenture black Martial Arts Biopics worst movies kong 99% disaster crime docudrama vampires Marvel Oscars Food Network