Movie Recommendations: Romance

40 Year-Old Virgin, The

40 Year-Old Virgin, The

Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) is a 40 year-old electronics story employee with a large collection of action figures and video games who rides his bicycle to work. He also happens to be a virgin. Though he tried in the past, he found himself too nervous and finally just gave up. When his friends at work find out about Andy's little problem they try to help him in their own little ways. Andy may not need their help, however, when he meets and begins dating a single mother (Catherine Keener).

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This movie is recommended by Julie, Morgan, Nicole, Holly, Bonster, Meaghan, Hoppy, and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Amelie

Amelie

Amelie Poulain, a shy and quirky waitress, sets out on a mission to make others happy and finds love along the way. A French movie released in 2001 starring Audrey Tautou.

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This movie is recommended by Julie, Bonster, Chelsea, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Artist, The

Artist, The

Michel Hazanavicius's silent film is a love letter to silent cinema and classic films. Jean Dujardin stars as George Valentin, a box office superstar who finds his career in decline. Berenice Bejo plays Peppy Miller, whose career is skyrocketing at the same time as Valentin's is falling. Throughout their journey, the two cross paths.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Belle, whose father Maurice is imprisoned by the Beast (really an enchanted Prince), offers herself instead and finds the prince inside the Beast.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Bonster, Hoppy, Meaghan, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Bring It On

Bring It On

A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships. Starring Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku, and released in 2000.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Chelsea, Morgan, Bonster, Nicole, Meaghan, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

In the summer of 1963, Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist meet for the first time. The two form a bond, but a relationship between them is forbidden. The movie follows their lives and the progression of their relationship.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Morgan, Meaghan, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Clueless

Clueless

Cher and Dionne are best friends who live in Beverly Hills. They are popular, rich, pretty, and charming. One day, they spot a new girl at school, Tai, and decides to do a makeover on her. They are very successful, but Cher realizes that she needed a makeover herself in a spiritual way. With this makeover, she learns about caring for others, going through pain, and love.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Bonster, Julie, and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain

A stirring and romantic drama about a Confederate soldier trying to make it home to the woman he loves despite having only spent a limited amount of time with. Stars Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, Brendan Gleeson, Kathy Baker, and many others.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Bonster, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Constant Gardener, The

Constant Gardener, The

Activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally raped and murdered in Kenya, her companion Dr. Bluhm missing and believed guilty. Her husband, quiet diplomat Justin Quayle, doesn't believe that Bluhm is responsible. As he sets out to find what really happened to his wife he discovers that she was about to expose a plot by the drug companies to test a TB pill on unsuspecting, poor African villagers. Along his journey, he also discovers who his wife really was and falls more in love with her than he was while she was alive. Based on the novel by John Le Carre.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Nicole, Holly, Meaghan, Bonster, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Corpse Bride

Corpse Bride

Two aristocratic families pair off their less-than-satisfied children, believing they will all be escalated into high society. Yet when clumsy Victor Van Dort rehearses his vows in the woods, he accidentally marries the Corpse Bride, throwing a great wrench in everyone's plans.

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This movie is recommended by Kathi.
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Cruel Intentions

Cruel Intentions

Kathryn makes a bet that her step-brother, Sebastian, won't be able to bed Annette (a virgin, who wants to wait until love). If he loses, Kathryn gets his Jaguar, if he wins, he gets Kathryn. Released in 1999, and starts Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Chelsea, Morgan, Bonster, Julie, Anna, Brandon, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The

Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The

Based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button details the unusual life of the title character. Played by Brad Pitt, Benjamin Button begins his life as an old man and finds himself aging backwards. His curious life brings with it curious problems. Directed by David Fincher and co-starring Cate Blanchett.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan and Chelsea.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

When 16-year-old Baby (Jennifer Grey) spends the summer at a resort in the Catskills with her parents, she falls in love with an older dance instructor named Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). Also there's dancing.

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This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, Anna, Bonster, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Down With Love

Down With Love

A take-off of the classic 60s sex comedies, "Down With Love" is a story about sweet Barbara Novak and ladies man Catcher Block. Novak writes a novel telling women to be more independent and to behave more like men, and Catcher is none too happy about it so he hatches a plan to prove that Barbara Novak is a fraud. The movie stars Ewan McGregor, Renee Zellweger, David Hyde Pierce and Sarah Paulson.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Anna, Holly, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Education, An

Education, An

Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is a precocious 16 year-old living in London. Her father's goal for her is to get good marks and attend Oxford to study English. All of this changes when she's walking home from school on a rainy day and meets the charming David (Peter Sarsgaard). David instantly charms not only Jenny, but her parents as well. As Jenny spends more and more time with David and his friends (Dominic Cooper and Rosamund Pike) she finds herself receiving an entirely different kind of education.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

A man discovers that his ex-girlfriend has undergone a procedure to erase him from her memory, so he decides to have her erased in revenge. Starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst, and Tom Wilkinson. Written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry.

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This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, Holly, Bonster, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Peter Bretter takes a Hawaii vacation in order to deal with recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah Marshall. Little does he know Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex... and she's bringing along her new boyfriend. Stars Jason Segal, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Russell Brand.

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This movie is recommended by Julie, Holly, and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Garden State

Garden State

Andrew Largeman is a struggling actor in Los Angeles who has been in a medicated haze since he was a child. When he returns home to New Jersey to attend a family funeral, he meets the pathological but free-spirited Sam who changes his life forever. The movie was written and directed by Zach Braff, and Zach stars along with Natalie Portman, Ian Holm and Peter Saarsgaard.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Morgan, Meaghan, Bonster, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Grease

Grease

Australian exchange student Sandy discovers that her summer love Danny goes to the same school she does. Much musical romantic angst ensues as the two get their signals crossed over and over again. Released in 1978. Stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

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This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, Holly, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Great Dictator, The

Great Dictator, The

Charles Chaplin spoke for the first time in this 1940 film. Chaplin plays the dual roles of the Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, the dictator of Tomania who the barber is mistaken for.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Grindhouse

Grindhouse

Consisting of two films, Grindhouse pays homage to the grindhouse films of the 1970s. Planet Terror, directed by Robert Rodriguez, tells the story of a group of survivors of a biochemical disaster and their struggle to survive. Directed by Quentin Tarantino, Death Proof depicts an aging stuntman having a little fun with some girls on the open road. Until he chooses the wrong girls. Stars Rose McGowan, Freddie Rodriguez, Marley Shelton, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell, Tracie Thoms and Zoe Bell.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Hairspray

Hairspray

Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to dance on the Corny Collins Show, where the object of her affection Link Larkin also dances. Tracy gets her chance to shine and brings with her a new way of doing things in the ever changing 1960s.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Nicole, Holly, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude

A very funny and inspiring black comedy cult classic from 1971 about Harold, a young man who drives a hearse and attends funerals for fun, who falls in love with Maude, a 79-year old woman with a unique perspective on life and death.

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This movie is recommended by Julie and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Last Kiss, The

Last Kiss, The

"The Last Kiss" is a contemporary comedy-drama about life, love, infidelity, forgiveness, marriage, friendship...and coming to grips with turning 30. Stars Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson, Casey Affleck, Blythe Danner, and Tom Wilkinson.

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This movie is recommended by Brandon and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

Penniless writer Christian comes to Paris to write and epxerience love for the first time. Along the way, he gets involved with some Bohemians trying to pitch a show to be performed at the Moulin Rouge. He does indeed fall in love with the beautiful courtesan, Satine. But, their love is doomed from the start as Satine is owned by the Moulin Rouge's patron, The Duke.

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This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Anna, Morgan, Chelsea, Bonster, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill the same target. With Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Hoppy, and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann and the crew of the Black Pearl are joined by the resurrected Captain Hector Barbossa. They travel to the ends of the eart and beyond in order to save Jack Sparrow and keep Lord Cutler Beckett from destroying the era of the pirates.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Bonster, and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Jamal Malik, a slumdog from Mumbai, has just won 20 million rupees on Who Want to Be a Millionaire?. The police believe he has cheated and as he explains his story, his life is explained and the real reason for his appearance on the show is revealed. Directed by Danny Boyle and starring Dev Patel and Frieda Pinto.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man 3

The third movie in the Spider-Man series finds Peter Parker facing his own dark side when a symbiote attaches itself to his costume, bringing out the worst parts of his nature. Peter is also having problems in his relationship with Mary Jane and dealing with a host of new villains: the New Goblin (Harry Osborn), the Sandman, and, eventually, Venom.

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This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Stardust

Stardust

Young Dunstan Thorn crosses the wall and nine months later a baby boy is delivered to him. His son Tristran grows up and falls in love with the beautiful Victoria. He promises her he will cross the wall and find a star they saw fall to prove his love for her. He manages to cross and finds himself on an adventure beyond his wildest dreams.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Sweet Home Alabama

Sweet Home Alabama

New York fashion designer Melanie Carmichael (Reese Witherspoon) suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But Melanie's past holds many secrets, including Jake (Josh Lucas), the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to end their contentious relationship once and for all, Melanie sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past, only to discover that you can take the girl out of the South, but you can never take the South out of the girl. Released in 2002.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Twilight

Twilight

Twilight is based on Meyer's novel of the same name. Bella Swan moves to the town of Forks and falls in love with Edward Cullen. However, Edward turns out to be a vampire and Bella is put in danger. A lot.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Chelsea, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Waitress

Waitress

Jenna (Keri Russell) is an unhappily married waitress who specializes in making pies. When she finds out she is pregnant she tries to find happiness by having an affair with a married man.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Morgan, Bonster, Julie, and Chelsea.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Wall E

Wall E

Wall E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class) has been on Earth cleaning up garbage for 700 years and has managed to develop a personality. When Eve lands on Earth in an attempt to find out if it is inhabitable, Wall E seeks to befriend her and put an end to his lonely existence.

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This movie is recommended by Julie, Morgan, Bonster, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Wedding Crashers

Wedding Crashers

John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, Hoppy, Brandon, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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West Side Story

West Side Story

Winner of 10 1961 Academy Awards, West Side Story sets the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet in 1960s Manhattan. The Jets and the Sharks are at war and former Jet, Tony has fallen in love with Puerto Rican girl Maria, whose brother is a Shark. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Wimbledon

Wimbledon

English tennis player, Peter Colt, was once ranked 11th in the world, but is now hovering somewhere around 119th and playing in his final Wimbledon tournament. He meets a player on the opposite end of the spectrum from him, the up-and-coming Lizzie Bradbury. The two flirt and start to fall for each other, and in the process, Peter begins to play tennis better than he ever has. Stars Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Meaghan, Bonster, Anna, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Good
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X-Files Movie, The

X-Files Movie, The

Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth. Released in 1998, this feature film is set between seasons 5 and 6 of the television show.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Nicole, Meaghan, Bonster, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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