The 19 Most Romantic Movies Of 2019 Will Make You Fall In Love

Is Insta stalking Noah Centineo still allowed, btw?
PHOTO: (LEFT) Always Be My Maybe/Netflix, (RIGHT) Little Women/Sony Pictures Releasing

As 2019 (and, uh, the entire decade) comes to a close, there's no better way to disassociate from the state of your own love life than with a romance movie. Luckily, 2019 has not disappointed when it comes to films all about luuurve, and we've picked out the best ones so you don't have to go searching. Whether you're craving a tearjerker, a predictable but perfect rom-com, or a revamped Disney classic, kick back with popcorn (and wine, tbh): It's time to set some unrealistic expectations for 2020.

1. Berlin, I Love You 

This installment of Cities Of Love features a star-studded ensemble cast including Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Luke Wilson, and Jenna Dewan—you sold yet? 10 love stories are told anthology-style in this sprawling feel-good drama about l-o-v-e in Germany.

2. Lady And The Tramp

For all the dog lovers out there, check out this live-action retelling of the 1955 animated Disney classic, featuring Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux as Lady and Tramp, respectively. This flick is receiving extra hype rn because it's the first movie to premiere on Disney+, the company's new streaming platform.

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3. The Aftermath

As always, we're here to serve what you didn't even know you needed: another Keira Knightley period film. Set in post-WWII Germany, Rachael Morgan (Keira) and her husband struggle to rebuild both their relationship and the city of Hamburg while stationed in the home of German architect Stefan Lubert (Alexander Skarsgård). But passion and tension soon arise between Rachael and Stefan, forcing her to choose between loyalty and lust.

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4. Falling Inn Love

Christina Milian continues her side-hustle acting career in this classic city mouse/country mouse rom-com. After a breakup and the folding of her design firm, Gabriela (Christina) starts from scratch in rural New Zealand, where she plans to remodel a rustic inn—and in the process, of course, she falls for Kiwi handyman Jake (you guys, he's a volunteer firefighter *drool*).

5. Plus One

This actually not cliché wedding rom-com follows longtime BFFs Alice (Maya Erskine) and Ben (Jack Quaid) as they agree to be each other’s plus-one for the never-ending onslaught of weddings in their late 20s.

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6. Always Be My Maybe

This Netflix Original movie stars Ali Wong and Randall Park as long-lost childhood sweethearts who reunite as adults and obviously fall back in love. Sigh. Oh, and it also features Keanu Reeves as…Keanu Reeves. Here for it.

7. What Men Want

Taraji P. Henson chugs a random liquid given to her by a psychic and can suddenly hear all men's thoughts everywhere. That's actually my worst nightmare, but this film isn't. It's got everything you need: a strong female lead, a brutal takedown of a male-dominated workplace, and a good love story.

8. Five Feet Apart

Gather alllll the tissues. Five Feet Apart is about two cystic fibrosis patients (played by Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse) who fall in love but are forced to keep a distance between them because of their illness. We told you—tissues.

9. Long Shot

Seth Rogen plays a carefree, perpetually high journalist who is hired by his childhood crush (played by Charlize Theron) to be her speechwriter while she runs for president. Sparks begin to fly, a relationship ~blossoms~, and the Seths of the world are given hope that they, too, can land a Charlize.

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10. The Sun Is Also A Star

Based on the novel by Nicola Yoon, Charles Melton and Yara Shahidi play Daniel and Natasha, two teens who meet and fall in love only to soon be separated by Natasha's family's deportation. If it weren't for Cami, we'd be shipping a Charles/Yara love IRL.

11. After

This film is literally based on Harry Styles fan fiction, and we are LIVING for it. Basically, it's a girl-meets-bad-boy, falls-in-love-and-tries-to-change-him story. You know the drill.

12. The Last Summer

Another Netflix Original, The Last Summer is about a group of high school students during their final summer before college. KJ Apa innocently chases after Good Trouble's Maia Mitchell, and Tyler Posey plays a not-so-innocent baseball (and real-life) player.

13. Aladdin

A *classic* love story you've probably seen, eh, once or twice. Only this time, it's been entirely redone with a controversial CGI job on Will Smith.

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14. The Perfect Date

Noah Centineo plays an (unrealistically) unpopular high school boy who starts a dating service in order to save up for college. A foolproof plan...until he falls for the girl who inspired his business. Rookie mistake.

15. Yesterday

Imagine this. You're a struggling musician who wakes up one day to find out you're the only one who remembers The Beatles. You'd totally take advantage, right? That's Yesterday, and there's some romance in there too.

16. Isn't It Romantic

This movie is equal parts Liam Hemsworth fantasy come to life and a lesson about being too cynical. Rebel Wilson's character wakes up in an alternate universe where she's the star of her own IRL rom-com.

17. Last Christmas

Emilia Clarke + Henry Golding + Christmas = probably the best movie you'll see this calendar year. Emilia plays Kate, who falls in love with Henry's Tom even though she has some serious emotional guards up.

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18. Marriage Story

If you wanna watch a romantic movie and also wanna be caught up on awards season buzz, check out Marriage Story. Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver are already the talk of Hollywood.

19. Little Women

Greta Gerwig's much-anticipated rendition of Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic follows the four March sisters (Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy) from girlhood into womanhood in post–Civil War America. The cast is, honestly, ridiculous: Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, and internet BF Timothée Chalamet, among others. And, okay, it's not a *traditional* love story, but it's so full of love and light that we're just gonna go ahead and count it as a capital "R" Romance. Bye!

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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