Movies like Love Happens 2009

Dr. Burke Ryan is a successful self-help author and motivational speaker with a secret. While he helps thousands of people cope with tragedy and personal loss, he secretly is unable to overcome the death of his late wife. It's not until Burke meets a fiercely independent florist named Eloise that he is forced to face his past and overcome his demons.

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1 The Ugly Truth 2009

A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an unexpected result.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Robert Luketic

Writers:

Nicole Eastman (screenplay), Karen McCullah (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

2 The Switch 2010

An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance, Drama

Directors:

Josh Gordon, Will Speck

Writers:

Jeffrey Eugenides (based on the short story "Baster" by), Allan Loeb (screenplay by)

Country:

United States of America
6.1

3 Fool's Gold 2008

Treasure hunter Ben 'Finn' Finnegan has sunk both his trusty boat and his marriage to Tess in his obsessive quest to find the legendary 'Queen's Dowry' treasure. When he finds a vital clue that may finally pinpoint the treasure's whereabouts, he drags Tess and her boss along on the hunt. But Finn is not the only one interested in the gold—his former mentor-turned-enemy will stop at nothing to beat him to it.

Genres:

Romance, Comedy, Adventure

Director:

Andy Tennant

Writers:

John Claflin (screenplay), Daniel Zelman (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.7

4 Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past 2009

When notorious womanizer Connor Mead attends his brother Paul's wedding, he is forced to re-evaluate his behavior as he comes face-to-face with the ghosts of girlfriends past, present, and future, along with his deceased uncle. The experience changes his attitude and allows him to reconnect with his first and only love, Jenny.

Genres:

Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Mark Waters

Country:

United States of America
5.8

5 What Happens In Vegas 2008

During a wild vacation in Las Vegas, career woman Joy McNally and playboy Jack Fuller come to the sober realization that they have married each other after a night of drunken abandon. They are then compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Tom Vaughan

Writer:

Dana Fox

Country:

United States of America
6.1

6 The Bounty Hunter 2010

Milo Boyd is a bounty hunter whose latest gig is rather satisfying, as he finds out that the bail-skipper he must chase down is his own ex-wife, Nicole -- but she has no intention of getting nabbed without a fight. Complicating matters, Nicole's wannabe-boyfriend, Stewart, joins the chase.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Drama

Director:

Andy Tennant

Writer:

Sarah Thorp

Country:

United States of America
5.6

7 Valentine's Day 2010

More than a dozen Angelenos navigate Valentine's Day from early morning until midnight. Three couples awake together, but each relationship will sputter. A grade-school boy wants flowers for his first true love. Two high school seniors plan first-time sex at noon. A TV sports reporter gets the assignment to find romance in LA. A star quarterback contemplates his future. Two strangers meet on a plane. Grandparents, together for years, face a crisis. An 'I Hate Valentine's Day' dinner beckons the lonely and the lied to.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Garry Marshall

Writers:

Katherine Fugate (screenplay), Katherine Fugate (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.7

8 Made Of Honor 2008

Tom and Hannah have been platonic friends for 10 years. He's a serial dater, while she wants marriage but hasn't found Mr. Right. Just as Tom is starting to think that he is relationship material after all, Hannah gets engaged. When she asks Tom to be her 'maid' of honor, he reluctantly agrees just so he can attempt to stop the wedding and woo her.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Paul Weiland

Writers:

Adam Sztykiel (screenplay), Deborah Kaplan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
5.9

9 All About Steve 2009

After one short date, a brilliant crossword constructor decides that a CNN cameraman is her true love. Because the cameraman's job takes him hither and yon, she crisscrosses the country, turning up at media events as she tries to convince him they are perfect for each other.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Phil Traill

Writer:

Kim Barker

Country:

United States of America
4.8

10 Failure To Launch 2006

Tripp, an attractive man in his thirties, is still living with his parents Al and Sue. Tripp's best friends Demo and Ace are also still living in their parents' homes and seem proud of it. Al and Sue are not happy, however, and are fascinated when friends whose adult son has recently moved away from home reveal they hired an expert to arrange the matter and couldn't be happier with the result.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Tom Dey

Country:

United States of America
5.6

11 Something Borrowed 2011

Though Rachel is a successful attorney and a loyal, generous friend, she is still single. After one drink too many at her 30th-birthday celebration, Rachel unexpectedly falls into bed with her longtime crush, Dex -- who happens to be engaged to her best friend, Darcy. Ramifications of the liaison threaten to destroy the women's lifelong friendship, while Ethan, Rachel's confidant, harbors a potentially explosive secret of his own.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Luke Greenfield

Writers:

Jennie Snyder Urman (screenplay), Emily Giffin (novel)

Country:

United States of America
5.9

12 The Break-Up 2006

Pushed to the breaking-up point after their latest 'why can't you do this one little thing for me?' argument, Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary. What follows is a hilarious series of remedies, war tactics, overtures and undermining tricks – all encouraged by the former couple's friends and confidantes …and the occasional total stranger! When neither ex is willing to move out of their shared apartment, the only solution is to continue living as hostile roommates until one of them reaches breaking point.

Genres:

Romance, Comedy

Director:

Peyton Reed

Writers:

Jeremy Garelick (screenplay), Jay Lavender (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.8

13 27 Dresses 2008

Altruistic Jane finds herself facing her worst nightmare as her younger sister announces her engagement to the man Jane secretly adores.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Anne Fletcher

Country:

United States of America
6.1

14 Bride Wars 2009

Two best friends become rivals when their respective weddings are accidentally booked for the same day.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Gary Winick

Writers:

Greg DePaul (screenplay), Casey Wilson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.5

15 How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days 2003

An advice columnist, Andie Anderson, tries pushing the boundaries of what she can write about in her new piece about how to get a man to leave you in 10 days. Her editor, Lana, loves it, and Andie goes off to find a man she can use for the experiment. Enter executive Ben Berry, who is so confident in his romantic prowess that he thinks he can make any woman fall in love with him in 10 days. When Andie and Ben meet, their plans backfire.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Donald Petrie

Writers:

Michele Alexander (book), Jeannie Long (book) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.4

16 Going The Distance 2010

Erin and Garrett are very much in love. When Erin moves to San Francisco to finish her journalism degree and Garrett stays behind in New York to work in the music industry, they gamely keep the romance alive with webcams and frequent-flyer miles. But just when it seems the lovers will soon be reunited, they each score a big break that could separate them for good.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Nanette Burstein

Writer:

Geoff LaTulippe

Country:

United States of America
6.3

17 How Do You Know 2010

After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

James L. Brooks

Writer:

James L. Brooks

Country:

United States of America
5.4

18 Because I Said So 2007

In an effort to prevent family history from repeating itself, meddlesome mom Daphne Wilder attempts to set up her youngest daughter, Milly, with Mr. Right. Meanwhile, her other daughters try to keep their mom's good intentions under control.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Michael Lehmann

Country:

United States of America
5.7

19 No Reservations 2007

Master chef Kate Armstrong runs her life and her kitchen with intimidating intensity. However, a recipe for disaster may be in the works when she becomes the guardian of her young niece while crossing forks with the brash sous-chef who just joined her staff. Though romance blooms in the face of rivalry, Kate needs to look outside the kitchen to find true happiness.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance, Drama

Director:

Scott Hicks

Writers:

Carol Fuchs (screenplay), Sandra Nettelbeck (screenplay "Mostly Martha")

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
6.3

20 Two Weeks Notice 2002

Dedicated environmental lawyer Lucy Kelson goes to work for billionaire George Wade as part of a deal to preserve a community center. Indecisive and weak-willed George grows dependent on Lucy's guidance on everything from legal matters to clothing. Exasperated, Lucy gives notice and picks Harvard graduate June Carter as her replacement. As Lucy's time at the firm nears an end, she grows jealous of June and has second thoughts about leaving George.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Marc Lawrence

Writer:

Marc Lawrence

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
6.1

21 The Wedding Date 2005

With the wedding of her younger sister fast approaching, Kat Ellis faces the undesirable prospect of traveling alone to London for the ceremony. While this is bad enough, Jeffrey, the man who left her as they moved closer to marriage, happens to be the groom's best man. Determined to show everyone -- most of all Jeffrey -- that her romantic life is as full and thrilling as ever, Kat hires a charming male escort as her date.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Clare Kilner

Writers:

Elizabeth Young (book), Dana Fox (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

22 A Lot Like Love 2005

On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to close friends to ... lovers?

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Nigel Cole

Country:

United States of America
6.6

23 Definitely, Maybe 2008

When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Adam Brooks

Writer:

Adam Brooks

Countries:

France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.1

24 Love And Other Drugs 2010

Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie, whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Edward Zwick

Writers:

Charles Randolph (screenplay), Edward Zwick (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7