movies to watch in next 5 years

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1. The Matchbreaker (2016)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

A young professional breakup artist reaches a crisis when the girl he's hired to target is the girl he's always wanted.

Director: Caleb Vetter | Stars: Wesley Elder, Christina Grimmie, Osric Chau, Olan Rogers

Votes: 2,407

2. New in Town (2009)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

29 Metascore

A Miami businesswoman adjusts to her new life in a tiny Minnesota town.

Director: Jonas Elmer | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr., Siobhan Fallon Hogan, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 20,570 | Gross: $16.73M

3. The Love Letter (1999)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The life of a provincial town becomes stormy after the appearance of an anonymous love letter.

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Kate Capshaw, Tom Everett Scott, Tom Selleck, Blythe Danner

Votes: 3,944 | Gross: $8.28M

4. The Other End of the Line (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

An employee at an Indian call-center travels to San Francisco to be with a guy she falls for over the phone.

Director: James Dodson | Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Sara Foster, Anupam Kher, Austin Basis

Votes: 5,548 | Gross: $0.12M

5. Life After Beth (2014)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

50 Metascore

A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.

Director: Jeff Baena | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon

Votes: 18,568 | Gross: $0.08M

6. You Again (2010)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

28 Metascore

When a young woman realizes her brother is about to marry the girl who bullied her in high school, she sets out to expose the fiancée's true colors.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Kristen Bell, Odette Annable, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 47,346 | Gross: $25.70M

7. Man Up (I) (2015)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

A single woman takes the place of a stranger's blind date, which leads to her finding the perfect boyfriend.

Director: Ben Palmer | Stars: Lake Bell, Rory Kinnear, Ken Stott, Harriet Walter

Votes: 45,740

8. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

After her much older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community, Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown.

Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Robin Wright, Alan Arkin, Mike Binder, Winona Ryder

Votes: 12,439

9. My Sassy Girl (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A sweet Midwestern guy with his life planned out for himself is wooed, groomed, and ultimately dumped by a complicated, elusive gal.

Director: Yann Samuell | Stars: Elisha Cuthbert, Jesse Bradford, Austin Basis, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 19,143

10. Slap Her, She's French! (2002)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

44 Metascore

A French foreign-exchange student comes to a small Texas high school, befriends a classmate, and practically takes over her life.

Director: Melanie Mayron | Stars: Piper Perabo, Jane McGregor, Michael McKean, Trent Ford

Votes: 5,263

11. On the Line (2001)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

34 Metascore

A shy advertising employee meets his dream girl on the El train, but doesn't remember to get her phone number, resulting in an all-out search for the mystery girl

Director: Eric Bross | Stars: Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Emmanuelle Chriqui, GQ

Votes: 3,905 | Gross: $4.36M

12. Dreamgirls (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical

76 Metascore

A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover

Votes: 65,389 | Gross: $103.37M

13. Raise Your Voice (2004)

PG | 103 min | Family, Music, Musical

33 Metascore

A girl from a small town heads to the big city of Los Angeles to spend the summer at a performing arts high school.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Hilary Duff, John Corbett, Rebecca De Mornay, Oliver James

Votes: 25,829 | Gross: $10.41M

14. Beastly (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

40 Metascore

A modern-day take on the "Beauty and the Beast" tale where a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love.

Director: Daniel Barnz | Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen, Justin Bradley

Votes: 73,427 | Gross: $27.87M

15. Adventureland (2009)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kelsey Ledgin

Votes: 148,147 | Gross: $16.03M

16. Chalet Girl (2011)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

42 Metascore

Former skateboard champion Kim wants to make more money after her mother's tragic death. She joins the elite posh servicing company, which sends her off to Austria.

Director: Phil Traill | Stars: Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick, Bill Nighy, Brooke Shields

Votes: 22,766 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

48 Metascore

Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.

Director: David Schwimmer | Stars: Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, Dylan Moran

Votes: 63,993 | Gross: $6.00M

18. Shopgirl (2005)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel about a complex love triangle between a bored salesgirl, a wealthy businessman and an aimless young man.

Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Steve Martin, Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

Votes: 22,819 | Gross: $10.28M

19. The Ages of Love (2011)

125 min | Comedy, Romance

In Italy 3 men fall in love with 3 different women. First a young engaged lawyer has a fling then ditto with the 2nd married middle-aged man. 3rd story: a retired man/R.D.Niro falls in love with his friend's daughter/M.Bellucci.

Director: Giovanni Veronesi | Stars: Robert De Niro, Monica Bellucci, Riccardo Scamarcio, Michele Placido

Votes: 3,706

20. The Best Man (1999)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

Just before best friend's wedding the life of Chicago writer becomes crazy when his friend guesses that new book's story based on his bride's fervent past.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 8,626 | Gross: $34.10M

21. Daydream Nation (2010)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

A city girl who moves to a small town and becomes entangled in a love triangle between her high school teacher and a stoner classmate.

Director: Michael Goldbach | Stars: Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Andie MacDowell, Josh Lucas

Votes: 11,879

22. Bending All the Rules (2002)

R | 87 min | Drama

An ambitious woman with an odd upbringing struggles to find herself amidst juggling two guys she's dating. Even though both guys know about each other and are complete opposites, jealousy ... See full summary »

Directors: Morgan Klein, Peter Knight | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Colleen Porch, David Gail, Morgan Klein

Votes: 623

23. Random Hearts (1999)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

38 Metascore

A police sergeant and a congresswoman both lose their spouses in a plane crash, and they soon discover that their spouses were having an affair with each other.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Charles S. Dutton, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 19,049 | Gross: $31.05M

24. Gloria (1999)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

26 Metascore

A street-wise, middle-aged moll named Gloria stands up against the mobs, which is complicated by a six-year-old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sharon Stone, Jean-Luke Figueroa, Jeremy Northam, Cathy Moriarty

Votes: 5,124 | Gross: $4.16M

25. Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her ... See full summary »

Director: Just Jaeckin | Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Shane Briant, Nicholas Clay, Ann Mitchell

Votes: 2,257

26. The Son of No One (2011)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

A young cop is assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up, and an old secret threatens to destroy his life and his family.

Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, Juliette Binoche, James Ransone

Votes: 15,932 | Gross: $0.03M

27. Paradise (1982)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Romance

In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis, the white slave agent known as the Jackal raids them, mainly to add the... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Willie Aames, Phoebe Cates, Tuvia Tavi, Richard Curnock

Votes: 2,263 | Gross: $5.59M

28. Fourplay (2001)

R | 87 min | Comedy

Set in London, the film follows the intertwining relationships of two couples, who spend much of their time together, both when working and in private.

Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Mike Binder, Colin Firth, Mariel Hemingway, Irène Jacob

Votes: 589

29. The Body (2001)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

21 Metascore

A crucified body dated back to the first century A.D is uncovered at an ancient cave in Jerusalem. Trouble ensues as word spreads.

Director: Jonas McCord | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, John Shrapnel, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 7,096 | Gross: $0.03M

30. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

27 Metascore

After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Kim Cattrall

Votes: 20,544 | Gross: $15.69M

31. Domestic Disturbance (2001)

PG-13 | 89 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

29 Metascore

When Danny witnesses his stepfather Rick murder a man, Danny's father Frank has to protect his son from the greatest danger.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: John Travolta, Nick Loren, James Lashly, Rebecca Tilney

Votes: 23,557 | Gross: $45.25M

32. American Dreamz (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Music

45 Metascore

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 23,824 | Gross: $7.19M

33. How I Got Lost (2009)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

Two friends deal with loss amidst events bigger than them. Andrew is the friend we all have, the one who convinces you to come along despite your better judgment. Talented but with ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Leonard | Stars: Aaron Stanford, Keith Boyd, Takisha Boyd, Jacob Fishel

Votes: 240 | Gross: $0.06M

34. Sonny (2002)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama

31 Metascore

An honorably discharged soldier returns home to New Orleans, hoping to break away from his upbringing as a trained prostitute, but his brothel-madam mother has other expectations.

Director: Nicolas Cage | Stars: James Franco, Brenda Blethyn, Mena Suvari, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 3,874 | Gross: $0.02M

35. What Just Happened (2008)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, John Turturro, Stanley Tucci, Sean Penn

Votes: 25,734 | Gross: $1.09M

36. Trust the Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

After much drama, cheating, and trial separations, two men fight to save their respective relationships.

Director: Bart Freundlich | Stars: David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 8,218 | Gross: $1.53M

37. Diminished Capacity (2008)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy

54 Metascore

A Chicago journalist suffering from memory loss takes leaves from his job and returns to his rural hometown, where he bonds with his Alzheimer's-impaired uncle Rollie and his old flame.

Director: Terry Kinney | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Virginia Madsen, Alan Alda, Jimmy Bennett

Votes: 1,135 | Gross: $0.02M

38. Special Correspondents (2016)

TV-MA | 101 min | Comedy

36 Metascore

A radio journalist and his technician get in over their heads when they hatch a scheme to fake their own kidnapping during a rebel uprising in South America and hide out in New York instead.

Director: Ricky Gervais | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Eric Bana, Vera Farmiga, Kelly Macdonald

Votes: 17,348

39. Beautiful Creatures (2000)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Thriller, Crime

40 Metascore

Two girls thrown together by their boyfriends' violence accidentally kill one of them.

Director: Bill Eagles | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Susan Lynch, Iain Glen, Jake D'Arcy

Votes: 3,357 | Gross: $0.06M

40. Journey to the End of the Night (2006)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The tale of a son and his father separately plotting to escape the desolation of their lives in the lurid underworld of Brazil's sex industry.

Director: Eric Eason | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Yasiin Bey, Scott Glenn, Catalina Sandino Moreno

Votes: 2,409

41. Sex and Death 101 (2007)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

24 Metascore

A guy's life is turned around by an email, which includes the names of everyone he's had sex with and ever will have sex with. His situation gets worse when he encounters a femme fatale (Ryder) who targets men guilty of sex crime.

Director: Daniel Waters | Stars: Robert Wisdom, Tanc Sade, Patton Oswalt, Simon Baker

Votes: 10,381 | Gross: $0.02M

42. Dick (1999)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

65 Metascore

Two girls wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya, Will Ferrell

Votes: 17,825 | Gross: $6.24M

43. Camille (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A twisted honeymoon adventure about a young couple on their way to Niagara Falls.

Director: Gregory Mackenzie | Stars: Sienna Miller, James Franco, David Carradine, Scott Glenn

Votes: 4,401 | Gross: $0.00M

44. The Skulls (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

24 Metascore

A senior at an ivy league college, who depends on scholarships and working on the side, gets accepted into the secret society The Skulls. He hopes it betters chances at Harvard but The Skulls is not what he thought and comes at a price.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Paul Walker, Hill Harper, Leslie Bibb

Votes: 29,894 | Gross: $35.01M

45. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Romance

25 Metascore

In 1714 Peru, a friar is tried by the Inquisition for questioning God's intentions when five die in the collapse of an Andean rope bridge.

Director: Mary McGuckian | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Kathy Bates

Votes: 3,225 | Gross: $0.04M

46. Flipper (1996)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Family

43 Metascore

Sandy Ricks is sent by his mother to Coral Key, a rustic island in the Florida keys, to spend the summer with his uncle Porter Ricks. Sandy dislikes everything about his new environment ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Shapiro | Stars: Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood, Jonathan Banks, Robert Deacon

Votes: 9,585 | Gross: $20.05M

47. Michael (1996)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

38 Metascore

Two tabloid reporters checking out a report of the Archangel Michael living with an old woman find that it's true. But that's not the only surprise.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 39,102 | Gross: $95.32M

48. Caveman (1981)

PG | 9