(1) Love Actually (2003)


The complexities of the one emotion that unites us all: love, are explored in nine intertwined stories. David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary, are among the characters explored.

(2) The Holiday (2006)


After bad breakups with their boyfriends, two women, one from America (Cameron Diaz) and one from Britain (Kate Winslet), swap homes at Christmastime. Each woman falls in love with a local man (Jude Law, Jack Black), only to realize that her impending return home may end the relationship. 

(3) Maid in Manhattan (2002)


Marisa Ventura (Jennifer Lopez) is a single mother born and raised in New York City’s boroughs who works as a maid in a first-class Manhattan hotel. Marisa meets Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes), heir to a political dynasty who believes she is a guest at the hotel, through a twist of fate and mistaken identity. Fate intervenes and brings the two together for a magical night of romance. When Marisa’s true identity is revealed, the two realize how far apart they are.

 (4) Kate & Leopold (2001)


Kate McKay (Meg Ryan) is a modern-day executive, a twenty-first-century woman driven to succeed in business. Leopold, the third Duke of Albany, is a charming late-nineteenth-century gent and bachelor. With career and social expectations looming, each has become skeptical of the idea of falling in love. But when a rip in time transports Leopold to modern-day New York, the potential for an old-fashioned modern romance ignites.

 (5) You got mail (1998)

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Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan), a struggling boutique bookseller, despises Joe Fox (Tom Hanks), the owner of a corporate Foxbooks chain store that has recently moved in across the street. When they meet online, they embark on an intense and anonymous Internet romance, completely unaware of each other’s true identity. Joe eventually discovers that the lovely woman he’s involved with is actually his business rival. He must now reconcile his real-life dislike for her with the cyber love he’s developed for her.

 (6) 50 First Dates (2004)


Playboy veteran Henry has his heart set on romancing Lucy, but she suffers from short-term memory loss and cannot recall anything from the day before. So Henry has to woo her again every morning. Her friends and family are extremely protective, and Henry must persuade them that he is doing this for love.

 (7) Slumdog Millionaire (2008)


Flashbacks show how Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), an 18-year-old contestant on the Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” got there. After their mother dies, Jamal and his brother, Salim, join a gang of young thieves and survive on Mumbai’s streets. Salim enjoys the life of crime, but Jamal scrapes by with odd jobs until he lands a spot on the game show. 

(8) The Tourist (2010)


Math teacher Frank Tupelo (Johnny Depp) finds himself in an extraordinary situation when an alluring stranger, Elise (Angelina Jolie), places herself in his path during an impromptu trip to Europe to mend a broken heart. Their seemingly harmless flirtation turns into a dangerous game of cat and mouse as various people, all of whom believe Frank is Elise’s thieving paramour, Alexander Pearce, try to apprehend the couple.