Best Romantic Movies

Japanese Romantic Movies

Japan is world renowned for its fantastical manga and anime that have a huge fan following all over the world, especially United States. Apart from that, Japanese cinema also has been inspiration in making films related to love and romance. Catering mainly to the young adults, these love stories portray the budding romance between high school and college students. These movies stay true to the emotions like friendship, love, jealousy as well as betrayal.

Some of the most well-known romantic Japanese movies that have been done well in the Asian countries are Kimi ni todoke (2010), Paradise Kiss (2011), I Give My First Love To You (2009), Lovely Complex (2006), Hachimitsu to Clover (2006). These movies will make you cry, laugh, think and also probably feel really lonely. The major audience is generally young couples who are in love with each other and want to be together.
Your Name Japanese Movie 2016

Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) (2016)

"Kimi no Na wa" (Japanese) or "Your Name" is a Japanese romantic animated fantasy movie that rotates around Mitsuha and Taki's actions, which start to dramatically affect each other's lives, meshing them into a fabric held together by destiny and situation.
Movie Director : Makoto Shinkai | Stars : Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi
Genres : Romance, Animated, Drama, Fantasy,
The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden (2016)

Set in the 1930's in South Korea and Japan. Story rotates around 4 individuals: a honorable woman who has acquired a fortune, a swindler count who is after the noble woman's fortune, a youthful female pickpocket employed by the swindler count and the noble woman's uncle who is her guardian.
Movie Director : Park Chan-wook | Stars : Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Jo
Genres : Romance, Drama, Mystery, Thriller,
Round Trip Heart

Round Trip Heart (2015)

This Japanese romantic movie tells a story about a shy train attendant who yearns for love in her life but lack self-confidence. Her life changes when she meets a film producer and took part in a road trip of her life.
Movie Director : Yuki Tanada | Stars : Masataka Kubota, Kôji Ohkura, Yuko Oshima
Genres : Romance,
Initiation Love

Initiation Love (2015)

This Japanese romantic movie is about a couple who meets each other in blind date and gives their all to make their long distance relationship work.
Movie Director : Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars : Maeda Atsuko, Matsuda Shota
Genres : Romance,
Blue Spring Ride

Blue Spring Ride (2014)

Blue Spring Ride is a story of two young in which they lost contact when they separate and after time passes they meet again.
Movie Director : Takahiro Miki | Stars : Masahiro Higashide, Tsubasa Honda, Yua Shinkawa
Genres : Romance,

Clover (2014)

A woman have to make her choice between her stoic boss and her childhood best friend.
Movie Director : Takeshi Furusawa | Stars : Emi Takei, Mark Chinnery, Natsuna
Genres : Romance, Drama,
Hot Road

Hot Road (2014)

Hot Road is a sad love story between Kazuki and Haruyama. Kazuki doesn't like her mom's lover and feels that she doesn't loved by her this leads to Kazuki to get into trouble.
Movie Director : Takahiro Miki | Stars : Yoshino Kimura, Rena Nōnen, Hiroomi Tosaka
Genres : Romance, Drama,
Say I Love You

Say I Love You (2014)

Say I Love You, love story of two high school student starts when Yamato save Mei from a stalker by kissing her.
Movie Director : Asako Hyuga | Stars : Haruna Kawaguchi, Sôta Fukushi
Genres : Romance, Drama,
Sweet Poolside

Sweet Poolside (2014)

Sweet Poolside is a story in which a boy having almost no bodily hair, help a girl to save her because she having too much bodily hair.
Movie Director : Daigo Matsui | Stars : Yuiko Kariya, Kenta Suga
Genres : Romance,
My Pretend Girlfriend

My Pretend Girlfriend (2014)

To stop bad rumor about Miyazaki and Momose, Miyazaki asks Noboru to pretend that they are dating each other and they act like a couple in front of everyone. Very soon Noboru start feeling for Momose who is still in love with Miyazaki.
Movie Director : Saiji Yakumo | Stars : Akari Hayami, Anna Ishibashi, Asuka Kudo
Genres : Romance, Drama,
I Just Wanna Hug You

I Just Wanna Hug You (2014)

I Just Wanna Hug You is a love story of Tsukasa and Masaki that shows that how they tackle different situation that occurs in their love life.
Movie Director : Akihiko Shiota | Stars : Keiko Kitagawa And Ryo Nishikido
Genres : Romance,
The Garden of Words Movie

The Garden of Words (2013)

A 15-year-old kid and 27-year-old lady find a far-fetched friendship one blustery day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Japan.
Movie Director : Makoto Shinkai | Stars : Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa
Genres : Romance, Animated, Drama,
I Give My First Love to You

I Give My First Love to You (2009)

Based on a manga of the same name by Kotomi Aoki, the story spins around Takuma Kakinouchi, a kid who is told he will die before he is 20, and Mayu Taneda, a young lady who is in love with him.
Movie Director : Takehiko Shinjo | Stars : Mao Inoue, Masaki Okada, Natsuki Harada
Genres : Romance, Drama,
Cyborg She

Cyborg She (2008)

A lonely university student falls in love with a cyborg he built himself in the future and sends her back in time to save him from impending disasters.
Movie Director : Kwak Jae-yong | Stars : Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide
Genres : Romance, Drama,

Sky of Love ( Koizora ) (2007)

Mika is a fresher at higher secondary school who begins messaging a baffling kid. She is stunned when he uncovers his identity - Hiro, a reprobate going to her school. What she doesn't know is that Hiro isn't as terrible as he appears.
Movie Director : Natsuki Imai | Stars : Yui Aragaki, Haruma Miura
Genres : Romance, Drama,
5 Centimeters Per Second Movie

5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

A Japanese animated romantic drama film, 5 Centimeters Per Second is a movie is shown in 3 different segments about a young fellow named Takaki through his life as brutal winters, cold technology, lastly, grown-up commitments and obligation merge to test the fragile petals of love.
Movie Director : Makoto Shinkai | Stars : Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondou
Genres : Romance, Animated, Drama,
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

A Japanese animated romantic movie about a teenage girl who gets the power to time travel and uses her power to fix her problems and circumstances.
Movie Director : Mamoru Hosoda | Stars : Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura, Sachie Hara
Genres : Romance, Animated,
Heavenly Forest

Heavenly Forest (2006)

A young photographer falls in love with two beautiful girls in his university and unable to choose which one is his one true love.
Movie Director : Takehiko Shinjo | Stars : Aoi Miyazaki, Hiroshi Tamaki, Meisa Kuroki
Genres : Romance, Drama,

Su-ki-da (2005)

A romantic drama film about two teenagers who go through pain and sorrow together only to fall in love with each other, 17 years later.
Movie Director : Hiroshi Ishikawa | Stars : Hidetoshi Nishijima, Hiromi Nagasaku, Eita, Aoi Miyazaki
Genres : Romance, Drama,
Be With You 2004

Be with You (2004)

Be with You is a beautiful Japanese romantic film about a widow and his son and his fate of meeting her wife once more.
Movie Director : Nobuhiro Doi | Stars : Yuko Takeuchi, Shido Nakamura
Genres : Romance, Drama, Fantasy,