The 10 best romance movies of 2008 are all solid, even if some of them aren’t actually great. The romance genre tends to be inconsistent because it takes a lot of subtlety to craft romantic scenes without making everything feel fake and overdone. Most of these movies handle that challenge very well, and the ones that don’t are still pretty entertaining.

  1. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” – Director David Fincher is mostly known for his thrillers, but this movie shows that he can handle romance movies very well. It’s also a science fiction movie, and it deals with a man who ages backwards.

  2. “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” -  Many of the best romance movies of 2008 were on the lighter side, and this movie definitely fits that description. It’s about a man who is trying to get over a break-up.

  3. “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” – This is one of the best romance movies to tackle the idea of plutonic friends becoming sexually involved. It deals with a man and a woman who are best friends, but their relationship changes when they decide to make a pornographic film for money.

  4. “Twilight” – It’s rare that one of the best romance movies in a given year is also a horror film, but “Twilight” fits that description. It’s about a vampire and a human girl falling in love.

  5. “Wall-E” - Several of the best romance movies of 2008 involved unusual genres, and this one is the second film with science fiction elements. It’s an animated film about two robots who fall in love on an abandoned planet.

  6. “Mamma Mia” – There have been many great romance movies over the years in the musical genre, and this is another great example. It’s about a mother and her daughter who both fall in love with different men.

  7. “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” -  This is a movie about a young guy and a girl spending a magical night together. It has a hip style that may appeal to younger fans of romance movies.

  8. “The Reader” – This is one of the more critically acclaimed romance movies of 2008. It’s about a young man and an older woman having an affair. Eventually, there are some political themes that come into the story, and a major plot-twist.

  9. “27 Dresses” – This is about a woman that falls for her sister’s fiancé. It’s well acted and smartly written.

  10. “Bright Star” – One of the most common themes in romance movies is the idea that opposites can attract. This movie does a good job dealing with that subject. It’s about a man who’s a poet and a woman who is a dressmaker. The two fall in love despite the fact that they don’t immediately hit it off.