Top 10 Romantic Movies that Need a Sequel

by Jordan Burgmeier

Every romantic movie doesn’t end in a happily ever after, and even the ones that do can leave us wanting more. Sequels can be a touchy subject, especially when it comes to cult classics, but that doesn’t stop us fans from wanting to see our favorite lovebirds on the screen, together again, any less. Check out those 10 romantic movies that need a sequel ASAP!

Catch up on these classics with a movie night-in, and don’t forget these movie-watching essentials!

1. 10 Things I Hate About You

Starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, 10 Things I Hate About You has always been a favorite of mine. Something about the teenage angst combined with all the high school nostalgic vibes makes this movie a so iconic. From the prom, to the weekend parties, sneaking out of detention, and oh man the football stadium scene- this movie has it all.  But I want these characters to live beyond their mishaps in high school. Making a sequel for this romantic movie classic could dive into their summer romance, going to college, or even further out in their relationship. I could even see a rekindling if these characters were to go their separate ways. Nonetheless, I’m not satisfied with this movie’s ending, even though it ended with the band playing the song “I Want You to Want Me” on the school’s roof, which was pretty cool.  

2. The Spectacular Now

Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller have both come a long way since The Spectacular Now came out in 2013.  Before they both starred in the Divergent movies, Woodley and Teller gave us a beautiful coming of age and learning to love story. It was clear from the beginning of the movie that these two characters were very different people, so I find it intriguing to see how their chemistry would continue later into their lives.

3. IBIZA

This Netflix movie will make you want to pack your bags, grab your besties and run off on a crazy weekend vacation to find love. Calling this movie a romantic one could be a bit of a stretch as it is more likely to make you laugh than getting you feeling all mushy inside. Either way, this movie is perfect for a girls night in when you would rather watch a girl group get crazy rather than do it yourselves. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a sequel. Also, since this movie just came out in 2018, I don’t think that it isn’t too much to expect one either.

4. She’s the Man

It’s got women empowerment. It’s got hilarious scenes with disguises. It has Channing Tatum and Amanda Bynes! What more could we want? Oh I know, a sequel. We all could use a bit more of these spunky characters from the movie She’s the Man. At the end of the film, Viola reveals herself to Duke, who knows where they would be able to go next. Also, think about how cool it would be to see Viola continue being a player for the soccer team without having to disguise herself. There is a lot to unwrap here it seems.

5. The Wedding Planner

While at times I find this movie very frustrating, overall the cheesy familiar story of the guy going for the wrong girl and then finally getting it right will still entice me every once in a while. After all, finding true love after hardships, isn’t the best of romance? Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey starring opposite of each other give us a great movie. There’s no doubt about it. But what I would really love to see is the wedding planner become the bridezilla.

6. Beautiful Creatures

So there are no excuses on this one. Beautiful Creatures came out in 2013 and is based upon a book with the same title. It follows Lena Duchannes, played by Alice Englert, and her struggle choosing light and darkness with her magical abilities. The charming small town boy, Ethan Wate, is played by Alden Ehrenreich. After watching a movie full of family turmoil, magical abilities and an ever so sweet romance, it’s no surprise that I want to see the two main characters live happily ever after. In this case, there are three books that follow the first in the Caster Chronicles series. These books are written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, and I personally see no reason why we shouldn’t be scheduling the release dates for the next movie ASAP.

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7. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

A reporter takes on a man in the diamond business, or does he take her on?  The whole plot of How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days is filled with the two inevitable lovers driving each other crazy. Andie Anderson, played by Kate Hudson, attempts to write an article on how to drive a guy crazy while Benjamin Barry, played by Matthew McConaughey, devises a plan to get a girl to fall in love with him. And once the 10 days began I wish they never would have ended. So all I am asking for is 10 more days of love ferns, poker nights and another Celine Dion concert, please.

HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS, Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, 2003, (c) Paramount

8. She’s All That

It’s a classic and it really got all that you could want from a sweet 90s romance movie. She’s All That is the tale of a geeky girl turned hot who gets the popular guy. Yet another movie with another dramatic prom scene, but it still left me wanting for more. Having these lovebirds, Laney and Zack, be stuck forever in high school irritates me to no end. It’s been a while since this movie was released, and so I don’t expect that as much of a possibility, but that doesn’t mean I can’t want a sequel.

9. La La Land

The ending of La La Land makes it annoyingly clear that Mia and Sebastian could have never ended up together and gotten all they wanted from their careers. In the last scene where Mia and her new guy run into Sebastian, we see that the fantasy has to come to an end. But does that mean we don’t get to see where the real life goes? I don’t think it should. It was interesting to see an overall happy ending that was really the result of the main character’s breakup. But, I still think that there is more to dive into concerning the futures of Mia and Sebastian, even if they are no longer together.    

10. Love, Rosie

Add together a disastrous drunken kiss, two pregnancies and so many moments of bad timing, and we get one of my favorite romance movies of all time. The ending is cute but we still don’t get to see what we are all rooting for, Alex and Rosie living happily ever after. She’s killing the game with work, and he’s finally owned up to that fact that he never picked the right girl, and I don’t think it’s too much to ask to see how that all pans out.  

So grab some popcorn and settle down to watch some of these great movies. But don’t say I didn’t tell you that you’ll be left wanting more!

What is your favorite movie that needs a sequel? Did it make the cut in our list? Let us know!

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