20+ Popular Movies Like 500 Days Of Summer That Will Restore Your Faith In True Love!  


So many of us love watching Rom-coms. I’m talking about movies like 500 Days Of Summer (2009) that make for a wholesome, relaxed watch that leave you fulfilled with starry eyes, and with a feeling of being in love–no matter how barren your love life is. 

Romantic comedies have simple, easy-to-follow storylines that do not require too much brainpower or attention to understand. And as the title says, romantic comedies do restore your faith in true love. If you’ve given up on your dating life, I have some movies like 500 Days Of Summer that will fill you with hope and possibility. They will make you believe that there’s a beautiful person out there made entirely for you–your happily-ever-after. And what’s more, that person might be looking for you too!

So, without further ado, I’ll walk you through a long list of rom-com movies like 500 Days Of Summer!

Here Are Some Heartwarming Movies Like 500 Days Of Summer That Will Fill You With Hopes Of True Love!

500 Days Of Summer (2009) is an American rom-com portmanteau dramedy that follows the life and failed relationships of its titular character, Tom Hansen. The film covers the 500 days of Tom and Summer’s relationship using a disjointed narrative.

Tom Hansen and Summer Finn are co-workers. They bond over their similar taste in music. Summer doesn’t believe in true love whereas Tom does. He finds himself falling for his quirky and physically attractive colleague. Summer doesn’t see him as anything more than a friend. But their relationship, if you can call it that, seems more than just casual friendship. It makes Tom fall harder for Summer.

One day, Summer abruptly calls off their relationship leaving Tom heartbroken. He stops believing in true love and tries to move on with his life. He quits his job too. Later, he spots Summer at his favorite spot in the city. They catch up and Tom notices that she is married now.

Summer now believes in true love, she didn’t believe in it with Tom; their relationship never felt right to her. They both wish each other well and part ways. Closer to the ending of the film, we see Tom meeting a woman, Autumn (ahh, the coincidence) and they meet for coffee afterward.

  • Release Date: August 7, 2009
  • Director: Marc Webb
  • Running Time: 95 minutes
  • Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Matthew Gray Gubler, Geoffrey Arend, Clark Gregg
  • IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
  • Where to Watch: Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu

Keep reading to add more movies like 500 Days Of Summer to your watching lists!

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1# About Time (2013)

20+ Movies Popular Like 500 Days Of Summer That Will Restore Your Faith In True Love! 

About Time (2013) is a time travel, comedy-drama film that follows a young man as he travels to past every now and then to avert some negative situations, bad happenings, or simply to relive some good experiences twice.

Like Tom Hansen from 500 Days Of Summer, Tim Lake, the titular character of About Time also has some issues in his love life. Upon coming to know of his time traveling abilities from his father, Tim goes back in time to have a chance with his sister’s friend, Charlotte. However, he’s heartbroken to know that she’s uninterested in him.

It takes a few more time-hopping adventures to have Mary, a girl he meets in London to like him. The two of them marry and have two kids. Tim discovers that his father has terminal cancer—and going back in past will disturb the present. His father dies, and Tim travels to the past whenever he misses him. Eventually, Tim understands that there’s no greater gift like the present and stops time-traveling altogether.

  • Release Date: 27 June 2013
  • Director: Richard Curtis
  • Running Time: 123 minutes
  • Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie
  • IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
  • Where to Watch: Netflix, Prime Video

2# Stuck In Love (2013)

20+ Movies Popular Like 500 Days Of Summer That Will Restore Your Faith In True Love! 

Similar to 500 Days Of Summer, Stuck In Love (2013) is a romantic comedy film that deals with the characters’ troubles with love and relationships over the course of one roller-coaster year.

It follows writer Bill, his ex-wife Erica, and their two teenage children who have their own set of problems with love and emotional baggage. They share strained relationships. The kids deal with their mother’s betrayal and find it hard to move on. Bill’s son Rusty can’t find the guts to ask his classmate and crush Kate out on a date. Whereas, his daughter Sam only believes in one-night-stands and casual hookups.

We see the characters, them breaking come apart and then coming closer as one beautiful family. Stuck In Love is a wholesome slice-of-life fiction that will make a good watch for people into sloppy romance and happy endings.

  • Release Date: July 5, 2013
  • Director: Josh Boone
  • Running Time: 96 minutes
  • Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff, Logan Lerman, Kristen Bell
  • IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
  • Where to Watch: Netflix, Prime Video, Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu

3# Love & Other Drugs (2010)

20+ Movies Popular Like 500 Days Of Summer That Will Restore Your Faith In True Love! 

Love & Other Drugs (2010) is an American rom-com film based on a non-fiction book by Jamie Reidy, Hard Sell: The Evolution of Viagra Salesman.

Just like in 500 Days Of Summer, we follow the male protagonist of the movie, Jamie Randall, a womanizer who goes through troubles in both love and professional lives. He gets fired from his job for having se*x with his manager’s girlfriend. He gets a job as a pharmaceutical sales representative at Pfizer.

He attempts to convince doctors to prescribe Zoloft instead of Prozac—going as far as discarding Prozac samples from their offices by flirting with the female employees. Ultimately, he discovers from Maggie, his new love interest, that Viagra is going to be the new hype and starts selling that. However, Maggie Murdock suffers from the early onset of Parkinson’s disease. In the movie, we see the up and downs of their relationship and how they finally settle together.

  • Release Date: November 24, 2010
  • Director: Edward Zwick
  • Running Time: 112 minutes
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria, Josh Gad, Gabriel Macht
  • IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
  • Where to Watch: Peacock, Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play

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4# Before Sunset (2004)

20+ Movies Popular Like 500 Days Of Summer That Will Restore Your Faith In True Love! 

Before Sunset (2004) covers the time when Céline and Jesse meet again, 9 years after their first meeting. Inspired by their time together, Jesse has written a bestselling novel, The Time, and is in France for a book tour.

He has an hour to spare before he leaves for the airport. He uses that time to be with Céline. The two of them roam around in Paris, and the memories of the past come rushing back. They passionately discuss various topics, and their relationship does become deeply personal. When they first met, they had agreed to come back or exchange numbers. Céline tells him she couldn’t return because of her grandmother’s death and after denying initially, Jesse confesses that he did return.

Their romantic feelings rekindle over the time they spend together. The two of them go to Céline’s apartment. Céline insists that Jesse shouldn’t miss his flight but plays a waltz on her guitar about their encounter 9 years ago. They dance together, acknowledging that Jesse is going to miss his flight.

  • Release Date: July 2, 2004
  • Director: Richard Linklater
  • Running Time: 80 m
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torres, Rodolphe Pauly, Mariane Plasteig.
  • IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
  • Where to Watch: Prime Video, Google Play, Vudu, Instant Video

5# Crazy Stupid Love (2011)

20+ Movies Popular Like 500 Days Of Summer That Will Restore Your Faith In True Love! 

Crazy Stupid Love (2011) follows the almost perfect lives of a middle-aged couple Cal and Emily…until Emily admits to having an affair with a co-worker and asks for a divorce. Heartbroken, Cal starts visiting a bar frequently. He befriends Jacob, a womanizer who was turned down by a law student, Hannah. Jacob teaches Cal how to approach women again and restores his confidence in himself.

Cal becomes a player just like Jacob while still harboring feelings for Emily. The two of them meet up for their son Robbie’s parent-teacher meeting only to discover that Cal has had casual s*x with Robbie’s class teacher, Kate.

The movie kind of becomes a tangled mess of relationships and love troubles with Cal not being able to move on from Emily, their son having a crush on his babysitter Jessica, the babysitter having feelings for Cal, Jacob being in love with a woman who doesn’t have feelings for him.

However, Crazy Stupid Love does deliver a happy and hilarious ending to the audience.

  • Release Date: July 29, 2011
  • Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
  • Running Time: 118 minutes
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore Emma Stone, John Carroll Lynch, Marisa Tomei
  • IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
  • Where to Watch: Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max, Hulu Plus

6# Definitely, Maybe (2008)

20+ Movies Popular Like 500 Days Of Summer That Will Restore Your Faith In True Love! 

Set in New York, Definitely, Maybe (2008) is a romantic comedy film about Will Hayes, a political consultant father in the middle of a divorce when his 10-year-old daughter, Maya asks him to tell her about his relationships before marriage.

Will reluctantly agrees and starts telling her about his relationships before settling with her mother. Maya is eager to know how her parents fell in love. However, he changes the names of women while narrating his encounters, leaving Maya to guess who her mother might be. Is she the next-door-girl Emily? Or her father’s long-time best friend April? Or is it the free-spirited journalist, Summer?

As Will tells his tale to his young daughter, she helps him understand/ realize with whom he truly belongs, it’s never too late to go back, and… it is possible to have a happy ending, after all.

  • Release Date: February 14, 2008
  • Director: Adam Brooks
  • Running Time: 111 minutes
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz
  • IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
  • Where to Watch: Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu Plus, Peacock, Roku

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7# 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

20+ Movies Popular Like 500 Days Of Summer That Will Restore Your Faith In True Love! 

10 Things I Hate About You (1999) is a romantic comedy-drama film based on The Tanning Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare.

The movie revolves around the turbulent love lives of high school students. Cameron James, a newcomer, instantly falls for the beautiful and popular Bianca. However, Bianca’s overprotective father, worried about teen pregnancy, forbids his daughter Bianca from dating anyone until her older sister Kat starts dating. Kat is anti-social, so dating anyone is an unlikely possibility.

So Cameron, assisted by his new best friend Michael, plans a great scheme of things to have Bianca go out with him. The two pay gorgeous but jerk Joey to select a boy to go out with Kat under the pretext that Joey will get to date Bianca. Joey chooses the eccentric Patrick Verona. Patrick has had a mysterious reputation. But now, everything depends on Kat and Patrick. Will everything go as planned? Or will sh*t go up the fan?

  • Release Date: March 31, 1999
  • Director: Gil Junger
  • Running Time: 97 minutes
  • Cast: Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, Larry Miller, Andrew Keegan, David Krumholtz
  • IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
  • Where to Watch: Prime Video, Hotstar, Hulu

8# The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

20+ Movies Popular Like 500 Days Of Summer That Will Restore Your Faith In True Love! 

As you can guess from the title, The Edge of Seventeen (2016) follows the turbulent life of a 17-year-old high school girl, Nadine Franklin. She lost her father and is now left alone with her popular older brother Darian and image-conscious mother, Mona. She is not on good terms with either. Further adding to her troubles, Krista, her best friend—the only person she could confide in—is dating her older brother. Nadine feels lost and confused.

At school, Mr. Bruner becomes her confidant. Erwin, her classmate who has a crush on her becomes a good friend. Nadine goes through a series of all-time lows like her friendship broken with Krista, and strained relationships with family.

However, her unexpected friendship with Erwin becomes her glimmer of hope. In the film, we see, how Nadine finally starts living again after being lost for so long.

  • Release Date: November 18, 2016
  • Director: Kelly Fremon Craig
  • Running Time: 104 minutes
  • Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson
  • IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
  • Where to Watch: Netflix, Prime Video, Hotstar, Vudu

Here Are Some More RomCom Movies Like 500 Days Of Summer! Watch These Now!!

Show’s NameDirectorIMDb RatingRunning TimeWhere To Watch! 
Eternal Sunshine of Spotless MindMichel Gondry8.3/10108 mNetflix, Prime Video, Google Play, iTunes, Instant Video, Vudu
JunoJason Reitman7.5/1096 mHulu, Prime Video, Disney+, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play
Blue ValentineDerek Cianfrance7.4/10112 mNetflix, Prime Video, Instant Video, iTunes
50 First DatesPeter Segal 6.8/1099 mNetflix, Prime Video, Hulu Plus, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play
The VowMichael Sucsy6.8/10104 mNetflix, Prime Video, Hulu, Vudu, iTunes
The Only Living Boy In New YorkMarc Webb6.3/1088 mPrime Video, Netflix
Manchester By The SeaKenneth Lonergan7.8/10137 mNetflix, Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play
The Florida ProjectSean Baker7.6/10111 mPrime Videos, iTunes, Hulu
The Royal TenenbaumsWes Anderson7.6/10109 mPrime Video, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu
Love, SimonGreg Berlanti7.5/10110 mHulu Plus, Prime Video, iTunes, Vudu
How To Be SingleChristian Ditter6/10110 mNetflix, Prime Video, HBO Max
Lost in TranslationSofia Coppola7.7/10102 mAmazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu
Blue JayAlex Lehman7.2/1080mNetflix, Google Play, Instant Video, Vudu
She’s Funny That WayPeter Bogdanovich6.1/1094 mPrime Video, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play

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Final Words

Okay, so, these were some Romantic comedy-drama movies like 500 Days Of Summer. Tell me, which one are you going to watch next?! Which one did you like the best?! Do you have any other popular movie to share that belongs to this genre?? Let me know in the comments down below!

Happy Watching! 

Cherry Sharma
Cherry Sharma
Cherry is a Vocational English student, passionate about psychology, and an advocate of mental health. She has a deep love for literature and storytelling. Writing is the only thing that makes her see a sense of the thousands of thoughts she has. On Viebly, she combines her love for the three to write interesting articles. In her free time, you can catch her making and playing stories in her head, trying some fancy DIY, tending to her plants, or reading a good book. She mostly prefers thrillers but is still a Potterhead at heart.


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