Cross-Cultural Romance Movies

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 10 months ago

From 'The Big Sick' to 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner,' stories of true love bridging cultural boundaries.

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Zoe Kazan and Kumail Nanjiani in The Big Sick (2017)

The Big Sick A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.

Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury in Mississippi Masala (1991)

Mississippi Masala An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.

Sandra Oh and Callum Keith Rennie in Double Happiness (1994)

Double Happiness Jade Li is a feisty, 20-something Chinese Canadian, trying to achieve that happy medium between giving in to her parent's wishes and fulfilling her own needs and desires - double happiness. Naturally, something's got to give and when love beckons in the shape of Mark, a white university student, the facade of the perfect Chinese daughter begins to slip.

John Corbett and Nia Vardalos in My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

America Ferrera and Lance Gross in Our Family Wedding (2010)

Our Family Wedding The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding are comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers try to lay their long standing feud to rest.

Ashton Kutcher stars in Columbia Pictures/Regency Enterprises' new comedy Guess Who. Ashton Kutcher (l) and Zoë Saldaña star in Columbia Pictures/Regency Enterprises' new comedy Guess Who.

Guess Who A young woman, Theresa, brings her boyfriend, Simon, home to meet her parents and surprise them with the news of their engagement. Another surprise: Simon is white.

Martin Henderson and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Bride & Prejudice (2004)

Bride & Prejudice A modern adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, that features the lives of four unmarried daughters in an Indian family.

Fares Fares and Tuva Novotny in Jalla! Jalla! (2000)

Jalla! Jalla! Roro, a foreign worker in Swedish parks, loves his girlfriend but is about to marry another girl to prevent her from being sent back to Lebanon.

Jason Lewis and Kashmira Shah in My Faraway Bride (2006)

My Faraway Bride Alex dreams of being an adventure novelist someday, who meets and romances Indian beauty Reena, while she is vacationing in California.

Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Talen Ruth Riley, and Owen Shipman in 2 Days in New York (2012)

2 Days in New York Manhattan couple Marion and Mingus, who each have children from prior relationships, find their comfortable family dynamic jostled by a visit from Marion's relatives.

Karla Souza and Ben O'Toole in Everybody Loves Somebody (2017)

Everybody Loves Somebody A successful and single career woman asks her co-worker to pose as her boyfriend at a family wedding back home in Mexico. Her situation gets complicated when her ex shows up at the ceremony.

Gérard Depardieu and Andie MacDowell in Green Card (1990)

Green Card A man wanting to stay in the US enters into a marriage of convenience, but it turns into more than that.

Brad Raider and Namrata Singh Gujral in Americanizing Shelley (2007)

Americanizing Shelley A wannabe Hollywood player sets out to Americanize an Indian girl from the Himalayas.

Joseph Benjamin and Daniella Down in Mum, Dad, Meet Sam (2014)

Mum, Dad, Meet Sam What happens when the only son of a typical Nigerian family meets the girl of his dreams and she happens to be an English rose? All hell breaks loose.

Tunde Adebimpe and Natalia Verbeke in Jump Tomorrow (2001)

Jump Tomorrow A young Nigerian man on the verge of being in an arranged marriage, suddenly questions his situation after an encounter with a stunning Latin woman, who is also about to be married.

Tembi Locke and Jay Tavare in Unbowed (1999)

Unbowed Three Lakota Sioux men enroll in a colored college, and their reluctance to assimilate causes friction between their black peers. Some come to embrace their similar history, while others remain bitter.

Colin Firth and Nia Long in The Secret Laughter of Women (1999)

The Secret Laughter of Women A beautiful young single mother feels the pressure from the ex-pat Nigerian community to get married. Her precocious son has met his hero, a cynical English comic book writer and decides he is a match for his mum. The fall for each other but their love is tested by resistance from the community.

Winston Chao, May Chin, and Mitchell Lichtenstein in The Wedding Banquet (1993)

The Wedding Banquet To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.

Salma Hayek and Matthew Perry in Fools Rush In (1997)

Fools Rush In After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.

Ralph Fiennes and Jennifer Lopez in Maid in Manhattan (2002)

Maid in Manhattan A senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress.

Julie Andrews and James Garner in The Americanization of Emily (1964)

The Americanization of Emily An American naval officer's talent for living the good life in wartime is challenged when he falls in love and is sent on a dangerous mission.

Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker in Something New (2006)

Something New Kenya McQueen, an accountant finds love in the most unexpected place when she agrees to go on a blind date with Brian Kelly, a sexy and free-spirited landscaper.

Haider Zafar and Daniella Down in The Conversations (2015)

The Conversations A darkly quirky comedy-drama set in London that follows the unexpected journey of Ali Nawaab, a disillusioned dentist slash wannabe stand up comedian in his madcap attempts to erase the memories of his blonde American muse, Ellie Goldsmith.

Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas in Save the Last Dance (2001)

Save the Last Dance A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.

Sidney Poitier and Katharine Houghton in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancé.