The Best Romantic Movies That Have A Diverse Cast And Celebrate Inclusion — And Why We Need More Of Them

It's been proven that movies with a diverse cast are just as good - and often perform better.

Best Romance Movies To Watch With A Diverse Cast

Romance movies have been one of the best ways for us to escape our own current love story. Watching the guy and girl fall in love, go through some trouble, and resolve it all at the end is something that is comforting.

We all wish we could have these types of love stories.

However, most of the time these stories have characters that are one dimensional and are not relatable. They also lack diversity and inclusion. 


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Just this year though, we have seen more Hollywood movies with diverse casts and in-depth characters that make the stories more relatable and realistic.

Many of these movies showed that viewers like having people that look like them through sales and viewership. Whether it be in the IMAX theaters or on Netflix, the ratings showed how much people enjoyed these films and viewed them. Much of the success of these types of films are due to the unique stories and characters that inspired them. 


Having these successes will allow more opportunities for creators and production companies to support and produce content that reflects the world. When we see a face that is in the media that we can relate to, we feel less alone. 

Whether it be about deciding what college to go to or whether to go on a second date with the guy you met on Tinder, having the media create stories that are relatable to all audiences are what make them more successful than others.

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Here is a list of three of the best romance movies to watch that have a diverse cast and were also highly successful.

1. Crazy Rich Asians


Based on the best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians is the first movie that features an all Asian cast in over 20 years. With Constance Wu and Henry Golding as the leading female and male characters, they tell a story about the Asian community.

Not playing into the stereotypes - like working at a Chinese restaurant or as a Kung-Fu master - these characters show how Asians can be vulnerable and dealing with traditional family dynamics. 

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2. To All The Boys I've Loved Before

Based on the novel by Jenny Han, this movie is about a mixed Korean American who experiences the dramas of high school and falling in love for the first time. This film has a leading character with a relatable background and insecurities, and it portrays the innovative and significant adventure of her facing her first love.

She is not just the nerdy, shy person. She is a teenage girl with real, human emotions. 


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3. Sierra Burgess is a Loser

A movie about a teenager who is seen as someone different from everyone else. Not like your typical characters in romantic comedies, Sierra is a LOSER. She is a writer, a flute player, she's smart, and she also falls in love.


Her characteristics giver her a unique and intriguing incite of how to tell a storyline that many of us know. There are so many twists and turns in this movie that will make you sit on the edge of your seat. 

The success of these movies will hopefully inspire creators, producers, and Hollywood to continue to produce and tell stories of diverse people. It shows how audiences are hungry for more inclusive and dynamic characters. Characters like Sierra, Lara, and Rachael show that audiences want strong, intelligent, interesting, and relatable characters. 

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Jonathan Mui is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.