In 2006, The Devil Wears Prada took our hearts (and our closets) by storm. Combining Miranda’s no-nonsense, powerful boss mentality, Andy’s cluelessness for fashion, Nigel’s right-hand-man support, plus a sweet love story, this film still remains relevant fifteen years later.
To celebrate this major milestone, we have compiled a list of 15 romance movies that would all be approved by Miranda Priestly herself.
While we’re perfectly happy to watch Miranda school Andy on the color cerulean time and time again, these romance films take on the essence of The Devil Wears Prada in a whole new way.
If you want more fashion:
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Isla Fisher stars as a hardcore shopping addict, Rebecca Bloomwood, trying to make her way in New York City. She dreams of being a journalist for fashion magazine Alette, but when her interview is cancelled, she finds herself in the office of a financial magazine.
Here she must work hard at pretending she knows what she is doing to impress her boss, Luke Brandon, and to work her way up towards Alette. During a drunken night with her roommate, Rebecca writes a letter posing as, “The Girl in the Green Scarf,” to the editor of Alette but accidentally sends it to Luke instead.
“The Girl in the Green Scarf” becomes a hit success, but Rebecca must work through issues with her friends, family, and shopping addiction or risk losing it all.
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In this musical rom-com, Audrey Hepburn plays Jo Stockton, a timid Greenwich Village bookstore assistant. When Maggie Prescott, the fashion magazine publisher for Quality magazine, and her top photographer Dick Avery stumble upon the store, they think the location—and Jo—are perfect for their next shoot.
Jo has always dreamed of going to Paris. When Maggie and Dick offer her a ticket there in exchange for her to be their newest model, she reluctantly agrees and flies off with them.
There, Jo learns the reality of being a model and how it affects the life she has always dreamed about.
Sweet Home Alabama
Melanie “Carmichael” Smooter, played by Reese Witherspoon, is a southern belle turned successful New York fashion designer. She is dating the wealthy Andrew Hennings. When he proposes, Melanie must return home to Alabama to announce her engagement and finalize her divorce from estranged husband Jake Perry.
Upon returning home, trouble ensues as Melanie fights with nearly every person important to her, and Andrew discovers the truth of her past. Just as they are about to tie the knot, lawyers arrive to stop the wedding.
Melanie must then decide between the love she found with her New York identity or her first true love.
If you want more New York:
Set It Up
Just as Andy learns how to survive as Miranda’s assistant, Set It Up gives us two young New York assistants conspiring to survive the wrath of their bosses through getting them to fall in love.
Harper Moore is the hard-working assistant to Kristen Stevens, an editor of an online sports journalism empire. Charlie Young is the assistant of temperamental venture capitalist Rick Otis. Harper and Charlie are successful in setting up Kristen and Otis and finally get some free time.
However, Harper and Charlie quickly realize they must work even harder to keep the relationship afloat, and revelations on both sides soon come to light.
In this classic 80s romance movie, Tess McGill is determined to work her way up from an assistant to an executive position and trade in her Staten Island life for Manhattan. Katherine Parker, Tess’s latest boss, seemingly takes Tess under her wing.
However, when Katherine injures her leg, Tess is tasked to house-sit and finds documents showing Katherine has stolen Tess’s idea and is attempting to pass it off as her own.
Tess then takes matters into her own hands and pretends to be the executive she aspires to be and begins putting her idea into motion. Throughout her ruse, Tess falls for Jack, the man who works on the project with her. But just how long can Tess keep up the charade?
13 Going On 30
13 year-old Jenna Rink dreams of being one of the popular girls of her school. However, when she is embarrassed by them at her birthday party, Matty is the only friend to be there for Jenna. She tells him she wishes she were 30 years-old already.
The next morning Jenna wakes up to her new reality as a 30 year-old co-editor of her favorite fashion magazine Poise.
As Jenna maneuvers her new life, she finds herself wondering what happened the past 17 years to get her to where she is now. Enlisting the help of Matty, with each new piece of information revealed regarding her past, Jenna begins to struggle with her heart and how the past affected her relationships with those she loves most.
Sandra Bullock plays ambitious New York publishing house editor-in-chief Margaret Tate, whose violations of her visa has her facing deportation back to Canada. To avoid losing her job, Margaret convinces her assistant Andrew Paxton, played by Ryan Reynolds, to fake an engagement with Margaret so she can stay in the US.
As the pretend couple travels to Andrew’s hometown in Alaska, Margaret and him must figure out how to convince his family—and the immigration agent—that their soon-to-be marriage is real.
If you want more Anne Hathaway:
If you loved The Devil Wears Prada because of Anne Hathaway's performance, you should check out this film as well. Starring Anne Hathaway, One Day follows the friendship of Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew on the same day, July 15th, over the course of eighteen years.
From starting out as friends graduating from the University of Edinburgh together, the pair decide to keep things platonic and begin pursuing relationships with other people. Over the eighteen year period, both Emma and Dexter face challenges of infidelity, drug abuse, and the highs and lows of their careers.
Each July 15th has something different in store for Emma and Dexter’s relationship. Only time will tell where they end up.
Another film starring Anne Hathaway, Song One follows the story of Franny Ellis, an anthropology student who returns to New York due to her brother going into a coma. Franny uses the writings in Henry’s journal to find the music clubs around New York he loves.
Surrounding Henry with the sounds of his favorite musicians and clubs, Franny hopes she can revive him out of his coma.
When Franny meets Henry’s favorite musician, James Forester, she enlists his help to travel about the city and awaken her brother. The two quickly find themselves getting closer than they ever imagined.
Streaming on HBO Max is Anne Hathaway’s first film of 2021, Locked Down. The movie follows a married couple through the difficulties of the beginning weeks of the COVID-19 lockdowns.
Paxton and Linda are living in London when the COVID-19 pandemic begins and the entire country goes into lockdown. The disconnected and isolated couple struggles to make ends meet as Paxton is only able to pick up truck delivery jobs and Linda’s role as CEO of a fashion company is put on pause due to the pandemic.
When Paxton is scheduled to deliver items to Harrods, Linda reveals the store keeps a £3 million diamond in the vault. The couple schemes to steal the diamond and replace it with a replica to finally put an end to their financial troubles.
Love and Other Drugs
The final Anne Hathaway film on our list tells the story of a young medicine supplier and his blossoming relationship with Maggie Murdock, a young woman suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
As Jamie Randall struggles to make ends meet as a medicine distributor, he and Maggie enter into a casual relationship. She tells him of this new drug being produced to treat erectile dysfunction, and Jamie finally gets his big break.
As the two find themselves falling in love, Jamie wants to desperately find a cure for Maggie’s Parkinson’s. Maggie believes Jamie will only stay if she can get cured, and the couple must decide whether to stay in each other’s lives or not.
If you want more Meryl Streep:
The Bridges of Madison County
While we adore the chemistry between Anne Hathaway and Adrian Grenier, let's be real—Meryl stole the show in The Devil Wears Prada. So naturally, her most famous romance movie belongs on this list. Based on Robert James Waller’s best-selling novel, The Bridges of Madison County is a romantic drama that portrays the passionate love affair between an Italian war bride and a National Geographic photojournalist.
Francesca Johnson, played by Streep, is a war bride living with her husband and two children on their Iowa farm. When Francesca’s family goes away on a short vacation, she meets photojournalist Robert Kincaid, played by Clint Eastwood.
The pair enter into a four-day long romantic tryst. The love affair will not only change their lives but also the lives of those around them forever.
Based on the novel by Nora Ephron, Meryl Streep stars as Rachel Samstat, a Manhattan food writer. Alongside Streep, Jack Nicholson plays Washington political columnist Mark Forman. When Rachel and Mark meet, their whirlwind romance quickly turns into an impulsive marriage proposal.
Following the wedding, Rachel and Mark move to Georgetown. Rachel tries to adjust to her new life and gives birth to the couple’s first child.
Mark’s womanizing tendencies leads Rachel to find evidence of his affair with socialite Thelma Rice. With a second child on the way, Rachel battles between listening to her heart or her head.
The French Lieutenant’s Woman
The next Meryl Streep movie on our list is based on the 1969 novel by John Fowles. The film follows two different passionate affairs. One is during the Victorian Era between gentleman Charles Smithson and troubled Sarah Woodruff. The other affair is set in a modern day filming of the story between actors Mike and Anna.
The real Charles and Sarah begin their intoxicating rendezvous shortly after Charles has become engaged to Ernesta. The pair must face the reality of their love and decide what matters most to them.
The modern day actors, Mike and Anna, are both married. However, acting so closely only fuels the on-screen passion, and soon it feels like they're not really acting anymore.
In this final film, Meryl Streep portrays a bakery owner and single mother-of-three. While in New York for their son’s graduation, Jane and her ex-husband Jake begin an affair that continues once back home in California.
Adam is hired as Jane’s architect, and the two find themselves intensely attracted to one another. Jane and Adam begin seeing each other, but once Jake learns about the new couple, his jealousy takes over and their affair risks being exposed.
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