List of 50 Most Romantic Movies of All Time-
In romantic comedy movies, the general story is that two people will meet, and then part ways due to certain obstacles. They must overcome these obstacles in order to be together.
They are meant to make you laugh and smile and make you cry.
Everyone has a different perspective on what is romantic.
Here is my list of top 50 romantic movies.
1. The Notebook
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner
Plot: A man tells the story of a young couple who struggle through the times as rich daughter and a poor mill worker some 50 or 60 years ago. An old man is reading a story to an old lady in a nursing home. The story is about two young lovers (Allie and Noah) who are from two completely different upbringings.
Allie's family is quite wealthy and disapproves of Noah because of his lack of wealth. So her parents move her away and make every attempt to never let her see him again.
2. Titanic (1997)
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: James Cameron
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane
Plot: The maiden voyage of the Titanic sets the stage for a love affair between a young socialite and a poor artist. An old woman tells a story of her days on the Titanic. The romance between herself and a young man who loved her and would do anything for her to survive.
3. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Genres: Comedy, Romance Rating: PG-13 Language: English
Director: Gil Junger
Actors: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt,Larisa Oleynik,David Krumholtz,Andrew Keegan
Plot- A remake of the classic Shakespare play "The Taming of the Shrew", this story is set in a modern day high school.Bianca is dying to go out with Joey, the most popular and attractive guy at their school.
Bianca's sister Kat would rather die than go out with a boy. Their father has a rule where Bianca can only date when Kat does. Because Joey wants to go out with Bianca, so he arranges a deal with Patrick to woo Kat into going out with him. But Patrick and Kat end up falling for each other.
4. Bicentennial Man (1999)
Genres: Sci-Fi, Drama Rating: PG Language: English
Director: Chris Columbus
Actors: Robin Williams Embeth, Davidtz, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt ,Kiersten Warren, Wendy Crewson
Plot - the love stories of future human generation.
Williams plays Andrew, a robot programmed for domestic chores and sold to an upper-middle-class family, the Martins, in the year 2005. The family patriarch (Sam Neill) recognizes and encourages Andrew's uncommon characteristics, particularly his artistic streak, sensitivity to beauty, humor, and independence of spirit. In so doing, he sets Williams's tin man on a two-century journey to become more human than most human beings. The passion of Andrew as a convert to the human race and his willingness to sacrifice all to give and take love. Williams rises to an atypical challenge here as a futuristic Everyman, relying, perhaps for the first time, on his considerable iconic value to make the point that becoming human means becoming more like Robin Williams.
5. Dirty Dancing (1987)
Genres: Drama, Romance- Rating: PG-13-Language: English
Director: Emile Ardolino
Actors: Patrick Swayze,Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze,Jerry Orbach,Cynthia Rhodes, Kelly Bishop
Plot - A family is on vacation at Kellerman's when baby meets Johnny the Dancing teacher who falls in love with each other. One of the teenage daughters attends a summer camp and learns how to dance from the camp's dance instructor. She ends up falling in love with him, against her father's wishes.
6. Gone With the Wind (1941)
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Victor Fleming
Actors: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, George Reeves
Plot: An epic civil war tale of a strong woman, Scarlett, who loves the man she didn’t marry. It is simple tale of love.
7. An Affair to Remember (1957)
Genres: Drama, Romance, Rating: NR,Language:English
Director: Leo McCarey
Actors: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning,Neva Patterson, Cathleen Nesbitt,Robert Q. Lewis
Plot-In this poignant and humorous love story nominated for four Academy Awards, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr meet on an ocean liner and fall deeply in love. Though each is engaged to someone else, they agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building if they still feel the same way about each other. But a tragic accident prevents their rendezvous and the lover's future takes an emotional and uncertain turn.
8. Amelie (2001)
Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay,
MPAA rating: R
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Actors: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus
Plot: A Paris woman, in search of helping others finds love in mysterious ways. The title character (the bashful and impish Audrey Tautou) is a single waitress who decides to help other lonely people fix their lives. Her widowed father yearns to travel but won't, so to inspire the old man she sends his garden gnome on a tour of the world; with whispered gossip, she brings together two cranky regulars at her café; she reverses the doorknobs and reprograms the speed dial of a grocer who's mean to his assistant. Gradually she realizes her own life needs fixing, and a chance meeting leads to her most elaborate stratagem of all.
9. Pretty Woman (1990)
Director: Garry Marshall
Actors: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere,Jason Alexander, Alex Hyde-White, Hector Elizondo
Genres: Romance, Comedy Rating:R
Plot - A rich lawyer type falls in love with a prostitute as he takes her to his social events and uses her for sex until they both realize there is something more.
Edward is a rich and sophisticated businessman. Vivian is a Los Angeles prostitute struggling with her lifestyle and has a hard time paying the rent.
On a business trip to Los Angeles, Edward hires Vivian to be his girlfriend for a week while he visits the local social circles. Love and complications complicate their arrangement and have the pair wondering if their story could a happy ending.
10. Runaway Bride (1999)
Genres: Comedy, Romance,Rating:PG,Language:English
Director: Garry Marshall
Actors: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere,Joan Cusack,Hector Elizondo,Rita Wilson, Paul Dooley
Plot - Maggie is known in town as "the Runaway Bride", because she has left so many men standing at the alter. But recently she's decided to give marriage another go by getting engaged once more. A reporter is assigned to write a story about her, and comes all the way to her home town to do it. However, as the two get closer, Maggie finds herself having second thoughts about her fiance.
11. Roman Holiday (1953)
MPAA rating: NR
Director: William Wyler
Actors: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert
Plot: A princess escapes her boring family life when she meets an American Newsman and falls in love.
A YOUNG PRINCESS, TIRED OF THE CONSTRAINTS HER POSITION BRINGS, RUNS AWAY. SHE DOESN'T KNOW THE MAN WHO BEFRIENDS HER IS AREPORTER OUT FOR A STORY.
12. Casablanca (1943)
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Michael Curtiz
Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
Plot: Set in Africa during the 1940s, Humphrey Bogart stars as a man with a past trying to hide the past. He meets his former lover at his own bar as things begin to complicate. Rick Blaine owns a nightclub in Casablanca during World War II. One night an old flame Ilsa arrives in town with her husband Victor Laszlo, who is a Czech underground leader. Rick and Ilsa plan to run off together with 2 valuable pieces of transit. But it doesn't all go as planned.
13. City of Angels (1998)
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Rating: PG-13,Language:English
Director: Brad Silberling
Actors:Nicolas Cage,Meg Ryan,Andre Braugher,Dennis Franz,Colm Feore,Sarah Dampf
plot- the movie is inspired from German film Wings of Desire.Meg Ryan stars as Dr. Maggie Rice, a heart surgeon who is grieving over a lost patient when an angel named Seth (Nicolas Cage) appears to comfort her. She can see him despite the "rule" that angels are invisible, and Seth's love for Maggie forces him to choose between angelic immortality and a normal human existence on earth with her.
14. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Director: Rob Reiner
Actors:Meg Ryan,Billy Crystal,Lisa Jane Persky,Carrie Fisher,Steven Ford,Bruno Kirby
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Rating: R Language: English
Plot - A friendship is born basically at college between a man and a woman who think it is best to maintain friends rather than have sex ruin their relationship. 20 years or so pass and they figure maybe it's time to give it a shot.
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genres:Drama, Comedy,Rating: PG-13,Language:English
Director: Tim Burton
Actors:Johnny Depp,Winona Ryder,Kathy Baker,Anthony Michael Hall,Dianne Wiest,Vincent Price
Plot - A man that has scissors for hands tries to fit into suburban neighborhood.Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was named Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he wasn't quite perfect. The inventor's sudden death left him unfinished, with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon lady took him home to live with her family. And so began Edward's fantastical adventures in a pastel paradise known as Suburbia.
The story follows a young man named Edward (Johnny Depp), who was created by an inventor (Vincent Price, in one of his last roles) who died before he could give the poor creature a pair of human hands. Edward lives alone in a ruined Gothic castle that just happens to be perched above a pastel-colored suburb inhabited by breadwinning husbands and frustrated housewives straight out of the 1950s. One day, Peg (Dianne Wiest), the local Avon lady, comes calling. Finding Edward alone, she kindly invites him to come home with her, where she hopes to help him with his pasty complexion and those nasty nicks he's given himself with his razor-sharp fingers. Soon Edward's skill with topiary sculpture and hair design make him popular in the neighborhood--but the mood turns just as swiftly against the outsider when he starts to feel his own desires, particularly for Peg's daughter Kim (Winona Ryder).
16. Father of the Bride (1991)
Genres:Family, Comedy,Rating: PG,Language:English
Actors:Steve Martin,Diane Keaton,Kimberly Williams,Kieran Culkin,George Newbern,Martin Short
Plot-A father must hold it together while he plans for his daughter's wedding.
movie inspired from Father of the Bride (1950)
17. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Actors:Robin Williams,Sally Field,Pierce Brosnan,Harvey Fierstein,Lisa Jakub,Matthew Lawrence
plot-Daniel Hillard is faced with a divorce. His wife gains custody of his three children, and, not satisfied with only visiting once a week, he uses his own talents, and those of his makeup artist brother, to create the perfect nanny/housekeeper.
18. My Fair Lady (1964)
Actors:Audrey Hepburn,Rex Harrison,Stanley Holloway,Gladys Cooper,Theodore Bikel,Wilfrid Hyde-White
Plot-A poor flower girl is taken in by a English language master to be taught how to sing and speak properly on based on a bet between himself and his friend putting the poor flower girl in the middle.
19. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
Actors:Julia Roberts,Dermot Mulroney,Cameron Diaz,Rupert Everett,Philip Bosco,M. Emmet Walsh
plot-Michael O'Neal and Julianne Potter have been best friends for a long time. When Michael announces he's getting married, Julianne rushes to his side for support, but also because she has every intention of breaking the marriage and taking him for herself as she realizes her love for him.
Julia plays a prominent Chicago restaurant critic whose best friend (Dermot Mulroney) is a former lover from her college days with whom she'd made a binding pact: if neither of them were married by the age of 28, they'd marry each other. Just when they're about to reach the deadline of their agreement, Mulroney arrives in Chicago to introduce Roberts to his seemingly perfect fiancée (Cameron Diaz) and announce their wedding in just three days. That leaves the shocked Julia with just three short days to sabotage the wedding and marry the man she now realizes she's loved all along.
20. Message in a Bottle (1999)
Actors:Kevin Costner,Robin Wright Penn,Paul Newman,John Savage,Illeana Douglas,Robbie Coltrane
plot-Robin Wright Penn as Theresa, a Chicago Tribune researcher who finds a note encased in a green bottle that has floated onto a Cape Cod shore. The message within is a heartfelt, yearning declaration of love to a woman named Catherine, but the author is unknown until Theresa (rather improbably) tracks him down in North Carolina. He's Garret Blake (Kevin Costner), a taciturn builder of sailboats and a grieving widower whose late wife, poetically speaking, was the intended recipient of the seafaring note Theresa found. Theresa, a divorcée with a son, decides to meet Garret, only to find him as bottled-up as his message. Nevertheless, a romance blooms on the strength of quality time in a sailboat and lots of cuddling,
21. Modern Times (1936)
Actors:Charles Chaplin,Paulette Goddard,Henry Bergman,Tiny Sandford,Al Ernest Garcia,Stanley Blystone
plot-A man who struggles with life is struggling to get along in the industrial society. He finds help when he meets a homeless woman.
22. It Happened One Night (1934)
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Frank Capra
Actors: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Roscoe Karns
Plot: A rich daughter runs away from home to be discovered by a semi washed up reporter looking for a story. Will they fall in love?
23. I Am Sam (2001)
Actors:Sean Penn,Michelle Pfeiffer,Dakota Fanning,Dianne Wiest,Loretta Devine,Laura Dern
plot-a mentally challenged man fighting to retain custody of his 7-year-old daughter. Sam (Sean Penn), who has the mental age of 7, wipes down tables at a Los Angeles Starbucks and takes good care of his daughter Lucy, who was left with him shortly after birth by a homeless woman. Sam has gotten by just fine with a little help from his friends, including his eccentric neighbor (Diane Wiest) and a lovable group of similarly challenged friends, but a series of misunderstandings leaves Sam fighting to get Lucy back from the state. Sam's lawyer, Rita Harrison (Michelle Pfeiffer), is an overly ambitious woman whose life is soon transformed by proximity to Sam's brimming humanity.
24. Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Actors:Jennifer Lopez,Ralph Fiennes,Natasha Richardson,Stanley Tucci,Tyler PoseyAmy Sedaris
plot-Marisa Ventura (Jennifer Lopez) is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son (Tyler Posey). One fateful day hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes) meets Marisa and mistakes her for a wealthy socialite. After an enchanting evening together the two fall madly in love. But when Marisa's true identity is revealed issues of class and social status threaten to separate them. Can two people from very different worlds overcome their differences and live happily ever after?
25. Dying Young (1991)
Actors:Julia Roberts,Campbell Scott,Vincent D'Onofrio,David Selby,Ellen Burstyn,Colleen Dewhurst
plot-With little money, a poor education and no luck when it comes to love, Hilary O'Neil (Roberts) answers a want ad and finds her whole world suddenly changed. Hired as the caretaker to a seriously ill young man (Scott), she unexpectedly discovers they have much in common, even though he is wealthy and intelligent. Their growing friendship quietly develops into a deep and powerful romance that ultimately tests the boundaries of true love.
26. Romancing the Stone (1984)
Genres: Action, Adventure
Actors:Michael Douglas,Kathleen Turner,Danny DeVito,Zack Norman,Alfonso Arau,Manuel Ojeda
plot-A romance writer receives a treasure map in the mail and is soon headed to Columbia to save her sister from kidnappers, dodge a corrupt cop and maybe fall in love with a rogue soldier-of-fortune.
27. Sleeping With the Enemy (1991)
Starring: Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin Director: Joseph Ruben
plot-Julia Roberts plays an abused wife who fakes her death and starts anew under a different identity in Iowa. Her psychopathic husband (Patrick Bergin) figures it out and stalks her and her new boyfriend (Kevin Anderson).
28. French Kiss (1995)
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Actors:Meg Ryan,Kevin Kline,Timothy Hutton,Jean Reno,Renée Humphrey,François Cluzet
plot- a girl runs behind her boy, thief behind money and a love happens.
Ryan plays a woman whose fiancé (Timothy Hutton) leaves her for a Parisian beauty. She jets over to the City of Lights to fight for her man, but an incapacitating fear of flying forces her to seek help from a fellow passenger, a French thief played by Kevin Kline, who then tutors her in the ways of getting her beau back.
29. You’ve Got Mail (1998)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan Director: Nora Ephron
plot-Joe Fox is the executive of a large chain of mega-sized bookstores. His latest venture is about to open up across the street from a small children's bookstore owned by Kathleen Kelly.
Afraid of going out of business, Kelly detests Joe and the corporate culture he represents. But, unknown to her (and to him), this is the same man she has been chatting intimately with online.
the Ernst Lubitsch classic, The Shop Around the Corner, to contemporary Manhattan, where Joe Fox (Hanks) is a cheerfully rapacious merchant whose chain of book superstores is gobbling up smaller, more specialized shops such as the children's bookstore owned by Kathleen Kelly (Ryan). Their lives run in close parallel in the same idealized neighborhood, yet they first meet anonymously, online, where they gradually nurture a warm, even intimate correspondence. As they begin to wonder whether this e-mail flirtation might lead them to be soul mates, however, they meet and clash over their colliding business fortunes.
30. Sabrina (1995)
Starring: Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond Director: Sydney Pollack
plot-Remake of the 1954 film about a modern-day Cinderella who is the daughter of a wealthy family's chauffeur. When she is transformed into a graceful woman, she captures the attention of the sons of the family.
31. Ghost (1990)
Starring: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore
plot-(Sam and Molly) who are deeply in love. While walking through an alley one night they are mugged, and Sam is murdered.Sam is left on the earth as a ghost. He soon realizes that his murder was no accident, and he must worn Molly of the danger she is in.He finds a psychic who can hear him and uses her to communicate with Molly before time runs out. Patrick Swayze plays a ghost who teams with a psychic (Whoopi Goldberg) to uncover the truth behind his murder - and to rescue his sweetheart (Demi Moore) from a similar fate.
32. A Walk To Remember (2002)
Starring: Mandy Moore, Shane West Director: Adam Shankman
plot-Landon Carter, the most popular guy in school, gets into some trouble, and as punishment his principal makes him tutor a younger student, and be in the school's spring play.
Jamie Sullivan is considered an outcast in school and is also in the school play.
One day Landon realizes that he's in over his head and ends up asking Jamie for help. Soon Landon unexpectedly finds himself falling in love with Jamie.
33. It's a Wonderful Life (1947)
Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed Director: Frank Capra
plot-George Bailey (played superbly by James Stewart) grows up in the small town of Bedford Falls, dreaming dreams of adventure and travel, but circumstances conspire to keep him enslaved to his home turf. Frustrated by his life, and haunted by an impending scandal, George prepares to commit suicide on Christmas Eve. A heavenly messenger (Henry Travers) arrives to show him a vision: what the world would have been like if George had never been born.
34. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara Director: George Seaton
plot-Six year old Susan has doubts childhood's most enduring miracle Santa Clause. Her mother told her the "secret" about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special departement stare Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in.
35. The Proposal (2009)
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds
plot-Margaret (Sandra Bullock) is a workaholic, tyrannical book editor (reminiscent of The Devil Wears Prada) who suddenly finds her career in jeopardy as she faces deportation back to Canada. Her solution is to simply fake an engagement to her unsuspecting assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds), who in turn blackmails her for a promotion. However, when Margaret is forced to head to Alaska with Andrew to visit his family in an effort to make their story believable to the deportation officers, they soon realize that their plan may not be so simple after all. The supporting cast of Dad (Craig T. Nelson), Mom (Mary Steenburgen), and kooky Grandma (Betty White, still a scene-stealer at 87) is great casting that makes for many amusing scenes.
36. Sweet November (2001)
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron Director: Pat O'Connor
plot-Theron is Sara, who pathologically lures men into romance for one month at a time, "helping" them before moving onto the next month's catch. She's avoiding long-term commitments because she's deathly ill--a fact revealed by hundreds of prescription bottles hidden in her medicine cabinet. Reeves is Nelson, the fast-lane advertising executive who reluctantly becomes Sara's Mr. November. He's insulting and callous until he learns the truth,
the movie will make you cry, and soundtracks are great, they will keep impact on your mind.
37. While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman Director: Jon Turteltaub
plot-As Lucy, a lonely subway worker, she becomes smitten with a handsome stranger (Peter Gallagher -- MALICE). But when she saves his life after he's been mugged and fallen into a coma, his hilariously offbeat family mistakes her for his fiancee! Soon, the mix-ups escalate as Lucy fabricates a life between herself and a man she's never met! And when Lucy falls for his charming brother (Bill Pullman -- INDEPENDENCE DAY) the situation really gets uproarious as she's forced to make a choice between the two!
38. Forever Young (1992)
Starring: Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis Director: Steve Miner
Plot - Just prior to World War II, a man believes his sweethear to have died in a car accident and so consents to be a human subject in a cryogenics experiment. He wakes up in the 90s baffled by the world as it has become,Daniel, a daring test pilot who is deeply distraught by the apparent death of his girlfriend, Helen, in 1939. Feeling little reason to live, he volunteers for a pioneering cryogenics experiment and is thawed out 50 years later by two young boys. They bring the confused pilot home to Nat's single mom, Claire (Jamie Lee Curtis). but finds that true love waits forever.
39. Pearl Harbor (2001)
Starring: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale Director: Michael Bay
This real-life tale of catastrophic defeat, heroic victory, and personal courage focuses on the war's devastating impact on two daring young pilots, Ben Affleck (ARMAGEDDON) and Josh Hartnet (BLACK HAWK DOWN), and a beautiful, dedicated nurse, Kate Beckinsale (SERENDIPITY).
40. Hannah Montana The Movie (2009)
Actors: Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Lucas Till
Directors: Peter Chelsom
plot-when Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus) shows signs of forgetting her roots as Miley Stewart, her father Robbie Ray (Billy Ray Cyrus) puts his foot down. Miley has always strived to live a relatively normal teenage life, but when late stage entrances, exclusive shopping trips that end in brawling catfights, and ditching friends and family in favor of Hannah appearances become commonplace, Robbie Ray whisks her away from a date at the New York Music Awards for a dose of hometown reality at her grandma's in Crowley Corners, Tenn. Unfortunately, she's followed by Oswald (Peter Gunn), a relentless reporter from Britain's Bon Chic Magazine. Miley's initial fury at being tricked into staying at Grandma's spurs her to commence operation Save Hannah Montana, but her bad attitude eventually gives way to resignation and then the beginnings of reconnection between Miley and her family. As the days progress, Miley glimpses her growing self-absorption, finds she's attracted to old elementary friend Travis (Lucas Till), realizes that her selfishness has negatively affected her dad's personal relationships, and is drawn into her grandma's fight against the commercialization of Crowley Corners. A boastful impulse leads to Miley being charged with bringing Hannah Montana to Crowley Corners for a benefit concert; when Miley's worlds collide onstage, she reveals her true identity and declares that Hannah Montana is no more. Can Miley's hometown possibly keep Miley's secret, silence the reporter, and convince Miley that she can have the best of both worlds, or is this the end of Hannah Montana? Well-known Hannah Montana songs, including "Best of Both Worlds" and "Let's Get Crazy" are featured in the film as well as the fun new song "Hoedown Throwdown" (complete with line dance instruction), the heartfelt "Butterfly Fly Away," and the inspirational "The Climb." More important than the great music is the film's wholesome message about staying true to oneself and one's family and friends.
41. Forrest Gump (1994)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn Director: Robert Zemeckis
plot-Hanks plays the title character, a shy Southern boy in love with his childhood best friend (Robin Wright) who finds that his ability to run fast takes him places. As an All-Star football player he meets John F. Kennedy; as a soldier in Vietnam he's a war hero; and as a world champion Ping-Pong player he's hailed by Richard Nixon. Becoming a successful shrimp-boat captain, he still yearns for the love of his life, who takes a quite different and much sadder path in life.
42. The Reader (2008)
Starring: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes Director: Stephen Daldry
Plot-In postwar Germany, young schoolboy Michael (German actor David Cross) meets and begins a tender romance with the older, mysterious Hanna (Kate Winslet, whose performance is a revelation). The two make love hungrily in Hanna's shabby apartment, yet their true intimacy comes as Michael reads aloud to Hanna in bed, from his school assignments, textbooks, even comic books. Hanna delights in the readings, and Michael delights in Hanna.
The Reader, set in post-WWII Germany, follows teenager Michael Berg as he engages in a passionate but secretive affair with an older woman named Hanna. Eight years after Hanna s disappearance, Michael is stunned to discover her again as she stands on trial for Nazi war crimes. The Reader is a haunting story about truth and reconciliation and how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another. Kate Winslet won and Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her performance.
43. Summer of '42 (1971)
Starring: Katherine Allentuck, Oliver Conant
plot-Coming of age drama set in a New England beach community during World War II.
Hermie (Gary Grimes) and his two buddies Oscar (Jerry Hauser) and the nerdy Benjie (Oliver Conant) are spending the summer doing the things preadolescents do: hanging out, eating ice cream, stealing "dirty" books from their parents, and trying unsuccessfully to act manly around the gawky girls they take to the movies. Then Hermie spoils everything by really falling in love, this time with the adorable older woman Dorothy, played by Jennifer O'Neill. Dorothy's husband conveniently leaves for duty overseas, and then, even more conveniently, becomes one of those "we regret" telegrams. Dorothy, desperate for comfort and sweetness, turns to Hermie--and surely makes his summer. The setting and the date give this movie a double helping of nostalgia for anyone who was once an adolescent boy desperately trying to get rid of both his callowness and his virginity.
44. Lilja 4-ever (2002)
Lilya 4-Ever (UK) (USA)
Lilja 4ever (Sweden) (alternative spelling)
Lilya 4-ever (International: English title)
Director and writer - Lukas Moodysson
actors-Oksana Akinshina ... Lilja (as Oksana Akinsjina)
Plot-Lilja is 16 years old. Her only friend is the young boy Volodja. They live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej. He is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.
dream and fight for a good life and love for the life .
The movie has tragic end.
The movie has adult story line only for mature audience.
Why this movie is romantic I think?
In this movie I see the romance of girl and her life, romance of the girl with her dream and a boy and his dream.
This is not typical romantic movie boy meet girl.
Its totally different movie and for majority its not romantic movie.
It’s like there is black board with one dot.
In this movie I see this one dot of romance which touches our heart.
Love of life = Romantic Movie
45. The Clock (1945)
Starring: Judy Garland, Robert Walker Director: Fred Zinnemann, Tex Avery
plot-a soldier (Robert Walker) with a two-day pass in unfamiliar, overwhelming New York City. He meets an office worker (Judy Garland), and in the glow of the city and each other, they fall in love. Underlying the sweetness of the romance is the time limit of the soldier's leave, after which he will be sent overseas; the clock brings an urgency to the action, especially after the lovers lose each other in the crush of a subway
Soldier Joe Allen is on a two-day leave in New York, and there he meets Alice. She agrees to show him the sights and they spend the day together. In this short time they find themselves falling in love with each other, and they decide to get married before Joe has to return to camp.
46. The Piano (1993)
Starring: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel Director: Jane Campion
plot-Scottish woman named Ada (Holly Hunter), who has been mute since age 6 because she simply chose not to speak. Ada travels with her daughter Flora (Anna Paquin) and her beloved piano to a remote spot on the coast of New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a farmer (Sam Neill). She gives piano lessons to a gruff neighbor (Harvey Keitel) who has Maori tattoos on his face, and, well, things develop from there.
The relationship sours when her husband trades her beloved piano to their neighbor baines.
47. Big (1988)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins Director: Penny Marshall
plot-Big is the story of a 12-year-old boy who wishes he were older, and wakes up one morning as a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks). The script by Gary Ross (Dave) and Anne Spielberg finds some unexpected ways of attacking obvious issues of sex, work, and childhood friendships, and in all of these things
Comedy about a 12-year-old boy who wishes to be bigger, and overnight becomes a 35-year-old man, who discovers that perhaps being a child isn't so bad after all.
48. Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Cristina Marsillach Director: Moshé Mizrahi
plot- David (Hanks) is an American pilot who joins the RAF before his nation enters the war. After his plane is shot down in North Africa, he recovers from a leg injury in Jerusalem, and meets a serene Jewish girl of Spanish descent (Cristina Marsillach). The two are attracted to each other but she is convinced that their diverse backgrounds mean it could never work because of her family's disapproval and the fact that he is a gentile son of a protestant minister. Although they keep running into each other in the small community, they find themselves parting as frequently as they find each other.
Every Time We Say Goodbye is the remarkable story of a forbidden love, religious /cultural differences, and the sacrifices that are made in the face of human prejudice.
49. The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell Director: Billy Wilder
plot-A married man (Tom Ewell), whose wife and son are away for the summer, has his fidelity put to the test when a seductive starlet (Marilyn Monroe) moves in upstairs. Keeping his marriage vows in the face of her flirtations proves tough when challenged by the notorious "seven year itch." Faced with this provocative problem, he's victim to an outrageous mating dance filled with hilarious comedy!
50. Bus Stop (1956)
Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray Director: Joshua Logan
plot-A young and innocent cowboy discovers the girl of his dreams (Marilyn Monroe) and decides to make her his wife. She is more than reluctant to accept his proposal and he forces her to board a bus headed for Montana. The road is blocked and the journey is interrupted by an overnight stay at Grace's Diner, where her plight is soon revealed to all. Realizing his brute approach will never win her heart, he apologizes and kisses her goodbye, only to discover she really has grown to love him
17 January 2010
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