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List of 50 Most Romantic Movies of All Time

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
Language: English
Genre: Romance/Drama
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)
Language: English
Genre: Romance/Drama
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)
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Romance
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,
Language: French
Genre: Comedy/Romance
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
Language: English
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)
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Romance
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.

12. Casablanca (1943)
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Romance
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
Director:Charles Shyer
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)
Director:Chris Columbus
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)
Genres:Musical, Crime,Rating:PG,Language:English
Director:George Cukor
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)
Genres:Comedy, Romance,Rating:PG-13,Language:English
Director:P.J. Hogan
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)
Genres:Drama, Romance,Rating:PG-13,Language:English
Director:Luis Mandoki
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)
Genres:Comedy, Romance,Rating:NR,Language:English
Director:Charles Chaplin
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)
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Romance
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)
Director:Jessie Nelson
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)
Genres:Comedy, Romance
Director:Wayne Wang
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)
Genres:Drama, Romance
Director:Joel Schumacher
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
Director:Robert Zemeckis
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
Director:Lawrence Kasdan
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


Neha January 17, 2010  

interesting...I have seen quite a few of them..

Proposal is a typical hindi movie story while Hannah Montana I have not seen, but heard it is an ok ok movie..

great post :)

Dhanya January 17, 2010  

Nice collection! :) I have yet to see all the movies listed here. Will do soon hopefully :)

sm,  January 17, 2010  


sm,  January 17, 2010  


Admin January 18, 2010  

Thanks for this useful list. I've watched some of the listed ones. Yet to watch most of it. will do. hope you are having a great time. Keep in touch :)

radha January 18, 2010  

That's an exhaustive list. I liked Roman Holiday, You've got Mail, My Fair Lady and Gone with the Wind among these.

sm,  January 18, 2010  


sm,  January 18, 2010  

thanks i also like these movies.

lostworld January 23, 2010  

Awwsome post. My fav is "Its a WOnderful Life"!! As for books, "Gone with the WInd"! :)

sm,  January 23, 2010  


Insignia January 24, 2010  

Wow...For me its "Gone with the Wind", "Pretty Woman", "Notting Hill"

sm,  January 24, 2010  

thanks, all three movies are good.

lara,  January 26, 2010  

Awwsome post

sm,  April 21, 2010  


Unknown April 29, 2010  

I think NOTE BOOK is the best romantic movie in the world

sm,  April 30, 2010  

yes notebook is one of the best romantic move.

Anonymous,  May 15, 2010  

ten things i hate most and the notebook are time waste movie, you shud watch a walk to remember

sm,  May 16, 2010  

a walk to remember is also good movie
its on number 32 .

Rahul,  June 01, 2010  

I love to watch romantic movies. My favorite romantic movie is Titanic,The Last Song and some others.

RNSANE June 27, 2010  

I have seen a great number of the movies on your list,SM, except, perhaps some of the really old ones - but even a few of those. Reading the plots brought back many memories for me - who and where I was with when I saw them. I notice you didn't have any Indian films in there!! Are you doing a separate list of those? I'd like to see that since I regularly order Indian films from Netflix and have seen very many that I like.

I'll have to check out the ones I haven't seen yet and, perhaps, have a second go round with some of them.

Thanks for this wonderful list!

Now, unless you've reached the age of 65 like me, when have you possibly had time to see all these films, especially when you're doing kindnesses for far away bloggers like me!!!

sm,  June 28, 2010  

About Hindi movies I am trying to make a list.

Anonymous,  July 23, 2010  

I think If Only should also be on the list. Jennifer Love Hewitt plays the role quite nicely

sm,  July 23, 2010  

for suggesting name, have to see this movie do not remember i have seen or not.

aayan August 15, 2010  

awesum collection of movies...i hv most of dem....my personal favorites are notting hill. a walk to remember, sweet November, definitely maybe, p.s. i luv u, the notebook nd so on......

sm,  August 15, 2010  


AS August 23, 2010  

very nice blog..thanks for your work

sm,  August 23, 2010  


Anonymous,  August 25, 2010  

How did you forget to add "Serendipity", "Sweet November", "Leap year" and "A lot like love" in that list??? And "If only"??

sm,  August 25, 2010  

July Rain,,
In list, on number is 36. Sweet November (2001)
which is one of my favorite movie.
other movies are also good which you have mentioned

Unknown™,  August 26, 2010  

well, just imo there are a few other movies that should be up thr, "when in rome", "Dear John" , "leap year" , "remember me" , "P.S. I love you" well as i said its just imo Peace guys... and girls

sm,  August 26, 2010  


ro,  August 27, 2010  

Note book is a best for me all the time
Oh it too romentic , sweet

Unknown September 11, 2010  

the viewers can also look (500 days of summer)...

sm,  September 11, 2010  

yes it is good movie

mandy moore my crush,  September 16, 2010  

love "a walk to remember" can anybody tell any similar movie like that............plzz

sm,  September 16, 2010  

mandy moore,,

mandy moore my crush,  September 16, 2010  

plz tell a similar movie like that

sm,  September 17, 2010  

mandy moore my crush,,
few people say that a walk to remember movie is copied from Hindi movie Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se
but i do not feel so.
Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se is a 1978 Hindi movie is based on Erich Segal’s popular romantic novel Love Story.

nitu,  September 19, 2010  

i think if only..should be added..

sm,  September 20, 2010  


sm,  October 09, 2010  


Anonymous,  October 16, 2010  

heyy..u have missed 'If Only' that must be in the list :)

mandy moore my crush,  October 17, 2010  

hey."DEDICATION" shud also be added ......lovely movie......shud make it to ur list...

sm,  October 18, 2010  

mandy moore my crush,,
have to check the movie
thanks for suggestion

Anonymous,  November 18, 2010  

Lilja 4ever? Really?! The saddest, most true-to-life movie about the sex slave trade ever made? Seriously? Wow.

Renu December 01, 2010  

Nice list.few I have seen, re4st I have made a note to myself to watch:).why dont you make such lists for Hindi movies?

sm,  December 01, 2010  

Regarding Hindi movies i am working on that.

larpman December 13, 2010  

Going through I have seen all but eight. However I did see 4 original version of remakes listed (Sweet November is not identified as a remake).

Like others there are movies on the list I disagree with.
Some others that come to mind are
Wings of the Dove (1997)
Miracle in the Rain (1956)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Jerry McGuire (1996)
Enamorada (1946)
Romeo and Juliet (1968) many other versions
Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
The Way We Were (1973)
The Apartment (1960)
Shakespeare In Love (1998)
Summertime (1955)

sm,  December 13, 2010  


Suraj Sharma January 02, 2011  

Awesome list i have to say..
Good choice with Notebook too..One of the best movies i've ever seen..

You might want to watch

P.S. I Love You
Definitely Maybe
500 Days Of Summer

sm,  January 02, 2011  

Suraj Sharma,,

Anonymous,  January 04, 2011  

nice list......but P S I love u shud be on the list too.....

Anonymous,  January 05, 2011  

This list is dubious at best. Bicentennial Man was a marginal movie at best, let alone the #4 most romantic movie of all time. What was really romantic about Mrs. Doubtfire or Hannah Montana the Movie.

sm,  January 05, 2011  


Anonymous,  January 07, 2011  

Agree with most of these, but need to have Serendipity on there, as well as Murphy's Romance, A Lot Like Love, The Lakehouse, and The Time Traveler's Wife.

Anonymous,  January 10, 2011  

my favorite has to be the notebook and sweet novemeber

sm,  January 10, 2011  


Anonymous,  January 11, 2011  

Great list but "Pride and Prejudice" is a classic!!

sm,  January 23, 2011  

sushant jain,,

Anonymous,  February 14, 2011  

Nice list. Somewhere is time didn't make it? You have a different notion of what a romantic movie is.

sm,  February 14, 2011  


Anonymous,  February 14, 2011  

I don't think the person who wrote this actually saw these movie otherwise Lilja 4-Ever would not be on the list. It is one of the most horrifying and brutally depressing movies ever made. I can't fathom how a movie about forced prostitution is in any way romantic. This was the only movie I've ever seen that made me cry and it was most certainly not because it was so romantic. Someone else pointed this out in another comment.

"Lilja 4ever? Really?! The saddest, most true-to-life movie about the sex slave trade ever made? Seriously? Wow."

sm,  February 15, 2011  

Lilja 4ever,,
is true to life movie.
The movie romances with the life, dreams,aspirations of young a boy and young girl.
this is not typical romantic story.
If possible and time permits i will write a review on this movie. Already lot of articles are pending.

Deea February 26, 2011  

I just finished watching the entire list today..most of them I've seen long ago, but there were many that I saw this week, trying to complete the list.
Thank u for posting this list!
Also, if you are as good as choosing romance movies as you are with other types, like comedy and horrors, would you mind posting a list sometime, pretty please?

Anonymous,  February 26, 2011  

Titanic has to be number 1

sm,  February 26, 2011  

thanks for suggestion, will write article new list on suggested movie types

sm,  February 26, 2011  

Titanic is good movie, my fav also.

Anonymous,  March 06, 2011  

why did yall forget "pride and prejudice"?

SM March 07, 2011  

have to limit the list to 50.

Neo March 11, 2011  

you missed some
500 days of summer,Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,life is beautiful
wow these are among my favorites

Kalpana March 11, 2011  

A walk on the Clouds Kenno Reves.. one of my favorite Romantic movies..!

This list is interesting.... :-)

SM March 11, 2011  


Anonymous,  March 16, 2011  

management with jennifer aniston is great

SM March 17, 2011  


Anonymous,  March 20, 2011  

I have to say, Lilja 4 Ever is NOT romantic. It's one of the most depressing movies ever. I think you should AT LEAST mention how she is a victim of human trafficking and how she and her friend kill themselves.

Unknown April 10, 2011  

really good movies, my favorite ones are The Notebook, If Only, A Walk To Remember, The Beauty and the Beast, Tuck Everlasting, and Dear John.

sm,  April 10, 2011  


indusaraisac,  April 12, 2011  

u hav done a really gud job..i hav seen most of them except the really old ones..i also have a suggestion..i think u shud also try including films from other languages like korean, hindi,irani etc..

indusaraisac,  April 12, 2011  

i really think u shud watch some of the following movies..
A Moment To Remember(korean)
If Only
When A Man Loves A Woman
The Illussionist
The Time Travellers Wife

sm April 12, 2011  

thanks for suggestion and suggesting movies to watch for.
I am planning to write on Hindi movies.
Yes thanks i will try to write on other language international movies also.

Anonymous,  April 17, 2011  

Dear John is my all time favourite romantic movie, I can't believe it's not on the list.

Anonymous,  April 23, 2011  

buddy an awesome list that was , it'll really help me kill time in something really gud.. :-)

sm,  April 23, 2011  


Anonymous,  April 25, 2011  

MILLIONAIRES FIRST LOVE is an AWESUM movie...do watch it sm...its like Walk to remember....its korean or chinese i guess...but watch it...starting of the movie is childish but later u realise its worth a watch!!DO WATCH IT...its a beautifully scripted movie...
and heyy thnxx 4 the list...looking forward to watch the movies that i hvnt seen...

garv,  April 25, 2011  

buddy ,,,,,, suggest me a movie lyk "a walk 2 remember" ,,,

n in diz List add a Movie

"millionare's love stry" ,,,,,,,,,, chinese movie bt a ultimate love stry :)

sm,  April 30, 2011  


Romantic Comedies May 06, 2011  

wow, this is one big nice compilation of romantic movies.

missjoy,  May 28, 2011  

a good collection, what a good taste you have,thank you so much.....

sm,  May 28, 2011  

Romantic Comedies,Micca,missjoy,

Anonymous,  June 07, 2011  

u should add "before sunrise" and "before sunset".they are best romantic ever along with notebook

Unknown June 17, 2011  

Some of them are quite good...but If only, (500) days of summer should be in the list. and a walk to remember should be above all.

sm,  June 17, 2011  


phocutrizki June 18, 2011  

i watched all the movie above that u listed love all.try "A Moment To remember" this korean movie will make ur eyes fulfill of the tears

sm,  June 19, 2011  


SM June 28, 2011  


Unknown July 03, 2011  

it seems like all the Bollywood romantic flicks are COPIED ones *disappointed*

SM July 03, 2011  


Unknown September 06, 2011  

Thanks for the list :D

Anonymous,  October 29, 2011  

What about Sleepless in Seattle?
Pretty in Pink?
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet 1968/1996?
What Dreams May Come?
Some Kind of Wonderful?
An Officer and A Gentleman?
An Affair to Remember?
(you might have some of these I can't really remember because I looked at two other lists of films before this)

Srijit December 01, 2011  

you should see "Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind"

Vinoth December 03, 2011  

Thanks for the list

rajiv December 12, 2011  

Thank's for the information

Vikas Shukla December 21, 2011  

one of the best Romantic movie is "Brokeback Mountain" between two cowboy....

Lindsay,  January 10, 2012  

Why are virtually all of these American, and mostly commercial Hollywood fare? Disappointing list.

sm,  January 10, 2012  

Anonymous, thanks.

Without Makeup January 13, 2012  

Great Work on this Movie Post Dear :)

ANULATA RAJ NAIR March 13, 2012  

my favourite is- PS I LOVE YOU

thanks for visiting my blog.

Shrava March 25, 2012  

How come Foresst gump feature in romantic list
its a good moive but not romantic

Marchell April 02, 2012  

Sundays at tiffany's !

abhilash,  April 30, 2012  

As an indian i have to add an indian film but i like to add BARAN directed by Majid Majidi , an iranian film shows how the afghan - nato war affecting the poor people and forced them to do hard labour irrespective of their genre and age.for them romance is sacrifice.
Abhilash Thoms.

Author Swapna Rajput May 02, 2012  

Hi Nice collection, I have seen lots of them...Hanna Montana is bakwas...but other movies are good...
Pretty woman is one of my fav romantic movie...I have seen it more than 25 times :)
You should update it with more Romantic movies-
Just like heaven
The back up plan
No Strings attached
What Happens in Vegas

Author Swapna Rajput May 02, 2012  

Although I am Super straight ;) but I have seen some really cool Lesbian Romantic Movies they are also worth to be in this list like-
I can't think straight
Saving face
The world Unseen

Li May 05, 2012  

The notebook and Titanic were really great films. P.s I love you is my suggestion for your list.

And May 06, 2012  

I have seen quite a few of them and I really like the top 3.

You have here a great blog!
I'm following you now :)

Unknown May 09, 2012  

Nice post. Will be watching pretty woman, city of angels, you've got mail, and when harry met sally- these were the good ones I remembered watching before and love to go over them again.

Thanks for this post!

Diganta kumar sarma May 20, 2012  

I think this movie list is not right.Because there are so many romantic movies that i have seen already.For example The Classic, Daisy,Millioner's first love etc are regarded as all time hit romantic movies

Saru Singhal June 04, 2012  

I can bookmark this and see the ones which I haven't. Thanks for this one!

Alpana Verma August 23, 2012  

Very nice list! thnx

Unknown March 13, 2013  

First time visitor to your site. The list of movies you have chosen is comprehensive. Many of them are all time favourites.I have seen some of them.Good for reference.
BTW thanks for visiting my post..

Anonymous,  March 22, 2015  

Nice collection of romantic movies..i have watched most of it..missed out the old ones..but did watch 'Casablanca' n love it..i like all Nichols Sparks movies..nice work..keep it up..

Packagly October 28, 2022  

I have ever seen a movie like titanic. And music will heal your ears{my heart will go on}.I enjoyed this movie at every part. James direction was awesome and he created a new love which will take everyone's heart.