Top 10 Romantic movies

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Sometimes you just want to stay at home and watch a classic romantic movie, whether you’re snuggling up on the couch with your loved one – or just need some comfort viewing on your own, here’s a list of movies to try.

Romantic movies: CasablancaCasablanca (1942)

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 it. He meets his former lover at his own bar and things begin to get complicated.

 

Romantic movies: Gone with the windGone with the Wind (1939)

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 a simple tale of selfishness and love.

 

Romantic movies: The notebookThe Notebook (2004)

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 fell in love some 50 or 60 years ago.

 

Romantic movies: TitanicTitanic (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.

 

Romantic movies: The Philedelphia StoryThe Philadelphia Story (1940)

Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Romance
MPAA rating: PG
Director: George Cukor
Actors: Cary Grant, James Stewart, John Howard
Plot: A woman who is about to remarry encounters her rich ex-husband and a reporter who try and woo her as she finds out her true self.

 

Romantic movies: Eternal Sunshine of a spotless mindEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Language: English
Genre: Romance
MPAA rating: R
Director: Michel Gondry
Actors: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood
Plot: Two people who meet by chance decide that they have had enough of each other and try to erase one another from their minds with a new procedure.

 

Romantic movies: Doctor zhivagoDoctor Zhivago (1965)

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: David Lean
Actors: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Rod Steiger
Plot: During the Russian revolution a Russian Doctor falls for a political activist’s wife even though he himself is married. They are separated and reunited many times while they suffer hardships.

 

Romantic movies: harold and MaudeHarold and Maude (1971)

Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Romance
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Hal Ashby
Actors: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles
Plot: A dying old woman obsessed with living and a living young boy obsessed with dying meet to form a bond that can’t be broken.

 

Romantic movies: Roman HolidayRoman 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.

 

Romantic movies: AmelieAmélie ( Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain, Le ) (2001)

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.

A list of the best romantic movies is always subjective, but this is as good a place as any to start!

This article was originally featured on Film Crave

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