The Highest Grossing Romantic Drama's Of The 80's And 90

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1.
Titanic (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
2.
Ghost (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic. (127 mins.)
Director: Jerry Zucker
 
3.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him. (139 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
4.
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young man must complete his work at a Navy Flight school to become an aviator, with the help of a tough gunnery sergeant and his new girlfriend. (124 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
5.
The Bodyguard (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to a pop singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President's. (129 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
6.
Indecent Proposal (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A millionaire offers $1,000,000 to a young married couple for a night with the wife. (117 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
7.
Out of Africa (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter. (161 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
8.
City of Angels (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels. (114 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
 
9.
The English Patient (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair. (162 mins.)
 
10.
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse. (170 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
11.
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
12.
Legends of the Fall (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, love and betrayal. (133 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
13.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. (100 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
 
14.
Hope Floats (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Birdee Calvert must choose between her morals and her heart after her husband divorces her and a charming young man, who her daughter disapproves of, comes back into her life. (114 mins.)
Director: Forest Whitaker
 
15.
Far and Away (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young man leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter after some trouble with her father, and they... (140 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
16.
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene. (104 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
 
17.
Message in a Bottle (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A woman discovers a tragic love letter in a bottle on a beach, and is determined to track down its author. (131 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
 
18.
Up Close & Personal (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An ambitious young woman, determined to build a career in TV journalism, gets good advice from her first boss, and they fall in love. (124 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
 
19.
Sommersby (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A farmer's wife begins to suspect that the man in her bed is an impostor after he returns home from the Civil War. (114 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
 
20.
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A married soldier returning from WW2 poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor. (102 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
21.
Urban Cowboy (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Bud is a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar. (132 mins.)
Director: James Bridges
 
22.
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue. (120 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
23.
Meet Joe Black (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Death, who takes the form of a young man, asks a media mogul to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth and in the process he falls in love with his guide's daughter. (178 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
 
24.
Always (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A romantic adventure about a legendary pilot's passion for dare-devil firefighting and his girl. (122 mins.)
 
25.
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. (136 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
26.
The Piano (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. (121 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
27.
For Love of the Game (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A washed up pitcher flashes through his career. (137 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
28.
Dying Young (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job... (111 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
29.
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An emotionally distant writer of travel guides must carry on with his life after his son is killed and his marriage crumbles. (121 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
30.
The Age of Innocence (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin. (139 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
31.
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay... (119 mins.)
Director: Randa Haines
 
32.
Random Hearts (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
After the death of their loved ones in a tragic plane crash Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas find... (133 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
33.
Endless Love (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A high school student's love for a 15-year-old girl is thwarted by parental disapproval, circumstance and accident. (116 mins.)
 
34.
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married... (124 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
35.
Great Expectations (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love. (111 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
36.
Shadowlands (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets a spirited poet from the U.S. (131 mins.)
 
37.
Against All Odds (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A gangster hires an ex-football player to find his girlfriend. When he finds her, they fall in love, and the twists start to appear. (128 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
38.
Shining Through (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An American woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage goes undercover in Nazi Germany. (132 mins.)
Director: David Seltzer
 
39.
A Room with a View (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views... (117 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
40.
Say Anything... (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college. (100 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
41.
Bed of Roses (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Romantic drama about a young career girl who is swept off her feet by a shy florist, who fell in love... (87 mins.)
 
42.
Untamed Heart (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A waitress hardly notices a shy busboy who secretly loves her; until one night she's attacked and he comes to her rescue. From there a relationship sparks but one secret could mean disaster for these fated lovers. (102 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
 
43.
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When Keith goes out with Amanda, the girl of his dreams, Amanda's ex-boyfriend plans to get back at Keith. Meanwhile, Keith's best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith. (95 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
 
44.
Love Affair (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll... (108 mins.)
 
45.
White Palace (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high-flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife... (103 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
 
46.
Mad Love (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
The high-school student Matt Leland lives with his twin brother and sister and his father in a house by the lake... (93 mins.)
Director: Antonia Bird
 
47.
In Love and War (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Reporter Ernest Hemingway is an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I. While bravely risking his life in the line of duty... (113 mins.)
 
48.
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A U.S. Japanese fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures into the trial. So does reporter Ishmael. (127 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
 
49.
The Competition (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete... (123 mins.)
Director: Joel Oliansky
 
50.
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without. (102 mins.)
Director: Iain Softley
 
51.
Vision Quest (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A high school wrestler in Spokane, Washington has trouble focusing on his training regimen when a worldly drifter takes up temporary residence at his home. (107 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
 
52.
Love Jones (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer... (104 mins.)
 
53.
Falling in Love (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives... (106 mins.)
Director: Ulu Grosbard
 
54.
The End of the Affair (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah... (102 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
55.
The Scarlet Letter (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
An affair between a young woman and a pastor has disastrous consequences. (135 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
56.
Somewhere in Time (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to find the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel. (103 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
 
57.
Havana (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Cuba, December 1958: The professional gambler Jack visits Havana to organize a big Poker game. On the ship he meets Roberta and falls in love with her... (144 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
58.
Mr. Jones (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who... (114 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
59.
Mississippi Masala (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes... (118 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
 
60.
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Thrilled by a performance she sees at a fair, Sonora (Gabrielle Anwar) tries to land a spot as a daredevil who rides horses off of high dives... (88 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
 
61.
Before Sunrise (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. (105 mins.)
 
62.
Screen Two (1985 TV Series)
Episode: Persuasion (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded...
 
63.
Jane Eyre (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls... (112 mins.)
 
64.
A Walk on the Moon (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman. (107 mins.)
Director: Tony Goldwyn
 
65.
Fire with Fire (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young woman from a Catholic school and a young man from a nearby prison camp fall in love and must run away together to escape the law, the church and their parents. (103 mins.)
Director: Duncan Gibbins
 
66.
Dangerous Beauty (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft. (111 mins.)
 
67.
Mrs. Soffel (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Peter Soffel is the stuffy warden of a remote American prison around the turn of the century. His wife... (110 mins.)
 
68.
Playing by Heart (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. (121 mins.)
Director: Willard Carroll
 
69.
Breaking the Waves (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another. (159 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
 
70.
Blue Sky (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Jessica Lange stars in a period drama about a family moving to a military base, and she quickly becomes part of a cover-up involving nuclear bomb tests. (101 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
71.
The Man in the Moon (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Rural Louisiana, summer of 1957, Elvis is King. At 14, Dani is coming of age. Her older sister is beautiful... (99 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
72.
Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
In this sequel to The Blue Lagoon, two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become suntanned teenagers in love. (102 mins.)
 
73.
One Night Stand (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Los Angeles advertisement director Max visits his friend, artist Charlie, who was diagnosed with A.I.D.S... (102 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
74.
Washington Square (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Catherine Sloper has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend, but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father... (115 mins.)
 
75.
The Big Town (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves... (109 mins.)
Director: Ben Bolt
 
76.
Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A young female landowner in 1840s Jamaica marries a just-arrived Englishman to avoid losing her property... (98 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
 
77.
China Girl (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A modern day Romeo & Juliet story is told in New York when an Italian boy and a Chinese girl become lovers... (90 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
78.
Déjà Vu (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
L.A. shop owner Dana and Englishman Sean meet and fall in love at first sight, but Sean is married and Dana is to marry her business partner Alex. (117 mins.)
Director: Henry Jaglom
 
79.
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship. (100 mins.)
Director: David Jones
 
80.
Love Field (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett's life revolves around the doings of Jacqueline Kennedy. She is devastated... (102 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
81.
Anna Karenina (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy. (108 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
 
82.
Firelight (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt... (103 mins.)
 
83.
Guinevere (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer. (104 mins.)
Director: Audrey Wells
 
84.
Tom & Viv (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In 1915, T.S. (Tom) Eliot and Vivienne Haigh-Wood elope, but her longstanding gynecological and emotional problems disrupt their planned honeymoon... (125 mins.)
Director: Brian Gilbert
 
85.
Jude (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married... (123 mins.)
 
86.
Swept from the Sea (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century... (115 mins.)
Director: Beeban Kidron
 
87.
Dogfight (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1963, the night before the 18 years old "Birdlace" Eddie and his friends are shipped to Vietnam.... (94 mins.)
Director: Nancy Savoca
 
88.
Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A Protestant WWII pilot and a Jewish girl fall in love in Jerusalem, even though their diverse backgrounds threaten to pull them apart. (95 mins.)
Director: Moshe Mizrahi
 
89.
Niagara, Niagara (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An outsider and a young woman plagued by Tourette's syndrome meet and together journey to Canada. (93 mins.)
Director: Bob Gosse
 
90.
Onegin (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy... (106 mins.)
Director: Martha Fiennes
 
91.
The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West... (114 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
92.
The Only Thrill (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Reece McHenry is a used-clothing store owner and Carol Fitzsimmons is a seamstress working in that store... (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Masterson