My Favorite Romances- Old and New

As a hopeless romantic, I've seen a lot of romance movies. These are some of the better ones I've seen. If there's anything I don't have on here that you think I should see let me know.
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1.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
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A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ Unrequited love, missed opportunities, and misunderstandings; all set against a dramatic backdrop with compelling characters. ” - funnygurl
 
2.
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
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The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution. (197 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ Epic tale of love, war, and adultery. ” - funnygurl
 
3.
Titanic (1997)
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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
“ Despite some corny dialogue this never fails to make me cry. ” - funnygurl
 
4.
Far and Away (1992)
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A young man leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter after some trouble with her father, and they... (140 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ This has its flaws but overall it was enjoyable and sweet. ” - funnygurl
 
5.
Australia (2008)
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Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand. (165 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ Underrated. US critics bashed it and audiences more or less ignored it. But give it a chance and it's an entertaining story set in a stunningly beautiful place. It's also a big budget epic romance between two "older" (ie not teenage/early 20's) characters ” - funnygurl
 
6.
Atonement (2007)
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Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. (123 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ I loved the novel and while I have my problems with this as an adaptation, as a film, it's stunning. ” - funnygurl
 
7.
Cold Mountain (2003)
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In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart. (154 mins.)
“ I found Renee Zelewegger's character to be very annoying here. Or maybe it was her (Oscar winning) performance. But fortunately I enjoyed the rest of the movie enough to overlook it. ” - funnygurl
 
8.
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
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Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One. (133 mins.)
“ At first it seems like Audrey Tautou's character, Mathilde, is in a state of denial that borders on delusion. But as the film progresses you realize that her convition is not so much denial but rather faith, both in the man she loves and love itself. ” - funnygurl
 
9.
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
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During World War I, believing her fiancé to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution. (108 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ Weepie set during and after WWI. A remake of a 1931 film of the same name. Both are worth watching. ” - funnygurl
 
10.
Random Harvest (1942)
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An amnesiac World War I vet falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-War life. (126 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ True love, war, amnesia all wrapped up in a very sweet movie. ” - funnygurl
 
11.
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
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A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution. (102 mins.)
Director: Henry King
“ I'm a sucker for "forbidden" love and in this case the romance is taboo on racial and marital grounds. ” - funnygurl
 
12.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
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A young girl separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision. (91 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
“ Achingly beautiful French musical romance ” - funnygurl
 
13.
Sayonara (1957)
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A US air force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer. (147 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
“ Two people overcome their own racial and national prejudices to find love. ” - funnygurl
 
14.
The World of Suzie Wong (1960)
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Robert Lomax, tired of working in an office, wants to be an artist. So he moves to Hong Kong to try his hand at painting... (126 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
“ The depiction of Suzie's character is problematic on racial and feminist grounds. But I appriciated the depicition of love overcoming not only race, but also social taboos, class distinction, and age difference. ” - funnygurl
 
15.
Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)
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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
“ I'm not used to seeing Tom Hanks in a romantic drama like this, but I found him believable as a WWII pilot who falls for a Jewish girl from a religious family, while stationed in the middle east. ” - funnygurl
 
16.
Swept from the Sea (1997)
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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
“ Two outcasts find a home with each other ” - funnygurl
 
17.
The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)
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John Truscott goes to Borneo to work with the Iban. He reports to Henry Bullard, who gives him a "sleeping... (109 mins.)
Director: Guy Jenkin
“ Jessica Alba was somewhat miscast here, but I love Hugh Dancy and this film about a romance and culture clash. ” - funnygurl
 
18.
Partition (2007)
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During the turmoil and violence of Partition, a Sikh ex-soldier, haunted by war, offers shelter to a young Muslim woman who has been separated from her family. (116 mins.)
Director: Vic Sarin
“ A forbidden love story with two lovers on the opposite sides of a conflict. Gotta love it! ” - funnygurl
 
19.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
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A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation. (105 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ The Beauty and the Beast romance fits perfectly with this modern fairy tale. ” - funnygurl
 
20.
West Side Story (1961)
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Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. (152 mins.)
“ Probably my all time favorite musical. ” - funnygurl
 
21.
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
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When two young members of feuding families meet, forbidden love ensues. (138 mins.)
“ A beautiful, faithfully done film. ” - funnygurl
 
22.
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
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Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue. (120 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ In some ways I like this one even better. It's original, innovative, but still faithful. ” - funnygurl
 
23.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources. (127 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ This story has been told in other forms, on film (as "Camille") and operatically (as "La Traviata") to name a few. But this is probably the most... unique version. There's no restraint here: it's like a visual, musical explosion of romance and passion. ” - funnygurl
 
24.
All That Heaven Allows (1955)
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An upper-class widow falls in love with a much younger, down-to-earth nurseryman, much to the disapproval of her children and criticism of her country club peers. (89 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
“ This depicts forbidden love: not in a life/death situation but rather a love that's frowned upon by social groups and what sacrifices you are willing to make to pursue that relationship anyway (the respect your children, acceptance of your peers). ” - funnygurl
 
25.
Brief Encounter (1945)
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Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband. (86 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ Restrained and heartbreaking ” - funnygurl
 
26.
Strangers When We Meet (1960)
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A suburban architect loves his wife but is bored with his marriage and with his work, so he takes up with the neglected, married beauty who lives down the street. (117 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
“ While I'm very against adultery in real life, it can make for a good film. Like this one, about two soulmates who meet after they're already married to other people, and have children. ” - funnygurl
 
27.
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
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A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness. (124 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ Two teens who are meant to be together but are kept apart by well meaning parents who want other things for their children. ” - funnygurl
 
28.
Stealing Heaven (1988)
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Abelard, a respected philosopher and teacher in 12th-century Paris, is hired to tutor the intelligent and beautiful Heloise... (115 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
“ As far as I'm aware this is the only film made about the love story of Abelard and Heloise. Let me know if there's another one! ” - funnygurl
 
29.
Lovespell (1981)
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The classic Arthurian tale of tragic love. In medieval times, Lord of Cornwall decides to marry an Irish princess Isolde. However, his most loyal knight Tristan becomes bewitched by her beauty and they fall hopelessly in love. (91 mins.)
Director: Tom Donovan
“ Story of Tristan and Isolde ” - funnygurl
 
30.
Tristan + Isolde (2006)
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An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers. (125 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
“ Another, very different, take on the Tristan and Isolde story. ” - funnygurl
 
31.
Camille (1936)
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A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail. (109 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ The classic tale of the dying hooker with a heart of gold, and the man who loves her. ” - funnygurl
 
32.
Portrait of Jennie (1948)
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A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist. (86 mins.)
“ Two lovers seperated by time in this romantic fantasy ” - funnygurl
 
33.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
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In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted...and forms a unique relationship with the ghost. (104 mins.)
“ This movie has a whimsical plot- a woman falls in love with the ghost who haunts her house- but it's more poignant than that. ” - funnygurl
 
34.
Ghost (1990)
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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
“ Death was just an inconvenience for these guys! Hardly insurmountable. ” - funnygurl
 
35.
Somewhere in Time (1980)
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A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to find the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel. (103 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
“ This may be my favorite in the "time travel romance" genre. ” - funnygurl
 
36.
The Red Shoes (1948)
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A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. (134 mins.)
“ The eternal conflict between love and art. ” - funnygurl
 
37.
Marty (1955)
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A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love meet at a dance and fall for each other. (90 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
“ Two plain looking people fall in love. Their problems aren't extraordinary, but they keep you rivited wanting to know if they'll make it. ” - funnygurl
 
38.
Same Time, Next Year (1978)
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A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they... (119 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ A man and a woman, both happily married to other people, meet in a cabin on the same weekend each year. We see them develop together over the course of several decades. Is their relationship limited by spending so little time together, by not being a regular part of each other's lives? Or is it perfect just the way it is? ” - funnygurl
 
39.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
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When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ I think that you can see this movie as happy or sad depending on how you see relationships and love in general. I've always taken it as ultimately postive: if two people truely love each other, they can split up, they can even erase each other from memory, but they will always find their way back to one another and try again. ” - funnygurl
 
40.
Code 46 (2003)
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A futuristic Brief Encounter, this is a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility. (93 mins.)
“ Sort of a futuristic, sci-fi remake "Brief Encounter" about a genetically doomed romance. Less restrained but still heartbreaking. ” - funnygurl
 
41.
Never Let Me Go (2010)
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The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood. (103 mins.)
Director: Mark Romanek
“ Heartbreaking doomed futuristic romance. ” - funnygurl
 
42.
The Lake House (2006)
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A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late. (99 mins.)
“ Fantasy romance film with lovers seperated by time and united by place. ” - funnygurl
 
43.
Before Sunrise (1995)
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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.)
“ Two people meet and spend one night walking and chatting. They rarely agree on things, yet somehow we, the audience, know they belong together. ” - funnygurl
 
44.
Before Sunset (2004)
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Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour. (80 mins.)
“ A sequel that actually does justice to the original! ” - funnygurl
 
45.
Once (2007)
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A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story. (85 mins.)
Director: John Carney
“ Sometimes people can't get it together in real life and can only express their love via art. Beautiful music in this one too. ” - funnygurl
 
46.
Happy Accidents (2000)
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Ruby Weaver has man trouble: she tries to fix them, so she's stuck herself with a string of losers. Her current lover... (110 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
“ Sci-fi romcom that poses the fate vs free will question. ” - funnygurl
 
47.
It's All About Love (2003)
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It's All About Love is the story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse... (104 mins.)
“ This one definitely requires an open mind. Leave your cynicism at the door, suspend your expectations about how a narrative should unfold, and just be willing to go where it takes you. ” - funnygurl
 
48.
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
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A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner. (105 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
“ I think in some ways this is more about longing for love than love itself, and that longing uniting two people. ” - funnygurl
 
49.
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
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Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. (96 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ I've always thought it was beautiful to watch a romance bloom from a friendship. ” - funnygurl
 
50.
Moonstruck (1987)
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Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry. (102 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ Letting go of the practical and giving in to the romantic. ” - funnygurl
 
51.
Kate & Leopold (2001)
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Kate and her actor brother live in N.Y. in the 21st Century. Her ex-boyfriend, Stuart, lives above her apartment... (118 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ From an objective point of view there's nothing great in this movie, but it puts me in a good mood whenever I watch it. ” - funnygurl
 
52.
Mississippi Masala (1991)
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An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes... (118 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
“ Interracial romance ” - funnygurl
 
53.
Liar's Moon (1982)
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A poor kid elopes with a banker's daughter. (106 mins.)
Director: David Fisher
“ I caught this on TV late on night when I couldn't sleep and was surprised that it was actually an enjoyable tale of small town star crossed lovers and family secrets. ” - funnygurl
 
54.
Endless Love (1981)
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A high school student's love for a 15-year-old girl is thwarted by parental disapproval, circumstance and accident. (116 mins.)
“ Young (obsessive) love taken to extremes. ” - funnygurl
 
55.
Torn Apart (1990)
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An epic love story set against the backdrop of Middle East turmoil. (96 mins.)
Director: Jack Fisher
“ A Romeo and Juliet-eque tale set in the middle east ” - funnygurl
 
56.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
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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
“ Dancing allows a sheltered but idealistic young woman, to fall in love with a man very different from anyone from her world, and to stand up for her beliefs. ” - funnygurl
 
57.
One Day (2011)
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After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day. (107 mins.)
Director: Lone Scherfig
“ I love depictions of relationships that develop over time. This one follows a man and a woman on the same day over the course of twenty years, as they realize that belong together. ” - funnygurl
 
58.
The Age of Innocence (1993)
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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
“ The conflict between social obligation and true love. I think of this as one of the most repressed romances I've ever seen, where a single look or gesture, conveys tremendous passion. ” - funnygurl
 
59.
Camila (1984)
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In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao... (107 mins.)
“ Based on a true story from Argentina ” - funnygurl
 
60.
Bright Star (2009)
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The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life. (119 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
“ A true story of a poet and his muse ” - funnygurl
 
61.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
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Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead, unaware her captor to be an enchanted prince. (84 mins.)
“ Tale as old as time... ” - funnygurl
 
62.
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
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A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her. (96 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
“ Jean Cocteau's stunning take on the fairy tale ” - funnygurl
 
63.
If Only (2004)
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It takes a tragedy to teach the young businessman Ian to put love ahead of work and open up to his musician girlfriend Samantha. (92 mins.)
Director: Gil Junger
“ I'm not usually the biggest fan of Jennifer Love Hewitt but this was a lovely movie. ” - funnygurl
 
64.
The Clock (1945)
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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... (90 mins.)
“ Judy Garland was talented in nonmusical roles too! ” - funnygurl
 
65.
Love Me If You Dare (2003)
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A love story between two psychopaths that turns into a dare-or-not-dare game. (93 mins.)
Director: Yann Samuell
“ Bizarrely beautiful French romance ” - funnygurl
 
66.
Anna and the King (1999)
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The story of the romance between the King of Siam and widowed British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, during the 1860s. (148 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
“ I love "The King and I". This is the same story, but it focuses on the romantic aspect more: how two very different people, from two very different worlds, find common ground, respect, and love. ” - funnygurl
 
67.
Two for the Road (1967)
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A couple in the south of France non-sequentially spin down the highways of infidelity in their troubled ten-year marriage. (111 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
“ Another story of a married couple over time: the good times and the bad. We see them meet, have their honeymoon, travel with their child, travel separately and together over the years, all while on road trips. The different episodes from their life are presented in a nonlinear fashion- sort of like the way that memory isn't linear. ” - funnygurl
 
68.
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
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An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in. (91 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ Against the backdrop of the great depression, an elderly couple is kicked out of their house, and forced to live apart due their children's selfishness. Orson Wells said that this movie "would make a stone cry". It's quite possible. In fact I defy you to watch the final scene at the train station without tearing up! ” - funnygurl
 
69.
Pride and Prejudice (1995 Mini-Series)
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Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart. (327 mins.)
“ I far prefer this miniseries to most of the big screen adaptations. ” - funnygurl
 
70.
Jane Eyre (2006 Mini-Series)
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A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever. (230 mins.)
“ Jane Eyre has been sucessfully adapted for film and television many times. This particalar adaptation is actually a TV miniseries but is one of my favorites. ” - funnygurl
 
71.
Emma (1996)
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In rural 1800s England things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman. (120 mins.)
Director: Douglas McGrath
“ I've always seen Gwenyth Paltrow as being rather Emma-like, so this was inspired casting as far as I'm concerned! ” - funnygurl
 
72.
A Room with a View (1985)
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When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views... (117 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ Pure romance, Merchant-Ivory style. ” - funnygurl
 
73.
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
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Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer. (206 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ A lesser known David Lean epic. ” - funnygurl
 
74.
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
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A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building. (115 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ The romantic adventures and misadventures of socialite Holly Golightly and the man who loves her. ” - funnygurl
 
75.
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
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When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. (112 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ How can you not love Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, screwball comedy, and romance? ” - funnygurl
 
76.
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
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Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal. (99 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ This story has been done on film many times: two people who dislike each other in real life, fall in love from afar. ” - funnygurl
 
77.
You've Got Mail (1998)
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Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet. (119 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
“ A modernization of "The Shop Around the Corner". ” - funnygurl
 
78.
The Awful Truth (1937)
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Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance. (91 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ Cary Grant and Irene Dunne are a married couple going through a rough patch. They file for divorce and then fall comically back in love. ” - funnygurl
 
79.
Love Actually (2003)
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Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. (135 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
“ Several love stories, some funny, some serious, all in one. ” - funnygurl
 
80.
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
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A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary. (97 mins.)
Director: Sharon Maguire
“ A modernization of "Pride and Prejudice" ” - funnygurl
 
81.
It Happened One Night (1934)
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A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ This storyline has been done in many movies since this was made. But rarely with this much charm. ” - funnygurl
 
82.
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
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A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. (94 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ Aussie comedy with great dancing and a Cinderella style romance ” - funnygurl
 
83.
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
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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
“ A near perfect adaptation of the novel. ” - funnygurl
 
84.
Magnificent Obsession (1954)
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When churlish, spoiled rich man Bob Merrick foolishly wrecks his speed boat, the rescue team resuscitates... (108 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
“ If you describe the plot on its own it sounds absurd. But in the movie it totally works. ” - funnygurl
 
85.
Charade (1963)
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Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust? (113 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
“ Romance, comedy, and mystery all done with great style. ” - funnygurl
 
86.
An Affair to Remember (1957)
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A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? (119 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ This story has been made and remade several times. This is my favorite version. ” - funnygurl
 
87.
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
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A Chicago librarian has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, creating complications in his marriage. (107 mins.)
“ Far from perfect adaptation of the novel, but since I was one of the few people who didn't adore the novel, I'm OK with the film version. ” - funnygurl
 
88.
The Rainmaker (1956)
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Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as... (121 mins.)
Director: Joseph Anthony
“ An "old maid" faces the choice between two very different men. One lives in town and is afraid to make a move because of bad experiences in the past. The other is a drifter who claims he can end the drought that the is making everyone suffer. ” - funnygurl
 
89.
Of Love and Shadows (1994)
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Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco... (103 mins.)
Director: Betty Kaplan
“ A love affair open up the eyes of a sheltered young woman to government atrocities. ” - funnygurl
 
90.
The Painted Veil (2006)
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A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife. (125 mins.)
Director: John Curran
“ A story of an unhappy wife, learning to love her husband agaist the backdrop of a cholera outbreak. Stunning scenery and great acting in this treat. ” - funnygurl
 
91.
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
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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
“ This adaptation of John Fowles' novel features two parallel storylines: a socially outcast woman falls in love with a man in Victorian England, meanwhile in modern times two actors making a film of that story, have an affair. ” - funnygurl
 
92.
North & South (2004 Mini-Series)
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton. (58 mins.)
“ Technically a TV miniseries rather than a movie. But who cares really? ” - funnygurl
 
93.
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
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In a forgotten Mexico Tita and Pedro fall in love, but are forbidden to marry. Mama Elena sees Tita's role as her caretaker for life... (105 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
“ Love, food, and a touch of magic. ” - funnygurl
 
94.
Splash (1984)
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A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is. (111 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Magic, romance, and new york city. What more do you need? ” - funnygurl
 
95.
Circle of Friends (1995)
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'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone... (103 mins.)
Director: Pat O'Connor
“ Very different from the novel it's based on, but the differences work in the context of the film. ” - funnygurl
 
96.
Return to Me (2000)
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A man who falls in love with the woman who received his wife's heart must decide which woman it is who holds his heart. (115 mins.)
Director: Bonnie Hunt
“ A widower falls in love with a woman. However, he is confused when he learns that she was the recepient of his late wife's heart. ” - funnygurl
 
97.
Girl on the Bridge (1999)
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It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows... (90 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
“ Love and luck are tied together. ” - funnygurl
 
98.
Penelope (2006)
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A modern romantic tale about a young aristocratic heiress born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love with "one who will love her faithfully." (104 mins.)
Director: Mark Palansky
“ Sort of a reverse Beauty and the Beast love story. But also a story about learning to love yourself. ” - funnygurl
 
99.
The White Countess (2005)
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Set in 1930s Shanghai, where a blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee who works odd -- and sometimes illicit -- jobs to support members of her dead husband's aristocratic family. (135 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ Two people who have lost someone they love to violence in the past, meet up in a turbulent place and time. Will they take the risk of falling in love- and losing someone again? ” - funnygurl
 
100.
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.)
“ An emotionally damaged woman must find the strength to open herself up to the prospect of love with a widower. ” - funnygurl