Top 40 romantic films you watch over and over again

by muslimska | created - 22 Sep 2012 | updated - 23 Sep 2012 | Public

I am not romantic, but I want the suspension before a romance. That is why I set up this list. These are my favourite romantic films I watch over and over again.

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1. Something Borrowed (2011)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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36 Metascore

Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiancé.

Director: Luke Greenfield | Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, John Krasinski

Votes: 51,372 | Gross: $39.05M

You cannot get enough of this movie. Dex is so hot and Rachel so ordinary.

2. The Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | 138 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black

Votes: 200,554 | Gross: $63.22M

Even though this has been my favourite movie for a long time, it has now fallen down a little bit on my favourite list.

3. Life as We Know It (2010)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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39 Metascore

Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.

Director: Greg Berlanti | Stars: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas, Alexis Clagett

Votes: 104,849 | Gross: $53.37M

It is not a very hot and sexy movie, but it has the "it" in it. That is why I watch this movie over and over again.

4. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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53 Metascore

A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

Votes: 435,559 | Gross: $81.00M

When I first watched this movie I both cried, held my breath and smiled. And I want to watch this movie again and again and again.

5. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,650,468 | Gross: $292.58M

It is a very intrigued movie with lot of suspense. That is why you cannot but feel the spark between some of the couples... A great movie, great actors, great suspense, simply great.

6. Veronica Mars (2004–2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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After her best friend is murdered and her father is removed as county sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra

Votes: 58,066

A very cool, hot and warm TV series.

7. Wimbledon (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.3
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59 Metascore

A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau, Sam Neill

Votes: 54,486 | Gross: $17.00M

A very hot film

8. P.S. I Love You (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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39 Metascore

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr., Lisa Kudrow

Votes: 181,507 | Gross: $53.70M

I very sad movie so prepare a lot of paper tissues before watching this romantic film.

9. Simply Irresistible (1999)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.3
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27 Metascore

A magical crab works wonders for a terrible chef's culinary skills, leading her towards the man of her dreams.

Director: Mark Tarlov | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean Patrick Flanery, Patricia Clarkson, Dylan Baker

Votes: 12,047 | Gross: $4.39M

If you didn't like to cook before, you will certainly do it now.

10. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

Votes: 95,047 | Gross: $32.54M

I would like to watch this film over and over again, but I haven't for a long time! A good movie.

11. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

8.1
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69 Metascore

The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen

Votes: 817,486 | Gross: $70.10M

Even though this is not the typical kind of romantic movie, I consider it a passionate love story of the main character and Bill.

12. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

8.0
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83 Metascore

The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 561,536 | Gross: $66.21M

13. Reality Bites (1994)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Gen X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn

Votes: 38,996 | Gross: $20.98M

If you like passionate love stories, this is one!

14. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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66 Metascore

Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively

Votes: 48,032 | Gross: $39.01M

Four sisters and four destinies. The most interesting is that of Lena.

15. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 691,271 | Gross: $170.74M

This is not a typical romantic movie, but I consider this a great love between the "beautiful mind" and his wife!

16. The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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61 Metascore

Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships -- both old and new -- begin to resemble 21st century versions of her novels.

Director: Robin Swicord | Stars: Kathy Baker, Hugh Dancy, Amy Brenneman, Maria Bello

Votes: 22,977 | Gross: $3.57M

This is a film with lot of romances and happy endings for both married, singles and divorced.

17. Vanilla Sky (2001)

R | 136 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

6.9
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45 Metascore

A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell

Votes: 220,222 | Gross: $100.61M

A very tragic and passionate love life of the main character Tom Cruise!

18. Minority Report (2002)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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80 Metascore

In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow

Votes: 434,862 | Gross: $132.07M

This is not a typical love story, but rather a great love story between a husband and his wife!

19. Far and Away (1992)

PG-13 | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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49 Metascore

A young Irish couple flee to the States, but subsequently struggle to obtain land and prosper freely.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky

Votes: 51,304 | Gross: $58.88M

This is a dream story in many ways.

20. Dangerous Minds (1995)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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47 Metascore

An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Robin Bartlett

Votes: 41,291 | Gross: $84.92M

Even though this isn't a classic romantic movie, I consider this being a romantic movie, because the teacher falls in love with her students, all of them, and they in her.

21. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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74 Metascore

A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz

Votes: 56,334 | Gross: $34.70M

A very passionate love story, or rather love stories! Don't watch it!

22. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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74 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Votes: 871,735 | Gross: $0.66M

Classic love story! Have been watching it for a decade!

23. Pride and Prejudice (1995)

TV-PG | 327 min | Drama, Romance

9.0
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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.

Stars: Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Susannah Harker, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 60,336

Can't stop watching this movie and it is like I have never seen it before - it gets better every time.

24. Love Actually (2003)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney

Votes: 350,122 | Gross: $59.70M

One of these love stories in this movie is the best one. Do you know which one I am talking about?

25. The Ugly Truth (2009)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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28 Metascore

A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Bree Turner, Eric Winter

Votes: 177,681 | Gross: $88.92M

Can't say that this is the best one, but a funny one.

26. 50 First Dates (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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48 Metascore

Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin

Votes: 286,106 | Gross: $120.91M

If you have seen it 50 times, you only want to watch the end, but sometimes that is enough...

27. Definitely, Maybe (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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59 Metascore

A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.

Director: Adam Brooks | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin, An Nguyen

Votes: 136,216 | Gross: $31.97M

Can't say that I am surprised about the end, but it was funny to watch this movie.

28. 27 Dresses (2008)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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47 Metascore

After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man she's secretly in love with.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman, Brian Kerwin

Votes: 134,735 | Gross: $76.81M

Not so hot, then a little bit, then only good feelings.

29. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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45 Metascore

Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Kathryn Hahn

Votes: 174,229 | Gross: $105.81M

The best part is... a lot!

30. While You Were Sleeping (1995)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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67 Metascore

A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle

Votes: 77,790 | Gross: $81.06M

Not passionate, but I love to watch this one over and over again.

31. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 174 min | Biography, Drama, Family

8.0
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A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 163,544 | Gross: $163.21M

One of my favourites really. A charming, loving movie. You must watch this if you love romantic movies.

32. In Her Shoes (2005)

PG-13 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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60 Metascore

Strait-laced Rose breaks off relations with her party girl sister, Maggie, over an indiscretion involving Rose's boyfriend. The chilly atmosphere is broken with the arrival of Ella, the grandmother neither sister knew existed.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine, Anson Mount

Votes: 54,502 | Gross: $32.88M

This is perhaps not a love story I want to watch over and over again, but the story about how you start loving yourself!

33. The Accidental Husband (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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When talk radio host Emma Lloyd advises one of her listeners to break up with her boyfriend, the jilted ex sets about getting his revenge.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Justina Machado, Colin Firth

Votes: 20,727

I can't say that this is a great love story, but it is a funny one and the "accidental husband" is also great"

34. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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77 Metascore

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Anthony Lucero, Andy Romano

Votes: 22,869 | Gross: $11.54M

I have a feeling that this is a very hot movie. I have seen it and want to see it again... but it was a long time ago, and the feeling is still there.

35. Ghost (1990)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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52 Metascore

After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.

Director: Jerry Zucker | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn

Votes: 166,272 | Gross: $217.63M

Have the paper tissues close to you!

36. Another Cinderella Story (2008 Video)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Music

5.9
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A guy who danced with what could be the girl of his dreams at a valentine mascarade ball only has one hint at her identity: the Zune she left behind as she rushed home in order to make her ... See full summary »

Director: Damon Santostefano | Stars: Selena Gomez, Drew Seeley, Jane Lynch, Katharine Isabelle

Votes: 22,003

Not for adults, but a charming end and great dance!

37. A Walk to Remember (2002)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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35 Metascore

The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 176,337 | Gross: $41.23M

Even though I kind of don't want to watch this movie again, because it is so sad at the end, it shows the most perfect love. A must watch, at least once.

38. Medium (2005–2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Suburban mom Allison DuBois attempts to balance family life with solving mysteries using her special gift. The dead send her visions of their deaths or other crimes while she sleeps.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Jake Weber, Sofia Vassilieva

Votes: 22,592

I love to watch the relationship between the main character in this movie and her husband.

39. Marry Me (2010– )

169 min | Romance

6.8
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A social worker (Lucy Liu) with aspirations of a fairytale romance is torn between three suitors, who have proposed to her.

Stars: Lucy Liu, Steven Pasquale, Bobby Cannavale, Enrique Murciano

Votes: 984

a great love story - and ordinary - and passionate

40. Torchwood (2006–2011)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen, Gareth David-Lloyd

Votes: 35,142

john barrowman is so hot!