The best love stories in film

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1.
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
“ The ultimate romantic comedy. ” - abracafabulous
 
2.
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. (101 mins.)
“ The most romantic plot for a film, quite possibly ever. I want to meet a stranger on a train and walk all night around Vienna. ” - abracafabulous
 
3.
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.)
“ The sequel you didn't think could be just as good, but is. ” - abracafabulous
 
4.
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
“ If you haven't seen this one, what have you been doing with your life? ” - abracafabulous
 
5.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
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Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ One of my favourite books of all time. Not the most faithful adaptation, but incredibly well done. ” - abracafabulous
 
6.
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
“ Heartbreaking, in the best possible way. ” - abracafabulous
 
7.
Sabrina (1954)
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A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her. (113 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Um, hello Audrey? Did you not realize the other brother was Humphrey Bogart? Duh you should end up with him. ” - abracafabulous
 
8.
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
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While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby. (102 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ HILARIOUS from start to finish. Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant make the best team. ” - abracafabulous
 
9.
Gigi (1958)
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Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. (115 mins.)
“ Ignoring the creepy-ness of the opening song, I unashamedly love this musical and its love story. ” - abracafabulous
 
10.
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
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A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars. (118 mins.)
“ Funny movie all around, but you'll fall in love with Ryan Gosling yet again when he's with Emma Stone. ” - abracafabulous
 
11.
The Notebook (2004)
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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. (123 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
“ I dare you not to cry. ” - abracafabulous
 
12.
The Thing Called Love (1993)
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A group of newcomers to the country music business seek love and stardom. (116 mins.)
“ One of River Phoenix's last roles. Sweet love story...but Sandra Bullock is also fantastic. ” - abracafabulous
 
13.
Walk the Line (2005)
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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ I want a love like Johnny and June. ” - abracafabulous
 
14.
Say Anything... (1989)
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A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college. (100 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ JOHN CUSACK. BOOMBOX. You know what I'm talking about. ” - abracafabulous
 
15.
True Romance (1993)
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In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine - the Mob - track them down in an attempt to reclaim it. (120 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ Yeah they don't exactly have great moral compasses, but they truly love each other? ” - abracafabulous
 
16.
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.)
“ Romeo and Juliet, musical style. Lots of fighting, dance-style. ” - abracafabulous
 
17.
Reckless (1984)
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Rebellious football player Johnny falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backgrounds; she's from a comfortable well off family... (90 mins.)
Director: James Foley
“ In a town ripped straight out of a Bruce Springsteen song, bad boy Aidan Quinn seduces cheerleader Daryl Hannah and things get steamy. ” - abracafabulous
 
18.
Fire with Fire (1986)
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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
“ A plot that could only have been whipped up in the 80's... boy from detention centre meets girl from catholic boarding school...they fall in love and run away. ” - abracafabulous
 
19.
The Princess Bride (1987)
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While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ As you wish. ” - abracafabulous
 
20.
Roman Holiday (1953)
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A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ Audrey Hepburn! Need I say more? ” - abracafabulous
 
21.
The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
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After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where me meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did... (90 mins.)
Director: Hal Hartley
“ An acquired taste...but irresistible plot. ” - abracafabulous
 
22.
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
“ Tragic period love story. Why not watch it a million times, obsess over it, and cry? ” - abracafabulous
 
23.
East of Eden (1955)
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A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend. (115 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ James Dean's best role. Fantastic chemistry between Dean and Harris. ” - abracafabulous
 
24.
Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)
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Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves. (134 mins.)
Director: Trevor Nunn
“ There's something about the whole
"girl dresses as guy but straight guy is still attracted to her and he doesn't know why" thing that just screams true love to me. ” - abracafabulous
 
25.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
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A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does. (97 mins.)
Director: Gil Junger
“ Classic revamping of Shakespeare's play. Heath Ledger is irresistible. ” - abracafabulous
 
26.
Valley Girl (1983)
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Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love... (99 mins.)
Director: Martha Coolidge
“ Adorable and so 80's. ” - abracafabulous
 
27.
Benny & Joon (1993)
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A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton. (98 mins.)
“ This movie is funny and warm and all around great. But Johnny Depp's Sam's love for Joon is the best part. ” - abracafabulous
 
28.
What's Your Number? (2011)
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A woman looks back at the past nineteen men she's had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love. (106 mins.)
Director: Mark Mylod
“ Guilty pleasure. I just loved the romance between Chris Evans and Anna Faris. ” - abracafabulous
 
29.
Dead Again (1991)
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An amnesiac and a private eye find they might have a past life connection. (107 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ Reincarnation is a recipe for true love. ” - abracafabulous
 
30.
Clueless (1995)
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A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way. (97 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
“ An adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. I'm pretty much obligated to love it. ” - abracafabulous
 
31.
Bridesmaids (2011)
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Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. (125 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
“ I want a cute cop to take home. ” - abracafabulous