Movies of Love

by johngdow | created - 29 Jun 2013 | updated - 21 Sep 2013 | Public

Love does not always mean romance. Love is also choice and sacrifice. What do you value more? Your life, their life, your dream, their dream, your duty, their duty. Do you see possessions and relationships as power or responsibility? What do you love? The answer is in a question. What do you protect?

You will notice the lack of modern Hollywood movies. there is only one so far in this list. I challenge people to suggest more to me.

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1. An Affair to Remember (1957)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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?

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Neva Patterson

Votes: 23,931

Is love bigger than the easy empty way of life?

2. The Power and the Prize (1956)

Approved | 98 min | Drama

6.1
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This melodrama starring Robert Taylor and Burl Ives was directed by Henry Koster. An American business executive working in England wants to marry European refugee Elizabeth Mueller, but he... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elisabeth Müller, Burl Ives, Charles Coburn

Votes: 242

This movie is very hard to find. Some times it come on Turner Classic Movies,TCM. Have yet to see it any where else

Is Love bigger than ambition?

3. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Not Rated | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Teresa Wright

Votes: 45,160 | Gross: $23.65M

is love bigger than time?

4. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)

Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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A breathtaking, goose flesh igniting, awe inspiring love journey of an ordinary man Suri and his 'total opposite' love Taani.

Director: Aditya Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma Kohli, Vinay Pathak, M.K. Raina

Votes: 36,398 | Gross: $2.07M

Is love bigger than pain

5. My Fair Lady (2009– )

Comedy, Romance

7.0
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My Fair Lady" centers around Hye-na Kang (Yoon Eun-Hye), an heiress to the Kang-san Group and owner of the palace known as "Lady Castle." She lives with her servants as her parents died in ... See full summary »

Stars: Seok-hyeon Hwang, Il-Woo Jung, Chae-won Moon, Sang-Hyun Yoon

Votes: 304

Is love bigger than pain and low self worth?

6. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 312,275 | Gross: $7.27M

Love bigger than self desire?

7. Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)

Passed | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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The misadventures of a group of diverse guests at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson

Votes: 807

Love bigger than self desire and Death?

8. Vivah (2006)

Not Rated | 160 min | Drama, Family, Musical

6.6
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Poonam, a traditionally brought-up young woman, is to marry Prem, a groom chosen by her uncle. Poonam and Prem's faith and love are to be tested however, when an accident occurs and Poonam might be scarred for life.

Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Amrita Rao, Anupam Kher, Alok Nath

Votes: 7,478

Love bigger than tragedy?

9. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Not Rated | 181 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.2
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When Raj meets Simran in Europe, it isn't love at first sight but when Simran moves to India for an arranged marriage, love makes its presence felt.

Director: Aditya Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal

Votes: 52,035

Love bigger than you?

10. Deja Vu (2006)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.0
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59 Metascore

After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer

Votes: 260,274 | Gross: $64.04M

family warning.

Love bigger than your own life?

11. And Now Tomorrow (1944)

86 min | Drama

7.0
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Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Alan Ladd, Loretta Young, Susan Hayward, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 254

true love or cowards loves?

12. Spellbound (1945)

Not Rated | 111 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 36,061 | Gross: $7.00M

Love big enough to face danger and possible shame?

13. Sabrina (1954)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden

Votes: 48,849

love bigger than self desire?

14. Along Came Jones (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.6
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A good-natured saddle tramp traveling with his sidekick, is mistaken for a ruthless outlaw with a price on his head.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, William Demarest, Dan Duryea

Votes: 1,423

Love big enough to protect an win?

15. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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63 Metascore

A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancé.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton

Votes: 32,117 | Gross: $56.70M

Love and Fear or Love and Faith?

16. Jab We Met (2007)

Not Rated | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A depressed wealthy businessman finds his life changing after he meets a spunky and care-free young woman.

Director: Imtiaz Ali | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tarun Arora, Dara Singh

Votes: 37,112 | Gross: $0.41M

Love what is best for person above all self desire and will fight with them or for them so they can have a happy life.

17. Notorious (1946)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

8.0
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A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

Votes: 79,524 | Gross: $10.46M

Love or Duty?

18. History Is Made at Night (1937)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Divorcee Irene Vail falls for a charming Parisian, but her insanely jealous ex-husband will do anything to get her back...

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Charles Boyer, Jean Arthur, Leo Carrillo, Colin Clive

Votes: 1,193

Love and Fear or Love and Faith

19. The Lady Is Willing (1942)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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In order to adopt an abandoned baby, an actress arranges a marriage of convenience with a doctor.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Fred MacMurray, Aline MacMahon, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 477

love vs. career?

20. Veer-Zaara (2004)

Not Rated | 192 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.9
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67 Metascore

A guy is forced to withheld his identity for the love of his life.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji, Kiron Kher

Votes: 40,464 | Gross: $2.92M

Love vs Time

21. The Doctor and the Girl (1949)

Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Dr. Michael Corday, a recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School, is the son of Dr. John Corday, an eminent New York City surgeon who has a tendency to continue to direct the lives of ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Glenn Ford, Charles Coburn, Gloria DeHaven, Janet Leigh

Votes: 218

Love or social position and career

22. Desire (1936)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Crime

7.2
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An automotive engineer bound for a holiday in Spain meets a sultry jewel thief.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, John Halliday, William Frawley

Votes: 1,600

love vs degradation

23. Laura (1944)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.1
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A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price

Votes: 35,170

love vs death

24. The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A businessman moves to Hong Kong to pursue a career as an artist and falls in love with a prostitute he hires as a model.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Kwan, Sylvia Syms, Michael Wilding

Votes: 1,718 | Gross: $7.30M

love vs degradation and race difference

25. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution.

Directors: Jack Conway, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen

Votes: 4,290

love vs death

26. The Last Wagon (1956)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.0
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Wagon train survivors of an Apache attack entrust the sheriff's prisoner, scout Comanche Todd, with their lives despite his wanted-for-murder status.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Richard Widmark, Felicia Farr, Susan Kohner, Tommy Rettig

Votes: 2,091

Love vs Death How are western romantic? in the westerns I put in this list; a relationship is built, not just a random kiss at the end. If you have seen as many westerns as I have; you know what I mean.

27. Hangman's Knot (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Romance, Western

6.8
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A Confederate Major and his troops are falsely led to believe the Civil War is not over, and become wanted men after they attack a Union Army wagon train in Nevada.

Director: Roy Huggins | Stars: Randolph Scott, Donna Reed, Claude Jarman Jr., Frank Faylen

Votes: 1,018

love equal protection?

28. The Mating Season (1951)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Ellen McNulty loses her hamburger joint and goes to see her son, who marries a socialite at the same time. Due to her modest background and a case of mistaken identity, Ellen poses as the newlyweds' cook.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 1,334

Love and Forgiveness

29. Night Song (1947)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Music

6.4
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When a beautiful socialite falls in love with an embittered composer who is blind, she feigns blindness herself in order to get closer to him.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Dana Andrews, Merle Oberon, Ethel Barrymore, Hoagy Carmichael

Votes: 325

Love or self worth

30. In Old Oklahoma (1943)

Passed | 102 min | Romance, Western

6.6
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In 1906, on Oklahoma's Indian lands, a cowboy fights for oil lease rights against a greedy oilman while a pretty schoolteacher steals both men's hearts.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: John Wayne, Martha Scott, Albert Dekker, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 720

What to love? flash or sincerity

31. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. But Dixon's vicious nature will get the better of him.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill, Bert Freed

Votes: 6,089

Love vs cowardliness

32. The Voice of the Turtle (1947)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Budding actress Sally Middleton agrees to a date with Bill Page, a soldier on a weekend pass, after he's stood up by her worldly friend, Olive. When Bill has a problem getting a hotel room,... See full summary »

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Parker, Eve Arden, Wayne Morris

Votes: 434

Love vs time and fear

33. Pickup on South Street (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.8
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A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 10,129

Love vs fear

34. Thrill of a Romance (1945)

Approved | 105 min | Musical, Romance

6.6
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A swim teacher and a wealthy businessman are married after a brief courtship. A charming war hero falls in love with this newly-married woman, after her husband abandons her on their honeymoon for the sake of a business meeting.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Van Johnson, Esther Williams, Frances Gifford, Henry Travers

Votes: 530

Love vs career

35. The Young in Heart (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Thrown out of the Riviera, a family of grifters meets a lonely, vulnerable rich old woman and insinuate themselves into her life while they sponge off her.

Directors: Richard Wallace, Lewis Milestone, Gilbert Pratt, Richard Thorpe | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Roland Young, Billie Burke

Votes: 957

love vs love of money

36. Seventh Heaven (1937)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Simone Simon, James Stewart, Jean Hersholt, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 521

love vs degradation and fear

37. Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)

Not Rated | 176 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.8
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A modern reporter helps a middle aged man in seeking out his long lost love through her short film.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma Kohli, Anupam Kher

Votes: 45,874 | Gross: $3.05M

Love vs Fear of God. this movie brought up an interesting issue, God and Love in your life.

What does God mean to you. It will affect how you love. God of Love or God of Anger God of Mercy or God of Punishment A jail warden or a father and friend.

people ask why is there so much hurt in the world? We do bad things,sin. you lie no believes you any more. you get drunk, you do things that you are ashamed of and people lose respect for you. This makes you weak. When you want to do something good: this is held against you, not by God but by Man.

There is a law of science, two things can not be in the same place at same time. this is true of helping people or hurting your self. when you are hurting your self and others, you can not be helping them to. remember when you did something wrong as a kid and you were an edge, afraid your parents might find out, wishing you could hide but can't. I think people view God like that. Instead of telling God about it and being forgiven, they just keep adding more pain and more shame until they can not live with them self. Punishing themselves over and over again. God of Love or a God of Anger witch one you believe dictates your life.