Regardless of how you think about romance, the truth is that we all need romance and we love it too. With all the unfortunate events happening out there, we do need to inject more love and passion into our daily lives from time to time. It will help us to hold our faith in love and overcome the challenges in life. And watching romantic movies is one of the best options to fill your mind with romance and love. Here, we have the list of 25 best romantic movies of all time that surely will make you laugh, cry and importantly believe in true love.
Romance is in the eye of the beholder. Everybody has different opinions when it comes to romantic movies. Therefore it makes it hard to tell which films are the ‘best’ romantic movies?
However, there are a few movies that will always be at the back of our mind when we think of romantic movies, right? We still want to watch them again and again.
In this list of 25 best romantic movies of all time, you’ll find the movies with various stories and across generations, but they all have one thing in common is that they will warm your heart and make you feel in love again.
You may have different opinions about the ranking for the below romantic movies of all time, but I am sure that you will enjoy each of them. Have a romantic movie night alone or with your beloved partner, get a glass of wine or other drinks. And don’t forget a box of tissue paper. Enjoy!
25 Best Romantic Movies Of All Time
25. When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
IMDb says, Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are perfect friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
We say: It’s a delightful movie about a pair of usual New Yorkers who firmly believed that men and women can’t be friends—or can they?
24. Love Actually (2003)
I’ll be hanging around the mistletoe, hoping to be kissed.” – Mia, Love Actually
IMDb: 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.
We say: It is considered the decent Christmas movie for the last 15 years, what, exactly love is?
23. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
KATHY: Oh, no offence. Movies are entertaining enough for the masses, but the personalities on the screen just don’t impress me. I mean they don’t talk, they don’t act, they just make a lot of dumb show. Well, you know. (demonstrates) Like that.
IMDb says: A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
We say: It’s a classic case of chilly antagonism thawing into true love as Don and Kathy finally fall for each other.
22. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
I will not get upset over men, but instead be poised and cool ice-queen.
IMDb: A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.
We say: Live your own life and hold faith in love.
21. (500) Days Of Summer (2009)
This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story.
IMDb says: An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn’t believe true love exists and the young man who falls for her.
We say: True love can melt the ice queen’s heart?
20. Before Sunset (2004)
You can never replace anyone because everyone is made up of such beautiful specific details.
IMDb says: Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they reencounter each other on the French leg of Jesse’s book tour.
We say: What if you got the second chance? And what will you do?
19. Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Every parting from you is like a little eternity.
IMDb: During World War I, believing her fiancé to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution. From there, things only get worse for her in this tragic, heart-wrenching, love story.
We say: All-time classic, heartbreaking romance!
18. The Vow (2012)
Paige: ‘I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness and to have the patience that loves demands. To speak when words are needed and to share the silence when they’re not, and to live within the warmth of your heart — and always call it home.’
Leo: ‘I vow to seriously love you, in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love.’
IMDb says: A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again.
We say: A true story inspires it, some people may say it is a bit too much. But look at it from a positive perspective, it’s what we call love.
17. Call Me by Your Name (2017)
But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything – what a waste!
IMDb says: In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant.
We say: Romance has no boundaries…
16. Amour (2012)
Things will go on, and then one day it will be all over.
IMDb says: Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple’s bond of love is severely tested.
We say: Insightful thoughts on the thing (connection) that makes life worth living.
15. Pretty Woman (1990)
I want the fairy tale.
IMDb says: A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets… only to fall in love.
We say: Can’t stop believing in true love, let’s take a new perspective on relationships with Vivian.
14. Gone With The Wind (1939)
Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.
IMDb: A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
We say: An all-time classic romantic movie you want to watch again and again.
13. Ghost (1990)
It’s amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
IMDb says: After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.
We say: Movie ghost does not only make romance holy but also make pottery sexy. It is an all-time romantic comedy movie that warms many people’s heart.
12. PS I Love You (2007)
Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you’ll land among the stars.
IMDb says: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her ten messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
We say: True love is not about owning the person but making your love happy…
11. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Love me – that’s all I ask of you.
IMDb says: A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. He kidnaps the soprano and forces the owners of the play to keep her as the lead role of the play.
We say: Classic is classic, the flavor in classic will never fade.
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10. La La Land (2016)
Look in somebody’s eyes to light up the skies.
IMDb says: While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.
We say: Inspirational love story we all love…
9. Roman Holiday (1953)
I’m not two hundred years old. Why can’t I sleep in pajamas?
IMDb: A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.
We say: Not everyone can have an ever-lasting relationship, most importantly cherish and enjoy every moment of your life.
8. One Day (2011)
Dexter, I love you so much. So, so much, and I probably always will. I just don’t like you anymore. I’m sorry.
IMDb says: 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.
We say: Nothing good was ever easy!
7. William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996)
“Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it.”
IMDb: Shakespeare’s famous play is updated to the hip, modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.
We say: We know the story and we love it…
6. Titanic (1997)
Promise me you’ll survive. That you won’t give up, no matter what happens. No matter how hopeless.
IMDb says: A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
We say: A romantic movie you want to watch over and over again.
5. Notting Hill (1999)
After all, I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.
IMDb says: The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.
We say: Unlikely romance, is that something called fate?
4. Casablanca (1942)
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
IMDb says: A cynical nightclub owner protects an old flame and her husband from Nazis in Morocco.
We say: A bittersweet love story you want to play it again.
3. The Notebook (2004)
Every great love starts with a great story…
IMDb says: 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.
We say: The romantic movie you can’t miss. It’s has been raining on my face…
2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.
IMDb says: A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.
We say: Moon river…
1. Me Before You
You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.
IMDb says: A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care of.
We say: What’s more painful to watch the one you love undergo Voluntary euthanasia? Love more and live well!
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