What’s the Most Romantic Movie of All Time?

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and as such, love is in the air. With that in mind, here’s a question for you: what do you think the most romantic movie of all time is?

What's the Most Romantic Movie of All Time

Do you think it is a classic like Casablanca or Gone with the Wind? Or are offbeat contemporary films like Once or even Bridesmaids (which features a romantic subplot amongst all the comedy) more your thing?

Since this is your opinion, there is no right or wrong answer. So just tell us in the comments what your pick for the most romantic movie ever made is and why you think so!

  • Richard

    The 1933 “KING KONG” Beauty and The Beast Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) and KONG. And it ends up on top of the Empire State Building in NYC just like that other great love story “An Affair to Remember”

    • Carioca

      In addition to Casablanca and Now Voyager how about The African Queen? Suspicion? Romancing the Stone?

      • Jim Sepeda

        My choice is a bit off beat, but I loved it: Play It Again Sam with Woody Allen and Diane Keaton. The fact that it includes scenes from Casablanca only enhances its romance. Of course it is hilarious also.

      • Charles

        Love With the Proper Stranger & Rocky

    • Bryand Spencer

      Picnic and The best years of our lives.

    • kjkearns@gmail.com

      My vote would be for Dr. Zhivago

      • Anne

        Definitely Dr. Zhivago! Three men destroyed themselves for her love! What could be more romantic than that? Out of Africa comes in a close second.

    • Ktwo

      My vote: An Affair To Remember…but another 1st rate romance is the Russian film: Ballad of a Soldier (1959).

      • http://www.facebook.com/glenn.crespo Glenn Crespo

        I agree with “An Affair To Remember”…I cried..and I haven’t cried at a movie in nearly 40 years.

  • Tito Pannaggi

    What about “Roman Holiday” (1953)and “Bambi” (1942)?

  • Martin Stumacher

    How about “Somewhere In Time” with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.

    • Cotswold

      Excellent choice!!!

      • tom andersen

        a very touching movie

    • Faye

      I definitely agree with Somewhere In Time with The Notebook a close second.

      • Randy Dannenfelser

        Off the top of my head, I’d have to agree with Faye.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000613798605 Bradford Newell

          We’re partial to “Somewhere in Time”; but how about the “Ghost and Mrs. Muir”?

    • r-gordon-7

      +1 for “Somewhere in Time”!

      “Sleepless in Seattle” (“Sleepless” gives you “two for the price of one”, because it sorta’ automatically includes “An Affair to Remember”)

      “Dr. Zhivago” (though, I always did find Yuri’s effective dismissal of Tonya a bit less than romantic…)

      “When Harry Met Sally” (though a bit less “romantic” than “real”…)

      And, let’s not forget the best romantic “chick flick for guys” ever – “High Fidelity”

      • Anne Lou

        I agree whole-heartedly with “Sleepless in Seattle” and my favorite being “An Affair to Remember” (Cary Grant, hubba-hubba-hubba )and “Pretty Woman” with the fire escape scene, Richard Gere, flowers in hand. It’s the BEST!!!

    • Julie Emerick

      How more romantic can it be if someone were to go back in time for you? One of my all time favs. Still miss Chris Reeve. He truly was a Superman.

    • John Quinlan

      “Somewhere in Time” is my pick. My wife and I were in a cafe where a TV was on. This movie came on and we could not leave until it was over. I’ve seen it again a couple times. And guess what, years later I was at the Grand Hotel on Mackenac Island where it was filmed and met Jane Symore. Lucky me.

    • Charles H

      “Somewhere in Time”. Absolutely. One of my favorites, in any movie genre.

    • DEBRES

      YOU LIKE GOING BACK IN TIME? TRY “I’LL NEVER FORGET YOU”
      ANN BLYTH/TYRONE POWER

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.voss3 Robert Voss

    What’s romance without “gotta have it” chemistry,love/hate betrayal and ultimate realization clawing across the rocks for one final kiss? Try beating “Duel in the Sun” for those and more.

    • dalynn

      Yes! I am always surprised more people aren’t familiar with this movie…such passion! And what about the scene with the thunder storm going on in the back ground. The first time I saw this was as a teenaged girl and it took my breath away! Had never seen Gregory Peck play a bad boy – it just deepened the crush I already had on him!

  • Ron

    Noone will probably agree with me, but mine is “Johnny Belinda” – sad, uplifting, kind and very tender. Steiners musical ending is one of the best ever on film in my opinion. The story was a two tiered masterpiece of handicapped reality for anyone who’s been around those with her affliction.

  • bonnerace

    LAURA. ’nuff said.

    • movie fan

      Great choice! One of my all-time favorites — Even the movie theme is great!

  • BRIAN

    How about Random Harvest and Now Voyager?

    • Teresa

      Those two films would be my second and third choices. I love the endings of both, but especially Random Harvest.

    • JANA

      I can’t believe there is actually someone else out there who remembered the great Now Voyager and Random Harvest. Both are a treasure and to me the ultimate coverage of true love stories. For the newer movies I absolutely love The Notebook.

      • Sharon

        Now Voyager, Random harvest, two of the best movies ever made.

    • wade

      love random harvest, one of my favourite movies, I watch it a couple of times a year

    • Lindsey Ramos

      Yes Random Harvest absoutely!

  • Joe

    “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” has to be at the top of the list!

    • Hilary

      I agree. I love that movie!

    • Johnny Sherman

      Much agreed—I can watch this film every week and still get teary!!

  • tangomann

    “Sabrina”- First version with A. Hepburn, Bogart, and Holden

  • Clint

    I’d say Errol Flynn’s “Robin Hood” was amazingly romantic as well as “French Kiss” with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline!!!

    • Barbara

      Clint, We’re with you re: Robin Hood: we watched and thoroughly enjoyed it last night. Errol Flynn looked like he was having a blast, and Olivia DeHavilland was never lovelier.

    • Anne Lou

      “French Kiss” is soooooooo romantic!

  • Joel

    How about Bogart and Hepburn in “The African Queen”

  • John Primavera

    “An Affair to Remember,” easily:

    “If it had to happen to one of us..why did it
    have to be you?”

    • Gord Jackson

      Couldn’t agree more, John.

    • connie ferrell

      Yes, “An Affair to Remember” and “Casablanca”!

    • m.santayana

      Most definitely “An Affair to Remember”, featuring the two classiest stars of all. I would add “Summertime” with Katharine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi.

    • Hazel

      Totally agree with you about “An Affair to Remember” but would add “A Man & A Woman” 1968.

    • Claire Pelletier

      I totally agree-my husband proposed to me when we were watching Affair to Remember. WE still love it and watch it often.

      • Susan

        It was hard to understand all of the dialog in the last scenes of An Affair to Remember. The woman sitting in the row behind us was sobbing so….as was the man across the aisle.

  • kent gravett

    Tough choice. I would have to say “Summertime” with Kathrine Hepburn and Rozzano Brazzi. Love in many many aspects. Not only does one fall in love with the story and characters but with a great city as well. Venice. Who would have thought that director David Lean of “Lawrence of Arabia” and “The Bridge Over the River Kwai” could do something as romantic as this.

    • Gil

      I agree with Kent! And don’t forget the music! A gem! I even have the original movie poster hanging in my house. Lovely choice. My second choice is, “An Affair to Remember”.

  • Rosalie

    Wuthering Heights!!!! 1939 Starring
    Sir Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon.

    • Teresa

      Love that movie! One of my all time favorites.

      • Geneva P.

        Same here!!!! So intensely romantic.

        • John Mulrenin

          Add to that a magnificent music score!

  • Frank DeCavalcante

    The fairy tale romance of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs would be hard to beat for idealistic love.

    Lee Grant’s Tell Me A Riddle is a poignant and beautifully crafted film about the love between two very old and ill people.

    Vittorio DeSica’s A Brief Vacation is a touching love story between two very different ill people who meet at a health clinic in the mountains of Italy.

    The Red SHoes is a powerful and beautiful film about the conflict between love and career.

    Stairway to Heaven is the ultimate romantic fantasy about how love is so strong, it can save you from death.

    Another film showing how love can transcend death is Portrait of Jennie.

    Love Is A Many Splendored Thing is a somewhat melodramatic movie abouta tragic love affair between people from two very different worlds.

    All the Bogart/Bacall and Tracy/Hepburn films show the various forms that love can take between very strong and diverse people.

    The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films of the thirties show musical variations of romance.

    • Michael

      Tracy & Hepburn’s last film; “Guess who is coming to dinner”. The look of adoration exchanged between them in Tracy’s last long speech- they knew that Tracy was dying and they didn’t have long together.

    • Kenneth Gentile

      The three Astaire Rogers films Top Hat, The Gay Divorcee and Swingtime are very romantic with great love songs.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000006262296 George Matusek

        Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in “Swing Time” — great snow scenes, great music, great set decor. On a more deeply sentimental romantic level “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” — Bernard Herrmann said it was his favorite film music score — since he was the composer the composer who wrote the profoundly romantic music for “Vertigo,” I defer to his opinion.

  • Bernard

    No.1 is “An Affair to Remember”
    No.2 is “Roman Holiday”
    No.3 is “Two for the Road”

    • Grace

      I adore Two For The Road!! I also love Same Time Next Year!

      • ticky

        And how about that wonderful music with Johnnie Mathis and Jane Oliver- could it be more romantic?

    • NSG

      I agree with your Number 1 choice. That’s the only one that came to my mind.

      I found out in the last few years that this is a remake of Love Affair with Irene Dunne and I think Charles Boyer. I’ve seen it, and for me, it doesn’t have the special something delivered by Cary Grant.

  • Doug

    My favorite romantic film is Powell & Pressburger’s classic I Know Where I’m Going with Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey.

  • Vince Briani

    1. An Affair to Remember 9. Indiscreet
    2. Notorious 10. Red Shoes
    3. It Happened one Night
    4. Ghost
    5. Moonstruck
    6. Sleepless in Seattle
    7. Two for the Road
    8. Roman Holiday

  • OZ, Rob

    For our Romantic night we are going to watch, Remember the Night,1940.

  • R.D.Cochran

    Guess I’m not really into romantic movies…too sappy for me. If I had my druthers, I’d pick Nick and Nora Charles as the most romantic couple. But if I were to pick one movie, I agree with Tangomann….Sabrina(1954).

  • Teresa

    The Enchanted Cottage from 1945 with Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire. A beautiful film, I don’t understand why it isn’t better known. TCM shows it sometimes.

  • Scooterman

    Magnificent Obsession

  • Msteeta

    Flipping thru the replys I agree with everyone, every movie that touched you in just that way at just that time is the greatest love/romance movie of all time.

  • Charles

    How about the love scene in ‘its a wonderful life’ where George grabs Mary and kisses her passionately when they were on the phone together?

  • WalterJ

    “Three Coins in the Fountain”

  • Jack

    “The African Queen” with Bogard and Hepburn

  • Linda

    Daddy Long Legs.

  • Cotswold

    My personal choice… Dr. Zhivago, a true romantic classic!

    • CS9

      Many good opinions. How about True Romance or Natural Born Killers? Wife vs. Secretary, Algiers, Design for Living, Robin Hood (Errol and Olivia), Peter Ibbetson… The list can go on and on. Some Tracy and Hepburn or Powell and Loy films could also be “the most romantic ” of all. My advice-watch more movies before decide.

  • Carol

    Bridges of Madison County. Not your typical “romance” flick but I think it’s the BEST.

    • Gord Jackson

      Not my first choice, but a heck of a good one. I thought Eastwood and Streep had sizzling screen chemistry.

      • Arlene

        OMG – I read the book and knew what the ending would be but when I saw the film with Eastwood standing in the rain and Streep’s hand on the car door handle, I kept hoping she would open the door. The ending, of course, had me in tears. Great Story!

    • Julie

      Bridges of Madison County has it all, your right. It has the love affair, marvelous, and then the break up,heart breaking. The scene at the light where she has to decide should I go or should I stay was heart wrenching. I almost started to push her out the door myself. Then the ultimate heartbreaker is when she received the box, all those memories flooding back, I could just cry right now thinking about it.

  • Rita

    I love all the choices so far. My best choices would be An Affair to Remember and Portrait of Jenny.

  • Karen

    Several….1930’s Gone With The Wind, 1940’s Casablanca, 1950’s An Affair to Remember, 1960’s Splendor in the Grass, 1970’s Love Story, 1980’s Murphys Romance, 1990’s Ghost, 2000’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

  • David Pierce

    My favorite is The son of Sinbad, I love of freindship, a women and of freedom. I can understand that.

  • Lorraine

    I still love Falling in Love with DeNiro and Streep. It’s just a lovely story and I cry every time.

    • Tim

      Yes! Great choice! Almost forgot about it…been so long since I’ve seen it.

  • Rob

    ROMAN HOLIDAY – final scene most romantic of all…

    • Julie Frausto

      I couldn’t agree with you more, Rob. No movie is more romantic than “Roman Holiday”. That final scence gets me every time.

  • Lynne

    OMG – we can’t leave out The Way We Were! Robert Redford never looked so good!

    • Grace

      Yes, I forgot to mention this one – a HUGE favorite; it always makes me cry when she calls him to talk because he’s her best friend!

    • Susan

      I have so many romantic favorites it’s hard to narrow my list down to a few hundred, but The Way We Were was very special to my husband and me because we saw it in a little theater in San Luis Obispo, during the time that the movie’s theme song was being played everywhere. It was easy to get caught up in the mood of the beauty of that song. We hoped that it would be a theme and a mood that we would always enjoy. Today, whenever that film is on TV we go back to that time. After over 40 years of marriage, we are so glad to be able to see that Barbra and Bob are still as beautiful as they were then, if you squint a little. And so are, we if you squint a little harder.

    • Renee’

      Love love love!!! You’re girl is lovely Hubbell!! *swooshes hair away* best ever!!

  • orszewchofski

    The French Lieutenant’s W

  • Bob

    Serendipity

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000233948054 Neil Blount

    1 Sleepless in Seatle 2 Afair to Remember 3 Casablanca

  • Gary Trotman

    Meet Joe Black.

  • Sandow

    Casablanca is, of course, #1. But for #2, it’s hard to top Martin Scorsese’s very underrated The Age of Innocence.

  • Wolfy

    The romance of ‘The Clock’ with Judy Garland and Robert Walker gave wartime cinema goers a glimmer of hope. A lovely movie!

  • Sonja

    An Affair to Remember! How can you not LOVE Cary Grant in this film! Love, Love, Love!!

  • Designer

    I know this may seem like a strange choice but I find “The Natural” to have one of the most romantic and touching scenes ever filmed when Robert Redford is reunited with his boyhood girl many years later.

    • Coral

      The many people suggesting `An Affair to Remember` should see the original with Charles Boyer abd Irene Dunne. It is called `Love Affair` made in 1939.

      A wonderful, romantic film. Charles Boyer`s reaction when he realises what has happened is the most moving acting I have ever seen. Quite amazing.

      My other choice `Summertime` with Rosanno Brazzi and Kathryn Hepburn. Beauty everywhere.

      • William Arthur Grove

        Weren’t they directed by the same man whose name escapes me at the moment.

  • Barry Stacks

    ahhhhhhh…’Breakfast at Tiffany’s’
    Holly Golightly: I’m not going to let anyone put me in a cage.
    Paul Varjak: I don’t want to put you in a cage. I want to love you.

    & ‘Don Juan DeMarco’
    That movie is not about romance. It IS romance.

  • Joella

    Not only the most romantic movie of all time, but the best movie ever made: “Casablanca” of course.

  • David Ecklein

    “New Moon” (1940 MGM) with Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. The duet at the “trouble tree” is arguably the most erotic musical performance on film that bears sharing with any audience. No explicit biology, plunging necklines, or double entendres needed to set the highly romantic mood. This film should be restored to DVD.

    • Anne

      I so agree David. You only have to see the way they look at each other and the little movements they make towards each other. The “Wanting You” duet is the most romantic and erotic duet on film.

  • SANDRA MARTINEZ

    How could anyone forget “Love with the Proper Stranger” MQueen and Natalie hmmmmm joy!

    • movie fan

      SO GLAD you mentioned this movie — it’s one of my favorites, very realistic about real people. How can you go wrong with Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen. It is a crime that this movie is not available on DVD — I only have a VHS tape of it.

    • Susan

      Miss Natalie was wonderfully romantic in so many of her films. Love with the Proper Stranger was certainly one of her best but you have to remember that so were: West Side Story, Splendor in the Grass, Rebel Without a Cause, This Property was Condemned and Majorie Morningstar.

  • Joescarp

    “Casablanca” is my fave of all time, but I think more people should see “Enchanted Cottage,” a troly romantic film of two people (she plain, he war-scarred) who are only beautiful to each other. Very moving.

  • Mr. Ludy Marvin Wilkie

    A great romantic movie was THE STERILE CUCKOO ( 1969 ) which earned Liza Minnelli an
    academy award nomination for best actress and
    a nomination for best song “Come Saturday Morning.” The film seemes to have vanished into the twilight.

    • Susan

      A friend mentioned that the Sterile Cuckoo will be available on DVD sometime soon! HOORAY!!!

  • Gord Jackson

    As previously stated, “An Affair to Remember” (1957) is my #1 choice, but a very close second is “Letters to Juliet” from 2010 starring Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan, Gael Garcia Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero. For those who keep saying they don’t make them like they used to, well, with this one they did. An ABSOLUTE charmer!!

    • Anne Lou

      I’m glad you mentioned “Letters to Juliet”. The scene where Franco Nero comes riding in on his big
      horse and she sees him. Heaven!!!

  • Jimmy

    Animal House – especially the grocery store scene.

  • Tamazon

    Sorry folks, but there’s no competing with Nelson and Jeanette! I’d have to say “Maytime” is their best for heartbreaking star-crossed romance. “Naughty Marietta” is also right up there, though “San Francisco” (Clark Gable and Jeanette) is even better- of course, it even has Spencer Tracy!

  • fred buschbaum

    So many facets to “romantic”, Murphys Romance, feels like real people, also Moonstruck. Casablanca stands alone since the romance is woven into what would be a great film even without it. Many great films affect people differently but, all of the above meet the criteria. Here’s a thought…. Micheal Rennie and Wendy Hillers romance as the subplot at the beginning of “Sailor of the King”.

    • Steve Harris

      “Maytime,” starring Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, and John Barrymore (MGM, 1937) is probably the most romantic musical ever filmed, a love song to youth, beauty, and music. It was also the biggest money-maker of the year in which MGM released it.

    • Anne Lou

      So glad you mentioned “Murphy’s Romance”. I loved James Garner when he says he’ll only stay if I get breakfast in the morning” and Sally Field says “How do you like your eggs”. It doesn’t get any better than that.

  • Mayka

    Great choices, but from more recent movies I also find romantic “While you were Sleeping”, “A Room with a View”, “Love Actually”, “Maurice”, “The Last of the Mohicans”, “The English Patient”, “A Single Man” and so many BBC movies and mini-series made for TV.

    • Anne

      Yes…I forgot about The Last of the Mohicans…so romantic on so many levels — agony concerning the fate of the Native Americans, yet hope for the fate of the two lovers…beautiful.

  • Frosty

    “Portrait of Jennie” – beautiful, haunting movie with appropriate music by Debussy.

  • fred buschbaum

    Memory jogged, saw Enchanted Cottage when I was very young, Didn’t understand it very much then, but, it deserves a high place in this list. again great films affect people in many different ways.

  • James Howe

    “The Bridges of Madison County” Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep.
    “Falling In Love” Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep

  • FB

    It’s either An Affair to Remember, Sleepless In Seattle or When Harry Meet Sally

  • Gary Vidmar

    Romance movies for those that have no fear of flying:
    VERTIGO, LAST TANGO IN PARIS, THE NIGHT PORTER and
    SID AND NANCY

  • billyb34usa

    Reese Witherspoon’s first movie, with Jason London, is one of my favorite love stories…The Man in the Moon. Around 1993 or 94. I never tire of watching it. I also loved The Notebook and the older ones…Casablanca, An Affair to Remember.

  • Deb

    I love “South Pacific”. Imagine how Emile must feel when he takes Nellie’s hand under the table at the end.

  • Ellen Badders

    So glad to see Enchanted Cottage being mentioned. It is a true gem. I would like to add The Goodbye Girl. I agree with Casablanca and Affair to remember. Would like to also add Rebecca and Jane Eyre. Jane can actually hear Mr. Rochester’s soul crying out to her!! Can’t get much more romantic than that!!

  • TinyTim

    I watched Moonstruck with a girlfriend when it came out. It made me sick (breaking poor Danny Aiello’s heart for his cretinous brother?). Bridges of Madison County wasn’t much better (switch the genders and see how you like it, ladies?). In protest, I’m going to go WAY against type and pick three John Wayne movies (and I’m not even tht big a fan of his): Angel and the Badman, Tall in the Saddle, and The Quiet Man, mainly because I love Gail Russell and Ella Raines, and the Ford flick is just a great movie with a happy ending. As for Duel in the Sun, I can only repeat Barrymore’s great line: “Minnie Hah Hah.”

    • movie fan

      Re John Wayne movies, and romance — why not “Stagecoach” — his defense of “bad girl” Claire Trevor can’t be matched!

    • Susan

      Please don’t forget the performances that the Duke and Gail Russell turned in on The Wake of the Red Witch. They were stunning and wonderfully romantic.

  • Dan

    Ghost. It showed that true love could last literally forever.

  • Jim

    Out of Africa, Shakespear in Love, Gone with the Wind, or Somewhere in Time.

    • Anne Lou

      Great movie with Robert Redford and Meryl Streep in the scene where he is shampooing her hair. Lucious!!!!

  • Bill

    1. About Last Night.
    2. When Harry Met Sally.
    3. While You Where Sleeping.

    1. An Affair TO Remember.
    2. Casablanca.

  • Dee

    1. Dr. Zhivago
    2. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
    3. Love Story

  • Lorraine

    Surprised no one mentioned Back Street with Susan Hayward and John Gavin. Still love it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carolyn.n.stokes Carolyn Stokes

    I agree with almost all of the movies everyone loves, Jeanette McDonald and Nelson Eddy are always great romances, Enchanted Cottage, Casablanca, African Queen, all done with great taste but still you get the real love.

  • Arlene

    All of the old films mentioned are the ones I love the most. While the newer ones are fun to watch they are predictable. The older ones have much more depth.

    • didge

      I agree, and one of the newer ones, “The Holiday” Cameron Diaz Kate Winslet Jack Black Jude Law — really has the punch!!

  • ralph parker

    Remember The Night…..Waterloo Bridge (Taylor/Leigh version)…Spartacus…Gone With The Wind….

    • Mary Lou

      SO many have been mentioned that I totally agree with, but thank you for mentioning “Waterloo Bridge” – what a tremendous movie-and such a heartbreaker!!! What a stunning couple — and Robert Taylor was truly in his prime at that time. Thanks again.

  • Randy Dannenfelser

    You’ve all included some amazing movies, most of which would be hard to deny. I’d like to add a couple more that would be on my Top Ten list:

    1. 50 First Dates (Am I the only one who saw the chemistry between Sandler & Barrymore?)
    2. Heaven Can Wait
    and did anyone say
    3. Pretty Woman
    or
    4. The Princess Bride?

  • Kay

    My choices are:
    #1 Notebook
    #2 Somewhere In Time
    #3 Ghost
    #4 Enchanted Cottage

  • ralph parker

    All women sure love films w/dead men in them!

    • movie fan

      And all men love Casablanca because they don’t have to spend the rest of their life with the woman, and he goes off with his buddy Claude Raines.

  • Anonymous

    Gotta go with “GONE WITH THE WIND”. Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia DeHavilland, Hattie Mcdaniel, Leslie Howard and Max Steiner’s Majestic score, to say nothing of the timeless production values.

  • Diane

    I would have to say that, in my opinion, the most romantic movie of all time is The Notebook. Just the idea that Noah (who turns out to be Duke reading the notebook) waits his whole life for Allie and refuses to leave her side (after all, she is his girl) even when he knows that she has no idea who he is (except for very brief moments that he treasures), puts a lump in my throat every time. His devotion to her is far above anything that most of us could ever hope to experience in our lifetime.

  • carol

    Im glad for all the responses because I’m going to see the ones that I never have seen. I agree that Don Juan Demarco should be on the list. I’m a fan of Johnny Depp and I always come back to this one which is very underated. Camille with Greta Garbo should be on the list also.

  • Gloria Gonzalez

    Can’t understand why no one mentioned Prince of Tides … and talk about a romantic soundtrack!
    I also nominate Moonstruck and Laura.

    • Renee’

      The Prince of Tides is one of the most beautiful touching movies I have ever seen! Definently an honorable mention!

  • greg

    Waht about European movies? Dreamers for the bedinnig and Yong Wolves?

  • Nudge

    How about “Sunrise” silent but has it all. I recently saw “Sunrise” with an excellent theatre organ accompaniment and there was not a dry eye in the house.

  • Carolyn

    “The Sound of Music” it has it all !!!!

  • dave lange

    I thought “Once Upon a Honeymoon” had the most romantic love scenes between Ginger Rogers and Cary Grant. I’ve read somewhere that they were really in love at that time.

  • janet m.

    Bennie and Joon
    and
    Stagebeauty

  • Joan Gillett

    How about the newer film “Nights at Rodanthe” with Diane Lane and Richard Gere – a great movie with the most handsome man in Hollywood.

    • Marilyn Johnson

      I went all through these comments hoping I would see Nights mentioned. Gere and Lane are great together

    • Anne Lou

      I can’t believe I didn’t think of that movie myself. I rarely go to a show by myself but because of the handsome Richard Gere I did and choked up at the ending. All those gorgeous horses.

  • Diane

    Tarzan the Ape Man. What a great chemistry between Weissmuller and O’Sullivn.

  • Harry Lyme

    I don’t suppose anyone thinks The Third Man belongs here, but I had to say it. I can never understand the preference for Affair to Remember over the original Love Affair with Irene Dunne and Boyer.

    Anyone for Two for the Road?

    • Lou Maxey

      Yes, of course, it’s 1939’s “Love Affair”. Charles Boyer’s

      “Algiers” and ” Back Street” and “All This and Heaven Too”

      must be included. Give me a Charles Boyer film from the

      ’30’s or ’40’s any time.

      • Coral

        Me too! Don`t forget `When tomorrow Comes`, the original of `Interlude`. A really beautiful film.

      • Kenneth Gentile

        You need to see Conquest (1937) with Charles Boyer and Greta Garbo as well.

    • m.santayana

      I will tell you several reasons for the preference: the music, the scenery, the dialogue, and the acting (Boyer is wooden next to Grant, and Dunne is too “devil-may care” next to Kerr). The remake’s last scene is unforgettably poignant. The 30’s film relies too much on comedy (not Boyer’s forte); the remake is longer and shows a greater balance between comedy and drama.

  • Vince Amato

    Elvira Madigan

  • STEVE

    Titanic and Superman II show how strong love can be, when one is willing to give up everything for their loved one. Rose in Titanic, willing to give up money and security to be with Jack. Superman willing to give up his powers to be with Lois. True, ardent, sincere, unabashed love stories.

  • Debbie

    I have a hard time with this. I think I can only pick a scene rather than a movie and it may be more of a seduction than romance. It is a scene from “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever” where actor John Richardson is giving Barbra Streisand the stare-down across the dining table at the Pavillions at Brighton. I saw the movie for the first time at age 17 in Hollywood back when it was released. I almost passed out. I had never seen nor have I seen anything like it since then. John Richardson was drop-dead gorgeous and Streisand was stunning. The electricity was palpable. WOW!

    • Renee’

      I know exactly what you are talking about! I love Clear Day! Streisand looks amazing in the white dress! Great scene!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.c.phelps Nancy Phelps

    “Enchanted Cottage”,”Wuthering Heights”,”Gone with the Wind”, “Now Voyager”, “Waterloo Bridge”, “Casa Blanca”, “Dr Zhivago”,” Romeo and Juliet”,”Out of Africa”,”Falling in Love” “The Way We Were”,”Moonstruck”,”The Wedding Singer”,”The Notebook”……All favorite romantic movies of mine. For love,rather than couple-type romance, I have to add “I am Sam”. (Valentines’ Day is for all kinds of love.)

  • bbeeno

    Like comedy, there are different kinds of romantic pictures. And it is all very subjective depending on who the viewer is. If you have had a doomed but unstoppable romance, like Drew Barrymore’s Mad Love, that movie has special meaning to you. If you’ve been in a backstabbing relationship, it might be Double Indemnity or Postman Always Rings Twice. One sided love, Great Expectations. Musicals almost have to be in their own category,.. The Kind and I, My Fair Lady, Sound of Music,.. I think Random Harvest is a fine choice. When we see Garson following him waiting for his memory to return, your heart just goes out to them. It’s epic! The Quiet Man, The Notebook are Epic!!
    Glad someone mentioned Heaven Can Wait. I would choose it well over Reds and Shampoo as Beatty’s best movie. But I think that it only becomes a romance when Julie Christie enters the picture. It’s like in the midst of this other picture, it becomes a romance. Oh Heavenly Dog, anyone??

  • Curt

    Turner and Hooch. But hey, that’s just me, Fido Jones.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046328343 Dave Moewes

    How about The Princess Bride?

  • Lee

    The 1944 version of Jane Eyre with Orson Welles (watch as he walks with his cape flowing behind him in the wind, sigh) and Joan Fontaine.

  • Dogwoman

    Casablanca is the one for me, but I also love The African Queen, and the old Jane Eyre with Orson Wells and Joan Fontaine.

  • William Sommerwerck

    “Brokeback Mountain”, anyone? No?

    “The Ghost and Mrs Muir” is an interesting choice. Herrmann’s score (which was his favorite among all his scores) is not at all what you might expect. It’s often dark and morbid (qv, the scenes of the wooden post gradually succumbing to the waves), and there’s a decidedly acid quality to the final scene. Despite the “happy” ending, Herrmann finds nothing romantic about death.

    • Michael

      “Brokeback” took me back to the time when gay movies all had to end in death for the ultimate punishment for being gay. Too sad. But, I agree, very romantic.

    • Susan

      The Ghost and Mrs Muir was so sad in that no man alive was able to fulfill her heart until she could join her Captain Gregg…..and he waited for her. When they walk out the front door of Gull Cottage together, you knew that no love was ever stronger or as ever lasting….at least not one in a movie.

  • birdy

    LadyHawk- A beautiful love story complete with wizards and spells in medival period.

    • William Arthur Grove

      My favorite romantic moment is when they see each other in human form after so long. Probably silly, but there it is.

  • William Sommerwerck

    Some other comments… “Sunrise” is not a silent film. It has a synchronized musical score (but no dialog, other than a few unsynchronized words).

    “The Enchanted Cottage” is an all-but-forgotten film. (I saw it once on AMC.) It’s thematically similar to “Beauty and the Beast”, in that love triumphs over physical deformity.

  • Cindy

    I just recently watched The Ghost and Mrs. Muir for the first time. The movie is great. But the best is Gone With the Wind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002532765181 Maryann Striffolino

    All these romantics! Where are you?? Top of my list… “Now Voyager”, “An Affair To Remember” with Cary Grant and Deb Kerr. And Casablanca!! A hot romantic movie, To Have and To Hold!

    • Mary Lou

      I agree! I agree! Boy! Do I agree!

    • Mary Lou

      Love your wonderful choices. Couple here I had forgotten about–but, loved!

  • Philp Davis

    Any version on “Jane Eyre”, least of which is the George C. Scott-Susannah York version (though some considerstion is given to Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet”.)

  • Philp Davis

    I should not say any, really, I haven’t seen the Colin Clive-Virginia Bruce version. And I meant to say, “Any version of…”

  • Mark

    The 1968 Romeo and Juliet

  • Louis Martinez

    AS FOR ME, MY PERSONAL FAVORITE IS “EL CID”……SO MANY GOOD CHOICES BUT I STILL LOVE THIS MOVIE…I’M SURE NO ONE ELSE WILL AGREE BUT SUCH IS LIFE

    • Kenneth Gentile

      I agree. El Cid is a great film and a love story so you obviously have good taste.

  • Deb

    “Now Voyager”…by far the most romantic film ever!

  • Jo

    Without question I think Love Affair/An Affair to Remember top the list. Both were tear jerkers and are still so even watching them today.

  • Jo

    Oh yes, add Now Voyager to my top list too!

  • John in San Diego

    My vote has to go to “Somewhere in Time”, also. But of the “modern remakes”, I really like “Sleepless in Seattle”.

  • Alice Lund

    I don’t know if this qualifies as most romantic but A Place In The Sun had the two most beautiful stars. Also had one of the most famous kisses ever filmed.

  • Ruecel Branom

    I agree, “Somewhere In Time” is in the top two. Number one is “Bridges of Madison County” – Not a dry eye in the house.

  • Lenny Cassioppi

    “An Affair to Remember”. I always love a happy ending!

  • Lorraine

    For me it’s often as much about the music as the movie, so I’d have to say “Vertigo,” with the following runners-up: “Two For the Road,” and “Wuthering Heights”–both the 1939 William Wyler classic starring Merle Oberon and the young Olivier, and the 1970 remake for its lush Michel Legrand score and haunting Alan and Marilyn Bergman theme, “I Was Born In Love With You.”

    And not to forget the heartbreaking “Brokeback Mountain,” the first gay love story to break into mainstream film-going consciousness.

  • Bart

    Love Affair…Starring Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya. No arguments. Case closed!

  • Bill Pentland

    Interlude with Oskar Werner

  • lemchek

    Let’s not forget these.
    Thomas Crown Affair
    A Man and a Woman
    A New Leaf
    What’s Up Doc?
    Night of the Iguana

    • Renee’

      I love What’s Up Doc? Streisand and O’neal make it hilarious yet romantic.

  • Harry Lyme

    I see several giving Heaven Can Wait, but suspect they mean the one with Beatty & Christie. Try Don Ameche and Gene Tierney in the 1943 film of the same title, directed by Lubitsch and in delicious color. Charles Coburn is a hoot, and it contains the classic breakfast scene with Marjorie Main and Eugene Pallette and the Katzenjammer Kids.

  • Harry Lyme

    Robin and Marian is another favorite.

    • Kenneth Gentile

      The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland is better.

  • Bill

    I didn’t see a single one who chose “Love Story” which makes me wonder why? My favorite romantic movie of all.

  • Bill

    Noone thought of “Love Story”, I can’t hardly believe that.

  • Cat

    “An Affair to Remember” is good, but I wouldn’t say it’s the best. The angst factor runs a little too high for my liking. “The Sound of Music” is good, too, but not particularly romantic. For some reason, my husband loves “Titanic,” and I don’t care for it at all.

    My choices for best romantic movies and romantic comedy movies in no particular order:

    “Gone with the Wind”
    “Indiscreet”
    “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
    “Out of Africa”
    “Laura”
    “Casablanca”
    “Sabrina”
    “The Philadelphia Story”
    “It Happened One Night”
    “Chocolat”
    “Under the Tuscan Sun”
    “When Harry Met Sally”
    “Bridges of Madison County”
    “Bull Durham”
    “The Bodyguard”
    “Gigi”

    I just recently heard of “Enchanted Cottage”. With as many recommendations as it received, I’m looking forward to watching it.

    • Myrna

      The Enchanted Cottage starring Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire has always been my all time favorite. When I first saw it as a young handicapped girl it made such an impression on me of how true love can transform the way two people see each other. And later in life I was blessed to find this to be true! As you can probably surmise the movie is definitely part of my collection and it doesn’t matter how often I watch it, it still moves me!

  • Doris

    “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” and “The End of the Affair”, the Van Johnson and Deborah Kerr version.

    I also love “The Little Shop Around the Corner”and Greta Garbo’s “Camille”

    • movie fan

      Doris — you mean “Shop Around the Corner” with James Stewart and Irene Dunne. (“Little Shop of Horrors” is the comedy musical with the carniverous plant.) The re-makes of “Shop Around the Corner” — “In the Good Old Summertime” w/Judy Garland and Van Johnson is pretty good, too (mostly because of Judy), and the 2nd re-make, “You’ve Got Mail” — is pretty good, too, but not as good as “In the Good Old Summertime.”

  • Linda A

    Maytime with Jeanette McDonald and Nelson Eddy Who doesn’t cry at the end when she dies and he returns to get her The music is the star of this film classic

  • Anne

    New Moon, Sweethearts and Maytime with the incomparable Jeanette Macdonald and Nelson Eddy. Any movie these two made was Romance with a capital “R” These two will never be replaced.

  • Trixie

    My personal recommends not mentioned: ‘Shadowlands’still cry every time, ‘Shirley Valentine’ for learning to love herself, ‘Danny Deckchair’ for sheer fun and for eternal love have to say it – ‘The Twilight Saga’!

    • Grace

      Shirley Valentine was a WONDERFUL movie!!!

  • rickpatbb

    I only noticed one mention of Sleepless in Seatle and how about You’ve Got Mail? Don’t we have any Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan fans in this croud? But Somewhere in time was pretty good too. Another sleeper is Purple Hearts with Cheryl Ladd and Ken Wahl.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=585923947 Patricia Parker

    The film I give a romantic thumbs up, is “The Way We Were”. Even though the lovers can’t make it work, the last scene says it all, I will always love you but I can’t live with you. I adore Now Voyager and Casablanca as well.

  • Chuck

    For a different twist on romance, try Disney’s ‘UP’ and “Wall-E” and for Anime fans try “Howl’s Moving Castle”–they’re all amazing.

    • karlene

      I have to agree with Wall-e and Up!

  • Rob

    Dr. Zhivago, hands down!

  • sophy

    Random Harvest, starring Ronald Colman and Greer Garson!

    A WWI vet with amnesia marries, only to forget his lovely wife and son when he’s in a traffic accident. Not to worry, she finds him and it all works out all caps HAPPILY in the end.

    Mr Colman and Ms Garson were not only blessed with beautiful visages and voices, but were also well-beloved as absolutely wonderful people. It is a shame they are not remembered today as they should be.

    • Kenneth Gentile

      You might add If I Were King with Ronald Colman and Frances Dee.

  • The Piv

    Last 5 minutes of City Lights is without equal…except for the last 5 minutes of Tootsie!

  • Tommy T-

    “Somewhere in Time” followed by “Always”, the 1989 remake of “A Guy Named Joe”

    • Anne Lou

      “Always” with Richard Dreyfus and Holly Hunter and the staircase scene where she walks down with the beautiful white dress on and he is gazing at her. Oh yeah!!!!!

  • dalynn

    Picnic! William Holden never looked so good!
    Both versions of “An Affair to Remember” with Dunne/Boyer and Grant/Kerr.
    My Man Godfrey
    Roman Holiday
    Bringing Up Baby
    The Philadelphia Story

  • Wayne

    THIS REALLY ISN’T A “BEST” LIST. IT’S A “MY FAVOURITE(S) LIST AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT AT ALL.

    SO, MINE ARE:

    RETURN TO ME
    THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT
    IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
    SHREK
    SERENDIPITY
    THE APARTMENT
    WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING

    • karlene

      since you mentioned “an american president”, I’d like to note that “Dave” has a sweet little love story to it.

  • GUNNY KOON USMC Ret

    Well, We all know that Every Marine LOVES THE CORPS!, and them that just wish they could have been a Marine LOVE THE CORPS TOO!, So the best movie ever is “THE D.I.”

  • ChasMichaelP

    Tales of Hoffman, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Sunrise, McCabe and Mrs. Miller (“its true that all the men we knew were dreamers…”). And it is also true that only love lost lasts forever.

  • WT

    To me, the sweetest and most romantic contemporary movie is The Notebook. As far as classic romantic movies, I like Casablanca, Penny Serenade, Random Harvest, Notorious, Now Voyager, Stolen Hours, Dark Victory, Kitty Foyle, Mr. Skeffington, and Tender Comrade.

    • VKMfanHuey

      Tender Comrade…I ALWAYS break up at Ginger’s talk to her newly ‘fatherless’ son… a bit sappy, to be sure, but still just …gets me…

      Another romantic, yet quite somber one is “I’ll Be Seeing You” – with Ginger and Joseph Cotten…

    • VKMfanHuey

      …well, heck, I didn’t even see ya had Kitty on there as well…it has its’ romantic moments, of course (yeah, I’d pay the band to hang out all night and play while Kitty and I had the whole dance floor to ourselves! How romantic is THAT?), but it’s a bit more…tedious (i.e., frustrating) in spots…but it’s ultimately still my fave Ginger, because it is ALL Ginger! Judas Priest!

      …BTW, if ya dig Ginger, please stop by my blog, Gingerology, at jwhueyblog.blogspot.com !

      VKMfanHuey

  • WT

    I forgot to add that the other most romantice contemporary TV movie that I have seen over and over again is One Special Night with James Garner and Julie Andrews.

  • Raif D’Amico

    I agree with Tiny Tim…I loved Angel And The Bad Man, and I love Gail Russell. Wayne produced that movie.Add The Best Years Of Our Lives,An Affair To Remember. The Ghost And Mrs. Muir,Vertigo,Wuthering Heights,and Laura.
    I would seat and watch any of them again and again…and I have.

    • GAYLE

      Let’s not forget that AGE has no limits on ROMANCE:
      my choice is “DAISES IN DECEMBER” with Jean Simmons
      To prove “….you’re never too old for TRUE LOVE”

  • Dolores F. Tamoria

    Somewhere In Time, Christopher Reeve & Jane Seymour
    The Quiet Man, John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara
    Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, Maureen Stapleton & Charles Durning

    I never get tired watching these three.

  • Gary

    One film that should be mentioned is Love Letters starring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotton.Of course,Random Harvest,Waterloo Bridge, The Clock,It Happened One Night,Roman Holiday,The Gilded Lily, Pride of the Yankees and so many others

  • Momo

    Claude LeLouch’s 1966 “Un Homme et Une Femme” (OR “A Man and a Woman”). The soundtrack and the acting are extremely moving.

  • GAYLE

    ALWAYS give me front row center for these, as well:
    Affair to Remember /Cary Grant & Deborah Kerr
    The Christmas Card /by Hallmark
    Now, Voyager / Bette Davis at her best!
    Night & Day /Cary Grant (what a romantic!!)

  • blazejones

    ‘Lost in Translation’ or ‘Stealing Beauty’stir my middle aged heart.

  • Marcia

    Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves dancing to Paul McCartney’s “This is the way it should be” in “The Lake House”. Daniel Day-Lewis telling Madeleine Stowe, “I will come back for you” in “The Last of the Mohicans”.

    • BDavis Fan

      Thumbs up for “The Lake House”… though it’s not my all-time favorite, it’s certainly one of them; very powerful scene dancing to the McCartney song. Beautiful for modern times. Good call.

    • Anne

      Wasn’t it, “Stay alive. Just stay alive. Wherever you are, I will find you.” ?

  • Kenneth Gentile

    Captain Blood (1935) or the Sea Hawk (1940), both not just adventure films but also historic romances.

  • Mary

    My all time favorite is Now Voyager.. maybe it’s that cigarette trick or maybe the last line.. I love it.
    I also love Midnight in Paris because those incredible opening shots of Paris make me fall in love with that beautiful city all over again.
    Best Years of Our Lives- Three great love stories in one film!
    It was a delight to read everyone’s favorites. What terrific choices.

  • Helen Bennett

    For me, no contest. It’s “Summertime.” But how come no one has mentioned “Brief Encounter”?

  • tim

    My man godfrey, Bringing up baby, The grapes of wrath tom and his ma, Like water for chocolate

  • Lisa C

    So many wonderful films mentioned. I think Casablanca is the most romantic on many levels – the romance between Rick and Ilsa; the idea of personal sacrifice for the good of others; the eventual (we hope) triumph of good over evil.

  • tim

    The Big Sreet Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball

  • Nancy

    For me, got to be West Side Story, my all-time favorite!

  • Rob

    “Portrait of Jennie” (1948) and “The Enchanted Cottage” (1945)

  • Anonymous

    How can we forget Pillow Talk with Doris Day & Rock Hudson!

  • Magman

    Number One: Roman Holiday
    Number Two: Casablanca
    Number Three: Red Sky at Morning *

    *Originally made for TV starring Richard Thomas and I am probably the only person that has a copy in the entire US.

  • Trippy Trellis

    AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, followed by BRIEF ENCOUNTER and A PLACE IN THE SUN.
    And almost every movie starring Audrey Hepburn.

  • alex

    The most romantic film? Portrait of Jennie. Why? I find that this movie is the most romantic because it shows that love comes to you when YOU are ready…and that it might not always be what you expected it to be but it will ALWAYS be there for you, if you believe!…:-)…

  • Larry

    1. Somewhere in Time
    2. Tom Jones
    3. Ghost
    4. Romeo and Juliet (1968)

  • jim

    “The Enchanted Cottage” — a sadly underrated movie.

  • ElizabethJoyce

    My father sat me down in the late 50’s at 14 years of age to watch a movie with him. Boys were just starting to be interesting. He wanted to instill in me the values of true love and we watched Enchanted Cottage. He died at age 68 and I lost not only a wonderful father but my movie buff buddy. He knew them all and could remember obscure off-the-wall names. I have since taught my husband and my son this art. My son is also into composers as am I. Anyway my list would be ridiculously long but I would have to agree with a lot of the others. The Notebook is my favorite. But I also love Brief Encounter, Dr. Zhivago (in my top 5) as is The English Patient, An Affair to Remember, Bridges of Madison County, Casablanca, Random Harvest, Gone with the Wind, Somewhere in Time, Moonstruck, A Place in the Sun, El Cid, Spartacus, Jane Eyre, Ghost, Rebecca, Gigi and what could be more romantic than Lady and the Tramp? I also have to agree with whoever mentioned Daddy Long Legs (I was an impressionable 12 and WOW!) My husband and I watch One Special Night every christmas season. And, yes, what scene is more passionate than George and Mary on the phone from It’s a Wonderful Life? I could go on and on. Do I love movies, you bet!

    • Ginny

      Reading your note made me remember about my first time seeing a movie. My father was working third shift and loved movies so he would often go to a matinee. He started taking me with him when I turned four years old in 1939. I have been a big movie ever since then. Thanks for the memory. I think Random Harvest is my favorite, but there are so many more that I love too.

    • BDavis Fan

      Awesome story, EJ. For me, it was my mother who instilled in me a love of “old movies” as she told me how she’d go to a double-feature every saturday for only 10 cents! Probably dating myself, but I was the baby of the family. :0)
      She shared with me the “whys and wherefores” of great storylines and plots and characters, and really turned me on to Bette Davis films (hence, my username). Good, loving parents are a priceless God-send, and good film contributes to good character, in my opinion.

      God bless you for sharing… it took me back, too.

  • Geneva P.

    1.Wuthering Heights
    2.Jane Eyre
    3.African Queen
    4.Home from the Hills (Robert Mitchum)
    5.Sound of Music
    6.Love is a Many Splendored Thing
    7.Picnic
    8.Spartacus
    9.Somewhere in Time
    10.Time after Time (Malcolm McDowell)
    11.Moonstruck
    12.Bird of Paradise (Jeff Chandler)

  • Garry Stewart

    Romantic movies for me include Letter From an Unknown Woman, Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, Casablanca,The Ghost and Mrs Muir,The English Patient,Out of Africa, Roman Holiday, Sabrina [1954]. Was their anyone more beautiful and vulnerable than Audrey Hepburn ?
    In modern day terms Midnight in Paris is right up there too.

  • Jim

    Gone With the Wind, Titanic and Bodyguard. My three favorites and all with terrific romantic musical scores.

  • keith

    How can you forget “Brief Encounter”. The mos romantic film ever made.

  • Butch

    “Somewhere in Time” Has my vote too! The scene where he finds the penney is heart breaking! I could almost feel the pain!

  • Eileen

    I like Sleepless in Seattle and Dirty Dancing.

  • Bill

    A Man and a Woman

    • Lorraine M.

      Absolutely! How did I manage to forget that one??!

  • VKMfanHuey

    OK, I’m obviously bias, but I think the ‘Never Gonna Dance’ routine in ‘Swing Time’ is pretty dang romantic in it’s own awesome way…

    I think GWTW and Casablanca are pretty much neck-and-neck…but there’s lot’s of other ones mentioned here that fit the bill…

    From gleaning the replies, haven’t seen Titanic – the DiCaprio-Winslett one… the sets, effects and period costumes were awesome to be sure, but let’s face it…the love story was why it made a gazillion dollars…

    • Randy

      Blue Hawaii-a guilty pleasure, plus I stayed at the Coco Palms before Hurricane Iniki wiped it out.

  • Pamela Maschek

    No one mentioned, “FUNNY GIRL” Barbra Striesen and Omar Sharif—–“Hello Gorgeous” The Others for me are Gone With the Wind, Spartacus, Somewhere in Time, Wuthering Heights (1939) and Rebecca.

    • Renee’

      I agree with you on Funny Girl. Amazing. Streisand. Classic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.ruffin Bryan Ruffin

    1) Laura
    2)Sleepless In Seattle
    3) Notebook
    4) Casablanca
    5) West Side Story
    6) The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

  • Joan

    All 3 versions of You’ve Got Mail starting with Little Shop Around the Corner.

  • C Louise Gettig

    If I was told could only have 6 movies, they would be. 1)An Affair to Remember, 2)Come To The Stable, 3)Sabrina, 4)Sound of Music, 5)The Apartment, 6) The Lost Valentine. I watch An Affair at least once or twice a year.

  • Donny

    there’s so many but how about
    In Harm’s Way-with John Wayne and Patricia Neal or
    Follow That Dream-with Elvis Presley and Anne Helm
    or
    Lady Hawke-with Rutger Hauer and MichellePfeiffer

    • sfaye

      An Affair to Remember with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr is my all time high. Then reading Ladyhawk reveiw I’d have to agree. Along with Hallmark “The Love Letter” with Campbell Scott. Another with Sean Connery “Entrapment”. There are so many that are not even mentioned. It’s too bad there not shown on TCM more often.

  • Norrita Sanders

    Wuthering Heights from the 30’s and Twilight saga from today. when the man is as romantic as the woman it’s amazingVery few films like that. Maybe Scarlett Pimpernel too

  • Luigi Of NYC

    TO: C Louise Getting :

    An Affair To Remember —
    was a remake of —
    LOVE AFFAIR —
    with Charles Boyer & Irene Dunne —

    along with the incomparable —
    character actress —
    MARIA OUSPENSKAYA —
    who played Boyer’s Mother —

    She also played the mother of —
    James Stewart in the 1940 flick —
    THE MORTAL STORM !

    Luigi

    • Kate

      I agree about “An Affair To Remember”. However, my favorite version is the Cary Grant & Debra Kerr, version.

      I have probably seen this version close to one hundred times and I still cry at the end.

    • Mary Lou

      Also played the dance teacher in “Waterloo Bridge.”

  • Norrita Sanders

    I am surprised that no one mentioned Les Miserables. this is pure love of fellow man and that truly is romantic

  • Freddy

    Not mentioned but classics;

    Letter from an unknown women
    Miracle in the rain
    La strada

  • Patt Illouli

    1. Picnic
    2. Fanny
    These 2 are interchangable. Also loved Out of Africa and Room with a View.

  • Billy

    I always thought that “No Man Of Her Own” Starring Clark Gable & Carole Lombard was a great romantic film…..But, “It Happened One Night” is the King of all romantic comedies. It was the first, best and the one by which all others are measured.

  • SLH

    There are so many in no particular order here’s some of mine
    Picnic
    Love in The Afternoon
    Love With The Proper Stranger (It’s downright criminal this is not on DVD)
    Strangers When We Meet
    Father Goose
    It Happened One Night
    The Best Years of Our Lives (3 great love stories in one film !!)
    Breezy
    A Summer Place (2 love stories)
    The Quiet Man
    McClintock
    Lady Chatterley’s Lover
    Sabrina
    Young At Heart
    Gigi
    Rome Adventure
    Fanny
    Topper
    My Man Godfrey
    Margorie Morningstar
    State Fair
    Oh I could go on and on it is hard to stop. There are so many facets of romance, I tried to pick different types of romantic movies.

    • Nancy

      I so agree with your list adding West Side Story, of course. And how about The Bishop’s Wife with Cary Grant and Loretta Young. And Love is A Many Splendored Thing with William Holden. Love Picnic! And both tv versions of Pride and Prejudice! Splendid!

  • ElizabethJoyce

    Continuing on I forget to mention It Happened One Night but then there are ones too numerous to mention. When my husband came home tonight we went thru the lists and when I read to him what I had written his comment was, “How could you forget An American in Paris”? The dancing around the fountain is one of the most erotic scenes ever and who doesn’t get happy tears when in the final scene Henri lets Lise out of the car a she runs up that long flight of stairs to the strains of Gershwin and Jerry’s waiting arms. Oh what bliss! And then just for pure rom-com that will never ever be considered for a classic there are movies like Just Like Heaven with Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo. I admit I cried. The Cinema touches us in so many ways. I’m glad they consider now along with art, music and literature. All movie lovers should see “Cinema Paradiso” about screen kisses. What a beautiful movie!

    • Lisa C

      I agree with you about “Cinema Paradiso”. What a wonderful movie – funny and touching and beautiful theme music.

  • mrmovie

    for whom the bell tolls

  • Naturally Curlie

    Romantic?
    How come most of the picks involve a separation and/or death of one of the couple?
    That’s romantic?

    • Nancy

      It’s all about star-crossed lovers and love denied. It’s Romeo and Juliet in many different scenarios.

      • Anne

        Yes…your heart breaks when their hearts break.

  • mrmovie

    what greater love when one gives their life for another. yea it’s romance

  • AJ North

    To the many worthy films listed (including some not so obvious, such as three by the great Powell & Pressburger, Wyler’s “The Best Years of Our Lives, LeRoy’s “Random Harvest”), I should like to add David Lean’s “Brief Encounter” (1945) and Sam Wood’s “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” (1939).

  • Bev Greene

    Crossing Delancy – go, pickle man!

  • DIRK

    for Theatrical Film I go with BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and TV Movie is GRIFFIN & PHOENIX: A LOVE STORY (which ‘one ups’ the original LOVE STORY with O’Neal and McGraw).
    ps. I like SUMMER OF 42 also!

  • Trystan

    I cant believe this random list. The three greatest romantic films are: Now Voyager; A Place in the Sun; and Random Harvest. Question me? Enjoy for yourself!

  • David Shaffer

    TWO FOR THE ROAD. So glad to see it was already mentioned. Many others named are favorites, too, but TWO FOR THE ROAD tops my list. I’d also add ONLY YOU, which also has great music. And aren’t all of David Lean’s films saturated with romance; including the huge ones?

  • John Stanaway

    Not a big fan of romantic movies, but two favorites are WUTHERING HEIGHTS of 1939 and NOW, VOYAGER of 1942. Olivier and Oberon were superb in a sterling Wyler directed gem. Voyager is a stunner with Bette Davis (she could even act herself more beautiful) and Claude Rains is at his smoothest. Also, the title is an apt use of Whitman’s poem.

    • Ian

      By the way, Now, Voyager (my fave) is being done as a musical.  I know, because I tried to get the rights and someone beat me to it.  Damn!

  • msdoni

    “Far from the Madding Crowd”! I get goosebumps when Alan Bates says very simply to Julie Christie, “Whenever you look up, there I shall be, and whenever I look up, there you shall be.”

  • jim

    I’m going to pick one completely out of left field: Kurosawa’s “One Wonderful Sunday”. If you only know his movies about ancient warriors, you might not think he could make a great romantic film. But, trust me, this is a Kleenex movie if ever there was one! Well worth seeking out!

  • em

    I’d put Gone with the Wind and Waterloo Bridge at the top; Princess Bride and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Lady and the Tramp are also up there.

    One marvelous romantic movie that hasn’t been mentioned is Sayonara. Oh my!

  • Vickie

    Sleepless In Seattle.

  • John Mulrenin

    “Trick” Gay theme with uplifting ending.

  • Larry

    If anyone remembers Teresa Wright ( in older movies like The Little Foxes and The Best Years of our Lives) then you might be very surprise with another very good romantic film called “ENCHANTMENT” with David Niven… I loved it !!

    • Ron

      “Enchantment” is one of my all time favorites. Don’t forget “Here Comes Mr Jordan”.

  • gloee

    I have to say Random Harvest & Now Voyager…they really don’t make ‘em like that anymore..

  • Patricia Gross

    Come on people, greatest romance of all time; you have to think way back. Without a doubt, Scarlett & Rhett in Gone With the Wind, hands down.

  • S. R. Orsulak

    How about W. Holden and J. O’Neil in BRIDGES AT TOKO RI, a war movie that is also a love story.

  • OZ, Rob

    Lots of Romantics out there !..how about some Romance with serious dramatics, Humoresque,1946 and Dodsworth,1936 and on a lighter note, On Approval,1943.British….

  • Gwen

    lately i’ve been trying to catch “return to me” and “last of the dogmen” for the last part of the movie.
    have you ever seen “brassed off”–it’s funny & sad & romantic & musical

  • mk

    1.Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet” – Best really “Old School” Love story and best adaptation of a Shakespeare play
    2.Dr. Zhivago – Awesome film with a great Love story
    3.Love Story – The title says it all
    4.Ghost – Love/Sex just oozed from the screen
    5.Gone with the Wind – Great move but only a 7 on the Richter Love scale
    6.Pretty Woman – Best comedy with Love
    7.The Bodyguard – Best Love suspense drama
    8.Breakfast at Tiffany’s – My favorite beginning of any movie so it’s on my list
    9.African Queen – Best action adventure Love story

  • nana

    Does anybody except me remember two great films starring Charles Boyer?
    1. History is Made at Night (one of the great titles of all time)
    2. Algiers, where he plays Pepe LeMoko.

    He was a magnificent romantic actor.

    • Mary Lou

      Had forgotten about “History is Made at Night.” What do you suppose of those!!!!

  • Alexander E. von Richthofen

    As a filmmaker I think:
    Moonstruck
    Dr. Zhivago
    Casablanca
    For whom the bell tolls
    and La Strada
    are the most romantic and touching movies of all time.

  • john

    In no particular order: Rebecca, Laura, Jane Eyre, Roman Holiday, Spellbound, Two little known movies: Hideout ( Mauren O”sullivan and Robert Montgomery),The Doctor and the Girl (Glenn Ford and Janet Leigh),Angel and the Badman, Portrait of Jennie, The Apartment.

  • Dave

    There are plenty of movies here and I’ve seen quite a few of them. I pretty much agree with all. There are so many that I was going to say, that are already there. So, I thought I’d come up with a couple that haven’t been mentioned at all. CITY OF ANGELS with Nicholas Cage & Meg Ryan and SWEET NOVEMBER with Keanu Reeves & Charlize Theron

  • Suzanne

    An Officer And A Gentleman – Debra Winger and Richard Gere. Princess Bride – a true fairy tale and funny. A 1997 film, Firelight – highly recommend this one -

  • tom cummons

    Random Harvest Greer Garson & Ronald Coleman . Makes me tear up every time . Dood story , great acting . Some good twists & wonderful ending .

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.levin3 Michael Levin

    “Lady and The tramp”.

  • Lenore Salinger

    ‘AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER’ with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr
    ‘CASABLANCA’ with Bogie and Bergman
    ‘MY FAIR LADY’ with Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn
    ‘GONE WITH THE WIND’ with Gable and Leigh
    ‘MY MAN GODFREY’ with Wm Powell and Carol Lombard

    Honorable Mentions:
    ‘IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT’ with Gable and Colbert
    ‘THE GHOST AND MRS MUIR with Rex Harrison and Gene Tierney (light years better than ‘Ghost’ with Swayze and Moore)
    ‘BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S’
    ‘CITY LIGHTS’ with Charlie Chaplin
    ‘RANDOM HARVEST’ with Greer Garson and Ronald Coleman
    ‘LOST HORIZON’ with Ronald Coleman and Jane Wyatt
    ‘DR. ZHIVAGO’ with Julie Christie and Omar Sharif
    ‘SHOP AROUND THE CORNER’ with James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan
    ‘MOONSTRUCK’ with Cher and Nicolas Cage
    ‘THE QUIET MAN’ with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara
    ‘HIS GIRL FRIDAY’ with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell
    ‘ROMEO AND JULIET’ – Zefferelli version
    ‘STRAWBERRY BLONDE’ with James Cagney and Olivia DeHavilland
    ‘O’HENRY’S FULL HOUSE’ – The ‘Gift of the Magi’ and the ‘LAST LEAF’ segments

    • didge

      You really have a great list!! I would add Curtain Call with Michael Caine, James Spader and Maggie Smith; also, Alfie This really is an impossible question!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002909148472 Kenneth Polinskie

    Hate to break a trend here but without “BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN” there is no “most romantic” list. Controversial, understated, decades long yearning, repression,sheep herding, rage, passiom,shame,natural beauty,regret and longing. It is ,for me, painfully, the most romantic movie ever made (beside GWTW)!

  • Ron

    Just remembered one that for me had romance “City For Conquest” with James Cagney and Ann Sheridan.

  • VictoriaRegina

    I think Love Story was beautiful and so Somewhere in Time.
    Love Story made me cry, in fact the whole audience wept…

    • Dwighthllywd

      Victoria Regina – You have excellent taste!

  • SLH

    I just have to add to my above list a few more movies ;-) I don’t think were mentioned:
    Ryan’s Daughter
    French Kiss
    A Letter to Three Wives
    All That Heaven Allows
    Sunday In New York
    Any Wednesday
    High Society
    The Unsinkable Molly Brown
    The Tender Trap
    The Music Man

  • Ken

    “Return To Me”Daid Ducovny or however you spell it (the X-Files guy) and Minnie Driver was very romantic, “The Love Letter” (1998 Hallmark), “A Portrait of Jenny”, “Band of Angels” Clark Gable, Yvonne Decarlo. Theres some great movies. Totally agree with “Somewhere In Time” still #1 !!

  • John T. Borek

    I agree with every movie that I have read on these list. But here are a few that I haven’t seen on any list so far. ONCE is one of my favorites, I love this movie. A TASTE OF HONEY is another great romantic film. I’m surprised no one mentioned THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, an incredible movie and Cloris Leachman is wonderful. How about HAROLD AND MAUDE, STARTING OVER and a very obscure movie, TALK TO HER. Those are just a few of the newer romantic movies. I too, love all the older movies mentioned before. Romance movies are my favorite.

  • Norma

    1. The Notebook, 2. Somewhere in Time, 3. A Man and a Woman

  • Daphne

    By all means, Random Harvest is at the top of my list!!

  • msrhea57

    The Enchanted Cottage!

  • Rob Maynard

    Two stories where the love lasted through decades – Back Street (the Margaret Sullavan and Charles Boyer version) and Cinema Paradiso.

  • Dan

    Gone With The Wind or Brokeback Mountain.

  • Maureen

    Three Favorites:

    1)My Foolish Heart (1949) – Dana Andrews & Susan Hayward. Tragic romance, still makes me cry everytime I see it. Great title song and musical score.

    2)The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) – three stories of love being tested by the effects of war on returning soldiers. Great cast all around, and Hugo Friedhofer’s musical score adds to the movies’ feeling of uplifting and lasting love.

    3)And Now Tomorrow (1944) – Alan Ladd & Loretta Young. A little melodrama goes a long way: great on-screen chemistry / love story between the two leads.

  • Lisa Brown

    So glad someone mentioned All That Heaven Allows (Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson)! How about Christmas in Connecticut and White Christmas? For a modern choice I love The Holiday (Jude Law, Cameron Diaz).

  • Phil Pluta

    I saw Bird of Paradise when I was 1 years old and couldn’t get it outmy thoughts. When Debra Karr jumped into the valcano I had tears in my eyes.

    • Dee Fannon

      Loved that movie, but it was Debra Paget, not Karr who jumped into the volcano leaving Louis Jordan weeping….heartbreaking!

      • Dee

        Oh I had forgotten what a wonderfully romantic love story Bird of Paradise was. Saw it for the first time when I was around 13. Have only seen it once since then because it isn’t shown and I do not have it in my collection but remember every moment of it. My heart skipped a beat when Debra jumped into that volcano.

  • Lisa Brown

    Just thought of another fabulous romance film (in addition to all those you all have mentioned): People Will Talk (Cary Grant). Scandal, sacrifice, standing up for others, love…It has it all!

  • Chris

    No one mentioned “The Big Easy”. The attraction between Ellen Barkin and Dennis Quaid was breathtaking. Otherwise I think most of the old classic were the most romantic:
    Wuthering Heights
    Jane Eyre
    Casablanca
    Angel and the Badman
    A Quiet Man
    Notorius
    The Best Years of our Life
    Moonstruck
    The Apartment

    How about Rachel and the Stranger? Personally I never got the appeal of An Affair to Remember. I think Debra Kerr/Irene Dunn wallowed in self pity. Cary Grant/Charle Boyer obviously didn’t care that she couldn’t walk.

    • Renee’

      The Big Easy is a joke and unrealistic. definently not a contender

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=621444805 Nanci Adkins

    Mr. Skeffinton, Random Harvest and Love Actually

  • GR

    THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1556296218 Lavelle Jones

    How about “Sayonara” with Marlon Brando, “All That Heaven Allows” with Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson and “Summertime” with Katherine Hepburn.

  • Anonymous

    White Castle
    World of Suzie Wong

    • Ian

      Forgot about White Castle.  What a wonderful film!

  • Bill

    I’m a little afraid to say it, but Endless Love
    truely broke my heart.
    The desperation and other feelings of that first love felt by the teenagers in this movie was superbly brought to the viewer.
    The tragedy of the parents encouraging their relationship in the beginning and then the attempt to end it was heartbreaking, though probably necessary.
    This was a no joke movie with a very sad ending.
    Excellent acting and realistic tear jerker and would be hard to watch again if you’ve ever been in love in your early to mid teens.

    Bill

  • Dee Fannon

    Perhaps an odd mix of older & more current:
    1) Sayonara
    2) Random Harvest
    3) Ladyhawk
    4) Titanic
    Not necessarily in that order…

    • Subabe

      LOVE Sayonara, Random Harvest, Ladyhawk and a lot of others mentioned here! Can’t resist adding The Inn of the Sixth Happiness with a side plot of romance between Ingrid Bergman and Curt Jurgens as a Chinese officer. It always clutched my heart.

  • Ellen

    The Enchanted Cottage, the original The Ghost with and Mrs. Muir, The African Queen,Casablanca, Gone With the Wind would be my choices.

  • Kai Ferano

    Let’s not forget to mention, ‘DEATH IN VENICE’ starring Dirk Bogarde as the dying classical composer who falls in love with a beautiful teenage boy (Bjorn Andressen) while on vacation in a decaying Venice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002233865526 Angela Nicoletti

    All of the above. Add to the list a bittersweet
    “Splendor in the Grass” Natalie at her best and first movie, I believe, for Warren Beatty. My first love story was “Jane Eyre”.

  • BDavis Fan

    Haven’t seen any mention of Olivier and Leigh’s “THAT HAMILTON WOMAN”. I dare anyone to avoid a lump in their heart and throat as Nelson and Emma toll in the New Year of 1800 in each other’s arms as they resolve to continue their affair and travel to England together. Emily didn’t want to be diverted to Egypt to tour the pyramids and passionately tells Nelson, “I hate the pyramids… I would have DIED if you had left me here!” Albeit an adulterous affair, the romance of it can’t be beaten!

    For modern times my favorite is “DIRTY DANCING”, now commemorative of the astonishing singing and dancing abilities of the late Patrick Swayze. Listen to his rendition of “She’s Like the Wind” and you’ll know what I mean. Love between the classes in a tale of character transformation and coming of age. Marvelous selections that haven’t been mentioned!

  • Captain Mike

    I like “About Last Night” it comes full circle.

  • ggarland

    The Letter.

  • Keo Nansel

    When I was a young girl, the most romantic movie I remember was “A Summer Place” with Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue. I still get that “feeling” whenever I hear the Theme to Summer Place….

  • Bear

    Pinic and Dr. Zhivago.

    • didge

      Enemy Mine. Louis Gosset Jr. and Dennis Quaid. Romance can be about other things than love affairs. This is about love of humanity and life. It will always get my vote!

  • CatrionaJean

    How about “You got mail?”

  • Eve

    I really love lots of romantic movie’s but the top of the list would have to be Waterloo Bridge.

  • Renee’

    THE WAY WE WERE! Streisand and Redford are gorgeous together. and what a touching story!

  • QUASIMOTO

    ONE OF THE MOST ROMANTIC STORIES EVER-ON GOLDEN POND

  • Richard

    Deep Throat

  • Jack

    Casablanca. No contest! But it had so much more-intrigue, adventure, duplicity. An almost perfect movie.

  • Terri C

    1.John Wayne movies- westerns,war movies and everything in between.
    2.Mario Lanza movies- his beautiful voice with the love & romance.
    3.musicals- like Oklahoma

    • Rafael

      1)The Family Man(2000) with Nicolas Cage & Tea Leoni.

      2)Remember the Night(1940) with Barbara Stanwyck & Fred MacMurray.

  • Mary Lou

    Definitely Casablanca because theirs was a sacrificial love that extended way beyond themselves to others.

  • lahnee2012

    So many wonderful romantic films mentioned.
    Bridget Jones’s Diary is one of my favorites.
    Also, I’ll Be Seeing You with Ginger Rogers and Joseph Cotten.
    Bell, Book and Candle with James Stewart and Kim Novak (after all, witch craft only goes so far!)
    House Calls with Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson.
    Yours, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda (not easy to be romantic with 19 kids!)
    Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck in the Lady Eve and Gary Cooper with Barbara in Ball of Fire.

  • suzanne from lakewood, co

    My first choice would be “Here Comes a Horseman” and my second choice would be “Sleepless In Seattle”.

  • puck62

    How about a sleeper choice – THE BISHOP’S WIFE.
    Chaste and impossible, but a romance nevertheless.

    • Ian

      My absolute favorite MOVIE of all time.  It is perfection!

  • David Keppen

    Of course there have been several very “romantic” (I’m not always sure of the real meaning of the word as it is mostly a female descriptive word and means different things to different females) movies such as Casablanca, Duel In The Sun, Dr. Zhivago, and Out of Africa. But my number one continues to be Margaret Mitchell’s “story of the old south”, Gone With the Wind. And to think it was made in 1939.

  • kurznachrichtengordon

    The Human Condition (Ningen No Joken)!

  • Frank Isackson

    Dracula. Our protagonist dies for his love.

  • Tito Pannaggi

    WHAT ABOUT BO WIDERBERG’S “ELVIRA MADIGAN” (1967)!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1255712554 Doug Evans

    A MAN AND A WOMEN, the music, french, classic mustang!
    SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, romeo and juliet remake!
    I agree on Elvira Madigan, again the music, the photography!

  • Gerard King

    I would have to say THE WAY WE WERE, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, GONE WITH THE WIND, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN

  • Anonymous

    I think “Camille” is one of the best romantic movies. Of course Marguerite Gautier (Greta Garbo) and Armand Duval’s(Robert Taylor)relationship is doomed, but beautifully so. Arguably Garbo’s finest work and God bless George Cukor for discovering Robert Taylor.

  • Nostalgic

    talk about a trip down memory lane agree with 99% of the movies mentioned and would like to add a few not mentioned letters to juliet one true love and a romance between the queen and her body guard in the princess diaries II the only one I did not like on the list was brokeback mountain and there are probably many more out there after all love between a man and a woman is eternal

  • max fraley

    So many good ones it’s hard to disagree with most of them. Let me add THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON and those few choice moments of affection, devotion and downright love given between Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHavilland. Their parting scene near the finale of the film is as good as it gets.

  • Todd

    In the Mood for Love, no question (for me at least)

  • Dee

    It is a three way tie for me. Backstreet with Susan Hayward, The Enchanted Cottage with Dorothy Mcquire and Love Letter with Joseph Cotton and Jennifer Jones. All forever romances.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=621444805 Nanci Adkins

      The first two versions of Backstreet were better

  • didge

    I like the Blue Lagoon. Maybe because of when I saw it, but it had everything — innocence, beauty, savagery, and the deep blue ocean! Brooke Shields has just exploded on the screen with Pretty Baby, and Christopher Atkins was body beautiful!

  • didge

    I like the Blue Lagoon. Maybe because of when I saw it, but it had everything — innocence, beauty, savagery, and the deep blue ocean! Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins

  • goarmy

    ROMAN HOLIDAY ! Hepburn and Peck = perfection. And all in Rome. Nothing else is a close second, although Portrait of Jenny and Casablanca are great coices too.
    Three Coins and Summertime fell victim to the unwritten rule that all American ex-pats had to return to the USA before THE END. Took the romance out of it for me.

  • Heidi L.

    My favorite romantic movie of all time would have to be, “Portrait of Jennie”. In this movie the desire to be loved transcends time and space. It is eeriely beautiful and uplifting at the same time.

  • glrementer

    For me: #1 is Now Voyager followed by An Affair to Remember.

  • Jean Noah

    One of my all time faves is Return To Me. A beautiful love contemporary love story. Of the older movies, how about Funny Girl? Streisand’s love for Omar Sharif and the heartbreaking scene where he returns to her from prison to tell her goodbye – man! Of the older movies, Casablanca and Gone With The Wind top the list. I gotta give props to Random Harvest and The Enchanted Cottage as well as Somewhere in Time. Too many good romantic movies to have a number one favorite.

  • marg

    The Sullivans – the story of the Sullivan brothers who joined up in WW2 and were killed. A real tearjerker and a true story

  • BRIAN

    Love Letters(1945)Jennier Jones and Joseph Cotten
    Hers To Hold(1943)Deanna Durbin and Joseph Cotten

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=809959874 Anne Rouse Schulman

      Love the movie “Love Letters”….good choice!

  • judy janak

    The definitive James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” and maybe any version of “King Kong”.Honorable mentions to “The Prisoner of Zenda” (both Colman and Granger),”Brief Encounter” and “The Horse Wisperer”

  • Alfie

    Great choices by most … has anyone considered “Blue Skies,” with the quiet, determined, enduring love that Tommy Lee Jones character has for Jessica Lange’s? A wonderful love story that expresses the depths of true love between two very different people.

  • BRIAN

    First Love(1939)Robert Stack gives Deanna Durbin her first screen kiss.

  • Jeff Cody

    the original “State Fair” (1933) with Janet Gaynor and Lew Ayres.

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  • William Arthur Grove

    I can’t believe nobody said anything about Creator with Peter O’Toole, Mariel Hemingway, Virginia Madsen, and Vincent Spano in a double story about romance. A must-see for romantic movie lovers.

  • BRIAN

    Marie Antoinette(1938)Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power
    Yank In The RAF(1941)Betty Grable and Tyrone Power

  • odilon do carmo

    My vote for the most romantic movie goes to

    1956’s “MIRACLE IN THE RAIN”

  • odilon do carmo

    “MIRACLE IN THE RAIN” (1956)
    is the most romantic movie.

    • Alicedominguezthomas

       Miracle in the Rain!  Yes!  It was love at its purest form!  And all the characters changed at the end of the film.  None remained as we saw them for the first time.  I cried the first time I saw it and I cry every time I watch the DVD so I have to be careful when I choose to watch it because it stays with me for awhile.  Isn’t that a mark for a good movie? when it stays with you – keeps you thinking about the characters, their motives, etc?

  • Maryjo

    The most romantic film of all time ? Casablanca.
    I am always aware of the great love between Bogie and Bergman when I watch this classic.
    An Affair To Remember – when reformed play-boy Cary Grant goes to visit Terri McKay (Deborah Kerr)in the final scene,his great love for her is there for all to see,even though he never actually
    speaks about it. Very moving.
    The Hitchcock suspense Notorious – Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. That kissing scene in her apartment – wow.
    Roman Holiday – Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.
    Dr Zhivago- the love between Zhivago and Lara in the time of revolution and war and Zhivago’s refusal to leave his beloved Russia even though it costs him his life. Beautiful movie.
    Out Of Africa – we witness the growing love between Streep and Redford…
    The Barretts of Wimpole Street – either the Jennifer Jones version or the earlier Norma Shearer one. The love between Elizabeth and Robert
    despite the antagonism and evil selfishness of Mr Barrett never fails to move me.
    Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner – Kate and Spence’s last film together.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=621444805 Nanci Adkins

    Waterloo Bridge (Vivien Leigh & Robert Taylor version)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750037816 John Small

    I don’t know about the best romantic movie, but as far as I’m concerned the best bit of romantic dialogue in cinematic history takes place in “The Empire Strikes Back.”

    Princess Leia: “I love you.”

    Han Solo: “I know.”

    Classic!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/patricemitsos Patrice Mitsos

      Huh?????

      Are you joking?  Is this a joke?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=809959874 Anne Rouse Schulman

        It’s a guy…..explains it all….lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000534988081 Brian Jodrie

    Strange Love Of Martha Ivers(1946)
    Johnny Eager(1941)TNT Robert Taylor and Lana Turner
    For The Love Of Mary(1948)Deanna Durbin and Edmond OBrien,Don Taylor,and Jeffrey Lynn

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000876895229 Dolores Tamoria

    Sorry it wasn’t Deborah Kar that jumped into the volcano it was Deborah Paget. All of the Classic Romance Movies were great. They did not depend on sex but the acting and your imagination made the movies great. I love all of them including Picni and Ghost.

  • Rick

    WARM DECEMBER

  • rogerscorpion

    Most romantic film: ‘Casablanca’.
    Most romantic scene: Ben Affleck & Joey  Lauren Adams, in the car, in the rain, in ‘Chasing Amy’. 
    Second most romantic scene: Connery explaining to Michelle Pfeiffer, why he loves her, in ‘The Russia House’. 

  • MMGZ

    It’s tie between Romeo & Juliet (Leonard Whiting/Olivia Hussey) and Casablanca.

  • Alton Robertson

    “Elvira Madigan.”  Pia Degermark and Thommy Berggren play tragic lovers so in love that they chose death together rather than be seperated, a based on fact romance.  Has the most stunningly beautiful photography I’ve ever seen. 

  • Robin2k

    Wuthering Heights   Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon are both luminously wonderful and beautiful in this.

  • Jaystockwell

    To Nanci Adkins: you have good taste

  • Henry Dumont

    Wuthering Heights (1939) or Casablanca

  • Judyhill57

    Gun Crazy (1950)

  • Brubarr

    An American in Paris
    The dance finale is so very sensual between Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron.

  • Parkerr71

    waterloo bridge…..robt taylor….vivien leigh

  • Wade

    casablanca

  • Jamesmartin310738

    The Quiet Man & McLintock, both starring John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara. I thought were both romantic & funny    

  • http://www.facebook.com/TrumpetboyLarry Larry Magen

    So many to choose from… Many of my favorites have been mentioned here… I will go with 

    Now, Voyager. 

    Your heart just has to go out to Aunt Charlotte.  

    I would like to invite every one here to join the discussion on my live weekly webcast during our Classic Film Zone on Thursday nights at 11:00 PM (Eastern Time).  Chillin’ with Larry Magen on http://www.acorn.tv  

  • http://www.facebook.com/TrumpetboyLarry Larry Magen

    Gotta love Aunt Charlotte…. Now, Voyager.   Facebook me!

  • Marry431

    The Parent Trap, both Versions, and Random Harvest

  • Lpm1997

    “Of All Time is Very Difficult!”  But I loved Ava Gardner and Gregory Peck in “On The Beach” and the “Snows of Kilimanjaro!” 

    • Wade

      You are right its hard to pick one for all times as along with Random Harvest i also repeated ly watch Ava gardner and Gregory Peck in On The Beach. That last scene of Ava Watching Peck sail away to the music of Waltzing Mathilda is very emotional as well as very beautiful

  • Kimu

    Random Harvest – two love stores in one.

    • Wade

      I love this movie too, I watched it many times

  • Crussell

    Last of the Mohicans with Daniel Day Lewis

  • Bjodrie

    Ill Be Yours(1947)Deanna Durbin and Tom Drake.(William Bendix is Cupid)

    • linn

       i love Deanna Durbin and have seen mostly all of them—i wish they would bring them back on tv—-nice to see there are other people who appreciate her films……

  • Dwighthllywd

    “Somewhere in Time” (1980) with Christopher Reeve & Jane Seymour.

    • Gatsby191

      Still get choked up and a bit teary eyed whenever I see this movie. And I’m a guy!

      • guest

        My husband does, too.

      • talaktochoba

        are you sure?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=809959874 Anne Rouse Schulman

      Forgot that one….I’d change my vote to this movie.  True true love……

    • Hugh

      Definately the most romantic movie of all time. Reeves and Seymour were fantastic. Scenery was beautiful on Mackinaw Island. I have been there. In the fall a Somewhere in Time weekend is held.
      Hugh

    • PrincessNorrain

      “Somewhere in Time” always made me cry, from the first time I saw it, but especially watching it after Christopher Reeve died so tragically young. The same thing for “Ghost”. I still haven’t been able to bring myself to watching “Ghost” after Patrick Swayze died. When I do, I’ll need to have a fresh box of tissues handy.

  • Archie Leach

    Indiscreet. Cary Grant – Ingrid Bergman. “Nothing makes a man feel sillier than being romantic when a woman is not.”  “When you thought he was married and you would think it wasn’t right it was, but when you find that that he is not married and you would think it would be right it isn’t.  If you see what I mean.” Nough said.

    • talaktochoba

      sorry, Cary was quite romantic, but there simply is no power there…

  • Ian

    Now, Voyager

  • http://www.facebook.com/patricemitsos Patrice Mitsos

    Casablanca,without a doubt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patricemitsos Patrice Mitsos

    Granted, there are others.  “Splendor in the Grass” comes to mind…but that one is probably more sad than romantic.  So is “Now, Voyager”…a gem.  But, I think for the sheer, sweeping, epic spectacle of a romance, coupled with the greatest movie song of all time, I’d have to go with Casablanca.  I

  • Eileen

    The Way We Were comes immediately to mind, but who can forget Brief Encounter or I Know Where I’m Going or The Enchanted Cottage? I also think of Cocteau’s Beauty and The Beast and love the unexpected romances of Green Card, The Crying Game and certainly Once.

  • spirit

    “An Affair To Remember” with Gary Grant and Deborah Kerr”; High rank on my list is also “Gone With The Wind” – “Random Harvest” – “Valley of Decision” – “Waterloo Bridge” – “That Hamilton Woman” – “The Last Time I Saw Paris” – Now Voyager” ……so many greats that were made in the ’30’s and ’40’s”    

    • Mrs_Darcy

      OMG Dame Elizabeth Taylor was so moving in The last time I saw Paris, i love that move, actually have all the ones you’ve mentioned; bravo 

  • Stacy

    Casablanca and Gone With The Wind my all-time favorites.  Of course, Now Voyager is on my list also.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=809959874 Anne Rouse Schulman

    “An Affair To Remember” with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr…..I cry each and every time I see it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=809959874 Anne Rouse Schulman

    Found you on Facebook…..’subscribed’  And, yes, I always rooted for Aunt Charlotte :)

  • bsteele2

    Casablanca.

  • alaskasourdough281

    There are so many good ones but if I had to pick only one it would be Somewhere in Time. As a film. I think Casablanca is better overall by far but as a love story. I was absolutely mesmerized by Somewhere in Time.

    • Mrs_Darcy

      the music alone in S in T; the scenery, the costumes; photography ….. grace personified 

  • C.Vernee

    an Affair to Remember. Doesn’t matter how many times I see it,  the ending gets me every time.

  • Rsda

    The 2 Wayne-Russell films. Angel and the Badman and Wake of the Red Witch.
    They were a gorgeous couple.

  • Dorcare

    it’s SO hard because i know i’m not remembering some, esp.the old movies but here goes:
    friend’s lieutenant’s woman, unbearable lightness of being, wuthering heights,brokeback mountain, a star is born (judy g.), dr.zhivago

  • Mcfarnsworth

    Random Harvest

  • Bobby Donat

    I have two all-times: Casablanca and Brokeback Mountain  Casablanca because it epitomizes a greater love for something larger than ourselves.  Brokeback Mountain because it is the greatest film testament to unrequited love I have ever seen; Heath Ledger’s untimely death only seared the sorrow of the film deeper in me.

    • Mrs_Darcy

      I agree, finally a movie Hollywood was able to due the “subject” some justice.  Passionate and moving 

  • Mrs_Darcy

    Jane Eyre (w’William Hurt)
    Pride & Prejudice 1995
    Wuthering Heights
    Persuasion 2007

    • Cadesgrams

       Jane Austen, yes………!

  • Mrs_Darcy

    I would also like to add; for a new movie “The Lake House”….sure Keanu is not oscar material but the story was enchanting and oh wouldn’t it be nice to have that happen

    Nottinghill …..”just a girl looking for a boy to love her”

    Possession – Gwyneth & Aaron Eckhart

  • Asann

    ThornBirds

  • Kjcsilentfilms

    An all around great romantic film is CHARADE with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.

  • Sally

    I liked the movie “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir”

  • Burt

    Brokeback Mountain got best Director it was the most memorable and sensitive

  • Bob

    Same Time Next Year with Alan Alda & Elen Berstin was simply the best Romantic Movie that I ever have seen.  Couldn’t help but cry at the end.

  • Gen1777

    An Affair to Remember:  Not only a great cast with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, but a great story, great lines, and superb acting.

    • talaktochoba

      that’s just it, it was TOO perfect–Cary is too handsome and wonderful, Deborah has too perfect a broken wing, and so on;

      most romances usually have one beautiful and one rather plain man and woman, or vice versa;

      one has a SERIOUS problem that can’t be glorified or romanticised into a lesser-seeming malady, usually against the backdrop of events they cannot control what have thrown them together in the first place;

      quite often one saves the life of the other or at least spares the other from an event that could make life worse than death, thus driving emotions into an atomic explosion;

      and usually the romance is resolved by those events the two can no control, and not always with both walking away licking their wounds, because you’re kept in doubt as to whether both or either lover will survive it til the very end–not so with Cary, EVER;

      perhaps those elements are here–though I doubt it–but i’d rather not have to wade through all the violin strings and syrup to get to it;

      yes, there’s strings and syrup in “Casablanca”, too, but i don’t have to swim through it to get to the movie…I rather dislike soggy popcorn…must be a “guy” thing;

  • Saintash

    An Affair to Remember

  • Rosie_gibson

    The ghost and Mrs. Muir

  • Suningdale

    MAYTIME with Jeanette Macdonald and Nelson Eddy. Awesome romance!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000935793141 Christopher Mydelski

    An Affair to Remember .  Hands down the best

  • Ron

    most romantic movie    has to be  The Ghost and Mrs. Muir—-hands down

    • BonsterJ

      That was my first choice! I watch it over and over and still get the same reaction. I love the music! It heightens the emotions of the scenes, and you can really see and feel them.

  • alaskasourdough281

    I really have to add one more comment over and above my previous selection of Somewhere in Time. I will never forget Robert Donat and Greer Garson in Goodbye Mr. Chips. It was absolutely beautifully told and in my experience totally believable. Of course the love story wasn’t the main theme of the movie but her death absolutely brought tears to my eyes and has every time since that I watched the movie.

  • Mstokes1148

    Wurthing Heights (Lawrence Olivera)

    • Yellowramman

      Love the 1939 version of Wuthering Heights it ties with the 1958 version of Tales of Two Cities (Dirk Bogarde) for most romantic for me.

  • Lou from Missouri

    Lou from Missouri

    “An Affair To Remember”

  • Purpleflyer45

    Ohhhhh Yes !!!!!!

  • jeanpierre150

    Random Harvest.

  • jimmiethec

    The World of Suzy Wong, Cold Mountain, Childrens’ Hour, Brokeback Mountain, Sophie’s Choice

  • sue’s reviews

    Love the Casablanca and Affair to Remember choices but have to add Roman Holiday….classic romance that can never happen story….wonderful acting. 

  • Ron

    For me, it is the great Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”. Gets me every time.

  • Dmarque

    Somewhere in Time…….no doubt!

  • Kpenn1958

    The April Fools

  • Denise

    The Quiet Man

    • talaktochoba

      now THAT was a romance! Maureen was one of the few actresses not intimidated by her friend, John, and it showed on screen half a dozen times, from “The Wings of Eagles” to “McClintock”; still, you always knew from the start his things would end up, which though entertaining, took some of the fire out of it;

      that’s why “Casablanca” and “Un Homme Et Une Femme” win out over it;

  • jerry j.

    Grease, with Danny and Sandi floating off into the blue in Greased Lightning. And Sunrise, where the farmer returns to his wife Janette Gaynor, after he dumps the city vamp who has been trying to hook him.

  • tamazon

    Roman Holiday, Random Harvest, and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (Robert Donat and Greer Garson)

  • Dana-thompson

    How about ‘Two for the Road, Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney, loved it

  • Jbog1038

    I’m a sucker for romantic movies especially the old classic genre.  One of my favorite movies I have chosen is “The African Queen” with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn.  The two leading characters in the story meet and  together  they travel down the Ulanda River in preparation to blow up the Nazi Uboat combating all kinds of obstacles including the Germans in WWII.  Not only was it romantic but exciting to watch these two individuals bond together.  
     

  • Jbog1038

    Another classic romantic film which shouldn’t be overlooked was “It Happened One Night” with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.  I watch this movie quite frequently and it never bores me.  Superb acting and a fine story makes a great entertainment experience.

  • Pandro42

    Somewhere in Time and Casablanca.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daisy-Brambletoes/846520385 Daisy Brambletoes

      Also – and how could I have forgotten!) –  Lady and the Tramp, Beauty and the Beast, and even Cinderella.  Let’s give Disney a nod when deserved.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GDT3D3PXG6JRSAAN5E43HWCXEE Ray

    LOVE ACTUALLY….. WHEN COLIN FARRELL GOES TO PORTUGAL TO ASK HIS HOUSEGIRL
    TO MARRY HIM (SPEAKING PORTUGUESE)…REALLY TUGGED AT MY HEART AND FILLED MY EYES WITH TEARS..

  • Mary Mann

    SEVENTH HEAVEN   1937   Jimmy Stewart & Simone Simon   …he works in the sewer she’s forced into prostition by an evil sister…and somehow they find each other…a tender and touching love tranforming and elevating their miserable existence into a kingdom of eternal heavenly happiness.. 

  • Sandy clarke

    cassablanca, the notebook, the enchanted cottage,bridges of madison county,

  • lmyuen88

    Love is a Many Splendor Thing with William Holden…..

  • Crafty-lady

    Random Harvest, the saddest and the most Romantic. I cannot watch that movie without crying even though I have seen it a million times. I really loved the love they had for each other. That’s saying a lot for someone who does not believe romantic LOVE is real….no such thing.

    • cinemabon

      I couldn’t agree more. If I ever feel my eyes need a good cleaning, I put either this film on or “Song of Bernadette.” I might be a man who loves NFL and women but in the dark of my own living room, I’m just a cry baby.

    • Sherryreid75

      “August Rush” hit me hard. Loved it! Another great Romance was “Memoirs of Geisha”

  • Bretmac42

    The Thief of Baghdad.  Great line “Searching for her from the beginning
    of time and now that I found you will stay til the end of time”

  • jerry j.

    No one has mentioned the 30s film of Private Lives, with Shearer and Bob Montgemery as Elliott and Amanda–the ultimate Love ya Hate ya Cant’ live without ya characters, and created by Noel Coward. And there are at least two films of the opera La Traviata(with Moffo and Stratas) and Garbo as Camille.  

  • Bjodrie

    On the light side,how about Hoppity Goes To Town(1941)Hoppity and Honey the bumblebee were the perfect couple.

  • Rjstole

    “Now, Voyager” (1942) with Bette Davis and Paul Henreid.  When a movie has background music by
    Max Steiner (“Gone With the Wind”) you can be sure it will be unforgettable.

  • Nmemcg

    Hallmark has made some good TV movies, but, in the cinema…Casablanca,Gost and Mrs. Muir, and one my my favorite romantic dramas, Indochine.

  • Rquesenbury

    For romance, Roman Holiday is a real winner basically because of the heartbreak at the end. Of course An Affair To Remember is a very close second.  This nomination may sound strange to some since I classify it as a romance, but there is strong evidence in the movie to support the classification.
    I refer to the 1942 war movie, “Mrs. Miniver.”

  • Cottonball23

    you know it got to be whetering heights

  • Joan Donnelly

    Romancing The Stone

    • Lamb49car

      This is one of my all time favorites!

  • http://trendopics.com/celebrity-news-scandals/kim-kardashian-sextape/ Kim

    bonnie and clyde is the most romantic movie

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daisy-Brambletoes/846520385 Daisy Brambletoes

      You’re kidding…

      • http://minajtape.com/ Nicki

         bonnie and clyde is a very romantic film

  • D Gordo

    An Officer & A Gentleman

  • MsSophia

    “The Yearling”…..Jodie really loved that deer/fawn.

  • Smurray

    Casablanca,  Kings Row

  • patti5979

    Casablanca, Random Harvest, Bridges of Madison County, Somewhere in Time, and I’m a sucker for Love Affair (the original movie from which An Affair to Remember was made), and another Irene Dunne favorite, A Guy Named Joe.

  • Carroll Vernee

    An Affair to Remember, Casablanca, Officer and a Gentleman, It Happened One Night

  • Douglas Murphy

    Casablanca, The Apartment and Somewhere In Time

  • moviebuffie

    The French film, “A Man and a Woman.”

  • Jen1003

    note book,gone with the wind, pretty women

  • Spencerjanet

    Franco Zefferelli’s–ROMEO & JULIET with Olivia Hussy & Leonard Whiting

  • Wranglerjeep

    the last time i saw paris

  • caesar benigno

    somewhere in time  w/s reeves and jane seymore

    • Lolly828

       Yes, enthusiastically!  I love GWTW, but Somewhere in Time has a special place in my heart!

  • Msidd

    Somewhere In Time.

  • Sharclon8

    An Affair to Remember.  I must have seen it 20 times. Nobody does it better than Cary Grant.

  • jerry j.

    The list has to include Urban Cowboy, with Bud and Sissie and all their troubles, but love wins out. And Mrs Brown, with Queen Victoria and her love with John Brown, who refuses to take her royal guff.

  • Caglgav

    An Affair to Remember, Casablanca, The American President

  • Tbone

    tbone illinois” the way we were” and” to catch a thief” are my favorites

    • Lamb49car

      Me too, the way we were always makes me cry…love it.
      Also to catch a theif…Carey Grant and Grace Kelly. Two of my favs.

  • Cherthebean

    Random Harvest and in the newer Pride and Prejudice when Mr. Darcy and Lizzy meet in the marsh and he stumbles over “I love you and wish never to be parted….”

  • Osageking

    It has to be “An Affair to Remember.”

  • James

    An Affair to Remember and Ghost

  • Tleek

    Casablanca

  • Annette

    “Marty”  it is so real and sweet!

  • Baylady

    My Foolish Heart starring Susan Hayward and Dana Andrews is one of my most favorite films.  I have
    watched it many times and would like to watch it that many times again but I can’t find a DVD.   I
    wonder if it would be possible to find a copy.   I would never tire of watching it and really would
    like to add this movie to my collection.

  • Lolly828

    GWTW no doubt about it!!!

  • PKSPANDA

    SOMEWHERE IN TIME, IT HAD TO BE YOU, CASSABLANCA,ROME ADVENTURE, WUTHERING HEIGHTS,WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING

  • jeanpierre150

    BRIEF ENCOUNTER.  Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard were fantastic in this.

  • Poetrylover3

    Casablanca. Rick & Ilsa are the ultimate star-crossed lovers

  • Cherie003

    Brief Encounter also Somewhere in Time

  • lonebrat

    Brief Encounter!

  • Phyllis

    Marty, Somewhere in Time , and The Lake House

  • B.Shields

    The original Affair to Remember, tears every time.
    New The Wedding Date , laughs all the time

  • Bolay

    Big Eden

  • SMedlock

    Somewhere In Time, without a doubt.

  • Big Pauly

    Gone With The Wind

  • DEBRES

    THE RAVINE

  • Normangillen

    A Matter of Life and Death (aka Stairway to Heaven): David Niven and Kim Hunter, released 1946.

    • Crafty-lady

      Oh, I had forgotten about Stairway Heaven. I saw that on tv one night and loved it. I couldn’t peel my eyes off the screen. I love David Niven in movies, also Bachelor Mother was really good.

      • Normangillen

        Yes indeed, Niven was always amusing and added class to every film he was in.

  • Lorraine M.

    A Man and A Woman and Two For The Road–both, btw, boast unforgettable scores. I would also add The Bridges of Madison County.  

    • Tleek

       Not to knock your picks but have you tried to read Bridges of Madison County?  I tried and the book was really sucky so I never watched the movie. 

      • Normandmariep

        The movie Laura with Gene Tierney abd Dana Andrewa..It had mystery and romance. I Of course Gone With The Wind

  • http://twitter.com/LarryCox6 Larry Cox

    Forrest Gump and his love for Jennie.

  • Arb953

    OMG, it’s hard to choose between Waterloo Bridge (’40), Wuthering Heights (’39), Somewhere in Time (’80), Bridges of Madison County (Eastwood 95?) The latter being the more tearjerkery of the four!!

    • kathleenwong

      OMG is right! The part in the truck, where she is torn between staying and going is just  such a masterful piece of directing… 

  • Mike

    This is an almost impossible task!!  Two of the very best in my opinion are also two that had the saddest endings:   Somewhere In Time, and Bridges of Madison County.  

  • Bowlingfun

    The Eddy Duchin Story, followed by the Notebook followed by Somewhere In Time. Casablanca doesn’t come close.

  • Bowlingfun

    The Eddy Duchin Story followed by “The Notebook,followed by “Somewhere In Time. Casablanca doesn’t even come close to all three of these.

  • R L Tackitt

    The movie, “An Affair To Remember” with Cary Grant and Debora Kerr, I believe would be close to or the the most romantic film of all time.

  • Maxi

    As Good As It Gets – wonderful love story.

  • Oreadno1

    Casablanca

  • Netherlandj

    It’s a tie – The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Wuthering Heights, Laura (which is a mystery, but the man falls in love with a portrait – how romantic is that?), and Portrait of Jennie (sad but beautiful).

  • Kathy

    No doubt about it.  Love Letters with Joseph Cotton and Jennifer Jones.

  • Ravndlp

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Ghost, Jayne Eyre.

  • Rblenheim

    Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights”

  • SUMCOO

    a ROME ADVENTURE

  • SUMCOO

    A ROME ADVENTURE , WITH SUZANNE PLESHETTE , AND TROY DONAHUE.  PRETTY ROMANTICAL.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1041576428 Orin Keplinger

      Suzanne had some of the best, real eyes in Hollywood, but don’t miss Lynn Collins’ in “John Carter”, even if contacts. If you see the movie, don’t fail to read the first five books in the series by E.R.Burroughs

  • gliznorph

    I vote for Casablanca, too.

  • Carolannolsen

    The Whole Wide World. Renee Zellwegger

  • kathleenwong

    I vote for The Quiet Man… Wayne at his best, still handsome, masterful and the best take charge ever.

  • britt

    i really like You’ve Got Mail.  i know its a remake, but i love it!  it has a happy ending and always puts me in a good mood :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TACHVEDMY64SFYYFQK3Q42OEPM Zylphia

    The Twilight Saga…Bella and Edward

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Small/750037816 John Small

      Oh, yuck…

  • Gporgy

    now voyager

  • Bowdenj

    An Affair to Remember.

  • Riro135

    Elmer The Great-Joe E. Brown, Frank McCugh: directed by Mervyn Leroy.  It was made for Our Grandfather’s and Grandmother’s, as young kids, during America’s, (and The World’s), Great Economic Depression!! 

  • Sefaa1223

    An Affair to Remember is my favorite. My contemporary favorite romantic movie is British, Love Actually.

  • Carolyn E Naclerio

    Casablanca

  • Bernard

    TWO FOR THE ROAD with Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney is my favorite, nobody dies just
      falling in and out of love and then finally love and acceptance–that’s romantic !

  • Jcog1557

    An Affair to Remember/ Gary Grant, Deborah Kerr version; The Razor’s Edge/Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney and always the famous “Gone With the Wind”; Waterloo Bridge, That Hamilton Woman, Random Harvest are a few other greats.

    • Jcog1557

      Forgot to mention a movie that no one has heard of and tcm has no info on it but do remember seeing “Sentimental Journey” with Maureen O’Hara and John Payne, made in 1946; was a tear jerker.  Wish someone other then myself remembers this movie.

      • annf

        You are so right. Sentimental Journey was a 3 hanky movie!

    • Jcog1557

      Eddy Duchin Story was also great and a tear jerker; loved all films with Ty Power.  Green Dolphin Street with Van Heflin, Lana Turner, Donna Reed; great earthquake scene and love story; Van Heflin another great actor who never got recognition he deserved. 

    • Chinacolon

      you are right, An Affair to remember with Cary Grant how can I forget this movie

  • Ferrantegary

    Love Story

  • Nolegirl97

    Waterloo Bridge, Wuthering Heights, or The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

  • fogelmama

    To Each His Own is my pick. Olivia de Haviland won the Oscar for 1946, playing a woman who loses the love during World War I. In case you never saw it, I won’t tell what happens to her. I dare anyone to watch it without a large supply of tissues. Wonderful!

  • nylene

    I loved the Quite Man, Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Jane Ayre (all of them) and best of all The King and I,  that might be cause of Yule Brenner.

  • Tombwana

    Betty Blue can simply break your heart. Talk To Her, also.

  • R-higginbotham

    Brief Encounter. One of the saddest non-consummated love affairs on film.

  • Jerry

    Shakespeare in Love

  • http://profiles.google.com/mohan0128 Mohan Sagar

    To me, it has got to be Roman Holiday.  Gregory Peck – the ruggedly handsome, worldly-wise American, Audrey Hepburn – the delicately innocent but feisty princess.  A more mismatched pair could not be found, perfect for romance.

    • jrd

      Peck was gorgeous in that movie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Small/750037816 John Small

    The Empire Strikes Back is my choice, son the basis of a single exchange of dialog:

    Leia: “I love you.”

    Han: “I know.”

    Now THAT’S romance! 

  • China

    GONE WITH THE WIND

  • Tcpasss

    random harvest (1942)   absolutly devastating.

  • Lottdlreed

    Gone With The Wind….the BEST!!!!

  • Istrouma34

     CAMILLE –Garbo & robert Taylor.  Rent it.  It will bring tears .

  • Panavia Tornado

    Portrait of Jennie
    Brief Encounter
    Miracle in The Rain
    Smilin’ Through (1932)
    VOICE OF THE TURTLE / ONE FOR THE BOOK (1948)
    Back Street (1941 )
    One Way Passage (1932)

  • Melnmarge

    It’s a Wonderful Life,Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed and a telephone.Overwhelming emotion.

  • Parkerr71

    city lights………..chaplin.

  • Facklerama

    Oscar winning Best Picture “Shakespeare in Love”. How can you get more romantic than watching Shakespeare write Romeo and Juliet based on the love affair he is having. I used to think Casablanca, but here’s looking at Shakespeare, kid.

  • http://twitter.com/LarryCox6 Larry Cox

    In The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia feisty little Kristie McNichol is driving away from Georgia after her brother Dennis Quaid has been killed by really evil Sheriff Don Strowd ( Quaid was boffing Don’s girlfriend) and Kristie is pulled over by patrolman Mark Hamill, who sheds his uniform, and drives off with her in his underwear, after telling her she needs someone to take care of her. He has had a thing for her all thru the movie. Very romantic ending. 

  • gfscds41

    Shakespeare in Love(1998)

  • Barryfleckmann

    “Enchanted April”  ((1992)  Josie Lawrence, Miranda Richardson, Alfred Molina, Joan Plowright and the Drop-Dead Gorgeous (!!!), Polly Walker.  If you’ve never seen it (heck, if you’ve never HEARD of it!), rent it, buy it, steal it.  You’ll thank me.  Trust me!

  • Gaylesyboo

    The Mysterious Lady with Greta Garbo and Conrad Nagel

  • cindy urban

    Enchanted Cottage,Wuthering Heights,Jane Eyre,Waterloo Bridge,Now Voyager,The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Casablanca, The Thorn Birds,Out of Africa, Bridges of Madison County.

  • cindy

    How could I forget Vertigo…beautiful Bernard Herrman music,wonderful story.

  • David

    HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT (1937) Jean Arthur & Charles Boyer, it’s pure class

  • Raymond Stein

    I like “Goodbye Mr. Chips” with Robert Donat and Greer Garson.

  • Cyborg2828

    The Waterboy… he loved his mama!

  • Tropshirt69

    Casablanca  and Say Anything

  • Drpkane

    Random Harvest    and    An Affair to Remember

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.saenz.94 Anthony Saenz

    Casablanca – Hands Down the most romantic… It just get’s better every year!

  • Meggyx13

    Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken

  • Titanic

    Most romatic is Casablanca, or Nortious (Hitchcock Grant/Bergaman/Reins) Both show flaws and self sacrafice we all have done or have for love…..True love.

  • Nmemcg

    A Man and a Woman.

  • Hair-raiser22

    Don Juan De Marco, by far the sexiest and most romantic movie!

  • Karen Kearns

    Sabrina (both versions), Hatari, Walk Don’t Run, The American President, The Angel and the Badman, You’ve Got Mail, and Sleepless in Seattle

  • Marsha_sweat69

    How about The Other Side of Midnight, not a classic,or youy typical love story, but a love story none-the-less.  Also Jennifer Jones in Love is a Many Splendored Thing.  Did  Ms.Jones ever make a happy movie?

    • Designprose

      Yes–Cluny Brown

  • http://gamewhen.com/ Michael T

    I’ll go with the following based primarily on the writing and the wonderful acting:

    Casablanca
    The Way We Were
    An Officer and a Gentleman
    When Harry Met Sally
    A Star Is Born
    Dirty Dancing

  • Lars

    An Affair to Remember

  • Jackie

    SO  MANY ARE GOOD. CAMILLE. WHAT SHE SACRIFICED

  • Archie Leach

    The Dirty Dozen–  When they dropped the grenades down into the cellar, it choked me up.

  • PKMeans

    The Way We Were, An Affair to Remember, The Notebook, Picnic, Gone With the Wind

  • Designprose

    Roman Holiday (1953)

  • Bob

    I’ve seen most of these movies listed; “Three Coins In The Fountain” has them beat. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/laurie.kadlec1 Laurie Kadlec

    The Notebook

  • Susan

    Now, Voyager
    All This and Heaven Too
    Casablanca
    The Enchanted Cottage

  • Dee

    So many to choose from, I’ll give you my top three:
    Doctor Zhivag
    Love is a Many Slendored thing
    Casablanca

  • Ellenbadders

    Casablanca, An Affair to Remember, All this and Heaven Too, Waterloo Bridge, Jane Eyre

  • Cougarsmate

    Gone with the Wind  Top film ever.  Really followed the book.
    The Searchers also followed the book

  • TDoghouse

    The Bridges of Madison County.

  • Sandpiper

    “Gone With The Wind,” definitely takes the prize for most romantic picture.

  • Istrouma

    CAMILLE.  Nothing tops Greta Garbo’s final scene in this movie.

  • Sharon

    Daddy Long Legs (musical) with Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron

  • Rick A

    WATERLOO BRIDGE

  • Jan

    Love Story (Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw)

    • Cyn

      Ewwwwwww!

  • Susan Green

    Gone with the Wind.  Sound of Music a close second.

  • Buck

    The Bridges of Madison County

    • nick

       I did not put my vote for that film , but it comes pretty close to my two three. Perhaps 4

  • entert8in

    Random Harvest does not get enough credit.  Imagine, loving someone so much you go to work for them hoping it will bring back his lost memory.

  • Pamhandle

    Sorry but I have some more recent movies that I think are very romantic… Sleepless in Seattle…You Have Mail…Kate and Leopold… Serendipity…While You Were Sleeping….the Lake House….and Sense and Sensibility

  • cindy

    What about the made for T.V. movie THE THORN BIRDS ? Am I the only one who mentioned this wonderful story ? Each time I watch it I hope Richard Chamberlain leaves the priesthood for the beautiful Maggie…

  • Mjesusfreak16

    camille with greta garbo. I love Love at first sight.

  • Romanoscott

    bridges of madison county almost got my vote but i still have to choose ‘A Room w/a View’. its a perfect film, stunning visually, witty, tender, sweet, charming, fabulous score, amazing cast & 1 of the most enchanting movies i’ve seen. i never tire of watching it.

  • LUVITHERE2

    Wuthering Heights (1938 version) TNT Movie Crazy from the Heart are my top 2

  • Frannierose1960

    Those are all great love stories. Somewhere in Time, The Notebook, & Love, Actually are the best for me. Dirty Dozen, a love story? Don’t see that as a love story, but do love the movie.

  • Love3377

    Bridges of Madison county
    The Way We Were
    A Star Is Born
    Laura

  • Vernita2004

    the cutting edge

  • GYSGTOFMARINESRET

    THE D.I. with JACK WEBB…..I LOVE THAT MOVIE!!!

    • Wayne P.

      The Green Corp., the hard corp…yes, but romantic?…not exactly…dont even wanna think about swabbing decks together that close these days!

  • Peach1n2

    an affair  to remember.

    every thing was perfect. the cruise and the visit to his grandma. the music she played.
    great story. and with out a doubt the best actor for the part.  i could go on and on.

  • nick

    I don’t really care for these kind of films, but I definitely like in this order, Indiscretion of An American Wife by Vittoria De Sica (Also known as Terminal Station, the better version if you look at Criterion. Brief Encounter by David Lean, though written by Noel Coward. Finally, Love Is A Many Splendored Thing. 

  • Michael Helwick

    One-Way Passage: Kay Francis plays a terminally ill woman who falls in love with a man (William Powell) facing execution when a cruise from Hong Kong lands in San Francisco. Hooray for the Paradise Cocktail!

  • tarwinkles

    A Man and a Woman

  • Crlwolney

    One particular movie that no one seems to be aware of: “American Dreamer” which takes place in Paris with really great scenes and a cast dedicated to serving a really good movie for the ‘needy’ like myself.

  • Kathy

    Love Letters with Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotton.  I probably know the dialogue by heart, and I love the music.

    • Rick A

       Good choice Kathy, I would it was close to JJ ‘s best performances.

    • Gary

      Very atmospheric and romantic as anything.Great theme by Victor Young. Great cast…..just GREAT!

  • Mtcollison

    sleepless in seattle

  • GB

    Chapter Two and also Everybody’s All American

    • Cyn

      Love Chapter Two

  • Vincent Cobb

    Legends of the Fall.

  • Poppopfaber

    An Alair to remember

  • Donnahartel

    An Affair to Remember

  • Cfnapier

    A Tale of Two Cities with Ronald Colman

  • Anayjime

    Waterloo Bridge

  • Sromine

    A Hazard of Hearts

  • Cyn

    OUT OF AFRICA     Streep and Redford

  • SHARON LEE THOMPSON

    i saw GONE WITH THE WIND as a child. to this day it is my absolute favorite movie. i have a copy of it on dvd.  none as good as this one. i am 71 and it will always be my favorite.

  • deepscuba

    ALWAYS because it’s endless…

  • Moestjoe

    Gary Olman’s “Dracula”

  • tnrworks

    Somewhere In Time

  • Robin

    It has to be Gone with the Wind

  • Jef2

    “Lady and the Tramp” – Guy from the wrong side of the tracks finds love  … and lovingly accepts a collar and a license. High points: 1. The best “first kiss” in movies.  2. Jock, the Scottie, offers to marry Lady to protect her honor (after spending the night out with Tramp). 3.Peg sings the best torch song number in movies (“Wha-at a-ah dog!!”)

  • Snippy

    Pride and Prejudice
     

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PODTFFPVEUXYHXVGNS5G5FWKGI DIRK

    LOVE STORY (for a sad ending) and THE GOODBYE GIRL (for a Happy Ending)!

  • Sophie

    “An Affair to Remember.”  I never watched it before “Sleepless in Seattle,” and now I love it.

  • Linda

    Splendor in the grass.

  • Queenestherturner

    The other side of Midnight

  • JudyR

    Definitely Gone With the Wind…No, wait…Moonstruck!  Yes, Moonstruck.  Definitely Moonstruck.

  • Margie

    Casablanca
    Gone With The Wind
    Wuthering Heights
    Splendor in the Grass

  • Gmcauley

    Sleepless in Seattle, a modern Classic Love Story

  • GYSGTOFMARINESRET

    THE D.I. WITH JACK WEBB (But only if YOU LOVE THE CORPS!)

  • Jpaf

    Sunrise – 1927 (First Academy Award for Best Picture.  Yes, “Wings” gets the credit, but when one actually reads the history of the Academy, Wings won “Best Popular” while Sunrise won “Best Artistic”

  • Jpaf

    Lady Sings the Blues ( a real  100% minus flick)

  • http://www.facebook.com/BTerryMurray Beth Murray

    Gone With The Wind
    Pretty Woman
    A Star Is Born
    The Way We Were
     

    • Windytee

      loved gonw with the wind

  • Oracle52

    An Affair to Remember

  • Lettydahlin

    Pride and Prejudice with Kiera Knightly

  • PIANOKATTT

    THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG….60’S…DENUEVE….MICHEL LE GRAND

  • E_mccaffrey

    It Happened One Night

  • Bjodrie

    Sunday Dinner For A Soildier(1944)Anne Baxter and John Hodiak

  • Southfish

    A Walk In The Spring Rain

  • bonaparte3

    Casablanca

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sally-Stark/100000380617204 Sally Stark

    HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT

  • Randallhorn000

    So many! GWTW, Casablanca, Dr. Zhivago, Roman Holiday, Brief Encounter, Wuthering Heights, The Quiet Man, Marty, The African Queen, Picnic, The Apartment, Sense & Sensibility, Persuasion, Shakespeare in Love, Vertigo, A Very Long Engagement, and Rio Grande. (Yes! Rio Grande).

  • Gary

    Thru reading these comments I discovered Enchanted April.  I never heard of it but a great film! Already watched it 6-7 times

  • Seneca Griffin

    seneca I love “North By NorthWest and Dr. Zhivago

  • Sabra916

    Other Side of Midnight
    The Notebook
    Titanic
    Splendor in the Grass
    This Property is Condemed

    • Bkleffew

      My daughter love,  This Property is Condemed

  • Sabra916

    Oh, Great Expectations

  • Steve

    FIRST BLOOD, all John J. Rambo wanted was the love of his country, but except for a lone colonel, it wasn’t to be. Turley a heartbreaking love story. :o)

  • Leedegrance54

    Thornbirds, but that’s a mini-series not a movie. Casablanca over GWTW – nont even close. A shocker here, but a true love story – SHADOWLANDS.

  • Leedegrance54

    But the most romantic movie ever made is Dr. Zhivago.

  • Roger

    Romeo & Juliet.  What could express love more than being willing to die for each other?

  • TEDDY4816

    WESTSIDE STORY , FOR ME

  • Johnny Sherman

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir gets me every time. Oh, that George Sanders….what a cad!!

  • Eaglesnest1957

    Letter To Juliet

  • Ladychilipepper

    Gone With the Wind and The Quiet Man…

  • AA

    An Affair to Remember, of course.

  • Wardj

    Maytime and Naughty Marietta with Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy

  • Bill DeLeshe

    For romance fun humor,and just plain enjoyment,I’ll stay with “It Happened One Night”..
    Great Movie…..And it had a lot of great character actors..The great Walter Connelly,Roscoe Karns
    Alan Hale,and Ward Bond………No wonder it took all 5″Oscars” at the Academy Awards……………..

  • Joestalin

    Hands down, “Casablanca”; a film for all time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/delores.phillips.5 Delores Phillips

    Titanic, Ghost, and The Way We Were

  • Arlenes40

    Casablanca

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HAK5N24SFS5JA762UQBKS25VFQ lou

    for the love of the game

  • Jimmy Puckett

    The April Fools starring Jack Lemmon and Catherine Deneuve.

  • Jtbosslet

    Casablanca, of course! Unrequited love in a time of war, commitment, and world upheaval

  • http://awesomesauciness.wordpress.com/ CJ

    The Notebook

  • http://www.facebook.com/leslie.sexton.77 Leslie Sexton

    Casablanca, still…just got to see it on the big screen FINALLY! 

  • fluffdegoss3

    When Harry met Sally…without a doubt.

  • Justaprilmunoz

    Out of

    Africa

  • Tony

    camille

  • Tmealer

    Somewhere in Time, of course!

    • Bkleffew

      I just order that CD a few weeks ago!  Turn back the Clock with Connie Selleca is great also! Not really romantic but, very good!

  • Rover65

    Room with a View, Heaven can Wait, Affair to Remember, What Dreams may Come, Sleepless in Seattle, Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Somewhere in Time.  The Barrets of Wimpole St. (the story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s romance with Robert Browning). Baby Blue Marine, Song of Bernadette, (romantic in a way when she gives up her love of a man for her love of God), and Macaroni (more of an enduring friendship (straight|) between two men over many years. 

  • Nwrunner

    for sheer turn-on, The Big Easy did it for me. Could not wait to get home and fortunately it affected my wife the same way!

  • Adan Abc

    El Ultimo Tango en París con Marlon Brandon

  • DollyT

    Gone With The Wind, Picnic, The Quiet Man, Queen of the Starlight Ballroom, & Ghost

  • Drl1

    Casablanca

    • Marthagrace2004

      I love that one, too. 

  • Guest

    Enchanted Cottage

    • Bkleffew

      Oh, I love that movie, not many has seen this movie!

  • Karen

    Dr. Zhavigo, The Note Book

  • http://twitter.com/RuthJoanFahselt Ruth Joan Fahselt

    I believe Love Story was the most romantic of all time. Another thing about this movie is the complete sadness.

  • dog888k

    DeMille’s Samson and Delilah must be very Romantic. She loves him, she hates him (he jilts her and gets her sister and father killed), she shears him, she loves him again, they get crushed together.

  • Bigt56

    Legends of the Fall

  • dude1936

    The Notebook.  That was true love

  • Dburkhardt

    How about “Ever After”? The Cinderella story retold by Drew Barrymore. I could watch it over and over again.

  • Llmathies

    The movie “Pretty Woman” with Julia Roberts (Ms. Vivian) and Richard Gere (Edward).

  • Just

    Wuthering Heights (2009) with Tom Hardy. Amazing.

  • Pfmjr

    african queen just my opinion pat

  • Kjkk

    in the mood for love…

  • Lauradyoung

    My opinion is Dr. Zhivago. So sad at the end when Yuri sees Lara from the bus and has the heart attack. You so want him to talk to her one last time.

    • Marthagrace2004

      Oooooh! I LOVE that movie – it is so romantic. I like your comment but, throughout the movie, just the way he looks at her.

  • Marthagrace2004

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (starring Rex Harrison and Gene Tierney)

  • http://www.facebook.com/melanie.aguiar.98 Melanie Aguiar

    Romeo & Juliet, Love Story,Even though it boomed at the box office “Somewhere in Time”

  • Hildegard Brosseau.

    “Interlude” with Oskar Werner.

  • Cara

    Couldn’t read the entire list, but I never saw a mention of Tim, the first Mel Gibson movie I saw. Made in Australia. Very touching love story. Loved Don Juan De Marco. And two absolute favorites, Bull Durham and The Big Easy. They have it all, lust, love and a happy ending. Also check out White Castle, very romantic, very sexy. Saw a lot of my favorites, but these lesser known films deserve to be checked out.

  • John Zimmerman

    “Somewhere In Time” is first on my list, followed closely by “The Scarlet Pimpernel” (1934 with Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon.

  • Melissa

    Now Voyager, wonderful story, wonderful actors, classic lighting of two cigerattes with one match and the great line “Oh Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars”.

    • TedC

      Don’t forget Victor Young’s wonderful score.

  • azviewer

    I have 10 movies that tie for most romantic: “Sense & Sensibility” (Emma Thompson); “While You Were Sleeping” (Sandra Bullock); “Barefoot in the Park” (Jane Fonda); “Sabrina” (Audrey Hepburn); “Sleepless in Seattle” (Tom Hanks); “When Harry Met Sally” (Billy Crystal); “Ghost” (Patrick Swayze); and “The Holiday” (Cameron Diaz); “Under the Tuscan Sun” (Diane Lane); “Notting Hill” (Julia Roberts). All of these can be watched over and over to get into a great mood!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hlynnknits Heidi Lynn McDonald Stetler

    “Sense and Sensibility”. It gets to me every time!!! I love the Colonal played by Alan Rickman and I guess the whole cast adds something special to the play/movie.

  • BABS

    DOES ANY ONE REMEMBER WILLIAM HOLDEN & JENNIFER JONES AS LOVERS IN “LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDID THING” SECOND ONLY TO “AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER”

    • Caroline

      Babs: You picked my 2 favorites as well. I remember being 16 and watching “Love Is A Many Splendid Thing” and crying. The hit song was beautiful as well.
      AND who could forget “An Affair to Remember” the last 5 minutes alone are worth any other romantic movie. Not even the last 5 minutes, the look on Cary Grant’s face when he walks to the door and sees the picture he painted knowing what that means. Priceless!

      • Double A

        LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING is the correct title…

    • TedC

      Speaking of Jennifer Jones, how about “Love Letters”? A major factor in the strength of this movie is Victor Young’sgorgeous score!

  • Debra Roddy

    GONE WITH THE WIND,.of course !!!!!

  • thackeraybill@yahoo.com

    Gregory Peck in Stalking Moon was great.

  • Dominic

    Of course, ” Gone With The Wind”

  • Barbo

    most wonderful romantic movie of all time is MAYTIMEwith nelson eddy and jeanette macdonald The opera close to end of film szariza is riviting. .Seen this filmmany times. Love it so much. Barbara Barley England

  • Hildegard Brosseau

    Waterloo Bridge [Vivien Leigh] and Interlude [1968, Oskar Werner].

  • bevartly

    An Affair to Remember

    • NSG

      I totally agree with you on this one. I cry every time I see it. I don’t even want to see the original version called Love Affair, nor any other remakes.

      • ron a.

        If you haven’t already done so, you should give the original a try. Most critics rate it better than the remakes. Leo McCarey directed both Love Affair and An Affair to Remember and gives the nod to Love Affair. Despite Cary Grant, technicolor and the splendid soundtrack of An affair to remember, I have to agree with McCarey.

        • Caroline

          I think most people prefer the Cary Grant – Deborah Kerr version. Not just for the Technicolor etc but I would say it is the actors. Cary Grant is a tough act to follow and Deborah Kerr comes across a little better as a woman who would be hard to resist.
          Still, it is the story itself that grabs and holds. Who can resist the scene at the end when Cary Grant and Charles Boyer start to realize why Deborah and Irene seem to be glued to the couch and he slowly walks toward her bedroom, and the full implication descends upon him as he opens the door and looks upon his painting of her on the wall. .

      • Mark Malak

        I’m with you.I’ve seen Love Affair and it’s very good,but in my opinion,An Affair to Remember is much better,largely due to the great Cary Grant.

  • Ste. V

    The Story of Three Loves. Moira Shearer (ballerina), James Mason, Farley Granger, Leslie Caron, Kirk Douglas (as an aerialist), and others.

  • Barbara Barley HULL UK.

    Best romantic film of all time is MAYTIME with Jeanette Macdonald and Nelson Eddy. Even my husband loves it now.when theirs nothing much on except violent films bad language, we put on a Nelson eddy film with lovely jeanette macdonald. ONE i recorded 30 years ago. now i have most of their films. Watched these films hundred of times over the years.

  • talaktochoba

    The ONLY movie that can compete with “Casablanca” for this title is “Un Homme Et Un Femme”;

  • me$hi

    Sleepless in Seattle

  • LeeRay

    “Two for the Road” which I’ve seen well over 50 times, and enjoy it more each time I’ve seen it. Of course, with Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney it would be difficult for the film not to be a winner.

  • war horse

    laws of attraction-Juliana Moore Pierce Bronson

  • sfrules

    “Friends” What love is REALLY about! Nice soundtrack by Elton John and Paul Buckmaster, too!

  • Doug

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    For sure, “Somewhere In Time”. Oh, it’s you. What a line. Reeves stated in an interview he didn’t like the film. A lot of other people do, though. Needs a stereo version.

  • PAM

    Definitely GONE WITH THE WIND………

  • Jim

    Somewhere in time with Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour. Maytime with Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.jodrie Brian Jodrie

    Hers To Hold(1943)Deanna Durbin and Joseph Cotten.

  • Watchingwolf

    Somewhere In Time

  • rebalcha

    Gone With The Wind.

  • barbara deakin.

    My favorite romantic film is Random Harvest starring Greer Garson and Ronald Coleman. I remember
    queues for every performance of this movie and every woman wanted to be Greer Garson.

  • facetfact

    So many truly great ones – “The Time Traveler’s Wife” is the best for me.

  • cmac365

    Shakespeare In Love! The passion, excitement, beautiful scenery and excellent performances can’t be beat.

  • merrgaret .

    My favorite romantic movies of all time are: Gone With the Wind, When Harry Met Sally, While you were Sleeping and especially The Goodbye Girl with Richard Dreyfus and Marsha Mason. I fell in love with Richard Dreyfus after seeing that movie. There are a few more I could add like Moonstruck and My Fair Lady! I know there are a few more I’m forgetting about but these are the favorites I’m remembering. Could watch these anytime!!!

  • llynne55

    My favorite romantic movie(s) of all time is Now, Voyager and Random Harvest !

  • shirley

    Somewhere in time ,Gone with the wind, Titanic ,Always ,Dirty dancing and ghost

  • cc

    A man and a Woman it also has a knockout soundtrack.

  • John Hume

    No other comes close, my all time favorite Romantic movie is : Dr. Zhivago.

  • Robert shanahan

    Anything by the most wonderfull directer
    FRANK BORZAGE

    • Kevin H.

      Agreed– how about The Mortal Storm?

  • Elizabeth

    Dracula with Frank Langella

  • Terry

    My favourites are: Wuthering Heights with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon, Jane Eyre with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine

  • Leo

    the most romantic movie of all time is impossible to decipher – new codes that allow for more graphic scenes make it impossible to judge – for my money , the most romantic movie I can remember was “Moonlight Kingdom ” – but my second choice would be Moonstruck .

  • Antone

    I feel obliged to disclose that you should totally disregard my answer to this question. I am not a fan of chick flicks. I’d prefer a root canal to watching Gone With the Wind or Love Story.

    My favorite romance movie is Chaplin’s Modern Times w/ Charlie & Paulette Goddard. She is a teen-age orphan living on the street. He has lost his job, been arrested for being in the wrong place at the wrong time and is also living on the street. They meet by chance, become fast friends and help each other to become employed and increasingly happy. They have to skip town one step ahead of the law when she is recognized as an escaped delinquent.

    The film ends as they walk off into the sunrise [she striding resolutely, he waddling—because of his oversized shoes—hopefully] to a new day & a new start. Their silhouettes fade into the sunrise as Charlie’s song “Smile” plays in the background.

    • rogerscorpion

      I’d pick ‘The Way We Were’ over ‘Love Story’.

  • Lee

    Without a doubt, “Two for the Road” with Audrey and Albert. I’ve seen it so many times I can quote most of the dialog.

  • Guest

    Most romantic movie is “The Time Traveler’s Wife”. When it is on cable I cannot not watch it.
    She won’t stop waiting for him.

    Mike

  • Guest

    Most romantic movie is “The Time Traveler’s Wife”. When it is on cable I cannot not watch it.

    She won’t stop waiting for him.

  • Wally/ Milton, WI53563

    There is a good number of them that I love & watch whenever I can. I must, with that said, tell you since I was a teenager I think…long, long time ago, 50 plus years….”Casablanca” with Bogie and Ingrid Bergman has always been “it”…the big special one for me. The last scene alone makes it the best, where he denies love that he and this beautiful love of his life may share, so that a greater cause is served (love is sometimes sacrifice?) He will never come near having anything like her again, he knows that and walks away. Heartbreaking scene with her gorgeous face and fine acting ability, looking into Bogarts face, pleading to stay…wow!
    Drama, true romance and laugh, then cry and 50 yr later I still say Bogie should have taken Ingrid and let others tend to wars, etc…they never end but true love most of us never have in life.

  • mh

    An Affair to Remember, Casablanca, Titanic with Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb, Now Voyager with Bette Davis

  • Boobear

    The Sound of Music, of course! For more current movies I would choose Everafter, Ella Enchanted, and Chasing Liberty.

  • Caroline

    A Affair to Remember. Since I saw the Cary Grant – Deborah Kerr version that is the one I refer to. I later saw the one with Irene Dunne and Mushmouth but its awfully hard to out do Cary Grant. I can watch that scene where he walks into the bedroom and spots his painting and all that it means hits him. Great scene!

    • Fanturi7

      I totally agree with Caroline. There is nobody who can top Cary Grant when he saw the painting and found the wheelchair. An outstanding performance from Kerr and Grant.

  • Maria Cunha

    An Affair to Remember with Grant/Kerr.

  • Mario Brescio

    There are many wonderful well known “big” films mentioned
    here, however for a really warm, fun, romantic film, take a look at a not so
    big film called “Big Eden” (2000) starring Arye Gross, Eric Schweig, Louise
    Fletcher, Tim DeKay, and scene stealer Nan Martin. If the story isn’t enough, there’s the
    beautiful shots of the Montana landscape, and an excellent soundtrack that
    really compliments the film with George Jones, Dwight Yoakam, Buck Owens, Jim
    Reeves, Skeeter Davis, Lari White.

  • DeLores Wright

    The one I first thought of, and there are others, is The Horse Whisperer. Redford and (I’m old and blank), his co-star ….when they danced together after the husband showed up, plus that song, just put me in la-la land!!!!

  • Monique LaCosta

    A Place in the Sun, Annie Hall, When Harry Met Sally, Love Story, From Here to Eternity (1953), An Affair to Remember, Roman Holiday, I like Grace Kelly and Cary Grant in To Catch A Thief. Two for the Road with past and present Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn. On Golden Pond. I can feel the love that Kate had for Henry Fonda. (TV) Sex and the City with Carrie and Mr. Big. I also like Aidan. West Side Story with love at first sight.

  • NadaTall

    “Somewhere in Time” or “You’ve Got Mail”

  • Shirley

    An affair to remember with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. Really a great movie.

  • BeckyC

    My favorite Romantic Movie is and always will be An Affair to Remember with Cary Grant
    and Deborah Kerr. I cry every time at the end of that movie! The song by Vic Damone i the best!

    • Charli

      TO: BeckyC: Amen, Watch it whenever it’s on TV, also have my own copy and have gifted it to many family and friends, a romantic classic with Grant and Kerr.

  • barbara j

    believe it or not “the day after tomorrow” 2004 just the look from jake g., when he looks at his love, the expressions on his face brings back memories when I was a teen. you just know what he is feeling. the way he responds to the emergencies shows his respect for life and others. the story is good but some of the directing of the actors should have been better, much better.

  • barbara j

    the kingdom of heaven has many kinds of love. not only the love of a man for a woman, but also for the love of a kingdom and the love for the people who live in the kingdom; and the love for the men in the kingdom who are made into knights who then in turn begin to love and respect themselves for being knighted.

  • davidalan

    Random Harvest…so much love!

    • wade

      yes my pick too

  • jbourne5181

    The American President

  • Daisy

    “Somewhere in Time” is my husband’s favorite romance, but my two are “Sleepless in Seattle” and “Joe vs the Volcano”. Odd choices, maybe, but I thought they were sweet.

    • Roger Womack

      Somewhere in Time with Chris Reeves is very good I have it on dvd !

  • badleg60

    Bride of Frankenstein talk about romantic!

  • Mindy Newell

    CASABLANCA. (No s%#t, Sherlock.)

  • http://batman-news.com Christian Soldier

    “Morocco” with Cooper and Dietrich – strongest and most intense male/female ever (and most satisfying!) W O W !!

  • China

    There are so many wonderful movies,it’s hard to choose one of my favorite is Random Harvest so much love and compassion she never gave up. last but not least an affair to remember Grant and Kerr just beautiful

  • rogerscorpion

    ‘Casablanca’, but my ‘most romantic scene’ is in ‘Chasing Amy’, where Holden & Alissa are in a car, stopped in the rain, and he tells her how he really feels about her—much to her immediate horror.

  • cindy

    The Thornbirds, Wuthering Heights, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir,The Way we Were,and Jayne Eyre.

  • Richy

    Two For the Road, with Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn, with all the agonies, mistakes and unstoppable love of a true relationship. A love story for grown-ups. Audrey Hepburn is always great, but Finney makes the movie by not giving you an inch in an often unsympathetic role

  • Roger Womack

    Love Story

  • Movie Mankiewicz

    “The Enchanted Cottage” with Dorothy Maguire, Robert Young,Herbert Marshall and Mildred Natwick.

  • Matthew Decker

    Not all inclusive…and I’ll probably get flack for some of these…but here goes…
    1. When Harry Met Sally – How often is a comedy also considered a truly romantic movie?
    2. Somewhere In Time – The look, the music, the performances…all top-notch!
    3. Pretty Woman – You can identify with both lead roles, no matter your gender.
    4. Gone With The Wind – DUH!
    5. Casablanca – Romance, sacrific and patriotism? Name another like it.
    6. The African Queen – Ok, I named another one. Bogey, we miss you!
    7. West Side Story – If you didn’t cry at the end…you don’t have a heart!
    8. Picnic – See #7
    9. Notting Hill – Charming…period!
    10. Bridget Jones Diary – See #1…plus Rene Zellweger’s performance!

  • Gary

    I’ve recently discovered the “Magic of Ordinary Days.” Lends itself to being watched over and over. Best Hallmark film I’ve seen.

  • Frank Petrone

    Random Harvest, Forever Young, have to mention my wife’s fav. An Affair To Remember”.

  • cyndyb

    I agree with Mr. Petrone. “Random Harvest” is my all-time favorite romantic movie. Every time I see it, I cry at the end. I guess it’s because Ronald Coleman can’t figure out what he’s not remembering, and that Greer Garson has loved him so much for years without him knowing that she is his real wife. When he finally remembers at their small English cottage, and the key fits, it’s just overwhelming! By the way, a guy I used to date introduced me to this movie–he said it was his favorite. So much for it being a”Chick Flick,” as some say.

  • jayalay

    South Pacific. There are a lot of layers to this film. It’s a musical… unapologetically saccharine and over-the-top atmospheric, with its pink and blue tinted fframes and the haunting theme song “Bali Hai.” But the love story between Nellie and the older Frenchman is genuinely romantic. There was also a secondary love story between a white Naval officer and a “Tonkinese” girl that was quite bold for the 1950s.

  • mike

    Casablanca, pure and simple!