Everybody loves a good romantic movie (cmon men, admit it, you do too). These emotion inducing story plots take hold of our hearts and allow us to see the beauty and tragedy of romance. Usually paired with a box of tissues and a big tub of popcorn, these movies are good to watch with your significant other (or maybe even with someone whom you want to be a significant other to). So kick back, and reminisce with us as we venture through our 25 most romantic movies ever. (Don’t forget your tissue box).
Sense and Sensibility
Based on the book by Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility is a story that revolves around the life of two poor daughters who each receive an inheritance. This is a film by Ang Lee and starred Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson as well as Emma Thompson. The famous quote “My heart is, and always will be yours” remains in the hearts of viewers even til today.
50 First Dates
50 First Dates is a witty and romantic film which showcases Henry Roth the lead male character played by Adam Sandler who is afraid of commitment until he meets Lucy. They hit it off right away which makes Henry believe that he finally met the girl of his dreams until he discovers that Lucy has short term memory loss and forgets him every day. This spawns a dedicated quest for Henry to somehow remind Lucy every day of the love they share.
Shakespeare In Love
This is the story of a young Shakespeare who was already out of ideas and short on cash when he suddenly meets his ideal woman. Set in the late 16th century; the movie tells the story of how William Shakespeare got inspired to write “Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter.” Shakespeare while writing the novel falls in love with the wealthy Viola who is promised to a wicked man.
A brilliant film; Sliding Doors tells the story of a London woman’s love life using parallel situations. The entire film depicts what could have been if she missed the train going home and how this one event could have changed her life forever. Two possibilities, two outcomes, one great romantic movie.
Four Weddings and a Funeral
“A toast before we go into battle. True love. In whatever shape or form it may come. May we all in our dotage be proud to say, ‘I was adored once too.’” Charles portrayed by Hugh grant, was already in his 40′s and was still a serial monogamist. He moves from girlfriend to girlfriend without falling in love. Most of his friends have already married, but not him. Thoughts of marrying have never entered his mind until one day at a wedding he encounters Carrie played by Andie MacDowell, an American fashion editor. The film is simply intoxicating and filled with a lot of laughs, plot and twists.
Before Sunrise tells the story of a young man and woman who meet on a train in Europe and end up having a romantic evening together in Vienna. Both know that it would just be a one night affair. She will go home to Paris while America awaits the guy in the morning. It contains a fresh story and depicts how to celebrate love and life. The writers were able to magnify the simple things in life and made them special.
While You Were Sleeping
A movie filled with witty lines and cute romantic humor; Sandra Bullock pretends to be romantically linked to an unconscious man and fools the man’s family into thinking that she is his fiancée. However, in a series of funny and weird coincidences the brother of his fake fiancé was able to discover her.
City of Angels
Nicolas Cage played the role of an Angel named Seth who was seen by Dr. Maggie Rice (played by Meg Ryan) in an operating room. Despite the rules restricting humans from the ability to see angels, for some reason Dr. Rice is able to see Seth. The love the angel has for the doctor forces him to choose between his angelic immortality and a normal human existence. The film talks about what a real man would do and the sacrifices he is willing to endure in order to make love work.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Aside from the fact that it contains a well written script about the kind of love socialites experience during their time, viewers are sure to be charmed by the wit and style of Audrey Hepburn in this film. It depicts her in fancy clothes, parties and the facade of the Upper East Side lifestyle. Despite all of these, she still felt lonely. But when writer Paul Varjak moves into her building, they find in each other what they have been looking for. This film is also known for its last scene, which is said to be one of the most romantic scenes in a film’s closing.
This film was truly revolutionary and a bold move for a film maker. Brokeback Mountain narrates the love story of two men for each other. These men were played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal and reveals how the two develop romantic feelings for each other and how they have been torn apart because of the rules of society towards their passion. The film was so good and so revolutionary that it was able to win three Academy Awards.
Edward Lewis played by Richard Gere is a handsome, charming, rich and single guy while Vivian Ward is a pretty prostitute with a loud mouth. Edward picks her up one day, and Richard offered her one week to stay with him in a luxury hotel for money. Edward Lewis gave her money to change her clothes and outfit and she soon transformed into a beautiful respectable looking woman outside and in. Edward soon realizes that he has fallen in love with her despite the criticisms of friends.
You’ve Got Mail
Two business rivals hate each other but without their knowledge fall in love with each other over the internet. They befriended each other through anonymous chat and start loving their conversation despite being in a relationship with other people. They eventually realize that the person they love chatting the most about at night is their enemy in business. This film is truly romantic, sassy and witty.
10 Things I Hate About You
This film is a romantic film that teenagers are sure to love. A remake of “Taming of the shrew” written by Shakespeare; is a romantic teenage movie with surprising depth. The characters are ground breaking and unforgettable. This was the film that actually launched the career of Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles.
A simple bookshop owner’s life is about to change when he meets the most famous star in the world. The story revolves around the question: Can an internationally famous American actress find happiness in a frumpy British bookstore clerk? Due to a series of fortunate accidents, Anna played by Julia Roberts falls in love with William Thacker which is played by Hugh Grant. The story depicts the harsh realities of this complicated relationship, the experiences of dating a movie star and the triumph that can happen when love exists.
P.S. I Love You
P.S I Love You, is an extraordinary love story directed by Richard LaGravenese that portrays a powerful and moving narrative of a love that transcends death. Gerry finds a way to leave love messages to his surviving wife in order that she may cope with his loss. The main actors in this story are played by Hilary Swank (Holly) and Gerard Butler (Gerry). If you have not watched this movie before, a word of warning…you will cry.