2016-06-06

The Notebook

Nicholas Sparks’ love story is translated to film via the powerful performances of Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.  It is truly a love story for the ages, as the audience gets to see the couple in nearly part of their life, experiencing every part of their lives with them.

Pretty Woman

A modern day prince and princess tale, millionaire Richard Gere picks Julia Roberts up from the street, literally.  While things don’t always go smoothly, the two fall in love and both are forever changed because of it.

Gone With the Wind

What more can be said about possibly the most iconic romantic film?  We’ve all seen it – and we love it.

The Wedding Singer

Adam Sandler isn’t known for being a romantic, but this romantic comedy set in the ‘80s is as much about loving as it is about laughing.  Sandler and Barrymore are a great team, and the ‘80s references are always on point.  There are numerous sweet moments in the film, but none as grand as the ending scene featuring Billy Idol, an airplane, and a brilliant original song sung by the Wedding Singer himself.

Dirty Dancing

It is sad that movies these days rarely feature songs sung by the lead actor, because Patrick Swayze’s “She’s Like the Wind” is one of the best parts of this movie.  The movie itself, a torrid romance between two people who everyone would like to keep apart, is a staple in both ‘80s fashion and dancing.

Titanic

Celine Dion’s epic Titanic theme made our Most Romantic Songs list, so it’s only natural that the movie should make it as well.  The creators of Titanic took the well known event of this sinking ship and crafted it into a beautiful love story.  While the ending is bittersweet, the film as a whole is one of the greatest romances we’ve seen.

You've Got Mail

Ah, online romance, it is so popular now but in 1998 it was a new thing and You’ve Got Mail was the film to take it to the mainstream.  The success of AOL, and Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan together again, made this movie an instant tearjerker as well as a warning that you never know when your online crush may be the person you think you dislike the most.

Love, Actually

British humor, a superstar cast, and numerous meaningful love stories make Love, Actually one of the more interesting romantic films on our list.  It also has another big thing going for it – Christmas.  The movie looks at love in a way that is both more humorous – and more serious – than the other films on our list, and it deserves a place for pulling it off well.

10 Things I Hate About You

There had to be one high school romance on the list, and 10 Things I Hate About You is that movie.  Charming, funny, and a great illustration of high school life, this movie brings shows that sometimes the worst of situations can turn out just fine.

When Harry Met Sally

Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal seems like a pretty bad match in real life, and through much of this classic film it appears to be that way in the movie too.  However, the two end up bonding over their differences and find love in some of the most iconic romance scenes of all time.

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