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50 Greatest Romantic Movies

Is Pretty Woman better than Annie Hall? Can Out of Africa compete with Breakfast at Tiffany’s? What’s the greatest romance of all time?

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1 The Notebook
An elderly man tells his Alzheimer's stricken wife the story of their courtship: The mystery is which of her two suitors he was.
1761 8073
2 Sleepless in Seattle
Thanks to his young son and a radio call-in show, widowed romantic Tom Hanks finds love with reporter Meg Ryan.
1749 6147
3 You’ve Got Mail
Struggling book seller Meg Ryan finds soulmate Tom Hanks online, unaware that he works for the megastore that's destroying her business.
1621 5595
4 Gone With the Wind
The Civil War pales next to the tempestuous love/hate/love union of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh.
1517 4489
5 It’s a Wonderful Life
Married love is the adventure of a lifetime for James Stewart and Donna Reed.
1140 3548
6 Casablanca
In WWII-era Morocco, cynic Humphrey Bogart makes the ultimate sacrifice for ex Ingrid Bergman, helping her husband escape Nazis.
1013 3597
7 Pride & Prejudice
Keira Knightley is the spirited heroine of Jane Austen's story of love pitted against snobbery and willfulness.
1008 4518
8 Titanic
Unhappy rich girl Kate Winslet and freespirited pauper Leonardo DiCaprio find a few moments of happiness aboard the doomed Titanic.
978 6994
9 Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Can struggling party girl Audrey Hepburn and young writer George Peppard afford the price of love in Manhattan?
818 2598
10 Love Actually
The romantic mishaps of a cross-section of characters -- from besotted prime minister Hugh Grant to a druggy pop star.
800 2840
11 Roman Holiday
Stressed-out princess Audrey Hepburn takes a vacation from responsibility with reporter Gregory Peck.
762 2352
12 Sense and Sensibility
Self-sacrificing Emma Thompson must hide her true feelings for Hugh Grant for the sake of appearances and propriety.
706 2328
13 An Affair to Remember
Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr fall head over heads for each other. Problem is, they're both engaged to other people.
702 2236
14 Pretty Woman
Workaholic businessman Richard Gere hires an escort -- Julia Roberts -- but finds the woman of his dreams.
454 4190
15 Dirty Dancing
Snake-hipped dance instructor Patrick Swayze teaches sheltered teen Jennifer Grey some smooth moves.
392 3780
16 It Happened One Night
Opposites attract in this classic rom-com about a cynical reporter (Clark Gable) and a mad-cap heiress (Claudette Colbert).
368 1800
17 The Princess Bride
The romantic travails of princess Robin Wright provide both cynical laughs and happily-ever-after satisfaction.
353 3421
18 Wuthering Heights
Love is the perfect storm that batters star-crossed Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier) and Cathy (Merle Oberon).
306 1680
19 When Harry Met Sally
Convinced that love ruins friendships, pals Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal try not to fall for each other.
289 3239
20 Singin’ in the Rain
Boy (Gene Kelly) meets girl (Debbie Reynolds) in this classic musical about Hollywood romances, onscreen and off.
266 1822
21 My Fair Lady
Linguist Rex Harrison transforms guttersnipe Audrey Hepburn into a lady and falls in love with his creation.
233 1783
22 The English Patient
Aristocrats Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas are ruined by their illicit affair, but their story heals other damaged hearts.
220 1674
23 Doctor Zhivago
Julie Christie and Omar Shariff are star-crossed lovers caught up in the Russian Revolution.
218 1704
24 Romeo and Juliet
Teens Romeo and Juliet love each other, but their warring families try to keep them apart.
214 2474
25 Love Story
Romance blooms for Ryan O'Neal and fellow co-ed Ali MacGraw, until she dies from a fatal disease.
213 1773
26 Ghost
Patrick Swayze defies death itself to protect grieving girlfriend Demi Moore.
205 2977
27 Out of Africa
European expatriates Robert Redford and Meryl Streep find their passions in colonial Africa.
203 1587
28 Now, Voyager
Wealthy spinster Bette Davis and miserably married Paul Henreid are transformed by love in unexpected ways.
188 1490
29 Four Weddings and a Funeral
The intertwined affairs, crushes and break ups of a close-knit group of friends play out against these titular events.
166 1658
30 West Side Story
Romeo and Juliet become urban teens (Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer) caught between turf wars and racism in this musical heartbreaker.
111 1803
31 Annie Hall
Woody Allen and Diane Keaton try to merge their neuroses in this NYC love story.
108 1632
32 The African Queen
Prim missionary Katharine Hepburn and uncouth riverboat captain Humphrey Bogart find love while fighting Nazis.
3 1681
33 Ninotchka
Comrade Greta Garbo's communist ideals don't stand a chance against l'amour.
-20 1352
34 Bringing Up Baby
Eccentric heiress Katharine Hepburn snares shy paleontologist Cary Grant, but it's not easy.
-113 1543
35 Moonstruck
True love blindsides Italian-American accountant Cher the minute she gets engaged to her longtime boyfriend.
-151 1787
36 Jerry Maguire
Amoral, hotshot sports agent Tom Cruise falls for his down-to-earth assistant, single mom Renee Zellweger
-157 1859
37 Bridget Jones’s Diary
Smart, quirky, insecure Bridget (Renee Zellweger) braves the dating scene with a little help from her friends and lots of drinks.
-158 2208
38 An Officer and a Gentleman
The navy makes Richard Gere into an officer, but the love of good woman Debra Winger reveals his inner gentleman.
-160 2022
39 Before Sunrise
One night in Vienna, French student Julie Delpy steals American Ethan Hawkes's heart. Too bad he has to leave for home in the morning.
-168 1796
40 WALL-E
A plucky little junker dares to woo the sleek, up-to-date model of his dreams in this tale of robot love.
-170 2946
41 On Golden Pond
Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda prove that love can last a lifetime.
-185 1431
42 Slumdog Millionaire
Poor but resourceful Jamal reaches out to his childhood sweetheart via a TV gameshow -- he just has to keep winning until she notices.
-190 2110
43 Sixteen Candles
Awkward suburban teen Molly Ringwald lands her seemingly unattainable crush in this classic '80s comedy.
-200 2308
44 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy's liberal ideas are put to the test when their daughter wants to marry Sidney Poitier.
-217 1569
45 Splendor in the Grass
Small-town teens Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty navigate the treacherous waters of Depression-era sex and love.
-233 1357
46 City Lights
Life conspires against him, but Charlie Chaplin's little tramp still wins his true love.
-242 1324
47 Lost in Translation
Stranded in a Tokyo hotel, aging actor Bill Murray and lonely newlywed Scarlett Johansson form a chaste but intense bond.
-374 1648
48 The Lady Eve
Barbara Stanwyck makes smart sexy in this comedy about a con woman who can't grift her way out of love.
-417 1163
49 How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Brainy stockbroker Angela Bassett gets reaquainted with her inner hottie via an affair with the much younger Taye Diggs.
-691 1403
50 Twilight
It's tough being a sullen teenager in love, especially when the dreamboat is, like, 100 years older than you and undead.
-1764 5074