Sleepless in Seattle
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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 Sleepless in Seattle
Thanks to his young son and a radio call-in show, widowed romantic Tom Hanks finds love with reporter Meg Ryan.
1892 5470
2 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.
1763 5015
3 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.
1646 7220
4 Gone With the Wind
The Civil War pales next to the tempestuous love/hate/love union of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh.
1205 3989
5 Pride & Prejudice
Keira Knightley is the spirited heroine of Jane Austen's story of love pitted against snobbery and willfulness.
990 3908
6 It’s a Wonderful Life
Married love is the adventure of a lifetime for James Stewart and Donna Reed.
956 3158
7 Titanic
Unhappy rich girl Kate Winslet and freespirited pauper Leonardo DiCaprio find a few moments of happiness aboard the doomed Titanic.
890 6330
8 Casablanca
In WWII-era Morocco, cynic Humphrey Bogart makes the ultimate sacrifice for ex Ingrid Bergman, helping her husband escape Nazis.
723 3143
9 Pretty Woman
Workaholic businessman Richard Gere hires an escort -- Julia Roberts -- but finds the woman of his dreams.
719 3453
10 Dirty Dancing
Snake-hipped dance instructor Patrick Swayze teaches sheltered teen Jennifer Grey some smooth moves.
706 3100
11 The Princess Bride
The romantic travails of princess Robin Wright provide both cynical laughs and happily-ever-after satisfaction.
643 2769
12 When Harry Met Sally
Convinced that love ruins friendships, pals Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal try not to fall for each other.
612 2598
13 Love Actually
The romantic mishaps of a cross-section of characters -- from besotted prime minister Hugh Grant to a druggy pop star.
608 2466
14 Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Can struggling party girl Audrey Hepburn and young writer George Peppard afford the price of love in Manhattan?
561 2197
15 Ghost
Patrick Swayze defies death itself to protect grieving girlfriend Demi Moore.
515 2395
16 Roman Holiday
Stressed-out princess Audrey Hepburn takes a vacation from responsibility with reporter Gregory Peck.
434 1918
17 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.
429 1865
18 Romeo and Juliet
Teens Romeo and Juliet love each other, but their warring families try to keep them apart.
409 2073
19 Sense and Sensibility
Self-sacrificing Emma Thompson must hide her true feelings for Hugh Grant for the sake of appearances and propriety.
323 1849
20 Singin’ in the Rain
Boy (Gene Kelly) meets girl (Debbie Reynolds) in this classic musical about Hollywood romances, onscreen and off.
230 1688
21 Sixteen Candles
Awkward suburban teen Molly Ringwald lands her seemingly unattainable crush in this classic '80s comedy.
177 1759
22 My Fair Lady
Linguist Rex Harrison transforms guttersnipe Audrey Hepburn into a lady and falls in love with his creation.
173 1641
23 It Happened One Night
Opposites attract in this classic rom-com about a cynical reporter (Clark Gable) and a mad-cap heiress (Claudette Colbert).
161 1473
24 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.
155 1705
25 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.
123 1583
26 Wuthering Heights
Love is the perfect storm that batters star-crossed Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier) and Cathy (Merle Oberon).
116 1374
27 West Side Story
Romeo and Juliet become urban teens (Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer) caught between turf wars and racism in this musical heartbreaker.
110 1640
28 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.
102 1378
29 WALL-E
A plucky little junker dares to woo the sleek, up-to-date model of his dreams in this tale of robot love.
91 2495
30 Jerry Maguire
Amoral, hotshot sports agent Tom Cruise falls for his down-to-earth assistant, single mom Renee Zellweger
69 1519
31 Bringing Up Baby
Eccentric heiress Katharine Hepburn snares shy paleontologist Cary Grant, but it's not easy.
60 1234
32 The African Queen
Prim missionary Katharine Hepburn and uncouth riverboat captain Humphrey Bogart find love while fighting Nazis.
49 1457
33 Love Story
Romance blooms for Ryan O'Neal and fellow co-ed Ali MacGraw, until she dies from a fatal disease.
32 1474
34 Doctor Zhivago
Julie Christie and Omar Shariff are star-crossed lovers caught up in the Russian Revolution.
26 1412
35 The English Patient
Aristocrats Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas are ruined by their illicit affair, but their story heals other damaged hearts.
23 1365
36 Out of Africa
European expatriates Robert Redford and Meryl Streep find their passions in colonial Africa.
16 1294
37 Moonstruck
True love blindsides Italian-American accountant Cher the minute she gets engaged to her longtime boyfriend.
1 1507
38 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.
0 1360
39 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.
-5 1231
40 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.
-11 1779
41 On Golden Pond
Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda prove that love can last a lifetime.
-11 1179
42 Annie Hall
Woody Allen and Diane Keaton try to merge their neuroses in this NYC love story.
-64 1342
43 Splendor in the Grass
Small-town teens Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty navigate the treacherous waters of Depression-era sex and love.
-72 1096
44 City Lights
Life conspires against him, but Charlie Chaplin's little tramp still wins his true love.
-84 1064
45 Lost in Translation
Stranded in a Tokyo hotel, aging actor Bill Murray and lonely newlywed Scarlett Johansson form a chaste but intense bond.
-211 1365
46 Now, Voyager
Wealthy spinster Bette Davis and miserably married Paul Henreid are transformed by love in unexpected ways.
-238 970
47 The Lady Eve
Barbara Stanwyck makes smart sexy in this comedy about a con woman who can't grift her way out of love.
-268 950
48 Ninotchka
Comrade Greta Garbo's communist ideals don't stand a chance against l'amour.
-346 938
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.
-561 1201
50 Twilight
It's tough being a sullen teenager in love, especially when the dreamboat is, like, 100 years older than you and undead.
-1626 4598