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.
1874 5124
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.
1764 4736
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.
1393 6783
4 Gone With the Wind
The Civil War pales next to the tempestuous love/hate/love union of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh.
1131 3787
5 It’s a Wonderful Life
Married love is the adventure of a lifetime for James Stewart and Donna Reed.
930 2984
6 Pride & Prejudice
Keira Knightley is the spirited heroine of Jane Austen's story of love pitted against snobbery and willfulness.
835 3619
7 Titanic
Unhappy rich girl Kate Winslet and freespirited pauper Leonardo DiCaprio find a few moments of happiness aboard the doomed Titanic.
732 6020
8 Casablanca
In WWII-era Morocco, cynic Humphrey Bogart makes the ultimate sacrifice for ex Ingrid Bergman, helping her husband escape Nazis.
647 2979
9 Pretty Woman
Workaholic businessman Richard Gere hires an escort -- Julia Roberts -- but finds the woman of his dreams.
633 3237
10 Dirty Dancing
Snake-hipped dance instructor Patrick Swayze teaches sheltered teen Jennifer Grey some smooth moves.
615 2917
11 The Princess Bride
The romantic travails of princess Robin Wright provide both cynical laughs and happily-ever-after satisfaction.
593 2601
12 When Harry Met Sally
Convinced that love ruins friendships, pals Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal try not to fall for each other.
559 2453
13 Love Actually
The romantic mishaps of a cross-section of characters -- from besotted prime minister Hugh Grant to a druggy pop star.
552 2310
14 Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Can struggling party girl Audrey Hepburn and young writer George Peppard afford the price of love in Manhattan?
531 2067
15 Ghost
Patrick Swayze defies death itself to protect grieving girlfriend Demi Moore.
470 2268
16 Roman Holiday
Stressed-out princess Audrey Hepburn takes a vacation from responsibility with reporter Gregory Peck.
394 1804
17 Romeo and Juliet
Teens Romeo and Juliet love each other, but their warring families try to keep them apart.
378 1952
18 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.
370 1740
19 Sense and Sensibility
Self-sacrificing Emma Thompson must hide her true feelings for Hugh Grant for the sake of appearances and propriety.
308 1746
20 Singin’ in the Rain
Boy (Gene Kelly) meets girl (Debbie Reynolds) in this classic musical about Hollywood romances, onscreen and off.
210 1596
21 Sixteen Candles
Awkward suburban teen Molly Ringwald lands her seemingly unattainable crush in this classic '80s comedy.
165 1663
22 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.
153 1595
23 My Fair Lady
Linguist Rex Harrison transforms guttersnipe Audrey Hepburn into a lady and falls in love with his creation.
153 1541
24 It Happened One Night
Opposites attract in this classic rom-com about a cynical reporter (Clark Gable) and a mad-cap heiress (Claudette Colbert).
149 1395
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.
130 1504
26 West Side Story
Romeo and Juliet become urban teens (Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer) caught between turf wars and racism in this musical heartbreaker.
118 1544
27 Wuthering Heights
Love is the perfect storm that batters star-crossed Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier) and Cathy (Merle Oberon).
108 1294
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.
104 1292
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.
86 2350
30 Bringing Up Baby
Eccentric heiress Katharine Hepburn snares shy paleontologist Cary Grant, but it's not easy.
71 1169
31 Jerry Maguire
Amoral, hotshot sports agent Tom Cruise falls for his down-to-earth assistant, single mom Renee Zellweger
64 1428
32 The African Queen
Prim missionary Katharine Hepburn and uncouth riverboat captain Humphrey Bogart find love while fighting Nazis.
54 1392
33 Doctor Zhivago
Julie Christie and Omar Shariff are star-crossed lovers caught up in the Russian Revolution.
30 1336
34 The English Patient
Aristocrats Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas are ruined by their illicit affair, but their story heals other damaged hearts.
24 1290
35 Love Story
Romance blooms for Ryan O'Neal and fellow co-ed Ali MacGraw, until she dies from a fatal disease.
23 1395
36 Out of Africa
European expatriates Robert Redford and Meryl Streep find their passions in colonial Africa.
20 1220
37 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.
8 1680
38 On Golden Pond
Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda prove that love can last a lifetime.
5 1125
39 Moonstruck
True love blindsides Italian-American accountant Cher the minute she gets engaged to her longtime boyfriend.
-1 1433
40 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.
-4 1282
41 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.
-11 1169
42 Annie Hall
Woody Allen and Diane Keaton try to merge their neuroses in this NYC love story.
-53 1275
43 Splendor in the Grass
Small-town teens Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty navigate the treacherous waters of Depression-era sex and love.
-64 1042
44 City Lights
Life conspires against him, but Charlie Chaplin's little tramp still wins his true love.
-72 1016
45 Lost in Translation
Stranded in a Tokyo hotel, aging actor Bill Murray and lonely newlywed Scarlett Johansson form a chaste but intense bond.
-203 1305
46 Now, Voyager
Wealthy spinster Bette Davis and miserably married Paul Henreid are transformed by love in unexpected ways.
-221 919
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.
-251 899
48 Ninotchka
Comrade Greta Garbo's communist ideals don't stand a chance against l'amour.
-330 886
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.
-536 1134
50 Twilight
It's tough being a sullen teenager in love, especially when the dreamboat is, like, 100 years older than you and undead.
-1526 4302