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.
1891 5229
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.
1762 4828
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.
1481 6925
4 Gone With the Wind
The Civil War pales next to the tempestuous love/hate/love union of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh.
1157 3853
5 It’s a Wonderful Life
Married love is the adventure of a lifetime for James Stewart and Donna Reed.
949 3043
6 Pride & Prejudice
Keira Knightley is the spirited heroine of Jane Austen's story of love pitted against snobbery and willfulness.
894 3718
7 Titanic
Unhappy rich girl Kate Winslet and freespirited pauper Leonardo DiCaprio find a few moments of happiness aboard the doomed Titanic.
781 6127
8 Casablanca
In WWII-era Morocco, cynic Humphrey Bogart makes the ultimate sacrifice for ex Ingrid Bergman, helping her husband escape Nazis.
670 3042
9 Pretty Woman
Workaholic businessman Richard Gere hires an escort -- Julia Roberts -- but finds the woman of his dreams.
661 3313
10 Dirty Dancing
Snake-hipped dance instructor Patrick Swayze teaches sheltered teen Jennifer Grey some smooth moves.
648 2988
11 The Princess Bride
The romantic travails of princess Robin Wright provide both cynical laughs and happily-ever-after satisfaction.
595 2649
12 Love Actually
The romantic mishaps of a cross-section of characters -- from besotted prime minister Hugh Grant to a druggy pop star.
572 2354
13 When Harry Met Sally
Convinced that love ruins friendships, pals Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal try not to fall for each other.
569 2503
14 Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Can struggling party girl Audrey Hepburn and young writer George Peppard afford the price of love in Manhattan?
539 2113
15 Ghost
Patrick Swayze defies death itself to protect grieving girlfriend Demi Moore.
489 2315
16 Roman Holiday
Stressed-out princess Audrey Hepburn takes a vacation from responsibility with reporter Gregory Peck.
399 1837
17 Romeo and Juliet
Teens Romeo and Juliet love each other, but their warring families try to keep them apart.
398 1994
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.
375 1777
19 Sense and Sensibility
Self-sacrificing Emma Thompson must hide her true feelings for Hugh Grant for the sake of appearances and propriety.
313 1781
20 Singin’ in the Rain
Boy (Gene Kelly) meets girl (Debbie Reynolds) in this classic musical about Hollywood romances, onscreen and off.
213 1629
21 Sixteen Candles
Awkward suburban teen Molly Ringwald lands her seemingly unattainable crush in this classic '80s comedy.
167 1695
22 It Happened One Night
Opposites attract in this classic rom-com about a cynical reporter (Clark Gable) and a mad-cap heiress (Claudette Colbert).
155 1431
23 My Fair Lady
Linguist Rex Harrison transforms guttersnipe Audrey Hepburn into a lady and falls in love with his creation.
151 1575
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.
150 1630
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.
122 1534
26 West Side Story
Romeo and Juliet become urban teens (Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer) caught between turf wars and racism in this musical heartbreaker.
111 1575
27 Wuthering Heights
Love is the perfect storm that batters star-crossed Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier) and Cathy (Merle Oberon).
111 1319
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.
106 1322
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 2406
30 Jerry Maguire
Amoral, hotshot sports agent Tom Cruise falls for his down-to-earth assistant, single mom Renee Zellweger
62 1462
31 Bringing Up Baby
Eccentric heiress Katharine Hepburn snares shy paleontologist Cary Grant, but it's not easy.
60 1196
32 The African Queen
Prim missionary Katharine Hepburn and uncouth riverboat captain Humphrey Bogart find love while fighting Nazis.
50 1416
33 Love Story
Romance blooms for Ryan O'Neal and fellow co-ed Ali MacGraw, until she dies from a fatal disease.
26 1426
34 Doctor Zhivago
Julie Christie and Omar Shariff are star-crossed lovers caught up in the Russian Revolution.
26 1370
35 The English Patient
Aristocrats Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas are ruined by their illicit affair, but their story heals other damaged hearts.
25 1317
36 Out of Africa
European expatriates Robert Redford and Meryl Streep find their passions in colonial Africa.
8 1244
37 Moonstruck
True love blindsides Italian-American accountant Cher the minute she gets engaged to her longtime boyfriend.
-3 1461
38 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.
-5 1719
39 On Golden Pond
Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda prove that love can last a lifetime.
-5 1145
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.
-6 1310
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 1197
42 Annie Hall
Woody Allen and Diane Keaton try to merge their neuroses in this NYC love story.
-62 1304
43 Splendor in the Grass
Small-town teens Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty navigate the treacherous waters of Depression-era sex and love.
-66 1066
44 City Lights
Life conspires against him, but Charlie Chaplin's little tramp still wins his true love.
-76 1038
45 Lost in Translation
Stranded in a Tokyo hotel, aging actor Bill Murray and lonely newlywed Scarlett Johansson form a chaste but intense bond.
-209 1327
46 Now, Voyager
Wealthy spinster Bette Davis and miserably married Paul Henreid are transformed by love in unexpected ways.
-231 941
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.
-256 922
48 Ninotchka
Comrade Greta Garbo's communist ideals don't stand a chance against l'amour.
-335 909
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.
-544 1166
50 Twilight
It's tough being a sullen teenager in love, especially when the dreamboat is, like, 100 years older than you and undead.
-1536 4410