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.
1860 5044
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.
1744 4660
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.
1344 6664
4 Gone With the Wind
The Civil War pales next to the tempestuous love/hate/love union of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh.
1097 3715
5 It’s a Wonderful Life
Married love is the adventure of a lifetime for James Stewart and Donna Reed.
918 2930
6 Pride & Prejudice
Keira Knightley is the spirited heroine of Jane Austen's story of love pitted against snobbery and willfulness.
788 3546
7 Titanic
Unhappy rich girl Kate Winslet and freespirited pauper Leonardo DiCaprio find a few moments of happiness aboard the doomed Titanic.
677 5913
8 Casablanca
In WWII-era Morocco, cynic Humphrey Bogart makes the ultimate sacrifice for ex Ingrid Bergman, helping her husband escape Nazis.
625 2925
9 Pretty Woman
Workaholic businessman Richard Gere hires an escort -- Julia Roberts -- but finds the woman of his dreams.
614 3172
10 Dirty Dancing
Snake-hipped dance instructor Patrick Swayze teaches sheltered teen Jennifer Grey some smooth moves.
601 2865
11 The Princess Bride
The romantic travails of princess Robin Wright provide both cynical laughs and happily-ever-after satisfaction.
592 2562
12 Love Actually
The romantic mishaps of a cross-section of characters -- from besotted prime minister Hugh Grant to a druggy pop star.
541 2273
13 When Harry Met Sally
Convinced that love ruins friendships, pals Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal try not to fall for each other.
538 2408
14 Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Can struggling party girl Audrey Hepburn and young writer George Peppard afford the price of love in Manhattan?
519 2039
15 Ghost
Patrick Swayze defies death itself to protect grieving girlfriend Demi Moore.
457 2241
16 Roman Holiday
Stressed-out princess Audrey Hepburn takes a vacation from responsibility with reporter Gregory Peck.
385 1777
17 Romeo and Juliet
Teens Romeo and Juliet love each other, but their warring families try to keep them apart.
374 1926
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.
349 1709
19 Sense and Sensibility
Self-sacrificing Emma Thompson must hide her true feelings for Hugh Grant for the sake of appearances and propriety.
296 1722
20 Singin’ in the Rain
Boy (Gene Kelly) meets girl (Debbie Reynolds) in this classic musical about Hollywood romances, onscreen and off.
205 1575
21 Sixteen Candles
Awkward suburban teen Molly Ringwald lands her seemingly unattainable crush in this classic '80s comedy.
168 1640
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.
149 1573
23 My Fair Lady
Linguist Rex Harrison transforms guttersnipe Audrey Hepburn into a lady and falls in love with his creation.
146 1514
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).
136 1370
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 1482
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 1519
27 Wuthering Heights
Love is the perfect storm that batters star-crossed Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier) and Cathy (Merle Oberon).
107 1275
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.
95 1267
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.
75 2309
30 Jerry Maguire
Amoral, hotshot sports agent Tom Cruise falls for his down-to-earth assistant, single mom Renee Zellweger
69 1407
31 Bringing Up Baby
Eccentric heiress Katharine Hepburn snares shy paleontologist Cary Grant, but it's not easy.
69 1149
32 The African Queen
Prim missionary Katharine Hepburn and uncouth riverboat captain Humphrey Bogart find love while fighting Nazis.
47 1373
33 Doctor Zhivago
Julie Christie and Omar Shariff are star-crossed lovers caught up in the Russian Revolution.
31 1315
34 Love Story
Romance blooms for Ryan O'Neal and fellow co-ed Ali MacGraw, until she dies from a fatal disease.
17 1373
35 Out of Africa
European expatriates Robert Redford and Meryl Streep find their passions in colonial Africa.
16 1200
36 The English Patient
Aristocrats Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas are ruined by their illicit affair, but their story heals other damaged hearts.
12 1268
37 On Golden Pond
Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda prove that love can last a lifetime.
9 1107
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 1647
39 Moonstruck
True love blindsides Italian-American accountant Cher the minute she gets engaged to her longtime boyfriend.
2 1414
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.
-10 1258
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 1147
42 Annie Hall
Woody Allen and Diane Keaton try to merge their neuroses in this NYC love story.
-51 1259
43 Splendor in the Grass
Small-town teens Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty navigate the treacherous waters of Depression-era sex and love.
-67 1027
44 City Lights
Life conspires against him, but Charlie Chaplin's little tramp still wins his true love.
-71 1001
45 Lost in Translation
Stranded in a Tokyo hotel, aging actor Bill Murray and lonely newlywed Scarlett Johansson form a chaste but intense bond.
-197 1285
46 Now, Voyager
Wealthy spinster Bette Davis and miserably married Paul Henreid are transformed by love in unexpected ways.
-214 902
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.
-248 878
48 Ninotchka
Comrade Greta Garbo's communist ideals don't stand a chance against l'amour.
-325 865
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.
-533 1109
50 Twilight
It's tough being a sullen teenager in love, especially when the dreamboat is, like, 100 years older than you and undead.
-1518 4234