Our picks for the most romantic movies of all time. What better day than Valentine’s Day to revisit an old favorite or find a new one?
Love Story (1979)
Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal sizzled to the tune of no fewer than 13 Oscar nominations and 11 wins. Check it out, its that good.
The English Patient (1996)
A bit long, so be prepared to commit – you’ll be glad you did. Ralph Fiennes is superb as the romantic lead in this tale of true love and the tragedy of deception.
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Ranked #10 on the American Film Institute’s list of the 10 greatest films in the genre “Romantic Comedy.” Tom Hanks at his best.
The Notebook (2004)
This film has all the elements of a great romance: the angst that comes with young love, the heartache of losing a love, and true love that binds until death.
The highest grossing film of all time (until James Cameron bested himself in 2010 with Avatar) that also ranked as the sixth best epic film of all time in AFI’s 10 Top 10 by the American Film Institute.
Proof that love exists from beyond the grave. Performances by Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore make this a hit with those looking for a good cry.
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
No one does “period” better than Keira Knightley, and she’s near perfect in this one. Just kiss him already!
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
A rendition of modern love that is much more realistic, plus Meg Ryan’s infamous diner scene that makes this one a classic.
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
The 80’s were full of cheesy romances, but this one packs emotional punch for romantics and escapists.
P.S. I Love You (Pictured above. 2007)
Have a stack of tissues handy, because this little known movie is a sad, yet touching film that is an unabashed valentine to the notion of lasting (everlasting?) love.