Isn’t it romantic?
Romantic movies carry you away. The best ones take you on a passionate adventure. You can’t look away, and it feels like your own heart is the one being chased and courted. We’ve gathered the romantic movies that stand out from the crowd with a list that includes Hollywood classics, contemporary masterpieces, the best of international cinema, and love stories that are diverse and inclusive. Because what’s at the heart of every great love story? The journey of two people who connect beyond the chaos of a world that would sooner keep them apart. So, get ready to snuggle up with a soft blanket and a box of tissues (for happy tears!) to watch these dreamy, mushy, passionate and tenderly exciting romantic movies. Warning: Viewing them may turn you into a hopeless romantic.
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Four Weddings and a Funeral
Hugh Grant perfects his shaggy-haired, adorable-British-guy charm in this classic rom-com. Andie MacDowell plays the American who steals his heart while they’re attending a whirlwind of weddings. The romantic highlight comes during the funeral the title warns you about, when a widowed spouse reads a love poem by W.H. Auden. This is one of those romantic movies that make your heart swell with all the emotions sparked by love.
How do you fall in love in a world full of sleaze and heartache? This is one of those black-and-white, classic romantic movies with a charm that endures. Directed by auteur Billy Wilder, it won the Best Picture Oscar in 1961 for its cynical presentation of relationships that still features one of the most romantic endings of all time. Jack Lemmon plays a junior exec who rents out his apartment (as a love nest) to his oily boss (Fred MacMurray) to score a promotion. Shirley MacLaine plays a woman having an illicit affair, but the result will make your heart sob because you know she deserves better.