Romance: Best Ten All-Time Great Romantic Movies of the 20th Century

Anyone attempting to make a list of the best, most romantic Hollywood movies of the twentieth century would be researching from now 'til the end of the next century. There are so many great candidates from which to choose! ...and where to start? What criteria would you use to select only the best of the best?

The main criteria for the inclusion of a film in this list was that the central theme, the core of the movie had to be love. Whatever else the story entailed or the plot required in terms of scope, historic backdrop, or characterization, the heart of the film had to be the love story between the protagonists.

I am sure I have missed some great films - I hope not too many of your favorites.

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Star-crossed love - wikimedia.commons

Casablanca - 1942

When the subject of romantic movies comes up, one of the first that comes to mind in any list of all-time greats is Casablanca. Generations of women have sighed into their hankies and grown misty-eyed as the story of Rick and Ilsa unfolds.

This tale of love lost, love regained, and love transcendent contains some of the most memorable lines in the history of movie making.

"Of all the gin joints in all the world..." Delivered in Bogie's inimitable growl, dripping bitterness and barely smothered pain, this simple phrase illuminates the bleak, grinding loneliness of Rick's life without Ilsa.

"Play it, Sam..." Often misspoke as "Play it again, Sam." this piece of dialogue has achieved iconic status. It is without doubt, one of the most quoted of all the dialogue to come out of Hollywood.

"We'll always have Paris..." This tearful send-off set a high standard for silver screen farewells. Few screen couples since have been able to capture the same poignancy.

"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." To end a film with such an exchange between two rogues, albeit lovable ones, was a master stroke. In fact, this brilliant ending was not written until after the shooting was wrapped, and Bogart had to fly back to record the dialogue.

Casablanca

Sabrina - 1954

The original, filmed in 1954, starred Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, and William Holden. A remake was filmed in 1995, starring Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, and Greg Kinnear. Both were delightful romantic comedies about a young woman's coming of age, and the reformation two brothers, one a n'ere-do-well, and the other, a workaholic.

To choose between Humphrey Bogart and Harrison Ford as portrayers of Linus Larrabee, would be difficult, as each puts his own stamp on the role.

Ford's Linus Larrabee the master banker was meticulous and driven, but his mantle as Linus the romancer seemed to fit him easily. He required little in the way of a push to fly to his departing love.

Bogart's Linus had a more uphill road to romance. This offbeat piece of casting produced one of his best and most celebrated performances. His bemused Linus is totally believable as a businessman out of his element and his patent lack of belief in himself as a romantic sort of fellow was totally convincing.

Lady and the Tramp - 1955

Walt Disney's Lady and the Tramp has all the elements of a great love story. A girl from a nice family falls for a lovable rogue from the far side of the tracks. Misunderstood by her family and falsely accused of a crime, threatened by a pair of dastardly interlopers, she must rely on her courage and her steadfast friends to eventually save her.

Featuring the amazing vocal stylings of the inimitable Patti Page, the music from the movie ranges from a statement of territorial take-over by Si and Am, the mayhem-wreaking cats, "We Are Siamese," to the torchie "He's a Tramp", delivered by a jail-house vamp, Peg, and the finally to the unabashedly romantic, "Bella Notte."

Dr. Zhivago - 1965

Directed by David Lean, this sweeping romantic epic based on Boris Pasternak's novel, starred Omar Sharif as Dr. Yuri Zhivago, Julie Christie as Lara Antipova, Geraldine Chaplin as Tonya Gromeko, Rod Steiger as Viktor Komarovsky, Alec Guinness as Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago, Tom Courtenay as Pasha, Siobhan McKenna as Anna, Ralph Richardson as Alexander Gromeko, and Rita Tushingham as The Girl.

Since the book was banned in the Soviet Union, the movie was filmed largely in Spain, with the entire Moscow set being built from scratch outside of Madrid. Winter scenes of the family traveling by rail were filmed in Canada.

The film left its mark on the popular culture and fashion of its era, and remains extremely popular to this day. Maurice Jarre's score - particularly "Lara's Theme" - is one of the most famous in cinematic history.

Dr. Zhivago

Somewhere In Time - 1980

This cult classic, time-travel/romance film stars Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright and features an early appearance by then-unknown William H. Macy.

Filmed on location at the Grand Hotel, the former Mackinac College, and Chicago, the movie was well received during its previews, but failed at the box office. It has, however, earned a large and loyal following since its release to cable television and video.

Known for its musical score, composed by John Barry, the film features the eighteenth variation of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini which runs throughout the film.

Somewhere In Time

Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing - wikimedia.commons
Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing - wikimedia.commons

Dirty Dancing - 1987

Set against the background of rigid class consciousness, at a Catskills resort of the mid-1960s, this story of a young girl's coming of age and her romance with the man who awakens her, features some of the hottest dance scenes to grace the big screen.

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey light up the screen. This low-budget film by a new studio with no major stars, went on to become a massive box office hit. Its dance finale contains some of the best known pulse-raising choreography in cinematic history.

Dirty Dancing

Moonstruck - 1987

This quirky romantic comedy directed by Norman Jewison, takes place within the Italian-American community of Brooklyn, New York, and stars Cher as Loretta Castorini, Nicolas Cage as Ronny Cammareri, Olympia Dukakis as Rose Castorini, Vincent Gardenia as Cosmo Castorini, and Danny Aiello as Mr. Johnny Cammareri.

There are numerous subplots woven throughout the film, mostly involving the older members of Loretta's family, who all live together in a single, enormous house, but the main story revolves around Loretta and Ronny. Loretta is engaged to Johnny Cammareri, a safe choice, and perhaps her last chance. When she goes to the bakery to invite his estranged brother, Ronnie, to the impending wedding, the two begin to fall for each other.

In June 2008, the American Film Institute revealed its "Ten top Ten" best films in ten classic American film genres. Moonstruck was acknowledged as the eighth best film in the romantic comedy category.

Moonstruck

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Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman - wikimedia.commons

Pretty Woman - 1990

Down-on-her-luck prostitute, Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts), is hired by wealthy businessman and corporate raider, Edward Lewis (Richard Gere), to be his escort for several business functions - not your typical boy meets girl scenario.

Their developing friendship sparks some "personal development" on the part of both. Vivian is tutored in manners, and the businessman's humanity begins to re-emerge.

My favorite scene, though Richard Gere climbing up to her "balcony" runs a close second, is the scene in which Vivian returns to the dress shop where she was shabbily treated with her businessman in tow, and informs them of the magnitude of their mistake, and what it will now cost them. I think every woman in the theater cheered.

Pretty Woman

Ghost - 1990

Starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost is a timeless story about the power of love. Walking back to their apartment one night, Sam and Molly are mugged, leaving Sam murdered in a dark alley. Unable to leave her, Sam discovers that Molly is in danger With the help of shady but good-hearted medium, Oda Mae Brown, Sam is able to communicate with Molly, eventually foiling the bad guy and saving his beloved.

Director Jerry Zucker's Ghost was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Whoopi Goldberg won a Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance.

This is one of the most romantic movies of all time. The chemistry between Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore is phenomenal, and the scenes with Goldberg's Oda Mae strike exactly the right balance with the addition of her manic comedy. Vincent Schiavelli turns in a truly scary performance as Sam's ghostly mentor, nicely foreshadowing the eventual gruesome fate of Sam's murderer.

One of the musical highlights of the movie was the scene involving a pottery wheel and this famous song, given a renewed lease on life through the movie soundtrack.

Ghost

Titanic - 1997

Written and directed by James Cameron, this sweeping disaster epic about the sinking of the RMS Titanic stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson and Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater.

Two young people from different social classes meet and fall in love during the ill-fated maiden voyage of the mighty ship. Their (fictional) story is set against the backdrop of the sinking of the "unsinkable" passenger liner. Some characters, members of the ship's passengers and crew, are based on historical figures.

The love theme, sung by pop-great Celine Dionne, underscores some of the most romantic scenes ever filmed.

Titanic

Vote for your all-time favorite romantic movie!

Which of these wins your vote as the "All-Time Most Romantic Movie"

  • Casablanca
  • Sabrina
  • Lady and The Tramp
  • Dr. Zhivago
  • Somewhere In Time
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Moonstruck
  • Pretty Woman
  • Ghost
  • Titanic
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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines

Hey Red Elf, you featured quite a few of my favorites - Pretty Woman (Julia Roberts was really something here), Titanic, and Ghost. Unfortunately, wasn't able to watch the rest but I'll keep my eye on them just in case I see them in our local video store :). Thanks for the hub.


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cashmere 6 years ago from India

Amazing list. I've seen 8 of them and loved each one. Need to catch up on the other two. Maybe I'll gift the DVDs to my hubby for Vakentines:)


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I really like the photoshop work you did for this hub and enjoyed even more your selection of some awesome films. You really do have great taste in movies. Casablanca is my all-time favorite for so many reasons. I guess this world is split into two groups: People that rate "Citizen Kane" as the greatest movie of all-time and people that rate "Casablanca" as the the greatest movie of all time. I'm the latter.

This just might be my favorite hub from you, Elle! Thanks for an excellent read!

Dohn


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Most welcome, emie! It was great fun remembering them all! Glad you enjoyed it.

Welcome, cashmere. That's a great idea - will he watch them with you? That would be great!

Thanks so much, dohn. So pleased you enjoyed the image - I had a great time playing with Photoshop. I agree with you about Casablanca, too. It's a great movie.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

You much have had a job to chose from such alarge list but well done.


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ainehannah 6 years ago from Dublin

So many favourites RedElf ta very much! One Fine Day (Clooney and Pffeifer) should be in there too, as could Out of Sight - Clooney and Jennifer Lopez, (though a fan of hers I don't reckon much of any of her other movies but there was a palpable chemistry in that one). Moonstruck's my fave. The vids were a great inclusion too and I'm off to check out Somewhere in Time (I'd never even heard of it). So thanks again.


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Wow, you picked some good ones! I've seen every single one of these m,ovies, except "Somewhere in Time". Watched the video...Gotta get it from nexflix. Thanks for a great hub.


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Lovely hub RedElf. You have many of my favorites listed too. I love that you included some of Casablanca's best lines. And yes, I agree with dohn..fab photoshop work on the Romance photo.


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Oh, terrific hub, all my old favorites--Pretty Woman, Casablanca, Titanic, Ghost...you did a GOOD JOB! I think you got them all, and I especially like the fact you included Moonstruck, I thought Cher was awesome in that movie. You did good reviews, not too lengthy but got the real gist of the story across without spoiling the movie. Have you ever thought of reviewing movies as a pro? Or have you been there and done that already?


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Hh, thanks again! It was very hard to choose. I mainly stuck with my favorites, though I did have some helpful suggestions as well.

Thanks so much, ainehannah. I haven't seen either of those, though I did enjoy J-Lo in Maid in Manhattan - enjoyable fluff ;) and I have always liked George Clooney. I will have to have a look at those ones!

Thanks, alekhouse - we both have some homework now, ;)

Thanks GL - I love to play with Photoshop, and I just couldn't leave out such great dialogue!

Thanks so much, Paradise7. Haven't worn that T-shirt yet, but there's always hope. One of my buddies from school and I do enjoy play and film analysis. He was writing plays at when I was studying directing, and we took several classes together. We tend to bore everyone else to tears unless they're movie buffs as well ;D


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

Another goodie RedElf - I have to say Casablanca takes top billing in my book too!


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Reena Daruwalla 6 years ago from INDIA

I would have added Roman Holiday. Thought Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck were lovely!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks, Enelle - Casablanca is certainly one of the best! Glad you enjoyed it!

So right, Reena! How could I have missed Roman Holiday? I have always loved both those actors.


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jayjay40 6 years ago from Bristol England

You are so right Casablanca is the best, I always cry at the end. Lovely hub, thanks for sharing


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

You are most welcome, jayjay40! I always cry over Lady and the Tramp!


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Feline Prophet 6 years ago from India

That must have been a difficult list to compile...but your choices are great! :)


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

You have named the best of the best. Everyone of the movies are great. I've seen all of them and would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Thanks


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

It was tough to choose, FP. Every time I narrowed the list down I would remember another movie. Thanks so much!

Thanks, Gals! Most welcome. I've seen them all but one, and that one came highly recommended ;)


Nicks 6 years ago

What about 'The English Patient' - a really lovely romantic epic. Or 'Truly, Madly, Deeply'? So many...


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Two more great ones! You're right, Nicks, there are SO many - probably more than enough for another article ;)


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thirdmillenium 6 years ago from Here, There, Everywhere

Great hub but all the same, "Love Story" is not here!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

OK - now I have to make another hub! There must be a dozen great movies suggested here :) Thanks thirdmillenium!


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stephensaldana 6 years ago from Chicago

Great hub: It can be regarded as one of the most intriguing hub. The collection of romantic movies at a single place is marvelous. Casablanca - 1942 is regarded as most romantic movie. The collection provide total fun, amusement and relaxation. The texts were aptly displayed and presentation is of par excellence. Thanks a lot for providing such a wonderful hub.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Hey thanks, stephen! I certainly enjoyed working on this and I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. You are most welcome!


MOrtgagestar1 6 years ago

Gone With The Wind & Wuthering Heights ? True they are Pre - 1950 but they ARE 20th Century great films.


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theguru-reports 6 years ago from Montana

Making any list is leaving yourself open to second guessing. I've seen a lot of the movies on the list, and I'd agree they are great films. Thanks for taking the chance to publish and putting this out.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks for two more great ones, MO! You're right, they are great ones!

Thanks so much for your comments, guru! Everyone has their own ideas about which ones are best ;)


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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

I love this hub! I'm a sucker for a romantic movie!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, lp. There's little in this world that beats a good romance!


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SEO IT! 6 years ago from Tucson, AZ

"Ghost" and "Titanic" - definitely the top romantic movies in my opinion. The background music for the love scenes really sets it all off, but I appreciate the entire story line of both the movies. Nice hub! Had fun watching the videos, too!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Nice to meet you, SEO IT! I'm so glad you enjoyed the music as well. I had a lot of fun picking out the clips!


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RYPcontent 6 years ago from Chatham, IL

I don't think I've seen any of these - most of them were before my time.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

So sad you missed out! Think of all te fun you can have catching up, RYPcontent!


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donotfear 6 years ago from The Boondocks

I must admit I love "Somewher In Time" the best of those mentioned above. I'd have to give "Last of the Mohicans" an honorable mention, though. This is a good article.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

donotfear, I am so pleased you liked the article. I agree, too, "Last of the Mohicans" certainly contains a great love story.


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theazorean 6 years ago from Florence, Italy

Ciao from Florence!

Nice article! I really appreciate the work that went into it, too. I've seen just about all of those films (I LOVE "Somewhere in Time"). I write historical fiction (and yes, there is some romance in my stories). I don't know if you are a reader in addition to a film fan- but if you are, come visit my hub. Let me know what you think.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Indeed, theazorean - I am reading your historical novel on Hub Pages ;) Thanks for commenting :D


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

You did a wonderful job of making your list. Everyone of them are a winner. Love this hub.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks, Gals! It's always a pleasure when you drop by - and you say the nicest things, too!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, Kim. It's one of my favorites, too. I've included your comments below without your link:

Kim says:

34 minutes ago

I like how you put Lady And The Tramp in there.


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yenajeon 6 years ago from California

Great list and am in agreement with most but.. no Gone With the Wind? That was imho the greatest film of the 20th C!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Ah, well. I guess I had to miss a few ;)


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lilly_dens 6 years ago

i love pretty woman and Richard Geere! great hub


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Hello again, lilly_dens. Thanks so much for your comments.


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lou16 6 years ago

Wonderful selection, I still haven't seen Doctor Zhivago but I will one day :)

I'd add Just Like Heaven as I think it's fantastic, but you could just keep adding to lists like this couldn't you?


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks lou16. I think you're right - I could just keep adding movies, and adding movies. Every time I get a comment, I think "oooh, I forgot that one," or "what about this one.".. ;)


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veeyahinspires 6 years ago from Muscat, Oman

Hi RedElf! I must say, you have done a good job with compiling very very good movies! A movie can be considered "great" if, no matter how long ago the movie was first produced, it still provides good entertainment. Am I right? :D


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, veeyahinspires. You certainly are right about that! Nice to meet you, too.


AARON99 6 years ago

Wonderful collections on romantic movies of the 20th Century. You have given some of my very favourite movies here. I am very happy and facinated to read this hub and looking once again those movies in your hub. This hub is just awesome. Well done. Enjoy.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, AARON99! So glad you enjoyed the hub and the movies.


bianca* 6 years ago

I've just watched Notting Hill for about the millionth time and couldn't help but add it to the undisclosed list of other movies that didn't make it. Your selection was brilliant and absolutely captured the all time greats, but I must admit there are some top notch fluff movies that need a mention, like How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days, Pride and Prejudice oh I could go on all day, the main thing is that RedElf this is another well written and beautifully presented article. You give me great work to aspire to :)


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Hi, Bianca. Notting Hill is a fun movie, but one of my favorites is "Sense and Sensibility". Thanks so much!


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epigramman 6 years ago

..well this list just goes to prove that you are a hopeless romantic - and your choices confirm it!

I appreciate your efforts here - you have done your homework and will now be responsible for more pro-creation in this world which ain't nothing to be ashamed of -

MAKE LOVE NOT WAR!!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Guilty as charged, epigramman! Hopefully, they'll have read some of my other hubs, and practice safe sex :D


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

I need to find "Sabrina" and watch it. The rest of the movies listed here, I've seen and agree that they're top love story picks. It's great that you put "Lady and The Tramp" in this list and that it is near the top of the hub! Nice.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

"Lady and The Tramp" is one of my favorites - has been since I first watched it soooo many years ago (no, I am not saying how many :D ) So pleased you like it, too, mythbuster.


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rebekahELLE 6 years ago from Tampa Bay

we all love Casablanca, don't we? a time past where romance was still elegant. I love your selections here, although I haven't seen a couple of them. thanks for sharing the videos!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

It's always been one of my favorites, rebekahELLE! You are most welcome!


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Ingenira 6 years ago

That's an awesome list ! I enjoyed so many romatic movies that I think I will have problem listing like you did !!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, Ingenira! It was very hard to narrow the list down, believe me.


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dippsy124 6 years ago

love those movies-truely diserve to be on the top ten list.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, dippsy. They are among my favorites :D


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dippsy124 6 years ago

same here-there's just so much about them i love. the actors are also really cool!!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

right you are, dippsy!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks for your comments, Movie Fanatic. I have posted them here without your link.

Movies Fanatic 114 minutes ago

I think Ghost is the best movies of all times, great reviews , redelf thank you for sharing, :)


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arthurchappell 5 years ago from Manchester, England

A few other great romantic films - Moulin Rouge, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, The Way We Were, Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Taming Of The Shrew,


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

All super picks, arthurchappell! Thanks for adding them to the list :D:D:D


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Sarah Writes 5 years ago from California

Great hub, loved all your ideas and will be sure to work them into my next movie night in! i'm thinking casablanca?


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, Sarah. I love Casablanca, too.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

They are three of mine, too, Glen!


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Sports Gospel 5 years ago

Good list. Somewhere in time is amazing and you can't beat dirty dancing and ghost.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, Sports Gospel! Those are some of my favorites, too.


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DexisView 5 years ago from New England

Somewhere In Time is an all time favorite. The Notebook tops my current list. If you haven't seen it, it is indeed a must see! Thanks for listing them.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much for stopping by to comment, DexisView! Nice to meet you! I will have to add "The Notebook" to my must see list - thanks!


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evelynsaenz 5 years ago from Vermont

Pretty Woman is very romantic and Moonstruck is hilarious. Nice list. I wish there was a poll. I'd vote for Dirty Dancing as my all time favorite.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

That's a good idea, evelynsaenz! I shall put a poll capsule in right away :D:D


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eventsyoudesign 5 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

You have made some great choices, but there are a few that I would consider great romantic movies also. Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, While you were Sleeping and Notting Hill are some of my favorites. I also enjoyed Runaway Bride. Good article. I enjoyed the videos. Teresa


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks, Teresa... you have named some great ones, as well. It wasn't an easy choice.


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badguyz 5 years ago from Near you

good job!!


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Cassidella 5 years ago

Wow this is an interesting list RedElf. It's so hard to pick 10 best of the best. I see that your pick of Titanic is winning hands down in your poll, and surprised you didn't choose anything of Jane Austen, not even Pride and Predjudice. You've also reminded me that I still have not seen Dr. Zhivago yet. Nice read indeed!!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Pride and Prejudice is a worthy contender, Cassidella, but I would have to go for Emma Thompson's screen adaptation of "Sense and Sensibility" with Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Kate Winslet, and Allan Rickman, and a lovely turn by Hugh Laurie as their long-suffering Mr. Palmer.


leann2800 5 years ago

I love that you included Lady and the Tramp. I wasn't expecting that. But,it does deserve a place in your count down. Thanks for sharing.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

leann2800, greetings! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!


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HomerMCho 5 years ago

Wow! I love romantic movies. Great hub!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, HomerMCho. Glad you enjoyed the hub.


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carolp 5 years ago from Switzerland

Thank you for making a list of these wonderful unforgetable romantic love stories. I love to see them all again once in a while. Bookmarked.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, carolp. There are so many wonderful romantic movies, I may have to do a second edition.


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selfdefenselesson 5 years ago

Oh God. Showed my girlfriend this. Now she want to go on a romantic movie marathon. :-)


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Lucky you, sdl! I can recommend a few more if you've already seen these ones :D


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amymarie_5 4 years ago from Chicago IL

I'm not a huge fan of romantic movies, but I gotta admit, Titanic gets me everytime. By the end of the movie I'm bawling like a baby.


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

amymarie_5, they're not usually my first pick either, but there are certainly some great ones out there!


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texasgirlfw 4 years ago

What a great list! I have seen every one of these and I agree with your list.


getaflatstomach 4 years ago

Nice hub, some cracking films in there, some before my time though!


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, texasgirlfw. I love them all, too.

getaflatstomach, some are before my time, too. Thank goodness for re-runs on late-night TV :D


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malhota 4 years ago from Portugal

Thank you for this hub. My marriage theme is love movies, so this will help a lot! :)


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

So happy this helped out, malhota!


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bethperry 4 years ago from Tennesee

RedElf, you have some really great ones on this list. It was hard for me to pick but I finally voted for Ghost, though honestly I love Titanic and Somewhere In Time almost as much!


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

I had a hard time narrowing my list down to the top 10, so I can certainly understand your feelings, bethperry!


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pinappu 3 years ago from India

I really love the movie "Titanic". How romantic is the movie "Casablanca", I have heard about it a lot but never watched it.

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