What are the best Romance movies?

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    #1When Harry Met Sally...

    When Harry Met Sally...

    When Harry Met Sally is a 1989 American romantic comedy film about two long-time best friends. It was written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars an ensemble cast featuring Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, and Bruno Kirby.



    Shreyas Venkatesan
    Written on August 25, 2017
    "Hard to miss when Rob Reiner directs, Nora Ephron writes, and Billie Crystal and Meg Ryan are the stars. Everybody has their favorite scenes from this iconic film and the "I'll have what she's having" often comes to mind; but for me, the split screen phone conversations between Crystal and Ryan are the best. These were patterned from the movie Pillow Talk and originated to comply with the Motion Picture Production Code. This code set moral guidelines and movies were not allowed to show a couple in bed."
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    #2Pretty Woman

    Pretty Woman

    Pretty Woman is a romantic film directed by Garry Marshall. Starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, the film tells the story of a man in the legal business who needs an escort for social events and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets.


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    Vincent Hamilton
    Written on June 8, 2017
    "One of my favorite 90's movies. Richard Gere and Julia Roberts have a great chemistry and work well together in the movie. Although not a character that you would normally sympathize with, Julia Roberts character is likeable in the movie and you genuinely want them to get together. Great soundtrack and the revenge at the snobby clothes store is the best scene."
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    #3Love Actually

    Love Actually

    Love Actually is a 2003 romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The film follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives. It stars Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, and more.


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    Sean Torres
    Written on May 19, 2017
    "My girlfriend can only get me to watch Romance movies if there is some comedy involved. So she convinced me to watch Love Actually because it was marketed as "the ultimate romance comedy". The humor was dry and the storyline was hard to follow in my opinion. If you like romance movies then this may be a better movie for you but I didn't find the movie funny at all."


Did you know that an early form of romantic comedies was called "comedies of manners."? This is when a rich person falls in love with a non-wealthy person. Romantic comedies are also defined as "a movie or play that deals with love in a light, humorous way." This sub-genre of romance movies is created to lessen the drama element of a certain romance movie. Different eras of romantic comedies even existed. After comedies of manners, screwball comedies took place, followed by sex comedies in the 50s and 70s, then the genre today which is the neo-traditional comedy. According to an article from Wordpress, the genre today of most romantic comedies are realistic, they have to have characters, that a modern audiences believe and serve some credibility in their lives that they can relate to when dealing with contemporary issues.

 MPAA (The Motion Picture Association of America) data shows that women are still the majority of moviegoers. From the report: “Females have comprised a larger share of moviegoers (people who went to a movie at the cinema at least once in the year) consistently since 2009. In 2013 there was a slight decrease (less than 1 percentage point) in the share of females that attended the cinema (52%) relative to 2012.” This is why romance movies and romantic comedy films are numerously produced.

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    After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic. Ghost is a 1990 American romantic fantasy thriller film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg.


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    Christian Jones
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "That the best scene in a movie about Ghosts is actually a love scene tells you something. I enjoyed this movie when it originally came out and Demi Moore was in her prime but it is not something that I would go back and watch again and again. Ghost is a nice mixture of horror and humor and the stars shine in the pottery scene but that is about it."
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    #5Dirty Dancing

    Dirty Dancing

    Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama dance film, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Spending the summer at a Catskills resort, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.


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    Willie Brewer
    Written on May 6, 2017
    "Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze have fantastic chemistry in this movie. Dirty Dancing is nostalgic and light and just based completely on dancing and music. What could be wrong with that? The dancing is superb and the acting is not bad either."
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    #6West Side Story

    West Side Story

    West Side Story is a 1961 American musical romantic drama film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.


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    Jing Zhu
    Written on June 9, 2017
    "If you are looking for a good Romantic movie you may want to watch west side story. This version is not the greatest production and could be of better quality. Overall this version could be priced better as well"
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    Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance-disaster film was directed, written, co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron. It is starred by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The movie runs for 3 hours and 14 minutes.


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    Roy Young
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "One of the most disappointing and overrated movies of all time in my opinion. I could live with the factual inaccuracies but the female lead character is genuinely unlikeable and clueless. The romance plot is cheesy, the movie is too long and I would hope to never watch it again."
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    #8Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater. The Story follows a young man and woman that meet on a train in Europe and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna.


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    Terry Bryant
    Written on August 29, 2017
    "This movie was pretty good for a romantic drama but the main character played by Ethan Hawke just didn't really do that well as the protagonist. There was just something about him that I didn't like. Julie Delpy did great and kinda helped to make up for Ethan's flaws. Overall the romance is good if you can get over the male lead."
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    Brooklyn is a romantic drama motion picture that features Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, and Domhnall Gleeson. It was directed by John Crowley and was written by Nick Hornby based on a novel by Colm Tóibín. The film premiered in 2015.


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    Walter Sahijdak
    Written on December 27, 2018
    "Young woman moves to Brooklyn to find work and finds a young man who treats her like a woman should be treated with love honor and respect."
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    #10To Have and Have Not

    To Have and Have Not

    To Have and Have Not is a 1944 American romance-war-adventure film directed by Howard Hawks. During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer. The story is based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway and stars Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, and Lauren Bacall.


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    Juan Carlos Antonio
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I was looking for a good romance, this definitely hit those notes. I think my only complaint is there was a lot more going on in this movie. I think while obviously a classic Bogart movie, it just doesn't count as a straight romance movie in the means of like Titanic."
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    #11Sleepless in Seattle

    Sleepless in Seattle

    Sleepless in Seattle is a romantic comedy film directed and co-written by Nora Ephron. It stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The story is about a recently widowed man's son who calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.


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    Brandon Daniels
    Written on June 13, 2017
    "Romance drama's are not my favorite, but i consider this to be one of the better ones. The movie itself has a few far fetched parts to it, but not as egregious as other romance movies. It could have been a little bit shorter. "
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    #12La La Land

    La La Land

    La La Land is a 2016 American musical romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle, and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, as an actress and a musician chasing their dreams in Los Angeles.


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    Russell Simpson
    Written on August 26, 2017
    "This movie is great fun. Its very much like classical musical story driven performances of the 60s, and even the cover of the box portrays this pretty well. A modern take on a classical story about following your dreams, this movie is one of the best of 2016."
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    #13Castaway on the moon

    Castaway on the moon

    A failed suicide attempt leads a heartbroken man to live a life in the wilderness. Castaway on the Moon is a 2009 South Korean romantic comedy film written and directed by Lee Hae-jun.


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    Anthony Weber
    Written on June 20, 2017
    "This movie is a very funny romantic comedy and was pretty entertaining to watch, for someone not particularly fond of romance movies, the comedy was high enough to keep me laughing. As there is no English release, you'll want to make sure you have access to some English subtitles so you can follow along."
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    #14Out of Africa

    Out of Africa

    Out of Africa is a 1985 American epic romantic drama film directed and produced by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. The film sets in 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.


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    Eduardo Caballero
    Written on March 17, 2017
    "This is an acclaimed classic that's still great even today. The chemistry between Redford and Streep is intense and the movie definitely earned its awards. This is a must watch if you're into a good romantic movie."
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    Casablanca is a 1943 American romantic drama film set during World War II in the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz and starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.


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    Ajay Dasgupta
    Written on March 10, 2017
    "Casablanca isn't just one of the greatest romance movies ever made, it's one of the best movies ever made in general. The first time I watched it, I thought that it was so far ahead of it's time. The writing is wonderful, the setting is unforgettable, and it's the kind of movie masterpiece that shouldn't be missed. It sets the standard for romance movies, I don't think a better one exists."
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    #16Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain

    Directed by Stanley Donen, Singin' in the Rain is a classic 1952 film from Metro Goldwyn Mayer. The movie is about a silent film production company and cast makes a difficult transition to sound


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    Andrea Ford
    Written on March 12, 2017
    "Singin' in the Rain is a great movie, although I wouldn't put it on my list of all-time most romantic movies. It's highly entertaining, filled with singing, dancing, and comic misadventures as a movie studio attempts to transition from silent movies to movies with sound. The romance between Gene Kelly's character and Debbie Reynolds's character is sweet, and all ends well. You'll enjoy watching this."
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    On a Kenyan safari, white hunter Victor Marswell has a love triangle with seductive American socialite Eloise Kelly and anthropologist Donald Nordley's cheating wife Linda. Mogambo is a 1953 American Technicolor adventure/romantic drama film directed by John Ford and starring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, and Grace Kelly. The film is a Remake of Victor Fleming's Red Dust (1932).


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    Andrea Carr
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "OMG! This is the *best* movie ever! Honest! If you like old movies from the 40s and if you like Technicolor (I LOVE Technicolor!), then this is the movie you want to see. Both Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly are at the height of their beauty in this film. Clark Gable is super-masculine while surrounded by the wilds of Africa and these two gorgeous women. The story is realistic and filled with both the danger and lush beauty of the African bush."
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    #18Amanda's Birthday

    Amanda's Birthday
    Amanda's Birthday, the last book in Dylan Cross' Amanda series, is about Amanda having a naughty celebration of her birthday along with her husband Mark, her secret lover Craig, and a woman who likes to be physical with Mark and Amanda.

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    James Weaver
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Amanda's Birthday is a well told story but not really my thing. I found the dialogue forced at times and the story was stretched about an hour too long."
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    #19Hitch (2005)

    Hitch (2005)

    Hitch is a comedy, romance film directed by Andy Tennant. It was released in February 2005 with its lead actor portrayed by Will Smith. Other actors included in the film were Eva Mendes, Kevin James.


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    Albert Hart
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Hitch is a classic romantic comedy that I have viewed countless times over the years. While not a pure romance, this film does demonstrate numerous romantic qualities while the comedic aspects make this film accessible to all."
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    #20The Wait

    The Wait
    The Wait is Ethan Radcliff's erotic novel about Mack Hargrove, an impatient man who always gets what he wants until he met the 28-year-old Britt England, rumored to be a virgin and does not like men like Mack.

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    Cindy Lu
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "This link takes you to a romance novel. There is a movie version but I would not call it the best romance movie. The best romance movie, in my opinion, is Pretty Woman. "
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    #21Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey is an erotic romantic film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson based on the 2011 novel of the same name written by British author E. L. James. It is the first film in the Fifty Shades film series.


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    Yang Lee
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "Great movie! Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan played their parts to perfection which I was not expecting since they are not really well-known actors. They were so believable, and sometimes they made me smile. This movie goes in my collection of all-time favorites. Two thumbs up!"
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    #22The One (The Selection)

    The One (The Selection)

    The One, the 3rd book in Kiera Cass' The Selection series, is about America Singer being torn between her first love Aspen and Prince Maxon, whom she has grown to love during her time in the Selection.


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    Olivia Vasquez
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "The one is the third book in a series. This particular book is about a woman who has started being attracted to another guy but she also thinks about her first love. She fights for the one she decides on."
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    #23Sixteenth Summer

    Sixteenth Summer

    Sixteenth Summer, the first book in Michelle Dalton's romantic teen series of the same name, is about a girl named Anna, a bored local on Dune Island who fell in love with a handsome hunk tourist named Will.


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    Jacob Coleman
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "Sixteenth Summer is the first in a series of books by Michelle Dalton. This is a great series to start for romance book fans. "
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    #24Savage Ecstasy

    Savage Ecstasy

    Savage Ecstasy is Janelle Taylor's romantic story about Alisha, a young settler who felt affection with her village's captured Oglala warrior named Gray Eagle, who wanted nothing but to enslave the white girl who is looking down on her.


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    Nancy Vasquez
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "Savage Ecstasy is an old school romance book. Part of a series written by Janelle Taylor, Savage Ecstacy follows Alisha and her love affair with Gray Eagle. This book gives a glimpse into the world of relationships between whites and Indians."


Best What are the best Romance movies
1When Harry Met Sally...Movies 105 Paid
2Pretty WomanMovies 100 Paid
3Love ActuallyMovies 97 Paid
4GhostMovies 92 Paid
5Dirty DancingMovies 92 Paid
6West Side StoryMovies 92 Paid
7TitanicMovies 92 Paid
8Before SunriseMovies 92 Paid
9BrooklynMovies 91 Paid
10To Have and Have NotMovies 91 Paid

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