Romance doesn’t get better than this, so if you are looking for a movie to watch on your date night together, for Valentine’s Day, or when you are in the mood for a great love story, here are our top 10 picks for
Best Romantic Movies Of All Time
1. Love Story (starring Ryan O’Neal and Ali McGraw)- In this touching tale, a beautiful bookworm and a wealthy jock fall in love, and while it’s too brief a time, Jenny stays in Oliver’s heart (and ours) forever after.
2. Titanic (starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet)- Rose is a free spirit at heart, and Jack loves her for it. He also is incredibly handsome, and dies for her. Does it get more romantic than this?
3. The Princess Bride (starring Cary Elwes and Robin Wright)- their love survives wars, assassination attempts, giants, pirates, and Sicilian mind games. Elwes is the dreamy farm boy who will do anything to reunite with his love (and it’s funny and has action, so husbands will like it too).
4. Pride & Prejudice (starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle)- He says she isn’t pretty enough for him, she says he is the last man on the planet she’d ever even dance with, yet they fall in love, and for all the right reasons.
5. Bridget Jones’ Diary (starring Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth- as Darcy again)- this modern day Pride & Prejudice remake is funny, sweet, and we fall in love with Bridget too.
6. It’s a Wonderful Life (starring James Stewart and Donna Reed)- With a wife like Donna Reed, it is a wonderful life, and when we realize she would have been an old maid if she didn’t meet the ambitious, honorable George, it makes their love story even sweeter.
7. Braveheart (starring Mel Gibson)- William Wallace starts a revolutionary war when his wife is killed out of spite, changing history. We know love makes a man do great things, and here is a perfect example.
8. The English Patient (starring Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomspon)- the interwoven stories rival the Arabian nights, and this poignant, passionate love story will stay with you for a long time after.
9. Last of the Mohicans (starring Daniel Day Lewis and Madeline Stowe)- her blood was never so stirred as it was with him…and neither was ours.
10. Die Hard (starring Bruce Willis)- from a man’s point of view. My husband says a man going on a rampage to save his estranged wife is a man in love, and there is nothing more romantic than that, so this one made it on the list for the guys.
You’ll notice Casablanca, The Bridges of Madison County, and other quicky affairs aren’t on the list. Short, adulterous flings don’t seem that romantic to us (or the cuckolded spouse) so the English Patient is the only one on our list (and we like to pretend she wasn’t married).