We have compiled a roundup of some of the best romantic movies of all time. From comedies to adventures to dramas, you will find twelve movies below. These movies are perfect to celebrate this Valentine’s Day.
12. Revolutionary Road (2008)
The movie directed by Sam Mendes talks about societal pressures of keeping up appearances, the task of maintaining a marriage, and the desire to escape.
Frank (played by Leonardo Dicaprio) and April Wheeler (played by Kate Winslet) seemingly have an awesome marriage. However, there is the shattering hopelessness of being trapped in lives they don’t really want below their marriage.
11. Howl’s Moving Castle
Howl’s Moving Castle is a beautiful and heartwarming romance with the characters are so lovable.
In the story based on the Diana Wynne Jones novel, Sophie who the daughter of a hatmaker is transformed into an old woman after an encounter with the magician Howl and the Witch of the Waste. Sophie becomes entangled in magic, demonic contracts, and wars to find a cure for herself.
10. The Notebook
Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling as Noah and Allie in this movie based on one of the best seller novels by Nicholas Spark. The movie follows Allie and Noah as they kept apart by their social circles and class in the 1940s.
9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet play two lovers in this movie directed by Michel Gondry. After Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet) are breaking up, both undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories. However, this only reignites their passion for each other.
8. 50 First Dates
In this 2004 romantic comedy, Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) trying to win the heart of Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore), who suffers from short-term memory loss.
7. Malcolm & Marie
The black and white feature stars Zendaya and John David Washington. In the newest romantic movie of Netflix, after a filmmaker Malcolm (John David Washington) and his girlfriend Marie (Zendaya) return home from his movie premiere, discuss all the things that are bothering them in their relationships. The movie follows this romantic reckoning with tensions and painful revelations.
This English romantic war drama film is directed by Joe Wright. The romance in the movie belongs to Robbie (James McAvoy) and Cecilia (Keira Knightley). In the story, Robbie is a housekeeper’s son while Cecilia is the daughter of a wealthy family. They are torn apart by a lie Cecilia’s sister Briony told when she was 13.
5. Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook which is the Oscar-winning hit of 2012 brings together Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. In the feel-good romantic film, Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) and Tiffany Maxwell (Jennifer Lawrence) are two broken people recovering together with the help of dancing badly.
The movie tells the story of Pat, a man recently released from a mental health facility after brutally attacking his wife’s lover. After walking out of the center he meets Tiffany who is kind but troubled.
Silver Linings Playbook is a stunning medley of heart and humor from their first encounter to the goofy dance.
4. Call Me By Your Name
‘Call Me By Your Name’ is a sensory adaptation of André Aciman’s same-name novel. The story is about a 17-year-old’s first love.
Elio (Timothée Chalamet) who lives with his family in Italy he falls for Oliver (Armie Hammer), a handsome doctoral student, working for his father as an intern. Elio and Oliver fall for each other and explore their relationship. What begins as a contentious friendship in idle summer days turns into a full-blown love affair.
3. Sense and Sensibility
This classic film is generally viewed as one of the best Austen adaptations of all time. This romantic movie stars a powerhouse cast, including Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, and Alan Rickman.
Elinor (Thompson) and Marianne (Winslet) Dashwood are members of the landed gentry who suddenly find themselves destitute, and they must marry to become financially secure.
Emma Thompson won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay here, and there isn’t a single flaw in director Ang Lee’s playful and beautifully choreographed display that, aside from being one of the most romantic entries on our list, is probably one of the funniest.
2. Before Sunrise
‘Before Sunrise’ directed by Richard Linklater is the first of the romantic film trilogy (Vienna, Paris, and Greece).
Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy) first met in their twenties. And, they seduce each other with their minds and words while taking in a picturesque day and night in Vienna.
1. Pride & Prejudice
‘Pride & Prejudice’ is a classic romantic drama based on the 1813 Jane Austen novel. It follows the love story of the outspoken Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley), and the incredibly handsome, upper-class Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfayden).
In the story of Pride and Prejudice in 19th-century England, Mrs. Bennet wants to marry her five daughters to prosperous gentlemen, including Mr. Darcy. However, second-eldest Elizabeth is too quick to judge her suiters.
What makes this version so unique, besides the stunning sweeping landscape shots, is Kiera Knightley’s fresh take on Elizabeth. Snuggle in for some Regency goodness and enjoy watching Elizabeth fall for the dashing Mr. Darcy. Sparks fly between the two characters throughout.
This movie is our favorite adaptation with the scene that Mr. Darcy strides across a meadow to tell Elizabeth Bennet, “You have bewitched me body and soul.”