87 of the Best Romantic Movies of All Time

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Whether you care to admit it or not, everyone loves a good romantic movie (especially if you're looking for date night ideas). Hollywood has mastered the art of tugging at our heartstrings with swoon-worthy storylines, from A Star Is Born to The Notebook. But of course, these only scratch the surface of countless romance titles.

We’ve rounded up some of the most beautiful, devastating, passionate and mushy flicks through the ages, and you can stream them all on MaxHulu, Netflix and more. Here are the 87 best romantic movies of all time that will make you laugh, cry and, yes, believe in true love.

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1. The Notebook (2004)

  • Who’s in it: Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams
  • Rated: PG-13

Oh, come on. We had to include this classic story about a couple who beat the odds to find their way back to each other. That scene with Noah shouting “What do you want?” at Allie will forever strike a chord.

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2. Past Lives (2023)

  • Who’s in it: Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, John Magaro
  • Rated: NR

In Celine Song's poignant film debut, two childhood friends reconnect as adults after they've drifted apart, causing them to think about destiny and reconsider their choices. PureWow Editor-in-Chief Jillian Quint said, "For anybody who spends any time thinking about what could have been vs. the ability to embrace what you have without regret, it's a must-watch."

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3. A Star Is Born (2018)

  • Who’s in it: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga
  • Rated: R

When popular musician Jackson accidentally discovers (and falls in love with) struggling artist Ally, he brings her into the spotlight and jumpstarts her career. But like any great love story, tragedy is just around the corner.

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4. Notting Hill (1999)

  • Who’s in it: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant
  • Rated: PG-13

“I'm also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Gah, we don’t even care how cheesy it is, this story about a charming English bookstore owner and a famous American actress is pure rom-com gold.

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New Line Cinema

5. Love & Basketball (2000)

  • Who’s in it: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps
  • Rated: PG-13

Monica and Quincy are two childhood friends with the same competitive dream: to become a professional basketball player. The movie follows their years-long journey as they’re forced to choose between their relationship and their budding careers.

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6. Love Actually (2003)

  • Who’s in it: Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley
  • Rated: R

A bunch of stars try to figure out their love lives with plenty of laughter and tears thrown into the mix. Plus, there’s an epic cover of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas." (But you can totally watch this one all year round.)

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Columbia Pictures

7. It Happened One Night (1934)

  • Who’s in it: Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable
  • Rated: N/A

This oldie-but-goodie centers around a spoiled heiress who runs away from her family and meets a charming man who is willing to help her. The snag? The kind stranger is actually a reporter looking for a story. This was the first movie to win five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Adapted Screenplay).


8. Moonlight (2016)

  • Who’s in it: Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes
  • Rated: R

It follows a young black man at three different chapters of his life. Along the way, he questions his sexuality, meets new friends and learns the true meaning of love. Oh, and did we mention it won the Oscar Award for Best Picture? (Sorry, La La Land.)

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9. Amélie (2001)

  • Who’s in it: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz
  • Rated: R

When a young and slightly kooky girl, Amélie, moves to the central part of Paris to become a waitress, she discovers a lost treasure belonging to the former occupant of her apartment and decides to dedicate her life to helping those around her. She meets plenty of colorful characters along the way, including the man who could be her perfect match. Charming, fun and an instant classic.

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10. Ghost (1990)

  • Who’s in it: Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze
  • Rated: PG-13

The heartbreaking tale follows Molly Jensen, an artist who’s coping with the loss of her beloved husband, Sam Wheat, who returns to earth as a powerless spirit. You just haven’t lived until you’ve seen that scene with Moore, Swayze and some messy clay.

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11. The Lovebirds (2020)

  • Who’s in it: Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani
  • Rated: R

Moments before breaking up, Leilani and Jibran accidentally become involved in a murder scheme. Afraid of getting framed, the pair embark on a journey to clear their names. Can they save their relationship during the most uncertain of circumstances?

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12. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

  • Who’s in it: Richard Gere, Debra Winger
  • Rated: R

While Pretty Woman is a true rom-com classic, this Richard Gere drama about a young man completing his navy pilot training is a more mature look at love and human growth. Keep the tissues on standby—you’ll thank us later.

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13. Casablanca (1942)

  • Who’s in it: Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart
  • Rated: PG

Others have tried, but no movie couple is as iconic as Ilsa and Rick are in this epic wartime romance about two old flames who cross paths after years of no contact. (Black and white films FTW.)

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14. Basmati Blues (2017)

  • Who’s in it: Brie Larson, Utkarsh Ambudkar
  • Rated: NR

A young scientist, Linda, is sent to India on assignment to sell genetically modified rice. When she learns that it’ll destroy jobs, she teams up with a local farmer named Rajit to make things right.

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15. Love Story (1970)

  • Who’s in it: Ryan O'Neal, Ali MacGraw
  • Rated: PG

We’re not sure we can get on board with this flick’s famous last line, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” (it doesn’t), but this ’70s cult classic is perfect for those nights when you just want a really good ugly cry.

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16. Something New (2006)

  • Who’s in it: Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker
  • Rated: PG-13

Kenya is torn between two completely different men. (Sound familiar?) It all starts when she backs out of blind date after realizing her suitor isn’t Black. Will she let her past biases stop her from finding her soulmate?

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17. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

  • Who’s in it: Audrey Hepburn
  • Rated: G

Those pearls, the Givenchy LBD and that iconic 'do—this classic is worth watching for Holly Golightly’s enviable style alone. But this story based on Truman Capote’s famous novella has plenty else going for it—comedy, romance and swanky Upper East Side locations.

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18. Blue Valentine (2010)

  • Who’s in it: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams
  • Rated: R

Some romances are made for curling up with your S.O. and reaffirming your love for each other. Others, like this one, are better watched alone (or with your besties). A bittersweet portrayal of marriage and heartache starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.

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19. Someone Great (2019)

  • Who’s in it: Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow
  • Rated: R

It might not have the happiest of endings, but this movie tells the story of a girl who gets dumped by her boyfriend. So, she embarks on one last hoorah with her closest girlfriends before moving to San Francisco for a fresh start.

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20. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

  • Who’s in it: Page O'Hara, Robby Benson
  • Rated: G

This enchanting hand-drawn Disney animation film is a classic for all ages. Equally good? The 2017 remake starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast. The live-action version gives the fairy tale a modern, feminist twist we didn’t see coming.

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21. The Big Sick (2017)

  • Who’s in it: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan
  • Rated: R

This isn’t your standard rom-com. Instead, this funny and smart film (based on Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon’s IRL love story) explores cross-cultural themes and feels delightfully refreshing. Pakistan-born comedian Nanjiani (played by himself) falls for grad student Emily Gardner, but when she contracts a mysterious illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail must confront her parents, his own family and his true feelings.

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22. Focus (2015)

  • Who’s in it: Will Smith, Margot Robbie
  • Rated: R

When a veteran con artist takes a novice under his wing, it isn’t long before their friendship turns romantic. That is, until she breaks up with him and becomes an accomplished femme fatale. *Adds to streaming queue*

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23. West Side Story (1961)

  • Who’s in it: Richard Beymer, Natalie Wood
  • Rated: PG

On the Upper West side, two gangs—the Sharks and the Jets—battle for control of the neighborhood. Things get complicated when Jets member Tony falls for Maria, the sister of the Sharks' leader. It's a modern-day Romeo and Juliet with a musical twist.

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24. Roman Holiday (1953)

  • Who’s in it: Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck
  • Rated: G

Introducing Audrey Hepburn’s first starring film about a princess who escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newspaperman in Rome. It’s wonderfully charming, endearing and a must-watch for classic movie fans.

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25. The Photograph (2020)

  • Who’s in it: Issa Rae, LaKeith Stanfield
  • Rated: PG-13

When Mae’s mother dies unexpectedly, she’s left with countless questions. After finding an old photograph of her late mom, she dives into her family history for the first time, which results in an unexpected romance. You had us at Issa Rae.

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26. Garden State (2004)

  • Who’s in it: Zach Braff, Natalie Portman
  • Rated: R

Zach Braff directed and starred in this sweet and sensitive film about a troubled young man (Andrew) who returns to his hometown in New Jersey for his mother’s funeral after being estranged from his family. Natalie Portman co-stars as the quirky love interest with plenty of other offbeat characters and a killer soundtrack.

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27. Just Wright (2010)

  • Who’s in it: Queen Latifah, Common
  • Rated: PG

A physical therapist, Leslie Wright, lands her dream job working for a professional basketball player, Scott McKnight. Things take a romantic turn when she begins to fall for her new patient, who’s completely oblivious to her over-the-top gestures.

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28. About Time (2013)

  • Who’s in it: Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson
  • Rated: R

From the man behind Love Actually, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’s Diary comes this uplifting flick about a young man who realizes he has the ability to time travel. A wonderful reminder to cherish each and every day (and also that Rachel McAdams is amazing in everything).

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29. Carol (2015)

  • Who’s in it: Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett
  • Rated: R

This melodrama about two women who fall in love with each other in the ’50s is beautifully crafted and full of subtext and atmosphere. The story begins when Therese Belivet spots Carol in a department store, and the rest is history.

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30. Atonement (2007)

  • Who’s in it: James McAvoy, Keira Knightley
  • Rated: R

You won’t be able to tear your eyes away from the screen during that scene in the library with James McAvoy and Keira Knightley (and her stunning green dress). Shortly after, things take a devastating turn as these two lovers are torn apart by meddling families.

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31. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

  • Who’s in it: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet
  • Rated: R

After a gruesome breakup, an estranged couple erase all memories of their relationship in this heart-wrenching, imaginative comedy-drama that hit theaters back in 2004. Can they cope with the loss of someone they didn’t know existed?

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32. Titanic (1997)

  • Who’s in it: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
  • Rated: PG-13

We’re not ashamed to admit that we saw this in theatres two three times. And even though we know how it ends (spoiler: the ship sinks), our hearts still go on leap for joy every time Jack and Rose dance together and sketch nude drawings.

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33. Call Me By Your Name (2017)

  • Who’s in it: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer
  • Rated: R

This blossoming romance between a 17-year-old boy and his father’s research assistant takes place in picture-perfect 1980s Italy. A tale of first love based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman and starring Timothée Chalamet. Need we say more?

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34. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

  • Who’s in it: Constance Wu, Henry Golding
  • Rated: PG-13

Based on Kevin Kwan's 2013 best-selling novel of the same name, this romantic comedy is the first major Hollywood film with a majority Asian cast and crew since The Joy Luck Club in 1993 (NBD). It follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu as she accompanies her boyfriend, Nick Young to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Upon arrival, she learns that not only is Nick super rich but he's also one of the country's most eligible bachelors. How will Rachel navigate this new world of wealth and glamour... and his disapproving mother?

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35. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

  • Who’s in it: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Léa Seydoux
  • Rated: NC-17

When 15-year-old Adèle meets the blue-haired Emma, it sparks something within her. Audiences of all ages will be mesmerized by this complicated and passionate French love story that evolves over the course of ten years. (Disclaimer: It’s three hours long, so be sure to carve out enough time in your schedule.)

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36. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

  • Who’s in it: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Anna Cathcart
  • Rated: PG-13

Lara Jean keeps to herself—so much so that she has a stash of love letters in her closet, where she confessed her feelings to each of her crushes. When her younger sister accidentally mails the letters, hilarity ensues.

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37. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

  • Who’s in it: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth
  • Rated: R

We love cursing, boozing and laugh-out-loud funny Bridget Jones just as she is in this irresistible comedy that spawned two sequels. If there’s one thing that’s still up for debate: Are you team Darcy or team Cleaver? (Trick question: Darcy, obviously.)

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38. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

  • Who’s in it: Regina King, Kiki Layne
  • Rated: R

Clementine "Tish" Rivers and Alonzo "Fonny" Hunt have been friends since childhood but their plans for the future are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Set in 1970s Harlem, this moving flick centers around a couple's unbreakable bond and the obstacles they must overcome to be together. Beautifully shot, you'll marvel (and cry) at this touching love story.

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39. Dirty Dancing (1987)

  • Who’s in it: Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze
  • Rated: PG-13

When Frances "Baby" Houseman spends the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, she falls in love with the camp's bad boy dance instructor, Johnny Castle. It's a classic story with few surprises but we'll watch it again and again for that lift.

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40. The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

  • Who’s in it: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort
  • Rated: PG-13

If you couldn’t stop weeping during A Walk to Remember, this is the movie for you. It introduces viewers to two cancer patients slash hopeless romantics: Hazel Grace Lancaster and Gus Waters. This is their heartbreaking story.

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41. One Day (2011)

  • Who’s in it: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess
  • Rated: PG-13

Sure, this film adaptation from David Nicholls's smash-hit novel of the same name isn't perfect (Anne Hathaway's accent, in particular, received a lot of flack) but it's impossible not to fall in love with Dex and Emma as we watch the two friends meet on the same day over 18 years.

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42. The Proposal (2009)

  • Who’s in it: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds
  • Rated: PG-13

Margaret Tate is a ballsy editor-in-chief of a book publishing company, and Andrew Paxton is her hard-working assistant. When Margaret faces deportation to Canada, she hatches a plan to marry Andrew in order to keep her visa status, and in exchange offers Andrew a promotion. We think you can guess what happens next (hilarity and love, of course).

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43. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

  • Who’s in it: Randy Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger
  • Rated: R

This moving tale of a secret love affair between two cowboys is powerful, heartbreaking and beautifully crafted. The story focuses on a rancher named Joe Aguirre, who hires Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar to work on his ranch.

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44. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

  • Who’s in it: Meg Ryan, Nora Ephron, Billy Crystal
  • Rated: R

Meg Ryan, Nora Ephron and the Big Apple—matches made in rom-com heaven. It’s a delightful film about a pair of quirky New Yorkers who are convinced that men and women can’t be friends—or can they?

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45. The Way We Were (1973)

  • Who’s in it: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford
  • Rated: PG

All you need to know is that Barbra Streisand stars in this opposites attract love story that takes place over the course of several years. OK fine, Robert Redford also stars in the film, and it’s undeniably fabulous. The end.

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46. Before Sunrise/Before Sunset/Before Midnight (1995/2004/2013)

  • Who’s in it: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
  • Rated: R

In the first movie, American man Jesse and French woman Céline meet on a train, get off in Vienna and spend the night walking around the city, talking and falling in love. The sequel follows up with the duo nine years later in Paris, and the third another nine years later in Greece. You’re going to want to set aside an entire weekend and watch them all. Trust us.

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47. The English Patient (1996)

  • Who’s in it: Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Rated: R

This adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's novel stars Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas as two hapless lovers in Northern Africa during World War II. It received 12 nominations at the 69th Academy Awards in 1997 and won nine awards including Best Picture. If you’re not bawling by the end, then you’re a monster. Only joking. (Sort of.)

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48. My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)

  • Who’s in it: Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz
  • Rated: PG-13

Julia Roberts is her typically charming self in this screwball romance, but it’s the film’s surprising plot twists that make it worth watching. Oh, and how could we forget about the ah-mazing sing-along scene to Dionne Warwick’s “I Say a Little Prayer.”

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49. Like Crazy (2011)

  • Who’s in it: Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin
  • Rated: PG-13

You never forget your first love, but unfortunately for a British college student and her American classmate, their love story takes a tragic turn when she violates the terms of her visa and they’re forced to separate. If the movie feels true-to-life, it’s likely because a lot of it was actually improvised.

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50. Lost In Translation (2003)

  • Who’s in it: Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray
  • Rated: R

Two strangers form an unlikely bond after meeting in a hotel bar in Tokyo. Basically, it’s a moving (and at times, laugh-out-loud funny) film about finding a connection with someone when you’re least expecting it.

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51. Last Christmas (2019)

  • Who’s in it: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding
  • Rated: PG-13

Kate is exhausted by her job working as a year-round elf in a holiday stop. When she unexpectedly meets a man named Tom, she suddenly discovers the true meaning of Christmas. “Alexa, play ‘Last Christmas’ on Spotify.”

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52. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

  • Who’s in it: Julia Stiles, Larisa Oleynik, Larry Miller
  • Rated: PG-13

Kat Stratford and her younger sister, Bianca, couldn’t be more different from each other. So, their dad develops a household rule that states Bianca can’t date until Kat has a boyfriend. The plan, of course, backfires.

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53. Love, Guaranteed (2020)

  • Who’s in it: Damon Wayans Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook
  • Rated: TV-PG

Nick has been on nearly 1,000 first dates, and he’s still single. So, he hires a lawyer to sue the dating app, which supposedly has a high success rate. As predicted, Nick soon finds love when he’s least expecting it.

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54. Forrest Gump (1994)

  • Who’s in it: Tom Hanks, Sally Field
  • Rated: PG-13

Despite his slow development, Forrest Gump is a kind and optimistic young boy, thanks to his supportive mother. Sure, it’s sad as hell. But on the plus side, you can totally ease the pain with a box of chocolates.

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55. Rebecca (2020)

  • Who’s in it: Lily James, Armie Hammer
  • Rated: PG-13

A young newlywed visits her husband’s family estate, which is located on the English coast. The problem? She can’t seem to forget about her husband’s ex-wife, Rebecca, whose legacy is practically written into the walls of the residence.

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56. Love, Simon (2018)

  • Who’s in it: Nick Robinson, Keiynan Lonsdale
  • Rated: PG-13

Simon is a 17-year-old high school student who’s never told anyone—including family and friends—that he’s gay. Well, that’s all about to change. (After you’ve watched Love, Simon, be sure to check out Hulu’s equally binge-worthy sequel series, Love, Victor.)

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57. Five Feet Apart (2019)

  • Who’s in it: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse
  • Rated: PG-13

Stella and Will are both cystic fibrosis patients. Due to their illnesses, they aren’t allowed to touch each other and must maintain a 6-foot distance. Since Stella is determined to live by her own rules, she changes the doctor’s orders to 5 feet apart (hence the movie title). Sounds awfully familiar in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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58. Me Before You (2016)

  • Who’s in it: Emilia Clarke, Sam Caflin
  • Rated: PG-13

In an attempt to make ends meet, Louisa “Lou” Clark is constantly changing jobs. Her newest venture involves becoming a caregiver for Will Traynor, a wealthy, paralyzed banker who desperately needs a new outlook on life.

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59. The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)

  • Who’s in it: Charles Melton, Yara Shahidi
  • Rated: PG-13

Daniel and Natasha come from two different worlds. While Daniel wants to achieve more than his parents have planned for him, Natasha fears her family will be deported. When they randomly meet and fall in love, sparks fly. (Not to mention, it’s based on the namesake book by Nicola Yoon.)

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60. Love & Other Drugs (2010)

  • Who’s in it: Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Rated: R

Jamie Randall is a handsome pharmaceutical salesman who’s never had an issue picking up women in his female-driven industry. When he meets a young Parkinson’s patient named Maggie, they develop an intimate relationship he didn’t see coming.

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61. Sylvie’s Love (2020)

  • Who’s in it: Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha
  • Rated: PG-13

From the stunning ‘50s attire and musical score to Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha’s beautiful chemistry, it’s impossible to not fall in love with this film. Sylvie’s Love follows the romantic relationship between aspiring filmmaker Sylvie Parker and Robert Halloway, a struggling jazz musician.

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62. Southside With You (2016)

  • Who’s in it: Parker Sawyers, Tika Sumpter
  • Rated: PG-13

If you've already devoured the entirety of Michelle Obama’s best-selling memoir, then you’ve already got a sense of how her love story with former U.S. President Barack Obama began. In this sweet romance, Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter portray the beloved couple as they go out on their very first date in 1989.

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63. Loving (2016)

  • Who’s in it: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton
  • Rated: PG-13

The biographical drama chronicles the real-life story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs who helped pave the way for countless married interracial couples through the landmark Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia in 1967.

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64. The Incredible Jessica James (2017)

  • Who’s in it: Jessica Williams, Chris O'Dowd
  • Rated: TV-MA

After going through a devastating breakup with her ex-boyfriend, Jessica James strikes up a new relationship with the most unlikely person. It'll make you laugh and give you all the feels.

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65. Always (2011)

  • Who’s in it: So Ji-sub, Han Hyo-joo
  • Rated: PG-13

This touching South Korean drama follows a parking lot attendant and former boxer who falls for a girl who is blind. Prepare the tissues, because it’s filled with tearjerker moments.

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66. Malcolm & Marie (2021)

  • Who’s in it: John David Washington, Zendaya
  • Rated: R

The black-and-white flick centers on a filmmaker named Malcolm Elliott, who returns home with his girlfriend, Marie, after his movie premiere and awaits the response of critics. However, things take a dark turn as they engage in deep discussions about the film and their lives.

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67. The Last Letter From Your Lover (2021)

  • Who’s in it: Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley
  • Rated: TV-14

Based on Jojo Moyes’s book of the same name, it follows a journalist named Ellie Haworth, who lives in present-day London. When she discovers old love letters from the ’60s, she tries to piece together the messages in an attempt to track down the authors.

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68. Love Hard (2021)

  • Who’s in it: Nina Dobrev, Harry Shum Jr.
  • Rated: TV-MA

Meet Natalie, a woman who’s desperate to find love. When she meets a seemingly perfect guy on a dating app, she soon realizes that she’s been catfished.

69. The Mountain Between Us (2017)

  • Who’s in it: Kate Winslet, Idris Elba
  • Rated: PG-13

A soon-to-be married woman must team up with a British doctor after their plane crashes in the middle of nowhere.

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70. Good On Paper (2021)

  • Who’s in it: Iliza Shlesinger, Ryan Hansen
  • Rated: R

Iliza Shlesinger stars as a successful—yet lonely—comedian named Andrea Singer, who turns her attention to her love life after years of focusing on her career. When she meets a handsome stranger, she struggles to convince her friends he’s “the one.”

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71. Little Fish (2021)

  • Who’s in it: Olivia Cooke, Jack O'Connell
  • Rated: N/A

Based on a 2011 short story, this sci-fi romantic drama is all about how far you're willing to go to keep your relationship alive—literally. Emma and Jude fight against a memory loss virus that's threatening to erase their entire relationship.

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BBC Studios

72. Lovers Rock (2020)

  • Who’s in it: Michael Ward, Kedar Williams-Stirling
  • Rated: PG-13

As part of a BBC anthology series that explores Black British life and relationships, this one film in particular stands out among the rest. It follows Franklyn and Martha as they meet for the first time at a '80s house party in West London and a young love story flourishes while the classic song "Silly Games" plays in the background.

best romantic movies love jones
New Line Cinema

73. Love Jones (1997)

  • Who’s in it: Larenz Tate, Nia Long
  • Rated: R

When poet Darius and photographer Nina meet, it's clear that sparks are flying. But when Mosley still has some unfinished business with her ex, it turns the hopeful new relationship into a complicated one.

best romantic movies the wedding planner
Columbia Pictures

74. The Wedding Planner (2001)

  • Who’s in it: Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey
  • Rated: PG-13

Wedding planner Mary Fiore can always make a couple's day magical. But when it comes to her own love life, she rather decline her father's promising suitor and focus on her work. However, she finally does find fall for someone, it becomes rather complicated when it turns out to be her client's fiancé.

marry me

75. Marry Me (2022)

  • Who's in it: Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma
  • Rated: PG-13

Lopez is talented pop star Kat Valdez, who has big plans to tie the knot with her famous fiancé in front of millions of fans. But on the day of the wedding, she discovers that he's cheating on her. On a whim, Kat decides to marry a complete stranger instead—and the end result is unexpected.

the lost city
Kimberley French/Paramount Pictures

76. The Lost City (2022)

  • Who's in it: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe
  • Rated: PG-13

Loretta Sage's book tour turns into a bizarre adventure when she gets kidnapped by a billionaire who thinks she can lead him to a valuable treasure from her story. Her cover model, Alan, decides to rescue her, but it proves to be more challenging than he thought.

i want you back
Amazon Studios

77. I Want You Back (2022)

  • Who's in it: Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Gina Rodriguez
  • Rated: R

After a chance encounter between Peter and Emma—two thirty-somethings who have recently been dumped by their partners—the two conspire to ruin their their exes' new relationships and win them back. Watch for the two stellar, relatable leads and unpredictable moments.

love gelato
GT Film

78. Love & Gelato (2022)

  • Who's in it: Susanna Skaggs, Tobia De Angelis, Owen McDonnell
  • Rated: TV -14

This guilty pleasure film revolves around Lina, an American teenager who travels to Rome before starting college. During her trip, she embarks on a mission to find her father, but she also meets and falls for two charming boys named Lorenzo and Alessandro. Who will she end up with?

father of the bride
Touchstone Pictures

79. Father of the Bride (2022)

  • Who's in it: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams
  • Rated: PG

When George Banks, a successful businessman, finds out that his daughter is getting married, it finally hits him that his daughter is all grown up. But it's not something he's ready to accept just yet. With wedding plans already underway, the overprotective dad can't help but panic at the thought of losing his little girl.

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80. Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between (2022)

  • Who's in it: Jordan Fisher, Talia Ryder, Ayo Edebiri
  • Rated: TV-14

Inspired by Jennifer Smith's novel of the same title, this charming romance follows Claire and Aidan, a high school couple that makes a pact to break up before they move on to college. But now, with high school behind them, the pair start to relive the best moments from their relationship, causing them to reconsider their pact.

meet cute

81. Meet Cute (2022)

  • Who's in it: Pete Davidson, Kaley Cuoco, Deborah S. Craig
  • Rated: TV-MA

When Sheila stumbles upon a tanning bed that also happens to be time machine, she uses it to relive the last 24 hours with her boyfriend, Gary, countless times (364 to be exact). But after getting tired of the same pattern, she embarks on a mission to fix him by traveling even further back in time.

after ever
Voltage Pictures

82. After Ever Happy (2022)

  • Who's in it: Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Louise Lombard
  • Rated: R

While Tessa and Hardin have been through several challenges in their relationship, it only made their bond stronger. But this time feels a bit different. And Tessa deals with her own drama and Hardin spirals into a dark place, she starts to question whether their relationship is still worth saving.

the best man
Universal Pictures

83. The Best Man (1999)

  • Who's in it: Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut
  • Rated: R

Harper, a Chicago-based writer, finds himself in a sticky situation when he's chosen to be his friend's best man around the same time of his novel's release. As his friends start to figure out that his writing was inspired by his personal life, he worries that one particular revelation could ruin his friendship and, even worse, the wedding.

jumping the broom
Sony Pictures

84. Jumping the Broom (2011)

  • Who's in it: Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso
  • Rated: PG-13

Corporate lawyer Sabrina Watson falls head over heels for a Wall Street worker named Jason. But unfortunately, when they get engaged, chaos ensues as their families—who have completely different backgrounds—meet each other for the first time.

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Focus Features

85. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

  • Who’s in it: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen
  • Rated: PG

The Jane Austen novel will forever be a romantic read, so it's no surprise there was a 2005 live adaptation that continues to be in our watch list. The film follows five sisters, but it's the relationship between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy that has us still quoting "You have bewitched me, body and soul."

in the mood for love romantic movies
USA Films

86. In the Mood for Love (2000)

  • Who’s in it: Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung
  • Rated: PG

Set in 1960s Hong Kong, this beautifully-shot film tells the story of two neighbors whose spouses are having an affair. As they confront this betrayal, the two begin to spend more time together and eventually develop feelings for each other.

best romantic movies dead leaves
Malla Hukkanen

87. Fallen Leaves (2023)

  • Who’s in it: Alma Pöysti, Jussi Vatanen, Janne Hyytiäinen
  • Rated: PG-13

The Finnish-German film follows Holappa and Ansa, two lonely people who connect at a local karaoke bar. However, their efforts to pursue a relationship are threatened by misunderstandings and alcoholism.

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