Top 15 Romantic Movies of All Time
Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching, and whether you have a date or not, movie marathon is apparently one of the best things to do on this rather special date. Well, of course, the top-rated movie genre during Valentine’s is anything that is associated with romance, be it a happy-ending or a tragic love story.
For those who are happily in love or still waiting for the right one, here are some of the best romantic movies of all time that will make you believe that love conquers all. And even if you will just be watching movies during this day, make sure you will look good. Check out this 2-Minute Weekend Makeup Routine for Perfectly Matte Skin and 10 Ways to Make Your Hair Superbly Gorgeous Overnight .
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A tragic yet memorable love story directed by James Cameron, Titanic conquered the movie screens during its released on December 19, 1997. It became the first ever film to hit the billion-dollar mark. After almost two decades, the movie is still one of the most well-loved romantic movies of all time. RMS Titanic, a real passenger liner that untimely sank in the North Atlantic Ocean during its voyage to New York City in 1912, became the inspiration of the hit movie. The story revolves around the short-lived yet long-lasting love of a socialite woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater to Jack Dawson, a middle-class artist.
2. A Walk to Remember
“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.”
This teenage movie is not your typical happy-ending love story, but it’s definitely a great catch, especially with all the movie quotes you can get from the film. A Walk to Remember is one of the acclaimed novels of Nicholas Sparks that has been taken to the movie screens because of its prominence.
The story starts with Landon Carter, a rebellious teenager, who was about to get expelled after a serious prank to one of his schoolmates totally gone wrong. But Jamie Sullivan, a local minister’s daughter, completely turned his troubled life upside down. He fell deeply in love with her, but the odds was not on their favor because of Jamie’s sickness.
3. When Harry Met Sally
What’s meant to happen, will happen. When Harry Met Sally is not your cliche romantic movie, but rather a unique love story about two different individuals.
Harry and Sally first met in a long road trip going to New York City. The two have contrasting point of views when it comes to men and women being friends. Their first encounter was kind of bitter, but little did they know that it was the start of a genuine friendship, which eventually turned into love. The film is definitely an exciting story of unexpected friendship-turned-love.
4. Gone with the Wind
Based on Margaret Mitchell’s hit novel, Gone with the Wind, the movie adaptation was significantly acclaimed during its release on 1939.The film was about Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler’s incomparable yet complicated love story, full of twists and turns. It features two unique people, wanting to be perfect for each other, but at a wrong time. And the movie was not just all about love, but also human survival during the Civil War. Thus, it became one of the most iconic romantic films in the history up to the present era.
5. The Notebook
Another popular novel written by Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook is an exciting yet complex love story of Noah and Allie. Set during the pre and post World War II period, where socio-economic issues were very significant, their once-wonderful romance was completely turned into a life full of uncertainties. Without a choice, they went their separate ways. But after 14 years of bitterness and regret, they found themselves together again.
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Joel Barish was devastated when he learned that his girlfriend, Clementine, went through a procedure to completely erase him from her memory. Thus, he decided to do the same to ease the pain. However, during the course of erasing his memories, he realized that he’s still in love with her. Instead of listening to his mind, he opened his heart to reality. The story proves that the heart wants what it wants, and it’s only through pain and acceptance that you will discover true love.
7. Pretty Woman
With good-looking casts like Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman was definitely a hit movie during the 90s and even up to now. The story is about Edward, a rich yet ruthless businessman, who hired a prostitute to escort him for some social events and to provide him with his manly needs. However, he did not know that the beautiful stranger he hired was not just a pretty girl from the sidewalk, but rather a woman that will completely change his life for good. And as for Vivian Ward, she considered Edward as his prince charming, who gave her a chance to have a new life.
8. If Only
Ian Wyndham was completely overruled by his work, giving him less time to his musician girlfriend, Samantha. However, a devastating accident that killed his girlfriend made him realize the importance of putting love ahead of work. He was given the chance to relive the unfateful day, in the hope of changing the events that killed the love of his life.
There are still a lot of romantic movies perfect, not just for Valentines, but also for any chill-out session. Aside from watching movies, reading books can also make your time worthwhile. Check out these Self Help Books for Women that will surely help those who are currently dealing with stress, anxiety and life uncertainties.
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