Favorite Romance films

by ja_kitty_71 | created - 12 Jul 2013 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

As a hopeless romantic, here are my favorite romance movies. Though I think "Belle" is a romance film

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1. Evangeline (1929)

87 min | Drama

In Acadia, now part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, young Evangeline is betrothed to Gabriel. But before their wedding can take place, the British imprison the men and send them ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Carewe | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Roland Drew, Alec B. Francis, Donald Reed

Votes: 158

2. Shanghai (1935)

75 min | Drama, Romance

While she is in Shanghai visiting her sick aunt Barbara Howard, a young New York socialite and Russian banker Dmitri Koslov fall in love. Everything would be for the best if Dmitri didn't ... See full summary »

Director: James Flood | Stars: Loretta Young, Charles Boyer, Warner Oland, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 147

3. Algiers (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, Sigrid Gurie, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 2,832

4. The Clock (1945)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

In 1945, during a 48-hour leave, a soldier accidentally meets a girl at Pennsylvania Station and spends his leave with her, eventually falling in love with the lovely New Yorker.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 3,498 | Gross: $2.78M

5. The Red Shoes (1948)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann

Votes: 34,496 | Gross: $10.90M

6. Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

Not Rated | 113 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 4,097

7. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

GP | 168 min | Drama, History, Romance

55 Metascore

Bathsheba Everdene, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and is romantically pursued by three very different men.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp

Votes: 5,773

8. Romeo and Juliet (1968)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

When two young members of feuding families meet, forbidden love ensues.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, John McEnery, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 31,570 | Gross: $38.90M

9. Somewhere in Time (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

29 Metascore

A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright

Votes: 29,253 | Gross: $9.71M

10. Violets Are Blue... (1986)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Romance

Young love may endure in your heart and one day re-ignite, but reality may soon dowse the flames.

Director: Jack Fisk | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Kevin Kline, Bonnie Bedelia, John Kellogg

Votes: 1,043 | Gross: $4.74M

11. Lorna Doone (1990 TV Movie)

PG | 87 min | Drama, Romance

John Ridd was just a boy when the villainous Carver Doone callously murdered his father. Now a young man, John has two driving passions: his thirst for revenge against the outlaw Doones, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Michael MacKenzie, Andrew Ferguson, Sean Bean, Claire Madden

Votes: 316

12. Dying Young (1991)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

A nurse falls in love with a terminally ill man.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott, Vincent D'Onofrio, Colleen Dewhurst

Votes: 16,247 | Gross: $33.67M

13. Mrs Dalloway (1997)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

In 1923 London, socialite Clarissa Dalloway's (Vanessa Redgrave's) well-planned party is overshadowed by the return of an old suitor she had known thirty-three years earlier.

Director: Marleen Gorris | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Natascha McElhone, Michael Kitchen, Alan Cox

Votes: 3,894 | Gross: $3.26M

14. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Votes: 1,135,658 | Gross: $659.33M

15. Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

The Brothers Grimm arrive at the home of a wealthy Grande Dame who speaks of the many legends surrounding the fable of the cinder girl before telling the "true" story of her ancestor.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott, Patrick Godfrey

Votes: 74,879 | Gross: $65.71M

16. The Prince and Me (2004)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

47 Metascore

At college Paige meets Eddie, a fellow student from Denmark, whom she first dislikes but later accepts, likes, and loves; he proves to be Crown Prince Edvard. Paige follows him to Copenhagen, and he follows her back to school with a plan.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Julia Stiles, Luke Mably, Miranda Richardson, Ben Miller

Votes: 39,298 | Gross: $28.18M

17. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 288,133 | Gross: $38.41M

18. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Suzuka Ohgo

Votes: 147,207 | Gross: $57.49M

19. Miss Potter (2006)

PG | 88 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness, and success.

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 29,790 | Gross: $2.98M

20. The Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | 136 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black

Votes: 280,759 | Gross: $63.22M

21. Enchanted (2007)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

75 Metascore

A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil Queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.

Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey

Votes: 195,384 | Gross: $127.81M

22. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

50 Metascore

Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess

Votes: 111,973 | Gross: $26.81M

23. The Young Victoria (2009)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

64 Metascore

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 61,559 | Gross: $11.00M

24. Bright Star (2009)

PG | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox

Votes: 27,385 | Gross: $4.44M

25. Water for Elephants (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a travelling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider

Votes: 115,904 | Gross: $58.71M

26. Anna Karenina (I) (2012)

R | 129 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen

Votes: 98,903 | Gross: $12.82M

27. Belle (2013)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

The mixed-race daughter, Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), of Royal Navy Captain Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode) is raised by aristocratic Great-uncle Lord William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) in eighteenth century England.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 30,296 | Gross: $10.73M

28. Brooklyn (2015)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance

88 Metascore

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 140,360 | Gross: $38.32M

29. Silver Skates (2020)

TV-MA | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Pure-hearted 18-year-old Matvey Polyakov meets a group of pickpockets and trains to learn how to pickpocket.

Director: Michael Lockshin | Stars: Fedor Fedotov, Sonya Priss, Yuriy Borisov, Kirill Zaytsev

Votes: 5,850



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