“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.”
—Christian, Moulin Rouge

Love plays a major role in our lives. It actually defines us in a very unique way that sometimes we don't really comprehend. Either the experience is good or bad, it makes us who we are, it brings us to where we should be and it teaches us of what we should know and do.

Luckily, love has also been the most popular theme of all for movies. The movie industry has produced some of the most unforgettable love stories that really touched our hearts. Romantic movies also provides us a new way to understand the different forms of love - tender and sincere, all consuming and insane, mutual or unrequited.

Here are some romantic movies that you can dive into during your weekend or if you just want to feel some love.

"I think our love can do anything we want it to." - Noah

An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to an older, invalid woman whom he regularly visits. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths. Though her memory has faded, his words give her the chance to relive her turbulent youth and the unforgettable love they shared.

"I wouldn't change anything. I would not give up one second of our life together." - Clare

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare.

"I wish I knew how to quit you." - Jack Twist

Set against the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming and Texas, this epic love story tells of two young men -- a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy -- who meet in the summer of 1963 while driving cattle on a mountain range. They unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.

"The thing that makes me wanna cry is, I'm losing the best friend I ever had." - Julianne

Essentially an old-fashioned romantic comedy with a few dark twists, My Best Friend's Wedding marks the return of Julia Roberts to the genre. She plays Julianne Potter, a writer of culinary guides. As her 28th birthday draws near, Julianne eagerly anticipates a proposal from her handsome former college buddy Michael O'Neal (Dermot Mulroney). The best of friends during those years (though Julianne has always secretly loved him), they vowed that if both were still single at age 28, they would marry each other. She is justifiably excited when the phone rings and it is Michael; but her joy quickly turns to shock when he obliviously invites her to Chicago to attend his wedding to innocent, sweet-natured heiress Kimmy Wallace (Cameron Diaz). Enraged, the jealous and hurt Julianne visits her buddy and editor George (Rupert Everett) and to him vows to stop at nothing to win Michael back. At first what follows is standard-issue screwball comedy. Julianne enacts a plot to turn Michael away from Kimmy and the plot backfires making the heiress look even better to her besotted fiance. After several failed attempts, the tale turns blacker as Julianne becomes almost insanely desperate and begins doing things that are less cute than awful to her romantic rival. Meanwhile, George remains the one voice of sanity, sort of a Greek chorus, for Julianne. As the tale progresses, each of the protagonists is led to the point where they must examine their true motives, behavior and emotions, thus adding a depth not usually found in this type of story.

"I thought you'd never guess. My favourite - hot chocolate," - Roux

This choice little fairy tale takes place in rural France, in an isolated village overseen by the Comte de Reynaud (Alfred Molina), who makes sure everyone keeps to the straight and (very) narrow. Enter mysterious, red-cloaked Vianne (Juliette Binoche) and her daughter Anouk (Victoire Thivisol), who boldly open up a chocolate shop during Lent. Aghast, the Comte tries to keep customers away. But Vianne always seems to know just what people need, giving everyone the kind of chocolate they can't resist and improving the lives of her grumpy landlord Armande (Judi Dench), and the troubled Josephine (Lena Olin). When a group of itinerants dock their houseboats in town, Vianne befriends Roux (Johnny Depp), which proves too much for the Compte and his sidekick, Josephine's husband Serge. Both the Compte and Vianne have to confront near disaster and their own fears, and the village's young priest must find a way to become a true spiritual leader for the community.

“Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me. it brought me to you."
- Jack

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

"You're beautiful, you're kind, you're gentle. You're that I'd like to be." - Landon

"A Walk to Remember" is a love story so sweet, sincere and positive that it sneaks past the defenses built up in this age of irony. It tells the story of a romance between two 18-year-olds that is summarized when the boy tells the girl's doubtful father: "Jamie has faith in me. She makes me want to be different. Better." After all of the vulgar crudities of the typical modern teenage movie, here is one that looks closely, pays attention, sees that not all teenagers are as cretinous as Hollywood portrays them.

"The few syllables you got out were absolutely devastating." - Alex

A professional collaboration between a popular lyricist and a washed-up musician takes a decidedly personal turn as the pair gradually finds their relationship developing into something much deeper in a romantic comedy directed by Marc Lawrence and starring Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant. Alex Fletcher (Grant) may have been all the rage in the 1980s, but these days he's lucky to get a gig playing at the local county fair. Just when it seems as if things couldn't get any more bleak for the dejected has-been rocker, reigning pop diva Cora Corman (Haley Bennett) offers Alex the opportunity of a lifetime -- write and record a duet to be sung with her and watch his career receive a much-needed boost as the nostalgia-crazed public laps it up. Little does Cora realize that not only has it been years since Alex has written a song, but he's never actually written a single lyric. Now, if he hopes to make the comeback needed to save him from a life of complete and utter obscurity, Alex will have to craft a radio-friendly hit in a matter of mere days. Luckily for Alex, his quirky plant-keeper Sophie Fisher (Barrymore) has quite a way with words and may possess just the kind of songwriting talent needed to make such a hit happen. Unfortunately, the beguiling Sophie is still reeling from a recent break-up with newly famous novelist Sloan Cates (Campbell Scott), and she isn't quite sure if she's ready for any kind of collaboration right now -- romantic or otherwise. Despite Alex's hesitation to commit and Sophie's reluctance to collaborate, the pair quickly discovers that a little chemistry can go a long way in healing the wounds of the past and laying the foundation for a much-deserved future of happiness and success.

Love is always something. It doesn't have to end up happy but one thing is for sure, love will never go out of fashion.


  1. Aww
    Three of my fave love movies are here:
    Titanic, A walk to remember, and The Notebook
    I never get tired of them.

  2. Great list of movies! I'm a huge movie lover and I've seen a few from this post. I have seen the Notebook, that's a classic! Titanic. I just love that movie. So special. The time travelers wife is in my collection, but waiting to be watched. I'll do that soon :). Music and Lyrics is a nice one as well!

  3. You know I didn't rearly think much of the notebook! Everyone raved about it but me not so much.however broke back mountain and titanic are way up on my list! Ree love30

  4. Great movie list and I've watched them all over and over, and its addicting :)

  5. A great list - I've seen just a few of them, so I'll have to check out the list before I head to the rental store (yes, I have on-demand stuff too, but I love our local rental store!)

  6. This is a great list of movies. I am a big fan of huge Jackman and I just love the movie music and lyrics. It's fun and music is something I adore.

  7. These are classics! Worth watching over and over again.
    Thanks for bringing back memories.

  8. Music and Lyrics is a nice addition to this list. Nicely done.

  9. I haven't seen Chocolat yet. Think I'll put that on my list of flicks to see. Great list!

  10. I've only seen 3 of these, Titanic, Notebook and Time Traveler;s. I'm going to have to check out the rest. ❤

  11. Nice list...'Chocolat' and 'Music and Lyrics' just made their way to my December unwind movie list

  12. Great list! I clearly haven't been up to pace in romance since I haven't even seen half of these

  13. Good selection. I never got movie 'romance'. To me it all see faked and acted. Maybe cause you realize you are watching a film and know they are only acting. Sorry to be the humbug. It still a great list and I enjoyed reading this. xx


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