10 Best Historical Romance Movies

Tuesday, December 14 by Shawna Williams

It never hurts to know about the 10 best historical romance movies. You never know when it may come in handy to know some good romance movies. Occasionally it can be tiring to watch a romance movie that's based on modern times. It can be refreshing to watch a nicely made, historical romance movie.

  1. "Titanic" (1997) "Titanic" is sure to go down in history as one of the most romantic movies of all time. The movie begins from the perspective of an old woman, and as she spins her tale, it becomes clear that she survived the sinking of the Titanic, as well as found her true love. 
  2. "The Notebook" (2004) This movie begins in a nursing home, where an old man is reading to an old woman out of a book. The story in the book centers around two young people in the 1940's. They fall madly and passionately in love, but are soon separated by the differences in their social standings. Years pass, and their paths collide once more. Will love be enough for them?
  3. "Gone With the Wind" (1939) It doesn't get much more historical than "Gone With the Wind" as this movie is set in the south during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Scarlett O'Hara is a woman who doesn't know what, or who, she wants. Will she eventually find happiness for herself in the war-torn South?
  4. "Casablanca" (1942) Another very historical movie, "Casablanca" is set during World War II. In one of Humphrey Bogart's most known roles, he plays Rick. Ingrid Bergman plays Rick's love interest, Ilsa. The two reunite and plan to run away together. But will their plans work?
  5. "Lady Jane" (1986) "Lady Jane" is based on a very tumultuous time in England's history. After Kind Henry VIII died, his sickly son, Edward, took the throne. Scheming officials forced Lady Jane Grey to marry a minister's son, Guildford. The two fall in love and are eventually forced to take the throne after Edward dies. Their story is one that is often passed over in history books.
  6. "Marie Antoinette" (2006) This movie follows the infamous Marie Antoinette, through her reigning years in France, as well as a few years prior. This particular telling of the story offers a modern look, with a completely modern soundtrack.
  7. "The Young Victoria" (2009) Queen Victoria was one of of England's most influential monarchs. However, not much is known about her younger years. This movie follows Victoria's younger years, during which she and Prince Albert fall in love with one another.
  8. "Pride and Prejudice" (2005) This movie is based on the classic novel written by Jane Austen. Anyone who has read the story is familiar with the tale of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. This movie also works for getting younger people interested in classic literature.
  9. "Tristan + Isolde" (2006) "Tristan + Isolde" has everything a good movie should. Love, feuds, and a mix of the two. With a story that could be seen as similar to a Romeo and Juliet story, Tristan is in line to the English throne, and Isolde is the princess of the warring Irish. Will their love prevail?
  10. "Jane Eyre" (1996) Based on the classic novel written by Charlotte Bronte, this tale has been told time and time again. The forbidden tale of love between Jane and Mr. Rochester is one that is sure to enchant time and time again.