Best Romantic Movies

Tuesday, July 26 by Frances Smith

When you're in the mood for some love, watch these best romantic movies so you can enjoy a goo date night with your significant other. Romantic movies are often love stories, but they can also contain adventure, drama, mystery, comedy, or just a plain good story. The following romantic movies include some old classics and some newer tales of love. These movies fall into many subcategories but all have a love story at the base.

  1. "Casablanca." This 1942 movie set in Africa was billed as a drama, romance. Casablanca starred Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid.
  2. "Rear Window." "Rear Window" was made in 1954. It was billed as a crime, mystery, romance. Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Wendell Corey starred. This movie was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and takes place mostly from one man's apartment rear window.
  3. "Love Actually." This 2003 movie was billed as a romance, comedy, drama. Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Keira Knightly, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson, and Laura Linney starred in this film about the good and bad of love and relationships around the Christmas season. 
  4. "Forrest Gump." "Forrest Gump" was made in 1994 and was billed as a drama, romance. Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, and Sally Field starred in this tale of a slow child who did great things in his life.
  5. "Music and Lyrics." This 2007 movie was billed as a comedy, music, romance. Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant starred. The two are an unlikely pair but when she begins humming the tune he's playing on the piano, their pairing is born.
  6. "North by Northwest." This 1959 adventure, drama, mystery movie starred Cary Grant, James Mason, and Eva Marie Saint. This thrilling spy tale was about an unlikely case of mistaken identity.
  7. "The Wedding Singer." This 1998 movie was billed as a comedy, romance, music movie. This romantic movie starred Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, and Christine Taylor and was set in the 1980s with all the hair and fashion along for the ride. This is a classic love story where the two are kept apart throughout the movie but come together in a grand finale.
  8. "Vertigo. "Vertigo" opened in 1958; it was billed as a crime, mystery, romance movie. Jimmy Stewart, Kim Novak, and Barbara Bel Geddes starred in this thriller about a detective who becomes entangled with the woman he was hired to watch.
  9. "Amelie." "Amelie" was made in 2001 and was billed as a comedy, fantasy, romance movie. The stars of this romantic movie made in Belgium are Audrey Tautou and Mathieu Kassovitz. This movie is set in Paris and is about a young girl helping others who finds love.
  10. "You've Got Mail." This 1998 movie was billed as a comedy, romance. Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, and Parker Posey starred in this remake of "The Shop Around the Corner." Boy meets girl, girl hates boy, a friendship/courtship ensues online, and the rest is history.

-Peggy Hazelwood

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