10 Best Films About Love

Monday, November 29 by David Gaines

Anniversaries prompt couples to search out the 10 best films about love. Cinematography evolved over the last century with an emphasis on eliciting emotional responses from the audience. In fact, one of the most effectual emotions centers around love. All humans can relate to the scenarios revolving around love, and romance motion pictures enraptures the hearts of men and women. Watching the best films about love can help create the spark into a blossoming, or even a dying relationship.

  1. "Casablanca" (1942). "Casablanca" touts as one of the best films about love since the advent of motion pictures. An expatriate club owner meets an old love within the heart of the WWII era. Casablanca, a refuge for fleeing Europeans, acts as the center stage for a timeless masterpiece depicting a tale of a shattered past.

  2. "Gone with the Wind" (1939). "Gone with the Wind" continues a legacy of heartfelt warmth and affection. Focusing in on the Civil War and Reconstruction period, the story consists of a emotionally distraught woman trying to make sense of her life, including the rampant desire for a man destined to marry her cousin.

  3. "West Side Story" (1961). "West Side Story" remains as one of the best films about love between rival gang members. "West Side Story" ensures no boundaries when it comes to love, even as a tragedy.

  4. "Roman Holiday" (1953). An indisputable classical film about love, "Roman Holiday" unwinds a tale of a hopeless romantic confined within the walls of royalty. A desperate attempt ensues when the young woman escapes only to find a brusk commoner sweeps underneath her feet.

  5. "Doctor Zhivago" (1965). A Russian doctor enters into a love affair with a seductive and courageous woma fighting during the Bolshevik Revolution.

  6. "Love Story" (1970). Love triumphs over social class in this classic film. Unfortunately, it seems as if true love ends with separation through death.

  7. "Ghost" (1990). Ghost stunningly enlivens the audience with love tragedy not all too separated by the physical realm.

  8. "Titanic" (1997). Titanic captures a different angle of the tragedy, including a bittersweet love affair that ends after a glacial impact.

  9. "The Notebook" (2004). "The Notebook" presents a nostalgic unification between two long lost soul mates who vow never to separate again.

  10. "When Harry Met Sally" (1989). "When Harry Met Sally" accosts over a male and female friendship which transitions into sexual relations. Eccentric and quirky, this bittersweet tale lands as one of the best films about love.

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