Top 20 Romance Movies14.02.09 # Romantic Movies # 180 Comments
8. Pretty Woman (1990)
This romantic comedy about the prostitute and the rich man was the perfect modern day fairytale for the 1990s. Wealthy businessman Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) hires Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) to be his escort to several business functions. During the course of the week, a relationship begins to form between them, and Edward ultimately turns Vivian from a down and out prostitute into a lady of high society. It’s basically My Fair Lady again. Or Cinderella.
7. Titanic (1997)
James Cameron’s epic romantic weepy about the sinking of the Titanic, and a passionate love affair, became the highest grossing film of all time and sealed Leonardo DiCaprio’s place in heartthrob history. It’s the late 1990s and 101 year old Rose DeWitt (Kate Winslet) recounts how she was once a wealthy woman engaged to be married who fell in love with a poor street artist, Jack Dawson (DiCaprio), but lost him to the freezing cold waters when the Titanic was destroyed.
6. An Affair To Remember (1957)
Handsome playboy and painter Nicky Ferrante (Cary Grant) has a chance encounter with beautiful nightclub singer, Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr) on cruise from Europe to New York. Despite being engaged to other people, they have a brief romance, and decide to meet each other again at the top of the Empire State Building in six months time. However, Terry is injured in an accident on the day of the meeting, preventing her from making it. Nicky walks away believing that she is happily married and no longer loves him. Eventually, the truth comes to light.
5. An Officer And A Gentleman (1982)
Richard Gere makes it onto our list again in this 1982 romantic drama about a young man with an attitude problem learning the value of love, friendship and personal growth as he trains in Navy Flight School. The final scene where Gere carries Debra Winger into the sunset like a knight in shining armour is one of the strongest romantic images in cinema.