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Top 20 Romance Movies

top-20-best-romantic-moviesHere are Movie-Moron’s top 20 best romantic movies to get the pulses racing, tears flowing and the hearts fluttering. Helpful because as the world remains in recession, many loved up couples on a budget will opt for a cosy evening on the sofa.

20. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

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Starring Jim Carrey at his best and Kate Winslet at her kookiest, Eternal Sunshine is a refreshing take on a modern love story with a surreal twist. Written by Charlie Kaufman, and directed by Michel Gondry, the movie focuses on Joel Barish (Carrey) who is left broken hearted when he learns his ex girlfriend Clementine (Winslet) undertook a procedure to erase him and their love affair from her memory. In a fit of sadness and anger, Joel undertakes the same procedure, but as he watches his memories of Clementine fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and tries to hold onto his memories of her before she disappears forever.

19. Moulin Rouge (2001)

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A young English poet (Ewan McGregor) arrives in Paris in 1899. He meets a group of Bohemians who take him to the Moulin Rouge – Paris’ most famous underworld nightclub – where his eyes are drawn to Satine (Nicole Kidman); the club’s most enchanting and sort after courtesan. The pair fall head over heels, however, the owner of the Moulin Rouge invests Satine to a wealthy Duke who will only pay to keep the club going if the courtesan is his and his alone. A passionate love triangle ensues within a barrage of music and wondrous dance routines, but ultimately ends in tragedy.

18. Wuthering Heights (1939)

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Emily Bronte’s only novel was first brought to the big screen in 1939, starring Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff and Merle Oberon as Catherine (the actors reportedly hated each other, but never mind).

Heathcliff is a ragged boy from the city brought during the early 19th Century to live with a Yorkshire farming family. The daughter Catherine becomes his soulmate, and after her parents die the two grow up wild and free on the moors. But when Catherine meets the son of a wealthy neighbour she marries him for his status and it all turns to tragedy.

17. Shakespeare In Love (1998)

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An amusing, and fictional, romantic tale about how William Shakespeare came to write his classic play Romeo and Juilet. Suffering from writers’ block, Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) holds auditions for his Romeo character. Viola de Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow), an aspiring actress banned from acting because of her gender, maserades as a man to get the part. When Shakespheare discovers her true identity, the pair begin a forbidden love affair, and his passion for Viola provides him with the inspiration to complete the play.

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  • raj said

    Sleepless in Seattle
    Bridges of Madison County
    Forget Paris
    Picture Perfect

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  • Katrine said

    Good movies but where is “Twilight”? It is a deeply romantic movie which deserves to be on the list.

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  • adelina p said

    You frigging forgot….Sweet November! the bestt. Excuse my language.

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  • Holly said

    The bridges of madison county…that is all..

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  • Mad for movies said

    Where the hell is P.s i love you,sleepless in Seattle,Notting Hill,Never been kissed,bridges of madison county??????These are some of d finest romantic movies ever

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  • Delaney said

    Pride and Prejudice!!! NEEDS TO BE ON HERE!!! Seriously the best movie ever!!

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  • girlie said

    a walk to remember.. jamie and lyndon. . it has to be on the list. . <3
    one of my fave romantic m0vies. .

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  • jayashree said

    Best lists bt titanic is best film I have ever seen

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  • Ashley said

    A Walk to Remember and Sense and Sensibility should be on here. I cried like a baby during those movies.

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  • Graham said

    A good year? Like every list I come across doesn’t have a good year on it! It’s just shocking!

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