16 Romantic Movies Everyone Needs To See

Every once in a while a romantic movie will come along that will just tug at everyone’s heart strings due to having a great story and actors with excellent chemistry. We decided to compile a list of 16 movies that have all of these ingredients therefore everyone should see them! Take note of the ones you haven’t watched for your next movie night. 

1. Beyond The Lights (2014)

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The people behind Love & Basketball are back with Beyond The Lights, a love story between a very successful, yet emotionally struggling singer Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and a handsome man named Kaz (Nate Parker). Since Love & Basketball was so amazing we are definitely looking forward to this new romance!

2. The Artist (2011)

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This romantic story is silent but powerful. Watch two performers, George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) and Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) try to navigate their careers during a time when movies were slowly moving out of the silent movie era.

3. West Side Story (1961)


This movie tells a great forbidden love story with excellent music and dancing. Although the story is mostly between Maria (Natalie Wood) and Tony (Richard Beymer), Anita (Rita Moreno) steals the show in her scenes.

4. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)


This creative movie tells a story of a young Jamal’s (Dev Patel) life through flashbacks as he answers questions on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” A big part of his past is falling in love with Latika (Freido Pinto).

5. The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

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Prepare yourself emotionally to at least tear up. The story between Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) is heart breaking since they meet in a support group for cancer patients. Together they become each other’s support and true love.

6. Sleepless In Seattle (1993)

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We couldn’t leave our girl Meg Ryan from this list! In this film she plays Annie, a woman who falls for a widower (Tom Hanks) when he tells his sad story on the radio. This story is pretty crazy, but some of the greatest movie plots are based on crazy…

7. Grease (1978)


If you haven’t seen Grease yet then what are you doing?! This musical stars Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and Danny (John Travolta), two high school kids who had a summer romance and get into a weird predicament when they end up going to the same school together. It’s fun, it’s dirty, and so darn catchy!

8. Casablanca (1943)


This classic will show the beauty of old Hollywood and the reason why Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart will forever be remembered. Their characters cross paths in Africa during World War II and are forced to reflect on their failed relationship.

9. Her (2013)


What would the future of relationships look like if Siri became a thousand times smarter? This movie answers that question with Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) falling in love with a operating system voiced by Scarlett Johansson.

10. Titanic (1997)

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This ’90s blockbuster showcases Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet playing two characters who are from two completely different classes, but fall in love on the infamous Titanic ship.

11. Gone With The Wind (1939)


This classic features a Southern woman named Scarlett (Vivien Leigh) who comes across a blockade runner (Clark Gabel) and have a passionate relationship during the Civil War.

12. Moonstruck (1987)


This movie is fun and will have you laughing! Moonstruck” shows Loretta Castorini (Cher) getting scandalously close to her fiancé’s brother named Ronny Cammareri (Nicolas Cage) while he is away.

13. Lars And The Real Girl (2007)

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Yeah, you might have fallen for Ryan Gosling while watching The Notebook, but it’s time to branch out to his other work! In this indie film he plays Lars, a man who orders a doll and has a delusion that she is real and they are dating. The whole town ends up playing along pretending that she’s real in order to help Lars.

14. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)


You just can’t go wrong with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper! This duo plays two very dysfunctional characters who cross paths after experiencing tragic endings to their past relationships. You will laugh and be drawn in by their riveting acting and script.

15. Forrest Gump (1994)


Tom Hanks has quite a few great movies in his resume and this one is certainly one of them. Forrest Gump shows a great portion of one man’s life from grade school, college, fighting in a war, and so much more. One person that reappears in his life multiple times is Jenny (Robin Wright).

16. The Princess Bride (1987)

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If you’re in the mood for a fairytale then tune into this last pick! The movie has a grandfather (Peter Falk) reading a story to his grandson (Fred Savage) that features a princess (Robin Wright), giants, and so much more.

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