Romantic Films can be hard to rate. The problem is that people have different tastes and so inevitably don't like the same ones. This is especially true for love movies. Many lists of the top twenty romantic films or top 10 love films we have read, we didn't agree with.
The American Film Institute chose Casablanca as its top U.S. screen romance movie in a list of romantic films recently. The film institute began issuing annual lists on different movie themes in 1998. The love story list was chosen by about 1,800 directors, actors, studio executives, critics and others in Hollywood, who voted from a field of 400 nominated romantic films. We used this list as well as IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes and our own research to compile this list of the best love movies .
So, using various resources and our own research we have compiled our own list of the 100 best love movies. The principle factor we used in scoring this list was the overall emotional impact the movie has on people as an average.
For example, "On Golden Pond" may not be seen as a romantic film, but it is a highly charged, emotional movie that does cause people to feel closer to the ones they love. So, for this factor we have included it as a love film and it makes it onto our list. As you sit down by a warm fire and snuggle into your favourite blanket with a fresh cup of hot chocolate by your side, you slowly become part of the love story unfolding on the screen in front of you. You feel their love, their joy but also their pain. But, no matter what the outcome, the emotional ride is always worth it. Ok, are you ready for love films full of highs, lows, memories, smiles and a whole lot of tears? Presenting the ...
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Starting at 100 and counting down the Best Love Movies
Body Heat (1981) - IMDB:7.3/10 - RT :92% - LR Score :49
Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner
In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda
A TRIPLE ACADEMY AWARD-WINNER! Too few people perceive this one as romantic. I think they need to grow older and be with someone for awhile.
This movie effectively explores relationships - Father-Daughter, Husband-wife and also grandfather-grandson. This movie will touch the heart of all those who see it.
Love doesn't come cheap. Single-girl anxiety causes Kate to hire a male escort to pose as her boyfriend at her sister's wedding. Her plan, an attempt to dupe her ex-fiancé, who dumped her a couple years prior, proves to be her undoing.
Top Gun (1986) - IMDB:6.5/10 - RT :76% - LR Score :52
Starring: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer
Maverick (Tom Cruise) is a reckless F-14 pilot who flies by instinct and breaks all of the rules. While attending the Navy's elite air combat training academy, affectionately known as "Top Gun," Maverick romances the civilian astrophysics instructor (Kelly McGillis). Oscar winner.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC is considered one of the greatest screen musicals ever made. Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (Robert Wise), the film, based on a real family and their true events.