America's 100 Greatest Love Stories
or Romantic Films

100 YEARS...100 PASSIONS


by American Film Institute (AFI)




The American Film Institute in Los Angeles, California conducted their fifth polling, 100 Years...100 Passions, celebrating the centennial of American cinema, and highlighting "the complex, cinematic tales of the heart that have become an abiding part of American film history." See also this site's informative section on the Romantic Films Genre and the Greatest Romances of All Time.

Note: The films that are marked with a yellow star are the
films that "The Greatest Films" site has selected as the 100 Greatest Films


AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions
  1. Casablanca (1942)
  2. Gone With the Wind (1939)
  3. West Side Story (1961)
  4. Roman Holiday (1953)
  5. An Affair to Remember (1957)
  6. The Way We Were (1973)
  7. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  8. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  9. Love Story (1970)
  10. City Lights (1931)
  11. Annie Hall (1977)
  12. My Fair Lady (1964)
  13. Out of Africa (1985)
  14. The African Queen (1951)
  15. Wuthering Heights (1939)
  16. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  17. Moonstruck (1987)
  18. Vertigo (1958)
  19. Ghost (1990)
  20. From Here to Eternity (1953)
  21. Pretty Woman (1990)
  22. On Golden Pond (1981)
  23. Now, Voyager (1942)
  24. King Kong (1933)
  25. When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
  26. The Lady Eve (1941)
  27. The Sound of Music (1965)
  28. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
  29. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
  30. Swing Time (1936)
  31. The King and I (1956)
  32. Dark Victory (1939)
  33. Camille (1937)
  34. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  35. Gigi (1958)
  36. Random Harvest (1942)
  37. Titanic (1997)
  38. It Happened One Night (1934)
  39. An American in Paris (1951)
  40. Ninotchka (1939)
  41. Funny Girl (1968)
  42. Anna Karenina (1935)
  43. A Star is Born (1954)
  44. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  45. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
  46. To Catch a Thief (1955)
  47. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
  48. Last Tango in Paris (1972)
  49. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  50. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  51. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  52. The Graduate (1967)
  53. A Place in the Sun (1951)
  54. Sabrina (1954)
  55. Reds (1981)
  56. The English Patient (1996)
  57. Two for the Road (1967)
  58. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
  59. Picnic (1955)
  60. To Have and Have Not (1944)
  61. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  62. The Apartment (1960)
  63. Sunrise (1927)
  64. Marty (1955)
  65. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  66. Manhattan (1979)
  67. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  68. What's Up, Doc? (1972)
  69. Harold and Maude (1971)
  70. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
  71. Way Down East (1920)
  72. Roxanne (1987)
  73. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
  74. Woman of the Year (1942)
  75. The American President (1995)
  76. The Quiet Man (1952)
  77. The Awful Truth (1937)
  78. Coming Home (1978)
  79. Jezebel (1939)
  80. The Sheik (1921)
  81. The Goodbye Girl (1977)
  82. Witness (1985)
  83. Morocco (1930)
  84. Double Indemnity (1944)
  85. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1955)
  86. Notorious (1946)
  87. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
  88. The Princess Bride (1987)
  89. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  90. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
  91. Working Girl (1988)
  92. Porgy and Bess (1959)
  93. Dirty Dancing (1987)
  94. Body Heat (1981)
  95. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  96. Barefoot in the Park (1967)
  97. Grease (1978)
  98. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
  99. Pillow Talk (1959)
  100. Jerry Maguire (1996)

Facts (and Commentary) About the 100 Greatest American Romance Films Chosen:



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