ROMANCE FILMS


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Romance Films
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Selection of Greatest Romances:
AFI's selections for 100 Greatest Love Stories (Movies) are marked with asterisk and ranking number


Greatest Classic Romantic Films:
Camille (1915) (also remade in 1917, 1921, 1927)
Way Down East (1920) * (# 71)
The Sheik (1921) * (# 80)
Flesh and the Devil (1926)
Son of The Sheik (1926)
Sunrise (1927) * (# 63)
Morocco (1930) * (# 83)
City Lights (1931) * (# 10)
A Farewell to Arms (1932)
Red Dust (1932)
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
King Kong (1933) * (# 24)
Queen Christina (1933)
It Happened One Night (1934) * (# 38)
Of Human Bondage (1934)
Alice Adams (1935)
Anna Karenina (1935) * (# 42)
Camille (1936) * (# 33)
Dodsworth (1936)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
My Man Godfrey (1936)
Swing Time (1936) * (# 30)
The Awful Truth (1937) * (# 77)
Maytime (1937)
Algiers (1938)
Bringing Up Baby (1938) * (# 51)
Jezebel (1938) * (# 79)
Three Comrades (1938)
Dark Victory (1939) * (# 32)
Gone with the Wind (1939) * (# 2)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) * (# 98)
Love Affair (1939) (remade as An Affair to Remember (1957)*)
Ninotchka (1939) * (# 40)
Wuthering Heights (1939) * (# 15)
All This and Heaven Too (1940)
His Girl Friday (1940)
The Philadelphia Story (1940) * (# 44)
Rebecca (1940)
The Shop Around the Corner (1940) * (# 28)
Waterloo Bridge (1940, UK)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
The Lady Eve (1941) * (# 26)
Meet John Doe (1941)
That Hamilton Woman (1941)
Casablanca (1942) * (# 1)
Now, Voyager (1942) * (# 23)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Random Harvest (1942) * (# 36)
Woman of the Year (1942) * (# 74)
Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Jane Eyre (1943)
The More the Merrier (1943)
Double Indemnity (1944) * (# 84)
To Have and Have Not (1944) * (# 60)
The Clock (1945)
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
La Belle Et La Bete (1946, Fr.) (aka Beauty and the Beast)
Brief Encounter (1946, UK)
Gilda (1946)
Humoresque (1946)
It's A Wonderful Life (1946) * (# 8)
Notorious (1946) * (# 86)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) * (# 49)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) * (# 73)
Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948)
The Red Shoes (1948)
Adam's Rib (1949)
The Heiress (1949)
Father of the Bride (1950)
The African Queen (1951) * (# 14)
An American in Paris (1951) * (# 39)
A Place In The Sun (1951) * (# 53)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) * (# 67)
Pat and Mike (1952)
The Quiet Man (1952) * (# 76)
Singin' In The Rain (1952) * (# 16)
From Here to Eternity (1953) * (# 20)
Niagara (1953)
Roman Holiday (1953) * (# 4)
Sabrina (1954) * (# 54)
A Star is Born (1954) * (# 43)
Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
Guys and Dolls (1955)
Lady and the Tramp (1955) * (# 95)
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) * (# 85)
Marty (1955) * (# 64)
Picnic (1955) * (# 59)
Summertime (1955)
To Catch a Thief (1955) * (# 46)
The King and I (1956) * (# 31)
An Affair to Remember (1957) * (# 5)
Gigi (1958) * (# 35)
The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
South Pacific (1958)
Vertigo (1958) * (# 18)
Pillow Talk (1959) * (# 99)
Porgy and Bess (1959) * (# 92)
Other Recent Greatest Romantic Films:
The Apartment (1960) * (# 62)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) * (# 61)
Lover Come Back (1961)
Splendor in the Grass (1961) * (# 47)
West Side Story (1961) * (# 3)
Jules and Jim (1962, Fr.)
Lolita (1962)
Charade (1963)
My Fair Lady (1964) * (# 12)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964, Fr.)
Doctor Zhivago (1965) * (# 7)
The Sound of Music (1965) * (# 27)
A Man and a Woman (1966, Fr.) (aka Un Homme Et Une Femme)
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966) * (# 89)
Barefoot in the Park (1967) * (# 96)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) * (# 65)
The Graduate (1967) * (# 52)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) * (# 58)
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
Two For the Road (1967) * (# 57)
Funny Girl (1968) * (# 41)
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Love Story (1970) * (# 9)
Ryan's Daughter (1970, UK)
Harold and Maude (1971) * (# 69)
A New Leaf (1971)
Last Tango in Paris (1972) * (# 48)
What's Up, Doc? (1972) * (# 68)
The Way We Were (1973) * (# 6)
Annie Hall (1977) * (# 11)
The Goodbye Girl (1977) * (# 81)
Coming Home (1978) * (# 78)
Grease (1978) * (# 97)
Superman: The Movie (1978) and its sequels
A Little Romance (1979)
Manhattan (1979) * (# 66)
10 (1979)
Somewhere in Time (1980)
Witness (1980)
Body Heat (1981) * (# 94)
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981, UK)
On Golden Pond (1981) * (# 22)
Reds (1981) * (# 55)
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) * (# 29)
Baby, It's You (1983)
Flashdance (1983)
Valley Girl (1983)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
The Terminator (1984)
Lady Jane (1985)
My Beautiful Launderette (1985)
Out of Africa (1985) * (# 13)
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Witness (1985) * (# 82)
Fire with Fire (1986)
Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
A Room with a View (1986, UK)
Sid & Nancy (1986)
Something Wild (1986)
Broadcast News (1987)
Dirty Dancing (1987) * (# 93)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Moonstruck (1987) * (# 17)
The Princess Bride (1987) * (# 88)
Roxanne (1987) * (# 72)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) * (# 87)
Working Girl (1988) * (# 91)
Cousins (1989)
Say Anything... (1989)
When Harry Met Sally... (1989) * (# 25)
Ghost (1990) * (# 19)
Green Card (1990, Australia/Fr./US)
Pretty Woman (1990) * (# 21)
White Palace (1990)
Wild at Heart (1990)
Beauty and the Beast (1991) * (# 34)
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Jungle Fever (1991)
Truly, Madly, Deeply (1991)
The Bodyguard (1992)
The Crying Game (1992)
The Cutting Edge (1992)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Singles (1992)
Age of Innocence (1993)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Indecent Proposal (1993)
Like Water for Chocolate (1993)
The Remains of the Day (1993)
Shadowlands (1993)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993) * (# 45)
Untamed Heart (1993)
What's Love Got to Do With It? (1993)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
It Could Happen to You (1994)
Shadowlands (1994)
The American President (1995) * (# 75)
Before Sunrise (1995)
The Bridges of Madison County (1995) * (# 90)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Sense and Sensibility (1995) * (# 70)
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Beautiful Thing (1996)
The English Patient (1996) * (# 56)
Jerry Maguire (1996) * (# 100)
Jude (1996)
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
As Good As It Gets (1997)
Mrs. Brown (1997)
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
Titanic (1997) * (# 37)
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Ever After (1998)
Hope Floats (1998)
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Out of Sight (1998)
Rushmore (1998)
Shakespeare in Love (1998) * (# 50)
There's Something About Mary (1998)
What Dreams May Come (1998)
You've Got Mail (1998)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)
Notting Hill (1999)
Random Hearts (1999)
Runaway Bride (1999)
She's All That (1999)
In the Mood For Love (2000, HK/Fr.) (aka Hua Yang Nian Hua)
Love and Basketball (2000)
What Women Want (2000)
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Kate and Leopold (2001)
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Secretary (2002)
Talk to Her (2002)
Two Weeks Notice (2002)
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Lost in Translation (2003)
Love Actually (2003)
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Before Sunset (2004)
Closer (2004)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
50 First Dates (2004)
The Notebook (2004)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Hitch (2005)
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Walk the Line (2005)
Across the Universe (2007)
Knocked Up (2007)
No Reservations (2007)
Sex and the City (2008)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
The Twilight Saga (2008-)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Wall-E (2008)
It's Complicated (2009)
The Proposal (2009)
Valentine's Day (2010)



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