The following selection comprises our previously featured romantic films from our Top 10 list. While they no longer grace the current list, they are certainly among the sweetest, schmalziest and sultriest movies ever made.
Young English actors Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey play
Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers in this opulent
film. Sweep your loved one off his or her feet by leafing
through the play beforehand, and then reciting the key verses
of the famous balcony scene.
Billy “Harry” Crystal and Meg “Sally”
Ryan meet, hate each other, and then learn to love each
other. Romance tip for women: Practice Ryan’s famous
deli scene—you know, the one that ultimately causes
a character played by director Rob Reiner’s mom
to say the memorable, “I’ll have what she’s
Steerage passenger Leonardo DiCaprio and
first-class voyager Kate Winslet find true love just before
the great ocean liner sinks into the Atlantic. Romantic
warning: Whatever you do on Valentine’s evening, don’t
utter the words, “I’m king of the world!”
kaleidoscope of romances merrily intertwine in modern
London, in this film starring Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney,
Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Keira Knightly, and many others.
Romantic tip for either sex: After the movie, plan on
delivering a romantic declaration in a pidgin version
of your native tongue, echoing Colin Firth’s proposal
in a climactic scene.