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Garden State, a quirky and melancholy film by Zach Braff, and one of our favorite romantic movies

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.

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
In secret, two employees of a Hungarian leathergoods store exchange anonymous letters and fall deeply in love ... Read the full review of The Shop Around the Corner

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Omar Sharif plays the title role and Julie Christie his true love, Lara, in this epic set against the Russian Revolution, where love proves stronger than Communism.

Julie Christie and Omar Sharif in "Doctor Zhivago"

Romeo & Juliet (1968)
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting in "Romeo & Juliet" 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.

Somewhere in Time (1980)
Elise (Jane Seymour) and Richard (Christopher Reeve) are the perfect couple — he's a successful playwright and she's a spunky stage actress ... Read the full review of Somewhere in Time

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
This film makes us believe in the idea that a handsome young man in uniform could come sweep you off your feet ... Read the full review of An Officer and a Gentleman

Moonstruck (1987)
Sometimes, Cupid has a sense of humor. Just a few weeks before her wedding, Loretta (Cher) falls in love with her fiancé's estranged brother ... Read the full review of Moonstruck

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

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 having.”

Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in "When Harry Met Sally"

The Cutting Edge (1992)
Moira Kelly plays Kate, a pairs figure skater who can’t keep a partner, and D.B. Sweeney is Doug, a has-been hockey player in an unexpected love story ... Read the full review of The Cutting Edge

Titanic (1997)
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in "Titanic" 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!”

Love Actually (2003)

A 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.

"Love Actually"

Garden State (2004)
Boasting memorable performances and a Grammy award-winning soundtrack, the Generation Y comedy centers around the lonely Andrew ... Read the Full Review of Garden State

Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Despite — or perhaps, because of — the insurmountable obstacles Jack and Ennis face, this movie makes a love that strong seem worth fighting for ... Read the Full Review of Brokeback Mountain

This list was created with help from Practically Useless Information: Weddings by Norman Kolpas, published by Rutledge Hill Press.

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