The Top 250 Romance Movies of All Time

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1

City Lights 1931, 87 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinVirginia CherrillFlorence Lee

Comedy Drama    Comedy    Drama

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Casablanca 1942, 102 min.

Michael Curtiz     Starring: Humphrey BogartIngrid BergmanPaul Henreid

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Romance

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The Apartment 1960, 125 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: Jack LemmonFred MacMurrayRay Walston

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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North by Northwest 1959, 136 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantEva Marie SaintJames Mason

Chase Movie    Mystery    Romance

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Forrest Gump 1994, 142 min.

Robert Zemeckis     Starring: Tom HanksRobin WrightGary Sinise

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Notorious 1946, 101 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantIngrid BergmanClaude Rains

Film Noir    Mystery    Political Thriller

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The Gold Rush 1925, 96 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinMack SwainTom Murray

Adventure Comedy    Adventure    Comedy

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Groundhog Day 1993, 101 min.

Harold Ramis     Starring: Bill MurrayAndie MacDowellChris Elliott

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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Annie Hall 1977, 93 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Woody AllenDiane KeatonTony Roberts

Comedy of Manners    Comedy    New Hollywood

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In a Lonely Place 1950, 94 min.

Nicholas Ray     Starring: Humphrey BogartGloria GrahameFrank Lovejoy

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Sullivan's Travels 1941, 90 min.

Preston Sturges     Starring: Joel McCreaVeronica LakeRobert Warwick

Comedy    Road Movie    Romance

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Laura 1944, 88 min.

Otto Preminger     Starring: Gene TierneyDana AndrewsClifton Webb

Crime Thriller    Crime    Detective Film

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Charade 1963, 113 min.

Stanley Donen     Starring: James CoburnCary GrantAudrey Hepburn

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Mystery

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Manhattan 1979, 96 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Woody AllenDiane KeatonMichael Murphy

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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37

Brief Encounter 1945, 86 min.

David Lean     Starring: Celia JohnsonTrevor HowardStanley Holloway

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Romance

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Roman Holiday 1953, 118 min.

William Wyler     Starring: Audrey HepburnGregory PeckEddie Albert

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Ugetsu 1953, 94 min.

Kenji Mizoguchi     Starring: Masayuki MoriMachiko KyôKinuyo Tanaka

Costume Romance    Drama    Fantasy

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51

Edward Scissorhands 1990, 105 min.

Tim Burton     Starring: Johnny DeppWinona RyderDianne Wiest

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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61

Her 2013, 126 min.

Spike Jonze     Starring: Joaquin PhoenixScarlett JohanssonAmy Adams

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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True Romance 1993, 121 min.

Tony Scott     Starring: Christian SlaterDennis HopperGary Oldman

Crime Thriller    Crime    Road Movie

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Big 1988, 104 min.

Penny Marshall     Starring: Robert LoggiaElizabeth PerkinsJared Rushton

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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67

Band of Outsiders 1964, 95 min.

Jean-Luc Godard     Starring: Anna KarinaSami FreyClaude Brasseur

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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La La Land 2016, 128 min.

Damien Chazelle     Starring: Emma StoneRyan GoslingFinn Wittrock

Drama    Musical Romance    Musical

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74

Ninotchka 1939, 110 min.

Ernst Lubitsch     Starring: Greta GarboMelvyn DouglasIna Claire

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Sabrina 1954, 113 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: Humphrey BogartAudrey HepburnWilliam Holden

Comedy Drama    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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L'atalante 1934, 89 min.

Jean Vigo     Starring: Michel SimonDita ParloJean Dasté

Adventure Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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81

The Quiet Man 1952, 129 min.

John Ford     Starring: John WayneVictor McLaglenBarry Fitzgerald

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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84

High Fidelity 2000, 113 min.

Stephen Frears     Starring: John CusackIben HjejleTodd Louiso

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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Marty 1955, 91 min.

Delbert Mann     Starring: Ernest BorgnineBetsy BlairJerry Paris

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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89

Gilda 1946, 110 min.

Charles Vidor     Starring: Joseph CalleiaSteven GerayRita Hayworth

Drama    Femme Fatale    Film Noir

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Spellbound 1945, 111 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Ingrid BergmanGregory PeckMichael Chekhov

Drama    Film Noir    Medical Drama

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93

Once 2006, 85 min.

John Carney     Starring: Markéta IrglováGlen HansardHugh Walsh

Drama    Musical    Musical Drama

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95

Holiday 1938, 95 min.

George Cukor     Starring: Katharine HepburnCary GrantDoris Nolan

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Domestic Comedy

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96

Say Anything... 1989, 100 min.

Cameron Crowe     Starring: John CusackIone SkyeJohn Mahoney

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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Giant 1956, 201 min.

George Stevens     Starring: Elizabeth TaylorRock HudsonJames Dean

Americana    Drama    Romance

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104

The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005, 116 min.

Judd Apatow     Starring: Steve CarellCatherine KeenerPaul Rudd

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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107

Near Dark 1987, 94 min.

Kathryn Bigelow     Starring: Adrian PasdarJenny WrightLance Henriksen

Chase Movie    Horror    Hybrid Western

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108

Howl's Moving Castle 2004, 119 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Chieko BaishoTakuya KimuraAkihiro Miwa

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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109

Porco Rosso 1992, 94 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Shûichirô MoriyamaTokiko KatôSanshi Katsura

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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112

Pandora's Box 1929, 133 min.

Georg Wilhelm Pabst     Starring: Louise BrooksFritz KortnerFrancis Lederer

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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113

Cat People 1942, 73 min.

Jacques Tourneur     Starring: Simone SimonKent SmithTom Conway

Horror    Mystery    Romance

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117

Ball of Fire 1941, 111 min.

Howard Hawks     Starring: Barbara StanwyckGary CooperS.Z. Sakall

Comedy of Manners    Comedy    Crime Comedy

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118

The Cameraman 1928, 75 min.

Edward Sedgwick     Starring: Buster KeatonSidney BraceyDick Alexander

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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124

Top Gun 1986, 110 min.

Tony Scott     Starring: Tom CruiseVal KilmerKelly McGillis

Buddy Film    Drama    Romance

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The Killers 1946, 103 min.

Robert Siodmak     Starring: Ava GardnerAlbert DekkerJeff Corey

Crime    Detective Film    Drama

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126

Deadpool 2016, 106 min.

Tim Miller     Starring: Ryan ReynoldsMorena BaccarinEd Skrein

Action Comedy    Action    Based-on-Comics

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127

Broadcast News 1987, 133 min.

James L. Brooks     Starring: William HurtJoan CusackAlbert Brooks

Comedy Drama    Media Satire    Romance

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129

Juno 2007, 96 min.

Jason Reitman     Starring: Ellen PageMichael CeraJennifer Garner

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

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130

Midnight in Paris 2011, 94 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Owen WilsonRachel McAdamsMarion Cotillard

Comedy    Fantasy    Magic Realism

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132

Titanic 1997, 194 min.

James Cameron     Starring: Leonardo DiCaprioKate WinsletBilly Zane

Adventure    Costume Romance    Disaster Film

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134

Bull Durham 1988, 108 min.

Ron Shelton     Starring: Susan SarandonJenny RobertsonKevin Costner

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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135

Swing Time 1936, 103 min.

George Stevens     Starring: Fred AstaireGinger RogersVictor Moore

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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Adam's Rib 1949, 101 min.

George Cukor     Starring: Spencer TracyKatharine HepburnJudy Holliday

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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143

When Harry Met Sally... 1989, 96 min.

Rob Reiner     Starring: Billy CrystalMeg RyanCarrie Fisher

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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146

Wild at Heart 1990, 124 min.

David Lynch     Starring: Nicolas CageDiane LaddIsabella Rossellini

Black Comedy    Crime    Crime Thriller

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147

Up in the Air 2009, 109 min.

Jason Reitman     Starring: George ClooneyVera FarmigaAnna Kendrick

Comedy Drama    Drama    Family Drama

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148

Witness 1985, 112 min.

Peter Weir     Starring: Harrison FordKelly McGillisAlexander Godunov

Crime Thriller    Crime    Drama

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153

Defending Your Life 1991, 112 min.

Albert Brooks     Starring: Albert BrooksMeryl StreepRip Torn

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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154

All That Heaven Allows 1955, 89 min.

Douglas Sirk     Starring: Jane WymanRock HudsonAgnes Moorehead

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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155

Swingers 1996, 96 min.

Doug Liman     Starring: Vince VaughnPatrick Van HornBrooke Langton

Buddy Film    Comedy of Manners    Comedy

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158

The Big Sick 2017, 119 min.

Michael Showalter     Starring: Kumail NanjianiZoe KazanHolly Hunter

Comedy Drama    Drama    Medical Drama

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160

Jerry Maguire 1996, 139 min.

Cameron Crowe     Starring: Tom CruiseCuba Gooding Jr.Renée Zellweger

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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162

Blue Valentine 2010, 112 min.

Derek Cianfrance     Starring: Ryan GoslingMichelle WilliamsMike Vogel

Drama    Marriage Drama    Romance

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Knocked Up 2007, 129 min.

Judd Apatow     Starring: Seth RogenKatherine HeiglPaul Rudd

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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171

The Leopard 1963, 187 min.

Luchino Visconti     Starring: Claudia CardinaleBurt LancasterAlain Delon

Drama    Epic    Family Drama

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172

Lone Star 1996, 135 min.

John Sayles     Starring: Chris CooperElizabeth PeñaClifton James

Drama    Mystery    Romance

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174

Orpheus 1950, 95 min.

Jean Cocteau     Starring: Jean MaraisFrançois PerierMaria Casarés

Drama    Fantasy    Foreign Language Film

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176

An Affair to Remember 1957, 119 min.

Leo McCarey     Starring: Cary GrantDeborah KerrCharles Watts

Comedy Drama    Drama    Melodrama

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178

A Star Is Born 1954, 181 min.

George Cukor     Starring: Judy GarlandJames MasonJack Carson

Drama    Marriage Drama    Musical Drama

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181

Chasing Amy 1997, 113 min.

Kevin Smith     Starring: Joey Lauren AdamsJason MewesKevin Smith

Comedy Drama    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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185

Tootsie 1982, 119 min.

Sydney Pollack     Starring: Dustin HoffmanJessica LangeTeri Garr

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Errors    Comedy

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186

Mud 2012, 135 min.

Jeff Nichols     Starring: Matthew McConaugheyTye SheridanSam Shepard

Childhood Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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188

As Good As It Gets 1997, 139 min.

James L. Brooks     Starring: Jack NicholsonHelen HuntGreg Kinnear

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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189

About Time 2013, 123 min.

Richard Curtis     Starring: Domhnall GleesonRachel McAdamsBill Nighy

Comedy Drama    Drama    Fantasy Comedy

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190

Garden State 2004, 102 min.

Zach Braff     Starring: Natalie PortmanIan HolmZach Braff

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Reunion Films

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192

Seven Chances 1925, 56 min.

Buster Keaton     Starring: Buster KeatonT. Roy BarnesSnitz Edwards

Comedy of Errors    Comedy    Romance

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197

Dark Passage 1947, 106 min.

Delmer Daves     Starring: Humphrey BogartLauren BacallBruce Bennett

Film Noir    Mystery    Romance

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198

The Crowd 1928, 104 min.

King Vidor     Starring: James MurrayBert RoachDaniel G. Tomlinson

Drama    Psychological Drama    Romance

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202

Wings 1927, 141 min.

William A. Wellman     Starring: Clara BowCharles "Buddy" RogersGary Cooper

Action    Adventure    Combat Films

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204

How to Steal a Million 1966, 123 min.

William Wyler     Starring: Hugh GriffithEli WallachPeter O'Toole

Caper    Comedy    Crime

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206

If.... 1968, 111 min.

Lindsay Anderson     Starring: Malcolm McDowellChristine NoonanDavid Wood

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Romance

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207

Wedding Crashers 2005, 119 min.

David Dobkin     Starring: Owen WilsonVince VaughnChristopher Walken

Comedy    Farce    Romance

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210

Now, Voyager 1942, 117 min.

Irving Rapper     Starring: Claude RainsBonita GranvilleBette Davis

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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Natural Born Killers 1994, 122 min.

Oliver Stone     Starring: Woody HarrelsonJuliette LewisTom Sizemore

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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214

Reds 1981, 194 min.

Warren Beatty     Starring: Warren BeattyDiane KeatonEdward Herrmann

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Epic

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216

The Music Man 1962, 151 min.

Morton DaCosta     Starring: Robert PrestonShirley JonesBuddy Hackett

Americana    Based-on-Theatre    Comedy

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217

Fury 1936, 90 min.

Fritz Lang     Starring: Sylvia SidneySpencer TracyWalter Abel

Courtroom Drama    Crime Drama    Crime

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218

Grand Hotel 1932, 112 min.

Edmund Goulding     Starring: Lionel BarrymoreGreta GarboWallace Beery

Drama    Ensemble Film    Hyperlink Film

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220

Funny Face 1957, 103 min.

Stanley Donen     Starring: Audrey HepburnFred AstaireKay Thompson

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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221

Marnie 1964, 130 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Tippi HedrenSean ConneryDiane Baker

Melodrama    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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Willow 1988, 126 min.

Ron Howard     Starring: Val KilmerJoanne WhalleyWarwick Davis

Action    Adventure    Fantasy Adventure

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