The Top 100 Romantic Dramas of All Time

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1

Casablanca 1942, 102 min.

Michael Curtiz     Starring: Humphrey BogartIngrid BergmanPaul Henreid

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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Forrest Gump 1994, 142 min.

Robert Zemeckis     Starring: Tom HanksRobin WrightGary Sinise

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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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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15

Her 2013, 126 min.

Spike Jonze     Starring: Joaquin PhoenixScarlett JohanssonAmy Adams

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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Band of Outsiders 1964, 95 min.

Jean-Luc Godard     Starring: Anna KarinaSami FreyClaude Brasseur

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Lolita 1962, 152 min.

Stanley Kubrick     Starring: James MasonShelley WintersSue Lyon

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Spellbound 1945, 111 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Ingrid BergmanGregory PeckMichael Chekhov

Drama    Film Noir    Medical Drama

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Giant 1956, 201 min.

George Stevens     Starring: Elizabeth TaylorRock HudsonJames Dean

Americana    Drama    Romance

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27

L'atalante 1934, 89 min.

Jean Vigo     Starring: Michel SimonDita ParloJean Dasté

Adventure Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Once 2006, 85 min.

John Carney     Starring: Markéta IrglováGlen HansardHugh Walsh

Drama    Musical    Musical Drama

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Marty 1955, 91 min.

Delbert Mann     Starring: Ernest BorgnineBetsy BlairJerry Paris

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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35

Top Gun 1986, 110 min.

Tony Scott     Starring: Tom CruiseVal KilmerKelly McGillis

Buddy Film    Drama    Romance

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Pandora's Box 1929, 133 min.

Georg Wilhelm Pabst     Starring: Louise BrooksFritz KortnerFrancis Lederer

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Witness 1985, 112 min.

Peter Weir     Starring: Harrison FordKelly McGillisAlexander Godunov

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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41

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

Rob Reiner     Starring: Billy CrystalMeg RyanCarrie Fisher

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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42

Before Sunset 2004, 77 min.

Richard Linklater     Starring: Ethan HawkeJulie DelpyVernon Dobtcheff

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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Jerry Maguire 1996, 139 min.

Cameron Crowe     Starring: Tom CruiseCuba Gooding Jr.Renée Zellweger

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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47

Mud 2012, 135 min.

Jeff Nichols     Starring: Matthew McConaugheyTye SheridanJacob Lofland

Childhood Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Lone Star 1996, 135 min.

John Sayles     Starring: Chris CooperElizabeth PeñaClifton James

Drama    Mystery    Romance

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Blue Valentine 2010, 112 min.

Derek Cianfrance     Starring: Ryan GoslingMichelle WilliamsMike Vogel

Drama    Marriage Drama    Romance

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An Affair to Remember 1957, 119 min.

Leo McCarey     Starring: Cary GrantDeborah KerrCharles Watts

Comedy Drama    Drama    Melodrama

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As Good As It Gets 1997, 139 min.

James L. Brooks     Starring: Jack NicholsonHelen HuntGreg Kinnear

Comedy Drama    Drama    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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A Star Is Born 1954, 181 min.

George Cukor     Starring: Judy GarlandJames MasonJack Carson

Drama    Marriage Drama    Musical

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All That Heaven Allows 1955, 89 min.

Douglas Sirk     Starring: Jane WymanRock HudsonAgnes Moorehead

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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Mr. Nobody 2009, 157 min.

Jaco van Dormael     Starring: Jared LetoSarah PolleyDiane Kruger

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Fantasy

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72

Sid and Nancy 1986, 112 min.

Alex Cox     Starring: Gary OldmanChloe WebbDavid Hayman

Addiction Drama    Biopic    Drama

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About Time 2013, 123 min.

Richard Curtis     Starring: Domhnall GleesonRachel McAdamsBill Nighy

Comedy Drama    Drama    Fantasy

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The Illusionist 2006, 110 min.

Neil Burger     Starring: Edward NortonPaul GiamattiJessica Biel

Costume Romance    Drama    Mystery

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Beginners 2010, 105 min.

Mike Mills     Starring: Ewan McGregorChristopher PlummerMelanie Laurent

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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84

The Piano 1993, 121 min.

Jane Campion     Starring: Holly HunterHarvey KeitelSam Neill

Costume Romance    Drama    Feminist Film

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The Misfits 1961, 124 min.

John Huston     Starring: Clark GableMarilyn MonroeMontgomery Clift

Drama    Psychological Drama    Romance

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86

Now, Voyager 1942, 117 min.

Irving Rapper     Starring: Claude RainsBonita GranvilleBette Davis

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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Grand Hotel 1932, 112 min.

Edmund Goulding     Starring: Lionel BarrymoreGreta GarboWallace Beery

Drama    Ensemble Film    Melodrama

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The King and I 1956, 133 min.

Walter Lang     Starring: Deborah KerrYul BrynnerRita Moreno

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Musical

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On Golden Pond 1981, 109 min.

Mark Rydell     Starring: Katharine HepburnHenry FondaJane Fonda

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Family Drama

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Coming Home 1978, 127 min.

Hal Ashby     Starring: Bruce DernJane FondaJon Voight

Anti-War Film    Drama    New Hollywood

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97

The Unknown 1927, 63 min.

Tod Browning     Starring: Lon ChaneyJoan CrawfordNorman Kerry

Drama    Horror    Romance

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About a Boy 2002, 101 min.

Chris Weitz     Starring: Hugh GrantNicholas HoultToni Collette

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Let Me In 2010, 115 min.

Matt Reeves     Starring: Chloe MoretzKodi Smit-McPheeRichard Jenkins

Childhood Drama    Drama    Horror

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