The Top 100 Romantic Dramas of All Time

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1

Casablanca

1942    Michael Curtiz    Rated PG

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

1927    F.W. Murnau    Not Rated

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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3

Forrest Gump

1994    Robert Zemeckis    Rated PG13

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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5

Days of Heaven

1978    Terrence Malick    Rated PG

Costume Romance    Drama    Period Film

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6

Good Will Hunting

1997    Gus Van Sant    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Psychological Drama

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Brief Encounter

1945    David Lean    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Romance

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8

In the Mood for Love

2000    Wong Kar-Wai    Rated PG

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Period Film

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9

The African Queen

1951    John Huston    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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11

Jules and Jim

1962    François Truffaut    Not Rated

Costume Romance    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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12

In a Lonely Place

1950    Nicholas Ray    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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13

Chungking Express

1994    Wong Kar-Wai    Rated PG13

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Romance

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14

Let the Right One In

2008    Tomas Alfredson    Rated R

Childhood Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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15

Her

2013    Spike Jonze    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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16

La Strada

1954    Federico Fellini    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Italian Neorealism

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17

Lolita

1962    Stanley Kubrick    Not Rated

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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18

Children of Paradise

1945    Marcel Carné    Not Rated

Costume Romance    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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20

Pierrot le fou

1965    Jean-Luc Godard    Not Rated

Avant-garde / Experimental    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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21

Band of Outsiders

1964    Jean-Luc Godard    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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22

Moonrise Kingdom

2012    Wes Anderson    Rated PG13

Childhood Drama    Comedy Drama    Drama

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23

From Here to Eternity

1953    Fred Zinnemann    Not Rated

Drama    Ensemble Film    Romance

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24

Spellbound

1945    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Drama    Film Noir    Medical Drama

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25

Giant

1956    George Stevens    Not Rated

Americana    Drama    Romance

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27

Silver Linings Playbook

2012    David O. Russell    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romantic Comedy

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28

Once

2006    John Carney    Rated R

Drama    Musical    Musical Drama

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29

Hiroshima mon amour

1959    Alain Resnais    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    French New Wave

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30

L'atalante

1934    Jean Vigo    Not Rated

Adventure Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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31

Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not

1944    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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32

The Abyss

1989    James Cameron    Rated PG13

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Alien Invasion Films

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33

Marty

1955    Delbert Mann    Not Rated

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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34

Top Gun

1986    Tony Scott    Rated PG

Buddy Film    Drama    Romance

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35

Before Midnight

2013    Richard Linklater    Rated R

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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37

The Artist

2011    Michel Hazanavicius    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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38

Witness

1985    Peter Weir    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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39

Pandora's Box

1929    Georg Wilhelm Pabst    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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40

When Harry Met Sally...

1989    Rob Reiner    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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41

A Place in the Sun

1951    George Stevens    Not Rated

Drama    Psychological Drama    Romance

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42

Breaking the Waves

1996    Lars von Trier    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Melodrama

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43

Before Sunset

2004    Richard Linklater    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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44

Mud

2012    Jeff Nichols    Rated PG13

Childhood Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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45

Sophie's Choice

1982    Alan J. Pakula    Rated R

Drama    Period Film    Psychological Drama

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46

Jerry Maguire

1996    Cameron Crowe    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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47

Great Expectations

1946    David Lean    Not Rated

Based-on-19th-Century-Literature    Costume Romance    Drama

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49

Walk the Line

2005    James Mangold    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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50

Lone Star

1996    John Sayles    Rated R

Drama    Mystery    Romance

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51

Blue Valentine

2010    Derek Cianfrance    Rated R

Drama    Marriage Drama    Romance

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53

Terms of Endearment

1983    James L. Brooks    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Drama    Family Drama

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54

An Affair to Remember

1957    Leo McCarey    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Melodrama

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55

As Good As It Gets

1997    James L. Brooks    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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56

The Remains of the Day

1993    James Ivory    Rated PG

Drama    Period Film    Psychological Drama

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57

Talk to Her

2002    Pedro Almodóvar    Rated R

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Medical Drama

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58

Natural Born Killers

1994    Oliver Stone    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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59

A Room With a View

1985    James Ivory    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Costume Romance

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62

The Passenger

1975    Michelangelo Antonioni    Rated PG

Drama    Mystery    Psychological Drama

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63

The Earrings of Madame de...

1953    Max Ophüls    Not Rated

Costume Romance    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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64

All That Heaven Allows

1955    Douglas Sirk    Not Rated

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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67

A Star Is Born

1954    George Cukor    Rated PG

Drama    Marriage Drama    Musical

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68

Sid and Nancy

1986    Alex Cox    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Biopic    Drama

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69

The Age of Innocence

1993    Martin Scorsese    Rated PG

Costume Romance    Drama    Period Film

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71

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

2011    Glenn Ficarra, John Requa    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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72

Sideways

2004    Alexander Payne    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Drama

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73

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

1988    Philip Kaufman    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Marriage Drama

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75

Never Let Me Go

2010    Mark Romanek    Rated R

Drama    Dystopian Film    Escape Film

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76

The King and I

1956    Walter Lang    Rated G

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Musical

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77

Beginners

2010    Mike Mills    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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78

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

2008    David Fincher    Rated PG13

Drama    Fantasy    Romance

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80

The Illusionist

2006    Neil Burger    Rated PG13

Costume Romance    Drama    Mystery

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81

Leaving Las Vegas

1995    Mike Figgis    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Drama    Prostitution Film

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82

On Golden Pond

1981    Mark Rydell    Rated PG

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Family Drama

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83

The Misfits

1961    John Huston    Not Rated

Drama    Psychological Drama    Romance

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84

Brokeback Mountain

2005    Ang Lee    Rated R

Drama    Gay and Lesbian Film    Romance

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85

The Piano

1993    Jane Campion    Rated R

Costume Romance    Drama    Feminist Film

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86

Amour

2012    Michael Haneke    Rated PG13

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Romance

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87

Grand Hotel

1932    Edmund Goulding    Not Rated

Drama    Ensemble Film    Melodrama

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88

Play Misty for Me

1971    Clint Eastwood    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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89

The Unknown

1927    Tod Browning    Not Rated

Drama    Horror    Romance

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90

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

2008    Woody Allen    Rated PG13

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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91

An Officer and a Gentleman

1982    Taylor Hackford    Rated R

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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92

About a Boy

2002    Chris Weitz    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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93

Let Me In

2010    Matt Reeves    Rated R

Childhood Drama    Drama    Horror

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94

House of Flying Daggers

2004    Yimou Zhang    Rated PG13

Action    Costume Romance    Drama

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95

Mr. Nobody

2009    Jaco van Dormael    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Fantasy

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96

Now, Voyager

1942    Irving Rapper    Not Rated

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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97

The Year of Living Dangerously

1982    Peter Weir    Rated PG

Australian New Wave    Drama    Political Drama

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98

Atlantic City

1980    Louis Malle    Rated R

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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99

Coming Home

1978    Hal Ashby    Rated R

Anti-War Film    Drama    Psychological Drama

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Happy Together

1997    Wong Kar-Wai    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Gay and Lesbian Film

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