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notebook movieDo you love romantic, soppy happily ever afters? Only you now feel like you’ve seen all the great romances movies of our time from Meg Ryan’s sweetheart collection, to Julia Roberts hold your breath films. This list seemed to build it itself – I hope you enjoy it. Most of them are available on Netflix, iTunes or Amazon.

This is a growing list, please please feel free to add to it in the comments below. I would love to hear of any more good romances out there that I may not have seen yet.

What makes a romance film different from any other movie, after all most films have a romantic subplot? The main storyline revolves around the protagonists romantic involvement.

The Hero and Heroine meet > there is a spark or instant dislike > the growing attraction between them becomes unmaskable > the moment ‘I love him/her’ realization takes place at an inopportune time in the relationship > one of the characters fights for love > the disappointment that love might have slipped through their fingers is felt by a character > then love wins the day – mostly (introduction, climax, and denouement).

The popular term chick flick relates to those movies that are aimed at a women only audience – from conception to marketing to the cutting room floor and the plot was generally that of Cinderella or Favorite Fairy tales or Romantic Literature ~ Ever After, She’s the Man and a host of Darcy  (Pride and Prejudice) inspired films like Bridget Jones Diary, Bride and Prejudice and the television series  Lost in Austen. Yes, these movies do come across as a bit formulaic, but that doesn’t detract from their from their feel good effect.

There are quite a few movies on this list that break out of the typical romance mold and blaze ahead sporing their own gender (romance-insiders-joke click here to see the clip if you’ve already watched Bridget Jones Diary)

 

Without further ado here is the list you are waiting for,

Good Romance Movies You haven’t Seen Yet

1. The Abduction Club ♥♥♥♥♥

(Don’t miss this one! It’s the absolute best of the lot. It is not available for purchase in the USA, so buy from Amazon [I did this] or click here for an alternative)

2. For Lovers Only ♥♥♥♥

3. Hearts Adrift ♥♥♥♥♥

4. Impromptu ♥♥♥♥

5. Sliding Doors ♥♥♥♥♥

6. Garden State ♥♥♥♥

7. Timer ♥♥♥♥♥

 

My List of  Top Romance Movies

1. When Harry Met Sally ♥♥♥♥♥

2. My Best Friends Wedding ♥♥♥♥♥

3. French Kiss ♥♥♥♥♥

4. Love and Basketball ♥♥♥♥♥

5. 500 Days of Summer ♥♥♥

6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ♥♥♥

7. The Painted Veil ♥♥♥♥♥

8. Strictly Ballroom ♥♥♥♥♥

 

 

Here is a comprehensive YouTube Playlist of all the Best Romance Movie Trailers.

So far there are 71 great movies for you to sample, hit next when you need to skip ahead:

httpvp://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=EBD0BCEB4B3F1B77

Steamy Romance Movies

1. Atonement ♥♥♥

2.Pretty Woman ♥♥♥♥

 

Black or African American Romance Movies

1. The Best Man ♥♥♥

2. How Stella Got Her Groove Back ♥♥

3. Waiting to Exhale ♥♥

 

Period Romance Movies

1. Pride and Prejudice (yes the BBC mini-series) ♥♥♥♥♥

2. Sense and Sensibility (with Emma Thompson) ♥♥♥♥♥

3. Becoming Jane ♥♥♥♥

4. Gone with the Wind ♥♥♥♥

5. The Young Victoria ♥♥♥♥♥

 

Historical Romance Movies

1. Cold Mountain ♥♥♥

2. The Notebook ♥♥♥♥♥

3. Titanic ♥♥

4. Ever After ♥♥♥♥♥

5. Maverick ♥♥♥♥

6. Cinema Paradiso ♥♥

 

Sad Romantic movies

1. Forever Young ♥♥

2. P.S. I Love You ♥♥

3. Love Story (read the book first!) ♥♥♥♥♥

4. The Way We Were ♥♥♥♥

 

Best Comedy Romance Movies

1. BridesMaids ♥♥♥♥♥

2.  The Proposal ♥♥

3. Hitch ♥♥♥♥

4. Wedding Crashers ♥♥♥♥♥

5. No Strings Attached ♥♥♥

Something’s Gotta Give

6. There’s Something About Mary ♥♥

7. Something’s Gotta Give ♥♥♥♥

8. Jerry Maguire ♥♥♥♥♥

 

Action Romance Films

1. TrueLies ♥♥♥♥♥

2. Speed ♥♥

3. Romancing the Stone ♥♥♥♥

4. Troy ♥♥

5. The Bourne Identity ♥♥♥♥

6. The Matrix ♥♥♥

7. Mr and Mrs Smith ♥♥♥♥♥

 

Paranormal Romance Movies

The Lake House (Widescreen Edition)

1. The Lake House ♥♥♥♥

2. Constantine ♥♥♥

3. The Adjustment Bureau ♥♥♥♥♥

4. Hereafter ♥♥♥

 

 

Teenage Romance Movies

1. Teen Witch ♥♥♥♥

2. A Walk to Remember ♥♥♥♥

3. Keith ♥♥♥

4. Romeo and Juliet (Leonardo Di’caprio and Claire Danes) ♥♥♥♥♥

A Walk to Remember

5. Crazy Beautiful ♥♥♥♥♥

6. The Last Song ♥♥♥

7. Say Anything ♥♥♥♥

8. Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging ♥♥♥♥♥

 

Best Animated Romances

Tangled

1. Tangled ♥♥♥♥♥

2. Shrek ♥♥♥

3. The Little Mermaid ♥♥♥♥♥

4. Beauty and the Beast ♥♥♥

 

Romantic Musicals or Dance

1. Moulin Rouge ♥♥♥♥♥

2. Dr. Horribles Sing-Along-Blog (what a great find – thanks Shaun!) ♥♥♥

3. The BodyGuard ♥♥

4. Dirty Dancing ♥♥♥♥♥

5. Strictly Ballroom ♥♥♥♥♥

 

 

British Romance

Bridget Jones’s Diary

1. Love Actually ♥♥♥♥♥

2. Notting Hill ♥♥♥♥♥

3. Bend it like Beckham ♥♥♥

4. Circle of Friends ♥♥♥

5. Bridget Jones Diary (Part 2 is pretty good too, but read the books first) ♥♥♥♥♥

 

kuch kuch hota hai kiss in the rainBollywood Romance Movies

1. Rab de bana di Jodi He ♥♥♥♥♥

2. Lagaan ♥♥♥♥♥

3. Dil ♥♥♥♥♥

4. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai ♥♥♥♥♥

 

Romantic Television Series

Remington Steele – Season Two

1. Remington Steel ♥♥♥♥♥

2. PS I love you ♥♥♥

3. Friends ♥♥♥

4. My So Called Life ♥♥

5. FireFly ♥♥♥♥♥

 

General Romance Feel Good

1. Someone Like You ♥♥

2. One Fine Day ♥♥

3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding ♥♥♥

4. Brokeback Mountain ♥♥♥

5. Two Weeks Notice ♥♥♥

6. Miss Congeniality ♥

7. Penelope ♥♥

6. The Holiday 

7. How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days ♥♥♥

8. Good Will Hunting ♥♥♥

Is your favorite Romance missing from this list? Please comment below so that I can add it in!

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