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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. [amazon_link id=”B000ROAMCU” target=”_blank” ]Hearts Adrift [/amazon_link]♥♥♥♥♥

4. [amazon_link id=”B001A5KRNO” target=”_blank” ]Impromptu [/amazon_link]♥♥♥♥

[amazon_image id=”B001KVQAMA” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Sliding Doors[/amazon_image]

5. [amazon_link id=”B001KVQAMA” target=”_blank” ]Sliding Doors[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

6. [amazon_link id=”B00005JNC2″ target=”_blank” ]Garden State[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥

7. [amazon_link id=”B003IHN8UQ” target=”_blank” ]Timer [/amazon_link]♥♥♥♥♥

 

My List of  Top Romance Movies

1. When Harry Met Sally ♥♥♥♥♥

2. [amazon_link id=”B00005JG6N” target=”_blank” ]My Best Friends Wedding[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

3. [amazon_link id=”B00008G7UF” target=”_blank” ]French Kiss[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

4. [amazon_link id=”B00004Y2R1″ target=”_blank” ]Love and Basketball[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

5. [amazon_link id=”B001UV4XUG” target=”_blank” ]500 Days of Summer[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥

[amazon_image id=”B00008G7UF” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]French Kiss[/amazon_image]

6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ♥♥♥

7. The Painted Veil ♥♥♥♥♥

8. [amazon_link id=”B004SIPAJG” target=”_blank” ]Strictly Ballroom[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

 

 

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. [amazon_link id=”B0013XZ6X4″ target=”_blank” ]Atonement[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥

2.Pretty Woman ♥♥♥♥

 

Black or African American Romance Movies

1. [amazon_link id=”0783240201″ target=”_blank” ]The Best Man[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥

2. [amazon_link id=”B00066FAC6″ target=”_blank” ]How Stella Got Her Groove Back[/amazon_link] ♥♥

3. Waiting to Exhale ♥♥

 

Period Romance Movies

[amazon_image id=”0800141660″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Sense & Sensibility (Special Edition)[/amazon_image]

1. [amazon_link id=”B00364K6YW” target=”_blank” ]Pride and Prejudice[/amazon_link] (yes the BBC mini-series) ♥♥♥♥♥

2. [amazon_link id=”0800141660″ target=”_blank” ]Sense and Sensibility[/amazon_link] (with Emma Thompson) ♥♥♥♥♥

3. [amazon_link id=”B000ZIZ0RA” target=”_blank” ]Becoming Jane[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥

4. [amazon_link id=”B002M2Z3BA” target=”_blank” ]Gone with the Wind[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥

5. [amazon_link id=”B001C4AFOY” target=”_blank” ]The Young Victoria[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

 

Historical Romance Movies

[amazon_image id=”B000YMM3CC” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Notebook[/amazon_image]

1. [amazon_link id=”B0001MDP3G” target=”_blank” ]Cold Mountain[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥

2. [amazon_link id=”B000YMM3CC” target=”_blank” ]The Notebook[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

3. Titanic ♥♥

4. [amazon_link id=”B00006ZXSK” target=”_blank” ]Ever After[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

5. Maverick ♥♥♥♥

6. Cinema Paradiso ♥♥

 

Sad Romantic movies

[amazon_image id=”B000059TEQ” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Love Story[/amazon_image]

1. Forever Young ♥♥

2. P.S. I Love You ♥♥

3. [amazon_link id=”B000059TEQ” target=”_blank” ]Love Story[/amazon_link] (read the book first!) ♥♥♥♥♥

4. [amazon_link id=”B00001W9G0″ target=”_blank” ]The Way We Were[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥

 

Best Comedy Romance Movies

[amazon_image id=”B00466HN7M” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Bridesmaids[/amazon_image]

1. [amazon_link id=”B00466HN7M” target=”_blank” ]BridesMaids[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

2.  [amazon_link id=”B002K0WBXW” target=”_blank” ]The Proposal[/amazon_link] ♥♥

3. [amazon_link id=”B000957O82″ target=”_blank” ]Hitch [/amazon_link]♥♥♥♥

4. [amazon_link id=”B000BKVQS4″ target=”_blank” ]Wedding Crashers[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

5. No Strings Attached ♥♥♥

[amazon_image id=”B0001AVZA8″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Something’s Gotta Give[/amazon_image]

6. There’s Something About Mary ♥♥

7. [amazon_link id=”B000N90JG8″ target=”_blank” ]Something’s Gotta Give[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥

8. Jerry Maguire ♥♥♥♥♥

 

Action Romance Films

[amazon_image id=”B000AP04FG” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Widescreen Edition)[/amazon_image]

1. TrueLies ♥♥♥♥♥

2. Speed ♥♥

3. Romancing the Stone ♥♥♥♥

4. [amazon_link id=”B000TGGJKU” target=”_blank” ]Troy [/amazon_link]♥♥

5. [amazon_link id=”B003H6KRIE” target=”_blank” ]The Bourne Identity[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥

6. The Matrix ♥♥♥

7. [amazon_link id=”B000AP04FG” target=”_blank” ]Mr and Mrs Smith[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

 

Paranormal Romance Movies

[amazon_image id=”B000HEWEE4″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Lake House (Widescreen Edition)[/amazon_image]

1.[amazon_link id=”B000HEWEE4″ target=”_blank” ] The Lake House[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥

2. Constantine ♥♥♥

3. The Adjustment Bureau ♥♥♥♥♥

4. Hereafter ♥♥♥

 

 

Teenage Romance Movies

1. Teen Witch ♥♥♥♥

2. [amazon_link id=”B000P0J0DS” target=”_blank” ]A Walk to Remember[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥

3. Keith ♥♥♥

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

[amazon_image id=”B000P0J0DS” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]A Walk to Remember[/amazon_image]

5. Crazy Beautiful ♥♥♥♥♥

6. The Last Song ♥♥♥

7. Say Anything ♥♥♥♥

8. [amazon_link id=”B0031P6X3E” target=”_blank” ]Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

 

Best Animated Romances

[amazon_image id=”B004B4LG2M” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Tangled[/amazon_image]

1. [amazon_link id=”B004G600A4″ target=”_blank” ]Tangled [/amazon_link]♥♥♥♥♥

2. Shrek ♥♥♥

3. The Little Mermaid ♥♥♥♥♥

4. Beauty and the Beast ♥♥♥

 

Romantic Musicals or Dance

[amazon_image id=”B00138EV8U” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Dirty Dancing[/amazon_image]

1. Moulin Rouge ♥♥♥♥♥

2. [amazon_link id=”B0025KW29U” target=”_blank” ]Dr. Horribles Sing-Along-Blog[/amazon_link] (what a great find – thanks Shaun!) ♥♥♥

3. The BodyGuard ♥♥

4. [amazon_link id=”B0000DIXDR” target=”_blank” ]Dirty Dancing[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

5. [amazon_link id=”B004SIPAJG” target=”_blank” ]Strictly Ballroom[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

 

 

British Romance

[amazon_image id=”B00003CXT7″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Bridget Jones’s Diary[/amazon_image]

1. [amazon_link id=”B00005JMFQ” target=”_blank” ]Love Actually[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

2. Notting Hill ♥♥♥♥♥

3. Bend it like Beckham ♥♥♥

4. Circle of Friends ♥♥♥

5. [amazon_link id=”B00003CXT7″ target=”_blank” ]Bridget Jones Diary[/amazon_link] (Part 2 is pretty good too, but read the books first) ♥♥♥♥♥

 

kuch kuch hota hai kiss in the rainBollywood Romance Movies

1. [amazon_link id=”B0026I0NEC” target=”_blank” ]Rab de bana di Jodi He[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

2. Lagaan ♥♥♥♥♥

3. Dil ♥♥♥♥♥

4. [amazon_link id=”B00004W4GG” target=”_blank” ]Kuch Kuch Hota Hai [/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

 

Romantic Television Series

[amazon_image id=”B000AQ68SC” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Remington Steele – Season Two[/amazon_image]

1. [amazon_link id=”B00144PA06″ target=”_blank” ]Remington Steel[/amazon_link] ♥♥♥♥♥

2. PS I love you ♥♥♥

3. Friends ♥♥♥

4. My So Called Life ♥♥

5. FireFly ♥♥♥♥♥

 

General Romance Feel Good

[amazon_image id=”B00008NRI8″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]TWO WEEKS NOTICE[/amazon_image]

1. [amazon_link id=”B00006ZXSO” target=”_blank” ]Someone Like You[/amazon_link] ♥♥

2. One Fine Day ♥♥

3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding ♥♥♥

4. Brokeback Mountain ♥♥♥

5. [amazon_link id=”B002NZK5VY” target=”_blank” ]Two Weeks Notice [/amazon_link]♥♥♥

6. Miss Congeniality ♥

[amazon_image id=”B0011N1WE8″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Penelope[/amazon_image]

7. [amazon_link id=”B0011N1WE8″ target=”_blank” ]Penelope [/amazon_link]♥♥

6. [amazon_link id=”B000MQC9H4″ target=”_blank” ]The Holiday [/amazon_link]♥

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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