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Ten Favourite Romantic Films

November 15, 2016 | 11 comments


I love movies, almost as much as I love books. Making a list of my top ten all-time favourites (as hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) turned out to be an impossible task, but ten of my favourite romantic films that I can watch over and over again are in no particular order:


1. You’ve Got Mail (1998)
About two business rivals (Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks) who despise each other in real life but fall in love over the internet.

2. While You Were Sleeping (1995)
About a hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector (Sandra Bullock) is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient (Peter Gallagher) while falling in love with his brother (Bill Pullman).

3. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
About a recently widowed man (Tom Hanks) whose son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner, and a reporter (Meg Ryan) who is intrigued by their story.

4. Dirty Dancing (1987)
About the girl Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) who spends the summer at a resort with her family and falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze).

5. The Lake House (2006)
About a lonely doctor (Sandra Bullock) who begins exchanging love letters with an architect (Keanu Reeves) whose former home she once lived in.

6. Titanic (1997)
About a seventeen-year-old aristocrat (Kate Winslet) who falls in love with a kind but poor artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) aboard the ill-fated RMS Titanic.

7. City of Angels (1998)
About the meeting between a doctor and an angel (Meg Ryan and Nicholas Cage).

8. Ever After (1998)
About the orphan Danielle (Drew Barrymore) who falls in love with a prince (Dougray Scott).

9. The Notebook (2004)
About a young man (Ryan Gosling) who falls in love with a rich young woman (Rachel McAdams) but are separated because of their social differences.

10. The Bodyguard (1992)
About a former Secret Service agent (Kevin Costner) who takes on the job of bodyguard to a pop singer (Whitney Houston).

Which are some of your all-time favourite romantic movies?