Deborah is an old movie buff and enjoys classic and Oscar winning films trivia.
For the romantic at hearts! There is an ocean of legends, fables, and anecdotes that has made listeners swoon since the beginning of time. For the passionate looking for a romantic tale, here is a list of movies that pull at the heart strings of the most rational viewer.
Somewhere In Time
- Somewhere In Time (1980)
The story of a man traveling back in time to meet the love of his life. A movie with a mystical plot and a romantic musical score by John Berry that remains in the heart of the listener. A playwright discovers a way to travel to the year 1912 In search of a woman who gave him a pocket watch. Somewhere in Time is a tale of love crossing the barriers of time.
- Love Story (1970)
Love Story is a heartwarming film of Love and loss. Two students fall in love, Oliver and Jenny and eventually marry in spite of Oliver’s father objections. Life throws the happy couple a curve ball when Jenny is unfortunately diagnosed with a terminal illness. Beethoven’s love theme works well for the sentimental story of Jenny and Oliver.
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
- Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
A light hearted film touching a hot subject that was a controversial issue at the time of it’s release. The daughter of a wealthy family brings home her accomplished fiancé, who also happens to be black. Hollywood legends bring to life a love story filled with comedy and family. One can only enjoy the screen as love conquers all.
Sleepless In Seattle
- Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Can one fall in love by hearing someone’s voice? Sleepless in Seattle explores the possibility. Annie listens in on a call-in radio show one night, and hears the sad story of a widowed husband that touches her heart. She decides to meet him at the top of the empire state building on Valentine’s Day, a homage to another romantic film (An Affair to Remember 1957). The experience defines her idea of love and possible future. Starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks whose films are romantically heartwarming.
- Ghost (1990)
A supernatural film starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. Sam is unexpectedly murdered yet remains in spirit to protect the woman he loves from nefarious forces. A fantasy drama that presents a passion unsevered, even by death.
In The Mood For Love
- In the Mood for Love (2000)
One of the most beautiful films to watch. A romantic drama set in Hong Kong during the 1960s. Neighbors realize that their spouses are having an affair with each other. The two neighbors Chow and Su find comfort in each other’s friendship and slowly develop feelings for one another, though neither wishes to behave as their spouse. In the Mood for Love with an incredible musical score and bittersweet plot will remain in your thought’s days after watching the last verse of the film.
Letters To Juliet
- Letters to Juliet (2010)
A tale of love lost. The film explores the very real tradition of writing letters to Juliet in Verona. When an aspiring writer finds a fifty-year-old letter of heartbreak in the wall signed to Juliet. Sophie is captured by the sadness of young lovers running away and the writer’s missed appointment of their meeting place. She sets out to answer it with a letter by the secretaries of Juliet. A romantic story of love lost then found.
- Twilight (2008)
Never was there such a unique tale of first love. Twilight tells the story of a young girl who falls in love with a vampire. In spite of the real passion the couple feels for one another, Edward Cullen is reluctant due to the very nature of his questionable existence.
A supernatural tale of star-crossed love. This film will leave the viewer reeling with the concept of triumph over temptation and the obstacles presented to a young girl discovering true love.
Pride and Prejudice
- Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Pride and Prejudice a romantic comedy film adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel. For the avid reader, Jane Austen’s novels enthrall the hopeless romantic. A story of two people who hate each other and then fall in love. A pleasure to watch the ride between pride and prejudice having a go at each other until the touching climax, as Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy realize their hearts belong to one another. A passionate adventure of romantic love in the 1800s.
Romeo and Juliet
- Romeo and Juliet (1968)
A tragic romance of two star crossed lovers. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has remained the most famous love story in literature over the centuries. Two feuding families whose children fall in love are caught in the middle of the torrential storm of hate. One of the most romantic yet tragic stories ever told.
Many adaptations of Romeo and Juliet exist. The 1968 version starring Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey captures the lyrical passion of Rome and Juliet’s forbidden romance and eventual marriage. The movie expresses keenly to the viewer the pain of loss and barriers of true love.
There are many more romantic movies out there. Enjoy this list of love!