There is something sinfully exhilarating about watching and vicariously living our innermost cupid desires through viscerally crafted stories that unfold on screens. On-screen romance serves a cocktail of touchy-feely emotions that we secretly yearn for.
So hopeless romantics or not, we all need a good ol’ romance-flavored movie now and then. With that said, if you want an iconic and epic taste of ‘amour”, check out these unbeatable, evergreen romance movies of all time!
- Titanic (1997)
Titanic taking the number one spot on our list is deliberate and expected. This ageless, heart-gripping story set on a ship in a bygone era is simply unforgettable. Jack and Rose’s love story drowned us “literally” in an ocean of emotions and left us sinking in a pool of tears. It was a sad but powerful tale, yet we still can’t get enough nor let go of this bitter-sweet love affair.
- Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Interesting and curious title this one has, but wait until you watch the movie itself. The link between chocolate, water, and all-things -food with searing passions has never been so clearly depicted. You will get a beautiful dose of Mexico, a dash of mouth-watering “magical” cuisine, boatloads of romance, and …watch this movie!
- Moonstruck (1987)
This movie was so steaming good that the Oscars just had to surrender and give the lead actress, Cher, her award. The sizzling Brooklyn scenery wrapped in a hush-hush yet blunt affair reiterates the unspoken truth that love is no respecter of boundaries or scruples.
- Love and Basketball (2000)
Who could ever forget love and basketball and all the buttery emotions it came with! Granted, this movie has all the sporty elements but what stood out was the LOVE! Don’t let the “basketball” deter you from enjoying one of the cheesiest movies ever made.
- Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Another household, anti-aging, classic! Pride and Prejudice has graced our screens and shelves in several adaptations. Jane Austen has us wrapped around her powerful storytelling fingers. Whichever version you decide to watch, one thing is for sure ─ you will love it to smithereens!
- A star is Born (1937)
Like Pride and Prejudice, this classic love tale has been invented and re-invented since its first grand entrance in 1937. However, the latest and fourth version starring top celebrities, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, sparked the most attention. A star is born, qualifies emotions with talent, music, and melody.
- If Beale Street Could Talk (1970)
If you want a feel of a melancholy yet beautiful vintage romance, you should add this to your watch list. The story captures Tish and Fonny’s timeless love story as they confront a crude reality. We won’t spoil it for you, but this movie is worth a stream or two.
- The Vow (2012)
Oh my, can this list get any more beautiful! A true story that simply had to be told, the vow says forget-me-not. When amnesia stands between Leo and Paige’s love, the doting husband goes to the end of the world to recover his wife’s memories. Does he succeed? You find out.
- La La Land (2016)
This Oscar-winning favorite is your typical but not so typical musical romance. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone shared a love so powerful that it couldn’t be spoken but sung. The choreography, music, and art are mesmerizingly insane.
- Moonsoon Wedding ( 2001)
Bollywood fans can attest to the glam, fashionable jewelry, makeup, gleeful festivities, and singing (of course) accompanying Indian weddings. Throw in a truckload of drama, a realistic love tale, quirky humor, and dazzling cinematography to the mix, and we have a Moonsoon wedding.
- Notting Hill (1999)
Sensational actress Julia Roberts plays the love-bitten Anna Scotts to perfection in this whirlwind rom-com. Cupid confetti comes pouring down when a heartbroken book store owner and a gorgeous actress collide. Together, they battle scandals, seasons, and a love that is feared to blossom.
- The Notebook
Are there any of Nicholas Sparks’s novels that failed to hit as a movie! The Notebook is undoubtedly the author’s most successful movie adaptations, and rightly so too. The romance in this book transcends and survives time. But one thing we can’t stop gushing about is the grand rain-kiss that Ryan Gosling and Rachael McAdams’ shared!
Romance makes the world go round. It is the salve that soothes aching hearts and the river that fills empty souls. Taking time out to enjoy a visual depiction of this powerful emotion is food for the soul. A good romantic movie has the power to comfort, satisfy, and enhance our sentimentality. So why don’t you pick a movie or two from this list and have a good time? Better still, watch them all!