Fall has arrived and so have the rainy days and cool nights. This means one thing, updating our Netflix List with some of our favorite movies and discovering new ones. It is no secret that we are hopeless romantics, and movies can capture some beautiful moments of storytelling. We experience the pleasures and pitfalls of courtship, the embarrassments and the successes of declaring our feelings and what “happily ever after” can be. Take a look at our list of the most romantic films ever made, and let us know if there’s anything we missed in the comments below, so we can add them to our Netflix List.
#1. Casablanca (1945)
Favorite Quote: “We’ll always have Paris.”
Romantic Moment: Bogey tells Ingrid Bergman to get on the plane with her husband, or she’ll regret it. Maybe not today…
#2. Vertigo (1958)
Favorite Quote: “Only one is a wanderer; two together are always going somewhere.”
Romantic Moment: Judy finally gets the hair right and “Madeleine” lives once more.
#5. Beauty & the Beast (1991)
Favorite quote: “I love you.” With those three little words, Belle breaks the spell.
Romantic Moment: Belle teaches the beast to dance.
#6. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Favorite Quote: “Stay alive. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you.”
Romantic Moment: Declaring undying love against a thundering waterfall.
#7. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Favorite Quote: “When I met my wife, it was so clear. I just knew. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home, only to no home I’d ever known. I was just taking her hand to help her out of a cab. And it was like… magic.”
Romantic Moment: Young Jonah schemes to get his dad to New York to fulfill her wish to meet atop the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day. They almost miss each other—but of course, this is a movie, and as they take each other’s hands for the first time, the entire city lights up.
#8. Romeo & Juliet (1996)
Favorite Quote: “A plague on both your houses! They have made worms’ meat of me.”
Romantic Moment: DiCaprio and Danes making loved-up eyes at each other through the glass and water of a fish tank.
#9. Titanic (1997)
Favorite Quote: “Where to, Miss? To the stars!”
Romantic Moment: Oh, where Leo claims to be the king of the world, and just for a moment we all believe him. 😉
#10. Chocolat (2000)
Favorite Quote: “Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even its end.”
Romantic Moment: When Roux he returns unexpectedly to Vianne.
#11. Tuck Everlasting (2002)
Favorite Quote: “If there’s one thing I’ve learned about people, it’s that many will do anything, anything not to die. And they’ll do anything to keep from living their life.”
Romantic Moment: Young Winnie dancing by firelight.
#12. Love Actually (2003)
Favorite Quote: “To me, you are perfect.”
Romantic Moment: The WHOLE movie because it intertwines together multiple tales of love gained and lost. Everyone will have a favorite tale, and they will not always be the same.
#13. Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (2004)
Favorite Quote: “I’ve never felt that before. I’m just exactly where I want to be.”
Romantic Moment: That final conversation in the hallway, in which the repetition of the simple word “ok” means so much more than just “I love you.”
#14. The Notebook (2004)
Favorite Quote: “Do you think our love can make miracles?”
Romantic Moment: That moment they meet again just after Allie learns about the 365 love letters from Noah that she never received.
#15. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Favorite Quote: “You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.”
Romantic Moment: Darcy’s love confession to Lizzy. Both of them. 😉
#16. Once (2006)
Favorite Quote: “What’s the Czech for “Do you love him”?”
Romantic Moment: In a local music shop, an impromptu jam session between the two near-strangers shapes the gorgeous, Oscar-winning ballad “Falling Slowly.”