Favorite Romantic Movies

I came across this great YouTube compilation of someone’s Top 50 romantic movies and thought it was good enough to share. Do you ever get the feeling from a list like this that you could absolutely be friends with the person who made it?

Some of the highlights of this list for me are: Shakespeare in Love, Dirty Dancing, Moulin Rouge, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Atonement, Pretty Woman, Pride & Prejudice, The English Patient, Sleepless in Seattle, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Titanic, Casablanca and Annie Hall.

There are several on this poster’s list I haven’t seen, and a few I would add:

If Lloyd Dobler means nothing to you, we cannot be friends. Okay, we can be friends, but you have to see this movie first. (Image: 20th Century Fox)
If Lloyd Dobler means nothing to you, we cannot be friends. Okay, we can be friends, but you should see this movie. (Image: 20th Century Fox)
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • An Affair to Remember
  • Say Anything
  • Reality Bites
  • Dan in Real Life
  • Bridget Jones
  • The Wedding Banquet
  • Love Actually
  • About Time
  • Westside Story
  • Princess Bride
  • The End of the Affair

I love classic romances and quirky comedies, and movies that capture a time and place through a love story. Some of my favorites are empirically solid choices (so you can’t dispute them – don’t even try), while others are probably favorites because of the age I was when I saw them or a favorite actor. We always remember the stories that teach us about love.

What are your favorites?


I’m M.J. (Manda) Pullen, an author and mom in the Atlanta, Georgia area. I blog about writing, publishing, motherhood, health, psychology and whatever else strikes me in the moment. Occasionally I sneak out for a movie and mix Reese’s Pieces into the popcorn bucket. Now that’s love.

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MJ Pullen

M.J. Pullen is a distracted writer and the mom of two boys in Roswell, Georgia, where she is absolutely late for something important right now. Her books include quirky romantic comedies and playful women's fiction. She blogs erratically with writing advice, random observations, and reflections on raising very loud kids and dogs. Join her Distracted Readers newsletter list for updates, free content, giveaways and more.

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