52 Romantic Movies You Either Love or Hate

Dale’s blogs about some of her favorite romantic movies (see “Favorite Romance Movies” and “Favorite Romance Movies-Part 2”) has inspired this next one from me.

The idea took hold because I sympathized with a comment one reader, deedee1231, left on both blogs regarding the movie Casablanca. She wasn’t a fan. (Though she didn’t begrudge Dale for including it on her fave list.) Deedee1231 thought Casablanca was overhyped. (Though she also admitted she’d seen it so many times she was just plum over it.)

I chuckled with sympathy when I read her comment. Though it wasn’t Casablanca I had in mind, but The English Patient. I’ve never been able to understand what all the fuss was about. (And loved the Seinfeld episode where Elaine felt the same.)

Another movie that my friends all adored but which I thought sucked was Sleepless in Seattle. But I’ve loved certain movies, take for instance Titanic, that they thought weren’t worthy of all the hoopla.

So I thought it would be fun to compile a list (to the best of my ability) of other romantic movies you might either love or hate. I came up with 52 of them. (Hey, everyone else does 50. I decided to be bold and not have it be a nice even number.)

As you’re perusing the list, think about which ones you love. Or love to hate. And which ones you’ve seen with your significant other, and which ones you haven’t that maybe you should.

The 52 Romantic Movies

1. The American President

2. Atonement

3. Beauty and the Beast

4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

5. The Bridges of Madison County

6. Casablanca

7. Charade

8. Cold Mountain

9. Dirty Dancing

10. Doctor Zhivago

11. The English Patient

12. 50 First Dates

13. From Here to Eternity

14. Ghost

15. Gone with the Wind

16. Grease

17. Indiscreet

18. It’s a Wonderful Life

19. Jerry Maguire

20. Last of the Mohicans

21. Love in the Time of Cholera

22. Love Story

23. Memoirs of a Geisha

24. Moonstruck

25. Moulin Rouge

26. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

27. My Fair Lady

28. The Notebook

29. Notting Hill

30. An Officer and a Gentleman

31. Out of Africa

32. The Philadelphia Story

33. Pretty Woman

34. Pride and Prejudice

35. The Princess Bride

36. Rebecca

37. Return to Me

38. Roman Holiday

39. Romeo and Juliet

40. Sabrina

41. Say Anything

42. Shakespeare in Love

43. Sleepless in Seattle

44. Something’s Gotta Give

45. The Sound of Music

46. The Thomas Crown Affair

47. Titanic

48. To Catch a Thief

49. West Side Story

50. When Harry Met Sally

51. While You Were Sleeping

52. You’ve Got Mail


Are there any romantic movies you love that are not on this list? Which ones do you hate that everyone else loves?

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