Everybody likes to watch movies during their leisure hours and it is also a passion for some people. But the choice is not the same for everyone. So, there have been wide categories of movies including action movies, romantic movies, drama, comedies, tragedies and some combo of action-drama, romantic-action and more.
Romantic movie is a specified genre regarding movie making and for the movie lovers. Romantic movies at times make us laugh, make us shade tears for tragic events and overall provides great enjoyment to the audience. So, the number of romantic movie lovers is particularly more than any other genre.
Here is a brief note on the best 10 romantic movies ever have been made.
Brief Encounter is an amazing romantic movie that has been enchanting the movie lovers from 1945. The movie is about an affair that started journey from a café at a railway station and where a married man and woman met but the relationship was not complete since both of them had families, husband and wife. Knowing the consequences, they continued the meeting at the same café. The movie is starred by Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard on the lead roles.
Initial release: August 24, 1946 (USA)
Director: David Lean
Story by: Noël Coward
Music composed by: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Screenplay: Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald Neame
Jules and Jim:
The movie Jules and Jim is the representation of a love triangle, the exhibition of a critical mind state in the decade of 1960s. The backdrop is set on Paris and the events are of pre World War I. Two friends, Jules and Jim, fell in love together with the same woman, Catherine. The affair continues simultaneously. The lead characters are starred by Jeanne Moreau on the role of Catherine, Oskar Werner on the role of Jules and Henri Serre on the role of Jim. It was the beginning of a new age in the history of movies.
Initial release: January 23, 1962 (France)
Director: François Truffaut
Cinematography: Raoul Coutard
Screenplay: Jean Gruault, François Truffaut
Music composed by: Georges Delerue, Serge Rezvani
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind:
Though Jim Carrey is famous for his rubbery facial expression and comical activities, the Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind is his best delivery ever as a romantic movie hero. The story is about Joel Barish and Clementine Kruczynski who fell in love gradually and both of them also getting unresponsive over their relationship. Joel turns heartbroken since his girl friend is indifferent to him and thus tries to erase her memories. Consequently, he starts realizing that he is still in love with her. Kate Winslet played the role of Clementine and it was directed by Michel Gondry.
Initial release: March 19, 2004 (USA)
Director: Michel Gondry
Screenplay: Charlie Kaufman
Cinematography: Ellen Kuras
Awards: Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Hannah and Her Sisters:
One of the greatest hits of Woody Allen, Hannah and Her Sisters is a great romantic movie. The movie is about the crises of three sisters, Hannah, Lee and Holly. Hannah’s husband falls in love with Lee, whereas Holly is in love with her ex husband. For the outstanding performance of, the casts of the movies received Oscar on the same year.
Initial release: February 7, 1986 (USA)
Director: Woody Allen
Running time: 107 minutes
Screenplay: Woody Allen
Awards: Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The Apartment is one the classic romantic-comedies that has gained five Oscars in a row. The story is about Bud Baxter, the struggling New York clerk who lends his apartment for his superior executives as a temporary place to meet with their mistresses. Suddenly, one day he discovers his dream-girl on his apartment who came with one of his seniors. The movie was directed by Billy Wilder.
Initial release: June 15, 1960 (USA)
Director: Billy Wilder
Music composed by: Adolph Deutsch
Screenplay: I. A. L. Diamond, Billy Wilder
Awards: Academy Award for Best Picture
Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight:
This is a trilogy and the story is simple. It is about the relationship of the couple – Jesse and Celine. They meet together, split and again their union is the theme of the movie and the film making is splendid. The lead roles are played by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. The movie exhibits the experiences of living on the planet.
In the Mood for Love:
In the Mood for Love is another romantic movie, set in the Hong Kong ground, where the story is about a suspicion over extramarital relationships of two pair of husbands and wives who live at the same building. Discovering the truth, the wife turns empathetic to another male, while the male also get attracted with the woman since he also discovered the same thing about his wife. After sharing the emotions to each other, both of them fell in love but both of them did not expose the love.
Initial release: September 29, 2000 (Hong Kong)
Director: Wong Kar-wai
Screenplay: Wong Kar-wai
Cinematography: Mark Lee Ping Bin, Kwan Pun Leung, Christopher Doyle
Music composed by: Michael Galasso, Shigeru Umebayashi
The story is about a small thief who accidentally kills a cop and his name appears on wanted list. Then he unites with an American young lady and wants to escape with her in Italy to rid of the killing consequences. The Breathless is a different movie for its language and different narrative style. The movie was directed by Jean-Luc Godard and was released in 1960.
Initial release: March 16, 1960 (France)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Cinematography: Raoul Coutard
Screenplay: Jean-Luc Godard
Genres: Neo-noir, Romance Film, Crime Fiction, Drama, French New Wave
Casablanca is one of the adorable classic romantic movies. Different events occur simultaneously in the movie that takes place in Casablanca. Each of the scenes is filled with suspense and the filmmaking is awesome. The theme – love not only unites, but makes distance too, is exhibited on the movie. Starred by Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Casablanca is directed by Michael Curtiz.
Initial release: November 26, 1942 (USA)
Director: Michael Curtiz
Featured song: As Time Goes By
Cinematography: Arthur Edeson
Screenplay: Howard E. Koch, Philip G. Epstein, Julius J. Epstein, Casey Robinson
A Room with a View:
Based on the novel by E M Forster A Room with a View is another popular romantic movie made in 1985. The movie is about the love of Lucy Honeychurch and George who meet in Florence and Lucy falls in love with the man although she is supposed to get married with another one in Britain. What will she do now? Will her life get a fresh direction to move on? The movie is truly an excellent one for the outstanding role of Lucy played by Helena Bonham Carter and the movie is co starred by Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott and many others.
Initial release: December 13, 1985 (United Kingdom)
Director: James Ivory
Adapted from: A Room with a View
Story by: E. M. Forster
Awards: Academy Award for Best Costume Design