The best romantic movies can stir the hearts and minds of men and women alike. Romances spread the feeling of love and send you reaching for the box of Kleenex to wipe away tears of sorrow and joy. These movies are about overcoming life’s obstacles, discovering new relationships, and blossoming love.
Life seems better when the scent of love wanders through the air. Watching a romance is a roller coaster of emotions, from funny moments that make you laugh together, to scenes that make you hot under the collar.
Selecting the best romance movies is no easy task, Hollywood filmmakers have been busy beavers over the last 60-odd years making amazing films that stir the soul. We put together this list of our top 15 choices for the best romantic movies ever made. It’s a tough challenge to select only 15, and we feel we could easily add another 15 to list.
15. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Let’s start this list with an old-school classic, Doctor Zhivago. This movie has somewhat of a cult following, with many rating it as the best romance of all time. Directed by David Lean and starring Julie Christie, Omar Sharif, and Geraldine Chaplin, this movie is one that you’ll never forget.
This epic story of love lost and found over nearly half a century of Russian history makes for fascinating viewing. The iconography of “Doctor Zhivago,” features ‘’Lara’s Theme’’ a Top 10 Billboard hit that’s inspired generations as time moves forward. Who can forget the wedding cake ice palace, or the women dressed in furs? This story is the pioneer of silver screen love triangles, with a sad conclusion.
While this movie may be over 50-years old, it’s a timeless classic that you and your partner will appreciate as you snuggle together on the couch in front of a roaring winter fire while you sip on a glass of merlot.