And the Top Romantic Movie of All Time Is... [POLL]

What's your favorite cinematic love story?

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are the 10 films deemed by the American Film Institute as the Top 10 romantic films of all time.

Is your favorite amorous movie included on this list? Which films would you add? Let us know in the poll and comments thread.

Without further ado…

  1. City Lights (1931, starring Charlie Chaplin)
  2. Annie Hall (1977, starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton)
  3. It Happened One Night (1934, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert)
  4. Roman Holiday (1953, starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn)
  5. The Philadelphia Story (1941, starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart)
  6. When Harry Met Sally (1989, starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan)
  7. Adam’s Rib (1949, starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn)
  8. Moonstruck (1987, starring Cher and Nicolas Cage)
  9. Harold and Maude (1971, starring Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort)
  10. Sleepless in Seattle (1993, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan)
Steve Arconti February 12, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Dawn Tolomeo February 12, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Definately....The Notebook!!!
Christine Rose February 12, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Casa Blanca, Sleepless in Seattle, Moonstruck, Harry Met Sally, The Body Guard, Dirty Dancing, Bringing Up Baby, the original Topper, countless others. Can there be a best? Its like a heart shaped box with a good sample of chocolate truffles. Faced with any of them, it would be a tough choice. I'd have to try them all.
Sean McLaughlin February 12, 2012 at 03:36 PM
True Romance
Amanda Marie Hanson February 12, 2012 at 03:46 PM
A walk to remember!
Christine Rose February 12, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Loved Pulp Fiction but Tartantino's other movies are too gory for me. Could the faint of heart enjoy it?
Jaimie Cura (Editor) February 12, 2012 at 04:13 PM
I agree with Christine - hard to pick just one! So here's a sample of mine that haven't been mentioned yet - "Something's Gotta Give," "Midnight in Paris," "Overboard" and "The Holiday."
Bobbie February 12, 2012 at 04:26 PM
My Fav in the tragic Love category will forever be Out of Africa.
Jessie Sawyer February 12, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Love Actually!
Christine Rose February 12, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Christine Rose February 12, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Tina Rhodes February 12, 2012 at 04:51 PM
I'm with you Karen, the Notebook has my vote, with Princess Bride as my second choice.
Dave King February 12, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Jerry McGuire
Citizen X February 12, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Catherine February 12, 2012 at 10:33 PM
The Way We Were
JYD February 12, 2012 at 11:47 PM
The Princess Bride. Saw it for the first time on a date 20 years ago with this really cool girl, and it's been "true love" ever since. We still watch it regularly.
Christine Rose February 13, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Thanks for sharing that! :-) Happy Valentines Day!
Jack Zazzaro February 13, 2012 at 03:37 AM
no question the notebook
Dee Ceylan February 13, 2012 at 05:39 AM
Dee Ceylan February 13, 2012 at 05:39 AM
Naugatalk February 13, 2012 at 05:51 AM
Love Story ...says it all in the title!
Sue February 13, 2012 at 10:49 PM
snow white
Ryen February 16, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Ummmmmmmm..... Dr. Zhivago????????? You do not have Dr. Zhivago in a list of top romantic movies? The English Patient???????? Casablanca?????
Ryen February 16, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Princess Bride and Ghost--YES!!! The Sound of Music, YES!! Where are these also: The Graduate?? Breakfast at Tiffany's??? I think Dr. Zhivago, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Casablanca should be right at the top though. If you have not seen Dr. Zhivago, you NEED to!
Karen Ali February 16, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Ryen is right. How could we all have forgotten Dr. Zhivago and the amazingly gorgeous Julie Christie. (I mentioned Casablanca earlier, as did others. I think someone else mentioned The English Patient).
Ryen February 16, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Not a traditional love story, but "To Sir, with Love" is a love story of a teacher for edducation, principle, and students--all teachers should see it, mandatorily. Also has the "race" element, of course.... But the issues and connections are key--race does not matter....
Jaimie Cura (Editor) February 16, 2012 at 04:51 AM
"Casablanca" is on right now!
Christine Rose February 17, 2012 at 03:19 AM
It just hit me. Titanic. I saw Titanic five times in the movie theatre.
Christine Rose February 17, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Loved Ghost!
Bob Attanasio March 11, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Dr. Zhivago and Casablanca... and of course the Godfather just has to be in every awards category... romantic, animated, comedy... just bevcasue it is the Godfather.


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