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WHAT ARE THE 1,000 "BEST" ROMANCE MOVIES OF ALL TIME?

We know the Romance Writers of America's Official Definition: "A romance is a book wherein the love story is the main focus of the novel, and the end of the book is emotionally satisfying." The American Film Institute has taken a poll of its own members, and built a list. That list is sliced and diced three ways, by me, for you: The AFI Top 100 Romance Movies (Rank Order) The AFI Top 100 Romance Movies (Chronological Order) The AFI Top 100 Romance Movies (Alphabetical Order) Of course, that's the opinion of an explicitly AMERICAN organization. For a ranking taken by the international audience for the IMDB (Internet Movie Database) here are the top Romance Movies: The 21 IMDB Top Romance Movies of the 1910-1920 (Rank Order) The 100 IMDB Top Romance Movies of the 1920s (Alphabetical Order) The 100 IMDB Top Romance Movies of the 1930s (Alphabetical Order) The 100 IMDB Top Romance Movies of the 1940s (Alphabetical Order) The 100 IMDB Top Romance Movies of the 1950s (Alphabetical Order) The 100 IMDB Top Romance Movies of the 1960s (Alphabetical Order) The 100 IMDB Top Romance Movies of the 1970s (Alphabetical Order) The 100 IMDB Top Romance Movies of the 1980s (Alphabetical Order) The 218 IMDB Top Romance Movies of the 1990s (Chronological Order)

The AFI Top 100 Romance Movies (Rank Order)

1. Casablanca (1942)
2. Gone With the Wind (1939)
3. West Side Story (1961)
4. Roman Holiday (1953)
5. An Affair to Remember (1957)
6. The Way We Were (1973)
7. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
8. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
9. Love Story (1970)
10. City Lights (1931)
11. Annie Hall (1977)
12. My Fair Lady (1964)
13. Out of Africa (1985)
14. The African Queen (1951)
15. Wuthering Heights (1939)
16. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
17. Moonstruck (1987)
18. Vertigo (1958)
19. Ghost (1990)
20. From Here to Eternity (1953)
21. Pretty Woman (1990)
22. On Golden Pond (1981)
23. Now, Voyager (1942)
24. King Kong (1933)
25. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
26. The Lady Eve (1941)
27. The Sound of Music (1965)
28. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
29. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
30. Swing Time (1936)
31. The King and I (1956)
32. Dark Victory (1939)
33. Camille (1937)
34. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
35. Gigi (1958)
36. Random Harvest (1942)
37. Titanic (1997)
38. It Happened One Night (1934)
39. An American in Paris (1951)
40. Ninotchka (1939)
41. Funny Girl (1968)
42. Anna Karenina (1935)
43. A Star is Born (1954)
44. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
45. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
46. To Catch a Thief (1955)
47. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
48. Last Tango in Paris (1961)
49. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
50. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
51. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
52. The Graduate (1967)
53. A Place in the Sun (1951)
54. Sabrina (1954)
55. Reds (1981)
56. The English Patient (1996)
57. Two for the Road (1967)
58. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
59. Picnic (1955)
60. To Have and Have Not (1944)
61. Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
62. The Apartment (1960)
63. Sunrise (1927)
64. Marty (1955)
65. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
66. Manhattan (1979)
67. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
68. What's Up, Doc? (1972)
69. Harold and Maude (1971)
70. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
71. Way Down East (1920)
72. Roxanne (1987)
73. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
74. Woman of the Year (1942)
75. The American President (1995)
76. The Quiet Man (1952)
77. The Awful Truth (1937)
78. Coming Home (1978)
79. Jezebel (1939)
80. The Sheik (1921)
81. The Goodbye Girl (1977)
82. Witness (1985)
83. Morocco (1930)
84. Double Indemnity (1944)
85. Love is a Many-Spendored Thing (1955)
86. Notorious (1946)
87. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
88. The Princess Bride (1987)
89. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
90. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
91. Working Girl (1988)
92. Porgy and Bess (1959)
93. Dirty Dancing (1987)
94. Body Heat (1981)
95. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
96. Barefoot in the Park (1967)
97. Grease (1978)
98. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
99. Pillow Talk (1959)
100. Jerry Maguire (1996)

The AFI Top 100 Romance Movies (Chronological Order)


The AFI Top 100 Romance Movies (Alphabetical Order)


The 21 IMDB Top International Romance Movies of 1910-1920 (Rank Order)

  1. Way Down East (1920)
  2. The Sentimental Bloke (1919)
  3. The Sunbeam (1912)
  4. Blind Husbands (1919)
  5. Broken Blossoms (1920) [got the most votes] also known as The Chink and the Child; also known as Scarlet Blossoms; also known as The Yellow Man and the Girl
  6. In Another Girl's Shoes (1917)
  7. When the Clouds Roll By (1919) also known as Cheer Up
  8. The Americano (1916)
  9. Victory (1919)
  10. The Dumb Girl of Portici (1916)
  11. The Mollycoddle (1920)
  12. Das Wandernde Bild (1920) also known as The Moving Image; also known as The Wandering Image
  13. The Matrimaniac (1916)
  14. Wild and Woolly (1917)
  15. Back to God's Country (1919)
  16. What the Daisy Said (1910)
  17. The Mender of Nets (1912)
  18. Friends (1912)
  19. Romeo e Giulietta (1912) also known as Romeo and Juliet (USA)(1913)
  20. The Highlander (1911)
  21. Willful Peggy (1910)

The 100 IMDB Top International Romance Movies of the 1920s (Alphabetical Order)


The 100 IMDB Top International Romance Movies of the 1930s (Alphabetica Order)


The 100 IMDB Top International Romance Movies of the 1940s (Alphabetica Order)

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The 100 IMDB Top International Romance Movies of the 1950s (Alphabetica Order)


The 100 IMDB Top International Romance Movies of the 1960s (Alphabetica Order)


The 100 IMDB Top International Romance Movies of the 1970s (Alphabetical Order)


The 100 IMDB Top International Romance Movies of the 1980s (Alphabetical Order)


The 218 IMDB Top International Romance Movies of the 1990s

The 10 IMDB Top Romance Movies of 1990 (Alphabetical Order)


The 21 IMDB Top Romance Movies of 1991 (Alphabetical Order)


The 23 IMDB Top Romance Movies of 1992 (Alphabetical Order)


The 16 IMDB Top Romance Movies of 1993 (Alphabetical Order)


The 27 IMDB Top Romance Movies of 1994 (Alphabetical Order)


The 34 IMDB Top Romance Movies of 1995 (Alphabetical Order)


The 29 IMDB Top Romance Movies of 1996 (Alphabetical Order)


The 15 IMDB Top Romance Movies of 1997 (Alphabetical Order)


The 24 IMDB Top Romance Movies of 1998 (Alphabetical Order)


The 19 IMDB Top Romance Movies of 1999 (Alphabetical Order)


The IMDB Top Romance Movies of 2000 (Alphabetical Order)


"Romance is unabashed escapist fiction, following the love story of a (usually female) protagonist, and intended to sweep women readers away from their day-to-day problems.... However, also key to Romance novels is an absence of moral ambiguity. Courage saves the day, justice triumphs, good defeats evil, and it is always readily apparent who and what is good and who and what is evil. Almost uniformly, Romance involves the 'taming' or 'civilization' of a wild man by a woman. Sub-plots and minor characters are kept to a minimum; these are not multi-layered works. Romance readers are seeking to relax and enjoy. Romances should be easy to read, but should strike strong emotional chords. Marriage is almost without exception the desired goal of a Romance plot." [Courtesy of Candice Furhman Literary Agency]
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