Best Hollywood Classic Romantic Films
written by Souranath Banerjee
Best Hollywood Classic Romantic Films: Love is in the air! When the blissful heart thumps too loud, the glowing smile doesn’t leave your face and your thoughts are always connected to someone special, don’t you dare deny it – you ARE in Love.
And if not, by the time you have finished watching all these films, i am sure you will be!
Well, here are some of the best Hollywood classic romantic films that are considered as the best love-stories ever told.
Let’s shower some love.
10. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dTsfsr6-X8
Considered to be one of fifteen films that changed American cinema (for the good).
9. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urQVzgEO_w8
Fashion icon and superstar Audrey Hepburn was the highest paid actress at the time, her salary for the film was a whooping $750,000!
George Peppard and her chemistry was remarkable in the film, supported by eternally beautiful songs like the ‘Moon River’.
8. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOiIGUg6yLI
In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked this as the #5 Greatest Movie of All Time.
7. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewe4lg8zTYA
Director/writer Frank Capra at his best, a film that has the most uncommon script and yet so emotional and romantic.
It was nominated for five academy awards and won none. But that doesn’t make the film any less classic value than it deserves.
6. An American in Paris (1951)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2WAMZRCbpU
This is one such film that makes you nostalgic and long for everything that was once so pure and classic.
Directed by Vincente Minnelli, there is a 17-minute dance sequence at the end of the film that took a month to shoot. It cost half a million dollars!
5. Casablanca (1942)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkL9l7qovsE
Directed by Michael Curtiz, the film has many unique qualities – the ‘The Battle of the Anthems’ scene, the last airport sequence and of course the chemistry between Rick and Ilsa!
My personal favorite in the list.
4. Roman Holiday (1953)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GzCG6lpFUw
The film not only made Audrey Hepburn world famous but also rocketed the sale of Vespa scooter!
Directed by brilliant William Wyler, who still holds the record of more people nominated to the Oscar sweepstakes for his films than any other director.
3. An Affair to Remember (1957)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFWwFfRvClM
Well, lovers proposes and God disposes!
Great script, awesome acting and an emotional ending, director “Leo McCarey‘s An Affair to Remember” is a film exclusively for the hard core romantics.
2. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr3nsHRKZJA
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch, this one is a very next-door-kind-of love story, of two very common people with whom the audience can very easily relate to.
Sweet and romantic, with great script and brilliant acting all around.
- My Fair Lady (1964)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mYPZ2C4sOE
A movie that was advertised as ‘the most eagerly anticipated production since Gone with the Wind‘.
and now, (The ‘+1′ film is not necessarily the best but certainly the most innovative one. A must watch).
+1. Some Like It Hot (1959)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI_lUHOCcbc
Directed by Billy Wilder, in 2007, the American Film Institute ranked it #22 Greatest Movie of All Time.
And it was also Voted #1 on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Funniest Movies.
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