Here are my favourite romantic films. They are responsible for my rose-tinted glasses when it comes to love and relationships and for my probably unrealistic wish for a fairytale ending but hopefully they will make you smile and cry and feel very loved up today whether you’re single or not. Enjoy!
A Walk to Remember is about a bad boy who falls for a good girl who changes his outlook on love and life. Cute, romantic and sad – make sure you have the tissues ready. It might be cheesy but I fall for it every time.
You’ve got Mail stars Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks who fall in love online but don’t hit it off in real life. You root for them right up until the end in this cosy rom com. I think I’ve watched it a hundred times.
Dirty Dancing is one of my favourite films – it’s very corny but very romantic. Nobody puts Baby in the corner! And no girl can watch this without wanting to do the end dance.
Pride and Prejudice – technically this was a BBC series but I couldn’t include my favourite adaptation of my favourite book. I’m in love with Mr Darcy, I can’t lie and his love story with Elizabeth Bennet will always melt my heart. And you get to look at the gorgeous Colin Firth in this version.
Titanic is an epic love story. It bowled me over when I first saw it. It’s not a regular watch for me but it’s a timeless story that stays with you long after. It had to be included on the list!
The Notebook is another soaring romance with a heartbreaking end. I cannot watch this without crying so I cry to avoid it but there’s no doubting that this is a love story that leaves you breathless.
The Twilight series – love it or hate it this love story about a human girl who falls for a vampire sucked (get it?!) me in completely when I read it and the films do a great job of capturing their romance.
Moulin Rouge is a romantic musical feast. It’s beautiful and tragic and the love song medley is genius.
Beauty and the Beast may be an animated film but it’s pure romance. Remember the ballroom scene? Exactly.
An Affair to Remember is an old-fashioned romance that twists and turns through heartbreak but ultimately makes you all warm and fuzzy. It also kick started the trend of meeting on top of the Empire State building (see Sleepless in Seattle).
What’s your favourite romantic films?