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  1. Holly
    April 16, 2013

    Great list!!! You really MUST watch The Man from Snowy River (and the sequel) and Return to Me is very sweet … A Walk to Remember is very Romantic, good movie, some sexy action but a great message as well!
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    • Holly
      April 16, 2013

      oh and I COMPLETELY agree with Anne of Green Gables!! and if you watch the whole series of Road to Avonlea they are also very romantic — Gus and Felicity, sigh ….
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      • Holly
        April 16, 2013

        Sorry for all this … forgive my early morning brain I was thinking of A Walk in the Clouds not A Walk to Remember … A Walk to Remember is a beautiful touching movie ….. A Walk in the Clouds is Keenau Reeves and is also a great romance and was what I was referring to above … :)

      • Holly
        April 16, 2013

        Ok one more and I’m done for now … lol so here’s the synopsis for A Walk in the Clouds on Amazon … I don’t know if anyone else voted for it and I didn’t either as The Man from Snowy River is one of my faves BUT this is a very romantic, sweet movie … ignore the editorial review and scroll down a few :) http://www.amazon.com/A-Walk-Clouds-Keanu-Reeves/dp/B00006ZXSI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366112758&sr=8-1&keywords=a+walk+in+the+clouds

      • Michele ºÜº
        April 16, 2013

        I too, got A Walk to Remember and A Walk in the Clouds confused but do like the story in the latter as well.

    • romantyczka
      June 3, 2013

      The Notebook is amazing movie, I watched it at least three times and always discover it anew

  2. Andra
    April 16, 2013

    I am so glad you added the disclaimer about the third Anne movie or you would have lost any credibility in my mind ;-)

    • Sheila
      April 16, 2013

      I’m there for you! But come on, I thought you of all people would comment on the Pop Goes My Heart satire video. Have you seen it from Music and Lyrics?

      • Andra
        April 16, 2013

        I’ve seen it. Sometimes though, there are just no words for something like that… hehehe

      • Pia Thompson
        April 16, 2013

        I LOVED Music and Lyrics! My husband and I watch the video over and over. We’re stuck in the 80’s timewarp.
        I also love all the Jane Austen movies.
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    • Elizabeth@Warrior Wives
      April 16, 2013

      That was truly the worst thing ever…how COULD they ruin Anne’s story so badly?!?!
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    • Melissa
      April 18, 2013

      Ugh, yes! I’ve never seen the third one but I don’t have to in order to know it’s bad. HUGE Anne fan over here! I’m nearly thirty and I still read the entire series regularly. :-)
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  3. Jody
    April 16, 2013

    A walk to remember is great but the book is better! Both good in their own right but as usual lots of changes. Definitely in my top 10!

  4. Terri
    April 16, 2013

    Only watch Love Story if you want to hear the F word every few minutes. I bought it at T for $5 thinking it was going to be great. I hadn’t seen it before. I couldn’t “see” the movie because I was so offended by the language. Sorry, I just don’t do movies with a ton of language in them anymore. Just my opinion.

    • Sheila
      April 16, 2013

      I didn’t know that! I haven’t seen that one either. Thanks for the tip! I’ll put an update in the post.

      • Terri
        April 16, 2013

        It makes me sad when movies do that.

      • Sheila
        April 16, 2013

        Me, too! You wreck a perfectly good movie.

  5. joy
    April 16, 2013

    You must watch Return to Me. It is so good and so romantic.
    I am going to try and watch all of these movies over the next year!

    • Michele ºÜº
      April 16, 2013

      I completely agree!!! Return to Me is such a sweet movie. It did make me cry in the beginning though because they made me love him and his first wife as a couple. But is shows that you can love again. It is a good movie!!!

    • Melissa
      April 18, 2013

      Oh SO romantic!!! The first few minutes are sad but after that it’s so sweet.
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  6. Elizabeth@Warrior Wives
    April 16, 2013

    “Return to Me” is the movie my husband and I consider “our movie” and not really because of the romance between Minnie Driver and David Ducovny. It’s the married couple with 5 kids who both can’t get enough of each other and who bicker in a hilarious way. Also, the old men who sit around playing cards at the restaurant…awesome.

    LOVE “Music and Lyrics”! The chemistry between the two of them is cute.
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    • Holly
      April 16, 2013

      LOVE John Belushi and Bonnie Hunt in the movie! :)

  7. Julie
    April 16, 2013

    Great list! Some of those movies I’ve never seen and there’s a few I think I’ll watch now!

    Return To Me is a great movie…you will love it! Wanna borrow my copy? LOL! Yes, it is sad in spots but the whole movie isn’t like that.

    And I love that 50 First Dates made the list and that The Wedding Singer got a mention…my husband and I love Adam Sandler’s movies and those two are our favourites! I think the scene in The Wedding Singer where he sings the song he wrote for her on the plane is the best!

    Now I’m going to have to watch a movie…it’s rainy out so it’s a perfect day to do that! :0)

  8. Mel @ Trailing After God
    April 16, 2013

    Those are all great movies but you have to take your spouse into account and mine HATES watching these kinds of movies so that takes the romance out of it. If we can find something we both laugh our tails off at, then THAT is a romantic movie in our house. :) Just another perspevtive :)
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    • Sheila
      April 16, 2013

      Very true! That’s why some movies are really best for girlfriend dates! :)

  9. Elizabeth
    April 16, 2013

    My husband sang the song from the end of The Wedding Singer when he proposed to me! It is by far my favorite!
    On another note, having been through an affair and living now in a redeemed marriage, I just have a HUGE problem with any movie that glorifies adultery. No matter how Hollywood spins it, in real life there are not words to describe the agony, distruction and pain it causes. It makes me sick to my stomach to watch it.

    • Sheila
      April 16, 2013

      That’s really sweet, Elizabeth!

      As for movies that glorify adultery, you’re totally right. I think I’ll go add an update and make my reservations even more firm!

      • Elizabeth
        April 16, 2013

        Thank you!
        Its something I was desensitized to, until I had to live it. Now, I have noticed how much it is in mainstream media, and how we’ve begun to romanticize it, when in reality, there is nothing romantic, and everything tragic about it. But singing praises that we serve a redeeming God, who can take something so awful, and use it for His glory!

  10. Jenny
    April 16, 2013

    A tv show from when I was a kid that I absolutely loved, and if I remember correctly had a lot of real stuff in marriage, and was about real commitment: Mad About You. I know that wouldn’t make it on the movie’s list, but as tv shows go it’s the best one on marriage that I’ve seen. Also, it’s very funny. :)
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    • Jenny
      April 16, 2013

      (As far as I remember, anyway – I haven’t seen it since I was a kid!)
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  11. Steph
    April 16, 2013

    My husband and I really enjoy watching funny movies together….He believes that these ‘romantic’ movies give us married women an unrealistic picture of what romance really is…which I guess they do….We laugh together that he has no romantic bone in his body, but he swears that he is romantic everyday because he will clean the house before I get home from work/before he leaves for work, or do the laundry, etc. etc….I say these are shared responsibilities because we both hold full-time jobs, but he says he’s being romantic LOL!!! He thought about blogging for men about how to do the ‘everyday romance’ as he calls it :)

    • riaz
      June 5, 2013

      u are so lucky that u love each other and shared responsibilities. this is true love

  12. Deanna
    April 16, 2013

    I can’t believe you haven’t watched A Walk To Remember! Let us know when you have, and bring out the kleenexes! I’m a weepy mess most of a the way through :P I own like 3 movies and thats one of them. A warning for The Proposal, I used to watch all those kinds of movies when I was in high school but since then I’ve made a promise to God that I would try to stop watching things that take His name in vain ( as you can imagine this cuts my movies down quite a bit) but it scares me that His command to keep His name hallowed is ignored in many of our living rooms. I tried to watch the Proposal since then and was appalled at all the swearing and in appropriate comments. Just a thought though, considering the sacrifice Christ has made for us I don’t think its such a sacrifice to cut out movies that you wouldn’t watch if Christ was beside you :)

  13. Liz McLennan
    April 16, 2013

    Wow, that’s quite a list. I voted for the Bridges of Madison County, even knowing that you’d likely disapprove because of the nature of it. Thank you for including it, despite your reservations.

    But, I’d like to clarify that the MOST romantic part of the movie, in my opinion, is not a moment shared between Francesca and Robert. Instead, the moments that made me break down and bawl like a baby, revolved around her husband:

    1. In the truck, even as she longed to throw herself out of it, reached for the handle and all, her heart made a choice: she chose her marriage and her family. It was a difficult one, some would say the wrong one, others the right. But that struggle, oh, that struggle and the decision…well, it darned near broke my heart.

    2. As her husband lay dying, years after the affair, he takes her hand gently and says something like, “I’m sorry I couldn’t give you all your dreams, but we had a good life.”

    In the end, that he loved her enough to try and she loved him enough to try, too….well, that’s worth a whole lot.

  14. Emily
    April 16, 2013

    A Walk to Remember makes me cry every time I watch it! I love that movie!
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  15. Jenny
    April 16, 2013

    Speaking of romantic stories, I’ll give you a real life one. My mom was at work one day, a few years ago, and an older man came in. He was in his 80s. His wife had died just a few weeks before, and that day (the day he came in to my mom’s work) would have been their 60th wedding anniversary. He was telling my mom a lot of stories about their marriage. One thing he told her, during the first year of their marriage he had done something really, really bad. The worst thing he had ever done. He didn’t say what it was, but it sounded like maybe he cheated on her. He asked her to forgive him, and she looked at him straight in the eyes and said, “I’ll forgive you, but I’ll never forget.” Well, when she was sick before she died, he once again told her he was sorry for that. She took his hand and said, “I had already forgotten.”


    The talk of affairs reminded me of that.
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  16. stephanie
    April 16, 2013

    I totally agree that the third Anne movie is horrible! I wonder why they did not make Rilla of Ingelside into a movie. It is such a beautiful story about an enduring love that can stand strong in loss (Anne and Gilbert) and a new love that grows even during adversity (Rilla and Ken). I love this book – especially the last page.

    There are so many movies on this list that seem like old friends.

    If you like classic romantic movies a few of my favorites are The Best Years of Our Lives, Kitty Foyle, Mrs. Minniver, The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer, and Cheaper By the Dozen (the one with Myrna Loy — not Steve Martin). I have seen these so many times and I still cry everytime!

    • Sheila
      April 16, 2013

      Oh, Rilla of Ingleside is my youngest daughter’s favourite Lucy Maud Montgomery novel! She cries buckets every time she rereads it. Cheaper by the Dozen (the BOOK) is absolutely awesome, too.

  17. stephanie
    April 16, 2013

    of course I was crying in laughter at the Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer. I also seem to have liking for Myrna Loy movies since I listed three of her movies.

  18. Natalie
    April 16, 2013

    Ok, tiny quibble about Persuasion :) The reason why Anne’s mentor/mother figure persuaded her to give up Captain Wentworth wasn’t just that he wasn’t rich enough. It’s more that she was young, and he was in a rather unstable financial position. The way the story tells it, his fortune was based on him getting a big enough cut of the prize money (from capturing ships) and on him working his way up the ranks to make sure he got a big enough cut. So there was essentially no way to tell whether or not he was going to get a break or end up crippled and penniless.

    (Sorry, Austen junkie over here.)
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  19. witness9
    April 16, 2013

    Thanks for the list!
    We especially like Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, et al. It’s great to see Alan Rickman in a ‘good-guy’ role.

    Can’t resist: Ever After would be *so* much better with a leading lady with an English accent.

  20. Heather P
    April 16, 2013

    I love movies, just about as much as I love books. I like a lot of the movies you mentioned. Some I had never heard of and some I still want to see. Thanks!

  21. Laurie
    April 16, 2013

    Is there a printable version of this list? Maybe just the titles? And DO watch “The Man from Snowy River.” It is wonderful!

  22. Megan G.
    April 16, 2013

    What a great list!! We don’t really watch Rated R movies anymore, and try to avoid anything w/ much nudity/sexuality, so we usually end up watching Super Hero movies, which don’t always really make me that excited! I will bookmark this for sure. Thanks!
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  23. Angie
    April 16, 2013

    Since you love Jane Austen, you’d probably enjoy “Becoming Jane,” which is loosely based on her life. It is one of my absolute favorite romantic movies, and one that even my husband will watch with me. Jane falls madly in love with the nephew of a rich politician. Because Jane is so very poor, said politician forbids his nephew to marry her and vows to cut him off financially if he does. Jane and Tom try to find happiness away from each other, but end up realizing they are each others’ only true love. Jane discovers that Tom is sending most of his allowance home to support his parents and siblings, and she realizes that in marrying her, Tom has resigned himself and his family (and her) to a life destined for poverty. Loving him too much to do that to him, she walks away. It is heartbreaking and wonderfully romantic all at the same time.
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  24. stephanie
    April 16, 2013

    The sequel to Cheaper by the Dozen is a very sweet movie and great book. It is called Belles on Their Toes. Rilla of Ingelside is my favorite Anne Book (your daughter has great taste), but my favorite L M Montgomery book is The Blue Castle. Very romantic.

    • Emily
      April 17, 2013

      If only they would make a movie out of The Blue Castle! Definitely my favorite L.M.M book, after Rilla. And yes, they totally destroyed the 3rd “Anne” movie, but the first two were lovely!

    • Melissa
      April 18, 2013

      I LOVE Rilla of Ingleside. It’s more grown-up but still retains that old Anne magic.
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  25. Wani
    April 16, 2013

    I have seen most of these (can you tell I like movies?). You HAVE to see Return to Me!! Great cast!

  26. Emily
    April 16, 2013

    Want a good marriage movie: The Story of Us. Absolutely wonderful.

    • Damon
      April 17, 2013

      I agree the Story of Us is a great movie that didn’t make the list. There are parts unfortanetly where the language is bad, but I watched this with my wife and we both agreed that this is the typical story of so many couple we have known that try to “fix” everything themselves without putting God at the center. Most marriages end up falling apart with one or both spouses giving up. This movie has a better ending than most marriages today.

  27. beth
    April 16, 2013

    Grow Old with You was the song we had sung at our wedding!

  28. BigA
    April 16, 2013

    It was good to see a good portion of movies to be in the marriage relationship. However, I am disappointed to on how many promote premarital relationship or relationships outside of marriage. Anyway, I can preach to the choir about all that, but won’t. Just a bit disappointed.

    Anyway, my wife and I are always encouraged and find more romance in the movies that have a better view of marriage even if they are “rough”. A few that we have enjoyed that are not in the list:
    “Did You Hear About the Morgans?”
    “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (this one even most men will like)

    Those are two off the top of my head. There are more that I can not think of right now but not enough for our liking.

  29. Jennifer O
    April 16, 2013

    Thanks for the list. I’m not a movie person; it’s hard for me to sit through anything. I constantly think about what needs to be done. Well, we had a dreary day today and my toddler was fussy, so we watched North and South. Wow. I got so into it that I watched all 4 hours today (mostly while she napped). I wouldn’t have given it a second glance if I hadn’t seen it the other day in your Facebook post. Thanks again!

  30. Cindy Jones
    April 16, 2013

    Follow the Stars Home is one of my favorites that I would like to recommend.

  31. Katherine Crombie
    April 17, 2013

    I love A Walk to Remember (except for how they dress Mandy Moore, looks like bed sheets), the movie is very romantic but the book – wow!! And it is from the guy’s point of view. I loooooove it! And it is set in the ’50s.

    Return to Me is also wonderful, very beautiful and romantic and sweet and funny.

    I am disappointed that The Notebook was first on the list, I was very disappointed by it. All they do is sleep together and make weird noises! But there was a worthy second in Pride and Prejudice. Also, loved how you summed up Anne of Green Gables! Haha! I thought your summaries were good. Man from Snowy River is an Australian classic, we are all made to watch it in primary school, which means I think of it as a horse movie :)
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  32. Sarah B
    April 17, 2013

    I watched the 4 hour north and south last night on your recommendations. absolutely loved it. depth of the characters, plot. hank you Sheila!!!!! i’m spreading the word. these so called modern romances need to find their way back to the basics of Pride and Prejudice AND NORTH AND SOUTH. Thanx again ;)

    • Deanna
      April 17, 2013

      If you loved North and South, Wives and Daughters is next on your list, beautiful movies all of them!

      • NinaBean
        May 3, 2013

        I have seen wives and daughters and enjoyed it so much. Hadn’t seen north and south so @ your suggestion I did. It was very good. I do wish there would have been one more episode that showed what her life was like after the train station reunion.

      • Sheila
        May 3, 2013

        I agree!

  33. Denna
    April 17, 2013

    fun to read through your list and the descriptions! There are a few I’ll have to watch. Just wanted to mention a lovely movie about a good marriage…Friendly Persuasion. It’s an oldie but a goodie, and is coming up on The Essentials on Turner Classic Movie channel sometime soon. A Quaker couple during the Civil War. If you read the book, you find out that he became a Quaker and marries a Quaker minister, something different!…anyways, just wanted to add that….it’s really a beautiful family friendly movie.
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  34. Amanda
    April 17, 2013

    My husband and I have a DVD player/filter product called Clearplay. You’ve never mentioned it on your site, but it seems like something that would be right up your alley. You download filters that edit out the profanity, violence, and sex from movies. The filters can be set at different levels. Filters are not available for all movies, and sometimes, especially on kid movies, I feel they go a little overboard filtering out things (burp humor, sometimes) but it has really made watching movies more fun for my husband and I.

    The website is http://www.clearplay.com
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  35. Amanda
    April 17, 2013

    I should correct myself: You’ve never mentioned Clearplay on your site that I’ve seen.
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  36. Jen
    April 17, 2013

    Fun list! A few new movies for my list… :)

    I’d add Benny and Joon!!! Cutest, quirky romance!

  37. NinaBean
    April 17, 2013

    Anne of Green Gables is my favorite movie. I watch it every couple of months or so. I am always swept away by the father daughter love story between Matthew, and Anne. It starts off right away when Anne is in the wagon chatting away when she looks @ Matthew and says Am I talking too much? I can stop if I really need to. He looks @ her & says its ok I don’t mind. I love that right away you know he’s going to be such a blessing to her. Then after she tells off Rachel Lind he comes up stairs and asked her if she could sorta smooth things over and she realizes he doesn’t want her to go . He wants her to stay. For the first time in a long time in this orphans life someone wants her. It touches me so deeply my eyes tear up every time! It doesn’t stop there he braves the mercantile to buy her a dress with puffed sleeves for the Christmas ball, and ends up buying 20 lb’s of brown sugar and a rake (in December) before he gets the nerve to ask for the dress. ” 20 pounds of brown sugar” gotta love marilla too! This movie is full of love and humor its a must watch! Thank you for adding it to your list.

  38. stephanie
    April 17, 2013

    Hi Emily,
    I think we just might be kindred spirits. =) Another good LM romance is The Tangeled Web.

  39. Melissa
    April 18, 2013

    You know what movie I find very romantic is “Julie & Julia”. It’s not intended to be a romance but I love the relationships between the two couples. The playfulness and adoration between Paul and Julia Child is just wonderful. “You are the butter to my bread and the breath to my life. I love you, darling girl.” And the belief Julie’s husband has in her as she struggles with her identity and the direction of her life is so touching. He tells her she IS a writer even when she believes she has failed at it. They have their struggles but they work it out. The scene of them eating the chocolate cake is SO CUTE.
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  40. Andrew
    April 19, 2013

    The restaurant scene in Harry met Sally isn’t the most memorable for me, but rather Harry’s words of love near then end of the movie:

    I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

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  42. Fawn Weaver
    April 22, 2013

    I LOOOOOVE A Walk to Remember. Because of this movie, for the longest time whenever someone would ask me what kind of movies I like, Keith would interject, “She likes Mandy Moore movies.” As you can imagine, since he works in Hollywood, all of his colleagues would look at me a bit cross-eyed over that one. And of course, that was his point. And even with his teasing about it being a teeny bop movie, I still LOVE it :).
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  43. J (Hot, Holy & Humorous)
    April 26, 2013

    I was a little sad to see YOU’VE GOT MAIL on the list, but not the original movie from which this one is derived: THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER (with the inimitable Jimmy Stewart). I’m a classic movie buff, though, and I like a lot of older romantic comedies. It’s good too because you usually don’t have to worry about language and sex scenes with a movie made in 1947 or whatever.

    I’d give RETURN TO ME a thumbs-up. Yes, LAST OF THE MOHICANS has a beautiful love story–not so much the main one, in my opinion, but the sister and Native American. And I may be the only person alive who thought PRINCESS BRIDE was one of the most incredibly stupid films I’ve ever seen. But more than twenty years later, I still want my two hours back.
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    • J (Hot, Holy & Humorous)
      April 26, 2013

      Oh good heavens, I forgot! I must mention that I LOVE the relationship of Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway in Don Juan de Marco. It’s a marriage revived story.
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  44. honey
    May 9, 2013

    I watched North and South. It is so sad to see such feminism creeping through even then. Margaret Hales storming through Mr. Thorntons factory in those days….I wouldn’t dream of behaving like that now! Jane Austin too has these feministic views in her writings. I think a lot of these characters who play the heroine need to read Debi Pearl’s Created To Be His Helpmeet Book.

    • Jenny
      May 12, 2013

      I haven’t seen that movie, but there is nothing ungodly about strong women! :) I’m a Christian woman, I love God and love my husband, but I would consider myself a feminist of sorts. Feminism earned us the right to be treated as human, to have protection against abuse and rape, to have the ability to vote, to have the dignity of an opinion. Pretty important things!

  45. honey
    May 9, 2013

    While it is not a romantic movie as such, I’ll mention Field of Dreams (1989) – IMDb Directed by Phil Alden Robinson. With Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, I think the relationship between husband and wife ( great to have a movie where there is no sex before marriage) is lovely. She is so supportive of her husband! Wonderful.

  46. samira
    May 19, 2013

    i thout i should recomand the movie “a walk to remember”….i saw it once and quite a long tym ago…so i don’t remember the details ..but what i do remember that i loved the teenage love story showing how much we care for our loved ones….

  47. Halley
    June 22, 2013

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about 50 most romantic movies.

  48. Peter
    August 4, 2013

    If you don’t mind long movies with subtitles, then Veer-Zaara is a good one to watch. The honor and character displayed makes the movie.

  49. Gerald
    August 10, 2013

    Hi ladies, speaking from the opposite sex, the list is pretty good. I’m a hopeless romantic and have seen the majority of them. There are a few you might want to check out that are not on the list.

    1. If Only(2004) starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Paul Nicholls.
    It takes a tragedy to teach the young businessman Ian to put love ahead of work and open up to his musician girlfriend Samantha
    2. Legends of the Fall (1994) starring Brad Pitt and Julia Ormond
    Epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.
    3. Serendipity (2001) starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale
    Magic happens, if you let it; and sometimes even fate or destiny– or whatever you want to call it– steps in to lend a hand.

    Hope my additions will brighten your day.

  50. emily
    September 24, 2013

    Life is Beautiful HAS to be on this list somewhere – a heavy story, but renewing to the spirit of staying with your life mate through thick and thin. I recommend watching the original Italian version, with English subtitles.

  51. Sarah
    September 30, 2013

    Great post!! SO many of these movies are on my top list! And I like the fact that you tell what isn’t good about these movies (sex scenes, affairs, etc). And I also love movies that show the character of the person. That is so important in any relationship. :)

  52. Deon Narine
    October 1, 2013

    These are the best romantic movies.

  53. Gerald Gaither
    October 3, 2013

    These movies, the old and the new are without doubt the best romantic movies of all time. If you are a movie couple you would want to go over all 50 movies for sure!

  54. Rand Klatzel
    November 3, 2013

    Hi & thx so much for the list! Great idea! Tho I must suggest a few & am a tad surprised some of these weren’t on here.
    Agreed abt Man .. Snowy River but the sequel Return To Snowy River is even better!! Pple seeing much of today’s drivel but
    missing out on a movie like this are indeed MISSING OUT!!! Or how abt Serendipity or Say Anything for John Cusack fans
    or Kate & Leopold for another fab Meg Ryan movie!? [May have a t-shirt made saying .. Yes indeed I LOVE MEG RYAN
    MOVIES!! (So shoot me!)] Just Like Heaven (Witherspoon/Ruffalo), Dante’s Peak (Linda H/Pierce B)), & Groundhog Day
    (Andie M/Bill Murray) are all just FAB in their own ways too, I think! Cheers!! Randy

  55. Sandra L.
    December 14, 2013

    Thank you for such a nice list of movies! I’m always searching for chick flicks. My favorites are Rom – Com’s. Though I have seen most of these movies on this list I would like to add a few more:

    Maid of Honor
    Cutting Edge ( Original version)
    Straight From The Heart ( my ultimate fav! )
    Step Up ( Original Version)
    You may not kiss the bride
    Mad about Mambo
    Safe Haven
    My fake Fiancee ( Hilarious!)
    Love n’ Dancing
    This Means War
    Love’s Long Journey
    First Daughter
    North Shore
    Head Over Heels
    Christmas Mail
    The Decoy Bride ( Funny )
    Just Married
    Just go with it
    The National Tree
    Under the Mistletoe
    Four Christmases
    Dear John
    Leap Year
    The Last Song
    Dance With Me
    Love, Wedding, Marriage
    My Life In Ruins
    My One and Only
    The Ugly Truth ( Hilarious but watch out for some content!)
    Two Weeks Notice

    I hope this helps. There are so many more but I can’t think of them right now, I may come back and post more later.
    It would be good to see more posts to keep this list growing! This is pretty helpful.

  56. Delia
    February 14, 2014

    Do you recommend any of these movies for unmarried couples/ single people dating (seriously)?

  57. Janel
    February 14, 2014

    “Want to watch Tom Cruise before he went nuts?” hahahahahaha LOVE your commentary!!

    I adore the concept of 50 First Dates, but it was so unnecessarily crude. The rude best friend character all but destroyed it for me.

    Anything Jane Austen for sure.

    My husband H-A-T-E-S The Notebook. It is “the worst movie” he has ever seen. And let me tell you, the man has watched thousands. It is his ULTIMATE standard in declaring a movie awful or not: “Well, it wasn’t as bad as The Notebook.” lol
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  58. Kelli
    February 14, 2014

    You mentioned many of my favorite movies: While You Were Sleeping is at the top of my list! The Princess Bride is a close second. Both are fun and sweet! :). Thanks for sharing this list, it reminded me of quite a few that we haven’t watched in awhile, and gave me some good ones to be on the look out for. I loved Cutting Edge as well, though there a couple of scenes it could do without. As a side note, I didn’t know anyone else besides me that knew about Bed of Roses! :)
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  59. cami
    February 15, 2014

    Watch AWALK TO REMEMBER!!!! you won’t regret it! :)

  60. Melissa
    February 15, 2014

    I have seen almost all of these. The Magic of Ordinary Days is my favorite. A must see. I got it from the library.

  61. Des
    February 21, 2014

    I thought Groundhog Day was a great romantic movie. Bill Murray’s character had to learn what true love was before his life could change. Lots of fun, too.

    • Sheila
      February 21, 2014

      That’s one of my favourite movies ever!

  62. Lauraf3
    May 30, 2014

    the randomers

  63. TASD
    June 20, 2014

    I see Dirty Dancing didn’t make it to this list… I LOVE that movie. Maybe a bit too much for a Christian list? #blush

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