10 Fabulous Romantic Films to Watch this Winter

#1. Casablanca

“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.”

This iconic film depicts the story of two men vying for the same woman’s love in a love triangle. The question is whether Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) will end up with her former lover Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) or with her husband Victor (Paul Henreid)?

#2. 10 Things I Hate About You

“It’s not everyday you find a girl who will flash someone to get you out of detention.”

In order for Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik) to date, her sister Kat (Julia Stiles) must date as well. However, Kat is outspoken, intelligent, and abrasive. In other words, she isn’t attracting many high school boys… thus begins the challenge of finding Kat a boyfriend.

#3. When Harry Met Sally

“It’s amazing. You look like a normal person but actually you are the angel of death.”

College graduates Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) share one car ride from Chicago to New York during which they argue whether men and women can be strictly platonic friends or not. Ten years later they meet again and are forced to put their former beliefs to the test.

#4. Beauty and the Beast

“We’re together now; everything’s going to be fine, you’ll see.”

As punishment, an arrogant young prince is changed into a beast until he learns how to love and be loved in return. Enter Belle, who agrees to live in the beast’s castle in return for her father’s release but slowly teaches the beast the lessons of love. 

#5. Some Like It Hot

“I’m a man! Well, nobody’s perfect.”

After they witness a Mafia murder, Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) disguise themselves as women and join an all-female jazz bond. Chaos ensues as Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win over the band’s singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), and Jerry is romantically pursued by a legitimate millionaire (Joe Brown).

#6. The Notebook

“If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.”

Mill worker Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) and wealthy student Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) fall madly in love one summer. Unfortunately, Allie’s mother (Joan Allen) and the arrival of World War II stand in the way of their relationship. Nevertheless, after becoming engaged to Lon Hammond (James Marsden), Allie accidentally sees Noah’s picture in the newspaper and realizes her feelings haven’t changed. Thus, she must decide between Lon and Noah.

#7. Vertigo

“Only one is a wanderer; two together are always going somewhere.”

Hitchcock’s romantic film tells a story of obsession, deception, and fear. A detective, John Ferguson (James Stewart), is forced to retire after his fear of heights leads to the deaths of a fellow officer and a young woman, Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak). However, Ferguson then sees a double of the dead woman, causing him to transfer her image onto the dead woman’s body and creating a cycle of confusion, lies, and madness.

#8. Dirty Dancing

“I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”

While spending the summer at a resort in the Catskills with her parents and sister, Baby (Jennifer Grey) meets the resort’s dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), and is enlisted to be his dance partner. Their relationship builds over the summer and comes to a climax at the end of the summer dance.

#9.  One Day

“Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today.”

On July 15th 1988, the day of their college graduation, Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) meet for the first time, thus beginning a lifelong friendship. Every July 15th for the next twenty years they reunite to share their dreams, happiness, and sadness with one another until they discover what they both really need- each other.

#10. Sleepless in Seattle

“It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together.”

After the death of his wife, Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) moves to Seattle with his son Jonah (Ross Mallinger). One night Jonah calls into a talk-radio program to find a new wife for his dad, and Annie Reed (Meg Ryan), a reporter, hears Sam’s story and falls in love with him. Thus, she writes a letter to Sam asking him to meet her at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day and so their saga begins.