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Top Romance Films (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Casablanca 1942 Michael Curtiz 3
2 Singin' in the Rain 1952 Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly 8
3 Some Like It Hot 1959 Billy Wilder 9
4 Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock 14
5 Annie Hall 1977 Woody Allen 15
6 It's a Wonderful Life 1946 Frank Capra 19
7 Gone with the Wind 1939 Victor Fleming 21
8 The Graduate 1967 Mike Nichols 45
9 On the Waterfront 1954 Elia Kazan 52
10 City Lights 1931 Charles Chaplin 60
11 Bringing Up Baby 1938 Howard Hawks 64
12 The Apartment 1960 Billy Wilder 65
13 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Michel Gondry 79
14 His Girl Friday 1940 Howard Hawks 80
15 The Rules of the Game 1939 Jean Renoir 84
16 It Happened One Night 1934 Frank Capra 87
17 Sunrise 1927 F.W. Murnau 92
18 Groundhog Day 1993 Harold Ramis 98
19 West Side Story 1961 Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise 101
20 The Princess Bride 1987 Rob Reiner 110
21 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 David Hand 111
22 Amélie 2001 Jean-Pierre Jeunet 117
23 Notorious 1946 Alfred Hitchcock 118
24 Forrest Gump 1994 Robert Zemeckis 120
25 The Sound of Music 1965 Robert Wise 121
26 Titanic 1997 James Cameron 126
27 Manhattan 1979 Woody Allen 130
28 The Philadelphia Story 1940 George Cukor 131
29 Brief Encounter 1945 David Lean 140
30 Children of Paradise 1945 Marcel Carné 147
31 In the Mood for Love 2000 Kar-Wai Wong 148
32 The Red Shoes 1948 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 149
33 Sullivan's Travels 1941 Preston Sturges 160
34 The Lady Eve 1941 Preston Sturges 161
35 L'Atalante 1934 Jean Vigo 165
36 The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 William Wyler 166
37 Jules and Jim 1962 François Truffaut 167
38 Lost in Translation 2003 Sofia Coppola 169
39 When Harry Met Sally… 1989 Rob Reiner 170
40 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 Ang Lee 176
41 Wild Strawberries 1957 Ingmar Bergman 182
42 Mean Streets 1973 Martin Scorsese 189
43 The African Queen 1951 John Huston 195
44 Edward Scissorhands 1990 Tim Burton 196
45 Wings of Desire 1987 Wim Wenders 197
46 Stairway to Heaven 1946 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 200
47 Harold and Maude 1971 Hal Ashby 201
48 Beauty and the Beast 1946 Jean Cocteau 202
49 Moulin Rouge! 2001 Baz Luhrmann 203
50 Beauty and the Beast 1991 Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise 218
51 Sherlock, Jr. 1924 Buster Keaton 229
52 Meet Me in St. Louis 1944 Vincente Minnelli 233
53 Brokeback Mountain 2005 Ang Lee 234
54 Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961 Blake Edwards 238
55 Days of Heaven 1978 Terrence Malick 240
56 Top Hat 1935 Mark Sandrich 245
57 Three Colors: Red 1994 Krzysztof Kieslowski 246
58 Red River 1948 Howard Hawks 258
59 Roman Holiday 1953 William Wyler 260
60 Life Is Beautiful 1997 Roberto Benigni 274
61 My Fair Lady 1964 George Cukor 277
62 Hiroshima mon amour 1959 Alain Resnais 279
63 Doctor Zhivago 1965 David Lean 288
64 Three Colors: Blue 1993 Krzysztof Kieslowski 294
65 Grease 1978 Randal Kleiser 298
66 Tootsie 1982 Sydney Pollack 303
67 Shane 1953 George Stevens 309
68 From Here to Eternity 1953 Fred Zinnemann 315
69 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 1943 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 317
70 Trouble in Paradise 1932 Ernst Lubitsch 327
71 Before Sunset 2004 Richard Linklater 329
72 A Star Is Born 1954 George Cukor 330
73 An American in Paris 1951 Vincente Minnelli 335
74 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 1964 Jacques Demy 340
75 Ninotchka 1939 Ernst Lubitsch 345
76 Day for Night 1973 François Truffaut 356
77 The Piano 1993 Jane Campion 358
78 Great Expectations 1946 David Lean 362
79 Last Tango in Paris 1972 Bernardo Bertolucci 363
80 Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 Mike Newell 365
81 Forbidden Planet 1956 Fred M. Wilcox 368
82 The Magnificent Ambersons 1942 Orson Welles 369
83 La Jetée 1962 Chris Marker 370
84 Jerry Maguire 1996 Cameron Crowe 372
85 Y tu mamá también 2001 Alfonso Cuarón 373
86 Before Sunrise 1995 Richard Linklater 380
87 The English Patient 1996 Anthony Minghella 387
88 Dirty Dancing 1987 Emile Ardolino 393
89 The Shop around the Corner 1940 Ernst Lubitsch 394
90 Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 Woody Allen 395
91 Shakespeare in Love 1998 John Madden 407
92 Mildred Pierce 1945 Michael Curtiz 409
93 Clueless 1995 Amy Heckerling 416
94 The Crowd 1928 King Vidor 426
95 Pretty Woman 1990 Garry Marshall 428
96 Ali: Fear Eats the Soul 1974 Rainer Werner Fassbinder 431
97 Breaking the Waves 1996 Lars von Trier 440
98 In a Lonely Place 1950 Nicholas Ray 442
99 There's Something about Mary 1998 Bobby and Peter Farrelly 457
100 Sense and Sensibility 1995 Ang Lee 458
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