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AFI's list of the best love story films of all-time. This romance movies list is sure to sweep you off your feet.
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  • Casablanca1

    Casablanca

    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1942

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

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    #30 of 374 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked#143 of 480 The Greatest Movies For Guys

  • Gone with the Wind2

    Gone with the Wind

    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh

    Released1939

    Directed bySam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

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    #3 of 28 Civil War Movies List#11 of 81 The Most Patriotic Movies of All Time

  • West Side Story3

    West Side Story

    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno

    Released1961

    Directed byJerome Robbins, Robert Wise

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    The Behind-The-Scenes Of 'West Side Story' Was Plagued With More Hatred Than The Movie Itself#77 of 200 The Best Teen Romance Movies

  • Roman Holiday4

    Roman Holiday

    Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck

    Released1953

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

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    #627 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies#64 of 125 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

  • An Affair to Remember5

    An Affair to Remember

    Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr

    Released1957

    Directed byLeo McCarey

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    #36 of 53 The Saddest Romance Movies That Will Make You Cry#349 of 424 The Best Feel-Good Movies

  • The Way We Were6

    The Way We Were

    Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford

    Released1973

    Directed bySydney Pollack

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    #96 of 553 The Best '70s Movies#107 of 196 The Biggest Tearjerker Movies of All Time

  • Doctor Zhivago7

    Doctor Zhivago

    Omar Sharif, Julie Christie

    Released1965

    Directed byDavid Lean

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    #35 of 340 The Best Political Films Ever Made#152 of 338 The Greatest Movies in World Cinema History

  • It's a Wonderful Life8

    It's a Wonderful Life

    James Stewart, Donna Reed

    Released1946

    Directed byFrank Capra

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    It's A Wonderful Life Is Not The Heartwarming Movie You Remember#173 of 246 The Best Rainy Day Movies

  • Love Story9

    Love Story

    Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland

    Released1970

    Directed byArthur Hiller

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    #52 of 141 The Best College Movies Ever#373 of 456 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

  • City Lights10

    City Lights

    Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow

    Released1931

    Directed byCharlie Chaplin

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    #2 of 120 The Best Silent Movies of All Time#13 of 102 The 100+ Best Movies Streaming On The Criterion Channel

  • Annie Hall11

    Annie Hall

    Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

    Released1977

    Directed byWoody Allen

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    #2 of 63 Movies Set in Brooklyn#365 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • My Fair Lady12

    My Fair Lady

    Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison

    Released1964

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

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    Every Song in My Fair Lady, Ranked by Singability#12 of 46 Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes

  • Out of Africa13

    Out of Africa

    Meryl Streep, Robert Redford

    Released1985

    Directed bySydney Pollack

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    #23 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#77 of 92 The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies For Best Picture

  • The African Queen14

    The African Queen

    Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1951

    Directed byJohn Huston

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    #63 of 206 The Best Adventure Movies#56 of 75 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way

  • Wuthering Heights15

    Wuthering Heights

    Laurence Olivier, David Niven

    Released1939

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

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    #50 of 105 The Best Valentine's Day Movies#32 of 78 The Best Period Romance Movies

  • Singin' in the Rain16

    Singin' in the Rain

    Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly

    Released1952

    Directed byStanley Donen, Gene Kelly

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    Every Song in Singin' in the Rain, Ranked by Singability#1 of 356 The Best Musical Movies Of All Time

  • Moonstruck17

    Moonstruck

    Nicolas Cage, Cher

    Released1987

    Directed byNorman Jewison

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    #106 of 305 The Funniest '80s Movies#139 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

  • Vertigo18

    Vertigo

    James Stewart, Kim Novak

    Released1958

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    #51 of 230 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#45 of 369 The Best Movies Based On Books

  • Ghost19

    Ghost

    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1990

    Directed byJerry Zucker

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    #21 of 50 The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked#49 of 277 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

  • From Here to Eternity20

    From Here to Eternity

    Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster

    Released1953

    Directed byFred Zinnemann

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    #9 of 48 Great Romance Movies Set During World War II#11 of 50 The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the 1950s

  • Pretty Woman21

    Pretty Woman

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

    Released1990

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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    #48 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies#15 of 16 Movies That Completely Changed Their Endings After Everyone Freaked Out

  • On Golden Pond22

    On Golden Pond

    Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn

    Released1981

    Directed byMark Rydell

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    #222 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked#29 of 133 The Best Movies Based on Plays

  • Now, Voyager23

    Now, Voyager

    Bette Davis, Claude Rains

    Released1942

    Directed byIrving Rapper

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    #20 of 22 The Most Important 'Firsts' In Film History#108 of 127 The Best Oscar-Winning Scores

  • King Kong24

    King Kong

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black

    Released2005

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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    #35 of 136 The Scariest Animal Horror Movies Ever Made#87 of 170 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made

  • When Harry Met Sally...25

    When Harry Met Sally...

    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal

    Released1989

    Directed byRob Reiner

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    When Harry Met Sally is All About Mansplaining, And It's Really Obvious#267 of 297 The Best Duos of All Time