Everybody Wants To Rule Tears For Fears
Whether you're single or wrapped up in a whirlwind romance with the love of your life, you can still get that warm fuzzy feeling with our pick of the top romantic films. While some will get you hot under the collar, others are real tearjerkers so have your tissues at the ready! We promise these are the love stories films to melt your heart.
While 'Up' may not be your typical love story, this heart warming animation surrounds a grouchy widower who along with a sprightly Wilderness Explorer boy ties thousands of balloons to his home in a bid to fulfill his deceased wife's dream to see South America and to fulfill a promise made to her.
Posing the question, 'can men and women ever be just friends?' this classic romantic comedy follows Harry and Sally two long-time pals who fear that falling in love with each other could ruin their friendship. Picture: Photoshot
We defy any woman (and most men) not to fancy Patrick Swayze in this classic romantic movie. With an epic soundtrack and a final dance sequence that's been repeated at weddings from here to Timbuktu, this has to be one of the most quoted films of all time too. Hearing Johnny say, 'Nobody puts Baby in a corner' still makes us swoon!
Bumbling book shop owner Will Thacker, played brilliantly by Hugh Grant, falls for Hollywood movie star Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) when she accidentally stumbles into his Notting Hill store. Cue romance, plenty of old school British humour and perhaps one of the most entertaining dinner party scenes ever created. Oh, and don't forget Rhys Ifans as Spike!
We loved this year's live action version of Disney classic 'Cinderella' with Lily James and 'Game of Thrones' hunk Richard Madden. With Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother and Cate Blanchett as the Evil Stepmother, it was packed with stars and had a rather weak-at-the-knees ballroom scene. Plus, we reckon anyone would feel like a princess with that dress.
What's better than a Christmas movie with multiple romantic stories happening all at the same time! Whether you love Hugh Grant and Martine McCutcheon, or Keira Knightley being serenaded with the perfect carols-and-cardboard-sign combo, there's pretty much something for everyone.
Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen are Lizzie Bennet and Mr Darcy in this classic tale of romance, snobbery, balls and long walks in the countryside. Jane Austen's classic was given the Hollywood treatment in 2005, with Rosamund Pike, Donald Sutherland and Jena Malone (of 'Hunger Games' fame) all along for the ride. We challenge you not to go 'awwwwhhh' during that epic proposal scene...until it all goes wrong that is!
We needed a whole box of tissues for this tearjerking story starring the gorgeous Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams which tells the tale of a couple who are separated by World War II before being passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.
James Cameron's romantic disaster film still remains one of the most epic love films of all time. The movie, which turned both Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio into Hollywood heavyweights, tells the story of Rose and Jack, two lovers of different social classes who fall in love aboard the Titanic ship during its ill-fated journey. Plus, did you know the pair are best friends in real life too... which we just love!
Jake Gyllenhaal and the late Heath Ledger's portrayal of two homosexual cowboys was truly groundbreaking. Set in the American West from 1968 - 1983 the pair were forced to keep their relationship a secret due to social taboos at the time, and this makes for an emotional watch. Picture: Rex
The Grim Reaper has never looked so good! Brad Pitt had us drooling in his role as "Joe Black" an angel of death who use the body of a handsome young man to learn more about earth, however complications arise when he falls in love with a gorgeous young girl played by Claire Forlani.
What started out as a business transaction between a wealthy businessman and a hooker blossomed in a riveting romance which has held a special place in our hearts ever since. Watching Richard Gere fall in love with Julia Roberts and she transformed into a polished young lady has elements of a modern day Cinderella story and we love it!
Widely regarded as one of the greatest love stories ever told 'Gone With the Wind' is a Civil War romance which tells the story of a Southern belle who has turbulent affair with two men.
Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore's captivating love story made us all wonder if there really is life after death. After being killed during a botched mugging, a man's love for his partner enables him to remain on earth as a ghost.
This classic tale of love and virtue sees a man (Humphrey Bogart) torn between his love for a woman (Igrid Bergman) and his duty in helping her husband escape the Moroccan city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis. Nothing beats a good ol' black and white film!
This romantic drama received 28 film awards, seven of which were Oscars so it's no wonder it remains one of our favourites. Set during Kenya's colonial era it sees Meryl Streep star as a Danish baroness and plantation owner who has a passionate love affair with Robert Redford, a free-spirited big-game hunter.