CLASSIC CLIPS TOP 25 GREATEST ROMANCE MOVIES OF ALL TIME

The Criteria for our top 100 list are as follows: 1) Ground Breaking Cinematography and Special Effects (excluding CGI, which we consider, mostly but not entirely, to be over used and a lazy form of Art), 2) Groundbreaking and/or Original Plot, 3) Superlative Screenplay (original or adaptation), 4) Great Acting, 5) Great Directing and Producing, 6) Great Film editing, including Sound, and, 7) Lasting, memorable and original Musical Score. Other criteria include character development, level of suspense, intrigue, tension and sustained interest. The list of movies below contain at least one or more of the above elements, beginning with our pic for the # 100 spot.

 

25. My Stepmother Is An Alien (1988)
Sizzling Hot Romance /Sic-Fi /Comedy at its Best!

My Stepmother Is an Alien is a 1988 American science-fiction comedy film directed by Richard Benjamin. The film stars Kim Basinger as Celeste, an extraterrestrial woman sent on a secret mission to Earth, after her home planet's gravity is mistakenly disrupted by Steven Mills (Dan Aykroyd), a widowed scientist raising his daughter Jessie (Alyson Hannigan) as a single father. - Source Wikipedia

Trying to rescue her home planet from destruction, a gorgeous extraterrestrial named Celeste (Kim Basinger) arrives on Earth and begins her scientific research. She woos quirky scientist Dr. Steve Mills (Dan Aykroyd), a widower with a young daughter (Alyson Hannigan). Before long, Celeste finds herself in love with Steve and her new life on Earth, where she experiences true intimacy for the first time. But when she loses sight of her mission, she begins to question where she belongs. - Source Rotten Tomatoes

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Splash (1984)


 
 

24. The Photograph (2020)
A Great Film to watch on Valentine's Day

The Photograph is a 2020 American romantic drama film written and directed by Stella Meghie. It follows the estranged daughter (Issa Rae) of a famous photographer who falls in love with the journalist (Lakeith Stanfield) who is investigating her late mother's life. Chelsea Peretti, Lil Rel Howery and Courtney B. Vance also star. - Source Wikipedia

When famed photographer Christina Eames dies unexpectedly, she leaves her estranged daughter, Mae, hurt, angry and full of questions. When Mae finds a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box, she soon finds herself delving into her mother's early life -- an investigation that leads to an unexpected romance with a rising journalist.. - Source Rotten Tomatoes

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23. The Wedding Singer (1998)
Nominated for 2 American Comedy Awards

The Wedding Singer is a 1998 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, written by Tim Herlihy, and produced by Robert Simonds.The film stars Adam SandlerDrew Barrymore, and Christine Taylor, tells the story of a wedding singer who falls in love with a waitress. The film was released on February 13, 1998. It is often ranked as one of Sandler's best comedies - Source Wikipedia

Set in 1985, Adam Sandler plays a nice guy with a broken heart who's stuck in one of the most romantic jobs in the world, a wedding singer. He loses all hope when he is abandoned at the altar by his fiancé. He meets a young woman named Julia (Drew Barrymore), who enlists his help to plan her wedding. He falls in love with her and must win her over before she gets married. - Source Rotten Tomatoes

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22. He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
Perhaps the most Underated Romance / Comedy Film Ever!

Are we missing something? Apparently, movie buffs, fans and critics alike, seem to have given this one a thumbs down! But, why? This film not only has depth of plot but characterization as well. It's fun, romantic, engaging, entertaining and the acting was great! It successfully and completely speaks to the human condition. It's realistic, genuine, mature and reflects brilliantly the social, sexual temperance of its day. There's nothing vulgar or petty or juvenile about this film - not at all. On the contrary, it portrays both the innocence and rapture of the young adult psyche and fickle heart. An absolute must see!

He's Just Not That Into You is a Valentine's Special Classic every romantic must see. Like every grest film, you can watch this one over and over again, and that is the essence of a true classic. If you don't see this movie, you're cheating yourself of one of the Best, Dynamic Romance movies ever made. - Source Classic Clips

The ensemble cast includes Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson, Kris Kristofferson, and Justin Long. The film was produced by New Line Cinema and Flower Films, the production company owned by Barrymore, who served as an executive producer.

He's Just Not That Into You is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ken Kwapis, based on Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo's 2004 self-help book of the same name. Its story follows nine people and their varying romantic problems. Gigi, a common thread amongst the characters, is followed more closely than the other eight people and has a more developed storyline as she consistently misreads all of her romantic partners' behaviors. She meets Alex, who helps her to interpret signs given to her by her dates.

Production began in Baltimore in 2007. The film was released on February 6, 2009, by Warner Bros. Pictures, to mixed reviews from critics. It grossed $27,785,487 during its opening weekend and over $178,866,158 worldwide. - Source Wikipedia

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21. In The Mood For Love (2000)
Winner of 5 Hong Kong Film Awards, Including Best Actor and Best Actress

In the Mood for Love is a 2000 romantic drama written, produced and directed by Wong Kar-wai. A co-production between Hong Kong and France, it focuses on a man (Tony Leung) and a woman (Maggie Cheung) whose spouses have an affair together and who slowly develop feelings for each other. - Source Wikipedia

Set against the backdrop of 1960s Hong Kong, In the Mood for Love is a love story that develops unlike most. Director Wong Kar-wai actually had a little more than a full script outline when production began, working and figuring out the story with the actors scene to scene.

The performances, production design, music, and writing harmonize to create a romantic, yet melancholic tone throughout the film that is as engaging as it is heartbreaking. - Source StudioBinder

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20. Dirty Dancing (1987)
Winner of 2 AcademyAwards

Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama dance film written by Eleanor Bergstein, produced by Linda Gottlieb, and directed by Emile Ardolino. It stars Jennifer Grey as France - "Baby" Houseman, a young woman who falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) at a vacation resort.

It was the first film to sell more than a million copies for home video and its soundtrack, created by Jimmy Ienner, generated two multi-platinum albums and multiple singles, including "(I've Had) The Time of My Life", which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she's disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort's dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby's father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she's determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer. - Source Rotten Tomatoes

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Ghost (1990)


 
 

19. Sixteen Candles (1984)
Romance, Fun, Adolescent Awkwardness and a Great Music Track

Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly RingwaldMichael Schoeffling, and Anthony Michael Hall. It was written and directed by John Hughes in his directorial debut. The film received positive reviews.. - Source Wikipedia

With the occasion all but overshadowed by her sister's upcoming wedding, angst-ridden Samantha (Molly Ringwald) faces her 16th birthday with typical adolescent dread. Samantha pines for studly older boy Jake (Michael Schoeffling), but worries that her chastity will be a turnoff for the popular senior. Meanwhile, Samantha must constantly rebuff the affections of nerdy Ted (Anthony Michael Hall), the only boy in the school, unfortunately, who seems to take an interest in her. - Source Rotten Tomatoes

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18. As Good As It Gets (1997)
Winner of Best Actor and Best Actress Academy Awards

As Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by James L. Brooks, who co-wrote it with Mark Andrus. The film stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic, obsessive-compulsive novelist, Helen Hunt as a single mother with a chronically ill son, and Greg Kinnear as an artist who is gay. The film was released in theaters on December 25, 1997, and was a box office hit. - Source Wikipedia

Jack Nicholson is hilariously funny as a compulsive-obsessive romance novelist who is compelled by circumstances to get to know his neighbor (Greg Kinnear) and the waitress (Helen Hunt) a single mother with a chronically ill sonwho puts up with Nicholson's abuse at the diner where she works during breakfast every morning. - Source Classicclips.ca

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Something's Gotta Give (2003)


 
 

17. The Way We Were (1976)
Nominated for 2 Academy Awards

The Way We Were is a 1973 American romantic drama film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Barbra Streisand and Robert RedfordArthur Laurents wrote both the novel and screenplay based on his college days at Cornell University and his experiences with the House Un-American Activities Committee.

The soundtrack album became a gold record and hit the Top 20 on the Billboard 200, while the title song became a gold single, topping the Billboard Hot 100 and selling more than two million copies. Billboard named "The Way We Were" as the number 1 pop hit of 1974. In 1998, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and finished at number eight on the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Songs list of top tunes. - Source Wikipedia

Opposites attract when, during their college days, Katie Morosky (Barbra Streisand), a politically active Jew, meets Hubbell Gardiner (Robert Redford), a feckless WASP. Years later, in the wake of World War II, they meet again and, despite their obvious differences, marry. Hubbell wants to be a screenwriter, so the two move to California despite Katie's objections. They prosper there, but as the Hollywood blacklist looms, Katie's activism threatens her husband's reputation. - Source Rotten Tomatoes

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16. Brief Encounter (1945)
Nominated for 3 Academy Awards

Brief Encounter is a 1945 British romantic drama film directed by David Lean from a screenplaywritten by Noël Coward, based on his 1936 one-act play Still Life.

It stars Celia JohnsonTrevor HowardStanley Holloway, and Joyce Carey. The film follows a passionate extramarital affair in England shortly before WWII. The protagonist is Laura, a married woman with children, whose conventional life becomes increasingly complicated following a chance meeting at a railway station with a married stranger with whom she subsequently falls in love. Brief Encounter premiered in London on 13 November 1945.

The film is widely cited by film critics, historians, and scholars as one of the greatest films of all time In 1999, the British Film Institute ranked it as the second-greatest British film of all time. In 2017, a poll of 150 actors, directors, writers, producers, and critics for Time Out had it ranked the 12th-best British film ever. - Source Wikipedia

One of the more classic love stories in cinema, Brief Encounter’s realism and integrity to authenticity continues to influence romantic films over fifty years later. - Source StudioBinder

Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson) is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard). Their casual friendship soon develops during their weekly visits into something more emotionally fulfilling than either expected, and they must wrestle with the potential havoc their deepening relationship would have on their lives and the lives of those they love. - Source Rotten Tomatoes

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Sunrise (1927)


 
 

15. Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
Nominated for 2 Academy Awards

Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American romantic comedy film directed and co-written by Nora Ephron, based on a story by Jeff Arch. It stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, alongside a supporting cast featuring Bill PullmanRoss MalingerRob ReinerRosie O'DonnellGaby HoffmannVictor Garber, and Rita Wilson. Released on June 25, 1993, the film was released to critical acclaim and was a commercial success, - Source Wikipedia

After the death of his wife, Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) moves to Seattle with his son, Jonah (Ross Mallinger). When Jonah calls in to a talk-radio program to find a new wife for his father, Sam grudgingly gets on the line to discuss his feelings. Annie Reed (Meg Ryan), a reporter in Baltimore, hears Sam speak and falls for him, even though she is engaged. Unsure where it will lead, she writes Sam a letter asking him to meet her at the Empire State Building on Valentine's Day. - Source Rotten Tomatoes

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You've Got Mail (1998)


 
 

14. The Notebook (2004)
Winner of 8 Teen Choice Awards

The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes, written by Jeremy Leven and Jan Sardi, based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young couple who fall in love in the 1940s. Their story is read from a notebook in the present day by an elderly man (played by James Garner), telling the tale to a fellow nursing home resident (played by Gena Rowlands, the director Cassavetes' mother). - Source Wikipedia

In 1940s South Carolina, mill worker Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) and rich girl Allie (Rachel McAdams) are desperately in love. But her parents don't approve. When Noah goes off to serve in World War II, it seems to mark the end of their love affair. In the interim, Allie becomes involved with another man (James Marsden). But when Noah returns to their small town years later, on the cusp of Allie's marriage, it soon becomes clear that their romance is anything but over. - Source Rotten Tomatoes

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13. Wuthering Heights (1939)
Winner of 1 Academy Award

Wuthering Heights is a 1939 American romantic period drama film directed by William Wyler, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, starring Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon as the romantic leads. It is based on the 1847 novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. The film depicts only 16 of the novel's 34 chapters, eliminating the second generation of characters. The novel was adapted for the screen by Charles MacArthurBen Hecht, and John Huston.- Source Wikipedia

In this adaptation of the classic Emily Bronte novel set in 19th-century England, wealthy young Cathy Earnshaw (Merle Oberon) shares a loving bond with Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier), a poor childhood friend who now works in her stables. Unfortunately, things become complicated when the affluent Edgar Linton (David Niven) decides to pursue Cathy, and Heathcliff leaves out of resentment. Though Heathcliff returns with a self-made fortune, he realizes he may have lost Cathy in his absence. - Source Rotten Tomatoes

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Rebecca (1940)


 
 

12. Roman Holiday (1953)
Winner of 3 Academy Awards, Including Best Actress

Roman Holiday is a 1953 American romantic comedy film directed and produced by William Wyler. It stars Audrey Hepburn as a princess out to see Rome on her own and Gregory Peck as a reporter. Hepburn won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance; the screenplay and costume design also won.

In 1999, Roman Holiday was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck),who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way. - Source Rotten Tomatoes

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11. Manhattan (1979)
Nominated for 2 Academy Awards

Manhattan

Yes, we know, WE KNOW! Annie Hall won 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, so why have we relegated it to 'Honorable Mentions Status? Well, simply put, we thought Manhattan was a better movie. Most will disagree, perhaps, but I've watched both movies several times and have grown quite fond of this enchanting, heart engaging, black and white comedy/drama. I don't know, maybe its the use of shadows, the effect of deliberate space to alienate the characters (did you notice that?), the strange, nostalgic, sentimental way you feel about them; the disappointments, heartaches, uncertainties and the pure insanity of love and devastation it causes, you choose. I have, and I just gots-a-call-em-as-I sees-em. But hey, even the best critics and fans of Woody Allen Movies are torn between the two. - Source ClassicClips.ca

Director Woody Allen's love letter to New York City stars Allen as frustrated television writer Isaac Davis, a twice-divorced malcontent facing middle age alone after his wife, Jill (Meryl Streep), leaves him for a woman. Isaac is dating fresh-faced Tracy (Mariel Hemingway), a high school girl he knows is wrong for him, and begins to wonder if he and brainy writer Mary (Diane Keaton), the mistress of his best friend, Yale (Michael Murphy), might make a better couple. - Source Unnown Critic Review

The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Hemingway and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for Allen and Brickman. Often considered one of his best films, it ranks 46th on AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs list and number 63 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies".  In 2001 the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry. - Source Wikipedia

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Annie Hall (1977)


Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)

 
 

10. The African Queen (1951)
Winner of 1 Academy Award for Best Actor

A 1951 British-American Adventure / Romance Film adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C. S. Forester. The film was directed by John Huston and produced by Sam Spiegel and John Woolf. It was photographed in Technicolor by Jack Cardiff and had a music score by Allan Gray. The film stars Humphrey Bogart (who won the Academy Award for Best Actor – his only Oscar), and Katharine Hepburn with Robert MorleyPeter BullWalter GotellRichard Marnerand Theodore Bikel. The African Queen was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1994, with the Library of Congress deeming it "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". The film currently holds a 98% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 41 reviews.- Source Wikipedia


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9. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Nominated for 1 Academy Award and 5 Golden Globe Awards

When Harry Met Sally  is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. The story follows the title characters from the time they meet in Chicago just before sharing a cross-country drive, through twelve years of chance encounters in New York City. The film raises the question "Can men and women ever just be friends?" and advances many ideas about relationships that became household concepts, such as "high-maintenance" and the "transitional person."

The film is ranked 23rd on AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs list of the top comedy films in American cinema and number 60 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies." - Source Wikipedia

In 1977, college graduates Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be strictly platonic friends. Ten years later, Harry and Sally meet again at a bookstore, and in the company of their respective best friends, Jess (Bruno Kirby) and Marie (Carrie Fisher), attempt to stay friends without sex becoming an issue between them. - Source Rotten Tomatoes

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8. Casablanca (1942)
Winner of 3 Academy Awards, Including Best Picture

Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick's. The film stars Humphrey BogartIngrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid; it also features Claude Rains, Conrad VeidtSydney GreenstreetPeter Lorre, and Dooley Wilson. Set during contemporary World War II, it focuses on an American expatriate who must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her husband, a Czech Resistance leader, escape from the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazi. Although Casablanca was an A-list film with established stars and first-rate writers, no one involved with its production expected it to be anything other than one of the hundreds of ordinary pictures produced by Hollywood that year. Casablanca was rushed into release to take advantage of the publicity from the Allied invasion of North Africa a few weeks earlier. It had its world premiere on November 26, 1942, in New York City and was released nationally in the United States on January 23, 1943. The film was a solid if unspectacular success in its initial run.Exceeding expectations, Casablanca went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture - Source Wikipedia

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7. To Catch A Thief (1955)
Winner of 1 Academy Award

To Catch a Thief is a 1955 American black comedy romantic thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, from a screenplay by John Michael Hayes based on the 1952 novel of the same name by David Dodge. The film stars Cary Grant as a retired cat burglar who has to save his reformed reputation by catching an impostor preying on the wealthy tourists of the French Riviera. Grace Kelly stars opposite him as his romantic interest in her final film with Hitchcock. - Source Wikipedia

Notorious cat burglar John Robie (Cary Grant) has long since retired to tend vineyards on the French Riviera. When a series of robberies is committed in his style, John must clear his name. Armed with a list of people who own the most expensive jewels currently in the area, John begins following the first owner, young Francie (Grace Kelly). When her jewels are stolen, Francie suspects John, destroying their tentative romance. John goes on the lam to catch the thief and clear his own name.. - Source

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6. Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Winner of 2 Academy Awards

Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, written by George Axelrod, adapted from Truman Capote's 1958 novella of the same name, and starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, a naïve, eccentric café society girl who falls in love with a struggling writer. It was theatrically released by Paramount Pictures on October 5, 1961, to critical and commercial success. In 2012 the film was selected to be preserved in the National Film Registry. - Source Wikipedia

Based on Truman Capote's novel, this is the story of a young woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her apartment building. He is with an older woman who is very wealthy, but he wants to be a writer. She is working as an expensive escort and searching for a rich, older man to marry. - Source Rotten Tomatoes

This one you can watch over and over again, never a dull moment. The film just...works. Except for the long, drawn out 1960s style drop-in Apartment party that really does nothing for the plot, and Mickey Rooney's weird, off the wall and completely out of place character (a grumpy old man would been more realistic), who plays a disgruntled, unsociable Chinese upper floor tennant, Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of the Best, Romantic Dramas ever made. - Source Classic Clips

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5. It Happened One Night (1934)
Winner of 5 Academy Awards, Including Best Picture

It Happened One Night Won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and  Best Adapted Screenplay. The only other Films to win all five major Academy Awards were One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Intrinsically provocative for its time (made 87 years ago!), the film was a work of genius at every level. - Source Classic Clips

It Happened One Night is a 1934 pre-Code American romantic comedy film with elements of screwball comedy directed and co-produced by Frank Capra, in collaboration with Harry Cohn, in which a pampered socialite (Claudette Colbert) tries to get out from under her father's thumb and falls in love with a roguish reporter (Clark Gable). 

It has garnered critical acclaim and is widely hailed one of the greatest films ever made it was selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. - Source Wikipedia

Spoiled heiress, Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert), impetuously marries the scheming King Westley, leading her tycoon father (Walter Connolly) to spirit her away on his yacht. After jumping ship, Ellie falls in with cynical newspaper reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable), who offers to help her reunite with her new husband in exchange for an exclusive story. But during their travels, the reporter finds himself falling for the feisty young heiress. - Source Rotten Tomatoe

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4. From Here To Eternity (1953)
Winner of 8 Academy Awards, Including Best Picture

From Here to Eternity (1953) is the powerful, realistic story (and fierce indictment) of the lives of American military men (and their women) stationed in peacetime Hawaii (near Honolulu) in the summer and fall before the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in late 1941 and the US entrance into WW II. The successful film, both critically and financially, soon became the second biggest hit of the year, behind The Robe (1953) (the first CinemaScope film) and ahead of Shane (1953). - Source AMC Filmsite

At an Army barracks in Hawaii in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor, lone-wolf soldier and boxing champion "Prew" Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) refuses to box, preferring to play the bugle instead. Hard-hearted Capt. Holmes (Philip Ober) subjects Prew to a grueling series of punishments while, unknown to Holmes, the gruff but fair Sgt. Warden (Burt Lancaster) engages in a clandestine affair with the captain's mistreated wife (Deborah Kerr). - Source Rotten Tomatoes

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3. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Winner of 5 Academy Awards

An epic romantic drama film The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution. the eighth highest-grossing film of all time in the United States and Canada. At the 38th Academy AwardsDoctor Zhivago won five OscarsBest Adapted ScreenplayBest Original ScoreBest CinematographyBest Art Direction and Best Costume Design; it was nominated for five others (including Best Picture and Best Director), but lost four of these five to The Sound of Music. It also won five awards at the 23rd Golden Globe Awardsincluding Best Motion Picture Drama and Best Actor - Source Motion Picture Drama for Sharif

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2. Titanic (1997)
Winner of 11 Academy Awards, Including Best Picture

An epic romance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCapriond Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage. James Cameron's movie about the 1912 sinking of the world's biggest cruise liner was the most expensive made, suffered a difficult, overrunning shoot, and was predicted to be a career-ending flop. But it turned out to be one of the most successful films ever made and made him King Of The World! Nominated for 14 Academy Awards, it tied All About Eve (1950) for the most Oscar nominations, and won 11, including the awards for Best Picture and Best Director, tying Ben-Hur (1959) for the most Oscars won by a single film. With an initial worldwide gross of over $1.84 billion, Titanic was the first film to reach the billion-dollar mark.

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1. Gone With The Wind (1948)
Winner of 8 Academy Awards, Including Best Picture

An epic historical romance film, adapted from Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel of the same name. The film was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures and directed by Victor Fleming. Set in the American South against the backdrop of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction era, the film tells the story of Scarlett O'Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner. It follows her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes, who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, and her subsequent marriage to Rhett Butler. The leading roles are played by Vivien Leigh (Scarlett), Clark Gable (Rhett), Leslie Howard (Ashley), and Olivia de Havilland (Melanie).

At the 12th Acade my Awards, it received ten Academy Awards (eight competitive, two honorary) from thirteen nominations, including wins for Best PictureBest Director (Fleming), Best Adapted Screenplay (posthumously awarded to Sidney Howard), Best Actress (Leigh), and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel, becoming the first African American to win an Academy Award). It set records for the total number of wins and nominations at the time. The film has been criticized as historical revisionism glorifying slavery, and it has been credited with triggering changes in the way in which African Americans are depicted cinematically.

Gone with the Wind was immensely popular when first released. It became the highest-earning film made up to that point, and held the record for over a quarter of a century. When adjusted for monetary inflation, it is still the most successful film in box-office history. It was re-released periodically throughout the 20th century and became ingrained in popular culture. The film is regarded as one of the greatest films of all time; it has placed in the top ten of the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 American films since the list's inception in 1998; and, in 1989, the United States Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry. - Source Wikipedia

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