Valentine's Day is round the corner and in this season of love, we bring you the 10 most romantic Hollywood movies that set and defined the meaning of love.
1. Casablanca (1942)
Known as America's best-loved movie, Casablanca is one of the most famous romantic classics ever. The movie is set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II.
American expatriate Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, meets a former lover Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), wife of Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), an infamous rebel.
This movie is a masterpiece and Hollywood's one of the greatest movies that projected love and romance such a way that stands the test of time.
Main Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, and Claude Rains.
Director: Michael Curtiz
2. An Affair to Remember (1957)
Playboy and painter Nicky Ferrante (Cary Grant) meets with nightclub singer Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr) on cruise from Europe to New York.
Both of them are engaged to other people. But they fall in love with each other and promise to meet again after six months, as they disembark from the ship.
But they cannot meet each other as Terry meets with an unfortunate accident. The movie is noted for its intense portrayal of the lovers' longing for each other and their enduring hope.
Cast: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr
Director: Leo McCarey
3. Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
The romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard is an adaptation of Truman Capote's novel.
Audrey Hepburn plays the role of an independent, charming socialite who falls in love with an aspiring writer Paul (George Peppard). This classic romantic movie shows how lovers cope with all changing situations.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Mickey Rooney
Director: Blake Edwards
4. Love Story (1970)
Love means never having to say you're sorry - yes, that was the tagline of the Love Story, which is till date regarded as the most romantic movie of all time.
Written by Eric Segal, the story delves into the lives of two young lovers - Oliver Barrett IV (Ryan O'Neal), a Harvard pre-law student from a wealthy and respected family, and Cavelleri Jennifer (Ali MacGraw), a young student at Radcliffe Music College.
Although the portrayal of tragedy of two lovers seemed sappy to many, the emotional content of the movie, made one of the most romantic tearjerker films of our age.
Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Ali MacGraw Director: Arthur Hiller
5. Titanic (1997)
James Cameron's love saga portrays a wealthy but unhappy girl (Kate Winslet) and a poor boy (Leonardo DiCaprio) set at the backdrop of the ill-fated Titanic cruise ship.
The story delves into the life of 101 year old Rose DeWitt, who met Jack on the Titanic and they fall in love in spite of their different social background.
Jack dies in the freezing cold waters when the Titanic collides with an iceberg and sinks.
Cast: Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio Director: James Cameron
6. Sweet November (2001)
Sweet November narrates the story of Nelson Moss, a career-oriented man who meets beautiful young Sara Deever. Sara starts off a new romantic relationship with a new man each month, helps him become a better and kinder person and then leaves him for the next partner. However, meeting Nelson in November changes her life forever.
Main Cast: Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves Director: Pat O'Connor
7. A Walk to Remember (2002)
Written by Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember is a touching love story of a popular high school student named Landon Carter (Shane West) and a conservative girl named Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore) who suffers from leukemia.
The movie unfolds different chapters of their innocent teenage love story. This is a sentimental teen melodrama, which is a must-watch for all lovers out there.
Main Cast: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, and Daryl Hannah. Director: Adam Shankman
8. The Notebook (2004)
This movie is about two young lovers Allie and Noah whose affair comes to end after their separation in the midst of the World War II.
Seven years later, the lovers again meet and give their relation a second chance. The story of their love, written in the notebook, proves love is beyond wealth and society and even age.
This adaptation of author Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel suggests that true love never fails.
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, Gena Rowlands, and James Garner Director: Nick Cassavetes
9. 50 First Dates (2004)
This 2004 American romantic comedy film, directed by Peter Segal, narrates the love story of a womanizer and a beautiful girl, who is suffering from short-term memory loss.
While Adam Sandler played the woman-chasing veterinarian, Drew Barrymore portrayed the role of an amnesiac.
Watch the movie to see how Henry invents new and innovative ways to meet her and get her to fall for him every day.
Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore Director: Peter Segal
10. P.S. I Love You (2007)
P.S. I Love You is an unforgettable love story of a young widow who discovers her late husband's love even after his death.
The story is a journey of a widow who eases her pain and starts a new life with the help of her late husband.
Holy Kennedy (Hilary Swank), in the midst of grieving for her husband Gerry (Gerard Butler), starts receiving letters from her husband that he wrote before he died.
Main Cast: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Kathy Bates, Lisa Kudrow, and Gina Gershon. Director: Richard LaGravenese.