Romance is one of the most common storylines in movies. In some films, the central narrative revolves around a complicated relationship between two characters. In others, it’s a subplot where the action hero gets his dream girl after defeating the villains. Sometimes the movies manage to seemingly deal with an entirely different subject matter, but are really novels at their core. “Good Will Hunting” is about a janitor who is secretly a genius, his life changing rapidly once his talents are discovered by a college professor. However, along the way, he meets someone special and must decide what is most important to him.
Just about everyone loves when movies have happy endings, with the main characters madly in love and living in peace. However, many of the most endearing love tales involve heartbreak and tragedy. “Romeo and Juliet” is perhaps the most famous story in the world and it’s hard to imagine it would be so enduringly popular if it ended with the star-crossed lovers living happily ever after. And the best romance movie of all time, according to data, examines how painful love can be and how it can drive them to make seemingly illogical decisions. This film, of course, is “Casablanca”. (These are the greatest love stories in movie history.)
Other great romance movies approach the subject differently. “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” embarks on a mind-blowing adventure. Sherlock, Jr. follows deadpan comic Buster Keaton in a dream of winning his crush. “Roman Holiday” tells the story of an unlikely romance between a crown princess and a journalist. Romance movies have captivated audiences over the decades, excelling at the box office and becoming one of the highest-grossing films of all time.
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To determine the best romance movies of all time, 24/7 Tempo has developed an index using average ratings on IMDban online movie database owned by Amazon, and a combination of Audience Scores and Tomatometer scores on rotten tomatoes, an online film and TV review aggregator, in mid-March 2022, weighting all ratings equally. Only films with at least 25,000 reviews on IMDb, 5,000 ratings reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, and 10 reviews from Tomatometer critics were considered. In the event of a tie, the film with the most ratings reviews on IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes was ranked higher. Director and cast information is sourced from IMDb.