Just like true love, the perfect romance movie is hard to find.

Of course, we have high standards -- we want palpable chemistry between the stars, enormous odds for our lovers to overcome ... and a devastating death scene never hurts.

From rom coms to epic tearjerkers and everything in between, we fell in love all over again with the 25 best romance movies of all time.
Dark Victory
Not Yet Rated1939
In Theaters on January 1st, 1939

An heiress with only months to live embarks on a social whirl, then marries her doctor. Read More

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Based on 41 critics

A couple (Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet) erase the memories of their relationship. Read More

The Way We Were
In Theaters on October 17th, 1973

Leftist (Barbra Streisand) and writer (Robert Redford) in love, from 1930s to 1950s. Read More

An Officer and a Gentleman
Based on 8 critics

A hardened loner shapes up for a military drill instructor and a factory girl from town. Read More

Love Story
Based on 5 critics

An old-money Harvard man (Ryan O'Neal) woos and weds a no-money music student (Ali MacGraw). Read More

The Notebook
Based on 34 critics

A man (James Garner) tells a story to a woman about two lovers (Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams). Read More

Brokeback Mountain
Based on 41 critics

Two cowboys (Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal) have a secret romance over many years. Read More

Gone With The Wind
In Theaters on January 17th, 1939

Civil War rogue Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) loves Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh). Read More

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Based on 36 critics

A girl changes several lives forever when she accuses her older sister's lover of a terrible crime. Read More

Wuthering Heights
Not Yet Rated1939
In Theaters on April 13th, 1939

Emily Brontë's Cathy (Merle Oberon) loves Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier), weds Edgar (David Niven). Read More

Jerry Maguire
Based on 28 critics

An attack of conscience changes an L.A. sports agent's (Tom Cruise) life. Read More

The Princess Bride
Based on 20 critics

A pirate (Cary Elwes) rescues his beloved (Robin Wright) from a dreadful prince. Read More

December 9, 2016
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Based on 17 critics

Slain yuppie (Patrick Swayze) reaches his lover (Demi Moore) with psychic's (Whoopi Goldberg) help. Read More

February 5, 2017
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Doctor Zhivago
In Theaters on December 20th, 1965

A sensitive Russian doctor is torn between his wife and the great love of his life. Read More

West Side Story
Not Yet Rated1961
In Theaters on October 18th, 1961

Rival gangs affect a couple's (Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer) love. Read More

January 10, 2017
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An Affair To Remember
Not Yet Rated1957
In Theaters on July 11th, 1957

Both spoken-for, two on a cruise (Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr) plan to meet again. Read More

Annie Hall
In Theaters on April 20th, 1977

A New York comedian (Woody Allen) recalls his kooky lost love (Diane Keaton). Read More

Based on 34 critics

A woman (Kate Winslet) falls for an artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) aboard the ill-fated ship. Read More

February 14, 2017
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Harold and Maude
In Theaters on December 20th, 1971

Gloomy rich kid (Bud Cort) meets 79-year-old lover of life (Ruth Gordon). Read More

In Theaters on November 26th, 1942

A nightclub owner (Humphrey Bogart) protects an old flame and her husband from Nazis in Morocco. Read More

December 9, 2016
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Sleepless In Seattle
Based on 17 critics

A grieving widower (Tom Hanks) captures the heart of a recently engaged newswoman (Meg Ryan). Read More

January 6, 2017
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Lady and the Tramp
In Theaters on June 22nd, 1955

A pet cocker spaniel falls in love with a jaunty mutt who protects her. Read More

Based on 17 critics

An Italian-American widow (Cher) loves her fiance's brother (Nicolas Cage). Read More

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