Passion, longing, drama, friendship, romance – the best love movies of all time have all of these ingredient, and much more. They can crack your ribs so hard you feel sick, or make you weep uncontrollably as if your heart is about to disintegrate. Is there any other film that can tug at your heartstrings like a love movie?
Welcome to our list of the greatest love movies ever made.
Where do we start? The great cast, the great moments, the great songs or the immortal lines? Whichever way you look at it, this movie will melt your heart, reviving your memories of your own passionate encounters. The hot North African sun, the searchlights, the brilliant moonlight and the gray-velvet fog are some of the scenes that will stay with you for a long time after watching this movie.
The English Patient (1996)
Set during the World War II, this wonderful movie features zinc bars, cartography in the Egyptian city of Cairo, the majestic English and love blooming like a succulent plant in a desert. Anthony Minghella’s film, which is based on a stunningly voluptuous novel by Michael Ondaatje, is on the scale of grand opera. Historic upheaval, little lives and hot passions. Tears and more tears, and at the end, everyone dies alone.
Out of sight (1998)
Starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez, it’s probably the sexiest meet-cute in the movies. George is a bank robber who’s just escaped from jail and Lopez the marshal who is there to stop him. We already know she has a liking for bad boys, so when she is bundled into the boot of his getaway car, sparks fly. Out of Sight’ is the movie that finally made Clooney a true Hollywood star.
The Notebook (2004)
The movie is about an elderly man trying to jog the memory of his elderly wife who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. He narrates to her the story of their romance, reading from his notebook. And what a story it is! A broke, passionate and handsome young man is smitten by a rich young woman. The lady gets a sense of freedom, but it’s not long before they are separated by their social lives. When they meet again it is an explosion of love and sizzling passion.
Whether judged by sighs heaved, tears drawn or pulses quickened – best love movies of all time can burn their way into generations of hearts. Years after they are released, they still remain relevant, exciting and intriguing.