Movies and romance have always been a perfect match in love. Not only is movie watching the number one date activity, but dating, romance and love are one of the most popular movie subjects.
Movies can be powerful romantic tools. They evoke feelings of joy, desire, eroticism, sensualness, excitement, and love. They combine feelings of excitement and suspense when two destined soul mates finally come together or bring fluttering butterflies to your stomach when two lovers first kiss. Romantic movies take you out of your routine and help to bring an element of romance to your everyday life.
In honor of Oscar week, movies and romance, we've compiled a list of the top 10 most romantic Oscar movies of all time:
It Happened One Night (1934)
A classic filled with romance and humor, starring Clark Gable as a hard-bitten reporter and Claudette Colbert as a runaway heiress who have a chance meeting on a bus and end up together on a crazy, romantic journey. The interaction between the two is very romantic and humorous, the classic portrayal of "sexual tension." Funny and sexy, the film is full of memorable scenes.
Gone With The Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh is Scarlett to Clark Gable's Rhett in cinema's greatest epic of passion and adventure. With its immortal cast, magnificent cinematography and sweeping score, this cherished classic continues to thrill audiences today.
A much-loved, WWII-flavored story of intrigue and love teaming Bogart and Bergman as ill-fated lovers. Critically acclaimed, it's considered the ultimate classic. A must-see for fans of drama, romance, and suspense.
An American In Paris (1951)
An American in Paris is a musical not quite like anything else in cinema. A GI (Gene Kelly) stays in Paris after the war to become an artist, and has to choose between the patronage of a rich American woman (Nina Foch) and a French gamine (Leslie Caron) engaged to an older man.
My Fair Lady (1964)
A critically acclaimed musical about English professor turning a Cockney flower girl into a high-society flower. This film is a tuneful, lavish, and much-loved for romance fans and lovers of classic Broadway musicals. This original classic has been the basis for many modern day romances like Pretty Woman.
Annie Hall (1977)
Annie Hall is one of the truest, most bittersweet romances on film. In it, Woody Allen plays Alvy Singer, a successful--if neurotic--television comedian living in Manhattan. Annie (Dianne Keaton) is a Midwestern transplant who dabbles in photography and sings in small clubs. When the two meet, the sparks are immediate--if repressed. Despite all their caution, they connect, and we're swept up in the flush of their new romance
Out of Africa (1985)
Danish writer Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep), better known as Isak Dinesen, travels to Kenya to be with her German husband (Klaus Maria Brandauer) but falls for an English adventurer (Robert Redford). This film is emotionally satisfying, rich in beautiful images of Africa and filled with the romantic tone.
The English Patient (1996)
One of the most acclaimed films of modern times, The English Patient is a story of love and loss during World War II. A young nurse tends to an archaeologist who has been burnt to a crisp in a plane crash. As their romance intensifies, he enters a world of love, betrayal and politics that is revealed through a series of flashbacks.
Titanic is the story of lovers, starving artist Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and soon-to-be-married socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet), whose brief love affair has a tragic fate on board the Titanic. Titanic is an epic love story on par with Gone with the Wind, and like that earlier box-office phenomenon, it's a film for the ages
Shakespeare In Love (1998)
One of the best romantic comedies of the 90's Will Shakespeare has a bad case of writer's block that's cured by a secret romance with Lady Viola, who provides him with passionate inspiration. Unbeknownst to him, Viola has disguised herself as a young man and is playing the lead in Will's play, Romeo and Ethel, the Pirates Daughter. Will's pirate comedy turns into the tragic Romeo and Juliet though, reflecting his own romance with Viola, who is set to marry the slimy Lord Wessex.
For a complete list of all Oscar winning movies, visit Internet Movie Database.