Does it get any better than the hilarious British rom-com Bridget Jones's Diary? I think not.
Based on the novel Thérèse Raquin, In Secret is a hot and heavy period drama starring Elizabeth Olsen as an unhappy wife and Oscar Isaac as her lover.
Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden play former high-school sweethearts who reunite in the Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best of Me.
Starring Vanessa Paradis, Cafe de Flore is an emotional romantic drama that follows two stories, decades apart, in Paris and in Montreal — one about a mother and son, the other about a divorced couple.
In 1970's Sunflower, a woman visits Russia years after her husband is reported missing in action, only to find that he's still alive.
While more romantic than scary, the 1990 supernatural thriller Ghost does involve murder and a haunted, brokenhearted lover.
An uptight piano teacher with some kinky proclivities begins an affair with one of her students in The Piano Teacher.
Nominated for the Academy Award for best foreign film in 1996, Ridicule takes place during the reign of Louis XVI of France. The film follows a nobleman who travels to Versailles and gets caught up in a love triangle.
Giuseppe Tornatore's Oscar-winning Cinema Paradiso follows a handsome Sicilian boy Salvatore who leaves home to follow his dreams. And, of course, there's a steamy romance that complicates everything tenfold.
Swedish horror film Let the Right One In (2008) is a new twist on the blood-sucking genre, as it follows the unlikely friendship (and blossoming romance) between two young misfits, including one who happens to be a vampire.
In The Very Thought of You, Monica Potter plays an American in London who ends up falling for three men that she doesn't know are actually best friends.
In Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Sally falls in love with Jack Skellington, the king of Halloweentown, but doesn't know how to tell him how she feels. Instead, she helps him try to take over Christmas and defeat Oogie Boogie.
The comedy Ginger and Cinnamon (2003) tells the story of a woman who — just out of a relationship — brings her niece to a gorgeous Greek resort for vacation. When the 14-year-old starts talking about a new guy, her aunt is shocked to find out that it's her ex.
Helena Bonham Carter stars as a woman whose aunt is trying to marry her off to someone wealthy in the romantic period drama The Wings of the Dove, based on the 1902 novel of the same name.
Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni star in 1963's Oscar-winning comedy Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, a trio of sex-related stories.
All is not what it seems in 2008's Cherry Blossoms, the story of a wife who takes her dying husband to Berlin to visit their children. The catch? The husband doesn't know he has a fatal illness, and the wife may be holding more back from the family.
A wife and her husband must decide together if she should spend one night with another man for $1 million in Indecent Proposal.
In the 1995 film Moondance, two Irish teen brothers both fall for a young German tourist visiting their town. Jealousy and heartache ensue.
A married man's sex-filled weekend affair takes a turn toward the dangerous in the erotic thriller Fatal Attraction.
Director Lars von Trier filmed his actors — which included Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman, and Charlotte Gainsbourg, among others — having actual sex in his two-part drama art film Nymphomaniac: Volume I and Nymphomaniac: Volume II. The films follow a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, so naturally they include many graphic sex scenes.
I Am Love (2009) — a Golden Globe nominee starring Tilda Swinton — involves family tensions and forbidden love.
Iconic Italian actress Sophia Loren stars in 1964's Marriage Italian Style. A man is planning to get married, but when his mistress (Loren) tells him that she's ill, he chooses to care for her instead.
Catherine Deneuve stars in '60s-set Beloved about a woman whose daughter is following in her troubled marriage footsteps. The romantic drama explores how different generations of women deal with breaking up and falling in love.
The Lovers on the Bridge (Les Amants de Pont Neuf) is a cult favorite starring Juliette Binoche as a blind woman who finds herself falling for a homeless, fire-eating addict living on an abandoned bridge in Paris.
In 2009's Timer, people have biotechnological implants that count down to the moment they'll meet their soul mate. The comedy follows the story of Oona, a 30-something woman who's worried because her timer isn't ticking.
The Four-Faced Liar (2010) follows four 20-somethings who meet at an Irish tavern, bond over drinks, then put each other through an emotional maze.
A naive new student must choose between her boyfriend and the popular girls' clique in the 1958 drama High School Hellcats.
An aimless college grad falls for his co-worker at an amusement park in the '80s-set Adventureland.
Filmed in Genoa, Italy, 2008's Days and Clouds focuses on domestic drama. A woman goes back to school to study art history, and when her husband loses his job, the financial strain shifts the dynamic of their marriage.
Love in complicated in the '90s rom-com Beautiful Girls, starring Matt Dillon as a pianist who returns to his hometown on the cusp of settling down.
In An Ideal Husband, a big-screen adaptation of Oscar Wilde's stage play, a member of Parliament is blackmailed and forced to rely on lifelong bachelor Lord Goring, played by Rupert Everett.
Agata and the Storm (2004) centers around a middle-aged bookstore owner who has an affair with a younger man.
Based on the real diaries of a German woman who survived the Soviet invasion of Berlin at the end of WWII, A Woman in Berlin (2008) follows a photojournalist who begins a romantic relationship with a Soviet officer.
Fantasy and reality mix in Sex and Lucía, about a woman getting over a breakup while remembering the passionate relationship.
Teen couple Dee Dee and Frankie spend their Summer vacation having fun in the sun in the '60s musical comedy Beach Party. But things go awry when an anthropologist and a biker attempt to kidnap Dee Dee.
Like Water For Chocolate is a magical romance about a heartbroken girl who discovers she can literally put her emotions in the food she cooks.
In 2000's Malèna, a beautiful woman catches the eye of a young boy. As time goes on, he watches as she struggles through loss, poverty, and humiliation. Meanwhile, he struggles to understand his own feelings about her.
Watch the real-life chemistry behind the movie that sparked a real-life love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Cleopatra. If the romance doesn't get you excited, the elaborate makeup and costumes definitely will.
In the 1989 black comedy Heathers, a popular girl gets mixed up in murder and a nasty scheme against the "Heathers" who rule their high school, thanks to the bad influence of her rebellious new boyfriend.
Real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Francoise Dorléac play twins who fall for two entertainers and the romance of Paris in 1967's The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort).
Fans of My Big Fat Greek Wedding will love to see the same onscreen couple in I Hate Valentine's Day (2009). The film focuses on a florist who refuses to go on more than five dates with the same man — until she meets a guy who challenges her philosophy.
Mrs. Brown (1997) tells the story of Queen Victoria, who's grieving the loss of her husband when she begins to fall for a male servant. Inevitably, political problems ensue.
The romantic drama Peter and Vandy alternates between beginning, middle, and end of a relationship, showing the good and the bad along the way.
In Y Tu Mamá También, two teens take an older woman on a road trip — sexual excapades ensue.
Watch bad boy Patrick Swayze take Baby out of the corner and onto the dance floor in the sexy Summer romance Dirty Dancing.
Who doesn't love the classic story of Sandy and Danny? Watch them flirt and fall for each other all over again in Grease, the 1978 musical about T-Birds, Pink Ladies, and a Summer fling turned high school love.
Full of the adventures and misadventures of love, Ira & Abby (2006) is an offbeat comedy about a fast-moving romance that gets complicated.
The 2007 comedy Eagle vs. Shark tells a quirky love story between two socially awkward New Zealanders.
Muriel's Wedding is the perfect flick for someone who hasn't been lucky in love but dreams of finding the one.
Holly Golightly of Breakfast at Tiffany's is looking for a man wealthy enough to support her lifestyle in this classic romantic comedy.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as the title role of Don Jon as a porn-addicted New Jersey guy trying to navigate love while dealing with his opinionated family.
The 1986 British drama A Room With a View is based on E.M. Forster's novel of the same name and follows a young Englishwoman who falls in love while traveling in Florence with a chaperone.
An unlikely love match is made in Clueless, a 1995 adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Emma.
Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr fall in love on an ocean liner in the classic 1957 romance An Affair to Remember.
You can't help but be enchanted by the sweet and quirky French romance Amelie, starring Audrey Tautou as the titular character.
Blue Is the Warmest Color is a sexual coming-of-age story about two teen girls falling in love. With its NC-17 rating, it's no surprise there are some very graphic lesbian sex scenes.
The 1957 classic romantic musical Funny Face stars Fred Astaire as a high-fashion photographer and Audrey Hepburn as a model.
Shakespeare in Love (1998) is a story of forbidden love, imagining the young playwright William Shakespeare falling for a noblewoman who acts in his play.
You may reconsider an office romance when you watch His Girl Friday, which is about a newspaper editor who's trying to prevent his ex-wife — and also his star reporter — from remarrying.
Joss Whedon wrote the script for the indie romance In Your Eyes, which stars Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David as two strangers whose telepathic bond results in a romantic connection.
Doctor Who's Karen Gillan stars in the British rom-com Not Another Happy Ending as an author whose postpublication success has made her too happy to write. Things are further complicated when her publisher begins to fall in love with her.
The charming German rom-com Girl on a Bicycle follows a soon-to-be-engaged tour bus driver who falls for a stranger he sees riding her bicycle.