Love is the biggest source of joy in our lives, but the best romance movies of all time have shown us that it can also be devastating, frustrating, and exhilarating all at once. From star struck lovers separated by social classes to unlikely couplings that turn into an intense affair, these films unveil every aspect of the human heart and mind, showing us how love makes the world go round.
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6. Roman Holiday (1953)
Director: William Wyler
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck
If there ever was a charming love story, then this would be it. After the energetic and adventurous Princess Ann runs away from her mansion (and her life) in Rome, she roams the town and falls asleep on a bench…only to be found by an American reporter. While at first he takes her in so he can get the scoop on her escape, they quickly fall in love. Filled with emotion and incredibly funny scenes, this pairing is one to enjoy.
5. Juno (2007)
Director: Jason Reitman
Cast: Ellen Page, Michael Cera
Although the main focus of this movie is Juno’s growing foetus and her struggle with being a teenager and pregnant, there’s plenty of room left for romance. In fact, the relationship with her baby daddy might be one of the most adolescent and endearing portrayed in a movie over the past decades.