Love Story – Classic Romantic Films to Boost Your Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to get cozy with your special someone, while watching classic romantic films. Below you’ll find a list of tried-and-true classic romantic films, and their famous movie lines. So, grab your remote, a box of chocolates, and create your own Valentine’s Day ‘love is in the air’ mood.

Casablanca (1942)

The setting is Casablanca during WWII, Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) and Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) are past lovers who have parted ways. Rick, heartbroken, manages a nightclub in Casablanca. The plot thickens when Ilsa mysteriously shows up at his club.

Famous movie line:
Rick: “Here’s looking at you, kid.”
Ilsa: “Play it once, Sam. For old times’ sake.”

Roman Holiday (1953)

Audrey Hepburn plays Princess Anne, who’s tired of her ‘by the book’ role as a Princess. On a visit to Rome, she meets journalist Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), who sees an opportunity for an unprecedented news story. Joe gives her a sightseeing tour and as fate may have it, he begins to fall in love with her.
Famous movie line:
Princess Ann: “Have I been here all night, alone?”
Joe: “If you don’t count me, yes.”

Moonstruck (1987)

Cher stars as Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, who meets her fiancé’s estranged brother, Ronny Cammareri (Nicolas Cage), and they fall in love.

Famous movie line:
Ronny: “I love you.”
Loretta: (Slaps him across the face.) “Snap out of it!”

When Harry Met Sally (1989) 

Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) become friends while living in New York. They trade dating disaster stories and begin spending more and more time together. Their relationship status shifts when they discuss bringing romance into the equation.

Famous movie line:
Harry: “I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and the thing is, I love you.”

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Tom Hanks stars as Sam Baldwin, a lonely widower who begins calling into a radio station talk show at his son’s persistence. Meg Ryan stars as Annie Reed who questions her own engagement after watching the movie, “An Affair to Remember” and also calls into the station.

Famous movie line:
Annie: “You make a million decisions that mean nothing, and then one day, you order take-out, and it changes your life.”

Jerry Maguire (1996) 

Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is a high-powered sports agent and Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zellwegger) is his newfound love interest. This film explores the meaning of love and why it’s important to express your feelings rather than keep them hidden.

Famous movie lines:
Jerry: “You complete me.”
Dorothy: “You had me at hello.”

Titanic (1997)

Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio), a steerage-class passenger, sweeps Rose Bukater (Kate Winslet), a wealthy aristocrat, off her feet while aboard the ill-fated RMS Titanic passenger liner in 1912.

Famous movie line:
Older Rose: “A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets.”

Notting Hill (1999)

Will Thacker (Hugh Grant) owns a travel bookstore in Notting Hill, England, and his life changes when he meets Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), the most famous actress in the world.

Famous movie line:
Anna: “After all…I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”

The Notebook (2004)

The story begins in the 1940s and is told by James Garner (Older Noah Calhoun) while Gena Rowlands (Older Allie Calhoun) listens intently. Ryan Gosling stars as Noah Calhoun and Rachael McAdams as Allison Hamilton, two young lovers who are separated by their social differences.

Famous movie line:
Noah: ”The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.”