For moviegoers who like love stories, Revista Bula has put together a list of the 15 best romantic films of all time, with titles that date from the 1930s to the present day. The selection was based on the scores that each feature received on the IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes websites, which specialize in cinema. All of them run away from romantic clichés and authentically approach the beauties and complexities that exist in all relationships in real life. Among the chosen ones are classics such as “Before the Dawn” (1995), by Richard Linklater; and “Neurotic Groom, Nervous Bride” (1977), directed by Woody Allen.
During World War II, expatriate American Rick Blaine found refuge in the city of Casablanca, Morocco, where he runs the “Café do Rick”, the city's most famous nightclub. He meets Ilsa, an old girlfriend who abandoned him and is now married to another. Ilsa needs Rick's help to escape the Nazis, but he still resents what happened in the past.
Jesse, a young American man who is traveling through Europe, and Celine, a French woman, meet on a train to Paris. The two talk about life and a sudden passion is born between them. The following morning, Jesse will depart for the USA at the airport in Vienna. Then he invites Celine to get off the train in the Austrian capital, where the two wander all night, until dawn.
Valentine, a young model, is driving home when she runs over a dog. Following the information on the collar, she looks for the owner of the animal. So she meets Jean-Louis, a retired judge who spends his days spying on neighbors' phone conversations. Initially, Valentine disapproves of Jean-Louis's attitude. But the two end up getting closer over time.
Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, stroll the streets of devastated Berlin, still separated by the wall. They read the thoughts of humans and try to comfort those who are sad, but they can never interact with them. When Damiel falls in love with the trapeze artist Marion, he wants to experience life in the physical world to play it. But for that, he needs to abdicate his position as an angel and his immortality.
Alvy is a Jewish and divorced humorist who has been doing analysis for 15 years to understand his difficulties with women. He ends up falling in love with Annie Hall, an amateur singer with an unstable personality. Before long, they decide to live together, but the marital crises and the defects of each one start to appear, affecting the love they feel for each other.
Tracy, the eldest daughter of one of the wealthiest families in Philadelphia, is about to remarry after divorcing her first husband. With only a few days to go before the wedding, she is surprised by the arrival of journalist Mike Connor, who blackmails Tracy's parents to write a story about her new life. Tracy asks her family to pretend to be perfect during the reporter's stay, to whom she is secretly attracted.
The film follows Vagabundo, a man with no money and no place to live, who falls in love with a blind flower seller. Knowing that she is in financial need, he sets up crazy situations to raise money. By saving a drunk millionaire from committing suicide, the Tramp is rewarded and finally manages to help the florist. But he ends up being unjustly arrested, accused of stealing the millionaire's money.
In a futuristic setting in Los Angeles, Theodore is a writer who works by writing romantic cards. Lonely and depressed at the end of his marriage, he decides to buy an innovative interactive operating system. Thus, Theodore meets Samantha, the female voice that now controls her computer. Surprisingly, he falls in love with Samantha, initiating a totally unusual love relationship.
Joel and Clementine have tried to make their relationship work for years. Tired of the disagreements, Clementine agrees to undergo an experimental treatment to erase Joel from her memory. Upon discovering what the ex did, Joel decides to go through the same experiment, eliminating all his memories of Clementine. But, after they forget, they meet by chance and fall in love again.
Bud Baxter is an employee of an insurance company in New York and is looking forward to being promoted. Ambitious, he finds a faster way to grow in the company: lend his apartment so that married executives can secretly meet their lovers. But it all gets complicated when Bud falls in love with Fran, the mistress of one of his bosses.
The film follows the maturing of Scarlett O'Hara, who lives in Tara, her family's cotton plantation, in 1861. Pretty and spoiled, she has several suitors at her feet, but fails to catch the attention of Ashley Wilkes, a southern nobleman who will marry another woman. Scarlett only thinks about winning Ashley, but the arrival of the Civil War changes everything in her life and she needs to mature to maintain her family's business.
Continuation of “Antes do Amanhecer” (1995) and “Antes do Pôr do Sol” (2004), the feature follows the passionate Jesse and Celine. Now, they live in Paris and have two nine-year-old twin daughters. He is a successful writer, while she has not yet found a career. Jesse has a son from his first marriage, Hank, with whom he does not have a good relationship. To reconnect with Hank, Jesse invites him to spend a summer in Greece, together with Celine and the twins.
Bob Harris is a decadent actor who is in Tokyo to shoot an advertising commercial. At the hotel, he meets Charlotte, a young philosopher who is in town accompanying her husband, a photographer for a rock band. Feeling lonely and bored in an unfamiliar city, Bob and Charlotte decide to tour Tokyo together. Over the days, they share their insecurities and frustrations.
Elio decides to spend his holidays in his parents' quiet summer home in Italy. However, what should be just a period of tranquility and rest is filled with emotions with the arrival of Oliver. The young student goes to the family home to help Elio's father, who is a teacher. The coexistence between Elio and Oliver becomes closer and closer and a strong feeling begins to emerge between them.
The film follows the sisters Delphine and Solange, two 25-year-old twins, who live in the French city of Rochefort. Delphine is a dance teacher, while Solange teaches children piano. Fun and dreamy, they await a chance to live and work in Paris. Furthermore, the sisters want to find true love. On a busy weekend in Rochefort, they have fun and delight visitors who pass through the city.