The greatest love stories are told in romance movies. Watching them have a way of tugging at your heartstring to bring out the inner romantic you. If you're planning a romantic trip with your partner, Naijauto has compiled a list of the best romantic movies you can watch to add more spice to your trip.
So, if you ready to feel some romantic stirrups, let’s dig in.
Before going into the details, please have a look at a table of contents which lists out the 25 best romantic movies.
|List of top romantic movies in Nigeria|
|2||Love and Basketball|
|5||If Beale Street Could Talk|
|7||To All The Boys I've Loved Before|
|8||An Affair To Remember|
|9||Something's Gotta Give|
|10||In The Mood For Love|
|13||A Star Is Born|
|14||The Big Sick|
|18||Five Feet Apart|
|22||Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind|
|23||Always Be My Maybe|
1. The Notebook (2004)
This romance film was based on a novel, The Notebook, written by Nicholas Sparks. The Notebook features a real-life couple that is starring as a young socialite and man who fell in love, but the lady's mother disapproves of their relationship. This sends their love reeling.
It's an ageless and timeless love story that'll move you to laughter and tears. In real life, the couple also dated once in the past.
2. Love and Basketball (2000)
Love and Basketball is a 2000 movie about two childhood friends turned sweethearts. Both were ambitious and training hard to become the best basketball player, respectively. Can their love survive the competitiveness?
The romance film is one of the best romantic movies of all time. It has established itself as a cult classic after developing a dedicated following over the years.
3. The Vow (2012)
Based on a true-life story, The Vow follows a woman who got involved in a tragic car accident that resulted in memory loss. The spouse has to devise a means to make her fall in love with him again.
I bet you'll love to see how her partner achieved his goal.
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4. Lust, Caution (2007)
Lust, Caution movie is a blend of war and romance. It tells about a group of Chinese university students who plotted to assassinate a special agent working for the government. They used an attractive young lady in their group to lure the agent.
During its release in 2007, the movie became the biggest grossing Chinese language movie in Hong Kong.
5. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
The movie is about a young woman who was out to prove her fiance's innocence. The couple was looking forward to a future together until the fiancé whose child she was pregnant with was arrested for a crime he didn't commit.
If Beale Street Could Talk is one of the best romantic movies on Netflix.
6. Titanic (1997)
Now, who would make a list of the best romantic movies of all time and not mention Titanic? It’s a tragic love film about two people from different social classes brought together by love. The epic romance story is about 17-year-old Rose who was set to be married to her betrothed. She met Jack on board the Titanic and fell in love with him. With all the conflicts, Jack died while saving Rose when the ship capsized.
7. To All The Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
To all those who never got to date their crush, you are going to find this movie interesting. A woman was in for a shock when the letters she has written to all her past crushes, which she has no intention of sending out was mailed to the guys. She soon saw herself dating one of them and the romance blossoms.
8. An Affair To Remember (1957)
The romance movie is a tale of two people who met on a cruise and fell for each other. But there's a problem. Each has a partner back home. The duo agreed to meet after six months if they still like each other. The question is: Did the meeting happen? You can find out when you watch the movie!
9. Something's Gotta Give (2003)
When senior citizens fall in love, it leaves us awestruck! This romance comedy-drama is about a 63-year-old man who loves dating women half his age. When he meets the mother of his current girlfriend, he started to fall in love with her.
10. In The Mood For Love (2000)
In the Mood for Love is a forbidden romance that took place in a conservative era. The film follows two neighbours who discovered their spouses were cheating on them. Both gradually began to develop feelings for each other. Are they about to commit the same wrongs as their partners?
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11. The Holiday (2006)
The holiday is a tale of two ladies, two houses, and two love interests. After having several failed relationships, two women from different countries decided to switch houses for the holidays for a change. However, their lives changed when both met and fell in love with two guys in their new location.
12. Before Sunrise (1995)
Before Sunrise is a romance drama about a French student who met an American wanderer on a train. They spent the entire day roaming around until their respective obligation brought them back to reality.
13. A Star is Born (2018)
This movie was initially released in 1937 and has been recreated for several generations. The fourth version was released in 2018. A Star is Born is a romantic musical drama about a hard-drinking musician who fell in love with a young singer struggling with her career. The musician persuades her to follow her dreams while he on his part, was struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction.
14. The Big Sick (2017)
The Big Sick romance drama is a real-life story about an interesting couple who battled with cultural differences. It’s a tale of a Pakistani comedian and an American graduate student who met at a standup comedy show. A relationship blossoms but the comedian, a Muslim was worried about how his parents will react or think of his American girlfriend. His girlfriend came down with a mysterious ailment which sent her into a coma.
15. Her (2013)
Could this be real? Humans falling in love with AI systems. It was played out in this romantic sci-fi film. Her follows an introverted writer who develops a relationship with an artificial intelligence system he purchased to help his writing. The AI is a virtual assistant personified via a female voice.
16. Casablanca (1942)
As old as this romance drama is, it still gets to melt hearts. Casablanca is a 1942 romance story that took place during world war II. It’s about a nightclub owner living in Casablanca who agreed to assist his ex-lover and her husband. Soon old feelings were being rekindled. The nightclub owner must make a choice between helping his ex and her spouse or pursue his love for her.
17. Namaste Wahala (2020)
Namaste Wahala is a romance drama featuring Indian and Nigerian actors like Mofe Damijo and Ajoke Silva. It’s a tale of two lovebirds from a different culture. The couple met on a beach and a relationship ensued. They wouldn't let their opposing parents and different culture stop them from being together.
It’s among the best romantic movies in Netflix for lovers of Nollywood movies.
18. Five Feet Apart (2019)
This romance drama will interest young school graduates. Five Feet Apart is about a 17-year-old girl who met a charming teen in a hospital, where both of them were cystic fibrosis patients. Due to the ailment, they were required to keep their distance, that is, five feet apart. As the attraction between the two teens intensifies, so the urge to do away with the restriction. The movie is one of the best romantic movies 2019 ushered in.
19. The Lunchbox (2013)
The Lunchbox is an Indian romance drama released in 2013. It follows a young wife seeking to get her husband's attention and rekindle the spice of their marriage. She engaged the services of a carrier service to deliver her prepared lunch to her husband at work. There was a mix-up and the lunchbox got delivered to a widower. A friendship soon ensued between the young wife and widower.
20. Once (2017)
The movie, Once, is a musical romance story about a girl and a musician who met in Dublin. They got along after discovering the girl is also a musician. Both fell in love and she helped him write, rehearsed and record songs portraying their love story.
21. The Photograph (2020)
The Photograph is a heart-warming romance film released in 2020. A tale of an estranged daughter of a famed photographer who fell in love with a rising journalist investigating her late mother’s early life. The relationship was threatened when the journalist got a job in another location and had to move.
22. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)
An American romantic film that deployed the use of psychological thriller and science fiction in the storyline. It’s a story about a man and his girlfriend who erased each other from their memories through a procedure, following a fight. With the couple no longer having a memory of their relationship, they met again and are drawn to each other.
23. Always Be My Maybe (2019)
This drama is a Korean romance comedy about two childhood sweethearts who stopped seeing each other after a fall out.15 years later, they reconnected in San Francisco. With each living in a different world, they discovered the chemistry is still there.
24. About Time (2013)
About Time follows a man who discovered the men in his family possess the special ability to travel back in time and change what happened in the past. He uses the ability to improve on his love life.
25. Sylvie's Love (2020)
This romance drama is about a young woman, Sylvie, who had a summer romance with an aspiring saxophonist employed in his father's record shop. Years later, they met again and found out the feelings were still there.
Sometimes the right love comes at the wrong time!
With a lot of romance movies competing for the best romantic movies to watch, our top picks are sure to make you smile, cry and fall in love again.