MOST ROMANTIC SCENES: Movie lovers know that love always finds a way to shine through. Whether it’s in the most heartfelt scenes or the most heartwarming moments, these Top 10 Romantic Scenes in Movie History prove that true love never fails. From Daryl Hannah and John Travolta’s kiss in “Pulp Fiction” to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s passionate embrace in “The Pursuit of Happyness,” these scenes are guaranteed to make your heart race.
1. Casablanca (1942)
We’ll start with one of the most legendary movies ever, starring Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman, Rick & Ilsa, and former lovers who run into each other unexpectedly at Rick’s nightclub Casablanca. An American ex-pat, Rick, is still in love with Ilsa, and we can see their feelings are mutual. Towards the end, Rick lets her go and helps Ilsa and her husband flee to America in the most iconic scene when Rick says, “Here’s looking at you, kid.”
2. Jane Eyre (1943)
Jane Eyre is a 1943 gothic romance starring Joan Fontaine & Orson Welles ( known for Citizen Kane, a masterpiece). In the proposal scene where Edward & Jane reveal their feelings and make it more symbolic with a strike of lightning, we have the unique proposal scenes in all cinema.
3. Dirty Dancing (1980’s)
The sexiest movie from the 1980s, starring Patrick Swayze & Jennifer Grey as the romantic leads. The film is set in Catskills, a resort; Baby is introduced to the audience, belongs to an affluent family and a young scholar, & Johnny is the resort’s attractive dance instructor. The most romantic scene is where Baby reveals her true feelings for Johnny when the fireworks go off in all directions.
4. Groundhog Day (1993)
Groundhog Day with Bill Murray & Andie MacDowell. Viewers are taken on a journey with Phil’s existential loop, sharing his endless frustrations, his run-ins with former classmates & his courtship with Rita. Phil has to repeat the same day over & over again. Towards the end of the film, Phil wakes up with Rita by his side & it’s finally tomorrow; the audience can feel his joy in ending the loop he was stuck in.
5. Titanic (1997)
While discussing the most romantic scenes, we have to mention Titanic, which had everyone in tears when it was released. Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet are young as Jack & Rose, two people from different worlds. Before their doomed fate, we are visually treated with scenes both tender & passionate; Jack showing Rose how to fly on the bow of the ship & a love scene in a steamy automobile. Rose asks Jack to draw her like one of his French girls in the scene that takes the cake. Audiences can’t help but hold their breath.
6. 50 First Dates (2004)
50 First Dates with Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore in the roles of Henry & Lucy. Henry falls for Lucy after their meeting at Hukilau café. After finding out that Lucy has a short-term memory due to an accident & doesn’t remember Henry the next day. After several encounters, Henry falls in love and is adamant about finding a way to make this work. Towards the end, Lucy wakes, unsure where she is; Henry leaves a VHS tape that reminds her about her life up to that moment. Then she realizes she’s on Henry’s boat, the man of her dreams.
7. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
The film stars Jake Gyllenhall, a rodeo cowboy & Heath Ledger, an intense ranch hand. Both Jack & Ennis fall in love with each other on the picturesque Brokeback Mountain while herding sheep but can never be together openly because of the homophobic world. At the same time, Jack meets his untimely death at the hands of homophobic gay-bashers. In an unforgettable scene, Ennis gets their shirts entwined together from Jack’s childhood home and keeps them close, which will always remind him of their love.
8. UP (2009)
When UP was released in 2009, Pixar blew everyone’s mind. An animated film about a man who goes on a journey to fulfill his wife’s last wish. The film’s opening montage tells Carl’s relationship with his lovely wife Ellie; the montage shows their entire life, marriage in images, their struggle with infertility, Ellie’s illness & early death. In the first 10 minutes of the film, Pixar managed to have viewers in tears.
9. The Shape of Water (2017)
The premise of this film is a bit weird. In the 1960s, a mute woman employed at a government facility falls for a captive, amphibian-looking human creature & rescues him. The audience is left dazzled by the unconventional romantic story playing out in front of them. The chemistry between Sally Hawkins & Doug Jones (who plays the amphibian creature) is palpable right from their first encounter. In the end, Elisa is also turned into an amphibian creature so she can be one with the one she loves forever is the most magical thing to witness on screen.
10. The Ghost (1990)
The Pottery scene is the one everyone thinks of when they think of The Ghost, the supernatural romance. The film was released in 1990, starring Demi Morre & Patrick Swayze as the clay-spattered couple. It was purely magical. Moore is an artist Molly & Patrick Swayze as her boyfriend Sam. a mugger kills Sam & he must find a way to communicate with his girlfriend, Molly, from the afterlife. The clay pottery scene shows everything the audience needs to know about the passion shared between these two characters.