Top Historical Romance Movies

List of the best Historical Romance movies Liked by both Critics and Audience. Total 72 Titles and 3922 Views.

1. Titanic(1997)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
Director: James Cameron
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio , Kate Winslet , Billy Zane , Kathy Bates
Tags: Black Comedy Coming Of Age Survival Violence Cult Film Disaster Submarine Tragedy Revenge Friendship Voice Over Narration Blockbuster
7.80    88%    69%  

2. A Beautiful Mind(2001)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Biography Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Russell Crowe , Ed Harris , Jennifer Connelly , Christopher Plummer
Tags: Based On Book Creativity Cult Film Based On True Story Motivational Friendship Blockbuster
8.20    75%    93%  

3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(2008)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Romance|Thriller|Mystery Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Russian | French Rating:PG-13
Description:Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Director: David Fincher
Stars: Cate Blanchett , Brad Pitt , Julia Ormond , Faune Chambers Watkins
Tags: World War Two World War One Great Depression
7.80    72%    80%  

4. Casablanca(1942)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|War Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | French | German | Italian Rating:PG
Description:In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Humphrey Bogart , Ingrid Bergman , Paul Henreid , Claude Rains
Tags: National Film Registry Nazi Occupation World War Two Based On Play Afi Betrayal Friendship Politics Voice Over Narration
8.50    97%    95%  

5. The Notebook(2004)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Drama Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Stars: Tim Ivey , Gena Rowlands , Starletta DuPois , James Garner
Tags: Self Discovery Friendship Between Men World War Two Based On Novel Family Relationships Motivational U.S. Army Romantic Rivalry Friendship Voice Over Narration
7.90    52%    85%  

6. The Great Gatsby(2013)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: Australia| USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Stars: Lisa Adam , Frank Aldridge , Amitabh Bachchan , Steve Bisley
Tags: Based On Novel Tragedy
7.30    49%    67%  

7. The Theory of Everything(2014)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Biography Release Date:
Country: UK Languages:English | French | Latin | Italian Rating:PG-13
Description:A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.
Director: James Marsh
Stars: Eddie Redmayne , Felicity Jones , Tom Prior , Sophie Perry
7.70    78%    84%  

8. Brokeback Mountain(2005)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: USA| Canada Language:English Rating:R
Description:Brokeback Mountain is an Ang Lee film about two modern day cowboys who meet on a shepherding job in the summer of ’63. The two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a life long relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Heath Ledger , Jake Gyllenhaal , Randy Quaid , Valerie Planche
Tags: Friendship Between Men Violence Courtroom Cowboy Breaking The Fourth Wall Family Relationships Tragedy Friendship
7.70    87%    82%  

9. Les Misérables(2012)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Music|Musical Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Director: Tom Hooper
Stars: Hugh Jackman , Russell Crowe , Anne Hathaway , Amanda Seyfried
Tags: Police Brutality Based On Novel Based On Play Falling In Love Betrayal
7.60    69%    79%  

10. Gone with the Wind(1939)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|War|History Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:G
Description:An American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Directors: Victor Fleming , George Cukor , Sam Wood
Stars: Thomas Mitchell , Barbara O'Neil , Vivien Leigh , Evelyn Keyes
Tags: National Film Registry 1800S Female Protagonist Based On Novel Family Relationships Slavery Christmas Afi Friendship Politics Blockbuster
8.20    92%    93%  

11. Moulin Rouge!(2001)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Drama|Music|Musical Release Date:
Countries: USA| Australia Languages:English | French | Spanish Rating:PG-13
Description:A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star.
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Stars: Nicole Kidman , Ewan McGregor , John Leguizamo , Jim Broadbent
Tags: Satire Tragedy True Love
7.60    76%    89%  

12. The Shape of Water(2017)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Horror|Drama|Fantasy|Adventure|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | American Sign Language Rating:R
Description:An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Sally Hawkins , Michael Shannon , Richard Jenkins , Octavia Spencer
Tags: Violence Heist Female Protagonist Investigation Racism Reference To William Shakespeare Friendship F Rated
7.40    92%    73%  

13. Beauty and the Beast(2017)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Fantasy|Musical|Family Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Language:English Rating:PG
Description:A live-action adaptation of Disney's version of the classic tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who helps him break the spell.
Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Emma Watson , Dan Stevens , Luke Evans , Josh Gad
Tags: Coming Of Age Female Protagonist Disney Monster Family Relationships Tragedy True Love Revenge Reference To William Shakespeare Compassion Voice Over Narration Blockbuster
7.20    71%    81%  

14. Pride & Prejudice(2005)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: France| UK| USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Keira Knightley , Talulah Riley , Rosamund Pike , Jena Malone
Tags: Based On Novel Family Relationships F Rated
7.80    86%    89%  

15. Atonement(2007)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Mystery Release Date:
Countries: UK| France| USA Languages:English | French Rating:R
Description:Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.
Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Saoirse Ronan , Ailidh Mackay , Brenda Blethyn , Julia West
Tags: Surprise Ending World War Two Nonlinear Timeline Based On Novel Family Relationships Betrayal Reference To William Shakespeare
7.80    83%    80%  

16. The Reader(2008)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: USA| Germany Languages:English | German | Greek | Latin Rating:R
Description:Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
Director: Stephen Daldry
Stars: Ralph Fiennes , Jeanette Hain , David Kross , Kate Winslet
Tags: Concentration Camp Coming Of Age Crime Against Humanity War Crime Courtroom World War Two Nonlinear Timeline Based On Novel High School Family Relationships Holocaust Friendship Voice Over Narration
7.60    62%    79%  

17. Shakespeare in Love(1998)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy|History Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
Director: John Madden
Stars: Geoffrey Rush , Tom Wilkinson , Steven O'Donnell , Tim McMullan
Tags: Satire Falling In Love Reference To William Shakespeare Blockbuster
7.10    92%    80%  

18. Revolutionary Road(2008)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Language:English Rating:R
Description:A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Director: Sam Mendes
Stars: Kate Winslet , Leonardo DiCaprio , Christopher Fitzgerald , Jonathan Roumie
7.30    68%    71%  

19. Chocolat(2000)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Languages:English | French Rating:PG-13
Description:A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.
Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Alfred Molina , Carrie-Anne Moss , Aurelien Parent Koenig , Antonio Gil
Tags: Violence Female Protagonist Based On Novel Friendship Politics Voice Over Narration
7.30    62%    83%  

20. Cinderella Man(2005)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Drama|Sport|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:Cinderella Man is the story of a boxer in the 1920’s who after his retirement has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state. The film is based on the true story of boxer Jim Braddock who was more famously known as Cinderella Man.
Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Russell Crowe , Renée Zellweger , Paul Giamatti , Craig Bierko
Tags: Friendship Between Men Violence Based On True Story Great Depression Family Relationships Motivational Boxing Friendship
8.00    80%    91%  

21. The English Patient(1996)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|War Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Languages:English | German | Arabic | Italian Rating:R
Description:At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.
Director: Anthony Minghella
Stars: Ralph Fiennes , Juliette Binoche , Willem Dafoe , Kristin Scott Thomas
Tags: Courtroom World War Two Nonlinear Timeline Based On Novel Tragedy Christmas Revenge Betrayal Friendship Compassion Blockbuster
7.40    84%    83%  

22. The Danish Girl(2015)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Biography Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA| Belgium| Denmark| Germany Languages:English | French | German Rating:R
Description:When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Director: Tom Hooper
Stars: Alicia Vikander , Eddie Redmayne , Tusse Silberg , Adrian Schiller
Tags: Based On True Story Lgbt Based On Novel Friendship F Rated
7.10    68%    72%  

23. Cinderella(2015)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Fantasy|Drama|Family Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Language:English Rating:PG
Description:When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Cate Blanchett , Lily James , Richard Madden , Helena Bonham Carter
Tags: Female Protagonist Based On Fairy Tale Female Lead
6.90    84%    78%  

24. Memoirs of a Geisha(2005)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|History Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Japanese Rating:PG-13
Description:Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.
Director: Rob Marshall
Stars: Suzuka Ohgo , Togo Igawa , Mako , Samantha Futerman
Tags: Coming Of Age World War Two Based On Novel Betrayal F Rated
7.40    35%    83%  

25. Barry Lyndon(1975)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|History|War|Adventure Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA| Ireland Languages:English | German | French Rating:PG
Description:An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Ryan O'Neal , Marisa Berenson , Patrick Magee , Hardy Krüger
Tags: Based On Novel Rise And Fall Boxing Voice Over Narration
8.10    94%    92%  

26. Crimson Peak(2015)

Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Fantasy|Horror|Drama|Thriller Release Date:
Countries: USA| Canada Language:English Rating:R
Description:In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and remembers.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Mia Wasikowska , Jessica Chastain , Tom Hiddleston , Charlie Hunnam
Tags: Violence Heartbreak Serial Killer
6.50    71%    55%  

27. Allied(2016)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Romance|War|Thriller Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Languages:English | French | German | Arabic Rating:R
Description:In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Brad Pitt , Vincent Ebrahim , Xavier De Guillebon , Marion Cotillard
Tags: Violence World War Two Investigation Tragedy Betrayal Friendship Period Piece
7.10    59%    64%  

28. Brooklyn(2015)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: UK| Canada| Ireland Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Director: John Crowley
Stars: Saoirse Ronan , Hugh Gormley , Brid Brennan , Maeve McGrath
Tags: Female Protagonist Based On Novel Falling In Love Heartbreak Christmas Friendship
7.50    97%    87%  

29. Australia(2008)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Adventure Release Date:
Countries: Australia| USA| UK Languages:English | Aboriginal | Chinese | Japanese Rating:PG-13
Description:Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Stars: Shea Adams , Eddie Baroo , Ray Barrett , Tony Barry
Tags: Coming Of Age Violence World War Two Family Relationships Racism Friendship Voice Over Narration Japanese
6.60    55%    65%  

30. Hairspray(2007)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Drama|Comedy|Music|Family Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Language:English Rating:PG
Description:Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad and her best friend Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.
Director: Adam Shankman
Stars: John Travolta , Michelle Pfeiffer , Christopher Walken , Amanda Bynes
Tags: Female Protagonist High School Racism Black White Friendship Friendship F Rated
6.70    91%    84%  

31. The Phantom of the Opera(2004)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Musical|Thriller Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Languages:English | Italian Rating:PG-13
Description:A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House.
Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Gerard Butler , Emmy Rossum , Patrick Wilson , Miranda Richardson
Tags: Based On Novel Black And White Voice Over Narration
7.30    33%    84%  

32. Across the Universe(2007)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Drama|Fantasy|Music|Adventure|Musical Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:Musical based on The Beatles songbook and set in the 60s England, America, and Vietnam. The love story of Lucy and Jude is intertwined with the anti-war movement and social protests of the 60s.
Director: Julie Taymor
Stars: Evan Rachel Wood , Jim Sturgess , Joe Anderson , Dana Fuchs
Tags: Alien Police Brutality High School Vietnam War Breaking The Fourth Wall Falling In Love U.S. Army Friendship F Rated Politics
7.40    53%    82%  

33. The Other Boleyn Girl(2008)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.
Director: Justin Chadwick
Stars: Natalie Portman , Scarlett Johansson , Eric Bana , Jim Sturgess
Tags: Courtroom Based On Novel Family Relationships Betrayal Politics
6.70    43%    62%  

34. Carol(2015)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Drama Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Director: Todd Haynes
Stars: Cate Blanchett , Rooney Mara , Kyle Chandler , Sarah Paulson
Tags: Female Protagonist Based On Novel Christmas Friendship Road Trip F Rated
7.20    95%    73%  

35. Sense and Sensibility(1995)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Languages:French | English Rating:PG
Description:Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.
Director: Ang Lee
Stars: James Fleet , Tom Wilkinson , Harriet Walter , Kate Winslet
Tags: 1800S Female Protagonist Based On Novel Heartbreak Reference To William Shakespeare F Rated
7.70    98%    90%  

36. The Painted Veil(2006)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: China| USA| Canada Languages:Mandarin | English | French Rating:PG-13
Description:A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Director: John Curran
Stars: Catherine An , Bin Li , Bin Wu , Alan David
Tags: Coming Of Age Based On Novel Family Relationships Road Trip
7.50    74%    85%  

37. West Side Story(1961)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Music|Musical|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Spanish Rating:UR
Description:Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Directors: Jerome Robbins , Robert Wise
Stars: Natalie Wood , Richard Beymer , Russ Tamblyn , Rita Moreno
Tags: National Film Registry Racism Based On Play Teen Movie Tragedy Afi Revenge Reference To William Shakespeare Blockbuster
7.60    94%    84%  

38. Anna Karenina(2012)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: UK Language:English Rating:R
Description:Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Matthew Macfadyen , Eric MacLennan , Kelly Macdonald , Theo Morrissey
6.60    64%    50%  

39. The New World(2005)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Languages:English | Algonquin Rating:PG-13
Description:A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.
Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Colin Farrell , Q'orianka Kilcher , Christopher Plummer , Christian Bale
Tags: Cult Film Based On True Story Voice Over Narration
6.70    62%    57%  

40. Jane Eyre(2011)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Languages:English | French Rating:PG-13
Description:A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Stars: Mia Wasikowska , Jamie Bell , Su Elliot , Holliday Grainger
Tags: Coming Of Age Female Protagonist Based On Novel Insanity Friendship F Rated Belief In God
7.40    84%    76%  

41. The Piano(1993)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Drama|Music Release Date:
Countries: New Zealand| Australia| France Languages:English | British Sign Language | Maori Rating:R
Description:A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.
Director: Jane Campion
Stars: Holly Hunter , Harvey Keitel , Sam Neill , Anna Paquin
Tags: Female Protagonist F Rated Period Piece
7.60    91%    86%  

42. The Duchess(2008)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: UK| Italy| France| USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Director: Saul Dibb
Stars: Keira Knightley , Ralph Fiennes , Charlotte Rampling , Dominic Cooper
Tags: Based On Book Female Protagonist Family Relationships Friendship Politics
6.90    61%    67%  

43. A Very Long Engagement(2004)

Original Title: Un long dimanche de fiançailles
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Romance|War Release Date:
Countries: France| USA Languages:French | German | Corsican Rating:R
Description:Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Stars: Audrey Tautou , Gaspard Ulliel , Dominique Pinon , Chantal Neuwirth
Tags: War Crime Female Protagonist World War One Investigation Nonlinear Timeline Based On Novel Detective Court Martial Christmas Revenge Friendship Voice Over Narration Missing Person
7.70    78%    85%  

44. Girl with a Pearl Earring(2003)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Biography Release Date:
Countries: UK| Luxembourg Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.
Director: Peter Webber
Stars: Colin Firth , Scarlett Johansson , Tom Wilkinson , Judy Parfitt
6.90    72%    68%  

45. Phantom Thread(2017)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Vicky Krieps , Daniel Day-Lewis , Lesley Manville , Sue Clark
Tags: Nonlinear Timeline Period Piece Psychological
7.60    91%    69%  

46. The African Queen(1951)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Drama|Adventure|War Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Languages:English | German | Swahili Rating:PG
Description:At the start of the first World War, in the middle of Africa’s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off a German warship.
Director: John Huston
Stars: Humphrey Bogart , Katharine Hepburn , Robert Morley , Peter Bull
Tags: National Film Registry World War One Afi
7.90    98%    86%  

47. Dreamgirls(2006)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Music|Musical Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.
Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Jamie Foxx , Beyoncé Knowles , Eddie Murphy , Danny Glover
Tags: Female Protagonist Vietnam War Christmas Boxing Jazz Friendship
6.50    78%    71%  

48. Doctor Zhivago(1965)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|War Release Date:
Countries: USA| Italy| UK Languages:English | Russian | French Rating:PG-13
Description:The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.
Director: David Lean
Stars: Omar Sharif , Julie Christie , Geraldine Chaplin , Rod Steiger
Tags: World War One Based On Novel Afi Revenge Blockbuster
8.00    82%    88%  

49. Out of Africa(1985)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Biography Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Languages:English | Swahili Rating:PG
Description:Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.
Director: Sydney Pollack
Stars: Meryl Streep , Robert Redford , Klaus Maria Brandauer , Michael Kitchen
Tags: Based On Book Female Protagonist World War One Based On True Story Friendship Voice Over Narration Blockbuster
7.20    59%    83%  

50. Dangerous Liaisons(1988)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Language:English Rating:R
Description:A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman.
Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Glenn Close , John Malkovich , Michelle Pfeiffer , Swoosie Kurtz
Tags: Based On Novel Tragedy Revenge Betrayal
7.60    93%    83%  

51. Becoming Jane(2007)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Biography Release Date:
Countries: UK| Ireland Language:English Rating:PG
Description:A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Director: Julian Jarrold
Stars: Anne Hathaway , James McAvoy , Julie Walters , James Cromwell
Tags: Courtroom Female Protagonist Heartbreak Boxing Betrayal Voice Over Narration
7.10    57%    74%  

52. The Young Victoria(2009)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Languages:English | German Rating:PG
Description:A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Stars: Emily Blunt , Rupert Friend , Paul Bettany , Miranda Richardson
Tags: Female Protagonist Politics Period Piece
7.30    76%    74%  

53. Casanova(2005)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy|Adventure Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:With a reputation for seducing members of the opposite sex, regardless of their marital status, a notorious womanizer discovers a beauty who seems impervious to his charms. However, as he continues to pursue the indifferent lady, he finds himself falling in love.
Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Heath Ledger , Sienna Miller , Jeremy Irons , Oliver Platt
6.50    44%    58%  

54. The Age of Innocence(1993)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Italian Rating:PG
Description:Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis , Michelle Pfeiffer , Winona Ryder , Linda Faye Farkas
Tags: Based On Novel Voice Over Narration
7.20    80%    76%  

55. Little Women(1994)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Family Release Date:
Countries: USA| Canada Languages:English | German | French Rating:PG
Description:The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.
Director: Gillian Armstrong
Stars: Winona Ryder , Gabriel Byrne , Trini Alvarado , Samantha Mathis
Tags: Coming Of Age Female Protagonist Based On Novel Civil War Family Relationships Christmas Reference To William Shakespeare
7.30    90%    84%  

56. The Light Between Oceans(2016)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: UK| New Zealand| USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Stars: Michael Fassbender , Alicia Vikander , Rachel Weisz , Florence Clery
Tags: Investigation Based On Novel
7.20    60%    67%  

57. Far from the Madding Crowd(2015)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Drama Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:A beautiful young woman maintains relationships with three very different men.
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Stars: Carey Mulligan , Matthias Schoenaerts , Tilly Vosburgh , Mark Wingett
Tags: Violence Based On Novel Christmas Boxing Friendship F Rated Voice Over Narration
7.10    85%    75%  

58. Sophie's Choice(1982)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Languages:English | Polish | German | French | Russian Rating:R
Description:After spending time with his new neighbors, an aspiring writer realizes they are harboring deep secrets that will forever change him.
Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Meryl Streep , Kevin Kline , Peter MacNicol , Rita Karin
Tags: Concentration Camp World War Two Based On Novel Racism Holocaust Tragedy Voice Over Narration
7.70    77%    85%  

59. A Room with a View(1985)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: UK Languages:English | Italian Rating:UR
Description:When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting...
Director: James Ivory
Stars: Maggie Smith , Helena Bonham Carter , Denholm Elliott , Julian Sands
Tags: Based On Book Self Discovery Female Protagonist Based On Novel
7.40    100%    85%  

60. Emma(1996)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:In rural 1800s England things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman.
Director: Douglas McGrath
Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow , James Cosmo , Greta Scacchi , Alan Cumming
Tags: Female Protagonist Based On Novel Satire Female Lead Friendship
6.80    NA    73%  

61. Bajirao Mastani(2015)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Drama|War|History Release Date:
Country: India Language:Hindi Rating:NA
Description:A historical account of the romance between the Maratha general, Baji Rao I and Mastani, a Muslim princess.
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Stars: Priyanka Chopra , Deepika Padukone , Irrfan Khan , Ranveer Singh
7.20    67%    74%  

62. Jodhaa Akbar(2008)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Drama|Adventure|Action|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: India Languages:Hindi | Urdu Rating:NA
Description:Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal Emperor, Akbar and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa.
Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Stars: Hrithik Roshan , Aishwarya Rai Bachchan , Sonu Sood , Poonam Sinha
7.60    79%    78%  

63. Cleopatra(1963)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA| Switzerland Language:English Rating:AP
Description:Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.
Directors: Joseph L. Mankiewicz , Rouben Mamoulian , Darryl F. Zanuck
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor , Richard Burton , Rex Harrison , Pamela Brown
Tags: Violence Female Protagonist Based On Novel Civil War Betrayal Politics Blockbuster
7.00    55%    69%  

64. Loving(2016)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Biography Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Director: Jeff Nichols
Stars: Ruth Negga , Joel Edgerton , Will Dalton , Dean Mumford
Tags: Courtroom Based On True Story Family Relationships Racism Interracial Love
7.00    89%    79%  

65. Belle(2013)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: UK Language:English Rating:PG
Description:The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.
Director: Amma Asante
Stars: Matthew Goode , Lauren Julien-Box , Natasha Williams , Alan McKenna
Tags: Coming Of Age Based On True Story Family Relationships Slavery Racism
7.40    83%    82%  

66. Howards End(1992)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: UK| Japan| USA Languages:English | German Rating:PG
Description:A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.
Director: James Ivory
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave , Helena Bonham Carter , Joseph Bennett , Emma Thompson
Tags: Female Protagonist Based On Novel Family Relationships Christmas Friendship
7.50    92%    82%  

67. Mansfield Park(1999)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Country: UK Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband, Sir Thomas. Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral ...
Director: Patricia Rozema
Stars: Hannah Taylor Gordon , Talya Gordon , Lindsay Duncan , Bruce Byron
Tags: 1800S Family Relationships Slavery Drug Addiction Racism Romantic Rivalry Reference To William Shakespeare Friendship F Rated Voice Over Narration
7.10    76%    77%  

68. Maurice(1987)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: UK Language:English Rating:R
Description:After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.
Director: James Ivory
Stars: James Wilby , Hugh Grant , Rupert Graves , Denholm Elliott
Tags: Friendship Between Men Courtroom Based On Novel Family Relationships Christmas Boxing Friendship
7.70    93%    87%  

69. Hello, Dolly!(1969)

Runtime: Genres:Family|Romance|Music|Adventure|Comedy|Musical Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:G
Description:Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, convincing his niece, his niece's intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way.
Director: Gene Kelly
Stars: Barbra Streisand , Walter Matthau , Michael Crawford , Marianne McAndrew
Tags: Based On Play Blockbuster
7.20    44%    76%  

70. The Wings of the Dove(1997)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Language:English Rating:R
Description:An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without.
Director: Iain Softley
Stars: Helena Bonham Carter , Linus Roache , Alex Jennings , Charlotte Rampling
7.20    86%    78%  

71. Mughal-E-Azam(1960)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|War Release Date:
Country: India Language:Urdu Rating:NA
Description:Inspired by true events, a 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father.
Director: K. Asif
Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor , Madhubala , Durga Khote , Nigar Sultana
8.30    91%    91%  

72. The Emperor and the Assassin(1998)

Original Title: Jing Ke ci Qin Wang
Runtime: Genres:Drama|History Release Date:
Countries: China| Japan| France Language:Mandarin Rating:R
Description:In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.
Director: Kaige Chen
Stars: Li Gong , Fengyi Zhang , Zhou Sun , Xiaohe Lü
7.30    81%    78%  

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