10 Must See Romance Movies – From a Woman’s Perspective
This post was most recently updated on February 4th, 2017
Since Valentine’s Day is coming up in a few weeks, we decided to do two posts about romance movies. I posted a list of romance movies from a man’s perspective – and now it’s time for a woman’s perspective.
Which list do you like best or agree with most? Kelly’s (married man) or Rebecca’s (married woman)?
This list is from Rebecca…and contains affiliate links…
Top 10 Best Romance Movies
About Time (2013)
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 186,068 users from IMDB
Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy
About Time is the story of Tim (Gleeson) who learns as a young man that he was born with the ability to travel back in time. Throughout the course of the movie he learns how to best use his gift to ensure a happy life for him and his young family. After meeting Mary (McAdams), the girl of his dreams, he must find a way to tackle the small and big problems that come with everyday life and realize that happiness comes from enjoying the ride. The genuineness and normality of this movie is what makes its love story so utterly convincing – also it is about the biggest feel-good movie you will ever see.
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 90,582 users from IMDB
Stars: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham-Carter
Nothing will soften up your heart on Valentine’s Day like a good old fairytale that you already know inside and out. The classic story of Cinderella (Lily James) offers a twinkling sugary sweet tale of a young woman who rises out of the ashes to become a beautiful princess. It reminds every girl out there that no matter how shabby or tough our everyday life can be we are all princesses inside looking to be charmed by a handsome prince.
I loved this remake of Cinderella! It was nothing like the original animation but still romantic and a fresh new version.
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Date Night (2010)
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 123,266 users from IMDB
Stars: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg
This one goes out to the married women especially. Date Night takes us on an adventure that begins with a simple ordinary couple trying to escape their boring routines by going on a fancy date to hopefully spice up their marriage. When Phil (Carell) and Claire (Fey) arrive at the overbooked restaurant they pretend to be a couple who didn’t show up for their reservation, but when two mysterious guys show up at their table to escort them from the building, they regret their dishonesty bitterly. They then spend a night of running for their lives and solving a mystery that will certainly give their marriage the spicing up they were looking for.
You’ve Got Mail (1998)
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 145,364 users from IMDB
Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear
Joe (Tom Hanks) and Kathleen (Meg Ryan) each run bookstores in New York City, and though Joe is about to put Kathleen’s Shop Around the Corner out of business, they have no idea that they have actually been chatting online with each other for a long time without knowing who the other really is. When Joe learns Kathleen’s true identity and falls in love with her from a distance it is up to him to persuade her to see past their differences in order to give him a chance. It is a complicated story of abandoning first impressions and allowing true friendship to become true love.
I love Meg Ryan’s haircut in this movie too. This is an ideal Valentine’s Day movie!
PS I Love You (2007)
Rankings: 7.1/10 from 160,784 users from IMDB
Stars: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr.
This movie is about true love as well as loss and is not one that a girl can sit through without shedding a few tears. The movie begins by introducing Holly (Hilary Swank) and Gerry (Gerard Butler) who like any couple have heated arguments but in the end are deeply in love, only to skip ahead to a day after Gerry has tragically died from an illness. It continues to give your heartstrings a good tug as Holly finds that Gerry has left her little notes and instructions to help her move on with her life after his death. It’s about loneliness and sorrow but also about new beginnings, new hope and especially new love. It will for sure help a girl to appreciate her guy a little more on any given day.
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The Sound of Music (1965)
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 140,970 users from IMDB
Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker
Renowned not only for the phenomenal music but also for the love story that will never get too old. The Sound of Music tells the story of young Maria (Andrews) who leaves her convent to be the governess of Captain Von Trapp’s (Plummer) seven children. The widowed captain has spent the recent several years raising a strict and cold household that only a stubbornly friendly spirit like Maria can break. It perfectly demonstrates how a woman’s touch can reawaken love and affection in a family, not to mention in a proud man’s heart.
This is an absolute family favorite that is one of the few movies I’ve watch over and over. I love watching Maria and Captain Von Trapp fall in love.
You cannot rent a version online at this time, but you can buy a digital copy of The Sound of Music online (or buy a DVD/Blu Ray, etc).
Far and Away (1992)
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 46,316 users from IMDB
Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson
Joseph (Cruise) blames his father’s death on the cruelty of his landlord and dreams of someday owning his own land. Shannon (Kidman) has had it with being a respectable lady and craves a new modern life. In exchange for protection on her voyage, Shannon offers to pay Joseph’s fare across to America, and together they set off to start their lives over in the new world. Far and Away is about the sort of love that comes from going through thick and thin together. Much like a relationship, surviving in a strange country requires hard work and trusting in those you love.
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Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Rankings: 7.8/10 from 184,358 users from IMDB
Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn
Among the romances most loved by women is Pride and Prejudice, so naturally it is on this list. Elizabeth Bennett (Knightley) feels offended when Mr Darcy (Macfadyen) gives an air of being above her and her family. Throughout the story and as she gets to know him she learns to overcome her pride and accepts that she is falling in love with him. Bursting with lifelong lessons as classics are, it also has everything a female romantic head could wish for: elegant gowns, gentlemen, beautiful English scenery and honorable men desperately but reverently in love with good strong women. It all culminates at one of the last scenes when in the early light of dawn, Mr Darcy walks across a beautifully misty field to finally take Elizabeth’s hand. You are not going to want to wait till next Valentine’s Day to rewatch this one!
How do you Know? (2010)
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 34,175 users from IMDB
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson
How do you Know is not a story about deep love so much as it is about falling in love. Lisa (Witherspoon) goes through a tough period when she is cut from the US softball team and realizes that she might need to rethink her priorities in life. She goes on a brief date with George (Rudd) set up by her friend, but soon ends up in a rushed relationship with the baseball star Matty (Wilson). But she is yet to discover that George is silently falling in love with her from the sidelines which will send her back into some serious soul-searching. The highlight of this movie goes to Rudd’s ability to give a girl that tender look of complete adoration that will make any woman’s heart skip a beat.
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 156,101 users from IMDB
Stars: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote
Here is one to remind us of our fleeting yet meaningful teenage romances. A Walk to Remember paints the scenario of the popular guy, Landon (West), defying their differences and becoming enchanted by the slightly more nerdy and conservative Jamie (Moore). Despite Landon’s friends’, not to mention Jamie’s reverend father’s disapproval, they gain a love for one another that only an unexpected tragedy can measure. If you’re looking for a classic love conquers all story, this is it!
I asked a man and a woman to share their favorite romance movies…interesting enough they both chose different movies. There isn’t one that’s the same! Check out this list of romantic movies from a man’s perspective.
What’s your favorite romantic movie?