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NoBo’s favorite romance films for a Valentine’s night at home

Looking for a special way to spend an evening in this Valentine’s Day? Need a suggestion for a great romance flick? Explore NoBo’s Favorite Romance Films to help ignite that flame on February 14.

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10. La Dolce Vita

Who doesn’t think of Italian food, their fine wines, and fantastic films like La Dolce Vita, a great date movie for the film fanatics. This Fellini classic follows a paparazzo journalist’s escapes for a week in Rome.

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9. Brokeback Mountain

Set in the 1960’s and still controversial when it was released, this tale about two sheep herders evolves into an unexpected love story that touched audiences and the Oscars voters as well.

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8. The Princess Bride

Who can deny the hilarity of this classic fairy tale? With an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and plenty of humor, the endless difficulties play out one after the other until the sheer will to rescue The Princess Bride wins out.

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7. The Piano

A love story like no other, The Piano deserves to take its place among the classic romance films of all time. A little slow to start, the riveting performance of Holly Hunter cannot go unnoticed. This modern film treats erotic passion honestly and openly, and truly captures the essence of humanity.

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6. Say Anything

Lloyd Dobler’s blasting of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” outside his crush’s window goes down one of the most memorable cinematic moments from the 80’s. This romantic display has become an iconic expression of love, spoofed countless times on sitcoms, SNL, and movies alike.

5. Titanic

“I’ll never let go…” of this film! With a topic like the sinking of the Titanic, this love story obviously ended before it even began. Now, James Cameron’s 1997 epic masterpiece will soon return to theaters in 3D!

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4. Romeo and Juliet

If you went to high school, you know this love story. The Montagues and the Capulets. A pair of star-crossed lovers. Certain tragedy. It is in the title. Many may be upset by our inclusion of this modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic, but there’s something so unique about Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet that we had to include it on our list.

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3. Ghost

The chemistry between Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore kicks off this heartfelt story about love and loss. Who will ever forget the pottery scene? When you throw in the incomparable Whoopi Goldberg as faux-psychic Oda Mae Brown, you have cinematic gold that touches not only the heart but the funny bone as well. “Molly, you in danger girl.”

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2. The Notebook

I haven’t seen many films where men and women alike exit theaters in tears, but The Notebook strikes a chord with all audiences. Telling the tale of young love set against its modern-day realities cuts to the core of humanity. The Notebook is certainly one of the best romance films of the modern era and perhaps of all time.

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1. Casablanca

With one of the most iconic movie lines of all time, we think it’s nearly everyone’s favorite and it should be. It’s by far the best romance film of all time. With war-torn Europe and romances flourishing, who wouldn’t love watching an awkward love triangle develop that ends with the ultimate sacrifice of happiness for love? Besides, Humphrey Bogart’s and Ingrid Bergman’s performances are simply unforgettable.

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