One of the most popular film genres in the movie industry has always been romantic comedies and love stories. The up-lifting tone and heart-warming nature of such films gives people hope that love is possible for everyone, no matter the circumstances.

Romantic movies have always been great for date night. For decades couples who love films have taken to the cinema to enjoy the company of one another after a romantic dinner. Whether watched in the cinema or in the comfort of one’s own home, romantic movies always tend to put people in the mood for love and for this reason, are great to watch with a boyfriend or girlfriend. Here is a list of five great love films to watch with one’s significant other.

1. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Two college acquaintances carpool to New York City, realising they have an intense dislike for one another on the way there they hope to never set eyes on each other again but fate has other plans. Directed by Rob Reiner.

Cast: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

Why Watch this Movie?
It is a true to life example of how relationships can develop and change over time.

2. Love Actually (2003)

Set during the Christmas period, the love stories of eight different couples dovetail in a story which clearly defines all the different types of love and proves that love actually is all around. Directed by Richard Curtis.

Cast: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Kiera Knightley, Colin Firth

Why Watch this Movie?
The film is set apart from other love films in that it creates a feel-good atmosphere while putting the viewer in the Christmas spirit.

3. An Affair To Remember (1957)

Both promised to other people, a ladies man and a singer meet and fall in love while on a cruise to New York City, and promise to meet each other six months later at the top of the Empire State Building. Directed by Leo McCarey.

Cast: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr

Why Watch this Movie?
This is one of the quintessential tragic love stories.

4. Brief Encounter (1945)

Waiting for her connecting train, a married woman meets a doctor in the station cafe and they begin to fall in love, meeting there once a week, every week until the time comes when a decision finally has to be made. Directed by David Lean.

Cast: Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson

Why Watch this Movie?
This film, made in Britain during World War II, rivals Hollywood’s films as one of the best romantic movies of all time.

5. Serendipity (2001)

A chance meeting between a couple of late night Christmas shoppers sparks a romance and the universe keeps hinting that they should be together. Directed by Peter Chelsom.

Cast: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale

Why Watch this Movie?
This film is a must see for anyone who has met someone they felt a connection with but never acted on that feeling.