ByJancy Richardson, writer at
To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'
Jancy Richardson

There are some movies that are too unashamedly romantic, too breathtakingly loved-up to watch as a singleton. Sure, you can watch these movies any time, but it's gonna be best with someone to cuddle up to.

I'm not saying these are the best movies, guys. I'm just saying, they're just so gosh darn romantic, they all made me bawl like a baby.

1. Harold and Maude (1972)

Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon star in the sweetest, oddest, most age-gappy romance of all time. How can a movie manage to be so funny and so sad all at once?

2. The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

The movie may not capture the dizzying emotional heights of Audrey Niffenegger's 2003 novel, but The Time Traveler's Wife still puts its audience through the wringer.

3. An Affair to Remember (1957)

I was bawling at this one. BAWLING. Carey Grant is dapper and Deborah Kerr and simply darling in this 50's happy-weepy. If possible, watch when it's raining outside and you and your S.O. are curling up with an Italian coffee.

4. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

The death of Heath Ledger tinges this movie with a melancholy it didn't have first time around, but never has a teen romance so perfectly blended naive charm, breezy comedy and real romance so aptly.

5. Imagine Me & You (2005)

Two charismatic leading ladies - Covert Affairs' Piper Perabo and 300's Lena Headey - drive this charming, well-acted and amusing romance. Made in the jolly, shrewdly-scripted style of a lesbian Love, Actually, this is a real feel-good movie for the 21st Century.

6. What's Up, Doc? (1972)

People sometimes forget what a wonderful comedy actress Barbara Streisand is, and this movie is her at the peak of her prowess. The constant belly laughs don't detract from her sizzling chemistry with co-star Ryan O'Neal.

7. Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)

Deeply romantic, wildly emotional, and so goddamn heart-wrenching you wouldn't want to watch it outside the confines of a more stable relationship, Blue is the Warmest Color is essential viewing for lovers of L.O.V.E.

8. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

As much as Eternal Sunshine is a lovely movie to watch with your love interest, I'd advise watching as a couple simply because you don't want to view it fresh out of a break-up. So. Many. Emotions!

9. Titanic (1997)

As a teenager, my girlfriend and I used to watch this movie over and over (often editing the ending by turning it off just before they hit the - SPOILERS! - iceberg). Leo & Kate's performance is really something special.

10. True Romance (1993)

Personally, I think this may be the most romantic film of all time. From the rip-roaring crime capers to the final scene that still gives me butterflies, this is sweetest movie a romantic could wish for. Heartwarming? You'll melt.

This year, I'm going with Titanic for the thirtieth time...

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