WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down the best Hollywood romances of all time.
WASHINGTON – From Rhett and Scarlett to Harry and Sally, the road of movie history is paved with romance.
So just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re counting down the Top 50 Hollywood Romances.
Note that this list isn’t based on overall movie quality, but on the power of the romance within that movie. For example, “American Hustle” is a better overall film than “Her,” but the latter was more of a romance. Or, “Bonnie & Clyde” would rank higher than “Jerry Maguire” on an overall best list, but the latter ranks higher on a list of best romances.
In the end, these lists are so subjective, so rather than stress about the order, just treat this as a guide to the 50 romances you must see this Valentine’s Day.
WTOP anchor Joan Jones says her favorite is “The Quiet Man” (1952), starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.
WTOP anchor John Aaron says his favorite is “Annie Hall” (1977), starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton.
Check out the gallery to the right to see whether your favorite movie romance made the cut.
Also, take a listen to my audio mash-up to see how many clips you recognize from romance movie history.