Top 10 Romances on HBO Max In 2022
News - 16th Jan 2023
1. Casablanca (1942)
Casablanca is still one of the most beloved and well-respected movies of all time, despite being a film that has been viewed more than a million times. The screenplay adaptation by Julius J. Epstein (Philip G. Epstein) and Howard Koch is a key reason. It's often referred to as the most intelligent, quotable script ever created. There's also the romance between Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart. We are proud of the characters at the end, which is why we love this movie so much. Rick and Ilsa put the greater good first and gave a human face to the sacrifices made in wartime, even if they were not on the battlefield. Indeed, The Greatest Generation. Casablanca's message about doing right and seeing the bigger picture will resonate with audiences. Don't miss the chance to see one of Hollywood's greatest hits.
2. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
We will have what she has. This modern classic is about two friends who discover that they can have sex together over many years. The American Film Institute ranked When Harry Met Sally... as the 23rd most popular American comedy and 25th best romantic movie. It was directed by Rob Reiner. The film ends with a well-known declaration of love that occurs just before twelve.
3. You've Got Mail (1998)
Nora Ephron's modernized 1990s remake of Ernst Lubitsch’s classic Shop Around the Corner stars Tom Hanks as Meg Ryan and Meg Ryan respectively, who are business rivals who hate each other in person...unaware that they're falling for each other online. The original, with James Stewart and Margaret Suellavan, was a great film. This is a lighthearted diversion.
4. In the Mood for Love (2000)
Wong Kar-wai’s Hong Kong drama about adultery, unexpected feelings and heartbreakingly beautiful performances is already widely regarded as one of the most important films of all time. In the Mood For Love was restored in 2016 by the Criterion Collection.
5. The Notebook (2004)
This epic melodrama is based on Nicholas Sparks' novel. It centers on a love story between Ryan Gosling (a poor boy from the country) and Rachel McAdams (a rich girl from the city). Their relationship spans decades and faces endless adversity. The film, which was hugely successful, featured James Garner, Gena rowlands, Joan Allen, and James Garner. It also inspired a whole sub-genre in Sparks adaptations.
6. A Room With a View (1985)
This is the culmination of decades-long, extraordinary romantic and professional relationship between James Ivory and Ismail Merchant. Helena Bonham Carter plays the role of an Englishwoman who is torn between two men. The film is a touching love story that also criticizes English society in the early 20th century, much like the E.M. Forster novel.
7. Brief Encounter (1945)
Celia Johnson plays a bored housewife in David Lean's romantic drama. She meets a married stranger in prewar England and ends up falling for him. Based on Noel Coward’s play Still Life, which was adapted by the author himself, Brief Encounter is one of the most acclaimed British films. Nominated for three Oscars.
8. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Jon M. Chu's film adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s novel is a landmark moment in Hollywood representation. It tells the story about an economist who finds out that her boyfriend is almost a Singaporean prince. The film is also one of the most successful studio romantic comedies in the last decade. It's hilarious, beautiful, and moving. Crazy Rich Asians, the third 2018 release that topped the box office for three consecutive weekends after Black Panther or Infinity War, was hugely successful.
9. City Lights (1931)
This is Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece. This is the story of Little Tramp (Chaplin), who falls in love with Vivian Cherrill, a blind flower girl (Virginia Cherrill), and has to endure a difficult relationship with Harry Meyers (a drunken millionaire), and many other obstacles, so that the apple of His eye might see. City Lights, a silent film made four years after the talkie revolution was over, was also a special film for Chaplin. It was ultimately his favorite of his many masterpieces, and he spent an unusually long amount of time putting it together. He also composed the movie's soundtrack for the first time, adding to his many credits as actor, writer director, producer and editor.
10. Moonstruck (1987)
Take a break from it and watch one of the greatest rom-coms ever made. Cher and Nicolas Cage are the stars in this award-winning movie about an Italian-American woman who is drawn to her hot-tempered, but very hunky brother. Moonstruck received six Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture. It won three Academy Awards: Best Actress and Supporting Actress (Olympia Dukakis), and Best Original Screenplay. Roger Ebert named Moonstruck one of his "Great Movies", a list that includes the best cinematic films. It's bittersweet, and it's full of characters that are so real. The laughs are often big.