Hollywood Love Story Movies: 40 Movies To Restore Your Faith In Love

Hollywood Love Story Movies; Movies have a way of making us feel emotions we never thought we could feel otherwise. Whether it’s a horror film or a love story, a strong plot can make you feel that chill run down your spine. Over the years, Hollywood has produced some of the greatest love stories ever told. If you haven’t already seen them, you better.

Coz here’s our Hollywood love story movies list for you!

Plan your movie marathon now!

1. Casablanca (1942)

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Set in WWII, this is a love story of the cynical Rick Blaine and Ilsa and their second chance at love. This is a classic with Hollywood love story movies, a film which must be on everybody’s ‘must-watch’ list.

Here’s a fun fact: The script of Casablanca was written during the filming.

2. Gone With The Wind (1939)

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Gone With The Wind is set around the Civil War and is known as one of the best films of Vivien Leigh’s acting career. It is also on Satellite’s best Hollywood love story movies. It is the story of Scarlett who is in love with a man who is about to marry someone else. The film won 8 Academy Awards.

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3. Scent Of A Woman (1992)

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The Al-Pacino starrer revolves around the story of blind retired Army Ranger Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade who also turns out to be an alcoholic. Young Charlie is put up to the job of taking care of him for easy money only to find out that he has to accompany Slade to New York for their very own Thanksgiving.

4. The Notebook (2004)

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One of the best on-screen adaptations of a Nicholas Sparks story, The Notebook is the story of two lovers belonging to different classes of the society. Noah Calhoun and Allie fall in love despite their social differences but Allie’s family does not approve. Will love win? You’ll have to watch the movie to find out.

5. Titanic (1997)

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Another classic among  Hollywood love story movies on love of different classes, Titanic stole the viewers hearts with the love story of Jack and Rose. It is the story of the love that never reached its destiny but somehow remained complete.

6. Moulin Rouge (2001)

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Who doesn’t love stories with love triangles? This is a classic film on one such love story that revolves around the love interest of Christian, Satine and The Duke. It is a love story of two lovers fighting all odds to be together.

7. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

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When Harry Met Sally aims to answer the age-old question – can a man and a woman be just friends without falling in love? This is one of those Hollywood love story movies that takes a route different from the standard clichés of a third wheel that creates obstacles.

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8. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

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Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep give their best in this film that speaks of that short-lived love which stays in your heart forever. It is a story of the four-day love affair of Francesca and Robert that fill up three journals when she gets down to writing it down.

9. A Walk To Remember (2002)

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Another beautiful winner, one of the best Hollywood love story movies from the romantic author Nicholas Sparks that touched millions of hearts. What do you do when you fall in love with someone who has only a few days to live? Landon and Jamie fall hopelessly in love to fight all odds that try to separate them, even death.

10. Remember Me (2010)

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Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin play the perfect lovers brought together in unusual circumstances that also end up threatening to take them apart. The script of the film was a part of the ‘most liked unmade scripts’ in the Blacklist 2008.

11. Becoming Jane (2007)

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We all know the stories written by Jane Austen that talk of rebellious women who hoped to take their destiny into their own hands. But nobody ever speaks of Jane Austen and her own life. This is story that takes us through the course of her life and how she came to be known as the famous Jane Austen. This flick is one of the few Hollywood love story movies to win a People’s Choice Award.

12. P.S. I Love You (2007)

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How do you move on in life when you lose the one person who meant the world to you? This beautiful film revolves around how a dying husband leaves 10 letters for his wife guiding her through the process of moving on.

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13. Notting Hill (1999)

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Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, can anything be any better? This is an unusual love story of a celebrity and a man who owns a book store. It deals with the dream that most of us have – falling in love and being with the most famous person in the world. If you have a thing for Hugh Grant Hollywood love story movies, then this is your cup of tea.

14. Pretty Woman (1990)

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Another love story starring Julia Roberts but this time with Richard Gere opposite her. Julia plays the role of hooker who is hired by Richard’s character to only be with him for a week with no strings attached. But strings have their own way of getting hooked, don’t they?

15. The Holiday (2006)

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House-swapping sure sounds fun to help you get out of your daily life but what happens when you fall in love during the holiday? This flick is one of those light Hollywood love story movies; it talks about four people and how they find their connections in very unusual situations.

16. Dirty Dancing (1987)

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One of the best Hollywood love story movies to date. As the name suggests, it is about the love story that comes to life between two dance partners. Baby and Johnny meet each other at resort camp where Johnny is a dance instructor. Infatuated with him, Baby fills in as his partner after his original partner has to back out. It is then that the two fall in love while rehearsing their routines.

17. Serendipity (2001)

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Serendipity stole hearts as far as Hollywood love story movies go, with its story that tested the fate of two people who were not sure if they belonged together. Jonathan and Sara meet while shopping at a store but go their separate ways to see if destiny brings them back together. But will destiny bring them back together?

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18. Sleepless In Seattle (1993)

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Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan come together in this unique love story as a boy contacts a radio show to find a life partner for his widowed father. Jonathan urges his father Sam to express his feelings on the show, but little do they know that their lives are about to change with the entry of Annie who hears Sam’s story on the radio.

19. The Proposal (2009)

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An editor of a New York publisher is about to get deported as her visa expires when she forces her junior to pretend to be her lover and marry her in order to get her visa extended. What starts as a lie soon blooms into a romance. An interesting take on cliche Hollywood love story movies.

20. Australia (2008)

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An English woman visits Australia to look after her property where she meets with a stock-man who agrees to help her. Set in WWII, the story unveils as the pair travels miles with their cattle herd and experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia.

21. A Lot Like Love (2005)

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A lot like love but when you’re not quite there is what this film talks about. Oliver and Emily meet each other while on a flight from Los Angeles to New York and end up meeting again and again only to always part ways as they feel that they are not best-suited for each other. One of the Hollywood love story movies to feature a complete star cast.

22. Letters To Juliet (2010)

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I always say words have a way of charming the mind. This movie is all about love and its journey through the letters written to Juliet. An American girl in Italy finds one such unanswered letter and embarks on a journey to find the lovers mentioned in it.

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23. You’ve Got Mail (1998)

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Meg Ryan has starred in many of the classic Hollywood love story movies films that are loved even today. You’ve Got Mail is one such movie where her character communicates with Tom Hanks’ character over emails and they are soon attracted to each other. There’s only one problem, they don’t know who they are communicating with and in reality they can’t stand each other.

24. Music And Lyrics (2007)

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Drew Barrymore unites with Hugh Grant in this musical film where the two characters experience life and eventually love through their journey that ties them together through music.

25. The Ugly Truth (2009)

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Abby and Mike can’t stand each other. Mike hosts a show called ‘The Ugly Truth’ where he reveals the dark side of love. Abby is a producer on a local channel. Things take a turn for the worse when Abby’s channel hires Mike and the two are forced to work together.

26. No Reservations (2007)

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The life of a top chef changes when her sister passes away and she gets the guardianship of her niece. To make matters worse, her restaurant hires a new chef who poses the threat of taking over her position in the future.

27. My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)

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Julianne’s best friend invites her for his wedding and that is when she realizes that she’s madly in love with him. Throughout the film, she struggles and tries her best to get him to break off his wedding in order to tell him that she loves him. A classic among Hollywood love story movies.

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28. Bride and Prejudice (2004)

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Gurinder Chadha’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice involves a lot of Bollywood style dancing and music but maintains the charm of the original film.

29. 13 Going On 30 (2004)

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When you’re a teenager, you often focus on the life you want as an adult and fail to notice your own surroundings. What if you got a chance to see your future and make things right?

30. 27 Dresses (2008)

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Jane has been a bridesmaid 27 times already and life is getting more awkward as her little sister is tying the knot with her boss, whom Jane is in love with. Somewhere between all this we find the casual love cynic, Kevin Doyle. And he’s on the lookout for a human par ‘sensational’. Another one of Katherine Heigl’s best performances in Hollywood love story movies.

31. What Happens In Vegas (2008)

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This Ashton Kutcher-Cameron Diaz starrer talks about forced relations and second chances. It answers the most complicated question in our lives – is it possible to be in love with someone you once hated?

32. Nights In Rodanthe (2008)

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While Adrienne is looking after a friend’s inn in Rodanthe she meets Dr. Paul Flanner who is visiting the town to look after his son. The two are stuck together in the inn after a storm takes over the city, leading the two to look for comfort in each other’s company.

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33. Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past (2009)

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Taking a story base like ‘A Christmas Carol’ the movie revolves around the life of Connor who is haunted by the ghosts of his girlfriends of past, present and future to make him realize his mistake and who his true love is. Quite the introspective piece, a rare choice among our Hollywood love story movies that piqued male interest too.

34. Runaway Bride (1999)

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Ike, a columnist in USA Today writes a column on the ‘Runaway Bride’ based on the information he receives from a man at a bar about the woman who had been engaged several times but leaves all her grooms at the altar. Maggie (the runaway bride) complains to the editorial and gets Ike fired for factual inaccuracies. Just before her fourth wedding, Maggie and Ike have an interesting encounter.

35. Maid In Manhattan (2002)

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Is it possible for a political figure to fall in love with a maid at the hotel he’s staying at? Well, this movie is all about that romantic love affair that starts with a small lie but soon blooms into the biggest love story of the city.

36. 50 First Dates (2004)

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Commitment phobic Henry finally finds the woman of his dreams, Lucy, who makes him realize that commitment isn’t so bad after all. But things get complicated when Lucy, who has a short-term memory loss condition, forgets Henry the very next day.

37. Message In A Bottle (1999)

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Another one of Nicholas Sparks’ gems, this story is about a columnist who while on a trip discovers a bottle with a love letter inside it. Determined to find its writer, she takes off on a mission and ends up falling in love with him.

38. One Day (2011)

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After spending a night together, Dexter and Emma mutually deicide to remain just friends. They manage to remain so for the next 23 years with a lot of different partners in the middle after which they finally realize that they may be the best for each other.

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39. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003)

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The two lead characters get on their respective individual bets where Ben promises to get any woman to fall in love with him in 10 days while Andie takes on the challenge for her ‘How To’ column to find out how to lose a guy in 10 days. A very humourous take on Hollywood love story movies.

40. 500 Days Of Summer (2009)

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A depressed Tom talks about his 500-day long relationship with Summer Finn. He talks about how they got together despite Summer being clear on not wanting a relationship and not believing in love. She eventually breaks up with him, and when they meet the next time, she is already engaged to someone else.

These were our top 40 picks for the best Hollywood love story movies. If you haven’t already watched them then I’d suggest you put you movie pajamas on and get in a marathon mood!

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