The romance genre dates back to the period when films weren’t seen to be as long as today. The first one was Thomas Edison’s creation which was only 18 seconds long. It was filmed in April 1896 that featured a kiss, and he named it “The May Irwin Kiss.” So, we may say that the genre made its way into the movies through this shortest-staged film.
Fortunately, today you can find various romantic movies on every online platform. Or if you want to watch it with your family, Disney Plus is your best option. It is loaded with classic stories of passion and love. Below is the list of the top 10 best romantic movies on Disney Plus for you to enjoy.
Director: Guy Ritchie
Writer John August, Guy Ritchie
Cast: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott
IMDb Rating: 6.9
Runtime: 2 hr.8 mins
The 2019 American musical fantasy film Aladdin is a live-action remake of the Disney animated film of the same name from 1992. On May 24, 2019, Aladdin made its theatrical debut in the United States. It earned more than $1 billion globally, ranking as the ninth-highest-grossing movie of the year. In addition, it won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie – Sci-Fi/Fantasy.
An altruistic street urchin and a vain Grand Vizier compete to possess a magic light that may grant their most sincere desires.
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson(
Cast: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest
IMDb Rating: 7.9
Runtime: 1 hr.45 mins
The 1990 American fantasy romance movie Edward Scissorhands received favorable reviews from critics and was a commercial success. It made more than four times its $20 million budget. In addition, the film received the Felix Award for Best Original Score.
It’s a story of an artificial man with scissors for hands who lives alone. But one day, he befriends a suburban woman who introduces him to her lifestyle.
Walk the Line
Director: James Mangold
Writer: Johnny Cash, Gill Dennis, James Mangold
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin
IMDb Rating: 7.8
Runtime: 2 hrs.16 mins
On November 18, 2005, 20th Century Fox released the biographical musical love drama Walk the Line in theatres. It is based on two memoirs by musician Johnny Cash: Cash: The Autobiography from 1997 – Man in Black: His Own Story in His Own Words from 1975.
An account of the life of country music superstar Johnny Cash, working on a cotton farm in Arkansas from his early years. He ascended to stardom with Sun Records in Memphis, where he cut records with Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley.
The Fault in Our Stars
Director: Josh Boone
Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, John Green
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff
IMDb Rating: 7.7
Runtime: 2 hrs.6 mins
The 2014 American coming-of-age romantic movie The Fault in Our Stars is built on John Green’s 2012 book of the same name. Critics gave the movie largely favorable reviews and praised the screenplay, Woodley and Elgort’s performances, and their on-screen connection. With a $12 million budget, the film made $307 million worldwide and topped the box office over its debut weekend.
Two people with adolescent cancer embarked on an inspiring adventure to see an isolated author in Amsterdam.
The Little Mermaid
Director: Blake Harris, Chris Bouchard
Writer: Blake Harris, Hans Christian Andersen
Cast: William Moseley, Poppy Drayton, Loreto Peralta
IMDb Rating: 4.3
Runtime: 1 hr.25 mins
It is a 1989 American animated musical movie. The film is partially based on Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 Danish fairy tale of the same title. Critics praised the animation, soundtrack, and characters once it premiered in theatres on November 17, 1989.
A mermaid princess strikes a Faustian deal in an effort to transform into a human and earn the prince’s affection.
Boys Don’t Cry
Director: Kimberly Peirce
Writer: Kimberly Peirce, Andy Bienen
Cast: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard
IMDb Rating: 7.5
Runtime: 1 hr.56 mins
The 1999 American biographical film Boys Don’t Cry is Brandon Teena’s true experience. The lead roles by Swank and Sevigny garnered most of the praise from critics, who ranked the movie among the finest of the year.
In a small Nebraskan town, Brandon Teena, a young guy, navigates relationships, daily life, and his gender identity.
Beauty and the Beast
Director: Bill Condon
Writer: Stephen Chbosky, Evan Spiliotopoulos, Linda Woolverton
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans
IMDb Rating: 7.1
Runtime: 2 hrs.9 mins
The 2017 American musical fantasy film is a live-action remake of the Disney animated picture of the same title from 1991. Critics gave the movie largely favorable reviews, with many applauding its fidelity to the original animated picture.
Until a selfish prince learns to fall for the lovely woman he imprisons, he has to live as a monster forever.
Director: Stephen Frears
Writer: Nick Hornby, D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink
Cast: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso
IMDb Rating: 7.4
Runtime: 1 hr.53 mins
Based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 British novel of the same title, High Fidelity is a 2000 American romantic comedy-drama. The film won the AFI Award for Movie of the Year.
Owner of a record shop and list writer, Rob discusses his top five heartbreaks, including the one happening now.
West Side Story
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Tony Kushner, Arthur Laurents
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose
IMDb Rating: 7.2
Runtime: 2 hrs.36 mins
The 2021 American musical drama West Side Story is the second full-length version of the 1957 theatrical production of the same title. Critics gave the movie favorable reviews, praising the cast’s work, Spielberg’s direction, and the cinematography.
Its plot centers on a forbidden romance and the conflict between two young street gangs from various ethnic backgrounds.
Till We Meet Again
Director: Merle Oberon, George Brent, Pat O’Brien
Writer: Giddens Ko
Cast: Kai Ko, Vivian Sung. Gingle Wang
IMDb Rating: 6.7
Runtime: 2 hrs.8 mins
It’s a Taiwanese romantic fantasy comedy film modeled on Giddens Ko’s novel of the same title. The film won a Golden Horse Award for Best Feature Film.
In Chinese mythology, Ah-Lun, who must decide while in the underworld, opts to become a deity of love. His hardest obstacle as he completes his chores on Earth is to connect a crimson string with someone he loves.