If you’re looking for a romantic movie to watch this weekend, why not check out one of the classics from the 1990s? These movies are sure to make you fall in love all over again. From Love Potion No. 9 to Notting Hill, we’ve got you covered. So grab some popcorn and get ready for a romantic night in.
Pretty Woman (1990)
Pretty Woman centers on down-on-her-luck Hollywood escort Vivian Ward, who is hired by Edward Lewis, a wealthy businessman, to be his companion for several business and social functions, and then is unexpectedly hired to be his girlfriend as well. Over the course of their week-long arrangement, the two develop a growing mutual attraction for each other. Their relationship blossoms into romance as they work together to save her career.
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
A recent widower, Sam (Tom Hanks), moves with his son Jonah (Ross Malinger) to Seattle to start a new life. While Jonah is content to start over, Sam finds it difficult to move on. When Jonah calls a national radio talk show one night to find a new wife for his father, Sam is reluctant at first, but decides to go along with it. Over the course of the film, Sam begins to open up and starts dating again. He even finds a new love interest in Annie (Meg Ryan), a woman he meets on the Empire State Building. However, just as things seem to be going well, Annie’s fiancee Walter (Bill Pullman) reenters the picture and complicates things.
Love Potion No. 9 
A nerdy scientist named Paul Matthews meets a beautiful woman named Diane Farrow, and he falls head-over-heels in love with her. In an attempt to win her over, he breaks into a perfumery and steals a love potion. The potion works like a charm, and Diane falls madly in love with him. But when the effects of the potion begin to wear off, Paul must find a way to keep Diane’s love before she dumps him for a more suave guy.
The Wedding Singer (1998)
The Wedding Singer is a 1998 film set in 1985 about a wedding singer, played by Adam Sandler, who is left at the altar by his fiancée. He then meets and falls in love with a waitress, played by Drew Barrymore.
10 Things I Hate About You 
10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy-drama film. In the film, new student Cameron (Gordon-Levitt) is smitten with Bianca (Stiles) and, in order to get around her father’s strict rules on dating, attempts to set up her bad-tempered older sister Kat (Ledger) with someone so that he can date Bianca.
Notting Hill 
William Thacker owns a travel bookstore in Notting Hill, London. Despite his average looks and anti-social behavior, he somehow manages to attract the attention of Hollywood superstar Anna Scott. The two eventually fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by Anna’s fame and William’s insecurity.
She’s All That 
She’s All That is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Robert Iscove and starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachel Leigh Cook, Paul Walker, and Matthew Lillard. The film’s plot is loosely based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion. It follows Zack Siler (Prinze Jr.), a high school jock who makes a bet that he can turn “nerdy” art student Laney Boggs (Cook) into the school’s prom queen.
Zack Siler is the most popular guy in school, but when his girlfriend dumps him for being a shallow jerk, he makes a bet with his friends that he can turn any girl into the prom queen. He sets his sights on Laney Boggs, a shy, nerdy art student who doesn’t seem like she would be interested in him at all.
But as Zack gets to know Laney, he starts to see that she’s actually pretty cool, and he starts to fall for her. Can he win the bet and the girl? She’s All That is a funny, heartwarming story of teenage love.
Runaway Bride 
The Runaway Bride is a romantic comedy film released in 1999, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. The film follows a woman who has left a string of grooms at the altar and is now getting cold feet about her upcoming wedding.
Never Been Kissed 
The movie is about a journalist, Josie Geller, who is sent undercover to a high school to experience what teenage life is like and write about it. She struggles to fit in and is constantly teased by the popular kids. However, she does make some friends along the way and even falls in love with her English teacher.
You’ve Got Mail 
You’ve Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron and starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The film is about two people who are opposites in almost every way but who fall in love with each other over the course of several months of online correspondence. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $250 million worldwide.
The Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage. Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater, portrayed respectively by DiCaprio and Winslet, are fictional characters, although historical figures such as Captain Smith and Molly Brown are portrayed by actors with the same names.
The film was partially financed by Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox; it was the most expensive film ever made at the time, with an estimated budget of $200 million. Upon its release on December 19, 1997, Titanic achieved critical and commercial success. Nominated for fourteen Academy Awards, it won eleven, including the awards for Best Picture and Best Director, tying Ben-Hur (1959) for the most Oscars won by a single film. With an initial worldwide gross of over $1.84 billion, Titanic was the first film to reach the billion-dollar mark. It remained the highest-grossing film of all time until Cameron’s 2009 film Avatar surpassed it in 2010.
The English Patient 
The English Patient tells the story of Count Laszlo de Almásy (Ralph Fiennes), a Hungarian cartographer, who is injured in a plane crash in the Sahara desert in World War II and is cared for by a nurse, Hana (Juliette Binoche). Almásy falls in love with Hana, but he is also in love with Katherine (Kristin Scott Thomas), the wife of a British diplomat. The story is told in flashbacks, as Almásy is dying in Hana’s care.
Picture Perfect 
Picture Perfect is a romantic comedy film released in 1997, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jay Mohr. The film follows a woman who pretends to be engaged to her boss in order to get ahead at work. But when she meets the man of her dreams, she has to choose between love and career.
The Bridges of Madison County 
Meryl Streep stars as Francesca Johnson, a Iowa housewife who is living a happy, if somewhat unfulfilled, life with her husband and children. She meets Robert Kincaid (Clint Eastwood), a National Geographic photographer who is in town to photograph the bridges of Madison County. The two have a brief but intense affair, and Francesca must choose between her life with her family and the life she could have had with Robert. The Bridges of Madison County is a touching and romantic drama that explores the complexities of love and marriage.
While You Were Sleeping 
Sandra Bullock stars as Lucy, a lonely transit worker who saves the life of a man who falls onto the tracks of a subway train. She becomes convinced that he is her true love when she starts having vivid dreams about him. When the man, Peter, finally wakes up from his coma, he has no recollection of Lucy. She begins to insert herself into his life, pretending to be his girlfriend, in order to keep him from marrying the wrong woman. But as she gets to know him better, she starts to fall for him for real and must decide whether to tell him the truth about her feelings or let him go.
What are your favorite romantic 90s movies? Let us know in the comments below! And don’t forget to share this list with your friends if you think they’ll enjoy it. Happy watching!
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