The 100 best romantic movies: film critics and journalists

Experts including Tom Hiddleston, Joan Collins and EL James vote for the best films about love and romance



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How did we choose the 100 best romantic movies of time? We asked the experts, including the folks who make their living from giving movies a critical mauling. From Danny Leigh of BBC One’s weekly film show, The Times’s Kate Muir and Time Out’s film editor Dave Calhoun, here are the critics’ top ten favourite romantic movies.

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Catherine Bray

Catherine Bray is the editor of and a guest presenter on the BBC’s Film 2013 show.

Dave Calhoun

Dave Calhoun is the film editor at Time Out London.

‘“Trouble in Paradise” is a perfect film with a perfect title: its sex and wit are not of this Earth. In “The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums”, Mizoguchi shows us love as a moral imperative. Also that romance makes us better people. And there’s romance of every stripe in “The Apartment”: sleazy, devotional, sparkling, ephemeral, life-changing.’

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