The 100 best romantic movies: filmmakers

Filmmakers including Richard Curtis and Michel Gondry vote for their favourite romantic films



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How did we choose the 100 best romantic movies of time? We asked the experts, including some of the world’s most in-demand directors. We’ve consulted romcom master Richard Curtis (‘Notting Hill’), Edgar Wright (‘Shaun of the Dead’) and Michel Gondry (‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’). Here are the directors’ lists of their top ten favourite romantic movies.

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Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas produced 'The Last Emperor’, ‘Crash’, ‘Sexy Beast’ and the forthcoming ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’.

Jamie Travis

Director Jamie Travis's debut feature ‘For a Good Time, Call...’ is available on DVD now.

Tommy Wiseau

Tommy Wiseau wrote and directed midnight movie sensation ‘The Room’.

‘If a lot of people love each other, the world will be a better place to live.’

Penny Woolcock

Penny Woolcock is the director of films including ‘Mischief Night’, ‘Tina Goes Shopping’ and ‘One Mile Away’.

Stephen Woolley

Stephen Woolley is a producer of films including ‘Interview with the Vampire’, ‘The Crying Game’ and ‘Made in Dagenham’.

Edgar Wright

Edgar Wright directed ‘Shaun of the Dead’, 'Hot Fuzz' and ‘Scott Pilgrim vs the World’. His new film ‘The World’s End’ is out in August.

‘“Gregory’s Girl” perfectly captures deep crushes and summer nights. “Notorious” is the hottest Hitch, with smouldering espionage and high sexual tension. “Out of Sight” has Clooney and J-Lo flirting in a trunk and that Nic Roeg style bedroom scene. “WALL-E” is the best first date movie ever. And I’ve chosen “Dames” simply for the Ruby Keeler “I Only Have Eyes For You” number.’

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