The 100 best romantic movies: writers

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 some of the most respected writers around: including the man who wrote ‘The Notebook’, Nicholas Sparks; ‘Fifty Shades of Gray’ author, EL James; Iain Sinclair; and ‘Submarine’ novelist Joe Dunthorne. Here are the writers’ lists of their top ten favourite romantic movies.

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Lucy Alibar

Lucy Alibar co-wrote ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ with director Benh Zeitlin, based on her one-act play ‘Juicy and Delicious’.

Moira Buffini

Moira Buffini is a playwright and screenwriter whose films include ‘Tamara Drewe’ and ‘Jane Eyre’. Her latest film ‘Byzantium’ is out on May 10.

‘But I haven't even reached the ’80s – “Wings of Desire”, “Dirty Dancing” and the unforgettable “Scarlet Pimpernel” with Jane Seymour and Anthony Andrews!’

Joe Dunthorne

Poet and author Joe Dunthorne’s first novel ‘Submarine’ was made into the film by Richard Ayoade.

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