The 100 best romantic movies: film industry insiders

Leading movers and shakers vote for their favourite romantic films

How did we choose the 100 best romantic movies of all time? We asked the experts, including some of the behind-the-scene folks who make the film industry tick. These are film festival directors, cinema programmers and film company head honchos… plus a silent film pianist. Among them is the London Film Festival's Clare Stewart and the founder of Future Cinema Fabien Riggall. Here are the industry insiders’ lists of their top ten favourite romantic movies.

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Kate Gerova

Kate Gerova is the newly-appointed creative director of Birds Eye View.

Rosie Greatorex

Rosie Greatorex runs the Lexi Cinema in Kensal Rise, London. All proceeds from the cinema go to fund the Lynedoch Village charity in South Africa.

‘I will have the theme to “Badlands” if I get married. And I’d like to end up with a guy as much like Adam Sandler in “Punch-Drunk Love” as possible.

‘There are a lot of clever things to say about “Tabu”, but I just found it so sexy and charming and idiosyncratic and elegant. And this isn’t exactly a reason why it’s romantic, but “Harold and Maude” has the best look-to-camera in cinema history.’