TimeOut's 100 Best Romantic Movies

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What are the 100 most romantic movies of all time? To find out we asked 101 experts for their top ten romantic films. These are people who know romance, from ‘The Notebook’ author Nicholas Sparks to ‘Notting Hill’ director Richard Curtis and ‘Downton Abbey’ star Joanne Froggatt. We’ve crunched the numbers and here’s the final list, from 100 down to one.

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    Brief Encounter

    1945, in 20 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 35 top lists Check
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    Faa yeung nin wa

    2000 — a.k.a. In the Mood for Love, in 26 top lists Check
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    Annie Hall

    1977, in 34 top lists Check
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    Harold and Maude

    1971, in 18 top lists Check
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    Brokeback Mountain

    2005, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Apartment

    1960, in 26 top lists Check
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    A Matter of Life and Death

    1946 — a.k.a. Stairway to Heaven, in 20 top lists Check
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    2004, in 25 top lists Check
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    Punch-Drunk Love

    2002, in 10 top lists Check
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    WALL·E

    2008, in 22 top lists Check
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    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 30 top lists Check
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    'I Know Where I'm Going!'

    1945, in 12 top lists Check
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    Letter from an Unknown Woman

    1948, in 13 top lists Check
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    Badlands

    1973, in 20 top lists Check
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    Wild at Heart

    1990, in 5 top lists Check
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    La belle et la bête

    1946 — a.k.a. Beauty and the Beast, in 24 top lists Check
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    True Romance

    1993, in 5 top lists Check
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    Manhattan

    1979, in 19 top lists Check
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    L'Atalante

    1934 — a.k.a. Le chaland qui passe, in 21 top lists Check
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    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    1927, in 34 top lists Check
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    Les amants du Pont-Neuf

    1991 — a.k.a. The Lovers on the Bridge, in 10 top lists Check
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    Up

    2009, in 16 top lists Check
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    Before Sunrise

    1995, in 12 top lists Check
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    When Harry Met Sally...

    1989, in 12 top lists Check
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    Les parapluies de Cherbourg

    1964 — a.k.a. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Bridges of Madison County

    1995, in 4 top lists Check
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    Romeo + Juliet

    1996 — a.k.a. Romeo and Juliet, in 6 top lists Check
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    Before Sunset

    2004, in 15 top lists Check
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    The African Queen

    1951, in 11 top lists Check
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    Amour

    2012, in 9 top lists Check
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    The English Patient

    1996, in 16 top lists Check
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    Vertigo

    1958, in 42 top lists Check
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    Blue Valentine

    2010, in 2 top lists Check
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    Angst essen Seele auf

    1974 — a.k.a. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, in 12 top lists Check
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    All That Heaven Allows

    1955, in 11 top lists Check
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    À bout de souffle

    1960 — a.k.a. Breathless, in 27 top lists Check
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    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    1961, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Last of the Mohicans

    1992, in 7 top lists Check
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    Titanic

    1997, in 23 top lists Check
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    The Shop Around the Corner

    1940, in 12 top lists Check
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    Moonrise Kingdom

    2012, in 5 top lists Check
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    Dirty Dancing

    1987, in 7 top lists Check
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    Bringing Up Baby

    1938, in 21 top lists Check
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    Weekend

    2011, in 4 top lists Check
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    Pretty Woman

    1990, in 11 top lists Check
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    Lost in Translation

    2003, in 15 top lists Check
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    Ghost

    1990, in 9 top lists Check
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    West Side Story

    1961, in 22 top lists Check
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    His Girl Friday

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
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Last updated on Jul 12, 2015; source