14 of Netflix’s Top Classic Romance Movies

You can find tons of new Intertops casino bonus fun, but sometimes, you simply feel like putting your feet up and watching a good classic film.  A classic movie is one that stands the test of time. When you watch a classic movie today you experience the same thrills, wonder and momentum as your parents and grandparents did when it was first released.

Netflix puts a lot of focus on romance movies. A Netflix subscription can get you dozens of old romance films from romantic comedies to sophisticated films.

Some of Netflix’s best classic movies include:

Groundhog Day

Bill Murry stars as weatherman Phil Conners who is sent to cover a story about the traditional Groundhog Day when everyone waits to see whether Punxsutawney Phil, everyone’s favorite national groundhog, will appear out of his hole on February 2nd to signal whether the country will be in for a short or a long winter.

Phil gets stuck in a time warp in which he lives the same day over and over again.  He learns to make the best of the situation and, in doing so, starts a romance with fellow newscaster Rita (Andie McDowell) and, finally, breaks out of his reoccurring day.

Love Story

A classic ‘60s film that has all the elements – class divide, youth rebellion, love, sex and family discord.  Oliver Barrett IV, son of a wealthy Boston family, and Jenny Cavilleri, daughter of working class parents, meet at Harvard and fall in love.  Their relationship is fraught with the difficulties caused by their disparate backgrounds but just as they seem to overcome all obstacles, life throws a wrench in their direction.

The Princess Bride

An elderly man reads a family heirloom, “The Princess Bride” to his bedridden adolescent grandson. The story involves Buttercup, a farm girl who still mourns Westley, a farm hard who was her one true love. Westley was killed at sea by Dread Pirate Roberts.  Buttercup is kidnapped by Vizzini, Fezzik the Giant and Inigo and the four of them find themselves being chased by Dread Pirate Roberts himself. Prince Humperdinck of Florian, in turn, chases the Dread Pirate Roberts. The Prince wants to marry Buttercup but she rebuffs his advances, even as he endangers himself to save her.

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Charles and his friends wonder if they will ever find true love and marry and their musings take them through 4 weddings and a funeral with the question of their own futures never far from the fore. Once Charles finds Carrie he thinks he’s found “Miss Right” – has he?

The Graduate

In this classic romance, Ben, a recent college graduate, embarks on an affair with Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father’s business partner. Things get complicated when he falls for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson’s daughter.

White Christmas

If you like old feel good romances, this one is for you. Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, two WWII vets, team up to become a song-and-dance act. They meet two sisters who also have a song-and-dance act. The two acts collide at a Vermont lodge where they attempt to help the lodge owner while they make their own music together.

Howards End

Encounter of three social classes of England at the beginning of the twentieth century: the Victorian capitalists (the Wilcoxes), the humanistic and philanthropic bourgeois (the Schlegels), and the workers (the Basts). The film focuses on the Schlegel sisters as they try to help the Basts while knocking down the prejudices of the Wilcoxes.

Funny Girl 

Funny Girl was Barbra Streisand’s break-out film in which she plays Fanny Brice, a talented singer and comedienne. Fanny is determined to break into show business and she finds herself, slowly, becoming accepted as a performer, even though she’s not the traditional stage beauty that theatre-goers have come to expect. Fanny becomes a popular act in the Ziegfeld Follies  but her rise to fame is tempered by her tempestuous relationship with suave gambler Nicky Arnstein.

Hum Aapke Hain Koun

Prem falls in love with his brother Rajesh’s new bride, Pooja’s sister, Nisha.  Prem and Nisha commit their love for each other and secretly dream of spending a lifetime together. When Pooja, who has just given birth, dies after a sudden fall down a flight of stairs, Nisha is suggested as the logical new bride for Rajesh. Nisha and Prem decide to sacrifice their love for the sake of the family but when Rajesh finds out the truth behind Prem and Nisha’s sacrifice, he blesses their own new beginning as a couple.

Legends of the Fall 

A Montana family consisting of a father, Colonel William Ludlow and three sons, Tristan, Alfred and Samuel encounter tragedy when Samuel is killed in WWI.  Tristan and Alfred return home but return home to Samuel’s fiancée, Susannah, with whom they both fall in love. Their intense rivalry threatens to destroy their family.

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Alice is devastated when her husband, Donald, is killed, leaving her with an 11-year-old son. They leave New Mexico and move to California where Alice has good memories. As they travel, Alice is unable to make ends meet so she takes a waitressing job at Mel and Ruby’s Diner in Tucson, Arizona. As she works with a motley crew including gruff Mel, wisecracking, foul mouthed Flo and shy and naive Vera, Alice finds herself relying on men to make her feel fulfilled. All the while, her son provides running commentary on her life. Eventually Alice gets a better perspective on her life, including her bad choice of Donald as a husband.

Dirty Dancing

When Frances “Baby” Houseman goes with her family to a resort in upstate New York’s Catskill Mountains she becomes infatuated with the camp’s working class dance instructor, Johnny Castle. When she then fills in as Johnny’s dance partner they fall in love. Their relationship earns the disapproval of Baby’s family, Johnny risks his job, and Baby risks her family ties to see it through.

An Officer and a Gentleman 

Zack Mayo, a Navy brat, signs up for Navy Aviation Officer Candidate School. His bad attitude puts others’ lives at risk but he starts to put his priorities in order after meeting Paula.

Out of Africa

Based on the book by Isak Dinesen (a pen name for Karen Blixen), the movie, which stars Meryl Strep and Robert Redford, follows the life of the author Karen Blixen who establishes a plantation in Africa. There are troubles on the plantation, complicated by Karen’s husband of convenience (Bror Blixen) and a true love (Denys). Karen must navigate war, her relationship with the natives, and catching VD from her husband.

 

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