Top 30 best old love movies

Do you like watching love movies? Discover in this article our selection of 30 best old love films in the history of cinema.

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Love movies are an effective way to experience what others have experienced in their love story since some of them are based on actual facts. They are also a real source of inspiration for lovers thanks to the different themes they tackle: (disappointment, happiness, jealousy,…).

The best love movies

You feel alone, you are a couple or you have an appointment with your boyfriend (girlfriend), in this article we have selected 30 best love movies, the oldest since 1927 until 2013, to allow you to discover love in its old images in order to have a good time.

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1. The Dawn (1927)

Directed by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau and performed by Janet Gaynor, George O'Brien and Margaret Livingston. Dawn is one of the best romantic films in the history of cinema, although it is silent and in black and white. The film tells the story of a young woman who goes on vacation to the countryside and seduces a farmer. He wants to live with the city girl, but he must first kill his wife with whom he has just had a child.

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2. The City Lights (1931)

Performed by Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill and Harry Myers. The lights of the city immerse us in a romantic story full of humor where Charlie Chaplin falls in love with a blind florist and involuntarily leads him to believe that he is a millionaire

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3. L'Atalante (1934)

Directed by Jean Vigo and performed with Michel Simon, Jean Dasté and Dita Parlo. L'Atalante tells us the story of Dita Parlo, a young woman fleeing the melancholy of the countryside, marries Jean Dasté, a young sailor. Together they embark on the Atalante…

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4. Gone with the Wind (1939)

Directed by Victor Fleming and interpreted by Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, this film immerses us in a story of mad love between two people (Rhett and Scarlett O'Hara) who each feel a strong emotion for the other but never arrive to unite in the same desire and at the same time to express their love.

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5. Casablanca (1942)

Film directed by Michael Curtiz and interpreted by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Casablanca is among the best films which exploit at the same time: love, espionage, politics and nostalgia. This film brings us to 1942, when everyone flees the war in Europe and seeks to emigrate to the United States. Rick Blaine is the owner of a luxury bar, one evening he receives his ex girlfriend accompanied by her husband who come to ask him for help, the latter being a leader of the Czech resistance is much sought after by the Nazis.

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6. Letter from an unknown woman (1948)

Directed by Max Ophüls and performed by Joan Fontaine and Louis Jourdan. This best romantic film tells us the story of a man, a pianist and womanizer, who sees himself deeply loved one evening by his neighbor (unknown).

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7. Cold sweats (1958)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and performed by James Stewart and Kim Novak. Inspired by the novel "From the dead" by Boileau-Narcejac. This film tells us about a man in the footsteps of a mysterious woman with whom he will fall in love.

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8. Hiroshima mon amour (1959)

Film directed by Alain Resnais and interpreted by Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada and Bernard Fresson. This film makes us discover love through a perfect couple. Hiroshima mon amour is one of the best romantic movies you may like

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9. Jules and Jim (1962)

Film directed by François Truffaut and directed by Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner and Henri Serre. This film tells us about two men, two friends (Jules and Jim) who are in love with one woman.

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10. A man and a woman (1966)

Directed by Claude Lelouch and performed by Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant. The film tells us the story of two lovers (a man and a woman), they are all widowed and single parents.

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11. My night at Maud's (1969)

Film directed by Eric Rohmer and interpreted by Jean-Louis Trintignant and Françoise Fabian. This black and white film makes us discover different romantic conversations until becoming the central theme of the film.

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12. Scenes from married life (1973)

Film directed by Ingmar Bergman and interpreted by Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson. This film tells us about a happy couple (Johan and Marianne) with their two daughters living a peaceful and harmonious life, but everything changes when the husband (Johan) starts dating a young girl…

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13. The Empire of the Senses (1976)

Film directed by Nagisa Oshima and interpreted by Eiko Matsuda and Tatsuya Fuji. This film is inspired by a true story. A former geisha who has become a servant and a post-servant, Sada Abe trains with her lover with her lover Kichizo in an erotic spiral which will end in disaster.

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14. Annie Hall (1977)

Directed by Woody Allen and performed by Diane Keaton, Woody Allen, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon and Shelley Duvall. This film is inspired by a love story between Annie Hall and Woody Allen

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15. The Woman Next Door (1981)

Directed by François Truffaut and performed by Fanny Ardant and Gérard Depardieu. This film tells us about Mathilde and Bernard, two lovers who have had an adventure in the past, after their separation, they find themselves a second time when they are all married and say nothing to their spouses. They meet, appreciate and fall into yet another adventure ...

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16. Out of Africa (1985)

Film directed by Sydney Pollack and interpreted by Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. This film is inspired by a real story, drawn from the memories of the writer Karen Blixen who talks about her stay in Africa and her relationship with the hunter Denys Finch Hatton. Meryl Streep is a strong and independent woman living in Denmark, she decides to leave her country to settle in Africa where she will have a romantic relationship with Robert Redford.

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17. Sailor and Lula (1990)

Film directed by David Lynch and interpreted by Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern. This film tells the story of two young lovers: Sailor and Lula, trying to flee a group of thugs, hired by Lula's mother to kill Sailor.

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18. True Romance (1993)

Directed by Tony Scott and performed by Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette. This film immerses us in a relationship between Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette. When her boss had just offered her a daughter (Patricia Arquette) as a birthday present. Christian and Patricia immediately fall in love with each other.

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19. 4 Weddings and a funeral (1994)

Directed by Mike Newell and performed by Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell. This film leads us to discover the life of lovers, in particular that of Charles, a handsome boy who sees himself as a “serial monogam” and who enters his old friends and potential new lovers, the choice always seems difficult to him. to take.

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20. Before Sunrise (1995)

Directed by Richard Linklater and performed by Julie Deply and Ethan Hawke. This film tells us about the birth of a sincere and touching love between Céline and Jesse. While they meet for the first time on a train and spend the night wandering the streets of Vienna, before separating. The director takes us to discover the different stages of love life through his films: Before Sunrise  ; Before Sunset; Before Midnight .

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21. On the road to Madison (1995)

Directed by Clint Eastwood and performed by Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. This film immerses us in an incredible story, Francesca is a farmer and meets a mysterious photographer with whom she will fall in love while he was passing through her small village in Iowa.

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22. Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Film directed by Baz Luhrmann and interpreted by Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. This film is an exact and successful adaptation of the play by Shakespeare.

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23. Titanic (1997)

Film directed by James Cameron and interpreted by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. It is one of the best films in the history of cinema. Jack and Rose are both passengers on the big liner Titanic, they meet when Rose tries to kill herself, she is immediately rescued by Jack. To thank him, the family invited him to dinner and off we went. Love at first sight, a romantic relationship that begins and will not end until the ocean liner sinks.

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24. Love at first sight in Notting Hill (1999)

Directed by Roger Michell and performed by Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. This film tells us about a romantic relationship maintained by William Thacker, the owner of a Portobello bookstore, and Anna Scott, a Hollydian star.

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25. In the Mood for Love (2000)

Film directed by Wong Kar-wai and interpreted by Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Maggie Cheung. This film brings us back to 1962, Chow and Chan are neighbors, they realize that their spouses have a secret affair. A discovery that will lead them to spend more time together and push them to imitate their unfaithful partners.

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26. Lost in Translation (2003)

Film directed by Sofia Coppola and interpreted by Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. This romantic and humorous film makes us discover the love story shared between Bill Murray and Johansson.

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27. Ounce (2007)

Directed by John Carney and performed by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglovà. Once is a very touching musical film, a romance that carries a certain sense of comedy.

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28. Blue Valentine (2010)

Directed by Derek Cianfrance and performed by Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. After six weddings, Dean and Cindy see their marriage shaken. They then try to remember passing by to see where it didn't work.

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29. Night # 1 (2011)

Film directed by Anne Émond and interpreted by Catherine de Léan and Dimitri Storoge. This film tells us the story of Clara and Nikolaï, two strangers who meet on a dance floor, spend a night together and try to love each other.

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30. Before Midnight (2013)

Film directed by Richard Linklater and interpreted by Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. It is considered to be the sequel to “Before Sunrise” which ranks 20 th on our list. This film makes us discover that Celine and Jesse became after their union, they became a little bigger and a little more bald than when we left them. They try to face the real life of the couple.

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Our opinion on love movies

The selection of love films that we have just offered will allow you to have a good time as a couple or alone. We have classified them according to their year of release, now you can explore them and give us your opinion in the comments area, don't forget to share the article with your friends on social networks very soon !

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