Always

Richard Dreyfuss stars as an aerial firefighter who is killed on the job and returns as a spirit to mentor another young pilot (Brad Johnson). The plot gets complicated when the younger pilot falls for the elder pilot's widow (played by Holly Hunter).Universal Pictures

Atonement

Joe Wright's romance follows the relationship between a wealthy woman (Keira Knightley) and a working-class man (James McAvoy) at three points in their lives, and the way their affair is tested by a misunderstanding and an ensuing criminal accusation.Focus Features

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Two teenage girls fall in (and out) of love in this sexy and intense coming-of-age drama that picked up the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival-and will put you through the emotional ringer.Sundance Selects

Bright Star

Ben Whishaw plays the famed English poet John Keats in this lush romantic film about the last three years of his life-which ended when he was just 25-and his relationship with Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish).Apparition

Carol

Therese (Rooney Mara) finds herself charmed by an alluring older woman named Carol (Cate Blanchett). The two set out on a road trip on which they consummate an unspoken passion for each other.The Weinstein Company

Cold Mountain

This Civil War-set drama stars Nicole Kidman as a woman on the home front waiting for her beloved (Jude Law) to return to her in this Oscar-winning romantic epic inspired by The Odyssey. Miramax

The English Patient

The Oscar-winning romantic epic stars Ralph Fiennes as the titular character, a badly burned man who recounts the story of his forbidden love affair with a married woman during WWII. Miramax

God's Own Country

A young sheepfarmer named Johnny sees his life turned upside-down when his father hires a Romanian migrant worker, Gheorghe, with whom he falls in love.Samuel Goldwyn Films

Love Actually

Fall in love countless times with this modern Christmas classic from director Richard Curtis, which sees dozens of Londoners (played by A-list folks like Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Laura Linney, Colin Firth, and Alan Rickman) consumed with passion for one another.Universal Pictures

Meet Joe Black

Death comes knocking for an aging billionaire (Anthony Hopkins)-but before he can collect his debt, he falls in love with the man's daughter (Claire Forlani). You can't really blame her, as Death takes the form of Brad Pitt at his most handsome. Universal Pictures

Must Love Dogs

Diane Lane plays a recently divorced woman who goes back onto the dating market in this charming romantic comedy that features John Cusack, Christopher Plummer, and some canine co-stars.Warner Bros.

P.S. I Love You

A young widow (Hilary Swank) grieves her husband (Gerard Butler), who died of a brain tumor. As she avoids moving on from her sadness, she begins to find messages that her late husband left behind for her in order to inspire her to move on and find happiness on her own.Warner Bros.

She's Gotta Have It

Spike Lee's first feature film is an indie black-and-white romantic comedy starring Tracy Camilla Johns as a young woman in Brooklyn who juggles three potential boyfriends.Island Pictures

The Spectacular Now

Two polar opposites-a hard-partying high school senior (Miles Teller) and an unpopular misfit (Shailene Woodley)-find unexpected romance in this teen drama.A24

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Lara Jean Covey is your typical lovelorn teenage girl, drafting love letters to her former crushes for her eyes only. But when the letters wind up being mailed to the former objects of her affection, her life is thrown into chaos as the boys confront her about her former feelings.Netflix