Did you just watch “Love at First Sight” on Netflix, and are you now looking for other great romantic movies of a similar vein to watch? Don’t worry – not only are you not alone in this pursuit, but there are indeed lots of different and fun romantic movies about strangers falling in love almost instantaneously. To give you at least a few titles to start with, here are our Top 7 movies about love at first sight.

1. Titanic (1997)

Part love story, part historical tragedy, Titanic is not only one of the most famous love films ever made but is also one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. It’s also one of those movies that changed cinema forever and became the type of blockbuster that everyone had to watch, whether they were interested in watching a romance movie or not. And, while the second half of the movie is largely focused on the tragedy of the Titanic, the core of it all is still the sudden yet unquenchable love between Jack and Rose.

Sadly, while the sinking of the Titanic is indeed a real historical event, the two romantic leads of the movie – Rose and Jack – are purely fictional. This has left many people slightly confused, as the entire movie is framed as Rose’s story as a survivor of the crash being interviewed, which leaves the very strong impression that she and Jack were indeed real people.

2. The Notebook (2004)

The movie that turned Nicolas Sparks romance novels from hits into an absolute global phenomenon, “The Notebook” starry Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, is the simple yet perfectly told story of two people who fall for each other in the strongest and most insatiable way possible, even if their immediate life circumstances don’t make that love all that feasible.

Other awesome Nicolas Sparks novels turned into romance movies include “The Last Song,” “Nights in Rodanthe,” “The Longest Ride,” “The Lucky One,” “The Choice,” and many others. If you’re feeling like doing a romance movie binge, those are an entire list in and of themselves.

3. Pretty Woman (1990)

The best and most captivating love stories are always the most unconventional ones. After all, two movie characters don’t have to just meet in a restaurant or on a boat, like normal people. There are lots of unique and fantastical ways a relationship can start – from looking for mail order brides on sites like BridesUniverse.com to inviting a sex worker into your car because you’re lost and you need directions.

Yes, “Pretty Woman” is the latter, and yes – this was before GPS became widespread. Starring two of Hollywood’s biggest ever sex symbols in Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, “Pretty Woman” is a surprisingly tame and human movie. Whereas most other directors would just cram the film with half a dozen sex scenes and countless minutes of passionate kissing, director Garry Marshall made a movie that’s 99% thought-provoking, insightful, and captivating dialogue between two characters who are simultaneously drastically different, and yet – very much alike.

4. The Sandpiper (1965)

If you’re in the mood for something a bit more retro, you should definitely check out “The Sandpiper.” Starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, this 1965 classic tells the story of an unwed single mother falling in love with a married Episcopalian minister who is also the schoolmaster of the private boys’ school that’s attended by said single mother’s 9-year-old son.

This is the type of movie that not only would raise a few eyebrows today but did back in its day too. While it’s a bit slow by today’s standards, the movie is nevertheless fascinating and intriguing in raising the question of whether this type of love and relationship is really worth it. At the start of the movie, Burton’s character is shown as not just married, but happily married to Eva Marie Saint’s character, with whom he has twin sons. Is “love at first sight” a good thing in such situations?

5. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

Starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth, “Bridget Jones’s Diary” is based on the novel of the same name and tells the story of the lovably human Bridget Jones who is torn between two men while – as you might have guessed – keeping a diary of her experiences.

On the face of it, this is an age-old story that has been told a million times – the same as the story in “The Notebook” and in many other books and movies. What makes this one unique, however, is the awesome, humorous, and charming way in which it is told.

6. Falling in Love (1984)

Another slightly older classic filled with Hollywood stars, 1984’s “Falling in Love” features Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep, and it’s one of the clearest cases of a movie worth watching for its actors alone. If you ever want to watch a movie that is neither written nor directed in a particularly brilliant way, but is elevated by its actors to such an incredible degree that it becomes a “top movie” solely based on that, “Falling in Love” is the film to see.

Right off the gate, it becomes clear that the movie’s producers only wanted to write a generic romance film for the two actors to star in. Yet, the chemistry between Streep and De Niro is so palpable, the two are so charming together, and they infuse their characters with so much life in spite of the script not doing them any favors that the movie becomes one of the must-watches for any fan of the romance movie genre.

7. Moonstruck (1987)

Starring two of Hollywood’s most unique actors in Cher and Nicolas Cage, “Moonstruck” is not only one of the best romance movies ever made but also one of the most charming and unique comedies you’ll ever watch.

The premise, at first glance, is simple – a widowed Brooklyn bookkeeper falls in love with the brother of the man she is about to marry. What makes this unique, however – in addition to the breathtakingly funny and lovable performances – is the madcap ethnic comedy tone of the whole thing. More than just funny, however, “Moonstruck” is also the heartfelt story of a women who discovers she is still capable of love.

Final Word 

There are many other cool titles to check out in this genre, of course, not to mention that thousands of movies have “love at first sight” subplots or scenes without being strictly romantic movies as a whole. Plus, Hollywood isn’t the only place to watch awesome romance stories – both Bollywood and European cinema are full of fantastic romance movies, and we’d strongly encourage you to browse through some lists of foreign movies as well.

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