But which movies truly stand out from the pack? To answer that question, PrettyFamous, an entertainment data site, found the best romance films of all time. The data experts looked at all movies in the "romance" or "romantic comedy" genres with over 10,000 IMDb votes and ranked them on their Smart Rating — a score out of 100 that takes into account a movie's IMDb rating, Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer and Audience Score, Gracenote rating, Metacritic Metascore and the inflation-adjusted U.S. box office gross.
The romance genre encompasses a wide variety of films from around the world, ranging from sci-fi tales of heartbreak ("Her") to whimsical comedies ("Moonrise Kingdom"). Regardless of your preference, these films are sure to tug at your heartstrings.
Note: Ties are broken on the number of IMDb votes. Movie descriptions are sourced (with minor edits) from Gracenote.