There's no need to go out to have a romantic Valentine's. Enjoy a night in front of the TV with the top romantic comedies...
If you’re feeling the credit-crunch biting down on your extravagant Valentine’s Day plans, why not curl up with a good movie and enjoy some homemade romance. We’ve got the 20 biggest Romantic films of all time for you to choose from… click inside to see old classics to recent releases - you’re bound to find something you like…
20. Ghost (1990): Worldwide box office grossing - $214, 288, 325 Ahh Patrick in his prime as he teams up with husky-voiced beauty Demi Moore in this tear-jerker. A must for all Swayze fans!
19. Knocked Up (2007): Worldwide box office grossing $218, 994, 109 This is definitely one for him and her. Katherine Heigl stars as a young successful TV exec who ends up pregnant to an ineligible bachelor after one night of debauchery.
18. What Happens In Vegas (2008): Worldwide box office grossing - $219, 362, 943 Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher as two strangers who discover they've gotten married following a night of debauchery, with one of them winning a huge jackpot after playing the other's quarter. They agree to get divorced, but can’t agree on splitting the cash and spend the rest of the film trying to outwit each other into caving in.
17. Sleepless In Seattle: Worldwide box office grossing - $227, 900, 000 What if someone you never met, someone you never saw, someone you never knew was the only someone for you? This is one of the all-time classics, but strictly for true romantics who don’t mind an utterly ridiculous plot.
16. Love Actually: Worldwide box office grossing $247, 472, 278 This isn’t your straightforward RomCom, no, Love Actually follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely and interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London.
15. Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994): Worldwide box office grossing - $257, 700, 832 Centered on the intermittent love story of Charles (Hugh Grant) and Carrie (Andie McDowell) who seem to constantly run in to each other at the weddings of mutual friends.
14. Bridget Jones – The Edge Of Reason: Worldwide box office grossing - $263, 203, 020 The second installment from the unlucky-in-love and hapless Bridget. But we love it.
13. Something’s Gotta Give (2003): Worldwide box office grossing - $266, 685, 242 Jack Nicholson plays Harry Langer, a swinging sixtysomething entertainment executive who loves his life surrounded by plenty of young girlfriends, until he falls for one of their mothers.
12. Jerry Maguire: Worldwide box office grossing - $274, 000, 000 Another for the boys and the girls, Tom Cruise stars as a sports agent who, falls for the sweet and vulnerable single mother Dorothy – played by Renee Zellweger. The film proved to be her breakthrough role – and a huge box office and awards smash.
10. Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001): Worldwide box office grossing - $281, 500, 556 Big pants, big romance. We all know the story of Bridget Jones’ Diary. A winner in our book.
9. Runaway Bride: Worldwide box office grossing - $308, 007, 919 Once again the dreamteam that is Richard Gere and Julia Roberts team up for another RomCom,… and ended up producing the stuff of nightmares. Desperately trying to create their magical chemistry of Pretty Woman (and we think, failing). Still, it was a box office success, we suspect off the back of its predecessor.
8. As Good As It Gets (1997) Worldwide box office grossing - $314, 111, 923 Jack Nicholson brilliantly plays dysfunctional, acid-tongued novelist Melvin Udall, a chronic OCD sufferer who takes pride in offending people, until he meets his match in the waitress at his local coffee shop, carol Connelly, played by Helen Hunt.
7. Enchanted (2007): Worldwide box office grossing - $340, 384, 141 Classic Disney animation meets contemporary urban chaos when a frightened princess is banished from her magical animated homeland to modern-day New York City.
6. There’s Something About Mary: Worldwide box office grossing - $360, 099, 999 One of the more hilarious RomComs on the list. Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller and Matt Dillon all put in stellar performances… and who could forget that hair-raising moment…
5. Hitch: Worldwide box office grossing - $366, 784, 257 Hitch (played by ubiquitously-loved Will Smith) makes a fortune from councelling men on how to be better with women, but ends up needing some help of his own when he falls for sassy journalist Sara , played by Eva Mendez.
4. What Women Want: Worldwide box office grossing - $372, 100, 000 After suffering from an electric shock, ladies man Mel Gibson finds himself being able to hear what women are thinking. Like a true lothario he uses this to his full advantage before eventually finding love in the arms of his infatuated boss, played by Helen Hunt.
3. Notting Hill: Worldwide box office grossing - $374, 089, 678 Hugh Grant stars as an ordinary bookshop owner who, after a chance meeting ends up dating Anna Scott (played by Julia Roberts), the world’s most famous/beautiful/successful actress.
2. Pretty Woman: Worldwide box office grossing - $463, 400, 000 Pretty awesome. Julia Roberts stars Vivienne, a lady of loose morals who captures the heart of millionaire businessman Edward, played by the Richard Gere. With the hopelessly romantic feel-good action and Julie in a micro-mini, this is one for both the sexes.
1. Titanic: Worldwide box office grossing - $600, 743, 440 Still the biggest grossing film in history (only The Dark Knight has only just come close to beating it’s mammoth box office success) Titanic was a colossal success. Even if you’re not interested in the mushy love story between Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio’s star-crossed lovers Rose and Jack, the special effects depicting this historical drama are worth watching it for alone.