10 Most Romantic Movies Ever


2. The Princess Bride

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A delight of a romantic movie, a “fairy tale” about a sweet and beautiful young woman, Buttercup, and the one true love of her life, Westley. He must find her after they have been apart a long time and save her from evil events in the kingdom of Florin. It is partly tongue-in-cheek, with a frame story of Peter Falk reading it all as a story to his grandson, played by Fred Savage. Robin Wright is Buttercup, and Cary Elwes her great love, who always says to her “As you wish.” Their love has to face Westley’s capture by pirates and the abduction of Buttercup. A masked man in black figures in the movie, along with Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin) who seeks revenge for his father’s death and is famous for saying: “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father; prepare to die!”

The film has a fantastical element set in a rural landscape filled with enemies and unexpected friends. Cameos by Billy Crystal, Wallace Shawn, Carol Kane, and Peter Cook bring great comedy. Rob Reiner directed it and it has become a cult classic, a joy to watch from start to finish.