’90s Films That Can Make (or Break) Your Hearts

Ever notice how romantics in their mid-20s to mid-30s have such high expectations of grand gestures of love? With Valentine’s just around the corner, these movies have in a way set the standard (or brainwashed) many into believing that these actions define love. In the spirit of the holiday of “Be Mines”, flowers, and chocolates here’s a list of the movies with the greatest examples of people going out of their way to express their feelings to the ones they care most about. If you’re too shy to actually commit to a display of affection then why not watch some of these movies with someone you care about.

1. Pretty Woman

Edward (Richard Gere) shows no expense is too great and showers prostitute Vivian (Julia Roberts) with anything and everything money could buy to turn her life around. This reinterpretation of My Fair Lady directed by Gary Marshall turns Gere into a knight in shining limousine.

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2. Before Sunrise

Sometimes people find love on a train.

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3. City of Angels

This is a roller coaster ride on a bike.

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4. Sliding Doors

This British-American romantic comedy-drama film remains a classic. Love can be as tricky as, well, sliding doors.

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5. Romeo and Juliet

Remember that aquarium scene? That did it for me from this one.

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6. Clueless

Loosely based on Jane Austen’s Emma, it-girl Cher (Alicia Silverstone) believes she knows everything there is to love and plays matchmaker with her friends and teachers until she realizes that when it comes to her own feelings she has no idea what to do and where to begin.

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7. Ghost

Classic!

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8. Sabrina

If you wish for the unlikely and dream of the impossible, this one’s for you. Heart wrenchingly good.

(Wrenchingly – that’s not a word by the way).

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9. The Truman Show

You might think you’re delusional about love but it could be reality says otherwise.

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10. As Good As It Gets

You’d think Jack Nicholson would make an awkward romantic but wait til you watch this!

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11. 10 Things I Hate About You

Adapted from Shakespeare’s the Taming of the Shrew, new student Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has his eye on Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) and hires Patrick (Heath Ledger) to date the much feared older sister Kat (Julia Stiles). Apparently trickery will get you far until it blows up in your face, then it’s time to pull out all the stops to apologize and prove your true feelings.

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12. Cry Baby

Rebel love at its finest.

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13. Cutting Edge

This one is for the sports fans who want a little romance in their game time.

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14. Chasing Amy

This is like a breath of fresh air after a long day.

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15. She’s All That

My Fair Lady in high school politics. Mr. popular Zack (Freddie Prinze Jr.) enters into a bet with his friends to prove that he can turn social pariah Laney (Rachel Lei Cook) into the next prom queen.

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16. Forrest Gump

A love story within a love story, not to mention something about chocolates.

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17. Edward Scissorhands

Some of you might consider this a fantasy movie but the love is palpable as the snow falls.

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18. Never Been Kissed

Jossie Grossie (Drew Barrymore) gets a chance at redemption by going undercover and reliving high school thinking that she can turn things around, be one of the popular girls and get her first real kiss. Watch Trailer Here.

 

19. There’s Something About Mary

Ted (Ben Stiller) just never got over his high school crush Mary (Cameron Diaz) and does everything he can to win her back. Unfortunately, he’s not the only one who’s got their hearts set on her.

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20. You’ve Got Mail

After you watch Tom and Meg launch e-mails back and forth, you’ll be left with teary eyes and a wistful smile;

romantic comedy at its best.

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21. Jerry Maguire

For those who missed out on the 90s, yep! Tom Cruise did cast as a lover and not a fighter back in the day.

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22. While You Were Sleeping

Ironic as it may seem, this movie could give you insomnia simply because you’ll stay up having late nights watching this lovey dovey flick over and over again.

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23. Benny and Joon

Love is crazy, literally when Joon (Mary Stewart Masterson) meets Sam (Johnny Depp) giving her brother Benny (Aiden Quinn) at a chance of a more normal life instead of it being centered on his eccentric sister.

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24. One Fine Day

We all wish we had that walk or that talk or that kiss…sigh.

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25. That Thing You Do!

An unsuspecting love story that musically blows your mind out.

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26. Can’t Hardly Wait

A High school graduation party and several individuals all have plans and expectations for the night. Will Preston (Ethan Embry) really get to proclaim his love to four-year crush Amanda (Jennifer Love-Hewitt) and will Kenny (Seth Green) lose his virginity? Watch Trailer Here.

 

27. Cruel Intentions

This dark tale of love could leave you heart broken but it’s still a great watch.

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28. It Could Happen To You

After you watch this one, you’ll never want Nick Cage to ever change. Not to mention Bridget Fonda…Oh la la.

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29. Father of the Bride

This movie pulls your heart strings and tickles your funny bone.

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30. The Last of the Mohicans

That line “no matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you.” That line…

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31. The Runaway Bride

See! Love and exercise do go together. The lovely duo, Richard and Julia do it again.

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32. Reality Bites

Young filmmaker Lalaina (Winona Ryder) gets involved with MTV producer Michael (Ben Stiller) never expecting that her coffee-house guitarist friend Troy (Ethan Hawke) may be the best/worst thing to ever happen to her.

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33. Only You

Fate isn’t all what it’s all made out to be. This movie is seriously romantic.

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34. Shakespeare in Love

Paltrow is once again stunning in this romantic flick that takes you back to ages past while still remaining romantically current.

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35. Sleepless in Seattle

Inspired by an Affair to Remember, recently-widowed Sam (Tom Hanks) is somewhat advertised by his son Jonah on a radio show. Annie (Meg Ryan) heard Jonah’s story and begins a correspondence with Hanks. Ryan takes a chance on a connection developed through letters and suggests meet at the top of the Empire State building on Valentine’s Day.

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36. Legends of the Fall

Brad Pitt. Need I say more?

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Please feel free to make suggestions on the comment box if you want us to add a movie on the list.

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