Feeling romantic? Curl up this weekend with one of these classic, heart-breaking and beautiful films.
1. Gone with the Wind
A turbulent love affair set against the backdrop of the American Civil War. Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) and Rhett Butler (Clark Cable) smoulder on screen and alternate between dreamy lovers and fiery enemies.
2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) effortlessly steals the heart of writer Paul Varjack (George Peppard). The film has become as popular for Holly’s style as it has for the love story but no-one can forget the closing kiss in the rain between the two drifters.
3. Dirty Dancing
A family holiday turns into a coming-of-age for Baby Houseman (Jennifer Grey) when she falls into the arms of Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). As she learns to dance dirty, Johnny is won round to her awkward ways.
4. The Notebook
Forbidden love is always the most gripping – and when poor but passionate Noah (Ryan Gosling) spots rich girl Allie Calhoun (Rachel McAdams) – sparks fly in every way. The twist is easy to spot but still heart-breaking.
5. Love Story
Oliver Barrett IV (Ryan O’Neal) is a Harvard law student who falls head-over-heels for the quick-witted Jennifer Cavalleri (Ali MacGraw) But their union leads to testing times and spawns the immortal line “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”