From epic “Here’s to lookin’ at you kid” one-liners to a legendary boom box serenade, silver screen romances have evolved through the years. Even if modern-day romances aren’t considered as swoon-worthy as they were during the Golden Age of Hollywood, they still play their part in the evolution of the romance genre.
No matter if it’s Humphrey Bogart, Leonardo Dicaprio, or John Cusack, once the end credits start to roll, people are left smitten, glowing, and on a mission to find an epic love of their own. Get ready, because here’s to lookin’ at some of the most swoon-worthy romance films in cinematic history.
Gone With The Wind
Set in the antebellum south of 1936, Gone With the Wind is a sweeping historical romance epic that has people swooning over the relationship of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler. While the tale starts off with O’Hara secretly in love with another man, she soon realizes her attraction to the cynical and charming Rhett.
Of course, that chemistry isn’t lost on the audience, as the two lead actors have undeniable chemistry on screen. With the will-they-won’t-they relationship between the two main characters, the Academy Award-winning movie proves that romance is a Golden Age of Hollywood specialty.