Top 10 Most Romantic Movie Posters of All Time

February 1, 2011

Valentine's Day, for many, means dinner and a movie or cozying up in front of the TV for a dash of romance, humor, and drama. Almost everyone has a favorite romantic movie, and with Valentine's Day on the horizon now seems a great time to post my list of the top 10 romantic movie posters of all time. I've chosen these designs not based on the blockbuster status of each movie (though each movie featured on these posters was indeed a blockbuster), but for each artists' ability to capture and intertwine romance with dramatic flair. 10. ‘It Happened One Night’ The characters' expressions in this movie poster illustration say it all. Subtle though they are, there is definitely just the right hint of romance and the ever-accompanying drama that will play out on the silver screen. 9. ‘Summer of '42’ The copy is a superb lead-in to the evident drama that will ensue, based on the desolate nature of the boy's environment and the distance of the girl. 8. ‘Forever Young’ A dramatic embrace, a lighthouse and an airplane. And, oh yes, Mel Gibson, pre-arrest. What more could you want in a romance movie? 7. ‘Edward Scissorhands’ Johnny Depp is routinely voted the sexiest man alive, but Edward is sexy only to Winona Ryder in this flick. The poster is eerie yet definitely provocative enough to want to watch the film. 6. ‘Gone With The Wind’ A chart-topper on romance movie lists, sure, and the movie poster is almost as good. Drama, action, romance? Check, check, check. This poster design is a winner. 5. ‘Dirty Dancing’ How many times do we preach about white space? The “Dirty Dancing” movie poster designer definitely understood how white space can intensify drama. 4. ‘The Seven Year Itch’ How could I not include Marilyn? 3. ‘Ghost’ A passionate ethereal embrace between two of the day's hottest actors, this poster infuses the perfect combination of pose and special effects. 2. ‘The Notebook’ I may be the last remaining person in America who has not seen “The Notebook,” but the poster suggests to me a passionate longing finally satisfied after an epic journey. I'll have to put it in the Netflix queue. 1. ‘Romancing The Stone’ This poster screams thrills, action, adventure and, yes, romance as my man Michael Douglas swings through the jungle with a terrified Kathleen Turner in tow.

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Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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Jennifer January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

I've never seen The Notebook, either.

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Sonia January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

You are not alone. I have not seen "The Notebook," either.

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Britt January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

I have also never seen "The Notebook," is this a requirement if you want to blog for PsPrint or something?

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Brian January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

I don't think it's a requirement to blog for PsPrint, but it's all I heard about from the women in my life for about two months. And when dudes started talking about it, I figured it must be something special. I think it sounds like a typical "chick flick" to me - a "genre" I ardently avoid - but I do think the poster design is pretty wicked given the material.

Here's the IMDb on it:

Let me know if it's any good! :)

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

You need to watch the notebook. The ending is a little hokey but the story is strong till the end. Great movie! It transcends chick flickdom so don't worry Brian :)

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Brian January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

Yeah, one of my buddies keeps telling me the same. Some day I'll crack. Thanks Jarrod!

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

Fricken what? You havent seen The Notebook!! - your missing out on one of the best romance movies ever made :O - You've got to see it.. I found it first time in a yellow coloured dvd look - and thought that it looked kinda boring, but then when you flip the dvd, and read the plot - thats when you realise you shouldnt judge even a dvd by its cover :D

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