Ah, Romance! 10 Classic Black and White Flicks to Swoon Over With Your Honey

Our favorite films of the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. Swoon!


Is there anything quite so romantic as watching an old movie with your sweetie? We don’t think so! With that in mind, we’ve rounded up our top favorite black and white flicks to watch with the one you love. So open the wine and pop the popcorn. It’s movie time!

1. Casablanca

Starring: Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

Year: 1942

Yes, it has a bittersweet ending, but this is a love story not to be missed. Set during WWII and full of the danger and strife that characterized the period, the story of Ilsa and Rick is also about honor and sacrifice.

Memorable line: “We’ll always have Paris.”

2. The Philadelphia Story

Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart

Year: 1940

This hilarious tangle of characters and emotions details the romantic escapades of Tracy, a wealthy Philadelphia socialite, her ex-husband Dexter, a reporter named Mike…and her impending marriage to George. Naturally, misunderstandings abound and love conquers in the end.

Memorable line: “I don’t want to be worshipped. I want to be loved.”

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3. Roman Holiday

Starring: Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck

Year: 1953

In this delightful Roman romp, a crown princess on a tour of Europe slips away from her royal duties and meets an American expatriate reporter. Through the course of a day spent running around Rome, the two fall in love, but beware; there’s another bittersweet ending in store.

Memorable line: “I have to leave you now. I’m going to that corner there and turn. You must stay in the car and drive away. Promise not to watch me go beyond the corner. Just drive away and leave me as I leave you.”

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