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The 50 Best Romantic Movies | Part 2: The Way We Were - Ghost

What are the most romantic movies of all time?

We've polled our writers to come up with cinema's top 50 romances and we're counting down the chart each day this week.

Let us know what you think of our rankings. Which films should have charted higher – and which films have we missed out?

You can rate the romances in our 50 by giving the films your own star rating – go to our film channel or click on any of the film titles below.

40. The Way We Were

The Way We Were - Robert Redford and Barbara Streisand

39. Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing - JENNIFER GREY & PATRICK SWAYZE

38. The Piano

37. Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink - Jon Cryer & Molly Ringwald

36. Out of Africa

Out Of Africa - KLAUS MARIA BRANDAUER & MERYL STREEP

35. Gregory's Girl

34. Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones

33. Garden State

Garden State - Natalie Portman and Zach Braff

32. Beautiful Thing

31. Ghost

Ghost - DEMI MOORE, PATRICK SWAYZE

Tomorrow: The Best romantic movies – numbers 30 – 21. (opens in new tab)

A film critic for over 25 years, Jason admits the job can occasionally be glamorous – sitting on a film festival jury in Portugal; hanging out with Baz Luhrmann at the Chateau Marmont; chatting with Sigourney Weaver about The Archers – but he mostly spends his time in darkened rooms watching films. He’s also written theatre and opera reviews, two guide books on Rome, and competed in a race for Yachting World, whose great wheeze it was to send a seasick film critic to write about his time on the ocean waves. But Jason is happiest on dry land with a classic screwball comedy or Hitchcock thriller.