10 Romantic Movies Your Boyfriend Will Enjoy (from 1981-present)

Most men would rather stare at a blank screen than be subjected to an hour and a half of mushy romantic dialogue. Have no fear! Here are 10 “romance” films the man in your life will enjoy watching with you. The “Sizzle Factor” relates to how steamy the movie will be.

The Lover (1992)

Set in French-occupied Vietnam, this film-based on Marguerite Duras’ semi-autobiographical novel-is about a young French girl’s affair with a much older Chinese man. With its exotic settings and steamy love scenes, this movie is sure to hold your man’s attention.

Sizzle Factor: 10

Atonement (2007)

Based on Ian McEwan’s novel, this film resonates with those who have had their lives changed by one bad decision.

Sizzle Factor: 8

Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1981)

Although this is not an exceptional cinematic adaption of D.H. Lawrence’s classic novel, it does convey the conundrum a lonely aristocratic wife faces due to her husband’s inability to fulfill her needs.

Sizzle Factor: 10+

Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Glenn Close and John Malkovich play love games in this costume drama set in France during the 1700s. Michelle Pfeiffer, Keanu Reeves, and a young Uma Thurman are the innocent pawns in their games.

Sizzle Factor: 10

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Imagine if you could erase those painful memories of past relationships. After viewing this thought-provoking and intriguing film, starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, be prepared for some heated debates.

Sizzle Factor: 6

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

Based on Tracy Chevalier’s novel about Johannes Vermeer’s famous painting, this film is fantastic. However, the real reason your man will enjoy this movie is Scarlett Johansson. Don’t worry, ladies. You’ll have Colin Firth to keep you glued to the screen.

Sizzle Factor: 7

The Notebook (2004)

This story of enduring love will make any cynical man a believer in love against all odds.

Sizzle Factor: 6

Quills (2000)

The story of the Marquis de Sade’s tumultuous stay at an insane asylum stars Joaquin Phoenix, Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, and Michael Caine at their very best.

Sizzle Factor: 9

An Education (2009)

The realistic story of a young girl who falls in love with a worldly older man, and through their relationship, she receives an education about the ways of the world.

Sizzle Factor: 5

The English Patient (1996)

A war movie buff is sure to enjoy this film about how World War II plays an integral part in the lives of several lovers, especially Ralph Fiennes’ character.

Sizzle Factor: 10

For more information about any of these 10 romantic movies, be sure to check out IMDB.com .