But unlike the alarming lack of spark between Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson (I blame the former), the twisted BDSM romance between this Grey and his secretary Lee (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is far sexier and surprisingly heartfelt (especially considering both parties are very down with the sadomasochism).Maybe this isn't your kink, but it's certainly theirs—who's to say that's not romance?Knife-throwing became hot, thanks to this French film starring Vanessa Paradis and Daniel Auteuil. No wonder Rose couldn't forget her time on the Titanic, even as an old lady.Paradis plays the beautiful but tormented Adele, who attempts suicide only to be saved by professional knife-thrower Gabor (Auteuil), who suggests she become his assistant—if he misses, she'll get stabbed and die as she had wished, right? Why yes, of course the movie that brought us "You had me at hello" line belongs on this list.is his finest work—drenched in hues of passion, throbbing with unspoken desires, while a mix of '60s pop and an orchestral score fill in the blanks between a man and woman (Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung) whose spouses are having an affair with each other.It's a cruel reminder that love, no matter how strong, can't work without timing. We know the ship eventually sinks (that's certainly no spoiler) so maybe it's our fault for getting so attached to Jack and Rose's inevitably doomed love story, but it's hard not to when they're dancing and nude-sketching and having steamy hand-on-fogged-window sex in a car.It's a slight departure in style for Martin Scorsese, but the man always did have a sense for tension. In an arrangement of convenience rather than passion, lawyer Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis) is set to marry the perfectly suitable and beautiful May (Winona Ryder)—I mean, it's Winona freakin' Ryder, so it's hard to complain—but his world gets turned upside down when he meets May's strong-willed cousin Ellen (Michelle Pfeiffer).There are quite a few Daniel Day-Lewis movies on here—sorry, not sorry—but this is the one that made us fall deeply, madly in love.
The sizzling chemistry between Bond and the sharp-witted Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) put all Bond-and-Bond-girl relationships to shame. It's that final whisper between Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson—a message kept secret from viewers—that marks the end of their brief encounter in a foreign country. Grey in this far superior prototype of Fifty Shades?Sadly, Keats died at 25 from consumption, so the chaste relationship between the poet and his one true love (Abbie Cornish) is a fleeting one, but it feels as grand and everlasting as one of his poems—even when it's mostly just a lot of PG hand touching.There's something incredibly relatable about Joaquin Phoenix's Leonard, a man with a few demons who becomes involved with—yup—two lovers.In the midst of violent family drama, Jason (Allen Payne) and Lyric (Jada Pinkett Smith) find each other, and despite all the other messy drama, this romance between them becomes the forefront of Jason's Lyric.Plus it's got a rowboat scene to give The Notebook a run for its money.