Top 25 Highest Grossing Romantic Dramas

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 1 week ago

If you're looking for something to watch on Valentine's Day, we've rounded up the top 25 highest-grossing romantic dramas to date. How many have you seen?

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Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams in The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

25. The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

Domestic Gross: $63,414,846

Plot: A Chicago librarian (Eric Bana) is born with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, which creates complications in his marriage.

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Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing (1987)

24. Dirty Dancing (1987)

Domestic Gross: $63,954,274

Plot: During a summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze).

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Brad Pitt and Julia Ormond in Legends of the Fall (1994)

23. Legends of the Fall (1994)

Domestic Gross: $66,638,883

Plot: Three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana during the early 1900s are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war.

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Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough in Safe Haven (2013)

22. Safe Haven (2013)

Domestic Gross: $71,349,120

Plot: A young woman with a mysterious past (Julianne Hough) lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower named Alex (Josh Duhamel) forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

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Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep in The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

21. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

Domestic Gross: $71,516,617

Plot: In the 1960s, photographer Robert Kincaid (Clint Eastwood) and housewife Francesca Johnson (Meryl Streep) embark on a four-day love affair, which changes her life forever.

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Kristin Scott Thomas and Robert Redford in The Horse Whisperer (1998)

20. The Horse Whisperer (1998)

Domestic Gross: $75,383,563

Plot: Annie MacLean (Kristin Scott Thomas) enlists the aid of Tom Booker (Robert Redford), a unique horse trainer to help her severely traumatized daughter (Scarlett Johansson) and the girl's injured horse.

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Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas in The English Patient (1996)

19. The English Patient (1996)

Domestic Gross: $78,676,425

Plot: At the close of WWII, a young nurse (Juliette Binoche) tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim (Ralph Fiennes) whose past is shown in flashbacks, revealing a tragic love affair.

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Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan in City of Angels (1998)

18. City of Angels (1998)

Domestic Gross: $78,685,114

Plot: An angel named Seth (Nicolas Cage) falls in love with a brilliant young heart surgeon (Meg Ryan) and must decide whether to sacrifice his immortality in order to be with her.

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Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum in Dear John (2010)

17. Dear John (2010)

Domestic Gross: $80,014,842

Plot: A romantic drama about a soldier (Channing Tatum) who falls for a college student (Amanda Seyfried) while he's home on leave.

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Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in The Notebook (2004)

16. The Notebook (2004)

Domestic Gross: $81,001,787

Plot: An elderly man recounts the story of Mill worker Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) and rich girl Allie (Rachel McAdams) who fall desperately in love, despite her parents disapproval.

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Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain (2005)

15. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Domestic Gross: $83,043,761

Plot: In the summer of 1963, Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.

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Robert Redford and Meryl Streep in Out of Africa (1985)

14. Out of Africa (1985)

Domestic Gross: $87,071,205

Plot: In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish plantation owner (Meryl Streep) has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter (Robert Redford).

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Nicole Kidman and Jude Law in Cold Mountain (2003)

13. Cold Mountain (2003)

Domestic Gross: $95,636,509

Plot: In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier (Jude Law) embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart (Nicole Kidman).

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Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson in Indecent Proposal (1993)

12. Indecent Proposal (1993)

Domestic Gross: $106,614,059

Plot: A billionaire (Robert Redford) offers a million dollars to a young married couple to spend one night with the wife (Demi Moore).

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Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

11. Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

Domestic Gross: $114,581,250

Plot: As Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) wrestles with his inner demons, his girlfriend Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.

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Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard (1992)

10. The Bodyguard (1992)

Domestic Gross: $122,006,740

Plot: A former Secret Service agent-turned-bodyguard (Kevin Costner) is hired to protect a pop star (Whitney Houston) from an unknown stalker. As they spend time together, client and protector become closer still.

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Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

9. The Fault in our Stars (2014)

Domestic Gross: $124,872,350

Plot: Teenage cancer patients Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and Gus Waters (Ansel Elgort), meet, fall in love, and begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.

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Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum in The Vow (2012)

8. The Vow (2012)

Domestic Gross: $125,014,030

Plot: When Paige (Rachel McAdams) falls into a coma after a car accident and wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo (Channing Tatum) works to win her heart again.

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Richard Gere and Debra Winger in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

7. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

Domestic Gross: $129,795,554

Plot: Undisciplined Naval Officer candidate Zack Mayo (Richard Gere) embarks on his aviator training with the help of a tough Gunnery Sergeant (Louis Gossett Jr.) and his new girlfriend Paula (Debra Winger).

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby (2013)

6. The Great Gatsby (2013)

Domestic Gross: $144,840,419

Plot: Writer Nick Carraway (Joel Edgerton) is drawn into the lavish world of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio).

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Tom Cruise and Renée Zellweger in Jerry Maguire (1996)

5. Jerry Maguire (1996)

Domestic Gross: $153,952,592

Plot: Newly-fired sports agent Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) starts his own management firm with his secretary, single mother Dorothy Boyd (Renée Zellweger). The two begin to fall in love as they struggle to make their business work.

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Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

4. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

Domestic Gross: $166,167,230

Plot: Literature student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.

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Ben Affleck and Kate Beckinsale in Pearl Harbor (2001)

3. Pearl Harbor (2001)

Domestic Gross: $198,542,554

Plot: Two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse (Kate Beckinsale) reunite in Hawaii just before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990)

2. Ghost (1990)

Domestic Gross: $217,631,306

Plot: After Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his girlfriend Molly Jensen (Demi Moore) of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic (Whoopi Goldberg).

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic (1997)

1. Titanic (1997)

Domestic Gross: $659,363,944

Plot: Rose (Kate Winslet), a teenage aristocrat, falls in love with Jack, a poor artist (Leonardo DiCaprio), aboard the ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.