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The Best 80s Romance Movies

Feeling unlucky in love? Watch one of these great romance movies
Has your good for nothing ex just upset you? Your crush just rejected you? Sometimes we all need a reminder that romance can be sweet and there's not a decade that's captured romance in all of its glory quite like the 80s has. From scenes too sexy for the screen to heartbreaks too sore to handle, 80s romance movies embodied everything that's so wonderful and so woeful about love. So, whether you're looking for a curly-haired heartthrob, a tale of unrequited love, or just something to cry and eat popcorn in front of, this is our pick of the best romance films of the 80s.

Out of Africa (1985)
With a runtime of 2 hours and 41 minutes, Out of Africa is the lengthiest film on the list by quite a margin, but don't be put off. When it comes to ratings, IMDB is known for being a harsh critic of long films, so scoring a respectable 7.2 from a possible 10 goes some of the ways to show just how great this epic romance film is. The film is based on a book of the same name, an autobiography by a Danish noblewoman. Although her story is adapted somewhat for the big screen, the bare bones of it are true, which makes this story of forbidden love even more powerful. Meryl Streep and Robert Redford play the main characters in this epic film, Streep is the Danish noblewoman Karen von Blixen and Redford is Denys Finch Hatton, a big game hunter who Karen falls in love with. There are a myriad of twists and turns along the way that will leave even those with a heart of stone sobbing. A brilliant film, particularly if you're in need of a good cry.

The Big Town (1987)
The casino is the setting for so many of the romantic films of the 80s, and for this Ben Bolt classic The Big Town, that's very much the case. The plot for the film follows the well-trodden tale of a country boy who sets out to make it in the city but with more than enough twists along the way to keep it exciting. Not only that, but the cast who came together for this film is second to none. Matt Dillon stars as JC Cullen, a farmhand from Iowa who is determined to make it as a craps player in the big city of Chicago. Alongside him is not one, but two love interests, the first Lorry Dane played by Diane Lane and the second Aggie Donaldson played by Suzie Amis. Lorry is a bitter character, the wife of a strip-joint owner who she wants revenge on. Aggie, on the other hand, is a sweet young mum, providing the perhaps slightly too literal angel and devil angles to the tale. Cullen makes some money at the craps tables and does some soul searching in between eventually deciding that he wants to make a life with... just kidding, you'll have to watch to find out!

If you're a fan of the casino in general then you'll relish looking back at the classic 80s interiors. For those who are happy to leave the neon lights and questionable carpeting well alone, but still think they could take Cullen on in a game of craps, there are plenty of online casinos that can provide just that. Players in India could check out Asiabet for impartial and independent reviews of online casinos that are available in their country. The reviews include safety and security features, deposit methods, and also the variety of games on offer. So, if you want to play craps as Cullen did, you can be sure that the site you've chosen offers craps before making a deposit.

When Harry Met Sally (1989)
When it comes to great directors from the 80s, Rob Reiner is a favorite here at Warped Factor. As well as the brilliant Princess Bride, he also directed Harry Met Sally, one of the best romance movies of all time, that just sneaks into the last year of the decade. This film is a true classic of the genre and follows the story of Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal (playing Sally and Harry respectively), two graduates who strike up a short friendship, but then happen upon each other by chance five years later. The pair have to relive their initial feelings for one another, making for moments that are sweet, silly, and at times a little uncomfortable. The infamous orgasm scene will be remembered forever by anyone who's seen it, for nothing if not one of the best one-liners ever delivered on-screen, “I'll have what she's having”. If you've not seen this film then carve out an hour and a half in your day immediately, you will not regret it.

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