There’s nothing like a romantic movie marathon for some (free) wedding prep therapy—and to remind you why you’re planning this party in the first place. Fall in love all over again with some of these classic flicks (all available to stream on Netflix now). Cutting your guest list (read: pulling out your hair!)? You need a break.
“An Affair to Remember” 1957
Why you’ll love it: A few chance encounters between Nickie Ferrante (Cary Grant) and Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr) on the high seas lead to passion—the problem is they’re both involved with other people.
“Roman Holiday” 1962
Why you’ll love it: Audrey Hepburn plays Ann, a crown princess who just can’t deal with the stifling demands of royalty anymore. So, naturally, she decides to run away from her country’s embassy in Rome, only to be found by handsome American reporter Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck). Their adventures together will make you want your own Roman holiday.
“The Great Gatsby” 1974
Why you’ll love it: Don’t miss Robert Redford in his prime as Jay Gatsby, acting alongside the ethereal Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan. Their fraught and complicated love story (not to mention Gatsby’s lavish party house) is totally irresistible.
“The English Patient” 1996
Why you’ll love it: Ralph Fiennes plays a burn victim during World War II, cared for by nurse Hana (Juliette Binoche), to whom he recounts his story of a love affair that ended in tragedy. The English Patient will satisfy that very particular war-era romance craving we all get every now and again.
“A Walk to Remember” 2002
Why you’ll love it: It’s based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, so you know you’re going to get emotional. Jamie (Mandy Moore) and Landon (Shane West), two students at the same high school, couldn’t be more different. But their budding romance shows that opposites definitely attract—and that they’ll need each other more than they thought.
“Something’s Gotta Give” 2003
Why you’ll love it: This modern romantic comedy, starring the phenomenal Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, proves that it’s never too late to find that deep, real love—but not without some romcom blunders and misunderstandings first.