20 Movies Where The Romance Is Developed Over Time

Redditor u/AdInfinite9325 asked in this thread for movies where romance is developed over time and not at first sight. 

Reddit users responded with some terrific movies that definitely fall under this criteria. Let's look at the best responses. 

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

When Harry Met Sally was the most frequent response and for good reason. The film follows Harry Burns and Sally Albright, to people who keep meeting over the years and eventually become best friends, and then fall in love. 

Emma (2020)

Jane Austen's classic story follows the sweet, but naïve and spoiled Emma Woodhouse who insists on playing matchmaker with her friends. Little did she expect to fall in love with her oldest friend, Mr. Knightly, who disproves of her matchmaking, but holds a candle for her that burns brightly 

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

This is one of the funniest teen comedies ever with some surprisingly thoughtful moments. And the romance definitely develops begrudgingly and over a period of time. 

A Walk To Remember (2002)

This film stars Mandy Moore and Shane West, and features one of the best depictions of young love that develops slowly. 

You've Got Mail (1998)

This love story definitely is not love at first sight. In fact, the film takes place over many, many months and is a true delight. 

The African Queen (1951)

This exiting and entertaining film stars two of the most legendary actors ever, Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. 

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