The best romance film posters of all time

Selection of film posters
(Image credit: New Line Cinema, A24, Buena Vista, Paramount, Allied Artists, Focus Features, United Artists, CJ Entertainment, Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Romance may get dismissed by some as a lightweight genre, but it has the power to truly captivate audiences with enchanting tales of love, passion and heartache. And the best romance film posters play a crucial role in this process, by setting the tone, building anticipation and capturing the essence of the story. 

To curate this list, we've invited a panel of experts to help us select the best film posters from the romance genre, and provide keen insight into why they work so well. Like the best horror film posters, these brilliant designs not only promote the films but also serve as works of art in their own right. In no particular order, here are what our experts think are the best romance film posters of all time...

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.