10 of the Best Film Adaptations of Romance Literature

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With pinks and reds and romance galore quickly approaching as Valentine’s Day draws nearer, the hopeless — or hopeful — romantics across the globe clamor for those swoon-worthy films to watch. And, at least in my eyes, some of the best stories seen in romantic films were drawn from novels, plays or novellas. As a nod to both Cupid and the great writers and filmmakers of today and yesteryear, here are 10 of the best film adaptations of romance literature (including prose and drama), in no particular order. Curl up with your babe or your box of chocolates and indulge in how heart-eyes emoji these can make you feel.

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Alana Jane Chase is a 21-year-old writer from Naples, Florida. She recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University (go Eagles!) with a B.A. in English. She loves 80's rock music and old-school Saturday Night Live, rainy-day movie marathons and homemade pizza, and "Mad Men" and terrible puns.