1. Love Actually. Oh, this scene. This utterly heart-breaking beautiful scene. On a brighter note, fun movie factoid! That's the lead guy out of <i>The Walking Dead</i> who is pining for Keira Knightley. Click for more photos

Top 10 romantic films

1. Love Actually. Oh, this scene. This utterly heart-breaking beautiful scene. On a brighter note, fun movie factoid! That's the lead guy out of The Walking Dead who is pining for Keira Knightley.

Love Actually has been named Britain's most romantic movie in a new study into viewers' emotional reactions.

The poll ahead of Valentine's Day found the 2003 tale triumphed ahead of other love stories such as Dirty Dancing and Ghost.

Online movie rental firm LoveFilm examined the neurological responses of couples to what they saw on screen, with the Richard Curtis-directed tale giving the strongest reaction.

The Notebook, starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, was runner-up.

"When a couple watch a romance together each person mistakenly attributes a part of the adrenaline buzz produced by the film to the presence of their partner, said Neuropsychologist Dr David Lewis, of Mindlab International, who analysed the reactions.

"Couples are far more likely to touch, hold, hug and kiss one another than couples watching a less emotional film," Lewis said.

"Our research shows that romantic movies can cause a romantic reaction, which is why snuggling up with a carefully chosen film is the perfect way to spend time together this Valentine's Day," said LoveFilm editor Helen Cowley.

Click through the gallery above to view the top 10 romantic films, as per the UK poll. And we've added some of our personal favourites at the end because we are opinionated control freaks.

- Via AP

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