5 Long-Distance Relationship Movies

… including one that’s not even out yet!

Casablanca (1942)

The most classic film on our list!  Casablanca has been around for almost seventy years and it stil hasn’t lost its charm.  It takes place during WWII in beautiful Morocco and stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.  Need I say more?

The Notebook (2004)

This movie was a huge hit when it came out in 2004.  It is such a romantic film that its main stars began to date once the production was finished!  It takes place in the early 1940s and is about a couple who, due to class differences, are not supposed to be together.

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Sleepless in Seattle is a romantic movie about two people who have never met, although the story is a little more complicated than an online relationship of today.

Like Crazy - LDR movie coming soon!

Like Crazy, in theaters Oct. 28

Going the Distance (2010)

Although this one didn’t get rave reviews, it has some great scenes.  It’s very funny, which is a nice break from the heart-wrenching kinds of long-distance love movies.  Since it was made in 2010, we can all relate to the technology they use to communicate (constant texting via your Blackberry, anyone?).  Finally, it’s extra special for me since I watched it with my husband the day before I he left me at the airport for the first time.

Like Crazy (2011)

It doesn’t even come out until October 28, 2011, this movie is already garnering praise.  It even won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  It follows the story of an American man and British woman who meet in college (in the USA) and fall in love.  The British gal overstays her visa after graduation and is rewarded with a ban from entering the United States.  That puts them in an unexpected long-distance relationship, much like what happened to Elizabeth Gilbert and her partner in Committed.  This film seems really promising–October, hurry up and arrive!

Are you in a long distance relationship right now?  If you’re thinking about closing the distance, let us help you decide who moves where.  Or check out our list of famous long distance relationship songs.


  1. I am in a long distance relationship. He’s British, I’m American. I watched the trailer for Like Crazy. I couldn’t stop crying. Thank you for posting more movies for me to watch though :)

  2. i feel realy sad, miss my bf so much but he doesnt care abt me , i hate being in long distance relationship

  3. An English guy found me on a music fansite and started to write to me. I don’t know how but we fell madly in love. He was able to transfer from his job in England and start work right away over here. Everything was perfect so I thought. Then when his Dad was in a hospice in England he went home for the final days and I don’t know, nor will I ever know exactly what happened but I think he fell for one of the nurses and just felt safer moving back to England where things were more familiar. He left me so confused, telling me every day that he still loves me and he couldn’t stop holding me, but he just couldn’t take it living in America anymore. Who could blame him, I was living in a suburb of New Orleans. He left before Hurricane Katrina etc and was contacting me by email but I just had to swallow(sp) the worst heart break I’ve ever endured in my life and not write back. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of him and I have never been able to really love anyone again. I don’t think I ever will. He would cry every time he had to leave me and made so many promises that we’d be together always and I lost him because of………I’ll never know as he was still saying he loved me when he got home. I didn’t respond. I just couldn’t go through the game of that heart break again if he was changing his mind. But oh fuck it hurts…….still. Time hasn’t healed this like people say it does. I’ve read so many books on how to survive and they all say “Don’t call or contact him” So I never have. Dramatic, this all sounds but I hope none of you have to go through my pain. I just wonder if he even thinks of me as every contact I have has changed since the hurricane and I’ve moved. I guess if he really wanted to he’d figure out a way. Love hurts……..

    • How long ago was this, Misty? Do you still have his contact information? I only wonder because maybe in your case it would be best to contact him again for closure. I know “closure” is a big buzzword… and I don’t think closure happens instantly, but maybe over time saying a last goodbye would help. Could you stand it if he got back to you and said he had long since moved on? Also, what do you think about seeing a counselor or psychologist? You shouldn’t have to live with this much pain for long after a split!

  4. Am going through a lot of emotions right now, I am in a long distance relationship I am the US and he is in Africa, we’ve been together for 2 years I love this guy and do does he, but recently he’s been talking about the future of our relationship , he can’t come to US to visit cause it’s hard to get a visa, it’s hard fit me to go to Africa cause I have kids. We are at a pony where we want to give up everything but it’s really hard to let go , I feel like I can still give it a try before anything else fails, maybe until end of the year, but he is frustrated about the long distance and don’t know what to do? I feel angry, frustrated but am not ready to give up, please help.

  5. I love him & miss him so much :) we’ll meet soon

  6. How can I forget this movie, the notebook, it takes me a week to get over with my emotion.

  7. miss webb says:

    I’ve been in a long distant relationship with an american for 3 years now im british and we are currently trying to apply for visas so we can meet but the system is so tricky if you have a criminal background this movie made me so sad made me realise i might never be able to meet the man I’m so in love with.

  8. I moved to Australia when I was 5 years old from Chile, I live with my grandma and my parents have been split since I was born. They both have families (mum has 2 sons with a different guy, dad has 2 sons with a different woman) I’m now 19 and two years ago I went back to visit them for the first time. I fell in love with my mothers, partners son (no he is not related to me in any way at all) he says he’s also in love with me but we didn’t realise until I went to go visit again this year in January. It’s so hard, I call him every now and then and all we dream of is the day I go back to Chile to visit, I miss him so much all the time and he’s all I can ever think of.


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