Last week, I was inspired by Michelle's post, entitled "My Favorite Romantic Movies." I liked her post so much, in fact, that I'm listing my eight picks from that genre this evening.
P.S. I was equally impressed by her movies that tried to be romantic but weren't list because romantic comedies actually aren't my favorite genre. Usually, I prefer action (not graphic or violent) or psychological thrillers (see disclaimer from action category).
That said, there are some romantic movies that I absolutely love to pieces and here they are in no particular order (except for Anne; Anne is definitely #1).
This is my favorite movie of all time. Anne -a spunky, dramatic, kind-hearted, and intelligent redhead - is wooed by "Gil" (Gilbert Blythe). I love every minute of these movies. If you haven't watched them, you need to watch them. Tonight.
Is it cheating if I put both of these movies on the same line? Jane Austen's stories are all the same (I'm now hiding from the virtual tomatoes that are being cast in my direction by Austen diehards), but the movies are likable just the same. The unconventional, intelligent peasant girl and the handsome, rich nobleman argue flirtatiously, passionately, and with firy decorum...and then fall in love.
This may be a little juvenile, but I found the story to be sweet and tender and the romance was so pure. Plus, the soundtrack is memorable and marvelous. "There's a song that's inside of my soul. It's the one that I've tried to write over and over again..." I know you want to sing along...
The story doesn't start out all that well (two strangers meet in a bar, have a casual encounter, and she ends up pregnant), but the rest of the story plays out beautifully. I love this quote..."You are everything I never knew I always wanted. "
I can't help but add this new one in here. What a fun and fantastical story - don't you just love it when he sings to her at the end on the dance floor?
Does this really deserve to be here? Yes, it does. The music, the actors, the corny realism...perfectly orchestrated. I was entertained (so was my 10-year-old neighbor, but still...).
Two working single parents trying their best to be good parents meet up on one fine day. My favorite scene? Towards the end - in the kitchen -her in that ratty t-shirt and spaghetti sauce - him leaning over: "What would you do if I kissed you right now?"
This story is sort-of serious and bittersweet. I love how both people come to the table with their own "issues" and then work their way through them...to each other.
Lately, my husband and I are running "dry" on good movie options when we go to rent one. If you have suggestions in the romantic category or in any category, please do leave them in the "comments." If you're a blogger and you feel inspired, create your own recommended list and leave the link below. I'd love to stop by over at your place...