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Tami's Favorite Romantic Movies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Okay, you holdouts. Do not "miss the canoe" on LAST OF THE MOHICANS. I
was in a stupor for two months over it.
Here are some sure fire winners which were not mentioned in others'
DYING YOUNG - Featuring Julia Roberts. You took one look at the video
box and said, "Downer!" But this will not let you down. A great
ROXANNE - The Steve Martin remake of Cyrano de Bergerac. This is so
charming and well acted. Classic romance. Don't miss this one either!
CRAZY FROM THE HEART - A TNT Original. It re-runs every so often.
Do not miss this. Rigid Texas teacher, engaged forever to the football
coach, is wooed by the sensitive, hard-working school janitor.
WHITE PALACE - May/December, right/wrong sides of the tracks, steamy
love lead through an angst-filled plot to something gratifying.
Evonne Parrino's Favorite Romantic Movies (email@example.com)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier version. Even
though it is not as true to the book as the A&E version, I still love to
watch it over and over again.
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Who couldn't love this movie?
THE PHILADELPHIA STORY- Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart.
Need I say more?
ALWAYS - Richard Dryfuss and Holly Hunter really seem to belong
together. But Brad Johnson stopped my heart!
SOMEWHERE IN TIME - Watched it 5 times in one day.
GIANT - Watching Jordan and Leslie raise their family and grow old
together is wonderful to watch. The evolution this family makes is
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL - The Jane Seymour, Anthony Andrews version. A
hero and a romantic, wow!
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - Very entertaining, especially for a Shakespeare
fan. And no one dies!
REBECCA - I loved how the heroine started off timid as a mouse, but when
finally realizing her husband loved her, became strong enough to take on
the evil Mrs. Danvers.
BABY BOOM - I love Diane Keaton and Sam Sheppard in this. Makes me want
to move to Vermont.
Julie Nowak's Favorite Romantic Movies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BEAUTY & THE BEAST - Has to be the best sweetest love story, to fall in
love with the soul within.
THE CUTTING EDGE - I just love when a couple dislikes each other and end
up falling in love.
JERRY MAGUIRE - What can I say, Tom Cruise, yum.
LADYHAWKE - Rutger Hauer is great in this very moving love story.
MEDICINE MAN - Sean Connery is a hunk! How could any female not fall
MURPHY'S ROMANCE - Nice May-December romance movie.
ONE FINE DAY - Was a really clean romance.
PRETTY WOMAN - A Cinderella story.
ROMANCING THE STONE - Got me started writing my own romance novel.
Rebecca's Favorite Romantic Movie (email@example.com)
HANOVER STREET - I certainly agree with many listed from other romance
fans. I didn't see
anyone list HANOVER STREET with Christopher Plummer and Harrison Ford in
love with the same woman. All I remember is it was GREAT! And it's a
tear-jerker. In fact, I'll have to rent it again because I can't
remember how it ends.
Bunky's Favorite Romantic Movies (Bunky25434@aol.com)
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY - I know people either hate it or love it; I
love it because I've lived it.
OUT OF AFRICA - Every scene with Robert Redford! But, I always fall
apart at the end when they show the lions on his grave, and she is
saying "Denis will love that; I must remember to tell him". I have been
to Karen Blixen's homestead in Nairobi, (it is the home used in the
making of the movie), and have walked on that flagstone patio where they
sat and listened to the phonograph.
From there you can see the Ngorongoro mountains where he is buried, as
well as "Karen's School", which is still in use.
ROMAN HOLIDAY - When Audrey Hepburn walks past Gregory Peck and he
his arm and stops her; and the looks they give each other at the press
conference at the end.
Shebalu's Favorite Romantic Movies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BRIGADOON - Oh what those old musicals had!! Gene Kelly and Cyd Charise
dancing in the heather. Even the cynical Van Johnson afraid of magic.
Remember "Anything is possible if you love someone enough"
ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES - I would rather have Kevin Costner
speaking like a Californian than Meryl Streep's Polish accent (SOPHIE'S
CHOICE). Alan Rickman is such a delicious villian, "Do you mind we've
just been wed!" But truly it is the entire film from photography, to
soundtrack, to casting.
A ROOM WITH A VIEW - Though my husband claims it is strictly the men
skinny dipping that I watch it for.
JUMPING JACK FLASH - Love online before it's time. Whoopi Goldberg is
wonderful and a lot of fun.
Celia McCuaig's Favorite Romantic Movies (Oakley, CA)
EMMA - Jeremy Northam, Jeremy Northam, Jeremy Northam!
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS - Not for Daniel Day-Lewis (Hawkeye) &
Madeleine Stowe (Cora), but for Eric Schweig (Uncas) and Johdi May
(Cora's sister). Oh, my heart still skips a beat when Eric tries to
save Johdi from Wes Studi (Magwa) and dies trying. Just that last look
Eric gives Johdi...sigh.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE - One of the few book-to-movie transitions that
didn't get messed up. Fav line - Wesley's "As you wish."
THE ENGLISH PATIENT - Another incredible book-to-movie transition.
and gorgeous movie. Put Ralph Fiennes on the major hunk list.
A ROOM WITH A VIEW - I can watch this on video countless times and never
tired of it.
STOLEN WOMEN - Okay, I'm cheating with a made-for-tv movie. But CBS got
the most calls about Michael Grey Eyes from women asking, "Who was that
handsome man?" My friend and I met him at the Dreamspeakers (Native
American/Aboriginal) Film Festival in Edmonton, Canada this May and he
is the sweetest man! He (and his wife) won fans for life.
CASABLANCA - A classic. Ingrid Bergman & Humphrey Bogart!
NOTORIOUS - Again Ingrid Bergman. With Cary Grant! One of my favorite
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Kelli's Favorite Romantic Movies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN - Andy Garcia as the devoted, but strong
husband! I would die to have a man love me as much as he loved Meg Ryan!
ALWAYS and ONCE AROUND - Both movies with Richard Dreyfuss and Holly
Hunter. They have wonderful chemistry and both stories are touching and
funny. Get the kleenex!
THAT TOUCH OF MINK - Could Cary Grant be any sexier!
Josh David Klein's Favorite Romantic Movies
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY - My all time favorite!
FRENCH KISS - Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline had CHEMISTRY
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Very sweet and romantic. Love Bill Pullman.
MRS. WINTERBOURNE - Just bought the movie a couple of months ago and
have already watched it three times.
DIRTY DANCING - Patrick Swayze at his best - loved the music.
COCKTAIL - Tom Cruise at his sexiest -- When he was doing his bartender
routine - WOW!
THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS - The plain girl gets the guy - however I
think Jenny is really cute.
THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES - Really liked this movie!
MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING - Saw this movie twice at the theater - Can't
remember the last time I did that. Will definitely buy this movie!
The Hepburn's Favorite Romantic Movies (TheHepburn@aol.com)
HOLD BACK THE DAWN - Forget the Casbah! I'll take this
south-of-the-border romance with Charles Boyer anyday.
EMMA - The Paltrow version
SOME LIKE IT HOT - A man that doesn't care that you smoke or can't have
children or that you are a man; that's what I call "romance."
SABRINA - The Audrey version
MANNEQUIN - Not the junky 80's version but the one made in the 1930's
with Spencer Tracy and Joan Crawford.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - I like both the MGM and BBC/A&E version
IVANHOE - The 1980's made for TV version with Anthony Andrews.
Angie's Favorite Romantic Movies (Ang540@aol.com)
LADYHAWKE - Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer are lovers who have a
curse put on them by a jealous Bishop.She is a hawk by day,He is a wolf
by night.It's such a tear jerker with a happy ending.
THE WAY WE WERE - The story of opposites that attract but alas cannot
make their relationship work no matter how much they love each
other. Another tear jerker.
Todd Alder's Favorite Romantic Movies (email@example.com)
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY - My absolute favorite!
OVERBOARD - To me this movie is like picking up your favorite old
Harlequin, you know the one that got you hooked on romance, the one you
never seen to tire of.
BELL, BOOK & CANDLE - A romance with a quirky twist.
AMERICAN DREAMER - This is actually my unauthorized biography.
MOONSTRUCK - A Cinderella story for the 90's.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE - I fell in love with Colin Firth. I will never
forget the scene where they both hesitantly smile at each other for the
first time. And the kiss at the end -- ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
ROMANCING THE STONE - Loved her story in the beginning.
THE QUIET MAN - Another Alpha Male!
TOP GUN - There was so much chemistry between these two characters. I
saw it at the theater 3 nights in a row. Tom Cruise just gets better
Marsha Canham's Favorite Romantic Movies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BRAVEHEART - The line, "Why are you helping me? Because of the way you
are looking at me right now." Argh. Loved it.
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS - Again..."What are you looking at? I'm
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S - Hugging the cat in the rain!
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - Colin Firth could strip paint and I'd watch him.
ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES - Kevin Costner.
LADYHAWKE - Has to be my absolute favorite to watch on a veg day.
SHINING THROUGH - When Michael Douglas just keeps running for the
DANCES WITH WOLVES - Just because.
LAST OF THE DOGMEN - Tom Berenger makes my toes curl.
CASABLANCA - Classic.
Renee Cotton's Favorite Romantic Movies (email@example.com)
LADYHAWKE - The plot is original and Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer
are the most romantic pair ever to grace the silver screen. I could
watch it 100 times.
GREEN CARD - Loved the offbeat chemistry and the sensitivity of these
two charming lead characters.
GROUNDHOG DAY - Quirky, yes. But what a great story about a man who
keeps living the same day over again so he can get the day right with
the woman he loves.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - Loved the entire cast. Emma Thompson is a
wonderful heroine and Kenneth Brannagh is a great hero. Wickedly funny
and Denzel Washington is in this too!
SHINING THROUGH - Great espionage story and terrific romance.
BRAVEHEART - Mel Gibson is the consumate romantic hero in this one.
SABRINA - Harrison Ford is a perfect jaded hero who succumbs to a quiet
FRENCH KISS - Loved the way this couple sacrificed their dreams for each
THE SOUND OF MUSIC - My all time favorite movie. The dancing scene
between Maria and the Captain is a classic.
IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU - Love can find someone when they aren't looking.
FAR AND AWAY - Beautiful story and brilliant cinematography.
Gloria Regan's Favorite Romantic Movie (Regglo@aol.com)
THE LONG HOT SUMMER - I enjoyed reading the TRR list of favorite movies
and the lists by your readers, but I can not believe that one of my ALL
TIME favorites was not included, THE LONG HOT SUMMER. I saw the
original 30+ years ago with Newman & Woodward and the magic between them
in this movie explains how their marriage has survived the many years
in the Hollywood spotlight.
Elaine Wethington's Favorite Romantic Movies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
THE LONG HOT SUMMER - This is THE American romance movie, IMHO (in my
humble opinion). When I was younger, I identified with Joanne Woodward
and Paul Newman. Now that I'm older I can identify with Angela Lansbury
and Orson Welles. I must have seen this movie 100 times. It is worth
seeking out the restored, wide-screen version when it is shown on AMC.
THE BIG COUNTRY - When this movie came out, some critics had trouble
classifying it as a Western. That is because its director, William
Wyler, took a Western and made it into a great romance. There are two
interlocking love triangles, involving Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons,
Carole Baker, Charlton Heston, and Chuck Connors. This was Charlton
Heston's finest hour, IMHO, slightly overshadowing Gregory Peck as the
honorable, noble, and handsome lead. Jean Simmons is intelligent,
spunky, and beautiful. The movie has great acting, beautiful scenery,
and one of the best scores ever written for a film. This too is worth
seeking out in the restored, wide-screen version.
THE FOUR FEATHERS - Of the several versions, the one made in the 1930s,
led by Sir John Clements, Michael Redgrave, and June Duprez, is the
best. Sir John does not look or sound like a modern action hero, but
it's okay because the heroics arise from honor, loyalty, faithful love,
and the need for redemption, not macho special effects. This is one of
the most beautifully photographed Technicolor movies ever. Why don't
they make movies like this any more?
WUTHERING HEIGHTS - I vote for the 1939 version directed by William
Wyler and starring the beautiful Merle Oberson and Laurence Olivier.
The ending is NOT what Bronte intended, but don't blame the director; he
SARABAND - This is an old-style, short, now politically-incorrect
romance made in the 1940s, and starring my favorite romantic actor,
Stewart Granger. It is a fictionalized retelling of the romance between
Sophie Dorothea, neglected wife of the Elector of Hanover (played by the
late Joan Greenwood), soon to be George I, and Konigsmark, a young
Swedish soldier who truly loves her. Flora Robson plays the
"villainess" but so humanizes her that a contemporary audience might
sympathize with her as much as the leads. I don't believe this is on
video; I have a faded version I taped from the local public TV station
broadcast. The director of PERSUASION "quotes" this movie in the scene
where Wentworth declares his love for Anne.
THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN - I can't seem to forget the two great romances
in this miniseries: the doomed one between Hari and Daphne, and the
understated one between Guy and Sarah. This is a great, and complicated
series, based on an equally great and complicated work of fiction.
PERSUASION - An almost perfect adaptation of one of my all-time favorite
books. Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds were perfect.
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS - This is the closest thing to an old-time
romantic movie I've seen in 10 years. I was impressed how the director
and writer updated the plot of the original. It was the quintessential
19th century romance, and this was the quintessential late 20th century
romance. Very intriguing. And to think that the distributor was worried
Daniel Day-Lewis wouldn't be believable as a romantic action hero!
WITNES - I was thinking of just writing "Harrison Ford," but that's not
all that makes this movie a great romance. I think its unusual appeal
is that it is Americana filtered through Australian sensibilities.
Thus, it has a fresh, and somewhat exotic tone.
NINOTCHKA - This is the movie where "Garbo laughed." In this movie, a
Parisian sophisticate romances a nearly-arrived Russian Communist party
organizer. It was written and directed by two men more known for
sophisticated screwball comedy, not romance per se (Billy Wilder and
Lubitsch). Melvyn Douglas plays the perfect sophisticated romantic
hero: witty, urbane, and completely besotted.
LHO's Favorite Romantic Movies (email@example.com)
AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER and INDISCREET - I'll keep my list of favorite
short, because I am going through a Cary Grant phase. I actually saw both of the here in South Florida on PBS.
Nicole Fowles' Favorite Romantic Movies (Nicole5to1@aol.com)
GIGI - A classic about class and the power of love.
FATHER GOOSE - Cary Grant plays an alcoholic who stuck on a deserted
island which soon is inhabited by girls and "spinster" Leslie Caron.
TO CATCH A THIEF - Lots of romance and suspense.
FOUR SEASONS - Not a typical pick because the romance centers on couples
who have been married for years yet still manage to stay together (even
when they are driving each other nuts). A comedy with Alan Alda and
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
Karen O'Donohoe's Favorite Romantic Movies
MRS. SOFFEL - True love facing the biggest challenges. Mel Gibson and
Diane Keaton with Keaton as the heroine brave enough to follow her
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - I never expected it to bring a tear to my eye!
MOONSTRUCK - Because of the Brooklyn setting and the sense of humor.
DANGEROUS LIAISONS - A very sexy movie!
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY SOXER
Carole Gibbins' Favorite Romantic Movies
BRAM STROKER'S DRACULA - I don't think that Gary Oldman is attractive but, in
this movie, he is positively mesmerizing. I kept hoping he and Winona Ryder
would end up together.
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S - Audrey Hepburn is simply divine!
CHARADE - Cary -- what more can I say? (Sigh.)
EMMA - When Gwyneth Paltrow and her best friend argued, I knew there would be
FRENCH KISS - When he kisses her on the train, I knew his heart would be hers!
I loved Kevin Kline and Meg Ryan in this movie. I loved it when she
surprised him before they left his hometown for Cannes -- I laughed so hard!
And the song "Dream A Little Dream" in French made my heart melt. (Sigh.)
LADY AND THE TRAMP - I love Disney movies, but this is my favorite! The
spaghetti scene isn't to be missed. Does anyone know when Disney will
re-release this movie? I want a copy!
LADY JANE - (Where are are these ladies from anyway?) I loved the part when
they threw their wine glasses on the floor -- how romantic!
LADYHAWKE - Matthew Broderick when he saved the wolf's life. This had me on
the edge of my seat. Rutger Hauer and Michele Pfeiffer in the cathedral made
THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES - I couldn't wait for them to kiss!
PRETTY WOMAN - Richard Gere made a wonderful rescuer in his white limo.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE - A classic love story.
SABRINA - Harrison Ford is adorable.(Sigh.) Paris is always nice...
SAY ANYTHING -John Cusack when he played "In Your Eyes," by Peter Gabriel
outside her window. I cried.
TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY - This was definitely the thinking person's Ghost. He
was so sweet when he hopped on one foot, telling her about himself.
TO CATCH A THIEF - Cary Grant and Grace Kelly are wonderful in this movie. I
love Cary in any movie, but this one is for keeps!
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY - The big "O" scene in the deli had me laughing so hard I
J Gee's favorite romantic movies (JGee101535@aol.com)
BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA - Gary Oldman
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS - Minnie Driver and Chris O'Donnell-need I say more? The
plain girl gets the guy.
ENGLISH PATIENT - RALPH FIENNES-Sexiest man alive, the scene by the linen
closet made my knees weak
GROSSE POINTE BLANK - Minnie Driver and John Cusack, awesome in this sweet and
INDOCHINE - Vincent Perez and Catherine Deneuve
JANE EYRE - Orson Welles version
QUEEN MARGOT - Isabelle Adjani and Vincent Perez in this extremely bittersweet
tale of the French Catholic/Protestant wars during the Renaissance
THE SCARLET LETTER - also Gary Oldman
SHINING THROUGH -
WUTHERING HEIGHTS - TNT with Ralph Fiennes as a magnificent Heathcliffe,
Juliette Binoche as Cathy and Jeremy Northam as Cathy's brother. Jeremy
Northam's son is extremly handsome grown up too.
Judith Czako's favorite romantic movie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I found just about all of my favorites on the lists already submitted,
but I can't BELIEVE I am the only person who thinks NOTORIOUS is one of
the most romantic movies ever made. Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant.
Suspense, mistakes about character and motivation, self sacrifice, and
dramatic rescue. If you haven't seen it -- RENT THIS MOVIE. Any
romance fan should (I think) love it.
Jan Siberry's Favorite Romantic Movies (email@example.com)
THE QUIET MAN - Great kisses in the storm, wonderful characters
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN - Wartime movie, great special effects, angels, and
lovers - bring your hankies!
KITTY - Wartime (1945) - GREAT period movie - wonderful costumes, and
the great lines!!
THE BUTCHER'S WIFE - Fun movie
ROBIN HOOD - Errol Flynn, of course. Sigh.
THE BISHOP'S WIFE - Cary Grant, of course. Sigh. I cry everytime when
the grande dame explains giving up the love of her life for the love of
money and security.
THE PHILADELPHIA STORY - Best writing, wonderful story. Fun, witty. Cary
LADY AND THE TRAMP - Disney, great characters.
GHOST - Patrick Swayze. Love beyond death.
THE LADY AND THE HIGHWAYMAN - Based on a Barbara Cartland novel. Classic
with some great actors. Very sweet story with Hugh Grant.
Patricia Castro's Favorite Romantic Movies (VQDF97A@prodigy.com)
THE QUIET MAN - Although I own the video, I only watch it as a special
treat on St. Patrick's Day! The anticipation is incredible!
EMMA - Jeremy Northam! Need I say more! I had the absolute pleasure of
meeting Jeremy in Boston's Logan Airport in April. I was on my way to
Paris and Madrid with some friends and he was on his way back to London.
He's a lot taller than I expected but my GOD he is absolutely gorgeous
and to DIE for. Living in Los Angeles, you do tend to run into or sight
actors all the time and it does not phase me in the least. But this was
truly different! I had never gotten SOOOO weak in the knees before! He
is absolutely too cool for words! He was very charming and funny and
most of all VERY kind! This one I will never forget! Instantly, he has
become my favorite actor!
THE CUTTING EDGE - Ran into D.B. Sweeney at a hockey game here in Los
Angeles but did not have the nerve to talk to him. Oh Well!
THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY - Mel Gibson. Enough Said!
BRAVEHEART - Ditto!
Rebecca Ekmark's Favorite Romantic Movies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Who can resist the proposal with the whole
LADYHAWKE - The moments of almost meeting were painful to watch. And
then when they finally see each other in the church.
PHENOMENON - I don't think I cried more for a movie. What a celebration
MICHAEL - Travolta sure knows how to pick them.
EMMA - Who could ever get enough of Northam?
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - The A&E version. She sees his home, and she's
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - I don't think I ever liked an animated feature
Lori-Anne Cohen's Favorite Romantic Movies (email@example.com)
LADYHAWKE - How can you not love Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer in
this. The scene where they almost touch...but not quite gives me a lump
in throat everytime.
THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR - Rex Harrison is a curmudgeon but when he goes
away to let Gene Tierney live her life, it is so romantic.
THE GOODBYE GIRL - I've seen it in the triple digits. I'm not a huge
fan of either Richard Dreyfuss or Marsha Mason as a general rule but I
love this movie. Heartwarming and sweet.
PERSUASION - Sigh...that's all I can say. If for no other reason than
the last scene on the ship.
- I cry every time. At the end when Yuri goes to call to
Lara and....well, see the movie. It is a true classic.
SAY ANYTHING - Jon Cusack and the Peter Gabriel song...need I say more?
SOMEWHERE IN TIME - Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve. I'm tearing up
thinking about it.
Lisa Jennings' Favorite Romantic Movies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
EMMA - I really enjoyed this movie--I could tell he knew she was the one
and was waiting for her to realize it.
THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE - Musical story of Cinderella with a twist to
the ending. Stars Richard Chamberlain as the Prince. Absolutely
delightful! It's been my favorite since I was a child. When I met my
husband, he told me it was his favorite, too. I knew we were a match
then! Especially since not very many people have seen this movie. It
comes on occasionally on the Disney Channel. You definitely have to
watch for it!
LADYHAWKE - When they actually see other again, wow! The sparks fly!!
THE PRINCESS BRIDE - Wesley can survive anything to return to his true
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL - Jane Seymour and Anthony Andrews--what fun.
SOMEWHERE IN TIME - Jane Seymour again--Queen of Romance
Sophia J. Harris' Favorite Romantic Movies (email@example.com)
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
Marsha Sample's Favorite Romantic Movies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT
ONE FINE DAY
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING
Jo Woods' Favorite Romantic Movies (JWOODS1@mail.state.ky.us)
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS - My all time favorite. If you haven't watched
this one, it should be at the top of your list to watch next.
QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER
THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER - My husband bought all of these movies (he
likes guns, horses, and the frontier), I love them because of the
romance. Guess I should thank
S. Stimson's Favorite Romantic Movies (email@example.com)
It wasn't difficult in the least to come up with 30 of my favorite
romantic movies, and I'm sure, given time, I could think of 30 more! But
since almost all of them have already been mentioned, I'll just list the
5 which (to the best of my knowledge) have not yet been mentioned.
AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT - How refreshing to see a widower (and the
President no less!) with a healthy relationship with his daughter, forge
ahead into the 90's dating scene; stumbling but charming, determined,
and anxious for a woman to care about him, and not his position...does
a man like this who refuses to abuse power exist???
BEAUTY & THE BEAST - Yes, it's animated, but the longing and poignancy
of this story come through as real, and its moral is timeless. An added
extra--the edgy, unleashed power of the Beast as portrayed in the play
on Broadway---in both cases, I wish the Prince had remained forever as
ANASTASIA - Speaking of Yul Brynner...this story about a woman (Ingrid
Bergman) who believes herself to be the (surviving) daughter of Czar
Nicholas & Alexandra, and the con-man who coaches her for the reward
money but falls in love instead---Brynner is like a panther---dangerous,
electric; an emotionally powerful story.
THE KING AND I - Yul Brynner was born to play the part of the King of
Siam, and the scene where he holds Anna and they dance for the first and
only time, alone...whew!
WESTWARD THE WOMEN - An oldie but goodie about a wagonmaster (Robert
Taylor?) who escorts a wagon-train of mail order brides---romantic and
realistic at the same time
Jackie Pierce's Favorite Romantic Movies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BED OF ROSES - I thought the story line was pretty good. It was a sweet
FAR AND AWAY - This is another movie from my video collection that I
hate to loan out. The soundtrack is great. Tom Cruise and Nicole
Kidman are wonderful.
GHOST - I cry every time!
GONE WITH THE WIND - My all-time favorite!!!! I do not loan this movie
from my video collection out.
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - I wasn't sure if this would be called a romance
movie, but it is high on my list of all-time favorite movies. Jimmy
Stewart is one of my favorite actors.
MURPHY'S ROMANCE - James Gardner and Sally Fields are also a couple of
my favorite actors. I have watched this movie several times.
ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES - Kevin Costner was great, and the music
is fantastic. I have listened to the soundtrack so much it is
practically worn out.
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL - Jane Seymour and Anthony Andrews version. I
absolutely love it. After the first time I watched it I went straight
to the library and read the book. I have liked Jane Seymour ever since.
SOMEWHERE IN TIME - Jane Seymour again.
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Sandra Bullock made this a great movie. The
romance was so touching. (I'm a sucker for anything that is set at
Chris Michno's Favorite Romantic Movies (email@example.com)
CROSSING DELANCY - I loved the "pickle guy."
FINNEGAN, BEGIN AGAIN - An HBO Movie with Robert Preston and Mary Tyler
Moore about a May December romance that begins as a very close
friendship marked with humor and sadness.
A LETTER TO BRESHNEV - An English film about a girl with a dead end life
in working class England who meets a Russian Soldier during the Cold
War. The two spend only a night together but are in love. He must go
back to Russia. Will she join him? Very very good!
THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS - The "plain" girl wins!!!! And the guy is
gorgeous. Jeanine Garafolo is great in this. I always cry near the end
because of sheer happiness!
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY - My all time favorite. Friendship can lead to real
love. I still laugh hysterically at many parts!
Susannah C. Thompson's Favorite Romantic Movie (PZQF27A@prodigy.com)
LOVE WITH THE PROPER STRANGER - Steve McQueen and Natalie Wood). Okay,
the two leads weren't always the most natural actors, but in this film
they sizzle big-time!
P.S. - Does anyone have a good video source? My local rental shop no
long has UNTIL SEPTEMBER, I was horrified to learn!
Catz's Favorite Romantic Movies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS - Because of the line "I will find you. NO
matter what it takes, no matter how far..." (That line has got to be THE
most romantic in history!)
THE TERMINATOR - The love scene between Linda Hamilton and that guy from
the future. That was so sweet, wasn't it? Especially when she told her
son on the audio tape, "In the short
time we had together, your father and I loved a lifetime's worth."
Cheryl Chan's Favorite Romantic Movies (email@example.com)
DOES THIS MEAN WE'RE MARRIED- It seems I'm the only person in the world
who knows this movie. Saw it on HBO years and years ago starring Patsy
Kensit. Does anyone have info on this?
LAST OF THE MOHICANS - Haunting soundtrack, stunning backdrop, poignant
story, and Daniel Day Lewis. What more can one want? Esp. loved the scene
where Hawkeye looked up into the heavens and told Cora that legend about
the moon and stars.
PRETTY IN PINK - Ah, the romance of teenage love.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Makes my heart burst into song just thinking about
it. Great tender scenes between the Captain and Maria.
TERMINATOR - I'm a time travel romance sucker. After watching that movie
at the tender age of 13, I decided that I was naming my first born Kyle
and my second Reese.
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - No wonder Sandra Bullock is America's
Sweetheart. She's completely charming. As is the entire movie. Cried
through the chapel scene and melted in the proposal scene.
CNC'S Favorite Romantic Movies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
DANGEROUS LIAISIONS - Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Uma Thurman, and Keenu
Reeves (although, he wasn't much of anything in this movie). John Malkovich
is simply irresistable...utterly the peak of masculinity and sensuality. He
makes love the rake, the bad-boy type, all the more dearly, despite his
roguish behavior. A true tale of seduction, love, and betrayal. And oh...it
ends with a bona fide French duel. How much more romantic can one get?
EMMA - Paltrow and Northam are simply delightful. I think somewhere
inside of us, we are all yearning for our very own personal version of Mr.
ONLY YOU - Tomei, Downey, ITALY!!!!!! (absolute gorgeous scenery)...need I
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - The Firth version, but fortunately for MANY of us,
he's now a happily married man.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE - Well, who could resist the darling Wesley, a.k.a
Cary Elwes? What many people don't know is that the book, on which the movie
was based, is THAT much better than the book. If you like satire, this is
it, and the movie mutated much of the author's classical, satirical humor.
Megan's Favorite Romantic Movies (
THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES - This movie didn't get much clout in the
media, but it replaced my all-time favourite held for over a decade.
Make sure to watch the credits. I can't believe no one's mentioned it!
SOMEWHERE IN TIME - Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve. The love affair
for all time. Original all-time favourite
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - A&E/BBC production. Perfection
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Why couldn't this happen to me?
JERRY MAGUIRE -or this?
SHINING THROUGH - Melanie Griffith. Great historical
romance that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
ALWAYS - unlikely couple, but a great movie. I cry every time I see it.
FAR AND AWAY - Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman at the height of their
BULL DURHAM - quirky and terrific. Great chemistry.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE -
Rhonda Drummond's Favorite Romantic Movies (email@example.com)
You may have missed these...
THE LEGEND OF THE EIGHT SAMURAI-
Even Martial Arts movies can be fun and sexy. This has your basic
faerie-tale elements, but in a very Japanese, and sexy way. And look for
Shinbai. He has lots of arrogance and really great hair.
The tension between Robin Williams and Bonnie Hunt was definitely not over
looked in this fun adventure.
Joan Towey (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote in to say:
I cannot believe that no one listed THE RETURN OF MARTIN GUERRE. There
is no happy ending, but the looks exchanged between Gerard Depardieu and
the female lead is like no other in film.
Laura's Favorite Romantic Movie (email@example.com)
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME - One of my favorites. It's not strictly a
romance -- it's a murder mystery with Tom Berenger as a married police
detective and Mimi Rogers as a
high society witness to a murder whom he protects. I won't say any more,
just that that wonderful song (Gershwin?) that the title comes from adds
to the ambience.
Benita Clarke's Favorite Romantic Movies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S - Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard are
enchanting. Hepburn's clothes, hair and sense of style are exquisite.
Reminds me of the line in Jerry Maguire when Jerry compliments Dorothy
on her dress by saying "That's more than a dress, it's an Audrey Hepburn
Which brings me to my most recent favorite romantic movie:
GHOST - Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore are fun even as a doomed couple.
The late Rick Aviles is great in his supporting role as the lowlife thug
who kills Patrick Swayze. Tony Goldwyn is smarmy, and Whoopi Goldberg
helps make the movie!
JEAN DE FLORETTE and MANON OF THE SPRING - Not romantic in the
traditional sense, but very gentle, and illustrates the old saying that
"old sins have long shadows" Or put another way, Yves Montand's
chickens finally come home to roost by the end of this duo.
JERRY MAGUIRE - Tom Cruise is wonderful as the career-driven man who
discovers that there is more to life than making a buck. Renee
Zellweger is luminous as his love interest, and Cuba Gooding Jr. and
Regina King's relationship is enough to renew one's faith is love and
happily ever after.
MURIEL'S WEDDING - Delightful Australian film about a plain Jane heroine
who catches the cute guy, but not the way she expected.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Julie Andrews is great as the simple nanny who
catches her man! Christopher Plummers eyes never looked so blue as they
do in Technicolor. And the songs, we can all sing along with this
TOOTSIE - Dustin Hoffman stars as an out-of-work actor who gets a job as
an actress in a soap opera. He learns how to be a better man by living
as a woman. Bill Murray, Jessica Lange and Charles Durning are good
THE VANISHING - The original Dutch version, not the lame Hollywood
Finally, some of my favorite movies are your favorite movies too!
I also like:
ROMANCING THE STONE
A ROOM WITH A VIEW
TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY
Nancy's Favorite Romantic Movies (NHosmer@worldnet.att.net)
Well. I guess I'm the only woman in America who didn't like SLEEPLESS IN
SEATTLE. I can't believe NO ONE has mentioned LEGENDS OF THE FALL!!
(Nancy, someone did!)
My other favorites include:
GONE WITH THE WIND - of course!
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
and an old Dorothy McGuire/Robert Young movie entitled CLAUDIA AND
DAVID. The "Claudia" books by Rose Franken are some of my favorites
about a newlywed couple and their ups and downs in the 40's.
Cassandra Akers' Favorite Romantic Movies (cakers@EastKY.Com)
ONE FINE DAY - Great chemistry!
PRETTY WOMAN - Great!
SABRINA - Harrison Ford, need I say more.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - Cry everytime with Emma Thompson at the end.
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE - Sweet and very, very romantic!
THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS - Although I thought he should have
figured out long before that Uma Thurman was not the one for him!
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY - The banter between Ryan and Crystal can't be
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Bill Pullman is my hero!
Cerebrum's Favorite Romantic Movies (email@example.com)
Watching romantic comedies is what I live for... except for reading and
music as well. Anyway, here goes:
DAVE - Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver sizzles in their chemistry, and
there are surprisingly memorable scenes.
EMMA - I laughed, shed tears, and fell in love. Jeremy Northam is
forever my Regency dream man!
LADYHAWKE - My favourite magical medieval come to life.
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Miss Bullock was so charming and vulnerable, I
immediately liked her. Bill Pulman looked quite boyishly handsome in his
messy brown hairdo. I cried at the ending. Truly magic.
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL - The TV movie with Jane Seymour. I wanted to be
her after seeing the movie. Sigh.
Charlotte Sellers' Favorite Romantic Movies (charlott@borg)
THE BIG EASY - Ellen Barkin and Dennis Quaid star in this funny romantic
thriller. This movie definitely has one of the best love scenes!
LADYHAWKE - A beautiful medieval love story. I never get tired of
watching this one.
LADY JANE - Helena Bonham-Carter and Cary Elwes are wonderful as ill
fated young lovers. Helena Bonham-Carter portrays the young woman who
became Queen for six days (or something close to that)
LEGENDS OF THE FALL - I'm a sucker for family dramas such as this great
movie. Brad Pitt, Aidan Quinn, and Henry Thomas are certainly very easy
to watch for two hours!
MOONSTRUCK - Nicolas Cage as the tortured hero - he's perfect!
NATE AND HAYES - A swashbuckling pirate tale. Tommy Lee Jones is great,
PERSUASION - My favorite Austen book. If people doubt Austen's passion,
they haven't read this book or seen this wonderful adaptation. I may be
biased, but this is the best of the Austen films to hit theatres
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - The BBC/A&E version.
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS - Very sad but very good.
A WALK IN THE CLOUDS - The movie was gorgeous - and Keanu wasn't bad
JeanLuc's Favorite Romantic Movies (JeanLuc@Prodigy.Net)
Mine are similar to a lot of the others listed but here they are:
BABY BOOM - With Diane Keaton.
THE CUTTING EDGE
LITTLE WOMEN -Winona Ryder version.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - A&E version.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS
Maryam's Favorite Romantic Movies (MSalim1@worldbank.org)
This was a great idea! It's hard to limit but here goes:
BOOMERANG - Eddy Murphy and Halle Barry. Modern day reforming of a
"rake" (or in modern terms a "dog").
DON JUAN DEMARCO - Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Faye Dunnaway. I mean --
the lines in this movie! I saw it with several of my female cousins and
we kept sighing throughout and of course had to get the men in our lives
to take us again so they could learn a few pointers.
GHOST - Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. Another tearjerker. I cry
everytime I see it.
LOVE STORY - Ryan O'Neal and Ali Magraw. What a real tearjerker. I
remember watching with my mother and both of us crying buckets at the
AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - Richard Gere and Debra Winger. Don't you
just love the end when he carries her away?
PRETTY WOMAN - Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. Modern day Cinderella
SINGING IN THE RAIN - Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds...do I need to say
more? I love musicals and this has to be my all time favorite.
THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS - This was such a sweet movie and full of
David T Klein's Favorite Romantic Movie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I loved most of the movies on your lists. I have one favorite to add:
THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY - I saw a lot of Mel Gibson on the lists,
but not this movie of his. He's a reporter assigned to Jakarta,
Indonesia right before civil war breaks out in the '60s. Mel and
Sigourney Weaver are great, and weird as it seems, Linda Hunt plays a
very believable Chinese/Australian man. The other thing I liked about
this movie was that it shows a small piece of political history in Asia,
something Americans on the whole are very ignorant about. But mostly I
liked seeing a young Mel in a tux!!
Jessica Maldonado's Favorite Romantic Movie (JessicaM@webtv.net)
BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA -I have this thing for
PRETTY IN PINK -
ROMEO AND JULIET -I can't believe no one
mentioned this one!
Sidonia Vardy's All Time Favorite Romantic Movie (email@example.com)
My all time favorite is TILL THE END OF SEPTEMBER which was set in Paris.
Laura Bligh's favorite romantic movies (lbligh@CapAccess.org)
I have really enjoyed the list of romantic movies! Some
others I liked that aren't listed elsewhere are:
SWEET TALKER - with Karen Allen and Bryan Brown. Set in
Australia, this is a con-man story a little
like The Music Man without the band.
TOOTSIE - One of the best comedies ever. If you like
sexual tension, how about the scene where
Dustin Hoffman is sharing a bed with Jessica
Lange, the woman he loves, when she thinks that
he is a woman!
WORTH WINNING - with Mark Harmon and Madeleine Stowe. This
was an impulse rental at the video store, and
my husband and I both loved it.
Geneva D. Cardenas's Favorite Romantic Movies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Watching movies is my escape from college classes so I heartily applaud
this new feature!
THE CUTTING EDGE - A huge family favorite! I love it when she starts to
when he tells he loves her, and at the end of their routine when she
said she had to skate her heart out because she loved him,too. SIGH!!
DIRTY DANCING - Some of the sexiest, hottest dancing around north of the
equator. (added bonus - Patrick Swayze in tight black pants.)
FRENCH KISS - I loved the scene when Kevin Kline shows Meg Ryan his herb
project. Its as if he just opened a door to show her the real man inside
the con-man facade. And I laughed through the rest of the movie.
JERRY MAGUIRE - The tears flowed when Tom Cruise showed up at Renee
Zellweger's house and told her "You complete me."
LADYHAWKE - One of the best love stories of all time. I get goosebumps
everytime Rugter Hauer turns and sees Michelle Pfeiffer in the church
for the first time in four years.
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS - The soundtrack made this movie one of my all
time favorites. An ultimate must for those romantic nights with the one
you love (or even just lust).
MADE IN HEAVEN - Two people fall in love in heaven (Timothy Hutton and
Kelly McGillis) and must find each other on earth thirty years later.
The song that binds them and faint memories that they have of each other
will have you hoping, sighing and aching right along with them. This is
one of those movies that makes your breath catch at the back of your
throat and bring tears to your eyes.
SAY ANYTHING - What woman in her right mind would turn down John Cusack
standing in middle of the street, holding a stereo, with Peter Gabriel's
"In Your Eyes" playing loud enough to wake up the whole neighborhood?
SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL - Its the story of being blind to the person that
was there all along. Eric Stoltz and Mary Stuart Masterson are best
friends that find love in each other.
STEALING HEAVEN - The story of Heloise and Abelard will never lose its
power, and their affair is truly a hot and steamy one with an
Keishon Tutt Tutt's Favorite Romantic Movies (KET25@msn.com)
AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER -Cary Grant. The man IS romance.
DOC HOLLYWOOD -
DOGFIGHT -Another River Phoenix film I enjoyed.
LITTLE WOMEN - Wynona Ryder version.
PRETTY WOMAN - Richard......Gere. That's it, that's all.
RUNNING ON EMPTY -River Phoenix. This was more of a drama than romance.
SABRINA - The original. My all-time favorite at this moment.
A WALK IN THE CLOUDS -Keanu Reeves. The man is just gorgeous!
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY -
WITNESS - Harrison Ford and plenty of sexual tension.
I. Scienter's Favorite Romantic Movies (email@example.com)
I enjoyed this topic about favorite romantic movies. Here are my picks:
CLUELESS - Same story as EMMA, but just as fun!
ENGLISH PATIENT -
THE MORE THE MERRIER -
A TOWN CALLED ALICE - A love story set against exotic locales.
THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY - Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver have
J. Morehouse's Favorite Romantic Movies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BRAVEHEART - You have to love any movie were Mel Gibson cries.
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
MY FAIR LADY
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
THE LONG HOT SUMMER
NEVER SAY GOODBYE.
ROMEO AND JULIET - The new one with Leonardo DeCaprio and Claire Danes.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Ellen Hestand's Favorite Romantic Movies (email@example.com)
I've liked a lot of the ones listed, but here are some favorites I
haven't seen yet:
BEFORE SUNRISE - A small release, directed by Richard Linklater, but
starring two pretty big names: Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Might be a
bit "talky" for some, but honestly, very romantic.
BENNY AND JOON - Okay, I'm a sucker for Aidan Quinn, not even mentioning
Johnny Depp, but this is a great double romance - funny, heart-wrenching
at times, and wonderful.
Other favorites that have been mentioned:
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU - Remember this one with Nick Cage and Bridget
Fonda? I loved it, and not just because they won the lottery!
LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE - Not exactly a "happily ever after" ending,
but quite a love story.
LITTLE WOMEN -(The Winona Ryder version)
THE PRINCESS BRIDE
A ROOM WITH A VIEW
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
F151uver's Favorite Romantic Movies (F151uver@aol.com)
The list of my all time romantic movies has to include:
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS - Chris O'Donnell, not bad.
GHOST - Another Kleenex please.
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS - Daniel Day-Lewis was wonderful, and the music
and scenery made the action and romance heart pounding.
MIRACLE IN THE RAIN - A WWII movie with Van Johnson where a lonely girl
finds love, heartbreak and a miracle. A real kleenex movie with a ghost.
AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - Men in uniform.
PURPLE HEARTS - Ken Wahl and Cheryl Ladd in Vietnam.
A ROOM WITH A VIEW - When he kisses her in the field, (sigh).
SOMEWHERE IN TIME - It was just wonderful.
THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS - I can relate to the insecurities. Funny.
Katie's Favorite Romantic Movies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hey everyone! Great topic!!! Wow, I love romantic movies!!!!
My all-time favs include:
CASABLANCA - Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. A classic.
GHOST - This movie makes me cry time after time after time.
GONE WITH THE WIND - Scarlett, Rhett...PASSION. The kiss on the hill
before he goes to war...phew!
JERRY MAGUIRE - "You complete me" - 'nuff said.
PRETTY WOMAN - Love the HEA ending.
SABRINA - And anything else with Harrison Ford - the man does things to
my heart rate.
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE - Magic.
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY - Cute, funny, romantic.
Dyanne's Favorite Romantic Movies (DTAP7email@example.com)
Love the idea of listing favorite movies -- found many favorites and a
few "new" titles to check out -- thanks!
Some of my favorites I didn't see listed:
AMERICAN DREAMER - Stars JoBeth Williams and Tom Conti. Very funny - I
love this movie! JoBeth Williams' character is a housewife who loves to
read romantic thrillers by Rebecca Ryan and so she enters a Rebecca Ryan
writing contest. She wins a trip to Paris and on her way to the awards
luncheon gets knocked on the head -- when she awakens, she believes she
is Rebecca Ryan.
JANE EYRE - Another old favorite as far as books go and the movie
version starring Timothy Dalton as Mr. Rochester is my favorite. I know
Mr. Rochester is not supposed to be handsome but Dalton's Rochester is
utterly convincing -- the scene with Jane in the garden by the stone
passionate, wrenching and so intense -- the man's emotions come right
out of the screen and grab you by the throat! After seeing him as
Rochester, I can watch no other version.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - One of my all time favorite books and the version
starring David Rintoul is by far the best, IMHO. He is an excellent Mr.
Darcy and the script follows the book very closely.
UNTIL SEPTEMBER - Stars Karen Allen and Thierry Lhermitte.
Contemporary. She's an American stranded in Paris and meets handsome
international banker (Lhermitte). He's married and they try to avoid
their attraction to each other but eventually surrender and begin an
affair which is only to last "until September". Lhermitte is gorgeous
and the story is sexy and romantic.
Filmed entirely on location in Paris and surrounding countryside.
Don't groan but quite a few of the old Doris Day movies are wonderful,
PILLOW TALK - With Rock Hudson.
THAT TOUCH OF MINK - With Cary Grant.
THE BALLAD OF JOSIE - With Peter Graves
Ann McGuire's Sister Carol's Favorite Romantic Movies
SOMMERSBY - Richard Gere is so cute in this movie. I like this movie a
lot. My brother hated it...chick flick.
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT - It's timeless.
THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES
THE COWBOY AND THE LADY
BALL OF FIRE - This is the Gary Cooper trilogy. All old and all good.
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
MADE IN HEAVEN - I like the idea of this, for someone who can't find the
THE QUIET MAN - A family favorite.
(firstname.lastname@example.org)'s Favorite Romantic Movies
I just realized that Tom Hanks is in several of my favorites. My
FOREST GUMP - As Forest puts it so sweetly, he is a simple man but he
knows what love is.
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL -This was a Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie
several years ago. My husband even mentioned how much he enjoyed this
romantic movie. Pretty impressive for a guy who has watched "Rambo"
about a million times!
Terry Blain's favorite romantic movies (email@example.com)
Glad to see most of my favorite movies made several lists. I, too, am
into romance/action movies as my favorites
I LOVE TROUBLE- With
Julia Roberts and Nick Notle as reporters for competing newspapers.
LADYHAWKE -Which I know must be a romance, as I don't care
for scifi/fantasy as a rule.
LAST OF THE MOHICANS
QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER - Sometimes things don't go well on a new job.
WALK DON'T RUN
Also, I've always loved RED RIVER. Yes, it's a western, but the love
story element is there (besides, how can you go wrong with cowboys and
John Wayne and Montgomery Cliff?).
But my vote for the most romantic 'movie' ever has to go to A TOWN LIKE
ALICE. I saw this as a six part series on PBS. It's 1941, and Jean (an English girl) has gone out to
Singapore to be with her brother, but the Japanese take Singapore and
Jean becomes a POW, which is where she meets Joe, an Australian soldier,
who's also a POW. A TOWN LIKE ALICE isn't only about falling in love,
but about the sacrifices made for love and the determination to work out
the conflicts that two people bring to a relationship. If you haven't
seen this, rent the video (have plenty of time and plenty of kleenex).
Every time I mention this movie, I usually get a blank look, so I'd like
to know if I'm the only one who thinks A TOWN LIKE ALICE is a great
Author Janeen O'Kerry wrote in to say:
I can't believe no one mentioned SOMEWHERE IN TIME!
This movie was based on the novella "Bid Time Return," by Richard
Matheson. Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour will live forever in this
film. He falls in love with her photograph taken long ago . . . and when
you are shown why, it just takes your breath away. Now, that's
SSMonte (firstname.lastname@example.org) had this comment.
I love a lot of the movies you listed but two of my favorites that weren't
listed -- THE CUTTING EDGE and INDIAN SUMMER.
Anne Petersen (email@example.com) wrote from Denmark with her suggestion.
Great Idea !
I don't recall seeing DON'T TELL HER IT'S ME. Romance writer (Shelley Long)
tries to get girlfriend for recently ill brother (Steve Guttenberg) by
coaching him to be what women want - the result is Lobo, NZ bike rider.
Silly, but enjoyable.
Thalia (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote in with a few choices and a suggestion.
I just finished looking over the list of all time favorite romance
movies. Here are a few I can think of...
THE BIG EASY -the chemistry is great!
DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE - look past the main plot, we even
get to hear Sean Connery sing (this man just keeps
RACHEL AND THE STRANGER - This is a chick flick even guys like!
Think this is the Loretta Young film Jean Mason was
THE FAR PAVILLIONS - This is a very long epic but well worth the
watch! Don't forget the hankies with this one.
TIM - Definitely my all time favorite. A young Mel Gibson. 'Nuff said!
How about a list of all time favorite hunks? I could think of
Michele's Favorite Romantic Movies (MICHELE@louisville.lib.ky.us).
Here are five movies I have
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
Lisa Cassi's Favorite Romantic Movies (email@example.com).
I really enjoyed the listing of romantic movies and agree with a lot of
them. Here are some of mine:
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - The Disney version.
THE CUTTING EDGE - A snobby Olympics ice-skater and a hockey player are
must team up even thought they can't stand each other.
THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS - The scene where Jeff Bridges and Michelle
Pfeiffer kiss is one of the sexiest scenes I've seen ever seen.
FANNY - Leslie Caron falls in love with a young bartender who dreams of
becoming a sailor.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - The 1977 Masterpiece Theatre version not the
SUMMERTIME - Spinster Katherine Hepburn falls in love with Rosanno
Brazzi in lovely Venice.
Theresa Eckford's Favorite Romantic Movies (YDZX40B@prodigy.com)
I agree with many of the choices, but would like to add a few of my own,
even if they don't fit into what some people think of as romantic.
HIGHLANDER - With Christopher Lambert. Although it's an action movie,
there's lots of romance to help offset all the violence. For those who
haven't seen it I won't spoil it by mentioning specifics, but there's a
great montage while the song "Who Wants to Live Forever" by Queen plays
in the background that had me almost in tears it was so romantic (in a
sad way, but romantic none
LADY JANE - Again, there's no happily ever after, but it's a beautiful
movie (if historically inaccurate) that moves me every time I see it.
Again, I won't spoil it, but there's a scene close to the end that in my
mind, defines romance and love. I'm choking up just thinking about it!
ROBIN HOOD - PRINCE OF THIEVES - Ok, I'm ducking. Many people might not
agree, but I really enjoyed this one just as much as the Olivia de
Havilland/Errol Flynn version. Kevin Costner's American accent didn't
bother me simply because if they'd been at all historically accurate
very few people would have understood the English accents either! And
aside from a few
anachronisms, medieval life was portrayed fairly accurately. And who
can forget Robin crashing through that window to save the fair Marian?
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - The early 80s production with Elizabeth Garvie and
David Rintoul - now for me HE was Mr. Darcy!
EP's Favorite Romantic Movies
I've been waiting for this list! What fun!
BELL, BOOK & CANDLE - I've always found Jimmy Stewart ENTIRELY
unappetizing, but some of the films he was in are so good that I forget
to notice. Kim Novak & the aunt are great, not to mention Piewacket and
the wonderfully wicked plotting against the fiancee.
THE BIG EASY - I was shocked no one listed this one--did I miss it?
Dennis Quaid is so incredibly charming that you forget his looks are
just average, and this film has MARVELOUS New Orleans local color, not
to mention a terrific score. There's also a VERY steamy love scene.
CHARADE - Very stylish, with a strong Paris setting--and Cary Grant is
his deliciously elegant self.
DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN - An offbeat delight. Aidan Quinn is a bit
skinny for my tastes, but his romance with Rosanna Arquette is charming,
and this film even made me think that Madonna might be something other
than a jerk (probably not--probably it was just good directing!)
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (TV remake with Jane Seymour and Anthony Andrews).
Just to watch Andrews' lickable little moue is a delight.
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME - A very romantic version of the bodyguard
falling in love with the body he guards.
SOMEWHERE IN TIME - A ripoff of Jack Finney's TIME & AGAIN, but the
romantic element is VERY strong, the sets are gorgeous, and the
Rachmaninoff love theme (from Variations/Paganini) is haunting.
SPLASH! - Strong romance, even stronger comedy with John Candy, naked
women at the Statue of Liberty, moron twins, "Woolly Bully".
WITNESS - I agree with Dede; & this film also says so much about
community and violence. The bell-ringing scene is one of the most moving
I've seen since the little girl in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (not a romance)
thwarted a lynching. The photography is also spectacular. THE BEST!!
WUTHERING HEIGHTS - Not one of my favorite tales, but the male lead in
this movie is IMO the handsomest man I've ever seen. Surprisingly, that
man is an actor noted for his craft, not his looks--Laurence Olivier!
Barb's Favorite Romantic Movies (BCastelani@aol.com)
MURPHY'S ROMANCE - Sally Field and James Garner. A May December romance
to die for. I watch it whenever it is on t.v.
OUT OF AFRICA - Meryl Streep and Robert Redford and beautiful scenery.
Also the hair washing scene is incredibly romantic.
OVERBOARD - Just like reading a romance novel. And I have always loved
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.
PLACES IN THE HEART
PURE COUNTRY - George Strait as a Country singer who needs to get away
so he just takes off. And finds love on his journey. And the music is
STEEL MAGNOLIAS - A real heartbreaker.
TENDER MERCIES - It's about a down and out country singer who ends up in
a small town.
A woman who rents rooms and needs a handyman hires him. Love follows but
is a tearjerker also.
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT - Shirley McClaine, Debra Winger
Robin Tamburi's Favorite Romantic Movies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BRINGING UP BABY - With Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant.
I.Q. - With Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins
MCCLINTOCK - With Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne!
MY MAN GODFREY
ROMANCING THE STONE
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
THE SPANISH MAIN
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING
msoar's Favorite Romantic Movie (email@example.com)
ALWAYS - With Richard Dreyfuss and Holly Hunter. A tear-jerker in many
scenes. Dreyfuss is a pilot who crashes and learns (from Audrey
Hepburn) in the afterlife that he is required to "give back" the
training he got. The young pilot Dreyfuss "trains" falls in love with
Dreyfuss's girlfriend, and Dreyfuss must somehow cope.
Lori Ousley's Favorite Romantic Movies (Lori.Ousley@MCI.Com)
When I saw that you invited your readers to contribute our list of all
time favorite romantic movies, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity!
Watching movies is my 2nd favorite pastime! Just in case you couldn't
guess, reading is my first! At any rate, here is my list:
BRAVEHEART - Starring Mel Gibson. Nothing says romance more than Mel
Gibson in a kilt! And oh, that Scottish brogue!!
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS - Starring Chris O'Donnell and Minnie Driver. A sweet
coming of age movie set in 1950's Ireland! I love any romance, whether
book or movie where the plain, overweight heroine wins the love of the
gorgeous hero over the stereotypical perfect beauty.
GONE WITH THE WIND - Starring Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable. No synopsis
needed!! In my opinion, the all time greatest romance movie hands down!
LEAVING LAS VEGAS - Starring Nicholas Cage and Elisabeth Shue. A harsh
look at the special love shared between a man destined to commit suicide
by drinking himself to death and the hooker he meets in Las Vegas. A
great movie about learning to love someone just for who they are.
AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - Starring Richard Gere and Debra Winger. A
great movie about the evolution of a relationship between a
self-involved navy pilot and his soul mate, a paper factory worker
learning to break through barriers and really love each other! I watched
this movie every day for two weeks when my boyfriend left for Marine
boot camp! Even though we later broke up, it's still one of my all time
favorites. The final scene in the factory is one of the best in any
movie and to this day I still cry when I see it!
ROB ROY - Starring Liam Neeson (just saying his name makes me weak in
the knees!!!) and Jessica Lange. The story of Scottish outlaw Rob Roy
MacGregor. The lovemaking scene by the stone was one of the sexiest
movie scenes ever! I felt as if it was one of my favorite romance
novels come to life!!!
SAY ANYTHING - Starring Ione Skye and John Cusack. A really cute movie
about a career underachiever (Cusack) and his pursuit of the perfect
girl (Skye)! A good lesson is taught about loving someone who you
consider to be less than perfect!
UNTAMED HEART - Starring Marisa Tomei and Christian Slater. A sweet,
touching movie about the romance between a loser at love (Tomei) and a
young man with a baboon heart (Slater).
Kathy's Favorite Romantic Movie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SOMEWHERE IN TIME - With Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. It was so
sad at the end that I cried buckets and buckets. It was the first
contact I'd had with time travel. I was hooked! The music was
absolutely fantastic in it! It was really mood music to the nth degree!
Amy Zundel's Favorite Romantic Movies (AimsterZ@aol.com)
I have agree with a lot of the others but I have some of my own to share:
JERRY MAGUIRE - I am not a Tom Cruise fan but his performance was excellent
in this movie. I cried when he told his wife how much she meant to him...it
was about time he realized it!
ROBIN HOOD, PRINCE OF THIEVES - Alan Rickman was the best part of this movie.
His one liners like "at least I didn't use a spoon" and "You, my chambers at
10, you my chambers at 10:15, and bring a friend", make me even like this
flim more. Robin and Marian coming together at the end and Sean Connerly as
Richard the Lionheart make this movie loveable
THE SAINT - Val Kilmer is so sexy in this movie. His accents a lone make me
melt. I didn't care for Elisabeth Shue but the action and romance in this
flick is pretty awesome.
SAY ANYTHING - I do like director Cameron Crowe and this movie about what you
would do for love and the wacky ending makes me smile.
SOMEWHERE IN TIME - Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour come together to
create a love story that is truly timeless.
SUPERMAN II - He gives up his superpowers for the woman he loves and then
when he regains them, he wills her to forget...it seemed really sad to me but
I loved it
TERMINATOR - I love time travel stories and besides the action, and sexy
Arnold in this movie, the true story is how Kyle Reese (Michael Bien) came
through time to save the woman he loved Sarah Conner (Linda Hamilton) and
create the future.
Other Favorites include - Braveheart, Sleepless in Seattle, Dead Again, Bull
Durham and While You Were Sleeping.
Andrea Schlieder's Favorite Romantic Movies (DXKD78B@prodigy.com)
AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER - the best tearjerkers have happy endings.
BIRD ON A WIRE - could Mel Gibson be any more gorgeous? He and Goldie
Hawn make a great pair. Love the name of the sailboat!
FRENCH KISS - When Meg Ryan kisses Kevin Kline while on the train I
could actually see it written in a romance - wait a minute isn't that backwards?
And what about that scene in the vineyard during the
closing credits? It actually makes my glasses fog up!
MAYERLING - Tragic romance between Archduke ? and Maria Vetsera, played
by Omar Sharif and Catherine Deneuve. Incredibly romantic despite
the tragic ending. I bet I saw it 10 times and that was when you
actually had to go to the movies to see a movie.
ROB ROY - Very nice scene of Liam Neeson walking out of the loch.
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL - TV version with Anthoy Andrews and Jane Seymour.
Sir Percy Blakeney never looked so good.
SHINING THROUGH - Liam Neeson was excellent in this and how about that
scene where Michael Douglas saves Melanie Griffin from the Nazis?
(although I really wish he was saving Meg Ryan instead)
Rebecca Sinclair's Favorite Romantic Movies (email@example.com)
Your lists of favorite romance movies got me to thinking. Here's my list!
DIE HARD - What this man goes through for his woman is inspiring. This
one also has the best on-screen villain to date: Alan Rickman.
HIGHLANDER - Swords, kilts, Scotland, New York City, past, present,
immortality ... and Christopher Lambert. Who needs more?
LADYHAWK - Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfieffer in a timeless classic ...
definitely worth buying outright for repeat viewing!
THE PRINCESS BRIDE - "This is true love. Do you think this happens every
day?" Who can resist Buttercup and Wesley?
ROMANCING THE STONE - How Kathleen Turner manages to look better and
better as this film goes on never ceases to amaze me. Then again, she has
Michael Douglas ... who doesn't look so bad himself.
SOMEWHERE IN TIME - A classic time-travel "cult" film. Jane Seymour and
Christopher Reeve sizzle.
TERMINATOR - Not the average "romance" film, but what woman doesn't melt
during the scene where Kyle says, "I came through time for you, Sarah."
THE TRUTH ABOUT CAT AND DOGS - Not only does this one prove that love is
always in the eyes of the beholder, but it does it in a way that's fresh,
quirky, and a whole lot of fun.