A Movie Valentine for You

Vintage valentineFor many of us, February can mean more snow than we ever want to see again (just yesterday we got over 20 inches in our part of Maryland) . . . it also means Groundhog Day (he was so right this time) . . . and Valentine’s Day.

Despite its origins as a religious nod to Saint Valentine’s generosity of spirit, over time Valentine’s Day has become all about hearts, flowers, chocolate and sweet little candy hearts – and all about romantic sentiment. Although it’s commercialized and may raise expectations beyond the pale, it’s also, at its best, a day to remember that true love and romance, whether or not it has its very own day, is worth celebrating.

What do the Wenches recommend this Valentine’s Day?  MOVIES!  Great, romantic, snuggle-up, pass the popcorn and unwrap the chocolate, movies!  There’s something especially wonderful about a feel-good, quality romance on the screen that can put a smile on your face and a glow of happiness in your heart. We've listed some of our favorites here for you – and we hope you'll do the same for us in the comments section.  

As we tossed around some movie suggestions, a few clear favorites quickly emerged among many great choices. Here are our top picks: romantic-themed movies that have something truly special – stories, characters, extraordinary moments that just make us want to rewind and watch over and over.  

The Word Wenches Top Picks for Most Romantic Movies Ever (in no particular order, though the first one was unanimously popular!):

LadyhawkeLadyhawkeRutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick. A lady and a knight are under an evil magic spell that keeps them forever apart, night and day—until a thief and a priest try to break the spell. 

PrideandprejudicePride and PrejudiceKeira Knightley and Matthew McFadyen… An exquisite feature film of Austen’s novel – and also the Colin-Firth-as-Mr.-Darcy multi-episode series – we love both versions, because who could pick?

PrincessbrideThe Princess BrideCary Elwes and Robin Wright … a scrumptious fairytale about a princess, a stable boy/dread pirate, a giant, a swordsman, an evil prince, True Love and … mawwaige…

ShakesinloveLove ActuallyHugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley, Alan Rickman and others … A great, funny, touching romantic comedy about several separate yet ultimately connected love stories set in London at Christmas.

 Shakespeare in Love – Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes … A noblewoman falls in love with the stage – and with a playwright who has an idea for a tragic romantic play. . .  

First Knight Richard Gere, Julia Ormond, Sean Connery … A beautiful retelling of The Knight of the Cart and a believable love affair between Lancelot and Guinevere

Read on for our thoughts about these incredibly romantic and enjoyable movies – as well as some other truly wonderful movies that we think deserve special mention on this Saint Valentine’s Day. How do these movies work their romance magic and capture what the essence of romance on the screen?

Mary Jo Putney

Not surprisingly, I love a good romantic movie.  But what would be my favorite?  I've a great weakness forShakespeare in Love, because it's a perfect movie for old English majors and it's beautiful and smart and funny. The romance is only one thread and doesn't have a conventional happy ending, but it's intense and compelling and satisfying in its way.  

Ladyhawke (2)But perhaps the most romantic movie I can think of is Ladyhawke.  Though made in 1985 and not without flaws, the romance and the 12th century Spanish setting are stunning.  Based on an old legend, the lovers, captain of the guard Navarre and the exquisitely beautiful Isabeau (played by Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer) have been cursed by a jealous bishop to be forever separated: Isabeau is a hawk by day and a woman by night, and Navarre is man by day and a wolf at night. 

 There is a heart wrenching scene at sunrise when they are both changing at the same time, reaching desperately out with their human hands to touch each other, but they can't do it before Isabeau transform again.  Talk about a romantic conflict!  Visually it's one of the most gorgeous movies I've ever seen, and this one does have a happy ending.  In fact, it's probably the most joyous embrace I've ever seen in a movie. I could go on (Notting Hill, anyone?), but I think I'll go dig out my DVD of Ladyhawke instead! 

Another movie that's historicalish and that has a great impossible love story with HEA is First Knight.  I love that in that version of the Arthurian story, Woman is not the Evil Corrupter, but the redemption of both Arthur and Lancelot.  Also, that Guinevere could love two different men in different ways.  (But really, Sean Connery and Richard Gere.  How could she NOT?!)

Jo Beverley

In thinking about movies I remember many love stories that were glorious but ended sadly, and many action/adventure films that had happy romances as a subplot. The number of full-blooded romantic movies seems remarkable small, and it's interesting that the wenches have the same favorites. Ladyhawke, for 
example, and Sleepless in Seattle. There's also Pride & Prejudice, which while not truly a portrayal of the book, in my opinion, was a fabulous romantic film. I'll also note one that Nicola recommended a while ago, The Abduction Club, a glorious historical romantic romp with some very tasty young Georgian rascals.

Joanna Bourne 

I'm going to admit I don't watch a lot of movies.  Just not my cuppa, I suppose.  I find movies in a theater to be kinda loud and overwhelming. I'll mention two. The Keira Knightley Pride and Prejudice, which I found visually beautiful and with enough accurate period details to keep me happy.  I like the way this particular production presented the emotional bones of the story, without needing to layer on melodrama or state the obvious.  Understated — that's the word I'm looking for. And what can be more romantic that P&P, huh? 

Another fav is The Princess Bride.  Oh my, that is a funny movie.  I will take Westley any day Buttercup decides she's tired of him.  

Anne Gracie

LoveactuallyProbably my favorite movie about love is Love Actually, which celebrates so many different kinds of love. Being a romance writer to the core, though, I'd give the girl with the crazy brother a happy ending, and I'd give Emma Thompson's philandering husband a smack and a change of heart. *g* I suppose the few bittersweet stories in the movie give it balance but me — I want everyone to get their happy ending.

If we're talking older romantic movies, I always enjoy r eruns of Sleepless in Seattle — and An Affair to Remember — You've Got Mail, Pride and Prejudice, and just about every old Cary Grant screwball romantic comedy made.

Nicola Cornick

Ah, romantic movies. Yes, it is very hard to choose a favourite! I love Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day because there are two romances and they are a beautiful contrast. The younger couple are all fiery and passionate and the older ones so much more understated and yet their romance is all the stronger for being so quietly intense. Plus it's a Cinderella story and I love a mature Cinderella!

My other favourites – Well, I know I've mentioned both The Abduction Club and All for Love many times, because they are funny and action-packed as well, good old-fashioned style period adventures with lots of romance as well. Recently a new favourite took its place on my shelf, though: Love Is All You Need with Pierce Brosnan. It's a Danish film with sub-titles about a woman who has just finished cancer treatment leaving her philandering husband and meeting a widower at her daughter's wedding. It's a grown up romance, very poignant, witty and hugely romantic. I love it!

Cara Elliott

NotoriousFavorite romantic movies? Oh, that’s almost as hard as trying to pick a favorite romantic book! They are so many wonderful ones, from funny to serious and all shades in between. Love Actually was mentioned by a number of the wenches when the topic first was raised—and I have to say it’s one of my all-time favorites for the range of relationships and the poignant depiction of how the emotion takes hold of our heart.  I also love The Princess Bride as the perfect fairytale story of True Love conquers all. And it’s hard not to mention the old Cary Grant movies, from the screwball romance in Bringing Up Baby to the second-chance tale of The Philadelphia Story to the darker Notorious, (my heart always gives a flutter when Grant walks into the house of villains and carries the “fallen” heroine Ingrid Bergman to safety.)   

Susan King

LadyhawkechurchOh, my all-time favorite romantic movie of all time has to be Ladyhawke. Achingly beautiful and totally delectable – Isabeau and Navarre are the essence of true love and utter devotion against all odds. My other romantic favorites – all deeply romantic, whether wrenching and deeply touching, or adorable and delightful – are The Princess Bride (is that the perfect movie? One of them, surely!); Shakespeare in Love; Truly Madly Deeply; First Knight; and Bridget Jones.  Oh, and Last of the Mohicans too — that kiss, that music, that vow in the waterfall – oh yeah. Give me a stack of these DVDs and shut me in a room with a TV and a generous supply of popcorn. I’m good for a long while.

And Sherrie Holmes, Wench Whipster, recommends:

Ladyhawke too – there’s Goliath, the gorgeous black Friesian stallion ridden by Navarre. And I once had a Doberman I named Navarre, and a cat I named Isabeau.  The Princess Bride and Love Actually are two other favorite movies. I also recommend Starlight Hotel – it’s a sleeper, a visually stunning 1988 road trip movie that’s very much about the healing power of love, set after WWI and during the Great Depression.

CandyheartsYour turn! What are your favorite truly romantic movies?  Do you love our top picks too, or do you have a sleeper to recommend?  Why are these choices your favorites? 

And Happy Valentine’s Day – may your life be filled with flowers, chocolate and love – because we deserve all of those today – and every day. Truly.

   Susan                                                                  

120 thoughts on “A Movie Valentine for You”

  1. Oh, God. Because of my Eastern European heritage, we have two Christmases, two New Years, half a dozen family birthdays (including mine last Friday). And now – a week later – I’m supposed to care about Valentine’s Day! Every week for two and half months I’ve had to give cards and presents to someone!
    I struggle with romance in movies because if I hate the actor playing the role (like knowing Mel Gibson likes to punch his girlfriend) I can no longer enjoy watching it…
    Call me crazy, but one of my favourite “romantic” movies is The Last of the Mohicans… My favourite romantic Jane Austen adaptation is actually the 2008 Sense and Sensibility (even with all the historical inaccuracies!).

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  2. Oh, God. Because of my Eastern European heritage, we have two Christmases, two New Years, half a dozen family birthdays (including mine last Friday). And now – a week later – I’m supposed to care about Valentine’s Day! Every week for two and half months I’ve had to give cards and presents to someone!
    I struggle with romance in movies because if I hate the actor playing the role (like knowing Mel Gibson likes to punch his girlfriend) I can no longer enjoy watching it…
    Call me crazy, but one of my favourite “romantic” movies is The Last of the Mohicans… My favourite romantic Jane Austen adaptation is actually the 2008 Sense and Sensibility (even with all the historical inaccuracies!).

    Reply
  3. Oh, God. Because of my Eastern European heritage, we have two Christmases, two New Years, half a dozen family birthdays (including mine last Friday). And now – a week later – I’m supposed to care about Valentine’s Day! Every week for two and half months I’ve had to give cards and presents to someone!
    I struggle with romance in movies because if I hate the actor playing the role (like knowing Mel Gibson likes to punch his girlfriend) I can no longer enjoy watching it…
    Call me crazy, but one of my favourite “romantic” movies is The Last of the Mohicans… My favourite romantic Jane Austen adaptation is actually the 2008 Sense and Sensibility (even with all the historical inaccuracies!).

    Reply
  4. Oh, God. Because of my Eastern European heritage, we have two Christmases, two New Years, half a dozen family birthdays (including mine last Friday). And now – a week later – I’m supposed to care about Valentine’s Day! Every week for two and half months I’ve had to give cards and presents to someone!
    I struggle with romance in movies because if I hate the actor playing the role (like knowing Mel Gibson likes to punch his girlfriend) I can no longer enjoy watching it…
    Call me crazy, but one of my favourite “romantic” movies is The Last of the Mohicans… My favourite romantic Jane Austen adaptation is actually the 2008 Sense and Sensibility (even with all the historical inaccuracies!).

    Reply
  5. Oh, God. Because of my Eastern European heritage, we have two Christmases, two New Years, half a dozen family birthdays (including mine last Friday). And now – a week later – I’m supposed to care about Valentine’s Day! Every week for two and half months I’ve had to give cards and presents to someone!
    I struggle with romance in movies because if I hate the actor playing the role (like knowing Mel Gibson likes to punch his girlfriend) I can no longer enjoy watching it…
    Call me crazy, but one of my favourite “romantic” movies is The Last of the Mohicans… My favourite romantic Jane Austen adaptation is actually the 2008 Sense and Sensibility (even with all the historical inaccuracies!).

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  6. Oh Sonya – sympathies! We have a birthday-holiday run like that from September through Christmas, with most of our birthdays and anniversaries jammed in between major holidays. February is birthday-free so the 14th can get a little attention. But just a little. We’re not big on sentiment, but it’s possible we’re worn out after the long run of birthdays before year’s end. 😉
    Last of the Mohicans is one of my absolute favorites, too, as I mentioned in the post – there are moments in that movie that are just extraordinary – romance and devoted partnership in the best, strongest sense. And Sense and Sensibility! Of course! Love that one too!
    Since we’re knee-deep in snow here, I think at least one Valentine’s movie is in order … oh wait. There’s the Olympics. OK. After that. 😉

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  7. Oh Sonya – sympathies! We have a birthday-holiday run like that from September through Christmas, with most of our birthdays and anniversaries jammed in between major holidays. February is birthday-free so the 14th can get a little attention. But just a little. We’re not big on sentiment, but it’s possible we’re worn out after the long run of birthdays before year’s end. 😉
    Last of the Mohicans is one of my absolute favorites, too, as I mentioned in the post – there are moments in that movie that are just extraordinary – romance and devoted partnership in the best, strongest sense. And Sense and Sensibility! Of course! Love that one too!
    Since we’re knee-deep in snow here, I think at least one Valentine’s movie is in order … oh wait. There’s the Olympics. OK. After that. 😉

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  8. Oh Sonya – sympathies! We have a birthday-holiday run like that from September through Christmas, with most of our birthdays and anniversaries jammed in between major holidays. February is birthday-free so the 14th can get a little attention. But just a little. We’re not big on sentiment, but it’s possible we’re worn out after the long run of birthdays before year’s end. 😉
    Last of the Mohicans is one of my absolute favorites, too, as I mentioned in the post – there are moments in that movie that are just extraordinary – romance and devoted partnership in the best, strongest sense. And Sense and Sensibility! Of course! Love that one too!
    Since we’re knee-deep in snow here, I think at least one Valentine’s movie is in order … oh wait. There’s the Olympics. OK. After that. 😉

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  9. Oh Sonya – sympathies! We have a birthday-holiday run like that from September through Christmas, with most of our birthdays and anniversaries jammed in between major holidays. February is birthday-free so the 14th can get a little attention. But just a little. We’re not big on sentiment, but it’s possible we’re worn out after the long run of birthdays before year’s end. 😉
    Last of the Mohicans is one of my absolute favorites, too, as I mentioned in the post – there are moments in that movie that are just extraordinary – romance and devoted partnership in the best, strongest sense. And Sense and Sensibility! Of course! Love that one too!
    Since we’re knee-deep in snow here, I think at least one Valentine’s movie is in order … oh wait. There’s the Olympics. OK. After that. 😉

    Reply
  10. Oh Sonya – sympathies! We have a birthday-holiday run like that from September through Christmas, with most of our birthdays and anniversaries jammed in between major holidays. February is birthday-free so the 14th can get a little attention. But just a little. We’re not big on sentiment, but it’s possible we’re worn out after the long run of birthdays before year’s end. 😉
    Last of the Mohicans is one of my absolute favorites, too, as I mentioned in the post – there are moments in that movie that are just extraordinary – romance and devoted partnership in the best, strongest sense. And Sense and Sensibility! Of course! Love that one too!
    Since we’re knee-deep in snow here, I think at least one Valentine’s movie is in order … oh wait. There’s the Olympics. OK. After that. 😉

    Reply
  11. There are several good science fiction love stories but nobody notices because they’re science fiction. The Abyss is a favorite of mine – an estranged couple discover that love is the only thing that matters, the only thing that gets them through, that nothing they might discover or accomplish is worth a damn if they don’t have that. Ed Harris breaks my heart every time 🙂

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  12. There are several good science fiction love stories but nobody notices because they’re science fiction. The Abyss is a favorite of mine – an estranged couple discover that love is the only thing that matters, the only thing that gets them through, that nothing they might discover or accomplish is worth a damn if they don’t have that. Ed Harris breaks my heart every time 🙂

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  13. There are several good science fiction love stories but nobody notices because they’re science fiction. The Abyss is a favorite of mine – an estranged couple discover that love is the only thing that matters, the only thing that gets them through, that nothing they might discover or accomplish is worth a damn if they don’t have that. Ed Harris breaks my heart every time 🙂

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  14. There are several good science fiction love stories but nobody notices because they’re science fiction. The Abyss is a favorite of mine – an estranged couple discover that love is the only thing that matters, the only thing that gets them through, that nothing they might discover or accomplish is worth a damn if they don’t have that. Ed Harris breaks my heart every time 🙂

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  15. There are several good science fiction love stories but nobody notices because they’re science fiction. The Abyss is a favorite of mine – an estranged couple discover that love is the only thing that matters, the only thing that gets them through, that nothing they might discover or accomplish is worth a damn if they don’t have that. Ed Harris breaks my heart every time 🙂

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  16. Yes!! The Abyss!! A great movie with genuine heartfelt love at the core of a fascinating sci fi movie. I adore the scene where there isn’t enough oxygen for both of them . . . and the heart-wrenching, sobworthy, triumphant resolution of that — and then the scenes when Bud is gone for too long … and then …
    OH what a great movie. Good pick, thanks for the reminder, Janice!

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  17. Yes!! The Abyss!! A great movie with genuine heartfelt love at the core of a fascinating sci fi movie. I adore the scene where there isn’t enough oxygen for both of them . . . and the heart-wrenching, sobworthy, triumphant resolution of that — and then the scenes when Bud is gone for too long … and then …
    OH what a great movie. Good pick, thanks for the reminder, Janice!

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  18. Yes!! The Abyss!! A great movie with genuine heartfelt love at the core of a fascinating sci fi movie. I adore the scene where there isn’t enough oxygen for both of them . . . and the heart-wrenching, sobworthy, triumphant resolution of that — and then the scenes when Bud is gone for too long … and then …
    OH what a great movie. Good pick, thanks for the reminder, Janice!

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  19. Yes!! The Abyss!! A great movie with genuine heartfelt love at the core of a fascinating sci fi movie. I adore the scene where there isn’t enough oxygen for both of them . . . and the heart-wrenching, sobworthy, triumphant resolution of that — and then the scenes when Bud is gone for too long … and then …
    OH what a great movie. Good pick, thanks for the reminder, Janice!

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  20. Yes!! The Abyss!! A great movie with genuine heartfelt love at the core of a fascinating sci fi movie. I adore the scene where there isn’t enough oxygen for both of them . . . and the heart-wrenching, sobworthy, triumphant resolution of that — and then the scenes when Bud is gone for too long … and then …
    OH what a great movie. Good pick, thanks for the reminder, Janice!

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  21. YES on The Abyss! And Emma Thompson’s Sense and Sensibility. And Love Actually (though like Anne, I’d like all the threads to end happily.) And St. Ives, a lovely British historical romance. And..and….
    I’ll shut up now. *G*

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  22. YES on The Abyss! And Emma Thompson’s Sense and Sensibility. And Love Actually (though like Anne, I’d like all the threads to end happily.) And St. Ives, a lovely British historical romance. And..and….
    I’ll shut up now. *G*

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  23. YES on The Abyss! And Emma Thompson’s Sense and Sensibility. And Love Actually (though like Anne, I’d like all the threads to end happily.) And St. Ives, a lovely British historical romance. And..and….
    I’ll shut up now. *G*

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  24. YES on The Abyss! And Emma Thompson’s Sense and Sensibility. And Love Actually (though like Anne, I’d like all the threads to end happily.) And St. Ives, a lovely British historical romance. And..and….
    I’ll shut up now. *G*

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  25. YES on The Abyss! And Emma Thompson’s Sense and Sensibility. And Love Actually (though like Anne, I’d like all the threads to end happily.) And St. Ives, a lovely British historical romance. And..and….
    I’ll shut up now. *G*

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  26. Oh, just thinking of Daniel Day Lewis in Last of the Mohicans, I have to start fanning myself! I was thinking of the film when I visited Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York. But a lot of my favorite romantic movies are contemporary. “Say Anything”, “Benny & Joon”, “The Graduate”(quite a conflict there to overcome, the hero had an affair with the heroine’s mother!). Also, “The Apartment”(Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine) and “I Know Where I’m Going”. I’m being very strict with this list, so omitting “Dr. Zhivago” “West Side Story” and “Casablanca” for lack of an HEA.
    But the most swoon-worthy romantic movie of all time for me is “South Pacific”. Rossano Brazzi singing “Some Enchanted Evening” will drop you in your tracks, anytime, anywhere.

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  27. Oh, just thinking of Daniel Day Lewis in Last of the Mohicans, I have to start fanning myself! I was thinking of the film when I visited Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York. But a lot of my favorite romantic movies are contemporary. “Say Anything”, “Benny & Joon”, “The Graduate”(quite a conflict there to overcome, the hero had an affair with the heroine’s mother!). Also, “The Apartment”(Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine) and “I Know Where I’m Going”. I’m being very strict with this list, so omitting “Dr. Zhivago” “West Side Story” and “Casablanca” for lack of an HEA.
    But the most swoon-worthy romantic movie of all time for me is “South Pacific”. Rossano Brazzi singing “Some Enchanted Evening” will drop you in your tracks, anytime, anywhere.

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  28. Oh, just thinking of Daniel Day Lewis in Last of the Mohicans, I have to start fanning myself! I was thinking of the film when I visited Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York. But a lot of my favorite romantic movies are contemporary. “Say Anything”, “Benny & Joon”, “The Graduate”(quite a conflict there to overcome, the hero had an affair with the heroine’s mother!). Also, “The Apartment”(Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine) and “I Know Where I’m Going”. I’m being very strict with this list, so omitting “Dr. Zhivago” “West Side Story” and “Casablanca” for lack of an HEA.
    But the most swoon-worthy romantic movie of all time for me is “South Pacific”. Rossano Brazzi singing “Some Enchanted Evening” will drop you in your tracks, anytime, anywhere.

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  29. Oh, just thinking of Daniel Day Lewis in Last of the Mohicans, I have to start fanning myself! I was thinking of the film when I visited Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York. But a lot of my favorite romantic movies are contemporary. “Say Anything”, “Benny & Joon”, “The Graduate”(quite a conflict there to overcome, the hero had an affair with the heroine’s mother!). Also, “The Apartment”(Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine) and “I Know Where I’m Going”. I’m being very strict with this list, so omitting “Dr. Zhivago” “West Side Story” and “Casablanca” for lack of an HEA.
    But the most swoon-worthy romantic movie of all time for me is “South Pacific”. Rossano Brazzi singing “Some Enchanted Evening” will drop you in your tracks, anytime, anywhere.

    Reply
  30. Oh, just thinking of Daniel Day Lewis in Last of the Mohicans, I have to start fanning myself! I was thinking of the film when I visited Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York. But a lot of my favorite romantic movies are contemporary. “Say Anything”, “Benny & Joon”, “The Graduate”(quite a conflict there to overcome, the hero had an affair with the heroine’s mother!). Also, “The Apartment”(Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine) and “I Know Where I’m Going”. I’m being very strict with this list, so omitting “Dr. Zhivago” “West Side Story” and “Casablanca” for lack of an HEA.
    But the most swoon-worthy romantic movie of all time for me is “South Pacific”. Rossano Brazzi singing “Some Enchanted Evening” will drop you in your tracks, anytime, anywhere.

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  31. Interesting! I’ve actually never seen The English Patient. I stay away from real heartbreak stories, but perhaps I should give it a try. I don’t need a pat HEA ending, but I don’t want to sob through a box of tissues either. 😉

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  32. Interesting! I’ve actually never seen The English Patient. I stay away from real heartbreak stories, but perhaps I should give it a try. I don’t need a pat HEA ending, but I don’t want to sob through a box of tissues either. 😉

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  33. Interesting! I’ve actually never seen The English Patient. I stay away from real heartbreak stories, but perhaps I should give it a try. I don’t need a pat HEA ending, but I don’t want to sob through a box of tissues either. 😉

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  34. Interesting! I’ve actually never seen The English Patient. I stay away from real heartbreak stories, but perhaps I should give it a try. I don’t need a pat HEA ending, but I don’t want to sob through a box of tissues either. 😉

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  35. Interesting! I’ve actually never seen The English Patient. I stay away from real heartbreak stories, but perhaps I should give it a try. I don’t need a pat HEA ending, but I don’t want to sob through a box of tissues either. 😉

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  36. I Know Where I’m Going – what a fabulous, wonderfully old-fashioned romantic movie! Love all of your choices, Karin.
    I grew up near Ticonderoga, so the whole Last of the Mohicans thing was a thrill for me. Even the violence of the story seemed familiar — I knew exactly what those people had gone through, as it was part of local history and local lore. I visited Ft Wm Henry many, many times as a kid, and we drove past it almost daily during the summers. Love, love that movie.

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  37. I Know Where I’m Going – what a fabulous, wonderfully old-fashioned romantic movie! Love all of your choices, Karin.
    I grew up near Ticonderoga, so the whole Last of the Mohicans thing was a thrill for me. Even the violence of the story seemed familiar — I knew exactly what those people had gone through, as it was part of local history and local lore. I visited Ft Wm Henry many, many times as a kid, and we drove past it almost daily during the summers. Love, love that movie.

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  38. I Know Where I’m Going – what a fabulous, wonderfully old-fashioned romantic movie! Love all of your choices, Karin.
    I grew up near Ticonderoga, so the whole Last of the Mohicans thing was a thrill for me. Even the violence of the story seemed familiar — I knew exactly what those people had gone through, as it was part of local history and local lore. I visited Ft Wm Henry many, many times as a kid, and we drove past it almost daily during the summers. Love, love that movie.

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  39. I Know Where I’m Going – what a fabulous, wonderfully old-fashioned romantic movie! Love all of your choices, Karin.
    I grew up near Ticonderoga, so the whole Last of the Mohicans thing was a thrill for me. Even the violence of the story seemed familiar — I knew exactly what those people had gone through, as it was part of local history and local lore. I visited Ft Wm Henry many, many times as a kid, and we drove past it almost daily during the summers. Love, love that movie.

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  40. I Know Where I’m Going – what a fabulous, wonderfully old-fashioned romantic movie! Love all of your choices, Karin.
    I grew up near Ticonderoga, so the whole Last of the Mohicans thing was a thrill for me. Even the violence of the story seemed familiar — I knew exactly what those people had gone through, as it was part of local history and local lore. I visited Ft Wm Henry many, many times as a kid, and we drove past it almost daily during the summers. Love, love that movie.

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  41. You romantic Wenches have already named several of my Top 10 movies! I can’t believe so many of you love Lady Hawke; one of my very favorites, but I’m amazed at how many people have never even heard of it. But it is *still* the only movie that I’ve ever seen where the entire audience burst into loud applause at the end.
    Trying to keep this just to favorites, I’ll add Kate and Leopold, Moonstruck, The Scarlet Pimpernel (with Anthony Andrews), Bull Durham, The White Countess, and Timeline (with Gerard Butler).

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  42. You romantic Wenches have already named several of my Top 10 movies! I can’t believe so many of you love Lady Hawke; one of my very favorites, but I’m amazed at how many people have never even heard of it. But it is *still* the only movie that I’ve ever seen where the entire audience burst into loud applause at the end.
    Trying to keep this just to favorites, I’ll add Kate and Leopold, Moonstruck, The Scarlet Pimpernel (with Anthony Andrews), Bull Durham, The White Countess, and Timeline (with Gerard Butler).

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  43. You romantic Wenches have already named several of my Top 10 movies! I can’t believe so many of you love Lady Hawke; one of my very favorites, but I’m amazed at how many people have never even heard of it. But it is *still* the only movie that I’ve ever seen where the entire audience burst into loud applause at the end.
    Trying to keep this just to favorites, I’ll add Kate and Leopold, Moonstruck, The Scarlet Pimpernel (with Anthony Andrews), Bull Durham, The White Countess, and Timeline (with Gerard Butler).

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  44. You romantic Wenches have already named several of my Top 10 movies! I can’t believe so many of you love Lady Hawke; one of my very favorites, but I’m amazed at how many people have never even heard of it. But it is *still* the only movie that I’ve ever seen where the entire audience burst into loud applause at the end.
    Trying to keep this just to favorites, I’ll add Kate and Leopold, Moonstruck, The Scarlet Pimpernel (with Anthony Andrews), Bull Durham, The White Countess, and Timeline (with Gerard Butler).

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  45. You romantic Wenches have already named several of my Top 10 movies! I can’t believe so many of you love Lady Hawke; one of my very favorites, but I’m amazed at how many people have never even heard of it. But it is *still* the only movie that I’ve ever seen where the entire audience burst into loud applause at the end.
    Trying to keep this just to favorites, I’ll add Kate and Leopold, Moonstruck, The Scarlet Pimpernel (with Anthony Andrews), Bull Durham, The White Countess, and Timeline (with Gerard Butler).

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  46. Oh goodness! I just remembered two classics: An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest – both smart, funny and romantic.

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  47. Oh goodness! I just remembered two classics: An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest – both smart, funny and romantic.

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  48. Oh goodness! I just remembered two classics: An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest – both smart, funny and romantic.

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  49. Oh goodness! I just remembered two classics: An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest – both smart, funny and romantic.

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  50. Oh goodness! I just remembered two classics: An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest – both smart, funny and romantic.

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  51. So do I. It’s faster, funnier and has more heart to it than the original. Much as I like Audrey Hepburn et al, the attempted suicide didn’t feel funny to me.

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  52. So do I. It’s faster, funnier and has more heart to it than the original. Much as I like Audrey Hepburn et al, the attempted suicide didn’t feel funny to me.

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  53. So do I. It’s faster, funnier and has more heart to it than the original. Much as I like Audrey Hepburn et al, the attempted suicide didn’t feel funny to me.

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  54. So do I. It’s faster, funnier and has more heart to it than the original. Much as I like Audrey Hepburn et al, the attempted suicide didn’t feel funny to me.

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  55. So do I. It’s faster, funnier and has more heart to it than the original. Much as I like Audrey Hepburn et al, the attempted suicide didn’t feel funny to me.

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  56. My favorite period romance is Emma Thompson/Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility (which is interesting because it’s my least favorite Austen novel. But the movie is just magical. I never tire of it!). I also really enjoyed the 1999 version of Mansfield Park. I know it doesn’t follow the book exactly, but I watch that film again and again. I think it’s really lovely and quite under appreciated. Beautiful cinematography, gorgeous costumes, and some great dialogue. A nice, subtle dash of sexy romance between Fanny and Edmund, and Fanny and Henry as well. On the subject of Austen, I’m a sucker for Clueless 😉
    My tastes run closest to Cara in terms of films. I love, love, love Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. And I love the ending precisely because it’s sad. I love that they love each other enough to let each other go. The viewer also knows the characters are stronger because of what they learned from each other, and the moments they had will always remain ‘perfect’ in a way that a summer romance can be.
    What else…Notorious with Ingrid Bergman and Grant is another great one, already mentioned. I, too, love the Philadelphia Story. I love love LOVE the quick witted lines in His Girl Friday.
    I’m sure there are loads of others but I can’t think of them right now. If I’m in the mood for a marathon viewing, I’d watch the BBC’s Wives and Daughters. Another under appreciated series, I think. Fun topic, thanks for the post! It’s nice to get a to-watch list with all this cold, snowy weather keeping people indoors.

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  57. My favorite period romance is Emma Thompson/Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility (which is interesting because it’s my least favorite Austen novel. But the movie is just magical. I never tire of it!). I also really enjoyed the 1999 version of Mansfield Park. I know it doesn’t follow the book exactly, but I watch that film again and again. I think it’s really lovely and quite under appreciated. Beautiful cinematography, gorgeous costumes, and some great dialogue. A nice, subtle dash of sexy romance between Fanny and Edmund, and Fanny and Henry as well. On the subject of Austen, I’m a sucker for Clueless 😉
    My tastes run closest to Cara in terms of films. I love, love, love Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. And I love the ending precisely because it’s sad. I love that they love each other enough to let each other go. The viewer also knows the characters are stronger because of what they learned from each other, and the moments they had will always remain ‘perfect’ in a way that a summer romance can be.
    What else…Notorious with Ingrid Bergman and Grant is another great one, already mentioned. I, too, love the Philadelphia Story. I love love LOVE the quick witted lines in His Girl Friday.
    I’m sure there are loads of others but I can’t think of them right now. If I’m in the mood for a marathon viewing, I’d watch the BBC’s Wives and Daughters. Another under appreciated series, I think. Fun topic, thanks for the post! It’s nice to get a to-watch list with all this cold, snowy weather keeping people indoors.

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  58. My favorite period romance is Emma Thompson/Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility (which is interesting because it’s my least favorite Austen novel. But the movie is just magical. I never tire of it!). I also really enjoyed the 1999 version of Mansfield Park. I know it doesn’t follow the book exactly, but I watch that film again and again. I think it’s really lovely and quite under appreciated. Beautiful cinematography, gorgeous costumes, and some great dialogue. A nice, subtle dash of sexy romance between Fanny and Edmund, and Fanny and Henry as well. On the subject of Austen, I’m a sucker for Clueless 😉
    My tastes run closest to Cara in terms of films. I love, love, love Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. And I love the ending precisely because it’s sad. I love that they love each other enough to let each other go. The viewer also knows the characters are stronger because of what they learned from each other, and the moments they had will always remain ‘perfect’ in a way that a summer romance can be.
    What else…Notorious with Ingrid Bergman and Grant is another great one, already mentioned. I, too, love the Philadelphia Story. I love love LOVE the quick witted lines in His Girl Friday.
    I’m sure there are loads of others but I can’t think of them right now. If I’m in the mood for a marathon viewing, I’d watch the BBC’s Wives and Daughters. Another under appreciated series, I think. Fun topic, thanks for the post! It’s nice to get a to-watch list with all this cold, snowy weather keeping people indoors.

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  59. My favorite period romance is Emma Thompson/Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility (which is interesting because it’s my least favorite Austen novel. But the movie is just magical. I never tire of it!). I also really enjoyed the 1999 version of Mansfield Park. I know it doesn’t follow the book exactly, but I watch that film again and again. I think it’s really lovely and quite under appreciated. Beautiful cinematography, gorgeous costumes, and some great dialogue. A nice, subtle dash of sexy romance between Fanny and Edmund, and Fanny and Henry as well. On the subject of Austen, I’m a sucker for Clueless 😉
    My tastes run closest to Cara in terms of films. I love, love, love Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. And I love the ending precisely because it’s sad. I love that they love each other enough to let each other go. The viewer also knows the characters are stronger because of what they learned from each other, and the moments they had will always remain ‘perfect’ in a way that a summer romance can be.
    What else…Notorious with Ingrid Bergman and Grant is another great one, already mentioned. I, too, love the Philadelphia Story. I love love LOVE the quick witted lines in His Girl Friday.
    I’m sure there are loads of others but I can’t think of them right now. If I’m in the mood for a marathon viewing, I’d watch the BBC’s Wives and Daughters. Another under appreciated series, I think. Fun topic, thanks for the post! It’s nice to get a to-watch list with all this cold, snowy weather keeping people indoors.

    Reply
  60. My favorite period romance is Emma Thompson/Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility (which is interesting because it’s my least favorite Austen novel. But the movie is just magical. I never tire of it!). I also really enjoyed the 1999 version of Mansfield Park. I know it doesn’t follow the book exactly, but I watch that film again and again. I think it’s really lovely and quite under appreciated. Beautiful cinematography, gorgeous costumes, and some great dialogue. A nice, subtle dash of sexy romance between Fanny and Edmund, and Fanny and Henry as well. On the subject of Austen, I’m a sucker for Clueless 😉
    My tastes run closest to Cara in terms of films. I love, love, love Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. And I love the ending precisely because it’s sad. I love that they love each other enough to let each other go. The viewer also knows the characters are stronger because of what they learned from each other, and the moments they had will always remain ‘perfect’ in a way that a summer romance can be.
    What else…Notorious with Ingrid Bergman and Grant is another great one, already mentioned. I, too, love the Philadelphia Story. I love love LOVE the quick witted lines in His Girl Friday.
    I’m sure there are loads of others but I can’t think of them right now. If I’m in the mood for a marathon viewing, I’d watch the BBC’s Wives and Daughters. Another under appreciated series, I think. Fun topic, thanks for the post! It’s nice to get a to-watch list with all this cold, snowy weather keeping people indoors.

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  61. Well, you’ve already mentioned the most romantic pictures ever! I just will add a few of my favourites:
    – ‘Bride and Prejudice’ I simply love it, OMG that Bollywood music! ‘No Life without wife’ is one of the funniest moments in the last years, for me.
    – ‘La délicatesse’ with Audrey Tatou (in English, ‘Delicacy’) about a widow that finds love where she least expects it.
    – A classic without a HEA: ‘Out of Africa’.
    Meryl & Robert.
    – ‘Mamma Mia’, Meryl -again and three charming gentlemen, althought not all of them gifted for music…
    – ‘Working Girl’ – Another Love & Laughter, with Harrison Ford at his funniest point and Melanie Griffith.

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  62. Well, you’ve already mentioned the most romantic pictures ever! I just will add a few of my favourites:
    – ‘Bride and Prejudice’ I simply love it, OMG that Bollywood music! ‘No Life without wife’ is one of the funniest moments in the last years, for me.
    – ‘La délicatesse’ with Audrey Tatou (in English, ‘Delicacy’) about a widow that finds love where she least expects it.
    – A classic without a HEA: ‘Out of Africa’.
    Meryl & Robert.
    – ‘Mamma Mia’, Meryl -again and three charming gentlemen, althought not all of them gifted for music…
    – ‘Working Girl’ – Another Love & Laughter, with Harrison Ford at his funniest point and Melanie Griffith.

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  63. Well, you’ve already mentioned the most romantic pictures ever! I just will add a few of my favourites:
    – ‘Bride and Prejudice’ I simply love it, OMG that Bollywood music! ‘No Life without wife’ is one of the funniest moments in the last years, for me.
    – ‘La délicatesse’ with Audrey Tatou (in English, ‘Delicacy’) about a widow that finds love where she least expects it.
    – A classic without a HEA: ‘Out of Africa’.
    Meryl & Robert.
    – ‘Mamma Mia’, Meryl -again and three charming gentlemen, althought not all of them gifted for music…
    – ‘Working Girl’ – Another Love & Laughter, with Harrison Ford at his funniest point and Melanie Griffith.

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  64. Well, you’ve already mentioned the most romantic pictures ever! I just will add a few of my favourites:
    – ‘Bride and Prejudice’ I simply love it, OMG that Bollywood music! ‘No Life without wife’ is one of the funniest moments in the last years, for me.
    – ‘La délicatesse’ with Audrey Tatou (in English, ‘Delicacy’) about a widow that finds love where she least expects it.
    – A classic without a HEA: ‘Out of Africa’.
    Meryl & Robert.
    – ‘Mamma Mia’, Meryl -again and three charming gentlemen, althought not all of them gifted for music…
    – ‘Working Girl’ – Another Love & Laughter, with Harrison Ford at his funniest point and Melanie Griffith.

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  65. Well, you’ve already mentioned the most romantic pictures ever! I just will add a few of my favourites:
    – ‘Bride and Prejudice’ I simply love it, OMG that Bollywood music! ‘No Life without wife’ is one of the funniest moments in the last years, for me.
    – ‘La délicatesse’ with Audrey Tatou (in English, ‘Delicacy’) about a widow that finds love where she least expects it.
    – A classic without a HEA: ‘Out of Africa’.
    Meryl & Robert.
    – ‘Mamma Mia’, Meryl -again and three charming gentlemen, althought not all of them gifted for music…
    – ‘Working Girl’ – Another Love & Laughter, with Harrison Ford at his funniest point and Melanie Griffith.

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  66. Ladyhawke is one of my favourite films, so romantic! Several of the others chosen are great films too, but here are two I love which haven’t been mentioned. The Lake House is a modern time-travel type story where the couple are separated in time but can communicate via letters. The plot is cleverly worked out so that they can have a HEA ending. Another film I really enjoyed is A Walk in the Clouds when a young man returning home from the war meets a girl on the bus and agrees to help her out of a predicament. It is one of those films that look beautiful as well as being a touching story of how love can overcome obstacles. Incidentally, both these films star Keanu Reeves – not a great actor imo but right in these roles and certainly easy on the eye!

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  67. Ladyhawke is one of my favourite films, so romantic! Several of the others chosen are great films too, but here are two I love which haven’t been mentioned. The Lake House is a modern time-travel type story where the couple are separated in time but can communicate via letters. The plot is cleverly worked out so that they can have a HEA ending. Another film I really enjoyed is A Walk in the Clouds when a young man returning home from the war meets a girl on the bus and agrees to help her out of a predicament. It is one of those films that look beautiful as well as being a touching story of how love can overcome obstacles. Incidentally, both these films star Keanu Reeves – not a great actor imo but right in these roles and certainly easy on the eye!

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  68. Ladyhawke is one of my favourite films, so romantic! Several of the others chosen are great films too, but here are two I love which haven’t been mentioned. The Lake House is a modern time-travel type story where the couple are separated in time but can communicate via letters. The plot is cleverly worked out so that they can have a HEA ending. Another film I really enjoyed is A Walk in the Clouds when a young man returning home from the war meets a girl on the bus and agrees to help her out of a predicament. It is one of those films that look beautiful as well as being a touching story of how love can overcome obstacles. Incidentally, both these films star Keanu Reeves – not a great actor imo but right in these roles and certainly easy on the eye!

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  69. Ladyhawke is one of my favourite films, so romantic! Several of the others chosen are great films too, but here are two I love which haven’t been mentioned. The Lake House is a modern time-travel type story where the couple are separated in time but can communicate via letters. The plot is cleverly worked out so that they can have a HEA ending. Another film I really enjoyed is A Walk in the Clouds when a young man returning home from the war meets a girl on the bus and agrees to help her out of a predicament. It is one of those films that look beautiful as well as being a touching story of how love can overcome obstacles. Incidentally, both these films star Keanu Reeves – not a great actor imo but right in these roles and certainly easy on the eye!

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  70. Ladyhawke is one of my favourite films, so romantic! Several of the others chosen are great films too, but here are two I love which haven’t been mentioned. The Lake House is a modern time-travel type story where the couple are separated in time but can communicate via letters. The plot is cleverly worked out so that they can have a HEA ending. Another film I really enjoyed is A Walk in the Clouds when a young man returning home from the war meets a girl on the bus and agrees to help her out of a predicament. It is one of those films that look beautiful as well as being a touching story of how love can overcome obstacles. Incidentally, both these films star Keanu Reeves – not a great actor imo but right in these roles and certainly easy on the eye!

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  71. Casablanca, (loved the reminder of Last of the Mohicans – Daniel Day Lewis is very tender) – While you Were Sleeping – Pride and Prejudice -(either one)- Marian and Robin – Indiscreet – Charade (do you get the impression I love Cary Grant? I like romantic movies that share humor. But, I also like romantic movies that show love growing as a part of other plots.

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  72. Casablanca, (loved the reminder of Last of the Mohicans – Daniel Day Lewis is very tender) – While you Were Sleeping – Pride and Prejudice -(either one)- Marian and Robin – Indiscreet – Charade (do you get the impression I love Cary Grant? I like romantic movies that share humor. But, I also like romantic movies that show love growing as a part of other plots.

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  73. Casablanca, (loved the reminder of Last of the Mohicans – Daniel Day Lewis is very tender) – While you Were Sleeping – Pride and Prejudice -(either one)- Marian and Robin – Indiscreet – Charade (do you get the impression I love Cary Grant? I like romantic movies that share humor. But, I also like romantic movies that show love growing as a part of other plots.

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  74. Casablanca, (loved the reminder of Last of the Mohicans – Daniel Day Lewis is very tender) – While you Were Sleeping – Pride and Prejudice -(either one)- Marian and Robin – Indiscreet – Charade (do you get the impression I love Cary Grant? I like romantic movies that share humor. But, I also like romantic movies that show love growing as a part of other plots.

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  75. Casablanca, (loved the reminder of Last of the Mohicans – Daniel Day Lewis is very tender) – While you Were Sleeping – Pride and Prejudice -(either one)- Marian and Robin – Indiscreet – Charade (do you get the impression I love Cary Grant? I like romantic movies that share humor. But, I also like romantic movies that show love growing as a part of other plots.

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  76. Oh gosh! How could I have forgotten Bride and Prejudice?!? Love it!! And Mamma Mia – another great one.
    And thanks for the Audrey Tatou rec.

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  77. Oh gosh! How could I have forgotten Bride and Prejudice?!? Love it!! And Mamma Mia – another great one.
    And thanks for the Audrey Tatou rec.

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  78. Oh gosh! How could I have forgotten Bride and Prejudice?!? Love it!! And Mamma Mia – another great one.
    And thanks for the Audrey Tatou rec.

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  79. Oh gosh! How could I have forgotten Bride and Prejudice?!? Love it!! And Mamma Mia – another great one.
    And thanks for the Audrey Tatou rec.

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  80. Oh gosh! How could I have forgotten Bride and Prejudice?!? Love it!! And Mamma Mia – another great one.
    And thanks for the Audrey Tatou rec.

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  81. The French movie Amelie is very fun and a sweet love story. A Knight’s Tale with the late Heath Ledger is also a fun love story. And my favorite is Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck. But I have to say the Last of the Mohicans is really very romantic. I love when Hawkeye said: “You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you”.

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  82. The French movie Amelie is very fun and a sweet love story. A Knight’s Tale with the late Heath Ledger is also a fun love story. And my favorite is Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck. But I have to say the Last of the Mohicans is really very romantic. I love when Hawkeye said: “You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you”.

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  83. The French movie Amelie is very fun and a sweet love story. A Knight’s Tale with the late Heath Ledger is also a fun love story. And my favorite is Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck. But I have to say the Last of the Mohicans is really very romantic. I love when Hawkeye said: “You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you”.

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  84. The French movie Amelie is very fun and a sweet love story. A Knight’s Tale with the late Heath Ledger is also a fun love story. And my favorite is Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck. But I have to say the Last of the Mohicans is really very romantic. I love when Hawkeye said: “You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you”.

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  85. The French movie Amelie is very fun and a sweet love story. A Knight’s Tale with the late Heath Ledger is also a fun love story. And my favorite is Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck. But I have to say the Last of the Mohicans is really very romantic. I love when Hawkeye said: “You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you”.

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  86. I was too young to watch Ladyhawke when it came out, so I missed it until now. Then I went and rented it last night–officially the Wenches fault. *big grin*
    Oh. My. I do not know how it can be so 80s, and so light-comedy, and still such a romantic tearjerker. It’s an education to writers to see how much dramatic and romantic mileage you can get out of two people finally touching hands, and that’s before the kiss!
    I never buy movies, and I’m getting a copy of this one. Thank you, thank you, for reminding me it was out there.

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  87. I was too young to watch Ladyhawke when it came out, so I missed it until now. Then I went and rented it last night–officially the Wenches fault. *big grin*
    Oh. My. I do not know how it can be so 80s, and so light-comedy, and still such a romantic tearjerker. It’s an education to writers to see how much dramatic and romantic mileage you can get out of two people finally touching hands, and that’s before the kiss!
    I never buy movies, and I’m getting a copy of this one. Thank you, thank you, for reminding me it was out there.

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  88. I was too young to watch Ladyhawke when it came out, so I missed it until now. Then I went and rented it last night–officially the Wenches fault. *big grin*
    Oh. My. I do not know how it can be so 80s, and so light-comedy, and still such a romantic tearjerker. It’s an education to writers to see how much dramatic and romantic mileage you can get out of two people finally touching hands, and that’s before the kiss!
    I never buy movies, and I’m getting a copy of this one. Thank you, thank you, for reminding me it was out there.

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  89. I was too young to watch Ladyhawke when it came out, so I missed it until now. Then I went and rented it last night–officially the Wenches fault. *big grin*
    Oh. My. I do not know how it can be so 80s, and so light-comedy, and still such a romantic tearjerker. It’s an education to writers to see how much dramatic and romantic mileage you can get out of two people finally touching hands, and that’s before the kiss!
    I never buy movies, and I’m getting a copy of this one. Thank you, thank you, for reminding me it was out there.

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  90. I was too young to watch Ladyhawke when it came out, so I missed it until now. Then I went and rented it last night–officially the Wenches fault. *big grin*
    Oh. My. I do not know how it can be so 80s, and so light-comedy, and still such a romantic tearjerker. It’s an education to writers to see how much dramatic and romantic mileage you can get out of two people finally touching hands, and that’s before the kiss!
    I never buy movies, and I’m getting a copy of this one. Thank you, thank you, for reminding me it was out there.

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