Wednesday, February 08, 2006


Can you pick just one? I don’t think I can. Here are a few suggestions to get you thinking.

Titanic, Ghost, Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, An Affair To Remember (1957), Princess Bride, William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Pretty Woman, Jerry McGuire, Somewhere in Time, Gone with the Wind, Only You, Untamed Heart, My Best Friend's Wedding, While You Were Sleeping, A Walk in the Clouds, Sabrina, The Truth About Cats And Dogs, Notting Hill, The Outsider.

Later in the week I’ll post my all time favorite romantic movies. Let’s say ten. You know how I love lists!

Okay, list your top ten favorites!


  1. I don't know if I can choose! I love movies almost as much as I love books!!! I will try though!

    Top Ten Favorite Romantic Movies (in no particular order because that would just be too difficult):
    -Sabrina (both the Harrison Ford and the Humphrey Bogart versions)
    -Kate and Leopold
    -Never Been Kissed
    -Sleepless in Seattle
    -You've Got Mail
    -One Fine Day
    -When Harry Met Sally
    -Sliding Doors
    -Beauty and the Beast (hey, it's a classic story and I love the animated version)

    I could go on and on!!!
    -Jennifer Y.

  2. Oh my. Oh dear. Jennifer, I love movies as much as books, as well. And I can see now that this is going to be trouble. Already you've listed one I haven't seen, so I'm going to have to check it out. I've never seen Sliding Doors.

    This is going to be fun. I think I'll make a list of my readers's favorite romantic movies and put it on a bookmark!

    Beauty & The Beast is a wonderful tale. Remember the TV series?

  3. Yes it is difficult. I have almost as many movies as I do books and that is a lot.

    And I do remember the B&B tv series. I should have added Must Love Dogs to that list.

    Oh and Sliding Doors is a good movie with Gwyneth Paltrow. It tells two stories at once (one if she had made the train and one if she missed it...if I remember correctly).

  4. I like her. Did you see Bounce? That's one of my faves.

  5. I never saw Bounce...I'll have to check it out.

    -Jennifer Y.

  6. like jennifer I don't think i can place the movies in any particular order or if I've listed them all. anyway here's my list for today (yes-i'm flighty--the list could change depending on how i feel--the only one that won't change is number one)

    • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – I know it’s not a typical romantic movie but I love Spencer Tracy’s ending speech! And Sidney Poitier’s—I don’t think of myself as a black man—I think of myself as a man.)
    • Notting Hill (Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts
    • Sense and Sensibility – I love Hugh Grant but it was Allan Rickman who capture my heart in this one.
    • The Quiet Man – John Wayne – Maureen O’Hara
    • Wuthering Heights (Laurence Olivier – Merle Oberon)
    • Ghost -
    • Green Card – Gerard Depardieu and Andie MacDowell
    • Sweet November – Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves
    • Calamity Jane – Doris Day and Howard Keel? I used to watch this movie with my mom when I was younger (8-10 yrs old, maybe) and I thought that it was cool that Doris Day can go around shooting with the boys and still look pretty in a dress and get her man.

    My number one: Last of the Mohicans – Daniel Day Lewis—‘nuff said!


  7. jennifer, ditto on Beauty and the Beast! My children's grandmother gave them the 1930's French version, black and white; she wanted the girls to see a different version of it.

    Cheryl--yes I remember the TV Show.--Vincent! It took awhile for me to get into it but eventually understood Catherine's connection to Vincent. Too bad they don't have series like this anymore.

    Cool list--I should have added Kate and Leopold to my list. Hugh Jackman--he's just so adorable. I saw him on Broadway in A Boy from Oz! Best birthday, christmas present i've ever had.


  8. Saratoga Trunk -Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman
    The Wedding Singer
    50 First Dates
    Boat Trip
    From Here To Eternity (1953)
    Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl
    Dances With Wolves
    Pretty In Pink

  9. Nobody's mentioned it yet, so I'm throwing in another Meg Ryan movie - French Kiss.

    *sigh* and ditto on When Harry Met Sally....

  10. Those are all great movies. Gone With The Wind is my favorite romance novel and I would put the movie as number one on my list. I also enjoy watching Overboard.

  11. My picks are:
    Gone With the Wind
    Four Weddings and a Funeral
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Sleepless in Seattle
    The Truth About Cats and Dogs
    Pretty Woman
    The Notebook - my daughter's choice

  12. Marelou: I loved Calamity Jane with Doris Day...loved the song she sang, "Secret Love"

    Maureen: I love Sweet Home Alabama
    too and part of it (the plantation scenes) was filmed at my college!!

    Everyone is coming up with some great movies that I forgot all about...I think would need a Top 100 or 200 list!!!

    -Jennifer Y.

  13. I think a Top 100 List would be awesome!

  14. Oh, this is fun. Mine are eclectic...and old.

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    It's a Wonderful Life
    A Christmas Carol (all of them)
    Sense and Sensibility
    Pride and PRejudice
    Anne of Green GAbles
    Anne of Avonlea (the ones with Megan Fellowes)
    The Quiet Man
    Steel Magnolias

  15. Oh, I love Anne of Green Gables! Thank you for posting that; I never would have thought of it. I adore the book, in fact I studied Anne's effusive honest chatter for one of my books, and sort of modeled a character after her.

    My chatterbox is Kate in His Secondhand Wife. I chose her for the quiet scarred gruff Noah, who's never spent a minute around a young woman in his life. What fun I had pairing those two.

  16. Jennifer -- I used to drive my mom crazy with that song Secret Love and Que Sera Sera. Wow, this brings back lots of nice memories.

    One more to add: Sommersby - Richard Gere and Jodie Foster. I know it's not an HEA but boy did I cry with this one.


  17. Oh...I totally forgot about one of my all-time favorites as a kid, but remembered when it came on tv tonight...Some Kind of Wonderful with Eric Stoltz and Mary Stuart Masterson.

    Sorry to keep posting...but the movies keep coming to me...LOL!

    Oh, and Cheryl, I loved His Secondhand Wife!

  18. The Notebook (This took my #1 spot)
    Bed of Roses (This became #2 after seeing The Notebook)
    The rest are in no particular order...
    Love Jones
    Jason's Lyric
    Never Been Kissed
    Ever After
    The Truth about Cats & Dogs
    Love and Basketball
    City of Angels
    Valley Girl

  19. Marelou, I really enjoyed Sommersby, too! I like movies that make me cry!

  20. There is a movie on the Hallmark Channel that I must have watched 20 times, "Love Comes Softly", and "The Notebook", 2 that I would add to the list you wrote!

  21. Do you know they're showing a sequel to "Love Comes Softly" on Hallmark now? It's about their daughter and it's just as good. Sigh.

    I love Kate, Cheryl. No wonder, as much as I've always loved Anne with an E.

  22. Love Comes Softly is a great movie...I have the DVD of it and one of its sequels. They are actually based on a wonderful series of books by Janette Oke.

    I should add those to my list of movies...see, I told you I needed a top 100 list LOL.

  23. The Notebook
    Dangerous Beauty
    Gone With the Wind
    Pretty Woman
    The Last of the Mohicans
    A Star is Born
    The Way We Were
    King Arthur

  24. Some Kind of Wonderful
    Good one, Jennifer! I love 80's movies and here are some of my favorites.
    Sixteen Candles
    Who's That Girl?
    Earth Girls Are Easy
    Romancing The Stone
    Coming To America
    An Officer and a Gentleman
    Desperately Seeking Susan
    Crocodile Dundee
    Dirty Dancing

  25. Hi Ladies,

    This is my personal, idiosyncratic list of favorites, and it doesn't necessarily reflect the popular wisdom on romantic movies ;)

    * It Happened One Night
    * A Walk In The Clouds - Who knew Keanu could be so romantic.
    * Return To Me - David Duchovny *sigh*
    * Pretty Woman
    * The Runaway Bride
    * While You Were Sleeping
    * Hope Floats
    * Ever After
    * Titanic - This movie is really romantic, even though there is a lot of death and sadness.
    * Notting Hill

    My Most Roamntic Movie Moment is from the movie, Casablanca, when Rick sends Ilsa packing with his "hill of beans" speech that still gets me, no matter how many times I watch it.

    Hope you enjoy my list,

  26. Grease
    Romancing The Stone
    An Officer and a Gentleman
    Crocodile Dundee
    Dirty Dancing
    City of Angels
    Beautiful Mind

  27. I love a romantic movie - my top ten picks:

    Breakfast at Tiffany's
    An Affair to Remember
    Dr. Zhivago
    Last of the Mohicans
    The Way We Were
    Out of Africa
    Gone with the Wind
    From Here to Eternity
    Legend of the Falls

    and runner-ups:
    An Officer and a Gentleman
    Pretty Woman