I had hoped to get this posted before now, but life got in the way. For this month’s list, I have chosen the topic of romantic movies; I also expanded the list to 6 because I could not narrow the field down anymore than that. So, grab a date or your special someone (even if they are in Tampa) and enjoy a night of love.
6. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
”Men and women can’t be friends because the sex gets in the way.” Fun movie that set the standard for about 10 years until Studio Canal came along. A lot of truths in there, and it is true, men and women will always have the sex part on the brain. Harry Connick, Jr., did a great job with the soundtrack.
5. Sliding Doors (1998)
The first of many offerings from Studio Canal in this genre and one of three entries on this list. Great editing job and great twist on the alternate path storyline. I loved seeing both stories unfold simultaneously and then come together at the end. When watching this movie, remember that no one expects the Spanish Inquisition.
4. Down With Love (2003)
My review of the DVD last year covered most of the points. Good fun movie to curl up with.
3. Love Actually (2003)
Ok, I get it — you are tired of seeing this movie mentioned. Then go watch it already….
2. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Another repeat entry on a top x list. What can I say — good animation is hard to pass up.
1. Notting Hill (1999)
I love this movie. For once, it is the woman who is the jackass who has to come crawling back. Great soundtrack with Elvis Costello’s “She” and beautiful cinematography of London. This is the supreme romantic movie.