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Romance Movie Lovers Challenge! Other than “Twilight” which of these 100 were your favorite Romance Films ?

Discussion KST110709 By Doc B .
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Romance Movie Lovers Challenge! Other than “Twilight” which of these 100 were your favorite Romance Films ?
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Introduction: The American Film Institute, Selected these 100 movies as the best Romance movies of all time.
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Question Of these Movies: Which were your favorite Five? (feel free to list more if you like) And what was it about your favorite two “That you loved the most?
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1. "Casablanca" - 1942
2. "Gone with the Wind" - 1939
3. "West Side Story" - 1961
4. "Roman Holiday" - 1953
5. "An Affair to Remember" - 1957
6. "The Way We Were" - 1973
7. "Doctor Zhivago" - 1965
8. "It's a Wonderful Life" - 1946
9. "Love Story" - 1970
10. "City Lights" - 1931
11. "Annie Hall" - 1977
12. "My Fair Lady" - 1964
13. "Out of Africa" - 1985
14. "The African Queen" - 1951
15. "Wuthering Heights" - 1939
16. "Singing' in the Rain" - 1952
17. "Moonstruck" - 1987
18. "Vertigo" - 1958
19. "Ghost" - 1990
20. "From Here to Eternity" - 1953
21. "Pretty Woman" - 1990
22. "On Golden Pone" - 1981
23. "Now, Voyager" - 1942
24. "King Kong" - 1933
25. "When Harry Met Sally" - 1989

26. "The Lady Eve" - 1941 27. "The Sound of Music" - 1965
28. "The Shop Around the Corner" - 1940
29. "An Officer and a Gentleman" - 1982
30. "Swing Time" - 1936
31. "The King and I" - 1956
32. "Dark Victory" - 1939
33. "Camille" - 1937
34. "Beauty and the Beast" - 1991
35. "Gigi" - 1958
36. "Random Harvest" - 1942
37. "Titanic" - 1997
38. "It Happened One Night" - 1934
39. "An American in Paris" - 1951
40. "Ninotchka" - 1939
41. "Funny Girl" - 1968
42. "Anna Karenina" - 1935
43. "A Star is Born" - 1954
44. "The Philadelphia Story" - 1940
45. "Sleepless in Seattle" - 1993
46. "To Catch a Thief" - 1955
47. "Splendor in the Grass" - 1961
48. "Last Tango in Paris" - 1972
49. "The Postman Always Rings Twice" - 1946
50. "Shakespeare in Love" - 1998

51. "Bringing Up Baby" - 1938 52. "The Graduate" - 1967
53. "A Place in the Sun" - 1951
54. "Sabrina" - 1954
55. "Reds" - 1981
56. "The English Patient" - 1996
57. "Two for the Road" - 1967
58. "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" - 1967
59. "Picnic" - 1955
60. "To Have and Have Not" - 1944
61. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" - 1961
62. "The Apartment" - 1960
63. "Sunrise" - 1927
64. "Marty" - 1955
65. "Bonnie and Clyde" - 1967
66. "Manhattan" - 1979
67. "A Streetcar Named Desire" - 1951
68. "What's Up, Doc?" - 1972
69. "Harold and Maude" - 1971
70. "Sense and Sensibility" - 1995
71. "Way Down East" - 1920
72. "Roxanne" - 1987
73. "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" - 1947
74. "Woman of the Year" - 1942

75. "The American President" - 1995 76. "The Quiet Man" - 1952
77. "The Awful Truth" - 1937
78. "Coming Home" - 1978
79. "Jezebel" - 1939
80. "The Sheik" - 1921
81. "The Goodbye Girl" - 1977
82. "Witness" - 1985
83. "Morocco" - 1930
84. "Double Indemnity" - 1944
85. "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing" - 1955
86. "Notorious" - 1946
87. "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" - 1988
88. "The Princess Bride" - 1987
89. "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" - 1966
90. "The Bridges of Madison County" - 1995
91. "Working Girl" - 1988
92. "Porgy and Bess" - 1959
93. "Dirty Dancing" - 1987
94. "Body Heat" - 1981
95. "Lady and the Tramp" - 1955
96. "Barefoot in the Park" - 1967
97. "Grease" - 1978
98. "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" - 1939
99. "Pillow Talk" - 1959
100. "Jerry Maguire" - 1996

As always we sincerely look forward to learning your opinion, to help us both better understand, and to enjoy more fully the "Twilight Saga."
Most sincerely,
Doc B

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Dear Susan, Wonderful choices
Somewhere in time: A love that transends time and space. Thank you for sharing, Doc
Dear Nalisha, Those were all great choices. I remember a talk show when this woman was telling Patric Swazee sp? that when she had cancer, that she was so miserable that the only thing she could stand doing was watching dirty dancing. She said that she must have watched it 100 times. But she said that if making that one movie was all that he had done in his life that it would have been a life well spent. I agree with her. Thanks for sharing with us, Doc
Hey Doc--there are some great movies here, I couldn't narrow it down to five so here are ten of my favorites:
Roman Holiday, Vertigo (we watch it every few months, it's just so . . . creepy? in a genius sort of way), Pretty Woman, The African Queen, On Golden Pond (more Hepburn, plus a very well-written story), The Graduate (quirky and off-beat, just a great film), Titanic (which is awesome but Leo has even better chemistry with Claire Danes, in my opinion, in Romeo + Juliet. Or maybe that's the Shakespeare geek in me).
My top three:
Dirty Dancing (To this day I can't resist the charm of forbidden love and watching Baby take charge of her sexuality, plus breaking out of her parent's protective shell and discovering for herself just who she wants to be. I know it's supposed to be all about Johnny--and wowza, Patrick Swayze defined sex appeal in this movie--but for me it's all about Baby becoming her own woman)
The Sound of Music (we watched this every year when I was growing up, it's just so--romantic!--Even more compelling because it's based on a true story, and I think my first major crush as a girl was on Christopher Plummer, he has that smoky, untouchable, irresistible charisma)
The Bridges of Madison County (Not the best movie on the list, it can be a little slow in places. But there is a slow sizzle in this movie, a growing awareness that he is "the one", and the ending gets me everytime I watch. What to do when torn between two good men? Between the woman you are and the woman you long to be? And by the way, the book is also so good, much better than the movie (which seems always to be the case) but the sequel, A Thousand Country Roads, just blew me away.)

Dear Shannon,
Roman Holiday, Peck and Hepburn. What a pair. He said that when he filmed the missing hand from the lions mouth shot, that Audry didn't know about the joke and her surprise was real.
Vertigo. Her transference into a brunet and his constant demands that she change her physical appearance was spooky.
Pretty Woman, That final line reminds me so much of Edward and Bella, Greer "What happens after the prince saves the princess ?" Julia, "She saves him right back." (Just wonderful.)
S," watching Baby take charge of her sexuality, plus breaking out of her parent's protective shell and discovering for herself just who she wants to be." Isn't that wonderful I loved Babbie's honesty. "I carried the watermelon.. how stupid." (how honest)
S, The Graduate, Doc, loved it. When I got out of pre-med school, I was set for med school, but I'll never forget how Dustin Hoffman portrayed this odd sensation of feeling totally lost that I shared.. And Katherine Ross was so perfect for the part.
Romeo and Juliet great with Clair, But Olivia too me will always be the 13 year old Juliet from the play.
Christopher Plummer, What a great male lead. I haven't seen that movie in so long. I am going to need to rent it just to see it again,
Madison county. Sad and beautiful. The ending was beautiful. You said " A thousand country roads blew me away. Was that in a good or bad way?
Thank you for sharing with us, Doc
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