Just for Valentine’s Day…Favs Among Romantic Flicks

Thinking on the “romantic” holiday, I thought I would offer up some on my favorite ROMANCE movies. Likely, I will be curled up on the sofa this evening and enjoying several of these. Perhaps, you have favorites you would wish to mention below.

For these, I know the majority of the lines…

Pride and Prejudice with Matthew Macfadyen... Enough Said!

Pride and Prejudice with Matthew Macfadyen… Enough Said!

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - know all the song lyrics!

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – know all the song lyrics!

Notting Hill - Hugh Grant at his best!

Notting Hill – Hugh Grant at his best!

Sabrina - played the part in community theatre production of Sabrina Fair

Sabrina – played the part in community theatre production of Sabrina Fair

Sweet Home Alabama "You're the first boy I ever kissed, Jake, and I want you to be the last."

Sweet Home Alabama “You’re the first boy I ever kissed, Jake, and I want you to be the last.”

Sleepless in Seattle - Can you too repeat all the lines from the Empire State Bldg. scene?

Sleepless in Seattle – Can you too repeat all the lines from the Empire State Bldg. scene?

These are sweet and satisfying…

Love Actually

Love Actually

10 Thins I Hate About You - the young adult version of Taming of the Shrew

10 Thins I Hate About You – the young adult version of Taming of the Shrew

The Cutting Edge - the best of the series

The Cutting Edge – the best of the series

Serendipity

Serendipity

Bridget Jones' Diary - fabulous tale based on Pride and Prejudice

Bridget Jones’ Diary – fabulous tale based on Pride and Prejudice

A Knight's Tale - Heath Ledger and a naked Paul Bettany as Chaucer

A Knight’s Tale – Heath Ledger and a naked Paul Bettany as Chaucer

Never Been Kissed - Michael Vartan!!!

Never Been Kissed – Michael Vartan!!!

These are tear jerkers…

The Quiet Man - when John Wayne returns her to her brother, I was hooked. What of you?

The Quiet Man – when John Wayne returns her to her brother, I was hooked. What of you?

Casablanca - a classic tale of love lost

Casablanca – a classic tale of love lost

Up Close & Personal - I turn this one off before Redford dies!

Up Close & Personal – I turn this one off before Redford dies!

West Side Story - the songs and the story remain a classic

West Side Story – the songs and the story remain a classic

The Notebook - such a sad, but fulfilling ending

The Notebook – such a sad, but fulfilling ending

Atonement - (sigh!) James McAvoy

Atonement – (sigh!) James McAvoy

Gone With the Wind -"Frankly, my Dear, I don't give a damn!"

Gone With the Wind -“Frankly, my Dear, I don’t give a damn!”

An Affair to Remember - "I really hope you've found happiness, and if you're ever in need of anything, like someone to love you, don't hesitate to call me."

An Affair to Remember – “I really hope you’ve found happiness, and if you’re ever in need of anything, like someone to love you, don’t hesitate to call me.”

North and South - a fabulous miniseries

North and South – a fabulous miniseries

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Regina Jeffers is the award-winning author of Austenesque, Regency and contemporary novels.
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9 Responses to Just for Valentine’s Day…Favs Among Romantic Flicks

  1. carolcork says:

    Lots of my favourites there too, Regina! Too many to mention but did you know that Robin Cousins, British Figure Skating champion (he won an Olympic Gold Medal at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid), choreographed The Cutting Edge?

  2. I did not know about Cousins’ connection to the film. Very cool…I love learning new things. (I would have recognized Robin Cousins’ name easily, Carol. I am a big figure skating fan.)

  3. I should have added Mrs. Pettigrew and Persuasion to the list. Both have Ciarán Hinds as the lead, and he is one of my favorites.

  4. Great choices, Regina! I own most of these and bring several of them out from time to time to re-watch my favorite scenes. I would offer that the particular story pictured from “Love Actually” belongs in the Tear Jerker category, however, and that “Never Been Kissed” should go into the Sweet and Satisfying section because, after all, it does have a Happily For Now ending. Love both this original version of “Sabrina” and the later re-make with Harrison Ford. Finally, if I were to add one, it would have to be the Ang Lee/Emma Thompson adaptation of “Sense and Sensibility”…such love and angst and longing! It’s a perfect movie, IMO. 🙂

    • My “tears” flow when Michael Vartan does not show at the ballgame in never been kissed, but a HEA is very satisfying, so I would not object to switching the two films you mentioned. Thompson’s screenplay adds more drama and angst to Austen’s story. I love Colonel Brandon in the film version. He’s not so “sexy” in the book. Maybe it was just Alan Rickman.
      I, too, liked the Harrison Ford version of “Sabrina.” Love the line about being up to their elbows in his intimate wear from his “secretary.” LOL!

  5. Sheila L. M. says:

    Wives and Daughters, The Lake House and Lorna Doone are also on my list. I have almost all of the above-mentioned but not “Never Been Kissed” – will have to check it out. Although I won’t watch Atonement again (need happy endings) it was very well done, poignant! Love James McAvoy.

    • Thanks for making the transition over from Austen Variations, Sheila. I appreciate your support. I regularly blog about the Regency and Jane Austen. I hope you will call again.
      I kept asking my friend who went with me to see “Atonement” if she had read the book. She assured me she had, but the ending was devastating to her.
      I feel the same way about “Up Close and Personal.” The first time I saw it, I said, “Does Robert Redford have to die in all his films?” (I was thinking of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.)

  6. Deborah says:

    I love the 2005 P&P, my husband put it on for me 1 night and said you’ll love this. He had read the book first….and he was right. I then read the book & have been hooked on anything Jane Austen since. I also know all then lyrics to 7 Brides for 7 Brothers.
    Another favorite of mine is Oklahoma! I know all the lyrics to that too. I’ve seen about half the movies. Thanks for sharing your list, of was fun to compare it to what I like.

    • I taught theatre for many years – both plays and musicals. I love everything about the theatre experience – stepping through the fourth wall to explore new worlds.
      Thanks for joining me today, Deborah. Austen fans are always welcome here.

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