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May 2nd, 2006

Ten on Tuesday

This Week: Ten Favorite Romantic Movies

10. Sense and Sensibility – This movie will likely make any man vomit, but sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are kindred spirits to me.

9. Legends of the Fall – How I love a good tragedy… Especially when it involves a rough and tumble Brad Pitt and beautiful Montana scenery.

8. Elizabethtown – Though I didn’t expect to like it (not a big fan of Kirsten Drunkst) the story grew on me, and that kid Samson is a riot.

7. My Big Fat Greek Wedding – Was there ever a more accurate depiction of the joys of family than this? It’s good to remember that romance usually leads to meeting a whole new tribe of people.

6. What Women Want – Competitive advertising executives… Did I even have a choice here? Then they went and threw in some Frank Sinatra lip-synched by my Uncle Mel and I was done for.

5. An Affair to Remember – No list of romantic movies would really be complete without this one. Who can resist Cary Grant? I’d wait forever atop the Empire State Building to score that guy.

4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – George Peppard and my darling Audrey Hepburn play mixed-up kids pretending to live grown-up lives, failing miserably at it until they finally get transparent with one another.

3. A Lot Like Love – “There’s nothing better than a great romance to ruin a perfectly good friendship.” Watch as characters played by Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet are transformed by time and experience.

2. The Thomas Crown Affair – Pierce Brosnan is the billionaire playboy and Rene Russo the sultry investigator. Both of them are intelligent, naughty, and impeccably dressed… I adore this fun, sexy movie!

1. The Philadelphia Story – When you combine a dapper Cary Grant with a sassy Kate Hepburn and add a dash of Jim Stewart, something truly magical happens: The best romantic comedy of all time.

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  • 1. Dave2  |  May 3rd, 2006 at 4:20 pm

    No “Doc Hollywood”?? Call me cheesy if you want, but there’s a scene where Michael J. Fox is dancing with Julie Warner and everybody else fades away… I’m not really a romantic kinda guy, but I thought that was a pretty magical moment.

    If forced to choose, however, my #1 romance film would have to be “Cinema Paradiso”.

  • 2. The Bombshell  |  May 3rd, 2006 at 4:47 pm

    Oooh, good one, Dave… It’s been many years since I first saw Cinema Paradiso. May need to revisit it as a grown-up and see if I enjoy it even more now.

    Some others that I probably could have put on the list are “As Good As It Gets” and “Someone Like You” or maybe even (heaven forgive me) “My Best Friend’s Wedding.”

  • 3. Joefish  |  May 3rd, 2006 at 9:52 pm

    “Kirsten Drunkst?” heh. Cute.

    I’d sneak Sommersby into that list somewhere.

  • 4. Salena  |  May 4th, 2006 at 8:02 am

    You’re such a movie buff! Can you believe I’ve only seen like three of those movies?! 😳

  • 5. Lisa  |  May 4th, 2006 at 8:10 am

    I prefer my romance to have a hint of tragedy. If nobody dies or loses a leg…it’s just not romantic enough for me.

  • 6. Grins  |  May 4th, 2006 at 9:18 am

    Pride and Prejudice is worthy of the list as well. Although hard to keep it to a top 10 if we’re adding stuff huh?

  • 7. Jason Rohrblogger  |  May 4th, 2006 at 2:53 pm

    I like #1 and #2. The rest make me cringe…

  • 8. Lisa  |  May 18th, 2006 at 1:14 pm

    What about The Wedding Date? or Must Love Dogs? A Walk in the Clouds, or even Something to Talk About? I guess we all have our own list of top Romance movies.

    I just happend upon your site… Love the irony and wit!

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