Saturday, February 16, 2008

My Ten Favorite Romance Movies

My daughter has a friend over, and they are in a romance, nostalgia mood, spending last evening watching old Disney movies and oohing and aah-ing at the romance. Robin Hood and Beauty and the Beast. Beauty and the Beast is ok, but I love Robin Hood (the Disney cartoon, in particular).

After they went to sleep, I continued on with Say Anything, while making up a list. I started counting off my favorites, and this is what I came up with. Not necessarily in this order, by the way. There's no ranking, and it's only close to ten. It was hard to stop.

Say Anything -- It starts and ends with this one. Every guy had, has, or will have his own Diane Court. And every shy guy wants to be able to step up like Lloyd does.

Corey -- "I'm sorry, it's just that you're a really nice guy and we don't want to see you get hurt."
Lloyd -- "I want to get hurt!"

Stranger Than Fiction -- Although he's overly down and about 10 times more withdrawn than I ever was, Harold Crick is the fear that I've felt so many times before, when the woman I know is the right one, is right there.

Here's my favorite scene.

Notting Hill
-- I've read this script so many times. The dialog is amazing.

The scene where all of his family and friends love his girl is wonderful. It's one of the best feelings in the world, when that happens.

Plus, we've got this line. "After all... I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."

Casablanca -- "We'll always have Paris." Or, Irvine, Fullerton, Torrance... We all have our Paris.

French Kiss -- I love how you just can't see them together, until you can't see them apart.

When Harry Met Sally -- So many truths.

"No, no, no, I never said that... Yes, that's right, they can't be friends. Unless both of them are involved with other people, then they can... This is an amendment to the earlier rule. If the two people are in relationships, the pressure of possible involvement is lifted... That doesn't work either, because what happens then is, the person you're involved with can't understand why you need to be friends with the person you're just friends with. Like it means something is missing from the relationship and why do you have to go outside to get it? And when you say "No, no, no it's not true, nothing is missing from the relationship," the person you're involved with then accuses you of being secretly attracted to the person you're just friends with, which you probably are. I mean, come on, who the hell are we kidding, let's face it. Which brings us back to the earlier rule before the amendment, which is men and women can't be friends." -- Harry

The Princess Bride -- The dialog is so corny and brilliantly true. "This is true love - you think this happens every day?"

Of course, don't we all have some secret message that we send, yet keep to ourselves? "As you wish."

Ladyhawke -- Those painful moments when they try to be together, but miss. Horrible. When this movie is on tv, I can't not watch it.

Sleeping Beauty -- I don't know what it is about this movie. It's beautifully drawn with beautiful music and a beautiful cartoon girl. I don't know why Phillip loves Aurora, but he does go all out. This is a sweep-you-away sort of movie, in cartoon form.

Lady and the Tramp

Ever After
-- I just like Drew Barrymore, and Cinderella is a great story.

Mulan -- Shang doesn't even know he wants a bad ass girl, but he does. So, that's what he gets. Mulan is the baddest chick in China.

And, waaaay cute.

Robin Hood
-- "Oh, he's so handsome... just like his reward posters."

This is actually the very first movie I remember watching. I thought Robin was the coolest guy ever. Very fitting to have made Maid Marion a fox, too. I had a little cartoon crush on her. Maybe I still do...

That's that. But, to bring some balance back, I need to knock out another list of movies with blood, sports, or action. Or porn. Keep your eyes open.


  1. You know I love movie lists, and this one is no exception. A few on there I haven't seen, too.

    Of course a more testosterony list would be appreciated as well. Looking forward to it!

  2. Have you seen the Notebook yet? That one is on my list for sure. Great list Roland, you should do a few more lists. Do you ever watch horror movies? That would make an interesting list.

  3. Yeah. I've seen The Notebook. I enjoyed it, but it's not in the watch over and over category. Movies that involve love and oldsters are for chicks.

    Scary movies is next. I'm not sure I can comment intelligently, though. They SCARE me, so I rarely see them. So, that list should be short and sweet.

    I've got movies with honor coming up, too. That takes more thought.

  4. Most of these are on my favorite movie list ... The Princess Bride is my all-time favorite movie!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...