The Most Romantic Movies Of The
Last 20 Years - Romantic Couples
In no particular order...
Julia Robert's first big movie, and Richard Gere looking sexier
than ever. The final scene where he comes to "rescue"
her is the ultimate modern fulfilment of the princess fantasy.
Amid all the tragedy, this film portrays a sudden, sweeping love
that breaks all boundaries, and that is huge enough to make you
want to defy death. I'm a complete sucker for the sunset kissing
scene on the bow of the doomed ship.
3. When Harry Met Sally
This movie is so very endearing because it portrays a real kind of
love - one that grows from true friendship. And when Billy Crystal
makes a mad dash to tell Meg Ryan at New Years Eve that he can't
spend another minute without her, it's magic.
4. The Bridges of Madison County
This is an older woman's film, and yet it offers so much to women
of all ages. It's a moment of fantasy fulfilment - a housewife
meets and has a torrid affair with the man of her dreams. And then
there is the tense moment at the end, when Clint Eastwood waits in
his truck for a sign from her, that she'll abandon it all and go
5. Shakespeare in Love
This film has so many good things in it - the witty lines, the
gloriously imagined period sets... and yet it's the wonderful,
wonderful idea of inspirational love at the heart of it that makes
me LOVE this film. Shakespeare, our greatest poet, falls for
Viola, and their passion becomes all consuming, and ultimately
ends in a sad parting. What woman wouldn't dream of having a play
written for her!
6. Moulin Rouge
This is melodromatic romance at it's most sweeping - love
expressed almost purely through song. It's almost cartoonish at
times, but just magnificent in its expression. Ewan McGregor - how
can anyone not love the man?
7. Sleepless in Seattle
It's in almost every list, so I thought I'd better include it
here. So many women love this film...
8. Dirty Dancing
I know a lot of women who were teens in the eighties that are very attached to this film. Good
girl meets bad guy, but he's really very tender and nice
underneath. She changes him, he changes her. And there's one hell
of a sexy dance/foreplay scene to get the juices flowing. Very,
9. City of Angels
Yes, a little soppy, but this must be included simply because of
it's huge premise: that an angel would be so in love with you to
forsake heaven and eternal life, just to spend time with you.
10. The Princess Bride
Pure fairy tale. The hunky Wesley will do anything for his love,
the Princess Buttercup, including climbing cliffs, fighting off
deadly eels, enduring torture, and all manner of nasty treatment
at the hands of the bad guys. And he does it all just to rescue
her and say "As you wish." Sigh.
Love from beyond the grave. Patrick Swayze can't bear to leave his
beautiful wife, even though he's dead. The heart melts at the end
when he says "The love inside, it goes on..." Bonus
points for the very sexy pottery scene.
Ring In. Pride and Prejudice - BBC Miniseries
OK, so this isn't a movie, but it deserves a mention simply
because it is so well done. The only physical contact between
Elizabeth and Darcy (a smouldering Colin Firth) is a kiss at the
end, and yet the whole six hours pulses with tension and
meaningful looks. It epitomises the very idea that a rich,
handsome man is simply longing to marry you and will do
anything to please you.
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