I’m a romance movieaholic. I admit it; can even say I’m proud of it. I’ve been one all my life and don’t intend to change. I’m a sucker for a happy ending. This dovetails well with being a romance reader and writer. My husband often accuses me of living in the land of white fluffy clouds and happily ever afters.
I don’t attend theaters or watch movies on TV to learn something. If I happen to get smarter because I did watch then that’s gravy on top of what I’m really watching one for- which is to escape. I want to go to another place, be a part of someone else’s life, watch someone else have problems, and find love. I want the high of a happy ending.
It’s cheap, nonfatting, heart racing, and the only addiction I know of that makes you feel good. What could be the down side?
Below are some of my favorite romance movies:
Rebecca-even in black and white it’s wonderful and makes a great romantic date movie
Gone with the Wind- okay, I put it here because no romance list is complete without it
Chasing Liberty-this is more of a teen flick, but conflict both internal and external is great in this movie, plus Matthew Goode is easy to look at and his accent makes you wish he would whisper in your ear
Bridget Jones—both One and Two-I love her because she has issues that a man can learn to love
Sabrina- Bogies version and Harrison’s –a classic both ways
Wedding Date-check it out—Deborah Messing and Dylan McDermott –both characters have issues that the other helps them realize
Pride and Prejudice—with any actor/actress, in black or white or color- always great
10 Things I Hate About You—Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Screw” in teenage form- it is entertaining.
I would love to hear what you think of these movies or which ones you would add to the list.
My goal is to see how many chick-flicks I can see this year starting with the new Harry Connick, Jr. and Renee Zellweger movie : NEW IN TOWN. I’ll let you know if it will be added to my list.
Media and romance walking hand-in-hand into the sun set. Oh, another happy ending.