Best Romantic Comedy/Chic Flix for the Holidays.

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  1. Oswald Pascual

    Oswald Pascual Second Unit

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    Hey I figure since Valentines day is around the corner, maybe we can add a little extra present to cuddle with the love one for the evening. [​IMG] What about a consensus on the top Romance or Romantic Comedies to enjoy?

    In no particular order I will add;

    Pillow Talk
    What Women Want
    When Harry Met Sally
    Chocolat
    Sleepless In Seatle
    Down With Love
    An Ideal Husband
    Pretty Woman
    Somethings Gotta Give
    Lover Come Back
     
  2. Harold Wazzu

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    You've got mail
    Groundhog Day
    While you were sleeping
     
  3. PaulaJ

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    I just watched the new DVD of Random Harvest, and boy, if you want a romantic tearjerker, that's the top of the line Cadillac of romantic tearjerkers. I'm so glad one of my favorite romantic films is now out on DVD. This has nothing to do with the fact that Greer Garson's character and I share the same first name. [​IMG]

    Personally, I can't stand:

    What Women Want -- that is SO not what I want

    Chocolat -- silly schmaltz

    Sleepless In Seatle -- guess what, all women do NOT love An Affair to Remember. At least I don't. (I'll take the original Love Affair with Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne, thank you)

    Pretty Woman -- prostitution is SO romantic. Not.

    Somethings Gotta Give -- I'm sure Bill Bennett loves it that Jack gets "family values" at the end. But I didn't. I didn't like him as a wolf either. [​IMG] And when wealthy overprivileged people like Diane Keaton's character in this movie start whining about their lives -- I'm looking for the nearest exit

    You've Got Mail -- Why would anyone watch You've Got Mail when the original, The Shop Around the Corner, is a zillion times better and more romantic?!

    All IMHO [​IMG] (I do adore While You Were Sleeping, though!)

    Movies I find romantic, in no particular order:

    The Awful Truth
    Seventh Heaven
    Love is a Many Splendored Thing (warning: sad ending)
    The Philadelphia Story
    City Lights
    Chungking Express (I was tempted to put down In the Mood for Love, another Wong Kar-wai film but it's too depressing for Valentine's Day) [​IMG]
    The Kid Brother
    Say Anything
    North by Northwest
    Chinese Odyssey 2002
    Splash
    Somewhere in Time
    The Lady Eve
    My Best Girl
    He's a Woman, She's a Man
    Comrades, a Love Story
    Serendipity
    Romancing the Stone
    Ninotcha
    Love on Delivery (with some rather extreme action at the end) [​IMG]
    La Belle et la bete (Cocteau) or Beauty and the Beast (Disney)
    The Contact (a 1997 Korean film)
    Groundhog Day
    Singin' in the Rain -- The Bandwagon -- An American in Paris -- any Fred & Ginger musical
    Roman Holiday
    A Matter of Life and Death
    The Wedding Singer
    An Autumn's Tale
    Four Weddings and a Funeral
    Needing You
    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
    The Last of the Mohicans
    Young at Heart
    The Scarlet Pimpernel (both the Leslie Howard version and the TV movie with Antony Andrews and Jane Seymour)
    The Apartment

    OK, the most romantic movie EVER:

    I know Where I'm Going, with Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey, directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
     
  4. Ernest Rister

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    The Accused
    Irreversible
    If These Walls Could Talk
    The Sweet Hereafter
    Looking for Mr. Goodbar
    The Entity
     
  5. PaulaJ

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    Naturally, I thought of a few more after I hit the "send" button

    The Student Prince in Old Heidelburg and The Big Parade (the latter works for Veterans' Day too). Sadly, neither are available yet on DVD so I'm hanging on to my laser discs. I believe they both show up on TCM every now and then.

    How to Steal a Million
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
    Born Yesterday
    Pride and Prejudice (the TV version with Jennifer Ehly and Colin Firth)
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    And my number one guilty pleasure:

    Untamed Heart
     
  6. Ernest Rister

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    The Sorrow and the Pity
    Alive
    Philadelphia
    Midnight Express
    Cries and Whispers
    Grave of the Fireflies
     
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    Love Actually and Notting Hill are two of my recent favorites.



    Now that's romance.[​IMG]
     
  8. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I like a number of the ones mentioned, though some of them are more appropriate for other holidays besides Valentine's Day IMO.

    When Harry Met Sally - New Year's Eve
    Groundhog Day - Groundhog Day


    For ourselves, my wife and I watch The Long, Long Trailer on Valentine's Day.

    On our anniversary we watch Father of the Bride (1991)

    We also enjoy a number of others, including many mentioned already, such as:

    Pillow Talk
    What Women Want
    Chocolat
    Pretty Woman
    Lover Come Back
    You've Got Mail
    The Awful Truth
    The Philadelphia Story
    City Lights
    North by Northwest (though this isn't really a comedy)
    Somewhere in Time (ditto, not a comedy)
    Serendipity
    Romancing the Stone
    Ninotcha
    Beauty and the Beast (Disney)
    Singin' in the Rain
    Roman Holiday
    The Apartment
    How to Steal a Million
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
    Born Yesterday
    Notting Hill


    And a number not listed already:

    Adam's Rib
    The American President
    City of Angels (romantic, but not a comedy)
    Bell, Book & Candle
    It Happened One Night
    Pat & Mike
    Sabrina (1954)
    Back to School
    The African Queen (not a comedy)
    My Man Godfrey
    An Officer & a Gentleman (definitely not a comedy)
    Sullivan's Travels
    Irma La Douce
    Indiscreet
    Grumpy Old Men
    Body Heat (not a comedy)
    The Great Race
    Grumpier Old Men
    Sorrowful Jones
    Spellbound (not a comedy)
    How to Murder Your Wife
    To Catch a Thief
    Houseboat
    An Affair to Remember
    Strange Bedfellows
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    West Side Story (has comic moments)
    Send Me No Flowers
    The Thrill of it All
    Barefoot in the Park
    You Can't Take It With You
    The Talk of the Town
    Designing Woman
    Walk, Don't Run
    What's Up, Doc?
    Pay It Forward (not a comedy)
    That Touch of Mink
    The Wedding Planner
    Donovan's Reef
    Dark Passage (not a comedy)
    Entrapment
    The Shop Around the Corner
    People Will Talk
    Goodbye, Mr. Chips
    There's Something About Mary
    The Goodbye Girl
    Kate & Leopold
    Best Friends
    Woman of the Year
    Meet Me in St. Louis
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    The Postman Always Rings Twice (not a comedy)
    Same Time, Next Year
    The Bachelor & the Bobby-Soxer
    My Favorite Wife
    Suspicion (not a comedy)
    America's Sweethearts
    Play It Again, Sam
    Ella Enchanted
    The Purple Rose of Cairo
    Out to Sea
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith


    and others
     
  9. george kaplan

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    Except for Sleepless in Seattle I think of those are far better than:

    Love is a Many Splendored Thing (I shudder at the thought of having to watch that overblown soap opera again)

    La Belle et la bete (Cocteau) (about as overrated as films come)

    The Bandwagon (the only reason this isn't the single most overrated musical in history is because of...)

    An American in Paris (the single most overrated musical in history)

    The Wedding Singer (I guess this qualifies as a romance, but it sure doesn't qualify as a comedy)

    The Last of the Mohicans (more overrated celluloid)


    Just my opinion. [​IMG]
     
  10. Brook K

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    A Scene At The Sea
    Stolen Kisses
    My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (titled Boyfriends & Girlfriends in the US)
    The Lady Eve
    Some Like It Hot
    Singin' In The Rain
    Minnie & Moskowitz
    Smiles Of A Summer Night
    I Know Where I'm Going!
    The Girl On The Bridge
    Chunyhang
     
  11. Jeff Whitford

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    Let's not forget Titanic.
     
  12. george kaplan

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    If only I could [shudder]
     
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    "Shakespeare in Love"
     
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    A few that haven't been mentioned yet:

    Before Sunrise
    Before Sunset
    The Notebook
    Out of Sight
    The Thomas Crown Affair


    And because there are different kinds of love:

    Beautiful Thing
    Get Real
     
  15. Jeff Whitford

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    Thanks for thread crapping me.[​IMG]
     
  16. george kaplan

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    You're welcome. [​IMG]

    Look, this is a thread to discuss and debate these films. That includes people both agreeing and disagreeing with other's choices. This isn't some "Titanic Appreciation Thread", and so having a contrary opinion about that film and stating it is definitely not thread crapping. Sheesh.
     
  17. Jeff Whitford

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    The original poster said to post top romance/romantic comedys we enjoy. I like the film. You dont and that's fine but when someone posts something negative in response to someones opinion in a thread thats supposed to be about what we like/enjoy it's considered thread crapping. Happy Valentines day
     
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    George is just grumpy because the Lakers suck. [​IMG]

    adding a few more:

    Grease
    Anchors Aweigh
    Guys & Dolls
    On The Town
    Shaun of the Dead
    Lola (Jacques Demy version)
    Under The Roofs Of Paris

    Under NO circumstances watch Sunrise. Great film, but my wife concentrated on all the little bits about the husband trying to kill his wife rather than the grand romantic elements. I just about wrecked last Valentine's Day with that selection. Who knew?!
     
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    A few more that have not been mentioned:

    Breakfast at Tiffany's
    Cousins
    A Little Romance
     
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    Jerry Maguire.

    Definitely a chick flick. Debateable whether it's also a sports movie. Perhaps the only movie that qualifies as both. It's tops on my list because I can watch this ahead of any Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan or similar flick any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
     

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