Tuesday, 15 February 2011
My Top Ten…
Romantic Movies (belated Valentines Special)
10. (500) Days of summer
Ok so it’s not that romantic but it is a brilliant reminder of just how cruel Love can be.
9. Forrest Gump
Again not that romantic and yes it’s more a history lesson spread over four decades but Forrests’ love for his “Jenny” is unwavering and heart warming.
8. Four Weddings and a Funeral
This Richard Curtis penned movie triggered off the rise and rise of Hugh Grant and kicked off a whole new craze bumbling English leading men (mainly all Hugh Grant!). It did break UK Box Office records and is actually very funny.
7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
This unique film by Michel Gondry is again a journey into the grimier side of love, but it’s funny, strikingly original and showed the world Jim Carrey could act!
6. Moulin Rouge
This musical extravaganza that mixed 21st century music into turn of the century Paris is a wonder to behold, mixing new modern music with old styles was pitch perfect. Of course at the heart is a love story that is as tragic as it is lovely, who knew Ewan McGregor could sing?
Back to Paris the ‘City of Love’ for Amelie, a beautiful looking film that oozes love and romance and all with a cheeky grin.
4. High Fidelity
This film is basically the boys guide to love and relationships, as commitment phobe Rob Gordon guides you through his past mistakes and blaming everyone but himself. It’s funny and touching when he finally realises what he’s been missing.
Nothing from me, just two quotes: “If you don't get in that plane you'll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.” And “Here's looking at you kid.”
2. When Harry met Sally
A shame that this is best known for the fake orgasm scene for as good as it is, this film really is a delight form start to finish with the chemistry between the two leads brimming with charm.
1. Gone with the Wind
This is a sweeping romantic epic that would be a crime to leave off a list let alone not place it first. Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable shine in glamour and are the epitome of a Hollywood couple, all the while being swept up in what is a vintage Hollywood classic that consistently appears in critics top ten and movie lists.