Friday, February 11, 2011

Top Ten Romantic Movies

I had loads of fun doing my Valentines. I didn't have that sense of a Helping Hand leaning over my shoulder putting things together as I usually do. Still, it was fun and I got them all sent out on time.

I thought it would be fun this year to list my top 10 favorite romantic movies. I know a lot of my readers enjoy romance.

Top 10 Favorite Romantic Movies: Ta Ta, Ta Ta Ta Ta!

1. Pride and Prejudice -I like the one with Keira Knightley. I play it over and over.

2. Jane Eyre - Love the A&E version from around l999.

3. The Princess Bride - Great sword play and whimsy

4. Casablanca - a classic

5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding - I practically have this one memorized. I am just now getting to where I don't laugh hysterically when Toula's aunt talks about her twin.

6. The Sound of Music - Maria and the captain are just too much.

7. An Affair to Remember - A great Cary Grant movie. The ending is my favorite ending ever.

8. Seven Brides For Seven Brothers - This may not qualify as one to many of you, but there are seven ladies and seven brothers and lots of love going on and a lot of great dancing. I guarantee the joy will lift your spirits.

9. My Man Godfrey - An old comedy with William Powell and Carol Lombard. It's corny to the max, but I love to watch it when I need something light.

10. The Lady Vanishes - This little beauty snuck into our home on a three movie Alfred Hitchcock collection. I soon adopted it. It's witty, stylish, mysterious. A very young Sir Michael Redgrave (Vanessa's dad) is the star.

BONUS - Shadowlands - This is sad. That's why it's not in my top 10. It's about C.S. Lewis and his wife. Of course they are older. Nevertheless, Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger are fabulous. Just the romance part touches my heart every time.

I'd love to hear about your favorite romantic movies. I'm always open to a new one. So if you have time, could you tell me a little bit about your movie.

Wishing all of you a great weekend and a Very Happy Valentines Day. (Don't eat too much chocolate.) Love, Nancy


  1. I'm not much of a movie watcher - if I start watching, I usually fall asleep before it gets going good. My husband is a movie buff so he would love all those you listed!

  2. I'm not big on romance movies but my wife loves them. She absolutely loves My Big Fat Greek Wedding and I have to admit I liked it too! :) One of her other favorites is Sweet Home Alabama with Reese Witherspoon.

    I do love The Princess Bride and believe it or not, I have always loved The Sound Of Music! I often break out singing one of the songs! :)

  3. I had not heard of the bottom two. The rest are all great! :O)

  4. I've watched most of these (and loved them!) but there were a few new-to-me titles also! I LOVE My Big Fat Greek Wedding. I laughed so hard when the mom and aunt were convincing her dad to let her work out of the diner!

  5. We recently watched the SOund of Music on TV as I LOVE the music so much. I hope your Valentine's day is really special this year. I don't plan on doing anything with my husband but everyday is a sweet one with him:)

  6. Hi Nancy -

    The Sound of Music is my favorite movie. A Walk in the Clouds with Keanu Reeves was outstanding and sooo romantic. Sleepless in Seattle also makes my list.

    Susan :)

  7. Thank you everyone. Thank you, Susan. I haven't seen "A Walk In The Clouds." Will have to try it.

  8. #4 Casablanca gets my vote :-)

    Take care and have a nice weekend :-)


  9. OH, I love your valentines! YOu are so creative and sweet!

    A Walk in the Clouds and My Big Fat Greek Wedding are two of my faves. I also like Shop Around the Corner, which is the original version of You've Got Mail. SATC stars Jimmy Stewart.

    We saw Move Over Darling with Doris Day recently, and that was a fun romance.

  10. Definitely some classics. I love Love, Actually. A more recent classic but that movie just makes me feel good!

  11. a couple of these i haven't seen.....mmmmm. i adore these too. i'd forgotten about 7 brides (great songs) and greek wedding just plasters a smile on your face!!! great post!

  12. I'm a huge rom com movie fan so I adore While You Were Sleeping and Made of Honor. :)

  13. I just watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding on one of the many snow days we had. I've seen it several times. It never gets old!