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MOVIES!!! Who doesn’t love watching movies?!
A few months back I was asked a question on goodreads pertaining to movies and books. I got together with my blogging friends and below is what we came up.
Here is the question posed to me:
“Do you have good ROMANCE movies, or series, a bit like the romance books we both read ? “
My all time favorite romantic comedy is “50 First Dates” with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler.
I love seeing how far a guy will go to win a girls heart. ❤
A Hawaiian island playboy has to use his imagination to win over the girl of his dreams when he discovers she has no short-term memory. Every night he is erased from her memory so he has to make her fall in love with him all over again the next day…and the next…and the next!
“Letters to Juliet” with Amanda Seyfried
When aspiring magazine writer Sophia Marcus and would-be resaturanteur Victor fly from New York to Italy for a vacation, the stage seems set for some much-needed romance in their relationship – especially since their destination is the city of Verona, home of the star-crossed lover Juliet Capulet of Romeo & Juliet fame. But Victor is far more interested in finding suppliers for his future restaurant than in wooing Sophia, who ends up getting a vicarious romantic fix from an unlikely source; she joins a group of volunteers who respond to letters that pour into Verona from around the world – letters to Juliet seeking advice about love. One such letter that Sophia responds to dates back to 1951 and came from one Claire Smith, an Englishwoman who fell in love with a young Italian man in her youth but let the opportunity slip away. To Sophia’s surprise, her letter inspires Claire, now a grandmother, to travel to Verona in search of her long-lost love – accompanied by her grandson Charlie. With Victor wrapped up in his culinary quest, Sophia, Charlie and Claire scour the beautiful Italian countryside in search of Claire’s long-lost love. In the process, romance blossoms in unexpected ways, eventually facing Sophia with the very advice she wrote in her letter to Claire. Will she find the courage to seize love or – like Claire – spend a lifetime regretting the road not taken?
“Leap Year” with Amy Adams
When Anna’s (Amy Adams) four-year anniversary to her boyfriend passes without an engagement ring, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Inspired by an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on Leap Day, Anna follows Jeremy (Adam Scott) to Dublin to propose to him. But after landing on the wrong side of Ireland, she must enlist the help of the handsome and carefree local Declan (Matthew Goode) to get her across the country. Along the way, they discover that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places.
“The Proposal” with Sandra Bullock & Ryan Reynolds
A high-powered book editor faces deportation.
“The Holiday” with Kate Winslet & Cameron Diaz
From writer/director Nancy Meyers comes a romantic comedy about two women on opposite sides of the globe who swap houses only to discover that a change of address can really change their lives.
“The Break Up” with Jennifer Aniston & Vince Vaughan
After Brooke (Aniston) calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary (Vaughn), neither person is willing to move out of the condo they share. Taking the advice of their respective friends and confidants (and a few total strangers), they both engage in mental warfare designed to force the other person to flee the premises — until they both realize they might be fighting to keep their relationship alive.
“The Wedding Singer” with Drew Barrymore & Adam Sandler
It’s 1985 and Adam Sandler is the ultimate master of ceremonies…until he is left at the altar at his own wedding.
♥Reanell from Book Babes Unite recommends:
“How to Lose a Guy in 10 days” with Kate Hudson & Matthew McConaughey
It’s the battle of wills, as Andie (Kate Hudson) needs to prove she can dump a guy in 10 days, whereas Ben (Matthew McConaughey) needs to prove he can win a girl in 10 days. Now, the clock is ticking – and the year’s most wildly entertaining comedy smash is off and running in this irresistible tale of sex, lies and outrageous romantic fireworks!
“Failure to Launch” with Matthew McConaughey & Sarah Jessica Parker
A thirty something slacker suspects his parents of setting him up with his dream girl so he’ll finally vacate their home.
“Maid in Manhattan” with Jennifer Lopez
A woman (Lopez) takes a job as a chambermaid at a luxury hotel in New York. She meets and falls in love with a debonair heir to an America political dynasty (Fiennes), who mistakes her for a society woman. When her real identity is revealed, the truth sets in about the disparity of their lives.
“A little Bit of Heaven” ( be prepared for tears!) with Kate Hudson
Marley Corbett is young, beautiful, and wildly funny, but she’s afraid of opening herself up to true love and commitment. Though she uses her humor to prevent matters from getting serious, a life-changing visit to her doctor sends both of them on an eye-opening adventure of mutual discovery, leading to revelations neither thought possible.
“Hope Floats” with Sandra Bullock & Harry Connick Jr.
When her picture-perfect life comes crashing down around her, Birdee Pruitt must start over. With no place else to turn, the former beauty queen heads back home…to Smithville, Texas.
“Friends with Benefits” with Justin Timberlake & Mila Kunis
When two friends decide to try something new and take advantage of their mutual attraction without any emotional attachment, they soon realize romantic comedy stereotypes might exist for a reason.
“No Strings Attached” with Ashton Kutcher & Natalie Portman
Academy Award Winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Ashton Kutcher (What Happens in Vegas…) star in the hilarious hit comedy that takes a modern look at what happens when friends-in-need do the deed. Emma is a busy doctor who offers her best friend Adam an unconventional relationship with one rule: No Strings Attached. But when a fling becomes a thing, can sex friends stay best friends?
♥Katy from Slut Sistas recommends:
“Pearl Harbor” (a top fav) with Ben Affleck
Recreation of Pearl Harbor and the harrowing wartime aftermath.
“Top Gun” with Tom Cruise
Top Gun takes a look at the danger and excitement that awaits every pilot at the Navy’s prestigious fighter weapons school.
“Cocktail” with Tom Cruise
A young, ambitious New York bartender becomes the toast of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. But when he moves to Jamaica and finds true love, he gains a new perspective on his life.
“Dear John” with Channing Tatum & Amanda Seyfried
From the author of “The Notebook” comes DEAR JOHN a story of destiny that pushes young soldier, John Tyree and idealistic college student, Savannah Curtis together. When war tears them apart, will their endless stream of love letters be enough to keep them united?
♥FMA from Feeding My Addiction recommends:
“Pretty Woman” (all time favorite) with Richard Gere & Julia Roberts
A classic rags-to-riches love story.
“An Officer and a Gentleman” with Richard Gere & Debra Winger
Loner Zack Mayo (Richard Gere) enters Officer Candidate School to become a Navy pilot and in thirteen torturous weeks he learns the importance of discipline, love and friendship.
“Ghost” with Patrick Swayze & Demi Moore
Patrick Swayze plays a ghost who teams with a psychic (Academy-Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg) to uncover the truth behind his murder – and to rescue his sweetheart (Demi Moore) from a similar fate.
“Dirty Dancing” with Patrick Swayze & Jennifer Grey
Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances (‘Baby’) falls in love with the camp’s dancing teacher.
“Titanic” with Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet
Experience James Cameron’s Titanic like never before. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet shine in this unforgettable, epic love story. See why critics declare Titanic “a magnificent motion picture that remains spellbinding.”*Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
“Safe Haven” with Josh Duhamel
An affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman’s struggle to love again, Safe Haven is based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author behind the hit films The Notebook and Dear John.
“Gone with the Wind” with Thomas Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell’s epic American classic! The Civil War-era South comes alive with the pasionate story of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler.
♥Kim from Reading in the Red Room recommends:
“Catch & Release” (amazing movie) with Jennifer Garner
For a grieving fiancée, learning to love again requires the help of her late love’s three best friends.
♥Rachel from Rachel Reads Ravenously recommends:
“Sleepless in Seattle” with Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in an enchanting romance about a widower whose son convinces him to find new love and the woman who answers his call.
“You’ve Got Mail” with Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan
Neighborhood bookstore rivals unwittingly become e-mail pen pals in this charming remake of The Shop Around the Corner.
“Cruel Intentions” with Reese Witherspoon
Sarah Michelle Geller, Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon star in this steamy, stylish look at Manhattan’s posh youth and their wanton games of sexual manipulation.
“The Jane Austen Book Club” with Maria Bello
A terrific ensemble cast takes reading the classics to new heights of passion in this charming romantic comedy.
“The Lake House” with Keanu Reeves & Sandra Bullock
A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident, a frustrated architect.
“Never Been Kissed” with Drew Barrymore & David Arquette
A journalist enrolls in her old highschool as part of her research for a story.
“Something Borrowed” with Kate Hudson
Perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in the arms of the guy she’s had a crush on since law school… who just happens to be her best friend’s fiancé.
“Waitress” with Nathan Fillion
A small town waitress stuck in a lousy marriage finds love when an exciting out-of-towner enters her life.
“10 Things I Hate About You” with Heath Ledger & Julia Stiles
A family rule forbids a teenager from dating until her unpopular, rebellious, older sister gets a suitor of her own. Modern remake of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.”
Which of these have you watched?
What movies would you add to the list?