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and what do you think of THIS list?

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JUST ONE LOOK Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in Holiday.

Any list of the most romantic movies—this one narrowed to movies in the English language—is going to draw sighs and harrumphs over beloved films left off. Quite a few unforgettable love stories are in movies that don’t comfortably fit the category (Gone with the Wind, for instance), and the contemporary rom-com, while classifiably romantic, can seem as slight as the dandelion—a sunny flowering, a puffball dispersed on a breeze.

Movies that reach the romantic pantheon often have more at stake than a trip to the altar and don’t always end up happily. Some invoke the archetypes of myth and fairy tale, diving into the deeper imaginative realms of high Romanticism, a movement enamored of mystery and nature untamed. Others are modeled on the literary “romance,” a centuries-old genre of narrative fiction that combines adventure, idealism, and courtly love, as exemplified by King Arthur and his Round Table.


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It would be fun to buy all these and see them over a period of a few weeks and decide which was number one.

or even request them thru your local library (they can do ILL's ..interlibrary loans from libraries that have them) or netflix?

I have to say the ONLY ones I agree with on THIS list is Ghost, Officer and a Gentleman, An Affair to Remember, Love Story,  and I can think of LOTS of other not mentioned that are more ROMANTIC.




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