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What is the world's most romantic movie ever?

Asked by mazingerz88 (21428points) April 29th, 2011

Maybe not just your own personal favorite but a romantic film you think could be the world’s greatest. Any cited foreign movie not of Hollywood mold would be very desirable as well.

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yankeetooter's avatar

Out of Africa

mazingerz88's avatar

@yankeetooter Nice one. I do recall that scene when they were flying on that plane as the musical score soared along with them in the clouds…

lillycoyote's avatar

I’m not going to say “most romantic movie ever” but one of my favorites and one of the first ones that popped into my head is Truly, Madly, Deeply, but I really have the hots for Alan Rickman so that may bias me. Some more will pop into my head when I start thinking about it.

mazingerz88's avatar

@lillycoyote bet you gunned for him in Die Hard didn’t you? Indeed, Truly, Madly, Deeply though odd is quite the romantic flick.

lillycoyote's avatar

@mazingerz88 I didn’t exactly want him to win in Die Hard but I wasn’t really happy to see him plummet to his death and… Truly, Madly, Deeply… what could be more romantic than a love that endures beyond death and a man who loves his woman enough to set her free to find love again so she doesn’t spend her life alone and grieving. That’s why one of my guilty pleasures in the romance movie department is Steven Speilberg’s Always

and in the kind of offbeat romance department one of my very favorite films, for many reasons is Wim Wender’s Wings of Desire. Bruno Ganz’ character gave up his anglehood for the woman he loved.

mazingerz88's avatar

@lillycoyote there’s an interesting thread of men in romantic movies expressing their love beyond death, dare I mention Ghost? Now there is one movie list I’d like to see. Thanks for mentioning a movie I have not heard of before and could check out now.

oh I see, just clicked on the link and so I take this is the film that inspired Hollywood to do that Nicholas Cage and Meg Ryan movie right?

KateTheGreat's avatar

The Human Centipede.

mazingerz88's avatar

@KatetheGreat Hmm…haven’t seen that one but why do I get the feeling it may not be “that” kind of romantic flick? Tsk, could be the title.

KateTheGreat's avatar

@mazingerz88 Eh. It’s a matter of opinion. And there is a method to my madness. You see, a lot of romantic films are completely cheesy. The Notebook, for instance, makes me want to throw up from how disgustingly cheesy it is. A disgusting horror movie provides a chance for you to cuddle up to your sweetie and pretend to be scared. ;)

mazingerz88's avatar

@KatetheGreat now that is a question worth asking, what movie recommendations to see guaranteed to get you in a romantic mood with somebody regardless of genre!

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I’m not sure, only because romance isn’t really my favorite genre. Usually I end up rolling my eyes at the screen, even if the movie has excellent reviews. Just not my cup of tea. Personally, I’ll say Natural Born Killers. Unconventional, I know, but the underlying love story always struck me as exceptionally sweet.
Movies like “The Notebook” make me want to claw out my eyes. Honestly.

KateTheGreat's avatar

@mazingerz88 Indeed. You have to think outside of the box!

ucme's avatar

Debbie Does Dallas. Done with such sentiment & feeling, I went through a whole box of tissues watching that movie. In the end I was really quite a wreck….beautiful, just beautiful :¬(

ragingloli's avatar

Toradora.
(well, it is a series, not a movie, but whatever. great kiss at the end, too)

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Nekromantik. Boy and girl meets dead body.

dxs's avatar

I hate romance movies, but some one that I have seen and is a classic is “The Notebook”, as many have previously said. For plays which are technically also in movie form, so don’t call me out for being off-topic :P, “Romeo and Juliet” by Shakespeare is a classic along with “Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Kardamom's avatar

Sense and Sensibility or Lost In Translation

LukeFonFabre's avatar

Wall-e, very simple movie, yet most emotional film.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Ohh, yes, I love Wall-E.

yankeetooter's avatar

Love both of those, @Kardamom!

mazingerz88's avatar

One Fine Day with George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer

Kardamom's avatar

@LukeFonFabre I actually wept during Wall-E. That was so sweet.

Of course The Sound of Music is pretty dang romantic too. That scene with Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews in the gazebo takes my breath away every time I see it.

Another good one that is both hilarious and romantic (and features an older couple) is Something’s Gotta Give with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton.

Oh and don’t forget Becoming Jane with Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy.

yankeetooter's avatar

@Kardamom You have great taste! I love the Nicholson movie, and I could watch that scene from The Sound of Music over and over…haven’t seen the last movie you listed, but now I’ll have to make a point to watch it…

Kardamom's avatar

@yankeetooter You will love Becoming Jane! James McAvoy is so handsome that I almost wet myself. And Anne Hathaway is marvelous and beautiful as ever. Plus this movie has a whole lotta bittersweet going on, so make sure you got a hankie.

If you liked Something’s Gotta Give, then I bet you will equally enjoy It’s Complicated with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin. It’s also very sweet, with some of the most hilarious scenes I’ve ever watched.

And another good one, with kind of a weepy ending and an unlikely pairing is Shopgirl with Steve Martin and Claire Danes. Steve Martin also plays a very sweet man in It’s Complicated. Go Steve Martin!

I don’t really love It’s a Wonderful Life, but the scene between James Stewart and Donna Reed, where they’re both listening in on the same phone line, whilst talking to DR’s boyfriend is super romantic! You can see it here

yankeetooter's avatar

Just watched the clip, @Kardamom…Wow!

_zen_'s avatar

As Good as it Gets and a distant second – Fantastic Four.

mazingerz88's avatar

@Cruiser in that regard I put forward Beauty and the Beast

mazingerz88's avatar

Splash ( ahh, just could not get over the 80’s darn it! )

That scene where Darryl Hannah says to Tom Hanks he is the reason why she came was just priceless!

dxs's avatar

@Cruiser I used to love that movie when I was younger! I gave you “Lurve” for reminding me!

markylit's avatar

I have quite a few movies in mind. But the one really stands out is the Korean movie The Classic. I simply love this movie. I think it’s a must watch.

_zen_'s avatar

Ghost came to mind.

lillycoyote's avatar

I didn’t mention this one,A Town Like Alice , based on Neville Shute’s novel, at first because it’s not a film, it’s a 5 hour T.V. miniseries that I believe was first broadcast in the U.S. by PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre, but, it may actually be my favorite filmed romance of all time. If you like the book you won’t be disappointed in this filmed version. There have been others but I haven’t seen them so I can’t compare them. It’s difficult to find but I’ve probably see it 4 or 5 times. Right now the only place I can find it, without hunting down a hard copy, is on youtube. It’s in 20 parts and the picture quality isn’t all that good but I still love it.

Schroedes13's avatar

IMO, it’s The Adjustment Bureau!

mazingerz88's avatar

@Schroedes13 That one really got to you huh? Ah, the theme of love conquers all and through all sorts of “doors” and yes even, “time” will do just the trick. Which reminds me, have you seen Somewhere In Time yet? : )

Schroedes13's avatar

@mazingerz88 Ya, I really enjoy movies about the idea of fate/destiny/love finding a way. What Dreams May Come is another wonderful one.

mazingerz88's avatar

@Schroedes13 Oh that one is a visual feast, though rather dreary in some parts. But, yes it’s not bad at all imo. Guess it was inspired by Orpheus’ attempt to get back Eurydice?

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