Monday, February 14, 2011

Lasso the Moon: A Cinephile's Top Ten Love Movie List

Yes, yes. Valentines shmalentines. But I've given in.

According to (a good url for those aiming to climb the old google rankings), the best six are, in order: Titanic, The Notebook, Pearl Harbor, 50 First Dates, Pretty Woman and Twilight.

Need I even comment? Need I even cry, or possibly wretch, all over my computer screen? And I even enjoyed a couple of those titles. But The Notebook? Pearl Harbor? Why must love stories inspire such cheese? Now, to be fair, you can find a solid, if predictably rather dated love movie list according to the folks at AFI. The top ten in their long list of love movies don't, however, include a flick more recent than 1973. Yikes!

Thus my hopefully up-to-date but not cheese-ball list. Cause a great love story need not be a piece of crap movie. 

Note: these aren't necessarily comedies (in fact only three are), they certainly don't all have Cinderella endings and one of them is even usually described as a baseball movie (albeit one of the two best baseball movies ever).

Happy Hallmark Greeting Card holiday.

My Top Ten Picks for Best Love Movie
1. It's a Wonderful Life
2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3. In the Mood for Love
4. Never Let Me Go
5. High Fidelity
6. Breakfast at Tiffany's
7. Bull Durham
8. Casablanca
9. Sliding Doors
10. When Harry Met Sally


  1. I'm happy that I've seen six of your top 10! I've been meaning to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" so I'll get to that really soon. In fact, I'm going to attempt to watch all four that I haven't seen on your list!

  2. Too kind, Reina-chan. "It's a Wonderful Life" is probably my favourite movie of all time. This is about as original as saying that I like the Beatles it's such a popular movie with so many, but there you have it. Who cares about being original when a movie is as beautiful as IAWL is. Do see it. That good!


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