14. THE BIG SICK
The true story of how comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily Gordon, met and fell in love. It deals with culture clashes, defying family expectations, and a mysterious illness that forces the pair to realize how important they are to each other. Funny and touching.
“Can you imagine a world in which we end up together?”
13. PUNCH DRUNK LOVE
This Paul Thomas Anderson film is a strange and oddly sweet love story of a lonely man with social anxiety who finds a woman who can match him.
“I have a love in my life. It makes me stronger than anything you can imagine.”
12. PRETTY IN PINK
This John Hughes classic will remind you of the flutters of first love, and the drama of high school. It aptly deals with social class, true friendship, and bravely “going for it.”
” I know I’m old enough to be his mother, but when the Duck laid that kiss on me last night, I swear my thighs just went up in flames! He must practice on melons or something.”
11. CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
When mushy isn’t your style and you prefer action-packed love. Ang Lee’s story of two master warriors fighting for justice. Deeply romantic, breathtaking fight scenes, and set against the gorgeous 19th-century China.
“I’ve already wasted my whole life. I want to tell you with my last breath…I have always loved you. I would rather be a ghost, drifting by your side… as a condemned soul… than enter heaven without you.”
10. DIRTY DANCING
What 17 year old girl doesn’t want an unbelievably attractive, slightly older man to teach her to dance, and is willing to stand up to her father? Actually, what 40 year old woman doesn’t want that? 😉
“Nobody puts Baby in the corner.”
9. THE NOTEBOOK
A poor man, and a rich young woman fall in love and are separated by war, and social difference. He never stops thinking of her and it is clear their love is anything but over. The movie oscillates between 1940 and present day.
“You are, and always have been, my dream.”
A 37 year old Italian-American widow living with her parents in New York agrees to marry her boyfriend and then falls in love with his brother. Hilarious, sweet, and inspirational for those looking for their second chance at love.
“Twice I took the name of the Lord in vain, once I slept with the brother of my fiancee, and once I bounced a check at the liquor store,
but that was really an accident.”
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are former lovers who find each other again in Casablanca at the beginning of WWII.
A captivating, romantic wartime love story.
“We’ll always have Paris.”
6. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
Considered the BEST romantic comedy of all time tells the story of a 12 year-long friendship of Harry and Sally and attempts to answer the question, “can men and women actually be friends?”
“I’ll have what she’s having.”
5. SAY ANYTHING
A coming of age story about an underachiever who falls madly in love with the valedictorian of their high school. A sweet and funny love story, and a top notch supporting cast.
“She’s gone. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.”
An Ireland street musician and a Czech immigrant collaborate and compose songs telling of their blossoming love.
“Everybody deserves something good in there life. At least once.”
3. THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
1757 Colonial America amid the French and Indian war this movie tells the story of the last of the Mohicans and the British colonel daughters who are kidnapped. Historical, impossibly romantic, and action-packed.
“You be strong, you survive… You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you.”
2. STILL MINE
Based on a true story, an elderly man fights local authorities to build his wife a new home that will better suit her health needs. Compelling, intelligent, quick witted, the portrait of a man who is true to his word. The story refuses to pity the aging characters and instead shows them as humans – flawed, and beautiful. May we all be cared for and loved like this.
Craig: Remember when we met?
Irene: Yes, of course. You were drunk.
Craig: No, I wasn’t drunk. Tipsy.
Irene: You threw up on my sister.
Craig: I ate something that didn’t agree with me.
Irene: A glass of whiskey is what you ate.
1.THE PRINCESS BRIDE
A fairy tale based on William Goldman’s novel of the same name tells the story of a beautiful young woman and her one true love as they battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin. Hilarious, sweet, and very quotable. And yes, I wanted to marry Westley. Still kind of do.
“As you wish.”