I'm really picky when it comes to romantic movies.
I prefer them clean and it's really hard to find those kind of romance movies these days.
Nowadays, romantic movies are chock full of butts, boobs, and beds.
I was bored one day and decided to google the top romance movies of all time.
You have got to be kidding me.
One list had Brokeback Mountain on it.
I was, in fact, so disgusted by all of the lists that I came across that I decided to make my own. I decided to call it The Top 16 Clean Romance Movies of All Time, well, because I couldn't think of anymore to make it an even top 20.
Now, my list might be different from most people.
I said I was picky.
First, I don't like b***** women. That scratches out a whole pile of popular movies. One of them being Gone With The Wind. Does anyone besides me want to smack that woman?
Second, I don't like it when the couple end up in bed together. Uh, I don't really need to know, thankyouverymuch.
Third, in many movies these days, the main characters have gay friends. Uh, I don't think so.
So, this list is going to be of the movies that are MY favorite and happen to be clean enough for me which also means there may be some kissing in these.
You have been warned.
So, here goes in no particular order:
Roman Holiday- Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck
The Lake House- Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves
Sleepless in Seattle- Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan
Casablanca- Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman- a classic!
While You Were Sleeping- Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman
You've Got Mail- Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan
Becoming Jane- Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy
Sense & Sensibility- Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson- superb acting
Pride and Prejudice- Colin Firth- the one with Keira Knightley is nice because the acting by the guy was really good, but Keira rubs me the wrong way- she comes across as too mean.
My Fair Lady- Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn- the screenplay is a riot. It would be considered politically incorrect these days. That's probably one of the reasons why I like it so much. So funny.
Always- Holly Hunter
Ever After- Drew Barrymore- English accents in France. Yeah, I don't get it, either, but it is a clean romance at least.
Wuthering Heights- Ralph Fiennes and Juliet Binoche- the musical score is beautiful.
Jane Eyre- William Hurt- the best version I've seen.
Gigi- Leslie Caron- I always end up speaking in a French accent after watching this movie. It's so fun.
Bringing Up Baby- Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant- the relationship of the characters smacks of mine and Doc's. I always laugh my head off. A true romantic comedy. In fact, the best.
So, there you have it, people. Now, it's time to order/buy that special DVD, pop some popcorn, grab your favorite blanket along with your guy, and settle in for some mindless entertainment.....unless he's like my guy.
The kind of guy who makes comments throughout the movie like, "Well, isn't that nice?" or "Kissy, kissy, kissy," or "Pulease," or...well, you get the drift.
Then comes the time when you must kick out said guy and be content with watching the movie by yourself.
Because then you'll get some peace and quiet.
So, what's your favorite?
UPDATE: ***People! How could I forget The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates, and The Princess Bride?! That takes it to 19, so in order to make it an even 20, I'll put in Striving's suggestion Bed of Roses. Thanks! So, the title is now The Top 20!