The Academy Awards–yawn–are this Sunday. I have seen just one of the films nominated for Best Picture and hardly any of the other films whose sets, actors, songs, and special effects have led to their nominations. (I do love, the next day, looking at the outfits!) It will shock absolutely no one that not a single romantic film–OK, there is a lovely romance in Top Gun: Maverick, but it’s a very small part of the story–is nominated.
Neither would make it in to my romance film hall of fame, but they were fun, well-done, and reasonably smart. What, you ask would be in my romantic film hall of fame?
My favorite teen love story is a tie between 1o Things I Hate About You and Say Anything. I’ve seen each film at least four times and I never tire of either. (I do tear up when Heath Ledger marches about the stadium–he is so missed.)
My favorite break your heart love story is The Way We Were. Just hearing the song makes me tear up.
Other favorites are The Big Sick, The Notebook, Notting Hill, About Time, and Bend It Like Beckham.
And the film I’d give my Best Romantic Movie Ever award to: Moonstruck. To me, it is perfect.
How about you? What romantic films would you award your Best ofs to?