Friday, February 13, 2009

Romantic Movies

There are few better ways to celebrate Valentine's Day than cuddled up with your loved one or a group of girlfriends on the couch, watching the ultimate romantic classics. Need inspiration? Here are some movies worth staying home for.

"Annie Hall"
The look. The laughs. The lobsters. Woody Allen and Diane Keaton were never more loveable.

"The Apartment"
A fallen woman (Shirley MacLaine) gets her man and a happy ending. Hardly anyone ever gets that.

"Babette's Feast"
Stephane Audran shows dour Danes the way to gourmet heaven.

"Breakfast at Tiffany's"
Love is a Cracker Jack ring engraved at Tiffany's. Audrey Hepburn is gorgeous. Cat was damn cute, too.

"Brief Encounter"
Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard -- both married, but not to each other -- meet and fall in love, and part. People were still noble in 1945.

"Bull Durham"
Two hunks -- Tim Robbins and Kevin Costner -- for her. A very sexy Susan Sarandon and baseball for him.

"Desk Set"
Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, middle-aged but still hot, never sparred any better than this.

"Dr. Zhivago"
Sappy balalaika music and a never-ending parade of fur fashions.

"Harold and Maude"
Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon are the oddest couple of all, but somehow it's still strangely romantic.

"Like Water for Chocolate"
The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

"A Man in Love"
Two words: Peter Coyote. Two more: Greta Scacchi.

Boys will be boys, and so was a young Hugh Grant.

Love at first sight. Puccini, too.

"An Officer and a Gentleman"
Richard Gere literally carries away his love. Everyone should be so lucky.

Audrey Hepburn must choose between Humphrey Bogart and William Holden. Nice work if you can get it.

"Splendor in the Grass"
Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty. Of course it was splendid.

Nastassia Kinski eats strawberries better than anyone.

"Waterloo Bridge"
A luminescent Vivien Leigh and a fabulous fade-out.

"When Harry Met Sally"
We'll have what Meg Ryan is having.

"Wuthering Heights"
Years later, you will still remember Laurence Olivier on the moors, shouting, "Cathy! Cathy!"

{Source: Martha Stewart}

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