Saturday, March 13, 2010

World's Best Romance Films

The world's best romance films, those without comedy Films in gold won Best Picture Oscars® (* = new additions)

  • A Room With a View (also in Romantic Comedy)
  • A Town Like Alice (mini-series)
  • A Very Long Engagement [photo rt]
  • The Age of Innocence
  • An Education * [photo top]
  • Atonement
  • Bad Timing, a Sexual Obsession
  • Brideshead Revisited (mini-series)
  • Casablanca
  • Children of a Lesser God
  • The Crying Game
  • Dangerous Liaisons
  • Days of Heaven
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • Hannah and Her Sisters (also Romantic Comedy)
  • Heat and Dust
  • House of Games
  • Il Postino
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • My Brilliant Career
  • The Namesake *
  • Now, Voyager *
  • Out of Africa
  • The Road Home
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Sex, Lies and Videotape
  • Shall We Dance? (Japan)
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Tess
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Under the Sun * (Sweden)
  • Wings of the Dove
  • Women in Love
  • Zelary * (Czech Republic) [photo rt]

I had to include the incomparable Brideshead Revisited here, even though it was a PBS / Masterpiece Theater for television, and about 8 hrs long (it also made Jeremy Irons a star). Laurence Olivier, who won an Emmy, was in both that and Love Among the Ruins. The Australian film Walkabout was the first DVD I ever ordered. Also Australian, A Town Like Alice was also a PBS mini-series, but only 4 hours.


moviesandsongs365 said...

How about 'Letter from an unknown woman' ?, or Before sunrise/Before sunset ?
Yimou Zhangs 'The road home', also a gem. How about J. Cameron's Titanic? All of these would make my list.

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Grant said...

Your list is has a good variety for best romantic films. I would add Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button but otherwise excellent choices.

Jose Sinclair said...

Grant- Eternal Sunshine is on my Romantic Comedy list.. admittedly brilliant, it won an Oscar for Charles Kaufman's screenplay..

If you like his films, check out Synedoche, New York - complex and serious, yet another world of Kaufman's creation

Anonymous said...

The top 25 romantic movies about love, dating, and relationships - perfect films to cuddle up to when you're in the mood for romance.

Anonymous said...

It is a nice list, but how about memoirs of a geisha, i practically cried while watching the film.