Posted April 17, 2012 by FilmJuice in Features
 
 

Romances


Whether they make us laugh, cry, or fall in love, everyone loves a great romantic film. With the release of The Lucky One on Wednesday 2nd May FilmJuice takes a look at the top ten romantic films of all time.

Whether they make us laugh, cry, or fall
in love, everyone loves a great romantic film.
With the release of The Lucky One on Wednesday 2nd May. FilmJuice
takes a look at the top ten romantic films of all time.

Dirty Dancing (1987)

It’s summertime and
Frances ‘baby’ Houseman (Jennifer Grey)
is on vacation with her family in the mountains. While on holiday she develops
a crush on her dance teacher Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) having watched him ‘dirty dancing’ at an
after-hours convention. Johnny’s dance partner falls pregnant leaving him
desperate for someone to fill her shoes and its here where Baby steps in. Johnny teaches Baby the routine that
we’ll never forget; cue the iconic lift along to ‘The Time of my Life’
aaaaaaaand roll credits.

Pretty Woman (1990)

Set in LA, Starring
Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, Pretty
Woman
is one of the highest grossing romantic comedies of all time. Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) plays the role of a businessman who loses his way on
Hollywood Boulevard. With no alternative, he asks prostitute Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) for directions. The
following day, he pays Vivian $3,000 to ‘accompany’ him for a week, ensuring
her that she can have access to all of his credit cards. Initially intended as
a pretty face to wow his clients, Edward falls in love with Vivian managing to
overcome his fear of heights by climbing up the fire escape of Vivian’s
apartment, with roses in hand (or teeth more specifically…), who said romance
is dead?

Beauty And The Beast (1991)

This timeless Disney
classic tells the story of a love that can break any boundaries. Belle, the
beautiful daughter of an eccentric inventor, has captured the hearts of all the
town’s men, including the outlandish Gaston. Belle, however, dreams of a life
of adventure and gets her wish after her father is captured by a terrifying
beast. She offers to take her father’s place and is doomed to spend the rest of
her life imprisoned in the Beast’s castle. Belle soon discovers there is much
more to the Beast than she first thought and grows to love him. Unknown to
Belle, the Beast is under a terrible curse and must love and be loved in return
to break the enchantment and become the dashing Prince he once was.

Forrest Gump (1994)

This much-loved tale
tells the story of Forrest Gump, a simple man, that leads a far from simple
life. From serving in Vietnam to founding the Bubba-Gump Shrimp Co., wherever
Forrest goes, life always seems to bring him back to Jenny, his childhood
friend and one true love. This heart-warming film takes us through the years
and tells, not only the story of his extraordinary life but, more importantly,
the story of his love for Jenny.

Notting Hill (1999)

Notting Hill was the
highest grossing British film released in 1999 and reunited the combination of
screenwriter Richard Curtis and actor Hugh
Grant
(from Four Weddings And A
Funeral
). Grant plays the role of recently divorced Will Thacker who takes
life day by day until Hollywood actress Anna (Julia Roberts) drops in to his
bookshop to buy a book. Soon after setting eyes on Anna, Will bumps into her on
the street, spilling his orange juice all over her midriff! Will invites her
back to his to ‘get changed’ which scores him a kiss and sets in motion their
mutual attraction.

Titanic (1997)

Recently re-released in
3D, the 2nd highest grossing film of all time is back! Starring a baby-faced Leonardo Di Caprio and the beautiful Kate Winslet, there’s undeniably
something magical about Titanic. Much like the Notebook, the relationship
between Jack and Rose in Titanic is between individuals from opposite ends of
the spectrum. Jack is a self-professed artist, who scores his ticket onboard
the Titanic by winning a game of Poker. Rose on the other hand, is engaged to
upper class Caledon Nathan, heir to a steel fortune. Jack does eventually win
Rose, over but why oh why can’t that wall panel have supported both of their
weight?

There’s Something about Mary (1998)

There’s something about
Mary tells the story of Ted (Ben Stiller),
still infatuated with his high school crush Mary (Cameron Diaz). Their previous date concluded with Ted having a
shockingly painfully and equally embarrassing zipper incident. Fast-forward 13
years and Ted is determined to win over his high school crush by hiring a spy
to track her down. Unfortunately for
Ted, his spy also falls madly in love with Mary. Cue some major competition!

Lost In Translation (2003)

Directed by Sophia Coppola, daughter of Francis Ford Coppola, Lost In
Translation yet again puts together a couple that you could never foresee. This
isn’t quite Beauty And The Beast, but it’s not far off. (No offence Bill, but
surely even you know Scarlett is out of your league.) Sophia tells the tale of
an ageing actor and a young college graduate who meet in a plush Tokyo hotel.
Both are struggling with their marriages and unsure if they have made the
correct decisions in life. The awkward age gap between them plays havoc with
their natural chemistry. This is a complex love tale that won Scarlet Johanssen
Best Actress in a leading role at the BAFTAs. We can’t recommend it enough!

The Notebook (2004)

A staple of every
female’s DVD collection … and a guilty pleasure for most men… The Notebook is
Based on Nicholas Spark’s novel of the same name. Set in the 1940’s, it follows
the relationship of Noah Calhoun (Ryan
Gosling
) and Allie Hamilton (Rachel
McAdams
). Noah’s efforts to win over the beautiful and wealthy Allie
initially seem futile, but charm and persistence spur a summer of love. The
Notebook is undoubtedly the performance which put Gosling in the limelight and
captured the hearts of teenage girls as well as most women…

500 Days Of Summer (2009)

This clever and quirky
tale is not a love story but a film of boy meets girl. The boy, Tom, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, meets his one
true love in the form of Summer (the lovely Zooey Deschanel) but there’s just one small problem. Summer doesn’t
believe in true love. 500 Days of Summer sees the traditional roles of love
reversed when it’s the boy who is forced to move on and find a way to mend his
broken heart.

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