Truly Romantic Movies - More Than Just Boy Meets Girl and a Happy ending!

by Paul Astin | Jan 17, 2017
UninvitedThe Uninvited
On the coast of Cornwall is a beautiful house with a tragic story. A beautiful woman falls off the cliff leaving her young daughter, Stella (Gail Russell). Several years later, the new owners of the house are haunted by a ghost who moans and cries. Stella is convinced the ghost is her mother. Roderick (Ray Milland), the owner of the house, becomes more attracted to Stella as they unravel the mystery.
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ApartmentThe Apartment (1960)
C.C. Baxter and Fran Kubelik find each other on a New York elevator. They both work for the same insurance company. She is the elevator operator. He is an insurance adjuster. She is involved with one of the company's executives. He lends his apartment to the executives for trysts. One night he comes home to find Miss Kubelik unconscious with an empty bottle of sleeping pills. Could any romance begin this way? Jack Lemmon and Shirley Maclaine's memorable performances and famous last scene puts this film on everyone's top ten romance list.
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NotoriousNotorious (1946)
Alfred Hitchcock's tale of Nazi intrigue in South America stars Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant. Alicia Huberman is recruited by U.S. Intelligence to spy on a cell of Nazis who have a scret which just might win the war. T.R. Devlin is her handler. How far will she go to find out the secret? How far will he let her go? What an ending!
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StrictlyBallroomStrictly Ballroom (1992)
"Can you dance the pasa doble?" asks Fran's father. Scott Hastings, considered one of the best Australian ballroom dancers, smiles and says, "Yes." That night he learns that dancing is not about the steps but the heart, and Fran is the perfect partner. As the son of ballroom dancers, Scott is expected to use the steps authorized by the Ballroom Confederation, but with Fran in his arms doing "your own steps" just might be possible.
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RoomWithViewA Room with a View (1985)
Florence, Italy is the backdrop to this romance based on the book by E.M. Forster. Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) is vacationing in Florence with her mother's friend, Charlotte Bartlett, acting as chaperone. Mr Emerson and his son, George, arrive at the same hotel. When the Emerson's find out that Miss Honeychurch does not have a room with a view, they offer to exchange rooms. Lucy and George circle around each other. The electricity is there, but Lucy has already decided on the course of her life and the proper husband for her station, Cecil Vyse. A single kiss sends Lucy home to Surrey and Cecil. However, for George the kiss was a beginning not an ending.
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Other romantic titles worth considering (click on title to check catalog for availability):
Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland
Much Ado about Nothing (1993) Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh
Say Anything (1989) John Cusack, Ione Skye
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet
It Happened One Night (1934) Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert
Something New (2006) Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker