Feb 22 2013 8:04am

What Romance Film is the Best?

The Academy Awards are this weekend, and everyone's got their thoughts on what should win.

While we're not film pundits, we are romance experts, so the question this morning is: if there were an Academy Award given for Best Romance Film, what should it be? Share your nominations in comments.

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Jamie Brenner
1. jamieloganbrenner
Love that you used a still shot from Mr. and Mrs. Smith. That movie gets my vote. Going back a few decades...Flashdance. That ending gets me every time (the dog, the flowers...come on) Also, You've Got Mail (yes, I'm a sap at heart. But they had me at books and the Upper West Side).
Least romantic: Damage and Closer.
Megan Frampton
2. MFrampton
I loved Closer, but yes, totally agree it is NOT romantic!

For me, I think Moonstruck probably gets my vote. I love all parts of that film.
Jena Briars
3. CutMyTeethOnKleypas
All-Time = The Princess Bride
Foreign = Cinema Paradiso
Oddball = Lars and the Real Girl
B&W = Roman Holiday
For Dudes = She's Out of My League
Jena Briars
4. CutMyTeethOnKleypas
@MFrampton - YES, Moonstruck! "A wolf without a foot!" I love that movie.
Jamie Brenner
5. jamieloganbrenner
@MFrampton - Okay...Titanic. There. I said it. I hope this is a "safe" place to admit that I still tear up at that song.
Megan Frampton
6. MFrampton
@jamieloganbrenner: We don't judge here (well, not much). I have yet to see Titanic (I know!), but it is romantic, that's for sure.
7. wsl0612
I agree The Princess Bride should win!
And although I am not a big Nicholas Sparks' fan my mom made me see the movie where Gena Rowlands had alzheimer's, was that The Notebook? I thought that was romantic, but really most because of Gena and "Maverick" ;-)
Julia Broadbooks
8. juliabroadbooks
The Last of the Mohicans. It gets bonus points for the soundtrack. Or for something funnier, I've always adored 10 Things I Hate About You.

I love Casablanca - and I'll cop to Titanic too - but I want my HEA.
Heather Waters
9. HeatherWaters
@juliabroadbooks -- I adore the soundtrack to Last of the Mohicans too. "The Kiss" and "Promontory" end up in lots of my playlists.
10. ksb36
Room with a View.

Jamie Brenner
11. jamieloganbrenner
@MeganFrampton MEGAN!! You have some homework for next week when your novel is finished.
@Juliabroadbooks - I hear you re: HEA.
12. pamelia
"The Last of the Mohicans" for sure! That kiss! That avowal: "No matter where you go I will find you." MELTING!
"Moonstruck" too I just love to bits.
I also have to confess that I adore both "Overboard" and "Coming to America" -- my '80s tacky inner-child sometimes takes over!
Carmen Pinzon
13. bungluna
I love "For Love of The Game" with Kevin Costner. Romance and baseball, what more could one ask for?
Carmen Pinzon
15. bungluna
@Megaera - I fell in love with Dennis Quaid on that one, but I never thought of it as romantic. I'll have to go and rewatch it. :-D
16. Kini
Icutmyteeth- FINALLY someone who appreciates the beauty that was Lars and the Real Girl. That movie was underated and I think a lot of people got the wrong impression because of the "real girl" doll that was used. Anyone who loved Ryan Gosling in The Notebook will love Lars even more!
Janis Clark
18. maliamartin
Sabrina - the remake with Harrison Ford. Come on - you've got Harrison in his prime, Paris, love, romance, did I mention Harrison. When I need romance I more often then not pull this out. Also, Crazy, Stupid Love - the Dirty Dancing scene - so romantic. Could you imagine running into a special someone and having them lift you up like that while the song is playing - sigh.
Patricia Wilkerson
19. Proofreaderpat
Notorius with Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant.That final scene where Cary rescues Ingrid from the nazi's house gets me every time.
Rakisha Kearns-White
20. BrooklynShoeBabe
An Officer and a Gentlemen--It came on TV last week and I hadn't seen it in about ten years. Still holds up and I still get choked up at the end--seen several times.

In the Mood for Love--a beautiful and touching Hong Kong movie from 2000.

A Walk to Remember

Sabrina (the original)
22. JBeck
Oh...Cinema Paradiso IS one of the all-time most romantic movies. Especially when the grown up "Toto" watches the spliced kiss scenes near the end of the movie.

No one mentioned Out Of Africa, but I always found it to be heartbreakingly romantic (in a sad way).

When Harry Met Sally was also romantic, with those cute married couples telling their stories, and the best friends turned lovers ending.
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