More serious responses from me:
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Moulin Rouge (okay, it's a little over the top)
- 500 Days of Summer
- When Harry Met Sally
- Wall-E / Up
- The Princess Bride
- Groundhog Day
- While You Were Sleeping
- My Best Friend's Wedding [this is one of my faves ever]
- Easy A
- Edward Scissorhands
- Like Crazy
- The 40-Year Old Virgin
- Crazy Stupid Love
I kinda like "realistic" romances or funny ones, not the conventional chick flicks. Most movies branded as "romances" are on my "worst movies evah" list.
I also have a stupid affection for "50 First Dates." It's not really a great movie, but it's kind of sweet. I'm surprised I like it.
Originally Posted by Rocco
Not much into movies at all, but I was really impressed with a psychological romance called Closer. It's a great movie to help work out your theory of mind; the characters' plans and motives are never totally clear, but still felt very realistic.
And there's a scene where Natalie Portman plays a stripper.
Lol. I wouldn't necessarily call that a "romance," it's more like "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?" in that the four cast members all kind of abuse and manipulate each other until everything sifts out and you see who is left standing.
Natalie Portman gives one of the best performances of her career. I have said before that, without a good director, she tends to float in circles but with a good director she can be stunning... and this (along with Black Swan) are two movies where she does some amazing against-type work.
It was a pretty blunt movie. Wow. And great acting. Julia Roberts was probably the weakest, and she wasn't bad. Now I want to watch it again. Great opening music/sequence too.