the romantic movies list


My mom and I love old period movies.  Here's an incomplete list of Regency, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and some post Edwardian movies. We love to feast our eyes on the dresses, hats, umbrellas, carriages, old brick mansions/houses, open fields, and the dresses ! Did I mention we heart the dresses ?  One of my bucket list item is to have a Victorian themed photo shoot with my hubby !  Now, how to convince him to wear tight pants ....

A Christmas Carol 1999
A Little Princess 1995 
A Midsummer's Night Dream 1999
The Affair of the Necklace 2001
Age of Innocence 1993
An Ideal Husband 1999
Anna and the King 1999
Anna Karenina 1997
Anna Karenina 2012
Anne of Green Gables 1985 TV Mini Series
Anne of Avonlea the sequel 1987 TV Mini Series
As You Like It 2006
Bleak House 2005
The Buccaneers 1995
Cold Mountain 2003
Cousin Bette 1998
Cranford 2007
The Crimson Petal and the White 2011
Dangerous Liaisons 1988
Daniel Deronda 2002
Desperate Romantics 2009
The Dutchess 2008
Emma 2009 TV Mini Series
Emma 1996 TV Movie w/Kate Beckinsale
Emma 1996 Movie w/Gwyneth Paltrow
Far from the Madding Crowd 1998
The Forsyte Saga 2002
The Four Feathers 2002
Gangs of New York 2002
The Glass Virgin 1995
The Governess 1998
Gone With the Wind 1939
Great Expectations 1998
Great Expectations 1999
Great Expectations 2012
The Illusionist 2006
The Importance of Being Earnest 2002
Jane Eyre 2006 TV Mini Series
Jane Eyre 2011
Jude 1996
Lark Rise to Candleford 2008 TV Mini Series
Les Misérables 2012
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby 1982, 2001
Lillie 1978
Lincoln 2012
Little Dorrit 2008
Little Lord Fauntleroy 1995
Little Women 1994
Madame Bovary 2000
Mansfield Park 2007 TV Movie
Marie Antoinette 2006
The Mayor of Casterbridge 2003
The Mill on the Floss 1997
Middlemarch 1994
Millie 1997
Miss Julie 1999
Miss Potter 2006
Moulin Rouge 2001
Mrs. Brown 1997
Nicholas Nickleby 2002
North and South 2004
Northanger Abbey 2007 TV Movie
The Old Curiosity Shop 2007
Oliver Twist 2007
Our Mutual Friend 1998
Persuasion 1995
Persuasion 1995 TV Movie
Pride and Prejudice 2005
The Phantom of the Opera 2004
The Piano 1993
The Portrait of a Lady 1996
The Prestige 2006
The Secret Garden 1993
The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton 2006
Sense and Sensibility 1995
The Sign of Four 2001
Silk 2007
Sommersby 1993
The Song of the Lark 2000
Tess of the D'Urbervilles 1998
Tess of the D'Urbervilles 2008
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall 1996
True Grit 2010
True Women 1997
Twelfth Night 1996
Under the Greenwood Tree 2005
Vanity Fair 2004
Victoria and Albert 2001 
Washington Square 1997
The Way We Live Now 2001
Wives and Daughters 1999 TV Mini Series
The Woman in White 1997
Wuthering Heights 2009 TV Movie
Wuthering Heights 2011
Young Sherlock Holmes 1985
The Young Victoria 2009


I heart Mr. Darcy ! I don't know any romantic that doesn't love Mr. Darcy.  It's a prerequisite :-)  The man has a cold tough prideful exterior but underneath them is a warm generous kind heart.  Ahhhh...Mr. Darcy.  I like Colin Firth playing that role the most.  I happened to marry a Collin too, but with 2 L :-)  He's mine Mr. Darcy !!!  I used to memorize many of Darcy's lines in Pride and Prejudice but now with 2 babes, those lines escaped my brain, leaving rooms for stuff like, no homo milk before 1 year old, introduce nuts slowly, eat the color of the rainbow !  important kids stuff like that :-) 

Here's a list of Jane Austen's movies and inspired movies:

Austenland 2013
Becoming Jane 2012
Bridget Jone's Diary 2001
Bridget Jone's: the Edge of Reason 2004
Emma 2009 TV Mini Series
Emma 1996 TV Movie w/Kate Beckinsale
Emma 1996 Movie w/Gwyneth Paltrow
Jane Eyre 2006 TV Mini Series
Jane Eyre 201
The Jane Austen Book Club 2012
Lost in Austen 2008
Mansfield Park 2007 TV Movie
Northanger Abbey 2007 TV Movie
Persuasion
1995
Persuasion 1995 TV Movie
Pride and Prejudice 2005
Sense and Sensibility 1995



Whenever time permits, I love to sit down to a good romantic movie. I have a few favorites that I watch over and over again, like Amelie, Dear Frankie, The Lake House, Under the Tuscan Sun, to name a few.  I pretty much like all sappy, predictable, feel good, generic romantic movies !!! Anything with a happy ending :-)  Every once in a while, I would come across a gem of a movie with excellent story line that doesn't have fillers, like pointless make-out scenes or conversations, to keep the audience's on their seat.  Sometime just a hug or a kiss is so satisfying.  Those are the rare gems.  Any who, here's a list of movies I've seen.  I've seen way way more than these but I want to keep it current, within the past 10 years !  with a few exceptions :-)

A good year 2006
About a Boy 2002
About Time 2013
Amelie 2001
A Walk in the Clouds 1995
A Walk to Remember 2002
The Art of Getting By 2011
Australia 2008
Beautiful Lies De Vrais Mensonges 2010
Blast from the Past 1999
Bread and Tulips Pane e Tulipani 2000
Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961 a classic !
Bridesmaids 2011
Celeste & Jesse Forever 2012
Chocolat 2002
Confesssions of a Shopaholic 2009
Crazy, Stupid, Love 2011
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008
Dorfman In Love 2011
Elizabethtown 2005
Enchanted 2007 (Disney)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004
Ever After: A Cinderella Story 1998
Dear Frankie 2004
The Decoy Bride 2011
The Family Stone 2005
500 Days of Summer 2009
50 First Dates 2004
Friends with Benefits 2011
Friends with Kids 2011
From Prada to Nada 2011
Georgia Rule 2007
The Good Guy 2009
He's Just Not That Into You 2009
The Holiday 2006
Hope Floats 1998
In Her Shoes 2005
Juno 2007
Just Like Heaven 2005
Kate & Leopold 2001
The Lake House 2006
Lars and the Real Girl 2007 (not a romance movie but really sweet and cute)
The Last Kiss 2006
Leap Year 2010
Love Actually 2003
Love's Enduring Promises 2004 TV Movie
Love Comes Softly 2003 TV Movie
The Lucky One 2012
Made of Honor 2008
Mamma Mia! 2008
Midnight in Paris 2011
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 2008
Morning Glory 2010
Muriel's Wedding 1994
Music and Lyrics 2007
My Best Friend's Wedding 1997
My Future Boyfriend 2011 TV Movie
Never Been Kissed 1999
Nights in Rodanthe 2008
The Notebook 2004
Notting Hill 1999
Pearl Harbor 2001
Penelope 2006
The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012
Playing for Keeps 2012
Pretty Woman 1990
Priceless Hors de Prix 2006
P.S. I Love You 2007
Remember Me 2010
Serendipity 2001
Silver Lining Playbook 2012
She's Out of My League 2010
Sleepless in Seattle 1993
Someone Like You... 2001
Something Borrowed 2011
Something's Gotta Give 2003
Stuck in Love 2011
Sweet Home Alabama 2002
The Rebound 2009
13 Going On 30 2004
Tuck Everlasting 2002
27 Dresses 2008
Two Weeks Notice 2002
The Ugly Truth 2009
Under the Tuscan's Sun 2003
Waiting for Forever 2010
Waitress 2007
The Wedding Planner 2001
The Wedding Singer 1999
Where the Heart Is 2000
You've Got Mail 1998