Sunday, January 15, 2006

Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful...

So what better time to snuggle up on a couch by a roaring fire with a big bowl of popcorn and some great movies. Here are some of my favorite romantic comedies, in no particular order. (We'll save other genres for another time!) These are the ones I've watched so often, I've memorized the dialogue and can recite it at will. Yet I never tire of them. Have you seen them all?

Airplane! (Yes, it's silly and inane, but it launched Leslie Nielsen as a comedic actor and has some of the greatest one-liners in movie history.)
Terms of Endearment (So the ending ranks four hankies, but the chemistry between Jack Nicholson and Shirley MacLaine is classic!)
When Harry Met Sally...
Defending Your Life
A Fish Called Wanda
There's Something About Mary
Groundhog Day
Trading Places (The original hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold role ala Jamie Lee Curtis)
Look Who's Talking
I Love You to Death
Bridget Jones's Diary
The Princess Bride

Romancing the Stone (A movie that should be on every romance writer's list!)
Space Balls (For those of us who never "got" Star Wars, though we sat through it, Mel Brooks puts it all in perspective with such memorable characters as Dark Helmet, Dot Matrix, Princess Vespa and Prince Valium.)
Deliver Us From Eva (Cute title, great premise, little-known movie starring LL Cool J.)
The Wedding Singer (Sure, it's tough to see Adam Sandler as a romantic lead, but if you lived through the 80's, the music and fashions alone make this a fun stroll down memory lane.)
Raising Arizona
For Pete's Sake (Suffers a little from its 70's setting, but the police dog, the judge in the trunk, and the bulls are still good for giggles.)
The Naked Gun
The Ref (Okay, so it's a "Christmas movie" but dig deeper and it's a romance about a troubled married couple and the unusual visitor who helps them rediscover each other.)
Bull Durham (Kevin Costner telling Susan Sarandon about "long, slow, deep, wet, kisses..." Oh, my!)
While You Were Sleeping
Shallow Hal
Eurotrip (Even raunchier than There's Something About Mary, but also one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time)

Snuggle up and watch one of these (or your own favorite) with someone you love.