Thursday, March 29, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #11

I usually have my TT list thought up ahead of time. This has been such a busy week, that I'm ill prepared. So off the top of my head... ummmmm... Thirteen of my favorite love story movies.

* Romeo & Juliet (1968) starring Leonard Whiting & Oliva Hussey. Sad to think they were forbidden to love one another only because of their family feud. Love conquers all. In the end, it brought these two families together by tragedy.

* Sabrina (1954 & 1995) 1954- starring Humphrey Bogart & Audrey Hepburn, 1995- starring Harrison Ford & Julia Ormond. I like both versions. Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite actresses. Fairytale story about the servants daughter falling in love with the employer's son. As the saying in our home goes, "It can happen."

* Sleeping Beauty (1959)- Disney Animation. Love it when the Prince fights all odds to rescue his Princess.

* A Walk in the Clouds (1995) starring Keanu Reeves & Aitana Sanchez-Gijon. To think that a total stranger would help an expectant your lady, by pretending to be her husband. How romantic is that. Don't me wrong, I don't condone lying.

* The Princess Bride (1987) starring Cary Elwes & Robin Wright Penn. Nothing but true love here. You've got to watch it to know what I mean.

* Cold Mountain (2003) starring Jude Law & Nicole Kidman. I don't understand why Hollywood feels that nudity is needed in a movie. I skipped the nude scenes. I love the way Inman continues to endure trials after trials, while trying to get back to his Ada. A young lady he barely knew, but loved deeply.

* The Notebook (2004) starring Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams. This movie made me want to read the book. Needless to say, I read the book while keeping a tissue box within reach.

* Pride and Prejudice (1995 & 2005) 1995-starring Colin Firth & Jennifer Ehle, 2005- starring Matthew Macfadyen & Keira Knightley. Both versions are great. I love the Georgian era, their dresses and customs. The women were ladies and the men were gentlemen. Ahhhh....

* Last of the Mohicans (1992) starring Daniel Day-Lewis & Madeleine Stowe. I've watched this movie the most. This has three love stories in one. A father's love for his sons. His son's love for their women. Their women are taken and nothings stops them from finding their love. I cry EVERY time I watch this movie. The book is a must read too!

* Lord of the Rings -the trilogy (2001, 2002 & 2003) starring Viggo Mortensen & Liv Tyler. These movies have an outstanding cast. Yes, these are long movies, but absolutely worth watching. The chivalry, gallantry, heroism in this movie is idealistic.

* Sommersby (1993)- starring Richard Gere & Jodi Foster. Jack Sommersby returns from the civil war. He's a changed man or is he? One of my favorite lines from this movie is, "You are not my husband." It has a special meaning between my Knight and I.

* Imitation of Life (1959) starring Lana Turner & John Gavin. This is not the usual love story of a man and woman. This one is about the love of a mother for her daughter. Juanita Moore is the true star of this movie.

* The Passion of the Christ (2004) starring James Caviezel. This for me is the GREATEST love story ever. Love is and action. He willingly gave up His life for us.

It's difficult to limit it to just thirteen. There are so many that I like to watch, over and over and over and... again.

Which movies are your favorites?



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21 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh man! Some GREAT movies!! I love, love, love The Princess Bride! Pride & Prejudice is just wonderful! Colin Firth will always be Mr. Darcy to me!!

The Passion of the Christ was a phenomenal movie. I was bawling like a newborn in the theater!!

Great list!

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

The Princess Bride is just beautiful. It makes you smile right down to your heart. :-)

The Passion of the Christ...I had a hard time dealing with when they tied him to the pillar. I think we have this movie.....when I get a chance I will have to try to watch it again.

Boltbabe said...

Oh, we may have some connection....

You are the only person I have ever met that would put Romeo & Juliet on the top of their list. I so enjoyed the flick. Again, you are the first person I know that loves Sommersby. What a great story!!! Then there is Pride & Prejudice, A Walk in the Clouds, Anything w/ Audrey Hepburn, Princess Bride.....

Babystepper said...

This is a great list. The 1995 Pride and Prejudice is one of my all-time favorites, as well as the LOTR trilogy.

Finlands finest said...

All great movies!! I loved A walk in the Clouds, The Princess Bride, and Romeo and Joliet! I would probably have to add A walk to Remember with Mandy Moore.

JAM said...

Great list. I've seen a few, Lovely Wife has seen most of these and loves them too.

Princess Bride is nothing short of awesome. I can't see Mandy Patinkin (or however his name is spelled) without thinking of Inigo Montoya. "You killed my father, prepare to die."

Robin said...

I LOVE The Princess Bride - we've got it on dvd and my son now loves it too (though I suspect he favors the swordfights more than the love story!). LOTR and Last of the Mohicans are wonderful too.

My all-time favorite love story is a real tearjerker - Salt On Our Skin, with Greta Scacchi and Vincent D'Onofrio, long before Law and Order. It's a bit of a sleeper though, not many have heard of it.

Happy TT.

Christine said...

I've seen five on your list. My favorites would have to be Cold Mountain and Princess Bride.
Great list of movies.

Happy Thursday!
`Christine
www.arewethereyetmom.com

Mitchypoo said...

Great list! I was never able to get thru the Princess Bride, not sure why. My favorite is Breakfast at Tiffany's and A Little Romance with Lawrence Olivier. Romantic!

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Ingrid said...

wow!!! even if it's last minute, you still came up with a pretty interesting T13 list for this week!!! The NOTEBOOK is always top on my list!!!! i could watch this movie over and over and over again!!!

The Lynn/Coon Family said...

I love these movies too!! Princess Bride is one of my all time favorites but I haven't thought of A Walk in the Clouds for years! I love that movie!!

Great Thursday Thirteen. And, btw, I love the Audrey Hepburn poem at your other blog too.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I hate to admit it, but I haven't seen most of those... Cold Moutain's on my list, though. One day...

Happy TT and thanks for stopping by West of Mars. I hope you'll come back often!

Denise Patrick said...

Great movies. I'm a sucker for animated ones and love all the Disney movies.

Cindy said...

These are some GREAT choices! Many of them are on my favorites list as well. I recently saw "The Notebook" for the first time, believe it or not...and I cried like a baby.

JennyMcB said...

Reading your list reminded me that I have never seen Sabrina or Pride and Prejudice. So hard for me to get those romance movies in the house with three boys and a husband.
I liked Sommersby and read Cold Mountain ( great book!)
Thanks for stopping by my list, did you catch anything fishing? I just need to have a bed on a boat, so I can sleep through the motion.

Kathy said...

Hey, great list of love stories. I've seen about half of them....Princess Bride is a favorite in our house, as is Drew Barrymore's "Ever After." That one's good, too.

Kathy said...

Hey, great list of love stories. I've seen about half of them....Princess Bride is a favorite in our house, as is Drew Barrymore's "Ever After." That one's good, too.

Tink said...

O yeah, I love a lot of those too. Pride and Prejudice, The Princess Bride, great movies. I also like Ghost very much.

alisonwonderland said...

great list! The Princess Bride is a favorite of mine. I also enjoyed The Notebook and A Walk in the Clouds. Two other favorite love stories are A Walk to Remember and Some Kind of Wonderful.

happy TT! thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn said...

The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies of all time!

The Rock Chick said...

Great list!!! I see romance is on your mind with your upcoming 25th wedding anniversary! Congratulations!!! I think that is absolutely fantastic!!!!