The folks over at AOL's Moviefone have put on their list-making caps yet again and whittled down all of cinema history to list off the top 25 best romance films of all time. Most of the titles are from before the 2000s, which makes me wonder about the modern filmmaker's ability to make a great romantic movie that resonates with people.
For the most part I agree with this list, but of course, it wouldn't be a top-whatever list without some quibbling. Moonstruck is at No. 7, but When Harry Met Sally is nowhere to be found? Scandalous! I would never include Jerry Maguire myself, and I would probably add the Audrey Hepburn charmer Sabrina. The inclusion of Lady and the Tramp is sweet, to some extent, but I might replace it with something like Sarah Polley's Away From Her.
Also, get this: the list includes not a trace of Jane Austen. Discuss.
What would you lose and include?
Moviefone's Top 25 Romance Movies:
25. Sleepless in Seattle
24. The Notebook
23. Dark Victory
21. Love Story
20. Jerry Maguire
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