Of the ones listed that I've seen, I don't consider any of them to be romantic. I don't view failed relationships as romantic. Two people who don't make it doesn't make romance in my book.
For me, romance films are the couples are crazy but perfect for each other. "Romancing the Stone", "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", "American President", the "Shrek" movies.
I get that it's nice and dramatic and weepy to have Scarlett crying at the door while Rhett walks into the mist but nothing about it is romantic to me. She just got dumped people, that's usually time for ice cream and sobbing.
I much prefer the sequel book where he finds her Ireland after divorcing her to remarry her. After she's realized how to be a mother and stopped being so self-absorbed. And he's admitted that it's ok to need someone. People growing from their love - that's romantic.
ETA: I forgot... I regard "Stagecoach", John Wayne's first big movie, as one of the most romantic movies of all time. Set in an era when being a whore was a BIG BAD TERRIBLE thing the romantic lead was a lady of the night. John Wayne's character doesn't know that and, during the course of the movie while they are traveling on a stagecoach, he falls for her and proposes. Throughout the movie she keeps trying to get him to leave the coach and have her meet him later because she is too ashamed to tell him the truth and thinks he will stop loving her.
At the end of the movie they get to town and he insists on walking her home. They keep walking and she keeps trying to get him to leave. He keeps saying he's going to take her home. Finally she gets to the brothel house and starts crying and says "Say good-bye here kid".
His response - "I asked you to marry me didn't I?"
< Message edited by AquaticSub -- 12/17/2010 7:23:04 PM >
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