, Spike Jonze's android romance starring porn-stached Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson's voice as Samantha, the Siri-esque technology Phoenix's Theodore starts "dating." It initially seems like a silly premise, but Is it screwed up that a Michael Haneke film is on a "most romantic movies" list? And the amorously titled Amour is certainly no feel-good film.
Jean-Louis Trintignant and the late great Emmanuelle Riva meet a disturbing fate as Georges and Anne while Haneke brutally drags the audience along with the deteriorating couple.
Sorry to keep bogging you down with these not-so-happily-ever-after movies, but at least Blue Valentine doesn't keep up a façade that things end well for Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams).
Knowing their eventual end makes the flashbacks to their happier days even more devastating, and yes, heart-wrenchingly romantic. This is the life of a Romantic poet (John Keats, as portrayed by Ben Whishaw), through the lens of a romantic filmmaker (Jane Campion, no stranger to period pieces), and the result is lush and melancholic.
Knife-throwing became hot, thanks to this French film starring Vanessa Paradis and Daniel Auteuil. No wonder Rose couldn't forget her time on the Titanic, even as an old lady.
Paradis plays the beautiful but tormented Adele, who attempts suicide only to be saved by professional knife-thrower Gabor (Auteuil), who suggests she become his assistant—if he misses, she'll get stabbed and die as she had wished, right? Why yes, of course the movie that brought us "You had me at hello" line belongs on this list.
As we head towards Valentine's Day, we present the most romantic films of the past 50 years—one per year, starting with 2016 and going all the way back to 1966.
It's too early to call the most romantic movie of this year (though there's plenty on the way, from the live-action Beauty and the Beast to the Fifty Shades sequel and festival favorite Call Me By Your Name).
But unlike the alarming lack of spark between Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson (I blame the former), the twisted BDSM romance between this Grey and his secretary Lee (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is far sexier and surprisingly heartfelt (especially considering both parties are very down with the sadomasochism).
Maybe this isn't your kink, but it's certainly theirs—who's to say that's not romance?
In the midst of violent family drama, Jason (Allen Payne) and Lyric (Jada Pinkett Smith) find each other, and despite all the other messy drama, this romance between them becomes the forefront of Jason's Lyric.
Plus it's got a rowboat scene to give The Notebook a run for its money.
There's the caring Sandra (Vinessa Shaw), a family friend who is as "marriage material" as they come, but then there's his neighbor Michelle (Gwyneth Paltrow), as exciting a presence in life as she is a doomed one. I know this isn't the BBC Colin Firth version that launched a legion of Darcy stans, but you'd be hard-pressed not to be swept off your feet by Joe Wright's adaptation of the Jane Austen novel, which paired Matthew Macfayden's Mr. And by "swept off your feet," what I really mean is "bewitched body and soul."This criminally under-watched French rom-com understands that love can make you batshit crazy.