The rain is coming down steadily in New York City today.  On a gloomy day like this, nothing appeals to me more than a trip to the movies….and, something about the gloom makes me want to lose myself in a romance.   For those of you curious, here’s a list of my all-time favorite romantic films.    What I love about each of the 5 movies listed below, is that they aren’t just cotton candy romances, but poignant depictions of the human condition and the struggles we face.  They’re all available at Amazon (links provided); if you’re fortunate enough to have Netflix direct movie streaming, all you need is a bowl of hot buttery popcorn and a comfortable chair.

Happy watching!

East/West (with  Oleg MenshikovSandrine BonnaireCatherine DeneuveSergey Bodrov Jr.Ruben Tapiero)

East/West DVD

Il Postino (with Massimo TroisiPhilippe NoiretMaria Grazia CucinottaRenato ScarpaLinda Moretti)

Il Postino DVD

Life is Beautiful ( with Roberto BenigniClaudio AlfonsiLidia AlfonsiGil BaroniMassimo BianchiSergio Bini Bustric)

Life is Beautiful DVD

Cinema Paradiso (with  Philippe NoiretEnzo CannavaleAntonella AttiliIsa DanieliLeo Gullotta)

Cinema Paradiso DVD


Mediterraneo DVD


  1. Joana says:

    We just joined Netflix last night (for the direct streaming option), so now we can (hopefully) keep a little more up-to-date with our movie viewing.

    Love you!

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