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A Girl’s Gotta Have Romance…A Short List of My Favorite Romantic Movies

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. 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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