Monday, February 4, 2013

Romantic Movies and More for the Season

There are so many great romantic movies, and this is the time of year to curl up with a glass of wine, some chocolate, and watch them!  These are the best escapist movies, the ones that have you believing in love at first sight, in never having to say you're sorry.

Here is a short list of some of these romantic movies we have available at the library.  Put your holds on them now, to have them available to watch on Valentine's Day!

Gone With the Wind

It Happened One Night


Adam's Rib

Born Yesterday  (Not the library catalog, but a wonderful romantic comedy!)

Roman Holiday

An Affair to Remember


The Apartment

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

The Sound of Music

Love Story

Annie Hall

When Harry Met Sally

Pretty Woman

Princess Bride

Sleepless in Seattle


Shakespeare in Love


The Notebook


He's Just Not that Into You

The Five Year Engagement

Hope Springs

This is but a few wonderful romantic movies.  Let us know if your favorite romantic movie didn't make it onto our list in the comments section.  Or check out these links that claim to list the greatest romantic movies of all time:

The 50 most romantic movies of all time (Time Out)

50 Greatest Romantic Movies (AMC)

The Top 15 Greatest Romantic Comedies (TCM)

These books of love poems, love letters, and love memoirs are fun to look through this time of year:

Will You Marry Me?: Seven Centuries of Love edited by Helene Scheu-Riesz

The Vow: The True Events That Inspired the Movie by Kim and Krickett Carpenter

Door Wide Open: A Beat Love Affair in Letters, 1957-1958 by Jack Kerouac and Joyce Johnson

Two Rings: A Story of Love and War by Millie Werber and Eve Keller

Love Letters: An Anthology of Passion compiled by Michelle Lovric

The 100 Best Love Poems of All Time edited by Leslie Pockell

The Erotic Spirit: An Anthology of Poems of Sensuality, Love, and Longing edited by Sam Hamill

I love novels about people falling in love that are not paperback romance novels.  Here is a short list of my favorites:

Forty Rules of Love: A Novel by Elif Shafak

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

The Lover by Marguerite Duras

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats: A Novel by Jan-Philipp Sendker

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