Favorite Sexy and/or Romantic movies?

Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2005 07:55 pm
NOT PORN! - that said...

What's your favorite sexy and/or romantic movie?

Mine: "A Walk on The Moon" with Viggo Mortenson, A Room With A View, and "Shakespeare in Love".
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Bella Dea
Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2005 08:10 pm
The Notebook, although the book was better.
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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2005 08:13 pm
Hitchcock's "Vertigo" although its examination of obsession can make one feel more self-conscious than romantic.
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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2005 08:17 pm
"Dangerous Liasons" is my favorite.
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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2005 08:24 pm
9 1/2 Weeks
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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2005 08:52 pm
"Love actually"
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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2005 09:01 pm
"Love Actually" and "Closer" were more like true life romances rather than the trumped up fantasies that characterize too many romantic movies.

As far as sexy, "Body Heat" hands down. Whew, I can feel the sultry heat of that film even now.
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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2005 09:22 pm
I had to look up romantic.

I had a vague sense that a romantic movie had to end satisfactorily. "Of or pertaining to..."

Because when I was mentally listing my movies, I was a little surprised. None of my favorite romantic movies ended remotely satisfactorily. They were devastating. But, they pulled more emotion from me than any others. You knopw how you can forget place and time when you're engrossed in a movie...?

Body Heat was one, as LW mentioned. The score of that movie is unforgettable. If that was the only hing Kathleen Turner ever did....who are we kidding? That WAS the only thing Kathleen Turner ever did.

This Property is Condemned.

Splendor in the Grass.

The House of Yes.

And, I know it's cliche, but Casablanca.

My most favorite of all romantic movies is Far From the Madding Crowd.

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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2005 09:57 pm
We seem to agree almost always on films (can't say the same for politics, but, oh well Very Happy :wink: ).

You enjoy what would be called (as "Vertigo") hauntingly tragic romantic movies.

"Casablanca" can never be cliched because there have been attempts to mirror it and they just plain fall short.

"Far From the Madding Crowd" may be the most intelligent of romantic movies without, incidentally, losing any of its' heart and soul. "Dr. Zhivago" could have been close but Lean rather missed the target on the essence of the novel (it became episodic and lost momentum).

"Splendor In the Grass" was underrated for many years -- it was judged against the director's supreme works but it's really nearly as good.

"This Property Is Codemend" is pretty powerful stuff, hardly rivaled by today's filmmakers and "The House of Yes" is really individual taste (which reminds me to put it on my NetFlix queue -- thanks).

I will always enjoy films like "Written On the Wind" (how bittersweet can you get?) and the more recent incarnation of Serk's movies, "Far From Heaven")
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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2005 09:58 pm
I'm with eoe. 9 1/2 Weeks.

(Sexy, not romantic)

<humming "You can keep your hat on...">

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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2005 10:02 pm
"The Big Easy"

"Truly, Madly, Deeply"
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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2005 10:06 pm
LW! So glad you "get" my list!!

For a change of pace, but still sad, in a quirky, neurotic way-- Annie Hall.
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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2005 11:20 pm
Just saw it in hi-def -- what a masterpiece of romantic comedy.

Is that Pamela on your avatar? Who are the two boobs hiding behind the flag -- could it be Bush and Cheney?
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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2005 11:25 pm
Okay, I just remembered "The House of Yes" with Parker Posey as Jackie O. Not sure I care to see that again -- it is the consumate chick flick and while I can appreciate a good chick flick, I think this one needed a better rooster.
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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2005 11:38 pm
Lucía y el Sexo
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Reply Wed 13 Jul, 2005 01:24 am
Okay.... yeah I know it's pathetic and chick-flicky... but I have to say it anyway... Go:

"Bridget Jones' Diary"

Hehehe. Sorry. I've seen that movie WAY too many times. WAY TOO MANY. I swear I could recite the entire movie.
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Reply Wed 13 Jul, 2005 04:28 pm
Re House of Yes.

Jackie O's desperate love for her brother, and his devoted love for her.... Maybe not pristine re surrounding actors... and odds and ends... but Parker Posey (I thought) really ate that role up.
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Reply Wed 13 Jul, 2005 04:35 pm
Not exactly romantic, but I found "Body Heat" to be extremely erotic!
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Reply Wed 13 Jul, 2005 04:47 pm
9 1/2 weeks for SURE...

that crawling scene *sigh/whew/OMG*

Love Jones
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Reply Thu 14 Jul, 2005 09:30 am
Hm, romantic films are not my forte, but from this side of the pond I can offer you among others

Et Dieu... crea la Femme (Vadim, 1956)
Un Homme et une Femme (Lelouch, 1966)
Last Tango in Paris (Bertolucci, 1972)
Les Nuits de la Pleine Lune (Rohmer, 1984)

I supose no one can beat the French at the combination of romantic and sexy, but some other countries:
Sommaren med Monika (Summer with Monika, Bergman, 1953)
Jag är nyfiken, gul (I Am Curious (Yellow), Sjöman, 1967)
Turks Fruit (Turkish Delight, Verhoeven, 1973)
Solo Sunny (Wolf, 1980)
Tales of Ordinary Madness (Ferreri, 1981)
Irezumi: Spirit of Tattoo (Takabayashi, 1982)
Il Diavolo in Corpo (Devil in the Flesh, Bellocchio, 1986)
Anne Trister (Pool, 1986)
Maurice (Yvory, 1987)
Ju Dou (Zhang, 1990)
The Pillow Book (Greenaway, 1996)
Minä ja Morrisson (Me and Morrison, Hellstedt, 2001)

Films in this genre that I like from the US would be among others:
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (a very European film, although made by Americans)
Moonstruck (mostly because Cher in this role reminded very strongly of a girlfriend I once had)
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