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Poll: What's Your Favorite Romantic Film?

Are you a sucker for Ghost, Notting Hill, Gone With The Wind, or something else?

 

What's the most romantic movie of all time? For this Patch editor, it's Notting Hill. There's just something irresistible about Hugh Grant's accent and self-deprecating humor. But a neighbor recently told me her favorite was American President, a movie one might not normally think of as overly romantic.

Another neighbor, Christine James, cited When Harry Met Sally.

"I quote it regularly. There are so many truisms," she said. "I try to be low maintenance but maybe I am the worst kind—I think I'm low maintenance but I'm really high!"

When asked her favorite, Montclair resident Jacqueline Jacobson Scarfo said she didn't even have to think about it.

"My fave romantic film is the original A Man and a Woman ... the French are so romantic and gorgeous," she said.

Another area resident, Bronwyn O'Neil, said her favorites include Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley because "no one is as romantic as Jane Austen."

With Valentine's Day just days away, many TV and movie screens will be showing a variety of romantic flicks. And this begs the question: what's your favorite?

Are you a sucker for The Notebook? Does The Way We Were still bring a tear to your eye? Is Gone With The Wind still the greatest Hollywood ode to the heart?

In a Time Out New York listing of the 50 most romantic movies of all time, Casablanca was number one.

But everyone has their own opinion. Some hate the sappy (Say Anything springs to mind) while others could watch films like Sleepless in Seattle again and again.

A fellow Patch editor came up with the following list:

Whatever your flavor, cast your vote below or let us know in the comments.

Joseph Yacovone February 12, 2012 at 03:25 PM
The Apartment
Joseph Yacovone February 12, 2012 at 03:26 PM
or South Pacific
Martin Schwartz February 12, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Lina Wertmüller's "Swept Away" ...the Italian original from the 70's, not the Madonna remake in English
Shelley Emling (Editor) February 12, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Oh, Swept Away is indeed great.. forgot about that one.
Cheryl Spinelli February 12, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Moonstruck with Cher, Nicholas Cage and Olympia Dukakis.
Mary Mann February 13, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Just saw this for the first time a few months ago! Jack Lemmon plays the only decent man (ultimately) in that "Mad Men" era. Great film.
Mary Mann February 13, 2012 at 01:21 AM
I also love Sense & Sensibility — the Emma Thompson/Hugh Grant/Kate Winslet/Alan Rickman version.
Mary Mann February 13, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Oh and Room with a View — all that Pucini music is irresistible!
joseph martino,p. February 14, 2012 at 12:23 AM
an affair to remember. the cary grant,deborah kerr version. diane and joseph martino
R. Prattle April 22, 2012 at 11:04 AM
Manhattan
R. Prattle April 22, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Manhattan was tres romantic
Lucretia G. April 22, 2012 at 12:46 PM
The English Patient
Mary April 22, 2012 at 04:50 PM
IL Postino added to list

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