It's probably no secret that most romance authors (If not all) love a happy ever after. Of course, some romantic books and movies don't always end with the traditional Happy Ending (Think Nights in Rodanthe). But I am a total sucker for a happy ending. The cheesier the better. I love it when the hero bares his soul for the woman he loves. I was cheering for Lucy in While You Were Sleeping when Jack tossed the diamond ring into the slot at the token booth. And who can forget the final scene in Pretty Woman when Edward (A swoon worthy Richard Gere) climbs the stairwell to reach Vivian even though he had a chronic fear of heights. And what about Harry running through the streets on the stroke of midnight to finally tell Sally she was the only woman in the world for him..... here it is.
One of my favourite movies of all time is The Mirror Has Two Faces. I love the chemistry between Jeff Bridges and Barbra Streisand in this final scene while the credits are rolling and they dance in the street and squee every time I watch it because I know Rose finally gets her happy-ever-after.
One of the first romantic comedy/dramas I saw when I was young is also one of my favourites - Love With A Proper Stranger. if you ever get the chance to watch this classic with Steve McQueen and Natalie Wood, I thoroughly recommend it.
And finally, another of my old time favourites....even though I couldn't find the link to the movie, I found the theme song. From the movie Promise Her Anything, starring Warren Beatty and Leslie Caron, here's the one and only Tom Jones.....
Do you have a favourite romantic movie - classic or modern day?