Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sweet Justice... With a Kiss

Some people, most often men, refer to them as "chick flicks." However, I feel romance movies cannot be so easily defined. If you think about it almost every movie genre has some form of romance in them. Love stories are often the central or underlying thread in most comedies and dramas. Action films, fantasies, Sci-Fi even historical dramas, can serve as a backdrop for a classic tale of romance.

Leo Tolstoy famously remarked that all happy families are the same. Well, all happy endings may be too, but the paths to those happy endings are diverse and often pretty rocky. Below are clips of my top 5 favorite movies where the main characters struggle in the beginning, however by the end, everything comes to a smooth, romantic calm, giving the audience sweet justice. These are movies that end with deep and honest passion,... passion that can only be expressed with a single, unforgettable kiss.



5. Garden State (2004)







4. Pretty Woman (1990)




(This was the best clip I could find)







2.
Wicker Park (2004)





(I sadly couldn't find a better clip)




And the Runner Up's are:

Pretty in Pink (1986)

Only You (1994)



What movies make your
Sweet Justice... With a Kiss
list?

3 comments:

krista said...

LOVE the list!!!! Props to every single one! Princess Bride is also a goodie.

JFun said...

Thank you, Krista! I told her to put it on there. Princess Bride is the BEST!

JFun said...

These are good choices.

But I do think "Pretty in Pink" and "The Princess Bride" definitely deserve to be WAY up there.


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