Live Poll: IMDb Poll Board Favorite Romance Films

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Members of the Poll Board,
please tell me what your favorite romance film is, and provide a fairly short explanation for why you like it so much. Thank you!

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093776258/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/cQsX6ycpwks/
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Only one movie?
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I thought about doing more... what do you think about the Top 3?  Not too little, not too many.
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I'm voting that we pick one choice each.
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5, please.
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I agree with BONAFIDE BOSS, 5 choices is more suitable
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I'm not at all opposed of us choosing 5, 10, or 20 entries. I'm only trying to look at this from the point of view of a poll VOTER. It's very hard to vote on polls that have a full 'roster' of 35 entries, let alone polls that have 175 entries (35 x 5). An average brain (f.e. mine) forgets what it was reading, after a couple of entries, let alone this much.
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You do have a point. It will be a little more difficult for a voter if there are more choices (although I dont think it will get 35 entries), I just believe it would be better for us, the poll board members.
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Whenever I make a poll, I have two things in mind:
a) whether I actually like and care for that poll
b) whether a voter will enjoy it

So, whenever someone makes a poll such as ''List your 10 favorite films'' or something, I'm more than happy to throw in my picks, because (I freely admit it) it feeds my ego. I mean, we all like to flaunt with our favorites, don't we?
But from a standpoint of a voter (which I also am), I don't really like it when I have to vote in polls so huge.
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It's nice that you two are ... asking the poll creator to handle a greater load of work and keep on pushing this burden over and over. You should respect his choice. If he chooses it... then good.
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Yeah, please let us choose at least 5.
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Added, thank you!
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? ?
  
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063518/reference
Leonard Whiting ... Romeo
Olivia Hussey ... Juliet 
  
Summaries
When two young members of feuding families meet, forbidden love ensues.
William Shakespeare's eternal story of teenage love unfolds

Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting in Romeo and Juliet 1968
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063518/mediaviewer/rm204845312
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo_and_Juliet
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ACT_1, please come up with two more.  :)
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I do not watch romance films, Porn maybe but not romance films
Someone else can comment on these ? ?
  
West Side Story (1961)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055614/reference
Not Rated  2h 33min  Crime, Drama  23 Dec 1961   Movie
90,733 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 7.5 / 10
With its win of 10 Academy Awards, this became the biggest Oscar-winning musical of all time
Plot
West Side Story is the award-winning adaptation
of the classic romantic tragedy "Romeo and Juliet".
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love,
Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away.
but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Natalie Wood ... Maria
Richard Beymer ... Tony 

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Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer in West Side Story 1961
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Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer in West Side Story 1961

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Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer
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Cleopatra (1963)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056937/reference
G  3h 12min  Biography, Drama  31 Jul 1963  Movie
27,361 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 7.0 / 10
Plot
In 48 B.C., the young Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra VII (Dame Elizabeth Taylor),
seduces Julius Caesar (Sir Rex Harrison),
who has just defeated Pompey the Great
and uses her charms to manipulate him and to establish her authority.
However, after Caesar's unforeseen death,
the beautiful Queen will besiege his powerful Roman General,
Mark Antony (Richard Burton)
Elizabeth Taylor ... Cleopatra
Richard Burton ... Mark Antony
Rex Harrison ... Julius Caesar

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Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra 1963
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Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra 1963
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Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor
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Elizabeth Taylor
Biography
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000072/bio
Salary
Cleopatra (1963) $1,000,000 + 10% of the gross
Spouse (8)
Larry Fortensky (6 October 1991 - 31 October 1996) ( divorced)
John Warner (4 December 1976 - 5 November 1982) ( divorced) 
Richard Burton (10 October 1975 - 29 July 1976) ( divorced)
Richard Burton (15 March 1964 - 26 June 1974) ( divorced) ( 1 child) 
Eddie Fisher (12 May 1959 - 5 March 1964) ( divorced)
Mike Todd (2 February 1957 - 22 March 1958) ( his death) ( 1 child)
Michael Wilding (21 February 1952 - 26 January 1957) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
Conrad Hilton Jr. (6 May 1950 - 29 January 1951) ( divorced)
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I will add West Side Story & Cleopatra.  :)
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Well, with everyone varying from 1 to 5, I say 3.  Nice in-between.  :)
Those who have already given one please pick 2 more!
Also, I am going to dispense with the quote.
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My Favorites:


1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

2. Forrest Gump 
(1994)

3. Veer-Zaara 
(2004)
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1. Brief Encounter (1945)
2. Marty (1955)
3. The Graduate (1967)
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Bonafide and Hoekkie, yours added!
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Narnia, I would like to re-elect my picks. 
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My choices: 
Keith (2008)
True Romance 1993
Untamed Heart 1993
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Your Name. (2016)
Casablanca (1942)        
Sideways (2004)
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Thank you, added!
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Thank you, added!
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BTW, I love how you chose Rocky... a movie doesn't have to be straight up Nora Ephron to be romantic!  Sometimes the best love stories are in movies where the romance isn't the "selling point."  
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my choices:
1) Before Sunrise
2) Roxanne
3) The Quiet Man
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Before Sunrise is my favorite because it's fun, not sappy, the two main characters are likable, and the setting is great. There are no stereotypes and the there are no gimmicks to get the two together.
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The Age of the Innocence
When the rules of a hostile society or those of your family do not allow you to be with your true love and you simply have to marry a social rule, that is the most tragic thing that can happen to someone.
Moonrise Kingdom
Love stories in our age of innocence and youth are the best to remember when we grow up.
Fight Club
Among its multiple layers this is a romantic comedy.
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joe, 
there are multiple versions of Age of Inoocence; please give me the years on your picks.  :)
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Oh, i'm sorry Nia, Age of Innocence,That of 1993, directed by Martin Scorsese.
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Narni, Fight Club, is from 1999 no 2006
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Thank you, corrected!
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1. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
2. Before Sunrise (1995)
3. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

And don't forget to add Mihailo's picks.
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Added, thank you for reminding me!
Gotta see Shop Around the Corner sometime... that's the one that You've Got Mail was based on; didn't like that one at all but the original would probably be much cuter.  :)
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Thanks!  Will add later.  
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Brokeback Mountain.
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We're doing 3 movies now; please add two more.  :)
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Bump.
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Rocky. A simple middle-class romance about two losers who try to make it work. It's not too hopeless but it's not too idealistic and lovey-dovey either. 
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That was my suggestion as well:))
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We are doing three now, so please give me two more.  :)
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My favorite movie romance is Rocky also. Very natural and real, nothing looks contrived. As opposed to modern romances, where everything is contrived.

I liked Amelie very much as well.

I also admired William Munny's love for his deceased wife in The Unforgiven.

Yet another movie I enjoyed immensely was Les enfants du paradis (1945), a.k.a. Children of Paradise. This movie was playing on TV one week and it was suggested to me by my mom, who was born and raised in a remote village of Turkey with no running water. She raised herself in a sense, became a teacher, and even had time to discover these jewels in a country with very little possibilities. I've always admired her for that. Anyway, this is an incredibly entertaining movie, not a full-on romance but the love story(ies) are very heartfelt.

Another movie suggested to me by my mother, which I haven't had time to see yet, is Jigokumon (1953) a.k.a. Gate of Hell. It also features (I think) an impossible love story. Both movies have been released from Criterion. 

But my own suggestions will be two romantic comedies, a genre I absolutely loathe. These are two of the few good examples, and I'd like to shove them down the throats of anyone talking to me about Jennifer Aniston movies: no, THIS is how romantic comedy supposed to be:


The Goodbye Girl (1977)

Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) (originally released as Head Over Heels)

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Unless I'm forgetting something, my three favorites are probably: 

Lost in Translation (2003)
Reds (1981)
Disobedience (2017)

(It's a little hard to leave off Closer, Call Me by Your Name, The Upside of Anger, and Manhattan)
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Thank you!  My apologies to everyone who did not get their picks in because they were not aware it was 3 choices; that was my bad, I changed the rules afterwards.  :)
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Hear no Evil in Love
Speak no Evil of Love
Poll no Finished about Love!!!!!

My 3 favorites.

It still is getting 50 votes a day average!
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