Live Valentine's Day Poll: AFI Top 18 Romantic Movies

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"Films whose "passion" have enriched America’s film and cultural heritage while continuing to inspire contemporary artists and audiences."... according to the American Film Institute, here is the legacy left by the Top 100 most romantic American movies of all time.

Celebrating Valentine's Day of 2018, which of the top 18 most iconic romances according to the AFI is your favorite?

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls021972078/

http://www.imdb.com/poll/RXIUxIKc-oU/
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hey elmo...i think AFI flubbed on this one...

i was surprised when i saw this list...lots of great films, but i was expecting crap like 'titanic' and 'jerry mcguire'...

and like i said, while this list has great films, i can't see nazis and the civil war for making a great 'romantic' films...especially for valentine's day...

my first thought when i read your question was one of the few 'romantic' films i like...'speechless' starring michael keaton and geena davis...most of these borderline chick flick films have two actors that have absolutely no chemistry at all (check out 'one fine day' for a perfect example...)...but 'speechless' i must admit has great chemistry and a great storyline backdrop of writing and politics, which doesn't hurt either...

but as far as the list goes, i would have to pick 'annie hall' simply because it's woody...

and in my own little corner of the world, the valentine movie my wife and i will be watching will be 'the beautician and the beast', simply because it was the first movie we ever saw together...

'nuff said...

have yourself a romantic valentine's day and to all our friends here as well...peace and love...
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Hey rock, how're you doing?

In all fairness, they had Jerry Maguire and Titanic on the list but a few steps below, maybe I should have went to 35 but I'm not too fond on lengthy lists anymore.

Also the list wasn't exactly "Top 100 Romances" but "Top 100 Passions", speaking of Casablanca, the 'Nazis' were a part in the romantic equation in the sense that they prevented a great romance to happen but the merit of the film is to aknowledge at the end, that the problems of three people "don't amount to a hill of beans" when it comes to the real thing which is the fight for freedom.

The trick is that after all these years, we're still wondering if the 'problems' of these people aren't precisely the essence of what makes this world worth fighting for.
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play the song elmo...you know the one...
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ElM,

What a loverly poll. My vote: My Fair Lady
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Moonstruck
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