Friday, February 11, 2011

The Friday Five

With Valentine's Day on Monday, five movies to watch while snuggling with your honey. That is if your honey will watch any of these "romantic" movies. My honey generally skips these so I watch them with Ink.

1. The Quiet Man, the courtship of Sean Thornton, the big Yank, and the tempestuous Mary Kate. John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara are magic together on screen. The Duke in a soaking wet silk dress shirt makes me weak in the knees.If you don't watch this for Valentine's Day, save it for St. Patrick's Day.

2. She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, another John Wayne. There's the rivalry between lieutenants Cohill and Pennell for the attention and affection of Olivia Dandridge. The better, more touching love story is that between Capt. Nathan Brittles (John Wayne) and his wife. The Duke should have gotten an Oscar for his performance.

3. The Way We Were Robert Redford and Barbara Streisand.  Redford as heart-breaking handsome Hubbell Gardner (deep sigh) and Streisand as headstrong Katie. Sometimes what we want for others is not what they want for themselves.

4.  Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park, conservative lawyer, Paul Bratter (Robert Redford), and his vivacious bride, Corie (Jane Fonda) set up house in a tiny New York apartment and learn what marriage is really about.

5. The Electric Horseman, Robert Redford (you can probably guess why Himself doesn't watch these movies with me) and Jane Fonda.  Though Sonny can take your breath away, this isn't a typical romance. Sonny is more in love with his way of life. Mama don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys.

What are your favorite romantic movies?


  1. The Quiet Man...Sa-woon!!!

    Open Range is a favorite of mine too, which is weird because I'm not really a Costner fan. But the love story between Sue and Charlie is swoony!

  2. My hubby is a good sport about watching romantic movies. Of course, he usually falls asleep during said movies, but the effort is there.

    I'm partial to Sandra Bullock romantic comedies.

  3. My sister and I fell in love with The Quiet Man years ago! Love that movie! I also love Barefoot in the Park. It's almost like peeking into a different era. Thanks for reminding me of these gems!