Surviving Valentine's: 10 movies to keep the romance alive (and awake)

Published: Thursday, Feb. 10 2011 9:50 a.m. MST

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If you made a list of “movies most quoted by Utah teenagers in the 1990s,” “The Princess Bride” would make the top three, ahead of “Better Off Dead” but trailing “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

This fairy tale/romantic comedy features a pre-“Forrest Gump” Robin Wright, a pre-“Wonder Years” Fred Savage and a whole lot of quotable one-liners.

I should be honest: Even though many guys seem to like "Princess Bride," I’m not a fan myself. But that just underscores the point: Ultimately, Valentine’s Day isn’t about me.

Even Fido knows that.
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Utahn800
Littleton, CO

Wow - Rocky III as a romance movie? Grumpy Old Men? Mr. Mom? I hope that this is intended as a joke. If this is not a joke, I feel sorry for the author's wife.

thecheetahman
Farmington, UT

Rocky III is very Bro-mantic. It does have that extra sensitive scene with Appolo Creed and Rocky embracing on the beach in LA after a wind sprint. Great Suggestions, but I too pitty the author's wife. Keep bringin' the good stuff Mr. Terry.

RivertonCoug
Herriman, UT

I think I have only seen 1/2 of these films. I have heard nothing but bad about Joe vrs the Volcano. Moonstruck was an incredible comedy and if anyone wonders why Cher is an Oscar winner, they should see this movie. Rocky III, please. Grumpy Old Men, please.

The real bright spot of this list was Groundhog Day. Certainly one of Bill Murray's best films and to think that Harold Ramis wrote this film is amazing. That's the same guy who wrote Animal House.

This was fun to look at, but I hope no one takes the list seriously.

PHealey
Holladay, UT

I too died at some suggestions, but also at placements; even if you went with this list to put them in that order? Princess Bride at the bottom? come on! It is a movie that both men and women can enjoy together (but below Rocky?!)
Ok, Here are a few but not a definitive list, I did not rank (by the way I was born on Valentines... therefore a natural romantic :) ( I like chick flicks sorry, some the guys will like:)
1)The Bishops Wife
2)Random Harvest
3)Princess Bride
4)Casablanca
5)Persuasion
6)Pride and Prejudice (yes I am a Jane Austin guy)
7)Forest Gump
8)Youve got mail( or "The Shop Around the Corner")
9)Ground Hog Day
10)Sleepless in Seattle
11)Nicolas Nicolby
12)Star Dust
13)Ghost
14)Last Chance Harvey
15)Disney Cartoons
16)Lady and the Tramp
17)Hitch
18)When Harry Meet Sally
19)Roman Holiday
20)An Affair To Remember
21)My Fair Lady
22)It Happened One Night
23)The Philadelphia Story 1940
24)To Catch a Thief
25)"Shakespeare in Love"
26)"Roxanne"
27)"The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"
28)"The Quiet Man"

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