Greatest Romantic Period Films


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1
Titanic 1997,  PG-13)
Titanic
The favorite film of my youth. Titanic broke my heart and keeps a piece still. 11 Academy Awards, Highest Grossing film ever. 'My Heart Will Go On' haunting soundtrack. Winner of my Greatest Disaster Films. Winner of mr Greatest Epics. Winner of my Best Film from the 1990's. Winner of my Greatest Romantic Period Film.
2
A Room With A View 1985,  R)
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Romeo and Juliet 1968,  PG)
4
Jules and Jim 1962,  Unrated)
5
Sense and Sensibility 1995,  PG)
Sense and Sensibility
Completely encasing and entoxicating with it's beauty and simplicity. However the praise should go to Jane Austen
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Doctor Zhivago 1965,  PG-13)
Doctor Zhivago
From Pasternak's sweeping epic novel, set in the World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution It's strenght lies in it's portraal of the realities of life in Russia after the 1917 Communist Revolution. The most memorable thing of all is the romantic score.
7
Shadowlands 1993,  PG)
8
Atonement 2007,  R)
9
The Notebook 2004,  PG-13)
10
Anna Karenina 1935,  Unrated)
11
Pride and Prejudice 2005,  PG)
Pride and Prejudice
Enchanting, But BBC Version Is still The Pride and Prejudice adaptation. Enchanting in every way from start to finish. At once Ravishingly lavish and yeat also naturally simple. Perhaps not as great as the BBC one, yet I never grow tired of Pride and Prejudice.
12
Emma 1996,  PG)
13
The Age of Innocence 1993,  PG)
14
Anna Karenina 1997,  PG-13)
15
Bright Star 2009,  PG)
Bright Star
A beautiful film, Abbie Cornish is remarkable.
16
Mansfield Park 1999,  PG-13)
Mansfield Park
Anyone who loves 'Emma', 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Pride and Prejudice' will love this witty adaptation of Jane Austen's classic Mansfield Park. Played with a little less innocence and a little more wit. At times surprisingly funny and sad. A great Jane Austen film.
17
The Illusionist 2006,  PG-13)
The Illusionist
Moody, Elegant, Charming all that is Illusion. Edward Norton creates real magic with his old world performance of the great magician from Vienna. Filled with charm, romance, mystery and above all magic, the Illusionist is an entertaining ride. For those that love complex mysteries worthy of Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie and magical magic the Illusionist must be seen.
18
Chéri 2009,  R)
Chéri
I loved this movie, if you like to watch beautiful people, in beautiful clothes and beautiful places, behaving badly than Cheri is the movie for you.
19
The Duchess 2008,  PG-13)
20
The Young Victoria 2009,  PG)
21
Anna and the King 2000,  PG-13)
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Becoming Jane 2007,  PG)
Becoming Jane
"My characters shall have, after a little trouble, all that they desire." A quote from Jane Austen, one of the most influential and honoured novelists in English literature, offers a glimpse into the mind of a great authoress and shapes our understanding of countless famous Austen heroins from Mrs Dashwood, in Sense and Sensibility, to Elizabeth Bennett, in Pride and Prejudice, to Emma, in Emma, naming but a few. Such a glimpse is promised in the film Becoming Jane, however is not fully delivered due mainly in to allegations of historical inaccuracy and the weakness of the leading lady. Rarely has an American successfully played a English woman, rarer still a Austen heroin and never Jane Austen herself. I couldn't help but feel that Ann Hathaway was punching above her wieght, surrounded by veterans of British stage and screen, notably one of my favourite actresses Maggie Smith and the recently deceased great Ian Richardson. The painfully American Hathaway acts like a naieve child in the company of experienced adults. It goes without saying that the above mentioned actors perform limitedly but slendidly. A missed oportunity at greatness, Becoming Jane ends up, not as a great biography but as a period coming of age story. Dissapointing in intended purpose but charming romantically. Fitting an English romance story about the English romance writer, rather than a great biography of a great writer.
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Firelight 1997,  R)
Firelight
"It's a kind of magic. Firelight makes time stand still. When you put out the lamps and sit in the firelight's glow there aren't any rules any more. You can do what you want, say what you want, be what you want, and when the lamps are lit again, time starts again, and everything you said or did is forgotten. More than forgotten it never happened."
24
Legends of the Fall 1994,  R)
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the fall has to be one of the most frustrating films I have ever seen. What could have been an excellent film ended up being a vehicle for promotion of Brad Pitt. It should have been called the legend of Tristian (Brad Pitt), because the story isn't about the three brothers nor is it about a woman who changes their lives, the entire ridiculous story is just interested in the character of Tristian, a character that finds it difficult loving anyone as much as he loves himself. Brad Pitt is a very handsome actor but that's it, he is not a great actor, his performance was no exception, wooden and lackluster. This frustrates me because everything else should have lead it to be more than what it is, the casting of the formidable Sir Anthony Hopkins, the breathtaking epic scenery and the period design. In my opinion a utter diaster.

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