Favorite Love stories (movies, novels, TV story arcs, whatever)

Mendalla

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Since Valentine's looms and love is in the air, how about hearing people's favorite love stories from any media. Could be three hankie weepers, romantic comedies, fantasies. Hell, even erotic romances are cool here (just keep the discussion SFW, Safe for Wondercafe).

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The Princess Bride (movie, oddly, I have not read the book)

There are people who adore this movie and people who are meh on it. I'm in the former camp. A lively fairy-tale-esque fantasy, a nice romance, some goofy humour, and some of the best swordplay in a modern film. For me, it's a "What's not to like?" movie. (Iit's not flawless, though. Robin Wright is bit wooden for one thing.)

Annie Hall

Say what you will about his personal life (and this predates all that so it is not relevant to that discussion at all), Woody Allen knocked it out of the park with this rom com. He and Diane Keaton have great chemistry and the relationship actually feels more real than in a lot of his recent movies. Tony Roberts is great as Allen's buddy, too.
 
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Oh, by the way, the first person to say Titanic gets ignored:D. Lovely looking movie and Cameron's direction is as good as ever but the story, script, and characters ... yeah, they suck. Jim needs to get himself a real writer because writing is definitely not his strong suit.
 

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My first thought is not a traditional type of love for sure.

Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials series features human characters in a parallel world where their souls (essentially) live outside their bodies in the form of animals (called dæmons). My favourite character is an aeronaut named Lee who's dæmon is a hare named Hester. Their love for each other (though they're technically one) is so beautiful and kind. That love makes me wish that I could befriend my own soul.
 

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Verona and Burt in Away We Go.
They don't want to be married in the traditional way but are devoted to each other and the family their building. The scene where they share their "vows" on a trampoline is hilarious and tear-jerking and glorious.
 

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One of the more recent ones that I like is "The Notebook".
I haven't seen that one yet but should given the London connections (Ryan Gosling was born here, Rachel McAdams was born, raised, and began acting here).
 

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I haven't seen that one yet but should given the London connections (Ryan Gosling was born here, Rachel McAdams was born, raised, and began acting here).
Oh it's a lovely quaint love story that follows a young couple through to their old age.....my kids turned me on to it and I enjoyed it. It's on Netflix now. It's alot better than Love Story and the Titanic IMO.(y)
 
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The Shopgirl, Silver Linings Playbook, when Harry Met Sally... Not sure why those stand out...there are lots, I just can't remember right now.
 
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