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2008-05-07, 04:15 AM
My granddad is a big fan of Romantic 'chic flicks' and adventure flicks - pretty much anything with a good love story and a happy ending - but we're running out of ideas of films to send him.

So, i was wondering if anyone could suggest or recommend any titles.

Below is a list of films he already has

A Room with a view
An Affair to remember
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Bride and Prejudice
Bridget Jones (1 and 2)
Bull Durham
Casablanca (1942)
Cast Away
City of angels
Cool runnings
Crocodile hunter in LA
Driving miss daisy
Erin Brocovich
Ever After
Four Weddings and a funeral
High Society
Indiana Jones (all that have been released)
Just like heaven
Kate and Leopold
King Arthur
Ladies in lavender
Little miss sunshine
Lost in Translation
Love actually
Mail order bride
Mansfield Park
Mona Lisa Smile
Mr and Mrs Smith
Mrs Henderson Presents
Muriel's Wedding
Must love dogs
My big fat Greek wedding
My Fair Lady
Nine to five
Northanger Abbey
Notting Hill
Ocean's Eleven
One true love
Ocsar and Lucinda
Out of Africa
Paris when it sizzles
Phanton of the opera (1943)
Pretty Woman
Pride and Prejudice (1940, 2001 and the 2006)
Rob Roy
Romancing the stone
Roman Holiday
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
Shall we dance
Sense and Sensibility
Singing in the rain
Sleepless in Seattle
Sliding doors
South Pacific
Strictly Ballroom
Sweet home Alabama
The big sleep
The Castle
The Da Vinci Code
The Gods must be crazy (1 and 2)
The Golden Compass
The King and I
The last Samuri
The lake house
The maltese falcon
The man in the Iron Mask
The pursuit of Happyness
The singing detective
The Sound of Music
Three to tango
To catch a thief
Two weeks notice
Whale rider
White Christmas
Working Girl
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2008-05-07, 04:24 AM
"Shakespear in Love" baby!

That movie made me swoon like a teen girl having her first crush. And I am a guy! Imagine what it would do with your grandpa O_O

So. "Shakespear in Love" :smalltongue:

2008-05-07, 04:35 AM
"Cyrano de Bergerac".

Best. Balcony scene. EVER!

"It's too dark to read that letter."

Eggy blubs like a sissy soft wet thing every time!

2008-05-07, 04:39 AM
The Princesses Bride

Both are romantic/comedy/adventure, so I think they would fit the bill.

2008-05-07, 05:42 AM
Hmm... What about The Mummy? I suppose Pirates of the Caribbean could qualify, too.

The Vorpal Tribble
2008-05-07, 06:02 AM
I personally consider The Village to be one of the most romantic movies I've ever seen.

2008-05-07, 06:14 AM
La Dolce Vita (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_dolce_vita)
Ten Things I Hate About You (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0147800/)
Truly Madly Deeply (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103129/)
Mrs Brown (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119280/)
Green Card (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099699/)
Sliding Doors (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120148/)

Oh, and here's IMDB's top 50 romantic movies (http://www.imdb.com/chart/romance)

2008-05-07, 07:12 AM
Serendipity with John Cusac.

Darken Rahl
2008-05-07, 07:43 AM
Laws of Attraction

2008-05-07, 07:50 AM
Meet Joe Black

2008-05-07, 09:20 AM
If he hasn't seen them, The Three Musketeers (1973) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072281/) might be up his alley. It was actually two movies, the second is called The Four Musketeers. This version is widely regarded as the best. Personally I found it to be hilarious and the sword fighting was wonderful.

2008-05-07, 09:23 AM
Pride and Predjudice it's cute because they're rubbish at falling in love and it makes our modern day blunders seem better.

2008-05-07, 09:45 AM
Wow, yeah, The Princess Bride is a must-have. Right up there with Casablanca on the short list of greatest romantic comedies ever. (Ugh, it makes me sad to think of everyone who hasn't seen one or both of those.)

Other quick choices: Ghost, Roxanne, It's a Wonderful Life, Groundhog Day, Tootsie, A Fish Called Wanda.

Does The Sixth Sense have a happy and romantic ending? I can't decide.

2008-05-07, 10:25 AM
Finding Neverland
The Notebook

Those two are good.

2008-05-07, 10:41 AM
Willow. It has one of the most "real" love stories I've seen in any fantasy movie. (Probably helped a lot that Joanne Whalley and Val Kilmer got married shortly after the filming was complete).

2008-05-07, 11:58 AM
Maybe it seems weird to buy anime for your granddad, but how about Spirited Away? It's got adventure and romance and pretty much everyone I know of any age who's seen it loved it.

2008-05-07, 12:35 PM
I love chick flicks... they make me feel warm inside.

John Cusack's "Say Anything" is, to me, one of the greatest romantic movies I've ever seen. I might think that only because after watching it, I kissed the first girl I ever loved.

John Cusack's "High Fidelity" is a romantic movie which focuses a lot more on heartbreak and pain. In a lot of ways it's a romance in reverse, breaking a relationship down instead of building it up, but I feel like it's still a very profound movie. My very favorite movie of all time.

I don't recall how Dirty Dancing ends, but it's pretty much the most archetypal teen romance ever. A girl getting caught up in a whirlwind romance that her father doesn't approve of, and learning to chase her dreams? What could possibly be better?

When Harry Met Sally is supposed to be one of the better RomComs out there, but I haven't seen it.

2008-05-07, 08:52 PM
I've always liked "Before Sunset." It's also interesting because it takes place in real time.

2008-05-07, 08:52 PM
Maybe it seems weird to buy anime for your granddad, but how about Spirited Away? It's got adventure and romance and pretty much everyone I know of any age who's seen it loved it.

I my god, i completely forgot about Miyazakis'! We showed him spirited away and a couple of others a few years ago and he LOVED them. Will have to look them up...

And for everyone else, thanks so much for the suggestions, you've given me and my mum so many good ideas.
For people who've suggested Pride and Prejudice, he LOVES jane austin, but i think he has just about every single movie that's been made of any of her books :P

And so you guys know, he's in his mid 80s, almost completely deaf (so any movie we get him needs to have subtitles, or even better, subtitles for the hearing impaired), he - like my mum - can't stand any movie with even a hint of horror in it, or with any wars in them.

So thanks again, and if anyone can think of any other, please keep them coming!

2008-05-07, 08:57 PM
'Horseman on the Roof', a lovely historical film with excitment, breathtaking scenery and a beautifully played romance. It is French but don't let that put you off.

purple gelatinous cube o' Doom
2008-05-07, 10:04 PM
When Harry Met Sally (or actually any romantic comedy with Meg Ryan)

2008-05-08, 03:02 AM
Sideways (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0375063/)is a good movie about wine and women, but it's not all happy joy-joy.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362270/) has a weird underplayed humor that I just love. It's also a lot deeper than it seems at first glance.

2008-05-08, 03:30 AM
50 First Dates

2008-05-08, 03:33 AM
I think Sliding Doors was pretty good. It kinda takes a different look at the idea of a "happy ending".

2008-05-08, 08:11 AM
I thought Shawn of the Dead had a pretty decent romantic subplot, but I'm not sure it's suitable for grandparents.

Ever After, with Drew Barrymore.

Has he ever seen To Have and Have Not with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall? It's less widely known than Casablanca but has a much happier ending.

2008-05-08, 09:29 PM
Cary Grant's Charade

Jack Squat
2008-05-08, 09:50 PM
I've always been of fan of Always (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096794/)

Haven't really seen too much else. My girlfriend keeps threatening to remedy that, but never does...