Friday, January 15, 2010

Khairul & Syigim's 30 Most Romantic Movies

few more days, and mr. khairul and i will welcome our 6th year of knowing each other as confidante, romantic interests, and partner for life.

in celebration of the countdown to the day we first met, here are 30 of the most romantic movies of all time - my choice, of course - and the last two are his.

i hope these magical movies have moved and stirred your hopeless romantic heart into a passionate thunderous flight, as they did mine, and his.

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don juan de marco, and william shakespeare. one is said to be the greatest lover in the world, and another one has penned some of the most romantic words the world has ever known. need i say more?

academy award winner for best movie, 'shakespeare in love' is one of my favorite movies ever.

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i love period movies, and i love the brit accent. add romance into it and i got meself two of the most beloved romance movies ever. 'emma' matchmakes everyone around her, not realising that her own potential love is right there in front of her all this while! and i never fail to cry tears of joy and relief at the final scene of 'sense and sensibility'. everytime.

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true love never dies, and is stronger, even in death. gary oldman in 'dracula' makes dead guys look dead sexy. that cullen kid is nothing compared to this dashing count! and oh, you can't help but cry everytime molly realized that sam is really there - the 'ditto' scene, and the running-the-penny-across-the-door scene - oh it's a tissue fiesta when watching 'ghost'!

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every hopeless romantics should have at least a meg ryan's movie in their fav romantic movies. 'when harry met sally' is perfect for best friends in love, and 'sleepless in seattle' will prove that somewhere out there, there's someone who's waiting to fall in love with you...and when you finally meet - you will know - magic!

great screenplay, wonderful chemistry between the leads.

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'kuch kuch hota hai' hit it big, and makes even a non-fan of hindi movies hooked. cute, kiddy college love, and moved on to a sincere and honest feeling of pure affection and love. ah, you know rahul will come to break off anjali's wedding! i will always remember mak when i watch this movie, as she painstakingly urged me to watch! she's a huge fan. 'cinta'? need i say more - surprisingly the best love story is from the elderly couple... because love is ageless...

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the romantic venice, lovely marissa tomei and a charming downey jr. what a fantastic combo for a love story. 'only you' is a tale that teaches you to make your own destiny. 'somewhere in time', meanwhile, is an endearing tale of going after your destiny. christopher reeve's character falls in love with an old potrait of a woman, and goes back in time to look for her!

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who wasn't swayed by the sassy scores in 'grease', that accompanied one of the most beloved, fun love stories ever? 'grease' is the word! in 'the purple rose of cairo', a woman watched a romantic movie so, so many times, that suddenly, the main character walked out off the silver screen, confesssing his love for her! if the movie character, and the real actor - both wants you - which one would you choose?

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if mr. khairul had stayed in chicago to continue working, he'd never would've met me. and if i didn't agree to follow azi's whim to meet a complete stranger, i wouldn't have met my future husband. or would we? had things go any other way for either one of us, would we STILL be meeting? watch 'eternal sunshine of the spotless mind', and you might believe in having someone already in your heart, even if you didn't know it yet.

'the curious case of benjamin button' teaches love that involve sacrifice, sincerity, loyalty - and above all, eternal.

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drew barrymore is adorable in all the romantic movies she's in. 'never been kissed' is cute, simple and funny - pretty much what love should be like. never give up in searching for you one true love, even if you've never been in one... oh, we ladies wish that our hubbies, boyfriends and potential guys pour sweet somethings like adam sandler in '50 first dates', huh? very unlikely - but it's good to remind ourselves to appreciate even the littlest sweet things he does or says!

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brit wit is the best. and in 'love actually' and 'bridget jones's diary', the great script pulls the movie together with the fantastic casts. watch 'love actually' and you realized that love, is truly, really - all around you - in your parents, your kids, your husband, your friends and in your fav songs and movies!

'bridget jones's diary' remind me of my awkward, eccentric, weird self, who finally finds a man who loves me - "...just the way i am."

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look life and love from the eyes of 'forrest gump', and you'll know that it doesn't take a genius to understand the feeling of love. but it takes a highly special man to understand woman, though! and alex hitchens is not even close to that though he looked like a pro in 'hitch'. smart, sexy movie that give hopes to guys - "...any guy can sweep a girl off her feet, he just needs the right broom!"

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i can't explain my likes for 'just like heaven'. maybe reese witherspoon's adorable accent. or mark rufallo's charming innocence. but together they make a beautiful love story - a girl still haunts her apartment and the guy who's renting it, and found out she's actually in a coma. i cried when she woke up and couldn't remember who he was!

and oh, i think bill pullman's character is someone everyone wants to fall in love with - manly, charming, sweet and a little sarcastic - a great recipe for a great guy. and i'm sure you're like sandra bullock once in a while - lonely, flushed and finally swept off your feet? 'while you were sleeping' is simply, sweet.

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sing to 'the sound of music' and dance in the 'strictly ballroom'! one of my favorite romantic scene ever was when captain von trapp finally asks maria, that "...you can't marry someone, if you're in love with someone else, can you?" and oh, the dancing before they realize they're in love - it just reeks with passion - you know that feel - when you like someone so much your heart pumps twice as fast and you knees wobble?

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i'm a sucker for fairytale, and 'ever after' is one with a spunky cinderella. a fun watch when the damsel rescued the prince in distress! and not all the couples in 'he's not just into you' move me, but i'll watch it again just to bask in the story of jennifer anniston and ben affleck's character - when actual hubbies burps and make a mess with opened packets of kacang in front of the telly screaming at the referee, one guy sits quietly in the kitchen doin the dishes. we can dream, can't we ladies?

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...and here's mr. khairul's favorite romantic movies! tanya punya tanya, he can only come up with two. look over the violence in 'braveheart', and you'll find love stronger than in any other movies. mr. khairul perasan dia the macho sexy william wallace la tu. hihi.

and in 'at first sight', mr. khairul admires the patience and sacrifice a girl can make for the love of a man, despite the hardships and challenges - which i hope to give him for ever and always!

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can't wait for the anniversary date!

meanwhile, you ladies (and you men too!) can go find some of these movies, watch it with him (or her) and go fall in love all over again with your significant other!

10 comments:

paij188 said...
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paij188 said...

I am not that lucky (when it comes to romance and romantic movies) because my hubby he's not really into it like mr.khairul did. (Siap bole buat list lg tu!! Tabik spring la u ols!!)
But it seems our list are almost the same. So, me.. more like syok sendiri and berangan senyum sorang2 la bile tgk those movies.
But me and fadzil can make a list together of our personal action, perang2 tembak2 movies. :)

Nadiah Sidek said...

dalam banyak2 movie tu, 1 je yang kite dah tengok: kuch kuch ho ta hai :D. dulu minat citer2 hindustan ni tapi berzaman dah tak tengok, hilang dah minat nak tengok hindi movie. husband kite suka betul citer forrest gump tu!

Silent Scribbler said...

Hey, you didn't have the Notebook in there. I loved most of the movie you mentioned? Aren't we just romantics at the heart? But I doubt Sad would enjoy it as much as Encik Khairul. He he he he.

Syigim said...

fairus, list tu nama je 'khairul & syigim's' tp his choice are the last 2 je!!! hihi.. most of d movies, esp yg period movies tu mmg khairul xminat lnsung! hihi..

fairus, action movies ke, hindi movies ke..pramlee movies ke - as long as we have a special something shared kan? ;)

Syigim said...

ye ke nadiah tgk 1 tu je hihihi...i'm not a fan at all, tp arwah mak dulu suka sgt sgt citer hindi... so my mom yg slalu rekomen citer2 hindi ni, psl dia nk ade gang tgk skali hihi..

forrest gump mmg fantabulous. unique storytelling.. ;)

Syigim said...

aisha, i saw 'notebook' but wasn't really moved by the story.. hihi.. maybe i wasn't so into the leads. kadang2 leads tu yg buat citer tu best right? ;)

Fauziah said...

we have same taste....all the movies you mentioned...i love them too...and braveheart is fairoz's favorite....

Syigim said...

fauziah.. bole la khairul & fairoz eat popcorns together watching braveheart! ;)

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