( I posted this list back in 2011 but they are still favorites of mine and you may have missed them. Try to find them on Amazon. You won’t be sorry)
This week, due to the lack of anything remotely interesting on TV, I have been watching my DVD’s of Jane Austen movies and BBC offerings when I’m not reading. I can’t get enough of these and I don’t even consider myself one of those obsessive Austen fans. I love them!!! I’m still not sure Mr Darcy is good enough for Lizzy, he is so morose. And if Mr. Knightly had only confessed his love earlier it might have saved Emma from a bit of trouble.
There are other movies that are very romantic that perhaps you have not noticed. All of these have been out a few years but are still available.
- LOST IN AUSTEN– A 21st century British bank teller, Amanda Price (played by Jemima Rooper), literally becomes lost in her favorite Austen book after finding a portal in her bathroom and swaps places with Lizzy Bennet. (witty, light drama)
- THE OUTSIDER– This is more than a western. Johnny Gault (Tim Daly) is a gunslinger who gets wounded and is cared for by beautiful settler (Played by Naomi Watts). Who knew Daly was such a hunky guy? In this he is drool worthy.(drama) Based on the book by Penelope Williamson.
- THE LAKE HOUSE- Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock fall in love through letters but they are in two different years. She is in 2006 and he is in 2004. Can they ever meet? What would happen if they tried?(drama)
- CONTINENTAL DIVIDE- John Belushi plays a reporter sent to the Rocky Mountains to interview a renowned nature scientist played by Blair Brown. It’s a case of loathe at first sight which adds to the comedy and romance. Who knew Belushi could play such a romantic character??(comedy)
- BLOOD & ChOCOLATE- This one feeds my paranormal craving. It is a warewolf movie and very, very romantic. Starring Agnes Bruckner, Hugh Dancy and my all time heartthrob Olivier Martinez. This is not a comedy, it is a bit dark, but trust me it is a real goody.(drama)Based on the book by Annette Curtis Klause.