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Old 06-09-2018, 02:19 PM
 
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If you buy yourself one or two movie reference books, you'll easily find great ones from the past - since most current ones are few and far between, and usually not very good. And instead of purchasing them all, you can get them via your local library.
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:05 PM
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Love Comes Softly

One Day

Some Kind Of Wonderful

Curious Case Of Benjamin Buttons

Butterflies Are Free

50 First Dates

Picture Perfect

The Passengers (something newer)

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Old 06-11-2018, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Red Sox Nation
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LaLa Land

Howard's End

A Room With A View
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Old 06-11-2018, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Howard's End

A Room With A View
Howard's End (1992) is another must see essential James Ivory film. A Room with a View (1985) is also an excellent choice. I've always loved a good movie about people on vacation overseas (for me, though it may not be for the characters).

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Old 06-12-2018, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I would love to see a continuing thread about movie recommendations for those of us who are not enamored with violence or gore or graphic sex. Yes, I am talking about movies for those of us who enjoy heartwarming and/or period romances and dramas.

It seems that the only time I hear of these is through YouTube recommendations, and then -- most of the time -- only to find that they have either do not receive widespread distribution or have already left the theaters, and are not available for purchase (DVD).
Here's some of mine:

On Golden Pond (1981, w. Jane Fonda, Henry Fonda, Katherine Hepburn)

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946, w. Myrna Loy, Frederic March, Harold Russell)

The Three Lives of Thomasina (1964, w. Patrick McGoohan, Karen Dotrice, Susan Hampshire)

My Friend Flicka (1943, w. Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster)

The Thorn Birds (1983 tv mini-series, w. Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994, w. Hugh Grant, And McDowell)

Love Actually (2003, w. Kiera Knightly, Andrew Lincoln, Liam Neeson)

Groundhog Day (1993, w. Andie McDowell, Bill Murray)

Terms of Endearment (1983, w. Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson)

Mystic Pizza (1988, w. Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor)

Old Yeller (1957, w. Dorothy McGuire, Tommy Kirk)

Marley & Me (2008, w. Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston)

Gravity (2013, w. Sandra Bullock, George Clooney)

My Dog Skip (2000, w. Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon)

Stand By Me (1986, w. Will Wheaton, Corey Feldman, River Phoenix)

Adding on a couple of great foreign films:

The Intouchables (2011, France, w. François Cluzet, Omar Sy)

If Cats Disappeared from the World (2016, Japan, w. Takeru Satoh and Aoi Miyazaki)**

**This last movie took me a little while to find, but I did finally manage to get a copy from an online Asian DVD/Blu Ray store. Really for me, it was well worth tracking it down.

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Old 06-12-2018, 01:38 PM
 
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Ooh, I bought this disc because I liked the movie so much!

Bell, Book & Candle with James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:40 PM
 
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Serendipity. One of my favorite love stories.
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Old 06-12-2018, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Your suggestions have been magnificent so far, but my favorite hasn't been mentioned.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337741/

Anything Nancy Meyers does is worth a watch IMO.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:16 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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- Now Voyager
- Random Harvest
- An Affair to Remember
- Somewhere in Time
- Enough Said
- The Enchanted Cottage
- Laura
- Rebecca
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:20 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Easily found dirt cheap on eBay:

Did You Hear About The Morgan's?

What's Up, Doc?

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Notting Hill

For Pete's Sake
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