Okay, call me an old softy.
Here’s my top ten. ‘Twas a tough decision. A few classics didn’t make the cut.
If there are any you haven’t seen, check them out, you won’t be disappointed.
Have I missed your favourite? Feel free to participate.
#1 My all-time favourite by Wim Wenders
about an Angel who falls in love with a trapeze artist.
#2 Betty Blue. About a laid back wannabe writer
who falls in love with a complete fruit cake.
#3 Ralph goes to extraordinary lengths to get back to his injured lover.
(Even doing a deal with the enemy.)
#4 Dad-dancing Antoine has a bit of a fetish for hairdressers.
#5 by the late Tony Scott. Clarence takes us on a whirlwind romance across the States.
Full of gangsters, pimps, drugs, blood and bullets.
#6 Juliette Binoche at her finest. Vagrants fall in love too, you know.
#7 A postie enlists the help of poet, Pablo Neruda, to woo the girl of his dreams.
#8 Who could forget the innocent magic of Audrey Tautou?
#9 A princess in disguise takes to the streets of Rome
guided by a trickster journalist.
#10 Yes, you read it right. The charming trash collecting robot falls for hi-tech probe, Eve. Bit like your 1987 Nokia falling in love with an iPhone 5.
Addendum: A friend reminded me of this one. Another brilliant movie by Wim Wenders, starring Harry Dean Stanton and Natasha Kinski. I know that makes 11. But it’s my blog and if you can’t do what you want in your own world then I don’t know where you can.
10a, the only movie where the soundtrack (Ry Cooder) is as good as the film.
Dagnabbit. I forgot about The Piano by Jane Campion. Okay, I’ll swap Roman Holiday for this one.
10b. Perhaps the only other movie to feature a soundtrack (Michael Nyman) as good as the film itself.