Here’s looking at you, kid.

My all-time favorite top 5 romantic movies.

1. Casablanca

 

What die-hard romantic has not watched this movie more than once? It has all the elements we love in a great romantic story:

– A drool-worthy, tortured, alpha-hero who never smiles…but you know, soon as he does, women worldwide will gasp after their knees buckle.

– An internally conflicted, intelligent heroine.

– Sexual tension that makes the screen fog up.

– Great dialogue (just like me, I bet a lot of you can remember most of the dialogue from the movie? Right?).

Not only women love this movie, guys love it as well, with an action filled  plot in a war time setting. (Not to mention, it is a great “date movie” for people dating and for married couples. Trust me on this one *smile*)

That heart-rendering scene when Rick walks away from Isla, because he loves her so much. (Okay, he does go off into the sunset with that Laszlo dude, but that relationship has always been up for discussion – not that there’s anything wrong with that, however, in my romance plotting brain, I believe Rick walked away because he adored Isla with all his heart and soul and wanted to keep her safe. That’s why he released her and not because he had any bromance with a capital B going on with his best buddy.)

“Where I’m going, you can’t follow. What I’ve got to do, you can’t be any part of. Ilsa, I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that. Now, now… Here’s looking at you kid.” ~~Rick~~

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