I love movies. Especially romantic, sweep-me-off -my -feet movies, with hot chocolate and rocky road ice cream. I love the first kiss, the bittersweet good bye, the whole lost you and found you happily ever after thing.
I’ve read that some people believe romantic comedies are very bad for a girl. They are like the binge of the mind. We get so fat with the fantasy that we forget the real thing. But I disagree. I believe a good romantic comedy should be just as rich and magical as chocolate cake. It should have laughter, and magic and a happy ending. Real girls (and women) love fairytales, it is like taking a mental bubble bath.
Some of my favorite romances laced with the mystical and magical elements that represent the power of love. These films took love beyond our imagination, love that transcended the ages. It showed love as the power that binds throughout any dimension you happen to be on.
The following are some of my favorite romantic movies with a paranormal flavor. I’ll admit some of these movies are a bit “old” but still spark the imagination.
Here comes Mr. Jordan (the remake is Heaven can Wait. with Warren Beatty and another remake was with Chris Rock, in Down to Earth) This is a delightful film with Claude Raines as Mr. Jordan, and Robert Montgomery as Joe the Boxer, who is mistakenly taken to heaven before his time. Mr. Jordan has to give Joe a second chance. However Joe cannot take his own body back, he has to take the body of someone else. (Robert Montgomery was the father of Elizabeth Montgomery, star of Bewitched. ). That someone else is a crooked millionaire. So Joe rights a wrong and gets a second chance.
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I married a Witch: Sexy Veronica Lake (Jennifer) and Fredrick March (Jonathan) started in this 1943 romantic comedy about an irresistible witch who is out to fulfill an old curse. The story goes that she and her father were burned at the stake as witches during the Salem Witch trials. The witches swore the prosecutors and his descendents would never have love in their lives. The lovely Miss Lake with her peek-a-boo hairstyle captures the heart of the ancestor of the prosecutors and the rest is….well magical folly with love as the result.
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The Enchanted Cottage: This filmed had a serious tone that tugged at the heartstrings with its simple beauty. The 1945 film starred Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire as two scarred and simple people who fall in love. “Oliver Bradford (Robert Young) is disfigured by war wounds, he hides from his family. Laura Pennington (Dorothy McGuire) is a shy, homely maid who tidies up the place. Oliver and Laura gradually fall in love and discover that their feelings for each other have mysteriously transformed them. He appears handsome to her, and she seems beautiful to him. This is only perceived by the two lovers (and the audience), not by others. Laura comes to believe that the cottage is “enchanted” because it was once often rented to honeymoon couples. “ Find it Here! CLICK