In honor of Valentine's Day, here are a few of my favorite romantic scenes from movies, in no particular order.
:: Witness: when John Book sings "What a Wonderful World" to Rachel and leads her in what is probably her first dance.
:: The American President: when President Shepard asks Sydney Ellen Wade to dance at the state dinner.
:: Sleepless in Seattle: when Sam and Annie meet for the first time...in the last scene.
:: Titanic: the sketching scene. (Yes, I still like Titanic. Sue me.)
:: On Her Majesty's Secret Service: the scene in the barn, when James Bond realizes he is actually in love.
:: Singin' In The Rain: the title number.
:: My Fair Lady: "I Could Have Danced All Night", "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face".
:: Princess Mononoke: when Ashitaka first comes to San's rescue.
:: When Harry Met Sally...: another great last scene.
:: Rob Roy: "Do ye know how fine ye are to me, Mary McGregor?" Wow....
:: Friends: Chandler proposes to Monica. (Yes, it's a TV show. Yes, I still watch Friends. Sue me.)
:: Flash Gordon: "Flash! I love you, but we only have eight hours to save the Earth!" (Well, OK, it's not romantic at all. But it is my favorite corny line in a movie full of them.)
:: Braveheart: the secret wedding.
:: Attack of the Clones: the secret wedding.
:: The Simpsons: Yeah, another TV show, but Marge and Homer's backstory is witty and touching.
:: Star Trek (The Original Series): As long as I'm in TV land, the episodes "The City on the Edge of Forever" and "Metamorphosis" are romantic masterpieces.
:: Bull Durham: Yet another great last scene.
:: An Affair to Remember: The whole damn movie.
:: Say Anything: The whole damn movie.
:: Casablanca: The whole damn movie.