You've got to have the right combination of laughter, romance and beauty. Here are my most reliable summer rom-coms...
1. SABRINA: 1954 (I actually the re-make as well. It has the same plot just different theme)
PLOT: Poor, young girl goes to France to become sophisticated and stylish to win the heart of a rich playboy.
STARS: Audrey Hepburn - Humphrey Bogart - William Holden
HIGHLIGHTS: Gorgeous fashion thanks to Audrey. The music (not a musical) is very romantic. Who doesn't like to watch rich people and their pretty stuff?
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2. APRES VOUS: 2003 (French movie: subtitled)
PLOT: A Mairte d' stops a man in park from killing himself and becomes responsible for putting his love life back together.
STARS: Daniel Auteuil - Jose Garcia - Sandrine Kiberlain
HIGHLIGHTS: It's French! How can you not feel sophisticated? It's very funny with lots of good looking food and flowers. It's tres sexy (but not too sexy).
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3. SINGING IN THE RAIN: 1952 (The Ultimate Musical)
PLOT: The era of sound in movies arrives in the middle of a love triangle between two seasoned movie stars and a young new actress.
STARS: Gene Kelly - Debbie Reynolds - Donald O'Connor
HIGHLIGHTS: Some of the most elaborate song and dance sequences. Gene Kelly(one of the most incredible dancers of all time choreographed a lot of the dance numbers) Lots of grand gestures of romance.
4. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: 2005 ( I know, I know the 1995 British mini series with Colin Firth is the only Pride and Prejudice for some people)
STARS: Kiera Knightly - Matthew (my love) Macfayden
HIGHLIGHTS: The backdrop for the movie is so grandiose. The lighting, the costumes, the music, the landscape... plus it is one of the most romantic stories of all time.
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5. THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES: 1996 (this is my ultimate feel good movie)
PLOT: A man and a woman get married on the basis of intellect and try to stay celibate.
STARS: Jeff Bridges - Barbara Striesand - Lauren Bacall - Pierce Brosnan
HIGHLIGHTS: The most ridiculous plot of all time. The movie is so very sweet and has one of the best movie endings.
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I hope you guys enjoy these films as much as I do. If, you have a top five rom-com list e-mail me them an we will compare notes!