Gotta a little love on the brain these days? I certainly do. Here is a list of my favorite, modern on-screen couples and films that embody my perfect idea of that mushy-gushy feeling we all fall victim to this time of year.
What could be more romantic (and identifiable) than an anxious, romantically-scarred woman meeting a fedora-clad soulful man, and the neurotic, hit & miss relationship that ensues. Set against a sexy soundtrack by Scratch Massive, this film depicts my ideal romance.
Natural Born Killers.
Mickey and Mallory Knox. “'Til you and I die, and die, and die again; 'til death do us part” These two have developed a cult following. They are quoted, idolized and put on a pedestal for all the people who live in love’s fast lane.
Clarence Worley and Alabama Whitman. Because nothing can sour a romance that
begins with a Kung Fu movie.
Bonnie and Clyde.
Those that swipe together, spend life together.
2 Days in Paris.
Jack and Marion. Just watch this scene. Parfait!
Eagle vs. Shark.
Jarrod and Lily. Predatory animal costumes, matching moles and hopeless misfits, Match made in awkward heaven.
Mr. Grey and Lee Holloway. Because nothing says love better than a spank and a raise.
Lars and the Real Girl.
By far the most heart-wrenching film on the list.
Best in Show.
Gerry and Cookie Fleck. It’s a dog eat dog world out there; and these two tackle every situation in a very lovable way.
Lost in Translation.
Bob Harris and Charlotte. This movie brought the sexy back into karaoke! Not to mention, Bill Murray is such a fox!
Although all the interaction in this movie is twisted and messy, so many revelations about relationships are made and questions about love become even more complex.
“No one will ever love you as much as I do. Why isn't love enough? “
Before Sunrise / Before Sunset.
Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. These two were made for each other.
Paris, Siblings, Eroticism. ‘Nuff said.
An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus. Diane Arbus and Lionus Sweeny. A retired, side-show-attraction seduces his curious
neighbor into his dreamy world of freaks and marginalized people….sounds like how I met my last dinner date