Romantic(ish) Movies for Geeks
I’ve never been the stereotypical girl. For example, I don’t like rom coms, or any other romance movies, or romance novels. A few times this has made it a bit difficult when trying to socialize with female friends, and coworkers. Honestly, I’m probably the only girl I know who is not into any kind of romantic stuff.
Then I realized that one of my favorite movies, and books, of all time is “The Princess Bride“. It may not be the typical definition of a romance movie, but it is a fairy tale, about a “Princess Bride”, and her true love. This might be the closest thing there is to me being into anything “romantic”. It helps that there’s a dashing Spanish swordsman (Inigo was my biggest crush for, like, ever), a giant, an evil prince, and of course there’s adventure, and more!
With this in mind I started to wonder if there was anything else I liked that could be considered “romance”. I managed to come up with a couple more movies…
Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
Typically the first things that comes to mind with this movie are, pirates, and Captain Jack Sparrow. But when you think about it, it’s pretty clear that the story of the developing romance between Will and Elizabeth is a big focus. Sure, there’s also the pirates, action, and adventure in there, if there wasn’t I might never have watched it.
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Some people might think of it more as a musical comedy, like I always did. (BTW, it’s another Elwes film). This one actually should have been obvious to me. After all, with most Robin Hood stories there is always a strong focus on the Robin Hood and Maid Marian romance, just like there is with this one.
Well folks, this was the best I could come up with. Of course there are plenty of other geeky/nerdy type films where there are romantically involved characters, but I was thinking more along the lines of films where that romance played a major part in the story. What movies do you think could be considered romantic? Let me know in the comments!