Unless there is a second miracle this year, BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR will go down as the greatest film of 2013.
It also must take its place among the greatest movie love stories ever made.
For a time, the love story — the romantic drama — was the most popular genre in American cinema. Those days have been over for a while now, but even so, one or two good love stories are made in the United States every year, and the Europeans can always be relied upon to pick up the slack.
Today in honor of the release of BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR, we look back on some of the greatest movie love stories of all time. Some, not all. Plus, a few favorites are included that perhaps aren’t among the greatest but that are pleasing and will do in a pinch. Feel free to add your own favorites in the comments.