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Added by Joseph Grey

on 27 Jul 2012 02:59

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The Things We Do for Love

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1. Somewhere in Time (1980)
Richard and Elise


What he did:
Forsake the present for the past
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2. Legends of the Fall (1994)
Tristan and Susannah


What they did:
Love at first sight despite her engagement to Tristan's brother Henry



Alfred and Susannah


What he did:
Stole his brother Tristan's wife


Tristan and Isabel Two


What they did:
Get over the past and start a new life together

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3. Roman Holiday (1953)
Princess Ann and Joe



What he did:
Unselfishly let her return to her life
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4. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
James Bond and Tracy


What they did:
Get married

Yeah, seriously. Even James Bond wasn't immune to marriage. Of course, some folks refuse to acknowledge this movie for various trivialities. But, as a fan of Diana Rigg, that in itself is a reason to like the movie.
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5. Casino Royale (2006)
James Bond and Vesper Lynd



What he did:
Used the word 'Love' in a sentence... and actually meant it.

Tragic really... doesn't he know what happens when any 007 starts growing attachments? Didn't he watch 'Her Majesty's Secret Service'?
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6. Superman (1978)
Jor-El and Lara


What they did:
Send their child away from destruction


Superman and Lois Lane


What he did:
Altered the course of human history

The AI created by Superman's father specifically told him that he could not change the course of human history. But he did it anyway, to save Lois Lane.
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7. Legend (1985)
Lili and Jack


What he did:
Fought Darkness to get her back



A little side note: Probably one of the best movie couples I've ever seen.
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8. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Hawkeye


and Cora


what he did:
Rescue her from the murderous Magua
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9. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
The Bride


What she did:
Wiggle her big toe


Collect Sword


Hack Limbs



I suppose you could argue that this doesn't belong with the rest on this list. However: she did love Bill, and he loved her back, in his own twisted way.
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10. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Bill and the Bride


What she did:
Reunite with her daughter


Kill Bill
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11. Back to the Future (1985)
George and Lorraine


What he did:
Punch out Biff
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12. Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Emmett and Clara



What he did:
Stay in the past for love, or because he and Clara missed the train. Either way, they were together.
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13. The Dark Knight (2008)
Bruce Wayne


and Rachel Dawes


What he did:
Let her die

Yeah, Bruce Wayne may have loved Rachel, but Batman loved Gotham city a little more.
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14. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
Norah and Nick


What he did:
Make a mix CD


Meet someone new


Say farewell to an old flame

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15. Constantine (2005)
Constantine and Angela


What he did:
Go to hell


Challenge Gabriel


Make a deal with Lucifer


and give Lucifer the finger

At face perhaps, this doesn't seem like much of a love story. But, if you start tallying all the stuff Constantine did to save the living Dodson twin, you realize he sacrificed more than most men do for the hand of a lady.
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16. What Dreams May Come (1998)
Chris and Annie


What he did:
Choose hell over heaven

Would you go to hell to look for your loved one?
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17. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Clementine and Joel


What he did:
Erase her


What she did:
Erase him


Love can leave scars. Sometimes people can try to make those scars go away.
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18. Before Sunrise (1995)
Celine and Jesse


What they did:
Have a 24 hour adventure



Also, one of the best movie couples.
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19. Possession (1981)
Mark and Anna


What he did:
Go crazy


What she did:
Go even crazier


I couldn't explain this movie to myself, let alone to someone else. But, it was clear to me by the actions of the two main characters, that they did love each other at some points during the film... or was it merely obsession? Sometimes, the two can overlap.
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20. One Crazy Summer (1986)
Cassandra and Hoops


What he did:
Get creative, and overcome his fears to save Cassandra's house


Actually, Hoops did a lot to help Cassandra. When he first meets her, he helps her escape from some mad bikers. He should have learned immediately she'd be a lot of trouble.
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21. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
Charlie and Léna


What she did:
Pull Charlie out of his nihilistic shell


What he did:
Go back into his nihilistic shell

(I mean nihilism in terms of definition number 4a: an extreme form of skepticism: the denial of all real existence or the possibility of an objective basis for truth.)

This is definitely not the feel good movie of the summer. And I'm starting to think by my choices that I don't watch many romantic movies.
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22. Garden State (2004)
Sam and Andrew


What he did:
Get over his fear of living




Yes, finally a straightforward romantic story. I completely forgot about this one, even though I own it.
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23. The Graduate (1967)
Elaine and Ben


What he did:
Completely ruin Elaine's wedding

Pretty messed up if you think about it. His love for Elaine definitely earned him a lot of enemies.

But the again, fortune favors the bold
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24. Say Anything... (1989)
Lloyd and Diane


What she did:
Give Lloyd a pen


What he did:
This


This 80's high school romance story really doesn't play out the way a lot of them did. I didn't see this one until I was grown up, and I like it more than some of the other 80's young adult movies I have seen.
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25. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Mercedès and Edmond


and Fernand


What Fernand did:
Frame Edmond, steal his fiancee, ruin his life

The Fernand of this movie version is a pretty bad dude. He took everything he could from his best friend Edmond, and he didn't even cherish the things he stole.

What Edmond did:
Re-direct Fernand's money, steal his wife, ruin his life

Seems kind of fitting, considering the terrible things Edmond had to endure. But, his love for Mercedes, plus a healthy dose of vengeance kept him focused.
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26. Wings of Desire (1987)
Marion and Damiel


What He Did:
Forsake Immortality for Love

In terms of the most romantic things ever done, this has to rank near the top. It's not every day an angel would want a mortal life, just for a girl.
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This is a list describing some of the things that characters have done in movies for, or because of love. This is not just romantic love, but also love for family, or friends. I will be adding more to the list.

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 27 12:32
Celine and Jesse are my favorite movie couple. :)
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 27 14:05
Creative as always.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 30 17:44
Great list!
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 18 3:43
Titanic, Jack and Rose. He knowingly allowed Rose to lie upon the floating door whilst he froze to death in the sea and sunk to the bottom of the ocean... Then he waited for her once died as he prophesied, as a little old lady in her bed, and they were reunited upon the ill-fated liner. Also The Fountain. Tom, throughout the ages, tries to awaken his dead soulmate Izzi by the Tree of Life.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 15 16:18
Very creative list and fine choices.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 25 2:09
one of the best lists I've seen lately.
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 10 19:35
Brilliant list, great choices
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 11 19:06
Awesome list!
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Jun 12 3:19
Now I've got that Meatloaf song in my head,... ;-)

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