Romance And Movies

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Romance novels and film go together quite nicely. In addition to novels being made into movies for the big screen or television, certain films remain favorites of romance readers and authors.

One film, 1987's Where The Heart Roams, focuses on the romance industry specifically. While the key player in the film is Barbara Cartland, other romance luminaries, such as Rebecca Brandewyne and Janet Dailey. In December 2008, Variety announced that New Regency had acquired a pitched called Mr. Romance; the proposed film was to be based on the actual "Mr. Romance" contest sponsored by Romantic Times Magazine[1].

Romance Novels Made Into Movies

Or television series.


Everyone has a favorite romantic movie. Here are some favorites and why.

  • The Cutting Edge

Romance Authors

Movies that feature romance authors as characters. You go, Joan Wilder!

  • Alex And Emma
  • American Dreamer - JoBeth Williams
  • As Good As It Gets - Jack Nicholson
  • Cross Creek - Mary Steenburgen
  • Don't Tell Her It's Me - Shelley Long
  • Jewel Of The Nile - Kathleen Turner reprises the Joan Wilder role
  • Paperback Hero - Hugh Jackman
  • Paperback Romance - Gia Carides
  • Romancing The Stone - Kathleen Turner plays Joan Wilder
  • She-Devil - Meryl Streep plays Mary Fisher