The list author says: "I love period romantic dramas and classic movies with a romantic theme. Sometimes it is hard for me to pick between a movie and a mini-series because a mini-series has a shelf life but a movie is a more intense experience and can be enjoyed over and over again.
But I wanted the reader to have a good list of watchable titles - get your PJ's on, cuddle up with your loved ones and enjoy."
"Why? Because it captures the soul mate element of the story by showing the deep connection starting in childhood. Watch out for the scene at Penneston Crag at the beginning. The acting is great, Olivier breaks out at the death scene and blows all the other Heathcliffs away."
"Another film adaptation of a classic book, but it is more watchable over and over again than most of the mini-series. Orson Welles gets Rochester right and yes Jane is too pretty and meek, but the gothic elements are there and I love to have this in my collection."
"Another Olivier movie, there is so much sweetness in the love of these two characters and for me Olivier shows how generous his acting gifts were. He was famous for using costumes and props so effectively for his characters and this one is no exception."
"BBC had no idea this would become a huge hit and the actor Richard Armitage will be one to watch in the future. If you want to see more of his work there is a great website: Richardarmitage.net with tons of info. Armitage is really amazing and the final train scene... you will just swoon. Really lovely story."
""I love him something awful"....... Here is a movie where the two main characters are not glamorous yet they can still have a profound love affair. . And no other actor in the world could do what Nicholas Cage did in the scene where he tips over the table. Think about it."
"If you ever want to reach through the screen and strangle a character (Brionni) this is the movie. Romantic, sexy, sad, and thrilling. Great performances all around and so believable for a piece of fiction."
"Great, lovely romance and story but hard to watch Older Dorrit, the father, for me he got really annoying, usually Dickens allows me to sympathize with the worst of characters but I couldn't warm to this guy, gave me the creeps."