Like you, I have been an avid reader of romance stories for many years. And, like many of you, for many years I have always preferred a good book over the movie version… any day.
It just seems that romance actors tend to take away from the mental images conjured up from my own imagination. It’s not necessarily that I don’t like a particular romantic movie, it is simply that many times a director’s idea of what is romantic comedy, or a steamy scene, or dark romance, often differs from mine. So, for many years, I’ve steered clear of watching the latest and supposedly greatest romantic movie that hits the big screen.
But, to be honest, I couldn’t resist checking out “Fifty Shades of Grey“. The hype was just too much for me to resist. But again, I would say the book was MUCH BETTER. I guess I’m just a reader more than a cinema viewer.
I’ve taken some time to round up the top selling romantic movies as found in Amazon. These movies have proven themselves through reviews and numbers sold. However, I don’t believe every review on Amazon that I read. I still think that many of these reviews are “paid reviews”. In other words, the seller secretly pays outside sources to provide positive reviews, which drives the sales rank higher and higher, leading to even more sales! The great people at Amazon have worked tirelessly to screen out these false reviews, but the thief will steal, no matter how great security becomes.
What is nice, is that you can still get plenty of reviews from other sources on the internet and even magazines and such. If you don’t mind taking a little time to do your research, you may find just what you’re looking for. Now, of course, I’m not suggesting that you do research for every romantic movie that comes along—since some of them are plastered all over billboards and are shoved down our throats routinely. If the reviews are “in your face” and overwhelmingly great, then it is of course likely that it’s a great way to spend a couple of hours. But, for myself, I tend to stay away from these even, until I read the book first. I suppose I’m just not into the hype of it all.
If you’re interested in seeing the top selling romantic movies as offered on Amazon, well, here they are. Again, I’m not one to throw hype at you, so do your due diligence and consider reading the book first!