February 13, 2012 / Featured articles / 2 comments
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and you we all want some love. I am sure no one will be immune. If you don’t have someone special to share this day with, I think the best way to start something is with asking that someone to watch a movie. Movie watching can be very intimate and maybe it could lead to something beautiful. This is our top 10 movies for Valentine’s Day. This is what we found to be most romantic movies of all time.
More than your average romance flick, Casablanca is widely considered to belong in the lexicon of the best movies ever made. Well-known for its rich dialogue and the fiery chemistry between its stars, Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart, the film presents an amazing tale all about the price of true love set against the backdrop of North Africa during World War II.
2. When Harry Met Sally
Love at first sight, or maybe not. First they weren’t friends, then they were, then they weren’t, then they got married. Simple as that. You’ll love it!
3. An Affair To Remember
In this film, playboy Nicky Ferrante (Grant) and night club singer Terry McKay (Kerr) have an affair while on a cruise from Europe to New York. They agree to meet at the top of the Empire State Building in six months, even though they’re both engaged to other people. After an unfortunate accident, Terry is unable to make the date, and the rest of the film traces their unfolding future. Even if the story sounds uninteresting to you, you should consider watching it just to see Grant in his prime.
4. The Notebook
Perhaps the most striking romance film in recent memory, The Notebook is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. Memorable for its striking visuals and the moving performances of the stars, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, the movie’s story is set in the early 1940s and tells a classic tale of two young lovers who must struggle to be together against the odds.
5. The English Patient
The winner of no fewer than nine Academy Awards, this movie stars Ralph Fiennes as an unknown soldier during World War II and Juliette Binoche as the nurse who comes to love him. The film is divided between exploring the man’s past, which is a convoluted story of romance and betrayal, and his present of love and redemption.
6. An Officer and a Gentleman
This romantic movie starring Debra Winger and Richard Gere explores the true ups and downs of any relation. It is about an individual who realizes his inner strength after he enters an office. He woos a young factory worker but realizes it only later. The movie ends with his happy realization and their union.
Chocolate. Juliette Binoche. Johnny Depp. Enough said. Ok, I’ll elaborate. It’s lent and Binoche’s character brings chocolate to town. She tempts the locals with her chocolate creations and while in the small French town meets Depp, a gypsy.
8. Across The Universe
This musical is loosely tied around the stories taken from more than 30 Beatles songs. The plot revolves around Jude (named after the character from Hey Jude) and Lucy (Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds) who move to New York City to pursue their artistic dreams.
9. A Walk To Remember
In this Nicholas Spark novel-turned-movie Mandy Moore plays a girl with leukemia whose life drastically changes when she meets a boy who is her exact opposite, and warns him not to fall in love with her.
10. Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing is another romantic classic featuring a great performance by the much-missed Patrick Swayze, starring across from Jennifer Grey in this beloved coming-of-age drama. It tells the story of a young woman who escapes her controlling father, and ultimately finds herself, with the help of a sizzling dance instructor who isn’t afraid to break the rules.