Watching some true romance classics has been one of the most popular ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. These movies may include everything: great acting, witty dialogue, lots of sparks, and, true love. For those of you staying in with your Valentine, here’s a list of top 10 Valentine’s Movies to put you in a romantic mood for 2015 Valentine’s Day celebration. You probably have some of these in your collection already. Get the best movie player, pop some popcorn and watch these love stories unfold in the comfort of your living rooms.
Take a trip to romantic Italy with enduring stars Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. Hepburn, who won an Oscar for this breakout role, plays a demure European princess bored with her official duties. Peck is the handsome American newspaper reporter she falls for on her day under cover as an ordinary girl.
Based on the Nicholas Sparks’ tearjerker, the movie follows Allie and Noah’s long romance, starting as a teenage-summer fling. Although Noah is from the wrong side of the tracks, Allie falls helplessly in love, but the summer comes to an end. Allie is engaged to another man when the two reunite, but all the same feelings are still there. Played by former real-life couple Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, their chemistry brings the romance to life on screen.
The characters are falling in love, falling out of love, some are with right people, some are with the wrong people, some are looking to have an affair, some are in the period of mourning; a capsule summary of reality. Love begins and love ends. They flirt a lot. They are all flirting with love. At all ages and social levels, love is the theme. Romantic love and brotherly love is the hotchpotch through out the movie. Most of the movie is filmed in London, during Christmas and the characters all ended up at Heathrow airport a very uplifting note.
Crazy, Stupid, Love
This witty comedy for a new era reminds us that love is a journey, not a destination. Emily (Julianne Moore) abruptly announces that she’s had an affair and wants a divorce from her sweet, unsuspecting husband, Cal (Steve Carell). Reeling from the shock, Cal turns to a young player, Jacob (Ryan Gosling), to learn to up his “game” to woo his wife back. Meanwhile, Jacob finds himself falling for awkward Anna (Emma Stone).
The British romantic comedy stars Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts as quite the unlikely couple. Grant’s character owns a bookshop in London, and Julia’s Roberts’ character, who is an A-list American movie star (she is basically playing herself) comes into the store one fateful day. The international movie star falls in love with the small town British simpleton.
What would a top 10 list be without this stylish classic? Humphrey Bogart plays Rick Blaine, an expatriate American and former freedom fighter who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during World War II. Ingrid Bergman is his former love, Ilsa, who’s in town with her husband, a resistance leader. Bogart and Bergman are suave, the setting is cosmopolitan, and the politics are intriguing.
James “King of the World” Cameron’s magnum opus charmed billions (literally) of moviegoers around the world. It’s a love story that transcends class, circumstance, and even life – not to mention one really big boat. Be forewarned: At a running time of over three hours, this movie is a commitment in itself.
Industrialist Sam Dodsworth (Walter Huston) has worked hard all his life. Now he wants the romantic youth he never had. He sells the business and sets on a world tour with his wife, Fran (Ruth Chatterton), who turns out to be more susceptible to sexual fantasies than he. Then he finds an escape valve in a beguiling divorcee (Mary Astor). Will he take it? Will he realize, in the movie’s most famous line, that “Love has got to stop some place short of suicide”? This adaptation of the Sinclair Lewis novel, directed by William Wyler, shows Hollywood at its most mature, least judgmental — a movie that touches the heart without ever losing its head.
Just Like Heaven
A career-driven doctor, played by Reese Witherspoon, falls into a coma, and her apartment is rented to a widower, played by Mark Ruffalo. Even though she’s still alive, the woman comes back to live in the apartment as a spirit. The widower starts falling for the woman (who only he can see) even though she wants him out of her house.
Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) and Molly Jensen (Demi Moore) refuse to let a little thing like mortality get in the way of their love. Sam is killed in a botched mugging, and he returns from the grave to right a few wrongs and say goodbye to Molly, with the help of medium Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg). Who says true love can’t last forever?
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