Happy Valentine’s Day everyone, whether you’re in a relationship or single I hope you’ve been having a lovely day. And if you don’t celebrate this holiday, then I hope you’re having a good day anyway.
In honour of today I put together a list of my favourite Romantic movies, in no particular order. Although I am starting with my all time favourite.
- Love Actually – I know this is regarded as a Christmas film to some of us, myself included, it’s still a romance film that is just as enjoyable at any time of the year. If you haven’t seen this film, you really should. It centres around a group of people at Christmas time in London, all with different problems and messy love lifes. That’s it in a nutshell but trust me it is amazing. Also it has an amazing cast featuring Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman ❤
- The Notebook – If you want to cry at a film, watch this. This is one of those films that tugs at your heart strings whether you’ve seen it once or ten times. It’s based on a Nicholas Sparks book, which should tell you straight away it’s going to be sad. But it’s brilliant. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachael McAdam’s as two young lovers who are separated by their social class (he’s poor, she’s rich) It’s the perfect Valentine’s film if you want to feel a little emotional.
- Dirty Dancing – This film has Patrick Swayze. Need I say more? The man was an absolute dreamboat and the music is amazing, the dancing is amazing (obviously), it’s just a timeless classic.
- 10 Things I Hate About You – I absolutely love this movie. I love everything about it but the classroom scene with Julia Stiles’ character pouring her heart out to Heath Ledger gets me every time. It’s funny, it’s sweet, it’s great.
- A Walk to Remember – Another adaption from a Nicholas Sparks book (which I haven’t read, just saw the film) and another tearjerker. I only saw this for the first time a couple of months ago and I honestly don’t know why it took so long. I think because I had heard how sad it was I avoided it because I cry easily at films. And wow did I cry. It had me in an emotional mess by the end of it but I’d recommend it to anyone. It stars Mandy Moore and Shane Dawson who play highschoolers who fall in love after he is made to community service by being in the school play, where he meets a Reverend’s daughter, Jamie.
So are these my top 5 favourite romance films, all perfect for a movie night in whether it’s Valentine’s Day or not. Just grab a box or two of tissues, some ice cream, pizza and you’re good to go. Hope you’re having a great day whatever you’re doing!