Getting into the mood for Valentine’s Day in just THREE days, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite Romance films!! I absolutely LOVE love so I’ve seen a shit ton, to be honest… I could go on and on but I had to narrow it down to My Top Five Favorites! (*These are in no specific order*):
He’s Just Not That Into You
Synopsis: “A group of interconnected, Baltimore-based twenty- and thirtysomethings navigate their various relationships from the shallow end of the dating pool through the deep, murky waters of married life, trying to read the signs of the opposite sex–and hoping to be the exceptions to the “no-exceptions” rule. Gigi just wants a man who says he’ll call–and does–while Alex advises her to stop sitting by the phone. Beth wonders if she should call it off after years of committed singlehood with her boyfriend, Neil, but he doesn’t think there’s a single thing wrong with their unmarried life. Janine’s not sure if she can trust her husband, Ben, who can’t quite trust himself around Anna. Anna can’t decide between the sexy married guy, or her straightforward, no-sparks standby, Conor, who can’t get over the fact that he can’t have her. And Mary, who’s found an entire network of loving, supportive men, just needs to find one who’s straight.” (via Bing)
My Thoughts: First of all, this movie has a STELLAR cast. There’s Justin Long, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, and Bradley Cooper. Ginnifer Goodwin is lesser known but is the absolute star of this movie. I adore ALL of them, though. The other couples are all interesting and their story lines are so real, too. There isn’t one couple that you are like, “okay, that’s enough… let’s get to the more interesting people!” about but I will admit Goodwin’s character (Gigi) leads my favorite story line. I love a movie that focuses on more than one couple and this movie does an absolutely perfect job of creating a variety of love stories… the best part is you are able to fully and completely invest yourself in each and every one.
My Rating: 5/5 stars IMDb Rating: 6.4/10 stars
10 Things I Hate About You
Synopsis: “Popular, pretty Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik) is in a dilemma. A family rule forbids her from dating until her unpopular, rebellious, boy-hating older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) gets a suitor of her own. In an attempt to win Bianca, a potential boyfriend (Andrew Keegan) desperately attempts to set Kat up with Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger), another rebel whom may just be able to win Kat’s heart.” (via Bing)
My Thoughts: I could watch this movie over and over again and still cry every single time! Heath Ledger (R.I.P. ❤) and Julia Stiles have serious chemistry… they are so good together. Their emotions are strong, you can feel everything they are feeling as you watch their love story unfold. I don’t think you can watch this movie without tearing up… if you say you can… I don’t believe you! Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character and his side love story in this movie is super cute, too.
My Rating: 5/5 stars IMDb Rating: 7.2/10 stars
Synopsis: “High school senior Lloyd Dobler wants nothing more than to go out with beautiful and intelligent Diane Court. Lloyd attempts to win her heart over the objections of her over-protective father before Diane leaves for a scholarship in England.” (via Bing)
My Thoughts: Unlike the other four movies I listed (above and below), which I’ve seen time and time again, I watched this movie very recently and just once but I fell deeply in love with the story line immediately. John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler was beyond perfect. He is just boy-next-door handsome if you look at him at first glance but his character in this movie makes him sooo sexy, which is the highest compliment. Any and every girl who watches this movie will wish to find someone who loves them as much as Lloyd Dobler loves Diane Court. Diane is just so adorable, too. I love them together.
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars IMDb Rating: 7.4/10 stars
Synopsis: “A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.” (via IMDb)
My Thoughts: I don’t care if you’ve seen this 100 times… it is still just as good the 101st time. I promise. Noah and Allie’s love story has every “relationship goal” in it… from beginning to end, their story is everything you’ve ever hoped for. Noah (Ryan Gosling) is soooo dreamy… as is Allie (Rachel McAdams), really. I can’t even decide who is dreamier. You are able to feel their passion for each other electrocute you through the screen. This film will have you drowning in your tears and tissues… trust me.
My Rating: 5/5 stars IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
A Walk To Remember
Synopsis: “The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.” (via IMDb)
My Thoughts: This movie is a serious tear-jerker. You will cry… cry… and then cry again. Mandy Moore and Shane West are both beautiful, beautiful people. Their love seems real and not at all forced. I have no other words for this movie besides: beautiful. If you’ve already seen it… you know exactly what I mean and why I’ve chosen that word and if you haven’t… watch it this Valentine’s Day, please.
My Rating: 5/5 stars IMDb Rating: 7.4/10 stars
What are some of your favorite romance (or romantic comedy) films?! Please, share them with me in my comments (down below). I’m curious to know which movies about love you guys have seen and would recommend!?