Happy Valentine’s Day!
Nothing quite beats watching a predictable, cheesy, romantic movie today so I’ve picked my top 8 favourite romantic movie moments to share! (PS: includes spoilers!)
8. The Vow
Based on a true story, when newlyweds Paige (Rachel McAdams) and Leo are involved in a car accident that puts Paige in a coma, she also loses a lot of her memory. Leo (played by Channing Tatum) demonstrates the faith he has in their love, hoping they can save their marriage, but not without complications…
This scene is when the couple meet again at the end of the movie and as you can guess, it gets all sweet and romantic!
No movie is more romantic than the storyline of Serendipity.
When two twenty-something’s meet in New York they enjoy a spontaneous, romantic, night but they decide to leave their destiny to fate. Deciding that if they were ‘meant to be’ the world would reunite them somehow.
The picture above is from a scene dated 10 years after their first meeting. The story of their lives in-between makes the ending all the more touching.
6. What Happens In Vegas
If you’re looking for a real romantic-comedy then What Happens In Vegas is perfect.
After meeting in Vegas, Jack wins the jackpot using Joy’s coin and they drunkenly get hitched. The judge won’t grant them a divorce until she feels satisfied that the two have given marriage a fair go but they don’t want love, they just want the money.
It’s the start of some hilarious spats between the couple as they try to live under the same roof but true feelings are revealed at the end and they share a romantic kiss nearby the Fire Island lighthouse, her happy place. Ahhh.
5. Because I Said So
I have to admit my absolute love for this movie very early on. It has to be one of my most-watched films.
Diane Keaton plays Daphne, a cool mum of 3, but focuses all her attention on her youngest, Milly, as she is desperate to see her find a good guy after watching her date numerous wrong men.
She interferes with fate by creating a scenario where Milly can meet Jason, a perfect match according to her mum, but little does she know that Johnny, a musician, is also about to make things more complex. As she begins to date them both, she’s unsure about her feelings.
Just as she thinks she’s falling for one of them, he finds out that he’s not the only person she’s been seeing but after some time apart we get to see the gorgeous Johnny (Gabriel Macht) make a romantic speech and they get their happy ending.
4. The Notebook
Every females favourite 1940’s love story.
This movie is full of romantic moments as you watch two young lovers play out their lives but the ending, for me, is so romantic.
We watch nursing home patient, Duke, read a story to a lady with dementia but the moment she realises the story he’s reading is in fact the one she wrote about their own relationship is just heartwarming.
Love takes them to the end of their lives together, both passing away in each other’s arms.
Does it get any sweeter?
3. How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days
She uses him as a subject for her latest magazine article and he uses her to win a bet at work. Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey are the perfect match in this funny and heart-warming romantic comedy.
During a trip to visit Ben’s family she realises that although it started as a bet, their relationship is becoming real.
That whole part of the movie is my favourite but the shower scene coupled by the song ‘Feels Like Home’ by Chantal Kreviazuk is just so romantic.
2. The Girl Next Door
You would probably think a movie about a seemingly normal guy falling for his ex-porn star neighbour could never be… romantic, but I actually think it’s a very sweet film!
There is another scene quite early on in the movie when Elisha Cuthbert’s character walks up the path to her new home and Matthew (Emile Hirsch) sees her for the first time. They way he looks at her, as if no other girl existed, really kicks off the storyline.
It’s the scene above though that I think is so utterly romantic…
Both at a party, he can no longer hold back his feelings for Danielle and interrupts her conversation with one of the popular guys from his school, to kiss her.
Need I say more?
1. Bridget Jones’s Diary
I love both Renée Zellweger and Helen Fielding for bringing this character to life.
The movie is a real girls movie and don’t we all love the ending when she chases Mark Darcy in her knickers, outside in the snow, for a classic movie snog?
I hope you all have a lovely day!