Valentine’s Day for some couples is all hearts and flowers. For others who have been in long-term relationships it may seems more like amateur night. While many couples may feel compelled to spend the night out dining, others may prefer to stay home, cook and snuggle up with a good movie.
When it comes to romantic movies, they can be a dime a dozen. The most recent release this Valentine’s Day, The Vow has received less than glowing reviews. Other than Channing Tatum’s abs, the film is apparently a bit bland. Unlike this year's V-D flick. Some movies, make a lasting impression.
Whether they are considered chic flicks, love stories or romantic dramas, we have compiled a list of those romances that hit us with a big red arrow in our Green Patch heart.
Here are our Top 10 for best romantic movies. Is your favorite missing? Share it in comments!
Casablanca: This is one of the best movies ever, in my opinion. What is more tragic than love that will never be. Rick lets Ilsa go rather than sacrifice her safety.
The Quiet Man: Tough guy John Wayne moves to Ireland and has a secret. He woos a lass who thinks he’s a coward. It’s sweet and innocent.
Moonstruck: Classic line: “Love don’t make things nice. It ruins everything.”
Pride and Prejudice (BBC version): Two Words. Mr. Darcy. (Colin Firth) Darcy is one of the richest men around, but Elizabeth Bennet refuses him because of his pride and want of feeling.
Sabrina: Another great movie featuring Humphrey Bogart as the millionaire and Audrey Hepburn as the chauffeur’s daughter. And, a great lesson learned about where you put champagne glasses.
Amelie: It’s in French, but it doesn’t matter. Amelie is quirky and in the process of interfering in others’ lives she falls in love through a photo booth. You don’t even need the subtitles.
Chocolat: 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.
When Harry Met Sally: First they weren’t friends, then they were, then they weren’t, then they got married. Simple as that.
Jane Eyre: Another tragic love story that despite the tragedy does come to fruition.
Bridget Jones’ Diary: Two words. Mr. Darcy. This is a modern day twist on Pride and Prejudice and Colin Firth plays the Darcy-like role again with Hugh Grant taking on the Wickham-like character.