Are you in the mood for a romantic night in with your significant other? We have just the thing for you – a list of our top ten romantic films for a night in front of the fire.
10. Hitch (Tennant, 2005)
Hitch is a film about a male love doctor, Alex Hitchins (Will Smith), who begins to fall in love whilst helping one of his latest clients romance the woman of his dreams; although Hitchins soon begins to realise that his tips and tricks will not work on the columnist from New York, Sara (Eva Mendes). Hitchins continues to pursue Sara despite the complications, making for an excellent romantic comedy.
9. Remember Me (Coulter, 2010)
Remember me is a beautiful film centred around two young lovers, Robert Pattinson plays the lead male, Tyler Hawkins whilst Emilie de Ravin plays Ally Craig, the young girl that Tyler falls in love with. Ally and Tyler come together through a dare that Tyler simply couldn’t resist and with their tragic pasts it’s as if the two were made for each other.
8. P.S. I Love You (LaGravenese, 2007)
Hilary Swank, the young widow named Holly discovers that her deceased husband has left 10 messages to help ease her through the grief and loneliness – an incredible story that could even bring your other half to tears.
7. Romeo + Juliet (Luhrmann, 1996)
Taken from Shakespeare’s famous piece, Romeo and Juliet; this film retains the original text but is much more modern. Romeo is depicted by Leonardo DiCaprio and Juliet is portrayed by Claire Danes – a wonderful film to cosy up with.
6. Love Actually (Curtis, 2003)
Love Actually is an adorable rom-com based around Christmas and how people naturally come together during the festive season. One of the best parts of this film for me was the fact that it showed such a wide variety of people coming together and forming relationships; it inspires hope as shows that anybody can find love.
5. Perfect Sense (Mackenzie, 2011)
As an epidemic that takes away the senses of those with the virus begins a scientist working on the virus and chef trying to compensate for it begin to fall in love. Perfect Sense is an amazing story that will have you grieving for the characters.
4. Ghost (Zucker, 1990)
Ghost is a classic love story with a twist; it’s about a woman that loses her lover and consequently mourns his loss, but what she doesn’t realise is that the strength of his love for her has allowed him to remain on earth and so he hasn’t left her side. A breathtaking film starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore.
3. City of Angels (Silberling, 1998)
A classic tale of forbidden fruits and a love that cannot be – Nicholas Cage plays an angel that falls in love with a doctor, Meg Ryan, whilst taking someone’s soul. Cage eventually gives up his wings and settles with the doctor, but nothing lasts forever…
2. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Schwentke, 2009)
An unbelievable and magical story of a man with a gene that forces him to time travel at some of the most inconvenient moments; this story tells of how the man came to meet and fall in love with his wife and how the gene that he possesses causes complications within his marriage as well as his life. Grab a box of tissues for this one, you’re both going to need them!
1. The Notebook (Cassavetes, 2004)
Begins in a nursing home where an elderly man tells the story of a poor but devoted young man, a rich, well-educated young woman and their fight to overcome their differences in social status. This is a story of true love and how people will endure so that they can be together in the end – based on a novel written by Nicholas Sparks under the same name.
So there you have it; if you’re aiming for a quiet night in with plenty of romance and more than a few tears I would recommend one of the aforementioned films.
Written and compiled by Matt Hughes.
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