Romantic Movies for Valentine’s Day (Even if you hate it)

I’ve always been a big fan of chick flicks. Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, and I love lists, I decided to celebrate my love for chick flicks…. with a list!

 

Romantic Movies for Valentine’s Day:

 

#1. City of Angels

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Romantic Movies: City of Angels

Prepare for an endless list of movies with Meg Ryan. One of my favorite favorite movies ever is City of Angels, the curious story of Seth, an angel that falls in love with a human doctor, Maggie, after she tries to save the life of a patient. Seth, captivated by Maggie’s carefree, yet compassionate nature, allows himself to be “seen” by her- both physically and emotionally (tear!). Finally, Seth faces a choice- give up eternity to be with the woman he loves or (you guessed it) lose her to another man!

 ”I wait all day, just hoping for one more minute with you, and I don’t even know you.”

#2. When Harry Met Sally

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Romantic Movies: When Harry Met Sally

Another Meg Ryan flick. Don’t hate, Meg Ryan is amazing and everybody knows it. The story of boy meets girl, boy and girl hate each other, boy and girl meet again, again and again, decide to be best friends, then fall in love. Billy Crystal in the only role I’ve ever taken him seriously in (besides Mike from Monsters Inc, obviously), with an always superb Meg Ryan. Crystal plays a narcissist womanizer with Ryan as her bubbly, quirky self- both tragically unlucky in love.

“I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

#3. You’ve Got Mail

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Romantic Movies: You’ve Got Mail

MEG RYAN! Books! Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks and Books!

#4. Heartbreaker

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Romantic Movies: Heartbreaker

Confession: I’m not a huge fan of Dirty Dancing. I know, take away my girl card.But I AM a fan of this foreign film Heartbreaker.Some skinny actor with a lot of hair plays a man who professionally breaks up bad relationships.He’s hired to break up Vanessa Paradis (amazing) and Rick from The Walking Dead– who are seemingly, the perfect couple. With some clever digging, Alex (that’s the hairy guy) finds out her likes, and a couple of fancy dance moves later (Dirty Dancing style), Paradis falls for him. But will she find out his secret? (She obviously does).

Forget quotes, watch this amazing clip of Alex dancing.
It’s probably the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen.

#5. Top Gun

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Romantic Movies: Top Gun

The perfect date movie. Why?
Combines three awesome things- planes, aviator sunglasses and a love story.  (Also, there’s a great drinking game to go along with it)

Oh wait another thing-

MEG RYAN IS IN IT!

She’s Goose’s wife!

 

#6. Bridget Jones Diary (1&2)

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Romantic Movies: Bridget Jones……Adorbs!

I count these movies as one. Renee Zellweger plays the hilarious, yet clueless Bridget Jones torn between two men- Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.
Grant is the charming bad boy, Firth is the adorable underdog…
Besides Zelleweger’s charming antics, the Hugh Grant one liners can’t be missed.

#7. Love Actually

 

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Romantic Movies: Love Actually

Love Actually is a very cliche addition to the list, but it’s the cutest movie ever. It’s the story of multiple relationships — old love, new love, unrequited.
A little of everything.
Sheriff Rick makes an appearance in this one too…. another YouTube clip, so grab your tissues! (Unrealistic, but sweet)

#8. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Romantic Movies: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

A classic, and definitely one of my favorite movies. Holly Golightly, a New York socialite looking for a life of luxury who becomes close with her neighbor, writer Paul Varjak.
Golightly is looking for a rich suitor, while Varjak is having an affair with a married woman with horrible teeth. Audrey Hepburn is wonderful and delightful, as usual.
The best part of the movie is when she sings Moon River.

And, if you hate movies about love!

#9. PS. I Love You

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Romantic Movies: P.S. I Love You

I didn’t expect to love this movie, but it was soooo good. I’m not a huge Hilary Swank fan, but she really owned this role.
Holly is devastated after she loses the love of her life to a brain tumor, but on her 30th birthday, she starts to receive letters and gifts from her late husband, encouraging her to move on with her life.
Ireland. Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Karaoke. I’m sold.

#10. 500 Days of Summer

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Romantic Movies: 500 Days of Summer

If you’re looking for a movie about devastating breakups, this is it. Aspiring architect Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) falls hard for Summer (Zooey Deschanel), who doesn’t believe in love. Really. After a whirlwind relationship, Summer suddenly (or so he thinks) breaks up with him with no explanation. He relives the moments of their relationship, desperately trying to figure out where he went wrong- only to discover that maybe, they just weren’t meant to be.

 What’s your favorite romantic movie?

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