If heading out on Valentine’s Day is not your thing or just not possible, curl up on the couch with your loved one with one of our Top 10 all time favourite romantic date night movies!
The Holiday (2006)
Directed by Nancy Myers, how could this not be a fabulous romcom? With an incredible cast of Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black, The Holiday sees two story lines played out in parallel time on opposite sides of the world. Iris Simpkins (Winslet) and Amanda Wood (Diaz), after being unlucky in love, swap houses over the Christmas Holidays. With Iris swapping her cosy English cottage for a palatial LA mansion, and visa versa for Amanda, the two meet romantic interests creating a wonderful holiday romance for both.
The Notebook (2004)
Not only can we thank the directors of The Notebook for giving us Ryan Gosling but also for creating a heartfelt, touching movie we all fell in love with.
In 1940s South Carolina, mill worker Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) and rich girl Allie (Rachel McAdams) are desperately in love. But her parents don’t approve. When Noah goes off to serve in World War II, it seems to mark the end of their love affair. In the interim, Allie becomes involved with another man (James Marsden). But when Noah returns to their small town years later, on the cusp of Allie’s marriage, it soon becomes clear that their romance is anything but over.
The Vow (2012)
The Vow was a box office success and was the 7th highest grossing romantic drama film. Before he graced our screens in Magic Mike, we saw a different side to Channing Tatum in his role as Leo Collins in The Vow. Paige (Rachel McAdams) and Leo (Channing Tatum) are happily married newlyweds when their life is turned upside down when Paige is involved in a car accident resulting in memory loss. When she awakes from her coma, Paige has no memory of Leo leaving the relationship up in the air. Leo’s determination to get Paige to remember is nothing short of honourable especially when Paige rejects Leo for her estranged parents and ex-boyfriend.
Love Actually (2003)
How can you get any more love than ‘Love Actually’; a movieÂ whose story lines are all based around the emotion. Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. We see stories about lust, love triangles, affairs and deep love between the characters who are all connected by ‘six degrees of separation’.
About Time (2013)
About Time is a 2013 British romantic comedy-drama film about a young man with the special ability to time travel who tries to change his past in order to improve his future. StarringÂ Domhnall Gleeson,Â Rachel McAdams,Â Bill Nighy and Margot Robbie, About Time is heartwarming and funny. Mixing romance and comedy, makes for the perfect romcom.
You will never look at a pottery wheel the same way after seeing Ghost! One of the most iconic and romantic movies of the 90’s, starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) is a banker, Molly Jensen (Demi Moore) is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner (Tony Goldwyn) over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. When he learns of Carl’s betrayal, Sam must seek the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) to set things right and protect Molly from Carl and his goons.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
No-one puts baby in the corner! One of the best movies of the 80’s, Dirty Dancing revolves around a love story between Frances Houseman and dance instructor Johnny Castle. Baby Houseman spends her summerÂ at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents.Â Her luck turns around, however, when the resort’s dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby’s father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she’s determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.
The Big Sick (2017)
One of the funniest movies of 2017, The Big Sick takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride with comedy, romance and drama.Â Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma,Â Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
The pairing of Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally seemed the most comfortable partnership.Â HarryÂ andÂ SallyÂ have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.Â The story follows the title characters from the time they meet just before sharing a cross-country drive, through twelve years or so of chance encounters inÂ New York City. The film raises the question “Can men and women ever just be friends?”
Home Again (2017)
HOME AGAINÂ stars Reese Witherspoon as Alice Kinney in a modern romantic comedy. Recently separated from her husband, (Michael Sheen), Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters.Â During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways.
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