Sunday, February 9, 2014

TOP 11: Romantic Movies for Valentine's Day

Everyone of us loves a good romance - to feel that emotional tug in every scene and of course expect happy endings at the end. There are lots of romantic movies, yet here's my handpicked list that you may consider watching this Valentines day or maybe just any other day. (not in particular order).

11. Emma (1996)
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo, and Greta Scacchi
Run Time: 121 minutes
Movie Info: A young woman (Paltrow) in rural 19th century England plays her town's matchmaker in an adaption of Jane Austen's classic novel. Her rather unsuccessful attempts at matchmaking on her unsuspecting friends lead to complications, especially as she finally realizes the person she truly loves.

Favorite Quote: "I rode through the rain! I'd ride through worse than that if I could just hear your voice telling me that I might, at least, have some chance to win you."

10. Return To Me (2000)
Starring: David Duchovny and Minnie Driver
Run Time: 115 minutes
Movie Info: A happily married man's (Duchovny) life changes when his wife dies from complications after a car accident. A young woman (Driver) is given a second chance at life with a heart transplant, and helps her grandfather run an Irish-theme restaurant. The two meet at the restaurant and fall in love, but complications ensue when the woman learns her heart transplant came from his wife.

Favorite Quote: "I know that what's happened has been overwhelming. And I know it's going to take a while to sort it all out. But while you're sorting, I want you to remember that all the times I prayed that Gracie would have a second chance at life, I always knew that if God blessed us, the heart she got would have to be from a very special person if it were going to be at home in Grace. When she met you, her heart beat truly for the first time. Perhaps it was meant to be with you always."

9. While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Starring: Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman
Run Time: 103 minutes
Movie Info: A lonely young train ticket collector (Bullock) rescues an unconscious commuter (Pullman) from certain death after he falls onto the rails. While visiting him at the hospital, a nurse tells his family that she's his fiancee and she doesn't have the courage to correct them -- will she be able to keep up the charade?

Favorite Quote: "Do you believe in love at first sight? Nah, I betcha don't, you're probably too sensible for that. Or have you ever, like, seen somebody? And you knew that, if only that person really knew you, they would, well, they would of course dump the perfect model that they were with, and realize that you were the one that they wanted to, just, grow old with."

 8.  P.S. I Love You (2007)
Starring: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr. 
Run Time: 126 minutes
Movie Info: A grieving young widow discovers her late husband has left her a list of tasks revealed in 10 messages delivered anonymously, intended to ease her out of grief and transition her to a new life.

Favorite Quote:  "Just create something new and there it is, and its you out in the world, outside of you. And you can look at it, or hear it, or read it, or feel it and you know a little more about you. A little more than anyone else does." -Holly

7.Love and Other Disasters (2007)
Starring: Brittany Murphy, Matthew Rhys, Catherine Tate
Run Time: 90 minutes
Movie Info:  Emily "Jacks" Jackson, who spent her childhood in America, now lives and works in London, at British Vogue, and shares an apartment with her gay friend Peter Simon, a screenwriter. Afraid to be disappointed by a serious relationship, Jacks prefers to spend her free time with her friends and sleep with her ex-boyfriend, James, whom she doesn't love. Peter, who has never been in a relationship, spends too much time in his dreams and as a result cannot fall in love with a real person. It gets more complicated with the entrance of Paolo, a photography assistant for one of the photographers at Vogue. As the film develops, they come to realize their mistakes and eventually reach their happy endings.

Favorite Quote: "Maybe true love is a decision. You know, a decision to take a chance with somebody, to give to somebody without worrying whether they'll give anything back, or if they're gonna hurt you, or if they really are the one. Maybe love isn't something that happens to you. Maybe it's something you have to choose."

6. Over Her Dead Body (2008)
Starring: Eva Longoria, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell
Run Time: 95 minutes
Movie Info: Devastated when his fiancĂ©e Kate is killed on their wedding day, Henry reluctantly agrees to consult a psychic named Ashley at the urging of his sister Chloe. Despite his skepticism over her psychic abilities, Henry finds himself falling hard for Ashley, and vice versa. But there is a big snag. Ashley is being haunted by Kate’s ghost, who considers it her heavenly duty to break up Henry and Ashley's fledgling romance, if it is the last thing she does on this earthly plane.

Favorite Quote: "Angels are magical, they don't need wings to fly."

5. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
Run Time: 122 minutes
Movie Info: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return.As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.

Favorite Quote: "Most people lose the ability to see silver linings even though they are always there above us almost every day."

4.Going the Distance (2010)
Starring:  Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Ron Livingston
Run Time: 103 minutes
Movie Info: A romantic comedy centered on a guy and a gal who try to keep their love alive as they shuttle back and forth between New York and San Francisco to see one another.

Favorite Quote: "Now, look, I have done the long distance thing. And it is hard. As hell. And it doesn't matter how good the relationship is, it literally can just rip it apart. Look, it is just very hard to be away from the person you love for months at a time. "

3. Serendipity (2001)
Starring:  John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven |
Run Time: 93 minutes
Movie Info: A couple reunite years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together.

Favorite Quote: "You don't have to understand. You just have to have faith... faith in destiny."

2. If Only (2004)
Starring:  Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paul Nicholls, Tom Wilkinson
Run Time: 96 minutes
Movie Info: It takes a tragedy to teach the young businessman Ian to put love ahead of work and open up to his musician girlfriend Samantha.

Favorite Quote: "You know that's out of control. The only thing should can control are your own choices."


1. Valentine's Day (2010)
Starring:  Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway
Run Time: 120 minutes
Movie Info: Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.

Favorite Quote: "When you love someone, you love all of them... you gotta love everything about them, not just the good things but the bad things too. The things that you find lovable and the things you don't. "

Enjoy watchin' ^_^

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