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)
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)
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,
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
7.Love and Other Disasters (2007)
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)
Run Time: 95 minutes
Movie Info: Devastated
when his fiancée 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,
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)
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,
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,
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,
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' ^_^