I am totally in love with romantic Valentine's Day movies and every February I think,
"What do I need to watch?" And I only come up with the same 5 movies.
I decided to make a list, like my list of Christmas movies, so I'll always
have the list handy and ready for my next girls' night in movie night!
I'm counting down 30 of my favorite romantic movies that are great for Valentine's Day
or anytime you're in the mood for a good love story.
1. An Affair to Remember
"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories and
we've already miss the spring!"
It has Cary Grant as the leading man, so how can you say no to this classic.
Plus, it's one I can watch with my mom and my Grandma!
2. 13 Going on 30
"I love you too, Jenna. I've always loved you."
Jennifer Garner does the perfect impression of a 13 year old girl and I love
all the references to 80's pop culture, because I was a kid in the 80's.
Can you imagine going to bed 13 and waking up 30? I'd totally freak!
"I'm single, because, apparently the only good men are fictional."
I loved the book by Shanon Hale and Keri Russell does a good job of bringing
Jane Hayes and her Mr. Darcy obsession to life.
I often imagine what it would be like to live when men were men and women
wore corsets . . .
4. Bed of Roses
"Every now and then everybody's entitled to too much perfection."
It's been years since I watched this movie, but I remember that after watching it
I was obsessed with purple sterling roses and too much perfection.
5. Benny & Joon
"Having a Boo Radley moment, are we?"
And I would walk 5,000 miles, and I would walk 5,000 more . . .
You know you started singing that as soon as you saw the movie poster below.
Love this quirky pair and their quirky love. And SO many great quotes!
"But dreams do come true. And maybe something wonderful will happen."I've been dreaming of my true loves kiss! I love everything about this movie!
Music. Romance. Dancing. A prince.
Plus, I love that they poke fun at the fairytale idea of love.
7. Ever After
"I know that a life without love is not a life at all."
I love a good Cinderella story. I collect picture books because I love this classic story
told from different perspectives. This is a sweet story and Angelica Houston is the
perfect wicked step mother!
8. Far and Away
"Tell me! Tell me ya like my hat!"
The chemistry between these two is real and oozes off the screen.
I'm always cheering for them til the end!
9. Fools Rush In
"You are everything I never knew I always wanted."
The first time I saw this movie I was on a crazy adventure with college friends
involving Las Vegas, my car breaking down just outside of Mesquite,
and a Dam tour. I have fond memories of this movie, but I'm not sure if it's the
circumstances surrounding it or the movie itself.
"One dance, one look, one kiss, that's all we get, Albert. Just *one shot* to make
the difference between happily-ever-after,
I love me some Will Smith, especially when he's helping the underdog get the girl.
Such a cute, cute movie!
11. Hope Floats
"Dancing is just a conversation between two people. Talk to me."
This is a movie my college roommates and I had on repeat, mostly because
we loved the soundtrack, but it's a sweet story too.
12. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Day
"Our love fern! You let it die!"
This movie is hilarious. I love seeing all the mistakes we all make in relationships
magnified and made light of.
13. Mickey Blue Eyes
"Well, no. I'm sorry but I've waited all my life to find someone I love as much as I love you.
And I'm just not going to let this or anyone come between us.
Not Vito "The Butcher" or Vinnie "The Baker" or anyone involved in any kind of food preparation. That's it, end of story."
The scene where he tries to talk like a mobster slays me. Even if you don't watch
the entire move, you have to watch the restaurant scene on YouTube.
14. My Best Friend's Wedding
"You're never gonna be Jell-O!"
The bridge scene. 'Nuff said.
15. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
"There are three things that every Greek woman must do in life:
marry Greek boys, make Greek babies, and feed everyone."Hilarious. The end.
There are so many similarities between the way the Greek culture
is portrayed and Mormon culture stereotypes and that's probably why I find
Toula and her plight so loveable.
16. Notting Hill
"I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."
There is just something about Julia Roberts and goofy Hugh Grant.
I can't get enough of either of them, especially when the story is set in England.
17. One Fine Day
"Let me freshen up so I'll feel a little more like a woman and less like a dead mommy."Can I get an amen? And the kids are cutie pies. And George Clooney!
"It's not the power of the curse, it's the power you give the curse."
Cursed with a pig-face disorder by an embittered witch, can't get better than that!
19. Return to Me
"I miss Elizabeth, and I will always miss Elizabeth, but I ache for Grace."You get his dead wife's heart and then meet and fall in love? You can't make this stuff up.
Oh, wait, I guess you can . . .
20. Runaway Bride
"Look, I guarantee there'll be tough times. I guarantee that at some point,
one or both of us is gonna want to get out of this thing.
But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine,
I'll regret it for the rest of my life, because I know, in my heart, you're the only one for me."I had this soundtrack on permanent loop when the movie came out.
And who hasn't used Coach Bob's visualization exercises? :)
"More isn't always better, Linus. Sometimes it's just more."I just watched this with girlfriends and we were joking about how we love
when they try to make beautiful people look homely and Harrison Ford
is a sloppy kisser, but the movie is adorable despite the face.
22. Somewhere in Time
"The man of my dreams has almost faded now. The one I have created in my mind."Intriguing concept and who doesn't love Superman?
23. Sweet Home Alabama
"The truth is I gave my heart away a long time ago, my who heart,
and I never really got it back."I think that Reece Witherspoon is darling in this movie.
Admit it, you Googled if the lightning-sand-glass thing was real!
24. The Princess Bride
"As you wish!
Wesley. Buttercup. Mawwiage. It's all so magical.
And so quotable. If you've never seen it, what's wrong with you?!
25. The Wedding Singer
"If you find somebody you can love, you can't let that get away."It's an Adam Sandler movie, so you know it's a little spicier than your regular
rom-com, but that song at the end. Be still my heart.
26. A Knight's Tale
"If I could ask God one thing, it would be to stop the moon. Stop the moon
and make this night and your beauty last forever."
With Chaucer as your herald, how can you go wrong?
There was just something about Heath Ledger's crooked grin and
27. While You Were Sleeping
"Hugging, that involves arms and hands; and leaning is whole bodies
moving in like this."
These mashed potatoes are so creamy . . . the randomness of the Callaghan family
makes them the family that everyone wants to be part of.
I still giggle at all the funny parts and sigh at the romantic parts even though I've
seen it more times than I can count.
28. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
"I found my destiny, not in far off places but within myself."This a little gem of a movie that not many have heard of.
If you get the chance, pop some popcorn and settle in for a sweet story.
29. Warm Bodies
"Don't be creepy. Don't be creepy. Don't be creepy."
C'mon. I couldn't do a round up and not include a zombie love story.
Love me some zombies. Love me a love story. This is totally cute!
30. You've Got Mail
"How about coffee, drinks, dinner, a movie. . . for as long as we both shall live?"
I remember feeling a bit twitterpated when AOL would announce "You've Got Mail"
and the chemistry between Tom and Meg just brings it all to life.
There's my list of my favorite 30 romantic movies to watch for Valentine's Day.
Did I leave one of your favorites off? What is it? Add to my list.
Did I leave one of your favorites off? What is it? Add to my list.