The Top 5 Romantic Movies For Valentine’s Day
Love is in the air, and here at Daemon’s Movies, we’re in the Valentine’s Day Spirit! If you’re looking to snuggle up with your sweetie on Valentine’s Night, watch a few movies with some friends or even if you’re not into Cupid’s holiday – we have the movies for you!
So grab some popcorn, break out the strawberries and champagne, and here we go! My top five romantic movies for V-Day.
Murder, kidnapping, pirates, and true love. Could a movie get any better? Whether you’re looking for a true romance, or a few laughs, The Princess Bride has them both!
When Buttercup’s one true love Westley is killed by The Dread Pirate Roberts, Buttercup swears that she will never love again. She agrees to marry the HORRIBLE Prince Humperdinck, but Humperdinck’s plans are cut short when the mysterious Man In Black appears.
The Princess Bride has quotable lines that still survive the test of time, and will just continue to get funnier the more you watch it.
With a great ensemble cast – Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Andre the Giant, Wallace Shawn, and even Billy Crystal – Rob Reiner’s adaptation of this fantastic book is the perfect movie for Valentine’s Day.
Best Moments: The Fire Swamp, Max, “Inconceivable!”, “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”, and one of the best kisses in movie history.
“No one puts Baby in a corner.” You’re absolutely right Johnny Castle, and we will never forget it.
Who would have known the summer before college would’ve been so unforgettable for Baby and her family? Expected to go to college and change the world, Baby’s family is none too impressed when she falls in love with the camp’s bad boy dance instructor.
Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze are perfect as Baby and Johnny; and their love story will forever be one of the greatest, and not to mention remembered by some amazing 80s music.
Best Moments: “I’ve had the time of my life”, dancing on fallen trees, the lift, and Johnny Castle as a whole.
Girls, break out the Kleenex and guys prepare to pretend you don’t see the mascara tracks.
We all know how the story ends – the boat sinks. What we didn’t know is that there was a love story of epic proportions happening on deck WHILE the boat was sinking.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as Jack and Rose – Jack an artists without a dollar to his name; and Rose an upper class girl engaged to Billy Zane.
While Rose is being a little dramatic, she decides that her upper class life isn’t really for her, and tries to jump ship. Literally. Saved by Jack Dawson, so begins their love story; and suddenly DiCaprio is everywhere.
Titanic is a great movie, not just because of the story (which is sob worthy), but the special effects in this film broke barriers at the time. For couples and singles alike, Titanic can be watched as a romance, or just a great movie!
Best Moments: “You jump, I jump, remember?”, “I’m the king of the world!”, The propeller guy – ouch!
Okay, so, The Notebook MIGHT make you want to jump in front of a car, but in the best way possible. Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook is a love story of amazing proportions, and if you’re a hopeless romantic (or even just human) you will fall in love with these characters.
Allie and Noah will make you laugh, smile, and will ultimately make you cry as we’re taken through the ups and downs of their story.
Best Moments: Rachel McAdam’s shoes (any pair of them), Noah hanging from the Ferris wheel until Allie agrees to go out with him, laying in the middle of the street at talking, Noah’s house, the ending.
Doesn’t matter if it’s the mini series or the 2005 full length film with Keira Knightley; Jane Austen’s novel is an amazing love story.
The premise is something that has been done before – the rich guy falling in love with the woman beneath his class – but the way that Austen tells it (and Elizabeth Bennet herself) make Pride and Prejudice an unforgettable love story.
Best Moments: As unromantic as it is (in the most romantic way possible) when Darcy confesses his love to Elizabeth and she turns him down, when they meet at Pemberley, and when Darcy tells off Miss Bingley.
And finally for those of us out that that aren’t overly thrilled with Valentine’s Day:
As a horror movie buff, I had to throw one of these in there somewhere! My Bloody Valentine is a movie about a killer that well, takes place on/around Valentine’s Day. We’re talking bloody hearts, severed limbs, and (if you watch the remake) Jensen Ackles (seriously, girls. Watch the remake. He makes it ALL worth it.).
Can’t really go wrong with that last point.
Since it has “Valentine” in the title and some of the kills are even themed to the holiday, you can still feel in the spirit… without REALLY being in the V-Day spirit. Who doesn’t love a good slasher flick on Valentine’s Day?! Psssst – you can get the remake in 3-D, too!
So, there you have it! The top five romantic movies for a girls night, or a romantic night, and one thrown in for the Valentine’s Day Scrooges!
There were a few honorable mentions: Ghost, Casablanca (which NEARLY made it into my top five!), An Affair to Remember, and When Harry Met Sally. All great romantic movies, but not in my top five.
What movies do you think should have been on this list? Let us know in the comments below!