Valentine's At Home? Movie Time!
This Valentine's Day, if you and yours are planning to keep the romantic celebration at home, does a romantic movie sound good? It is difficult finding something you haven't seen before, that is also truly worthy of such a night. There is nothing worse than completing a film that leaves you feeling romantically empty when the desire was to find amore.
Movies stir the heart, soul and mind. Look no further for your home video Valentine's Day!
SheKnows Entertainment has pilfered through eight decades of movie moments to present 20 solid bets for the DVD or Blu-ray if that is the Valentine's Day plan.
Although, we must admit that, if heading to the movies -- check out Valentine's Day. The star-power and celebration of the day we are all marking -- including an I Hate Valentine's Day party scene -- scores big.
Valentine's Day stars many of the biggest guys and girls in Hollywood. This is one cute romantic comedy. The superstar cast of Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, Jessica Garner, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Eric Dane, Jamie Foxx and Topher Grace are simply the highlight reel of the 19-star Garry Marshall-directed ensemble that assembled for Valentine's Day.
But, if the most romantic day of the year finds you at home seeking the perfect Valentine's Day film far from fighting crowds at the cineplex -- look no further -- this is SheKnows top 20 romantic movies.
Although listed as a musical by its producers, Once is pure movie romance in the story of a struggling musician and a single mother trying to make their way through the streets of Dublin.
19. An Officer and a Gentleman
Richard Gere became a star in An Officer and a Gentleman largely because of the film's unforgettable final scene where he carries Debra Winger off to the sounds of Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes' Up Where We Belong. The scene is romance incarnate.
18. Somewhere in Time
Christopher Reeve and Mary Steenburgen star in a classic tale of love that transcends time. Before The Time Traveler's Wife, there was Somewhere in Time.
17. From Here to Eternity
Sure, there is the famous kissing scene on the beach, but what makes From Here to Eternity a classic is it is a sweeping romantic epic much beyond its passionate and iconic beach image.
16. Out of Africa
Meryl Streep and Robert Redford earn a spot on the top 20 romantic movies of all time if for no other reason than the famous hair washing scene. As Streep sits there and Redford washes her hair, women everywhere melt and men begin to get romantic ideas.
15. Cold Mountain
An Oscar-winning movie for the performance of Renee Zellweger, but, Cold Mountain is romantic because of the sparks generated by the chemistry exhibited by its two stars -- Nicole Kidman and Jude Law.
Scoff if you must, but Twilight is much more than a vampire story. Ask any Twilight fanatic and they will tell you that the entire Stephenie Meyer series is a passionate romantic tale of two hearts who find each other despite their varying backgrounds. He's a vampire and she's not.
13. Dirty Dancing
Nobody puts Baby in the corner and we will not either. Dirty Dancing, even after two decades, remains one of the most enjoyable romantic movies of all time. Try to finish watching Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey having the Time of My Life and not smile.
12. Bridges of Madison County
Bridges of Madison County is the perfect romance that moves as slow as simmering passion. Clint Eastwood directed Meryl Streep in the book that set millions of hearts afire.
Johnny Depp feeding Juliette Binoche chocolate! Sign us up! This French-set romance is a fantastic example of how the French view romance and even in its simplest forms it is like making chocolate -- takes a lot of care to ensure sweetness.
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