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.
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We could never forget about Moonstruck and the cinematic chemistry between Oscar-winner Cher and then up-and-comer Nicholas Cage.
9. Ever After
Drew Barrymore began her run as a producer to be reckoned with in this fairy tale for a new millennium. It can be cheesy in parts, but Barrymore's Ever After reminds audiences why fairy tales can be so romantic.
8. Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain is one of the most tragic love stories of all time. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal generated serious heat in their roles as lovers who because of time and culture, could not be together.
7. The Sound of Music
The hills are not only alive with music, but with age-old love. Julie Andrews charmed audiences in the musical that tells the real-life story of the Von Trapp family who escaped to Switzerland to avoid the approaching German Nazis.
6. Pride and Prejudice
Keira Knightley shined in this most recent adaptation of the Jane Austen romantic classic. Easily Austen's most treasured romance, Knightley was born to be an Austen star and in Pride and Prejudice, the author and the actress join forces to craft a romance for the ages.
5. Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind is a legendary romance even with its Civil War undertones and questionable amorous motives by Scarlett O'Hara. Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh combined to portray a couple in love in Gone with the Wind that has had movie makers trying to recapture their romantic chemistry ever since.
4. An Affair to Remember
The name says it all frankly, and An Affair to Remember is just that. You will never forget the first time you witness the majesty of An Affair to Remember. If you haven't seen it, you are in for one of the most romantic treats that exist.
It's a tragic love story when all is said and done, but the pairing of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet proved so powerfully romantic that its $600 million in domestic earnings still makes it the movie industry's most profitable film in history. Titanic is also our third most romantic movie of all time.
Bogie and Bacall may have made more of a name, but Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman's casting in Casablanca is the stuff of legend. A picture of its time, Casablanca is also timeless in its ability to paint love that grows while crisis simmers. Another film on this list with Nazis as supporting characters, perhaps it is our fascination with the World War II era that continues our adoration for Casablanca and its ilk, but it is more likely that with the backdrop of war, the passion of love seems more urgent and immediate.
1. The Notebook
Hands down, The Notebook is now the most romantic film of all time. Sweeping epics, legendary movie pairings aside, The Notebook from author Nicholas Sparks has shot to the top of the Hollywood romance list. The Notebook is so romantic its power has not been lost with the passage of time.
The Notebook is loving and told with a tender care that makes both men and women swoon at the sight of Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams kissing.
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