Happy Valentine’s Day! What are you guys planning for this day? To me it’s just another day but hubby and me have celebrated it in the past with a good movie and a home made meal. We love cooking together though admittedly since our little one has joined us it’s been a while we did anything romantic. But anyhoo I would love to share some of my favourite movies to catch up this Valentine’s Day with your loved one.
Ok ok. I know only someone who has been living under a rock may not have watched this movie but seriously I think it should be re-watched again especially on this special day. I know it isn’t based on a book and has christmas all over it but I just had to recommend it!
Lets begin this list!
1. THE NOTEBOOK.
Seriously if you haven’t watched this movie yet then please do on this special day. The characters are not someone I automatically fell in love with. I was annoyed with Noah but as the movie gets over, they remain with you long after.
Blurb: Set amid the austere beauty of the North Carolina coast, The Notebook begins with the story of Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner recently returned form the Second World War. Noah is restoring a plantation home to its former glory, and he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met fourteen years earlier, a girl he loved like no other. Unable to find her, yet unwilling to forget the summer they spent together, Noah is content to live with only memories…until she unexpectedly returns to his town to see him once again.
Like a puzzle within a puzzle, the story of Noah and Allie is just the beginning. As it unfolds, their tale miraculously becomes something different, with much higher stakes. The result is a deeply moving portrait of love itself, the tender moments and the fundamental changes that affect us all. It is a story of miracles and emotions that will stay with you forever
2. ME BEFORE YOU.
OK. I haven’t seen this but I have been really wanting to from the time I saw the trailer. Hopefully I can catch up this valentine’s Day 😃
Blurb: Louisa Clark is an ordinary young woman living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.
A love story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?
Now I know this isn’t a typical romance movie but those who have kids and want to include them in your celebrations will definitely enjoy this good old fantasy romance filled with fun. Or even otherwise it’s just an innocent romance you can enjoy with your partner.
Blurb: Life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall—named after the imposing stone barrier which separates the town from a grassy meadow. Here, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester and for the coveted prize of her hand, Tristran vows to retrieve a fallen star and deliver it to his beloved. It is an oath that sends him over the ancient wall and into a world that is dangerous and strange beyond imagining…
4. JUST LIKE HEAVEN
This one is based on a French novel (If Only It Were True). It’s the perfect romantic comedy with no clichés and stereotypes. It’s refreshing and simply charming. A perfect escapist movie.
Blurb: What do you do when you find a stranger in your closet; particularly when she’s surprised that you can even see her — and she can disappear and reappear at whim? What if she then tells you that her body is actually in a coma on the other side of town? Should you have her see a psychiatrist or should you consult one yourself? Or do you take a chance and believe in her, and allow yourself to be swept up in an extraordinary adventure?
This is the beginning of the dilemma that Arthur, a young San Francisco architect, is faced with when he discovers Lauren in his apartment.
Arthur is the only man who can share Lauren’s secret, the only one who can see her, hear her, and talk to her when no one else so much as senses her presence. So when doctors prepare to end Lauren’s physical care — which would destroy the magical bond she and Arthur cherish — he must find a way to save her. For, after all, it is only her love that can save him.
“If Only It Were True” is a heartwarming love story impossible to forget, an adventure that is by turns breathtaking and hilarious — a captivating tale that evokes the essence of romance and our boundless capacity to believe.
5. ANNA KARENINA
This one is for those who love a good old passionate love story about star crossed lovers. The characters are just a joy to watch on screen and the story is heart wrenching. The chemistry is like magic between the leads.
Blurb: Acclaimed by many as the world’s greatest novel, Anna Kareninaprovides a vast panorama of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general. In it Tolstoy uses his intense imaginative insight to create some of the most memorable characters in literature. Anna is a sophisticated woman who abandons her empty existence as the wife of Karenin and turns to Count Vronsky to fulfil her passionate nature – with tragic consequences. Levin is a reflection of Tolstoy himself, often expressing the author’s own views and convictions.
Throughout, Tolstoy points no moral, merely inviting us not to judge but to watch. As Rosemary Edmonds comments, ‘He leaves the shifting patterns of the kaleidoscope to bring home the meaning of the brooding words following the title, ‘Vengeance is mine, and I will repay.
So what about you? Did you like any from this list? Have you seen any of them? What do you suggest for a good valentine movie night? Share what you are watching!