I admit it. I am a sucker for a romantic movie, better known as a chic flic. And although my dear hubby would never admit it, he is a romantic as well. After all we got engaged on Valentine's Day. I know, I know, cheesy thing to do over a taco, but hey it was kind of romantic when he placed the ring on my plate.
So in honor of Valentine's Day I give you my 15 favorite romantic movies, along with my explanation, sprinkled with a little bit of cheese.
Ok, I think this one is self explanatory. I mean saving someone in every way possible? What could be more romantic than that?
It has all the elements of a romantic plot, ghosts, the supernatural...um never mind but it sure makes working in clay a lot more fun.
3. "Pretty woman"
Oh my goodness, who wouldn't want being saved from life of ruin by Richard Gere? Or is he being saved from his empty life by a tad less than pure Julia Roberts? You be the judge.
4. "Pride and Predjudice"
How can you not root for strong female character falling in love but not sacrificing her ideals. The predjudice part is secondary.
5. "Gone with the wind"
Frankly my dear, I hope Rhett and Scarlet can work this one out. Then again...tomorrow is another day.
6. "You've got mail"
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks prove that nothing can stand in the way of true love, not even the internet.
7. "While you were sleeping"
In the search for true love, Sandra Bullock finds that sometimes it is standing right in front of you.
8. "The Holiday"
Two love stories for the price of one, Christmas, Travel abroad, sensitive men, need I say more? And a happy ending to boot.
9. " Sixteen candles"
My most favorite teen love story. And not one but two leading men, Jake Ryan and Farmer Ted. Jake Ryan is sure a hottie but I was kind of pulling for Farmer Ted. On second thought the birthday cake scene was super romantic.
10. "My big fat Greek wedding"
I probably put this one in only because I am Greek and a lot of the movie resonated with me. Although, it is kind of romantic what a man will put up with when he is in love. No my hubby didn't sit in pool and get baptised, but he have that hour long Greek wedding!
Since I am including the not so usual romantic movies I figured why not a computer animated one. This one tries to teach us that no matter how hideous you appear on the outside, true love's kiss will bring out your true form and your true love will see that form as beautiful...make sense? If not maybe you are overthinking this?
12. "The notebook"
A tear-jerker for sure. Honestly I hate going to movies that I know I will cry in so I usually wait till they come out on video so I can cry in the privacy of my own recliner, with my own tissues, causing these least amount of embarassment to my husband. This love story that spans decades shows how just how long true love lasts and how many boxes of tissues I can use in one sitting.
13. "Peggy Sue got married"
This one kind of made me cry as well since the dreams of what one thinks love can be are not always what they are. It does end happy though.
14. "27 dresses"
A lot of people may not agree with me on this one since it is a pretty simple story. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride is painfully true till the happy ending on this one. And you gotta love the re-wording of Elton's Benny and the Jets.
Speaking of bridesmaids, this movie has a way of making you root for someone who is envious, unhappy with her life, not always very nice. And it makes you wish you could be stopped by a traffic cop for a broken tailpipe as well.
I know there are tons more, some I forgot, some I just didn't add becasue they didn't work for me. I mean I don't really feel "Casablanca", but for those of you who do, here's looking at you kid.