Love. It’s a crazy thing, right? No words or pictures can aptly describe the unconditional joy it brings, and absolute heartbreak when it leaves.
My calendar and some company named Hallmark tell me that this Friday is Valentine’s Day. Apparently I need to express my love to my beautiful wife on that day through flowers, chocolate and crazy-expensive greeting cards. Seriously, have you seen the price of cards these days? They’re like $5 or $6 each!
Anyways, to me, the most romantic thing you can do with the person you really love is just spend time with them. Curl up on the couch with a few glasses of wine, some popcorn, and a really good romantic movie. Of course dropping the kids off at your in-laws for the night is a huge bonus too.
As any woman who’s ever dated a guy knows, most men aren’t big fans of romance movies. Shocking, I know. But fear not! I’m nothing if not giving and I’m here to help you ladies and you gents with this problem! I’ve put together a list of 8 of the most romantic movies of all time that are perfect for guys and girls! Why 8 and not 10? Well, like I said, most guys hate romances, so you’re lucky I could come up with 8.
So if you’re looking to surprise your significant other with a romantic Valentine’s Day evening at home, pick up a copy of any of these movies, hit the lights and let love rule! Oh, and just make sure you’ve got a box of Kleenex nearby too. Some of these are real tearjerkers.
Demi Moore. Spooky spirits. A dead guy. Even Whoopi Goldberg’s kind of funny in this one. Bonus tip: Wait for the pottery scene to make your move.
Sure it’s a fun character-driven movie with some great acting by Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. Heck, it features George Castanza from Seinfeld in it! But at its core, this is a movie about a hooker with a heart of gold.
Women love anything about weddings. They also love guys that make them laugh, so this romantic comedy starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughan will definitely appeal to them, while guys will most certainly chuckle, as well as enjoy the definite eye candy in this one too. Did I mention Rachel McAdams stars? Ooofa.
There are very few movies in existence that men are allowed to watch and shed a tear. Rudy is one of them. The other? Yeah, the Notebook. Women can’t get enough of Ryan Gosling in this, one of the most romantic stories of all time. Guys will be intrigued by the story and totally at the mercy of… yes, her again… Rachel McAdams.
The Wedding Singer
While I’m not a huge Adam Sandler fan, this one was a total winner for guys. Maybe because Drew Barrymore was just 12 shades of adorable or the fact that the ’80s soundtrack rocked, but it’s a ridiculously silly, sweet and hysterical film all around.
What, you haven’t seen one of the greatest movies of all time? Inconceivable!!! Seriously, this is probably THE most perfect movie ever made in terms of appealing to both men and women equally. Andre the Giant! Sword Fighting! Romance! Even Columbo helps move this great story along!
“I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.” It’s tough to think about the ’80s without thinking of John Cusack! Women wanted to date him; men wanted to be his wing man. I loved all of his flicks, but Say Anything was his best all-around movie. In fact, I defy you to find anyone other than my wife, who doesn’t love this one.
The Empire Strikes Back
Seriously, is there an on-screen romance more heart-tugging, more incredibly emotional than Princess Leia and Han Solo?
“I love you.”
What’s your favorite romantic movie?