Couples looking for ways to add spark to their relationship can do any number of things. One is to find a romantic movie with a powerful love story. Rent or buy a movie, snuggle up on the sofa with that special person and enjoy the romance story as it unfolds.
The Philadelphia Story
An oldie but goodie, The Philadelphia Story takes some of the best acting talent – James Steward, Carry Grant and Katharine Hepburn – and creates sizzling tension on the screen. The delightful balance of romantic conflict and humor make this a prize date movie.
Patrick Swayze’s ability to make Jennifer Gray swoon in Dirty Dancing is enough to make any man want to take the love of his life dancing and say, “Nobody puts Baby in the corner.” This is a delicious feel-good movie – perfect for couples who are looking for romance.
Another Patrick Swayze movie, Ghost is sure to bring on the tears and prompt some hugs and kisses. With some of the best movie tears ever, Demi Moore is the perfect love interest for the man who comes back from the grave. Whoopi Goldberg adds the perfect touch of comedy to lighten things up when needed.
Filled with big name Oscar stars from several generations, like Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Patrick Dempsey, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Garner, Jamie Foxx, Ann Hathaway, Taylor Swift, George Lopez and Shirley Maclaine, Valentine’s Day is a great date movie for any time of year.
Diane Keaton and Woody Allen create an unlikely romance that is poignant and peppered with just the right amount of comedy. What seems like a simple story on the surface, Annie Hall deals with complex romantic issues that face many couples in love.
An Officer and a Gentleman
Debra Winger, Richard Gere and Louis Gossett have some sizzling romantic tension in the movie An Officer and a Gentleman. With just the right amount of chick flavor and a healthy dose of guy stuff, couples will enjoy this heart-fluttering yet action packed movie.
Quirky Johnny Depp and acting talent Winona Rider create a heartbreaking romance that is sure to have couples embracing and sharing tears. Edward Scissorhands evokes a myriad of emotions based on common and uncommon human frailties.
Cher, Nicolas Cage, Danny Aiello, Vincent Gardenia and Olympia Dukakis provide one of the best relationship movies of all time with Moonstruck. The blend of a love triangle, jealousy, a tortured hero, unexpected romance and vintage love give couples plenty to talk about long after the movie is over.
Animated characters can fall in love, too, as shown in the movie Shrek. A delightful portrayal of the “love is blind” theme, Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy will make couples laugh as they explore a variety of relationships.
Casablanca is one of the most well-known date movies of all time. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman create sizzling tension that will make any couple get in touch with their romantic feelings.
The best movies for couples to see together will be entertaining and give them something to talk about later. If it’s too hard to decide on one movie, pick up two or three – a classic, something retro and a more modern movie. A night of watching Casablanca, Moonstruck and Valentine’s Day is sure to add sizzle to a romantic date.
Romantic Films for Every Age and Gender
Don’t know what to do for a Valentine’s Day date? This is no ordinary dinner and a movie list: Anyone can suggest a night in, but the wrong film can easily put your romance on ‘pause’, whereas the right one can put it in fast forward.
These Valentine’s Day-worthy films suit every age, and every gender. Food suggestions in this article compliments the films, so you’re bound to have more fun at home than sitting in an overpriced theatre with no ambiance.
Best First Date Films for Gen-X and Gen-Y Viewers
- Say Anything
- The Sure Thing
- The Princess Bride
- Pretty In Pink
- Officer and a Gentleman
- An Affair to Remember
If you’re in the mood for some 80’s nostalgia, or just a cute romantic comedy, John Hughes was the man when it came to directing teen romance. John Cusack was the king of romantic comedies, as the indelible image of a boom box held overhead to serenade love interest Ione Skye, became an icon of romance.
For those interested in classic films or at least something with more drama, An Affair To Remember reminds everyone why Cary Grant is the definitive romantic lead. An Officer and a Gentleman and Titanic add more in the way of more modern romance. The direction and acting in both critically praised make them worth watching.
Best Romantic Films for Valentine’s Day
If people pair food and wine, why not match your movie with the right dish? Put a theme into your evening to add another dimension to an otherwise romantic evening together.
- Casablanca: Pair it with Moroccan food, like couscous and honey cake. Easy to make, and so romantic, even hardened cynics are guaranteed to sniffle.
- The English Patient: The titular patient is Hungarian, so an easy to make dish of Lecso, or some schnitzel would work well here.
- Brokeback Mountain: A sad story of loss, but with real feeling. Some cowboy style pan-fried steak with beer comes to mind.
- Before Sunrise: For a one-night-stand with heart, it’s still a romantic fling with feeling. Have some white wine and a baguette with cheese, a European snack that matches Jesse and Céline’s tryst in the park.
- Across the Universe: For those who love Beatles songs, or just want to see amazing visuals that represent a satisfying love story. Munch on some chocolate dipped strawberries with this one.
Romantic Comedies For Valentine’s Day
- When Harry Met Sally: Have a deli platter with various dishes on the side, just the way Sally Albright would order it. Cold cuts with coleslaw, kosher pickles, and rye bread – orgasm on the side is optional.
- Chasing Amy: American style deli food can work, here too. Something New York, like pizza and beer work well. Buy some plain dough and top it the way you and your date would like for a custom-made treat.
- Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist: Go for the All Meat Platter that Norah orders when Nick professes his feelings. (Tip for those who haven’t seen this film yet: Avoid chewing gum, or anything gummy while viewing this.)
Romantic Animated Films for Valentine’s Day
- Beauty and The Beast: Be our guest: Find out why it won 2 Oscars and nominated for more awards. Watch with some roast beef by roses and candlelight. You’ll feel like you live in a castle.
- Snow White. Primitive animation for the 21st century viewer, but it is handmade animation at it’s best. Some bread and cheese, maybe some soup, and you’ll feel at home in the little cottage with Snow White and the Dwarfs.