Tissue paper? Check. Blanket? Check. Adult onesie? Check. Popcorn, hot cocoa (or a glass of wine)? Check. Your honey by your side and your pet at your feet? Check. You are now ready to binge on the most fantastic, tear inducing, giggle-while-sobbing causing, that will make you fall in love or want to fall in love movies ever made.
No doubt, that there are great romantic, love story movies made in this century. They are great. But there is something to be said about the ones made in the last century. The classics, the ultimate love stories that made use weep and fall in love with the characters.
Let’s start with the 1939 classic, Gone With The Wind. She loves him but he loves someone else, then someone loves here but she doesn’t love him but when she realizes that she loves the other guy he, well frankly, doesn’t give a damn anymore. Isn’t that just how it always goes.
Next we like the one and only, Casablanca. I mean, come on, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. It can’t go wrong. That scene at the airport in end, waterworks.
Our favorite RomCom with Gene Kelly where he sings and dances in the rain. Yup, it’s Singing In The Rain. That movies is so entertaining and so sweet it may give you cavities.
When we think about the 60s look, it’s hard not to think about the sophisticated elegance of Audrey Hepburn in her 1961 Breakfast at Tiffany’s. That movie will make you want to just simply love.
And for those of us that feel so pretty, oh so pretty, we feel pretty and witty and bright, and we pity anyone who isn’t us tonight, we suggest West Side Story and sing and dance to our heart’s delight.
Some evenings require a loooooong movie that can afford us a quality cuddle time. For those occasions we give you, Doctor Zhivago. Watching Omar Sherif walking through all that snow and cold for love, yup, tears.
Barbra Streisand can act love like no one can. In her movie with Robert Redford in the The Way We Were, she outdid herself. It is hard not to feel all the love and emotions she felt. Watch it, seriously, and tell us you don’t feel exhausted by the end of the movie. So. Much. Feeling.
When we think of New York we think Woody Allen, and when we think Woody Allen we think romantic comedies, and when we think about Woody Allen’s RomComs we can’t not think of Annie Hall. You laugh, you think, you cry, you fall in love with the characters and the city. It’s beautiful. Just beautiful.
So here are our favorite classics. They are the most! We promise. and when you are done with those we suggest you watch or rewatch: When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, Ghost, Love Jones, Pretty Woman, and Dirty Dancing. We promise you will love them the same way you loved them when you first watched them. Sniffle…we did. And Valentine’s Day being around the corner, this will help you set up a great date night before the day (especially if this is your first Valentines Day together, this will set it up perfectly). And if you are spending the Love Day at home, cuddled up, then lets just say you can’t go wrong with any of these movie. With that said don’t forget to order your flowers early. Seriously…the closer you get to the day…well you just don’t want you to find out.