Valentines Day as we all know it, is the day when lovebirds come out and annoy us single people with their lovey dovey gibberish! I’m totally joking. For couples, romantic dinners whether out or in are usually the order of the day. Watching romantic movies is a good way to spend the day and it shouldn’t matter if you are alone or with someone. Here are some of the best;
Sleepless in Seattle
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan light up the screen in this 1993 romantic comedy directed by Nora Ephron. The film centers on a young architect Sam Baldwin (Hanks) who lost his wife to cancer. He and his son Jonah move to Seattle to start a new life but Sam still grieves the loss of his wife.
Jonah, desperate to find his dad a new wife calls into a radio show and persuades his dad to talk to the host about how much he misses his wife.
Women around the country are tuned in and touched by Sam’s story including Annie Reed (Ryan) a Baltimore Sun reporter. Annie believes that Sam is her soul mate and is convinced that it is her destiny to meet Sam.
There are just two minor problems; 1. She is engaged to another man whom she actually loves and 2. Sam doesn’t know that he and Annie are made for each other!
Nick Cassavetes’ epic true love story is about an older man (James Garner) who regularly reads to an older unstable woman (Gena Rowland) from an old notebook. His words bring life to the story about a poor and passionate Noah (Ryan Gosling) falling in love with rich up class Allie (Rachel McAdams).
Madly in love with each other, the young couple’s relationship is threatened by social status. Separated by World War II, they are passionately reunited seven years later, after taking different paths.
Though Allie’s memory has faded with age, Noah’s words give her the chance to remember and also relive her turbulent youth and the unforgettable love they shared.
Critically acclaimed director James Cameron broke records with this box office smash. Titanic begins in the present, at the site of the ship’s watery grave, two-and-a-half miles under the ocean’s surface. An ambitious fortune hunter (Bill Paxton) determined to dig up the treasures of this once-stately ship, brings to the surface a story left untold instead.
As the ill fated Titanic is ready to launch on its maiden voyage from England, amidst thousands of well-wishers bidding a fond bon voyage, destiny called two young souls, daring them to nurture a passion that would change their lives forever.
Rose (Kate Winslet) a 17-year-old, upper-class American suffocating under the rigid confines and expectations of society falls for a free-spirited young steerage passenger named Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio).
He opens her eyes to the world that lies outside her gilded cage and their forbidden love begins a powerful mystery that ultimately echoes across the years into the present. Nothing on earth can come between them -- not even something as unimaginable as the sinking of Titanic.
The Lost Valentine
Based on the novel, The Last Valentine, by James Michael Pratt, the movie tells of a young and cynical female journalist Susan Allison (Jennifer Love Hewitt) who learns that love may transcend trials and time as she discovers a story that will change her life forever.
When war separates lovers on their wedding anniversary on Valentines Day 1944 at LA Union Train Station, Navy pilot Neil Thomas (Billy Magnussen) makes a promise he isn’t sure he can keep - to return to the train station safely by their next anniversary.
For sixty years Caroline Thomas (Betty White) keeps her promise and waits at the train station until her MIA husband can finally keep his word with the “lost valentine.” The message and meaning shows romance and love can be real; worth fighting and maybe even dying for.