Five romantic films to snuggle up to on Valentine’s Day
2017 seems to be going even faster that 2016 and Valentine’s Day is upon us already. But 14th February is not just all about the gifts you get you partner – it’s about spending time with the one you love.
What better way to spend this Valentine’s Day than cozying up and watching a romantic film? Here’s a rundown of five of the soppiest, most heartwarming and loved-up romances of the past few years. Just be sure to keep a box of tissues on hand!
The Twilight saga barely needs an introduction. This fantasy romance series boasts five films, all following the love story of vampire Edward Cullen and human teenager Bella Swan. Unsurprisingly, the pairing of a vampire and a human makes for quite a complicated relationship – which is further strained by Bella’s friendship with a werewolf Jacob Black.
Is their love strong enough to survive? Enjoy a movie marathon and find out. The franchise has inspired all manner of merchandise including life-size cardboard cutouts.
2. The Notebook
This film is enough to pull at anyone’s heartstrings. The story itself is about two young, typically star-crossed lovers, Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun. The pair meet at a carnival but their relationship is short-lived as Allie’s parents prove reluctant to give their approval due to Noah’s lack of wealth.
Allie is whisked away by her parents and waits for years for Noah to write before getting engaged to a young wealthy man named Lon. Allie’s love for Noah remains firmly alive and he restores a 200-year-old house for her as they realise their love is very much still alive. Watch as Allie must decide whether to remain loyal to Lon and break her soulmate’s heart or follow her one true love.
A typical tear-jerker, there’s few people who aren’t familiar with the story of Jack, Kate, and their doomed romance.
When disaster strikes as the ship crashes into an iceberg, Rose and Jack’s newfound love is put to the test. You’ll struggle to hold back the tears as their story reaches its powerful, and heartbreaking end. A lot of love went into the film, ensuring it cleaned up at the 70th Academy Awards ceremony. Though did you know, making the film actually cost more money than constructing the original ship?
4. Brokeback Mountain
A true literary classic, this film is worth two hours of anyone’s time. It’s 1963 and two young men, Ennis and Jack, are working as ranch hands deep in the mountains of Wyoming.
The pair are isolated together for months on end and they develop a deep bond. Ennis and Jack are oblivious to this bond until one night it unravels out of no-where and they share a passionate encounter. When the season concludes and they must go their separate ways they become very much aware of the deep love they share between them. They must hide their relationship from everyone and have an affair which lasts for decades but of course love, especially hidden love, is never simple and it’s a beautifully tragic story.
5. Romeo + Juliet
We can’t miss the great Romeo + Juliet from this list. Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 adaptation of the Shakespearean play makes for an excellent movie and that will certainly spark the old water works.
The young lovers from rival families fight for their love and it ends in drastic consequences. Their love for each other runs deep, but their two warring families are far from accepting and do everything they can to keep the young lovers apart. However, what they aren’t prepared for is the lengths that Romeo and Juliet shall go to for love.
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