Whether you're looking for the right movie to watch on Valentine's Day, or you just need a good date night chick flick that won't make you regurgitate your popcorn, here's a list of romantic movies that might bring even the stoniest man to the edge of tears.
Synopsis: At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
From the creator of Notting Hill, Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral, this is far from a conventional romantic comedy it will win you over with its wit, heart and charming performances.
Synopsis: Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
It’s a classic that needs no introduction and is a timeless and romantic bit of escapism that goes great with a glass of wine and good company on Valentines Day.
Synopsis: Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.
This is a light hearted and entertaining romantic comedy that doesn't break new ground but remains lots of fun and and is among my favorite guilty pleasures.
Synopsis: Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely and interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.
Being a bit of a romantic I enjoy the film's whimsical scale and overt message about love and the humorous and bittersweet consequences for anyone lucky (or unlucky) enough to be under its spell.
Synopsis: A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources.
I love it for its thematic romance, wonderfully drawn characters, fantastical imagery, and superb infusion of modern pop music set to the debauchery, bohemianism, and edgy artistry depicted in the majestic world of its subject.
Synopsis: A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Taking a page from her own family's story Nia Vardalos paints a genuinely entertaining and heartwarming romantic portrait that reminds us that we should all be so loved.
Synopsis: A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.
A little clichéd I know but what Valentines Day list would be complete without this endearing and classic love story?
Synopsis: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Offbeat but thoroughly deserving of inclusion thanks to a wonderfully crafted love story and top notch performances.
Synopsis: After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Who says that love is just for the living? This is a quirky comedy/romance hybrid that combines an age old theme with a little zombie blood letting, resulting in a surprisingly charming film that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Synopsis: Two eighth graders start to have feelings for each other despite being total opposites. Based on the novel "Flipped" by Wendelin Van Draanen.
A delightful coming of age romance with an endearing and timeless appeal that takes us back to an age of innocence.
Synopsis: A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them.
Among my favorite film’s of 2012 It’s artful (without being pretentious), adventurous and romantically charming with a purposefully elevated level of deadpan humor that while in your face never seems overplayed.
Synopsis: A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.
Thoroughly conventional but strikes the right romantic chords to qualify as an enjoyable chick flick.