Who doesn’t love a little romance and getting swept off their feet?
I’m the type of person who has an extremely hard shell, but man do I love romance, a happy ending and those sappy love lines like “You complete me.” I also love when movies have those long monologues about why one character loves the other one. They get me every time, and it’s not normal, I know. But I’m a girl, so get over that.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner and the release of The Vow this weekend, couples around the world are going to be forced into watching all types of romance films. On Valentine’s Day people love to go out to dinner, but restaurants are always so crowded. So guys and gals make your honey a wonderful dinner and spend the night curled up on the couch watching a movie that will remind you why you love to love.
To make your Valentine’s Day a stress free affair, here is a list of the 50 best love films of the new millennium you can enjoy with your Valentine.
1. Love Actually
Love Actually is a film that is all about love and the different types of love out there. The movie is quite funny and what’s there not to love about Bill Nighy constantly thrusting and cursing and Hugh Grant smiling and making quick remarks. Fun fact about me, my parents made sure I walked down the isle to the song God Only Knows by the Beach Boys because of how much I loved the ending to this movie. Love Actually is a nice movie that will make you want to fall in love with your valentine all over again.
2. Something’s Gotta Give
I was talking with my mother recently about this film. She expressed how much she loves Nancy Meyers because she brings a story of love that isn’t based on 20 something year olds falling in love but two older people trying to make it work. In fact, I love this film. It’s light hearted and refreshing, especially with all the crap that comes out these days. Watch and enjoy Diane Keaton’s Oscar nominated role because her and Jack Nicholson are the perfect duo.
3.I Love You, Phillip Morris
I just recently watched this film and I loved it. Partially because of how Jim Carrey’s character loves Phillip Morris and the length he will go to be with him. Don’t forget Ewan McGregor’s smile. These two characters find love in a jail cell and do what they can to be together. The film is cute and hilarious and definitely one of Jim Carrey’s best.
4. Moulin Rouge
This Oscar nominated (and ACCA winner) film is definitely something to love. Ewan McGregor gives his all in this movie and it’s so romantic. His love for Satine (Nicole Kidman) is enough reason to get sucked into the film, plus the songs are pretty awesome too. But in the end, the greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
Who doesn’t find this Oscar winning film outrageously spectacular? Laughing is key to being happy and this is the film to watch if you can’t decide between The Notebook and The Notebook.
6. The Notebook
And speaking of…The Notebook is considered the perfect love story, and I can’t lie, even I enjoy watching it every now and again. I even got my husband to offer to watch it. But this is the love story for the ages and Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams are wonderful together. They display an overwhelming passion for each other that you don’t ever see in film or real life. Plus, when the movie is over you’ll wonder why your man hasn’t bought you a house and fixed it up. This is the go to film for couples but make sure your significant other wants to sit through this before popping it in the DVD player.
7. Brokeback Mountain
Two men fight against all odds to try to be together in this Oscar winner for Best Director. This movie really is a great love story. Two cowboys want to be together and be themselves but are unable because of the consequences that will come with it. So they go on living separate lives but always make sure to spend a weekend together being who they are. It’s a wonderful story and I know many men won’t sit through this but it’s definitely worth it.
8. High Fidelity
If I had done a list of the best loves stories of ALL TIME, Cusack would be all over that list. High Fidelity is in my all-time top five favorite movie list and for good reason. The movie is all about love and music. John Cusack who co-wrote the script, stars as a man who is good at screwing up and spends the film dissecting himself and the situations he’s put himself in wondering what he’s done wrong so he can fix it. The movie is a great flick and definitely something for the men to love.
Academy Award nominated film, Amelie is just a wonderful story. Audrey Tautou is simply marvelousand delightful. Don’t ask questions, just watch it.
10. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
This film is a riot. This really nice guy gets dumped by his actress girlfriend only to find out that she’s been cheating on him when they both end up vacationing in the same Hawaiian resort. The movie is great fun and involves one of the best break up scenes ever to be seen in film. Jason Segal wrote an amazing script and Russell Brand was the perfect find to play the role of Aldous Snow. The movie is simply brilliant and will have you laughing from beginning to end.
The Best of the Rest
11. Juno 12. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 13. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 14. Garden State 15. (500) Days of Summer 16. Bridget Jones’ Diary 17. Big Fish 18. Crazy, Stupid, Love 19. Hitch 20. Lost in Translation 21. The Phantom of the Opera 22. Wedding Crashers 23. The 40 Year Old Virgin 24. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist 25. Wall-E 26. Love & Basketball 27. Love and Other Drugs 28. Conversations with Other Women 29. The Proposal 30. Across the Universe 31. Valentine’s Day 32. Wristcutters: A Love Story 33. The Young Victoria 34. Definitely, Maybe 35. Date Night 36. Kate & Leopold 37. Away We Go 38. Pride & Prejudice 39. Before Sunset 40. Punch Drunk Love 41. Knocked Up 42. Dan in Real Life 43. The Jane Austin Book Club 44. Ghost Town 45. 50 First Dates 46. Once 47. A Walk to Remember 48. 13 Going on 30 49. It’s Complicated 50. Tangled
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