movies for valentines day
P S I Love You
. Director Richard LaGravenese, Cast Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler An American film based on the novel of the same name by Cecelia Ahern. Plot The story revolves around a married couple Holly Kennedy Hilary Swank who is smart and beautiful and Gerry Gerard Butler, the impetuous Irishman. The story is about this couple who is madly in love but their love is often occasioned with trivial fights. Soon we discover Gerry loses his life due to a deadly d
A Walk to Remember
. Director Adam Shankman Cast Shane West and Mandy Moore Its an American teen drama based on the novel written by Nicholas Sparks Plot The film is set in a coastal North Carolina port. Popular high school student Landon Carter Shane West is the big man on campus at Beaufort High School until a darkening incident leaves a fellow student paralyzed. Sentenced to community service and membership in his schools drama club, Landon is forced to seek hel
. Director Gil Junger Cast Jennifer Love Hewitt and Paul Nicholls The movie made its world premi
. Director Pat OConnor Cast Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron, This romantic melodrama reunites The Devils Advocate 1997 co stars Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron, and is directed by Irish filmmaker Pat OConnor Circle of Friends. Plot Nelson is a man who is very much devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women he met in his life. Nels
. Director Garry Marshall Cast Richard Gere, Julia Roberts and Jason Alexander A disarming modern day fairy tale, Written by J.F. Lawton, Pretty Woman is a romantic comedy film set in Los Angeles, California. Julia Roberts became a superstar after this movie. Plot Self involved corporate raider Edward Lewis Richard Gere has recently split up with his girlfriend. Seeking directions to the Beverly Hills Hotel, he makes the acquaintance of free spir
. A movie which was the top grosser in 1994, and won several awards including the Academy, Golden Globe, Peoples choice and Young artists.The film starts with Forrest Tom Hanks telling a story to a lady at a bus stop in Savannah, Georgia. The scene then shifts to a flashback at his childhood, where he meets Jenny.The film also stars Robin Wright and Gary Sinise. The story is all engrossing and you will leave with a heavy heart after you have watche
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
. The Film has an impressive star cast of The film stars an ensemble cast starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood, Jane Adams, and David Cross.It is a science fiction, where two lovers unable to bear the seperation, erases their happy memories through an agency which specializes in this, called Lacuna. Later they meet again, and decide to start over again.
. It is a film directed by Michael Curtiz, the starcast being Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, and features Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre. Casablanca won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Its characters, dialogue, and music have become iconic, and Casablanca has grown in popularity to the point that it now consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films of all time, and it
. A retired police detective, who has acrophobia, is hired as a private investigator to follow the wife of an acquaintance to uncover the mystery of her peculiar behavior.Hailed as one of the best works of Affred Hitchcock, it tops the charts for all time best romantic movies. The Plot is intrigruing, with a police officer being hired to investigate the strange behavior of an acquaintances wife.
. Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 romantic drama film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Simon Beaufoy, and co directed in India by Loveleen Tandan. It is an adaptation of the novel Q And A 2005 by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup. Set and filmed in India, the film tells the story of Jamal Malik, a young man from the Juhu slums of Mumbai who appears on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Kaun Banega Crorepati in the Hindi ver
Gone with the Wind
. Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American film, a historical epic and romance drama adapted from Margaret Mitchells Pulitzer winning 1936 novel of the same name. It was produced by David O. Selznick and directed by Victor Fleming from a screenplay by Sidney Howard. Set in the 19th century American South, the film stars Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, and Hattie McDaniel, among others, and tells a story of the American C
An Affair to Remember
. Director Leo McCarey Starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Neva Patterson, Cathleen Nesbitt. Plot Handsome playboy Nicky Ferrante and beautiful night club singer Terry McKay have a romance while on a cruise from Europe to New York. Despite being engaged to other people, both agree to reunite at the top of the Empire State Building in six months. However, an unfortunate accident keeps Terry from the reunion, and Nicky fears that she
An Officer and a Gentleman
. Taylor Hackford Starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gossett, Jr., David Keith, Lisa Blount. Plot Zack Mayo is a young man who has signed up for Navy Flight School. He is a Navy brat who has a bad attitude problem. Sgt. Foley is there to train and evaluate him and will clearly find Zack wanting. Zack meets Paula, a girl who has little beyond family and must decide what it is he wants to do with his life.
Four Weddings and a Funeral
. Director Mike Newell Starring Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas, Simon Callow, James Fleet. Plot The film follows the fortunes of Charles and his friends as they wonder if they will ever find true love and marry. Charles thinks hes found Miss Right in Carrie, an American. This British subtle comedy revolves around Charlie, his friends and the four weddings and one funeral which they attend.
Sleepless in Seattle
. Director Nora Ephron Starring Dana Ivey, Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman, Ross Malinger, Rosie ODonnell. Plot Tom Hanks stars in this film as widower and single father Sam. When Sams son, Jonah Ross Malinger, calls into a talk radio program looking for a new mother, Sam ends up getting on the phone and laments about his lost love. Thousands of miles away, Annie Meg Ryan hears the program and immediately falls in love with Sam, despite the fac
. Director James Cameron Starring Dana Ivey, Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman, Ross Malinger, Rosie ODonnell. Plot This fictional romance features Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson, and Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater, two members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the unsinkable ship RMS Titanic. But on 15 April 1912, Titanic meets with an accident on her maiden voyage. What happens to the lovers? Will their love survive?
The Way We Were
. Director Sydney Pollack Starring Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman and Lois Chiles. Plot The film tells the story of an intense Jewish woman who marries a carefree WASP following World War II. Fundamental differences in the way they engage the world as revealed in their responses to the rise of McCarthyism eventually pull them apart. The film is both a romance of star crossed lovers and a morality tale about the importance of
When Harry Met Sally
. Director Rob Reiner Starring Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby, Steve Ford. Plot This romantic comedy centres around Harry and Sally both of whom search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again. Finally a close friendship blooms between them, and they both like having a friend of the opposite sex. But then they are confronted with the problem Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the w
While You Were Sleeping
. Director Jon Turteltaub Starring Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle, Jack Warden. Plot This fairytale romance stars Sandra Bullock as a love starved subway toll booth operator, Lucy. who pines for regular customer Peter Peter Gallagher, and rescues him from almost being run over by a train. While he is in a coma in the hospital, his family mistakenly believes Lucu to be Peters fiancee. In this cofusion, Lucy finds true l
Youve Got Mail
. Director Hallee Hirsh, Michael Palin, Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey, Greg Kinnear, Jean Stapleton Plot Kathleen Kelly, owner of a little and famous bookstore for childrens books falls in love with a man over the internet without knowing him in person. Suddenly, her business gets endangered by the opening of Fox Books discount store just around the corner. Although getting advice by her anonymous mail pal, she has to close down her store and
Two Weeks Notice
. Director Marc Lawrence Starring Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt, Dana Ivey, Robert Klein. Plot Lucy Kelton Sandra Bullock is the Chief Legal Counsel for one of New Yorks leading commercial real estate firms, the Wade Corporation. George Wade Hugh Grant, is the eccentric and remarkably self centered head of the firm who seems entirely incapable of making a decision without Lucys advice. When things start to get too much for Lucy, she giv
. Everyone loves Groundhog Day, right? Ive always found it curious that many people dont regard it primarily as a romance. I guess its understandable given how funny it is and its fantastical premise, but much of this story is about Bill Murrays character learning how to truly love someone other than himself. He develops such a profound longing over time for Andie MacDowells character because hes given unlimited time to fully appreciate what makes
It Happened One Night
. Valentines Day is a great opportunity to revisit some film classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and they dont come any more classic than It Happened One Night. In many ways the quintessential American romantic comedy to predate the implementation of the Production Code in 1934, it tells the story of a young socialite runaway Claudette Colbert who tags along with a streetwise reporter Clark Gable. It goes pretty much exactly as youd expect t
. Wes Andersons 2012 film is described as an eccentric pubescent love story, but its really not quite as eccentric as it would have you believe. Through just about any form of measurement, its probably Andersons most simple and sincere film, a genuinely heartfelt story about a couple of weird kids and their confusing adolescent romance. The directors films are so often about exceptional children growing into adults who fail to achieve their promise
. If you feel compelled to go full indie and cant stand love stories with tidy, happy endings, Drinking Buddies should be your pick. Its an unconventional romance in that most of the characters never commit to the relationships or infidelities we expect them to. Instead, its about temptation, the lies we tell ourselves in a relationship and the boundaries between friendship and romantic feelings. A scion of but not full fledged entry into the mumbl
. A comedy drama starring Keri Russell as a pie baking waitress probably doesnt sound like something your boyfriend would seek out, but Waitress is much more than meets the eye. A fun, quirky movie thats as emotionally affecting as it is entertaining, it plays like a more feminine Coen Brothers flick. Russell is wonderful as Jenna, a Southerner waitress who finds empowerment and freedom from her overbearing, emotionally abusive husband first in an
Scott Pilgrim vs the World
. I love Edgar Wrights whole Cornetto trilogy of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The Worlds End, but for my money this is easily his most impressive film to date. For all the appreciation that has grown for it since its poor box office showing, Scott Pilgrim still hasnt truly gotten its due. Most of what makes it great in addition to the stellar writing is Wrights incredibly creative visual aesthetic, seamlessly blending influences from comics, vid
His Girl Friday
. If youve ever wondered what the big deal is about women and Cary Grant, then youve probably never seen His Girl Friday. One of the absolute classic screwball comedies of Hollywoods Golden Age, it was a definitive role for Grant as a hard boiled newspaper editor. Its actually fairly progressive, or at least tries to be, as beautiful star Rosalind Russell plays her reporter role vivaciously and plans to leave the scheming Grant behind her before ge
. It would be a crime to leave foreign romances off this list entirely. The Indian Monsoon Wedding is a little hard to describe, but suffice to say it plays out a little bit like Father of the Bride meets My Big Fat Greek Wedding, except, you know
The Brothers Bloom
. If The Brothers Bloom came out in 2014, wed probably be looking at Wes Anderson like success for the film, but way back in 2008, a lot fewer people were familiar with director Rian Johnson. Sure, there were devoted fans of his neo noir Brick, but it wasnt until the runaway success of 2012s Looper that he was put on the map as an ascendant Hollywood director. This earlier tale of con men brothers was a great star vehicle for Adrian Brody and Mark
Stranger than Fiction
. Like Jim Carrey in The Truman Show, Will Ferrell deserved far more popular acclaim for his dramatic turn in Stranger than Fiction. Its excellent magical realism premise would have been enough to make for a promising film, but what Ferrell does here is wondrous he crafts a character who is uniquely humble, reserved and average. Roger Ebert described the film as being about quiet, sweet, worthy people, and that is quite accurate. Its a film that ha
. Now, as he assumes the mantle of The Tonight Show, it may be a good time to finally give Jimmy Fallon his due although his film career has more than its fair share of bad movies Taxi, anyone?, he put together an oddly endearing performance in this underrated, underseen flick. The premise makes you think it will simply be about Fallons character learning that love is more important than his die hard Boston Red Sox obsession, but it ends up having
Safety Not Guaranteed
. Alright, were definitely on the fringes of romance now, but theres still a sweet love story at the center of this down to earth comedy with a sci fi premise. The relationship between Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass builds in unconventional and unexpected ways, and the audience is held in suspense throughout because they arent sure if either characters stated feelings are a ruse. The nature of their emotions is very much dependent upon the unknown m
Singin in the Rain
. If Singin in the Rain isnt the greatest of the classic American film musicals, then its at least so close as to make no difference. Sweet, earnest and genial, I personally find it a lot more entertaining than the likes of other romances such as West Side Story or Camelot. The characters are fun, and the music is incredibly infectious. If youve never seen it, theres no way youll avoid finding yourself singing Make Em Laugh, Moses Supposes, Good Mo
The Princess Bride
. Buttercup thinks that she will never see her beloved Westley again after his ship is captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts. When Westley returns, the couple must conquer an evil prince, a dangerous Fire Swamp and even death before they can finally be reunited.
Beauty and the Beast
. In the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture, a prince is cursed to be a hideous beast forever unless he finds true love before his 21st birthday. When he takes the unconventional Belle as a prisoner he begins to fall in love, but will she return his feelings before it is too late?
Gnomeo And Juliet
. In this animated rendition of Shakespeares classic, Gnomeo and Juliet are garden gnomes from feuding clans. The star crossed duo will charm parents and kids alike with their over the top adventures as they fumble towards a happy ending.
. Giselle, a bubbly princess to be, is banished to New York Citys Times Square by a wicked queen. Fairytale romance gets a modern makeover when Giselle discovers that her true love is not a handsome prince but a jaded divorce lawyer.
. This animated musical tells the tale of Ted, a 12 year old boy who sets out in search of a living tree to please his crush Audrey. When he meets the Once ler, Ted learns why all the trees are gone and makes it his mission to plant the last remaining seed.
. Based on the Nicholas Sparks tearjerker, the movie follows Allie and Noahs long romance, starting as a teenage summer fling. Although Noah is from the wrong side of the tracks, Allie falls helplessly in love, but the summer comes to an end. Allie is engaged to another man when the two reunite, but all the same feelings are still there. Played by former real life couple Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, their chemistry brings the romance to life on
The Lucky One
. Also based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, this story begins with Logan, played by Zac Efron, finding a picture of a girl while he is serving in Iraq. He vows to find the girl behind the photo, who he has come to believe saved his life. After traveling a long distance, he gets a job at the womans ranch. Taylor Schilling plays Beth, who is unaware of the handsome strangers history and is swept off her feet.
. The movie, which chronicles multiple relationships, is set at Christmastime in London. Love is in the air as some couples are beginning and others are ending. The charmingly British cast of characters includes Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson.
Inventing the Abbotts
. Former real life couple Joaquin Phoenix and Liv Tyler play innocent teenagers who fall in love in the 1950s. The couple cannot help their feelings, amidst a family history that prevents them from being together.
. The British romantic comedy stars Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts as quite the unlikely couple. Grants character owns a bookshop in London, and Julias Roberts character, who is an A list American movie star she is basically playing herself comes into the store one fateful day. The international movie star falls in love with the small town British simpleton.
13 Going on 30
. This nostalgic movies begins in the 80s with 13 year old Jenna, played by Jennifer Garner, who wishes to be 30, so she can escape her awkward teenage phase. She gets her wish, and is transported to present day, where she has a high powered job in New York City, rich friends, and a professional hockey player for a boyfriend. The problem is that Jenna is still living in the mind of her 13 year old self and does not understand her adult life. She se
. Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams star in this emotionally charged true story of a woman who loses her memory in a car accident. She remembers her early life, but does not remember falling in love with her husband. The husband, who is still completely in love with the woman he married, vows to help her remember their love story.
10 Things I Hate About You
. Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles steal the screen in the comedy that chronicles the relationship between two outcasts in high school. The movie is based on Shakespeares The Tempest. Julia Stiles character is not looking for love when the self assured boy with an Australian accent changes everything.
A Walk in the Clouds
. A chocolate salesman, played by Keanu Reeves, meets a distraught woman, played by Aitana S
Just Like Heaven
. A career driven doctor, played by Reese Witherspoon, falls into a coma, and her apartment is rented to a widower, played by Mark Ruffalo. Even though shes still alive, the woman comes back to live in the apartment as a spirit. The widower starts falling for the woman who only he can see even though she wants him out of her house.