I never used to really like Valentine’s Day – now though, I am so excited when February and Valentine’s Day roll around. Maybe it is because it is a cheerful break from the humdrum of winter blahs. So pink and happy. In honor of this holiday, I thought it would be fun to share my 14 favorite romantic movies. Some are romantic comedies, others sort of quirky, and some of these are just straight up some of my favorite movies ever, no matter the genre.
Amelie, definitely one of my favorite movies of all time. I love her little quirks, her quiet, shy nature, her sense of justice and her desire to help those around her find happiness. Along the way, she finds herself becoming enamored with someone as well. Just an FYI if you have not seen it, it is subtitled as the movie is in French.
I was OBSESSED with this movie when it came out. Sigh. Joseph Fiennes tortured looks as he wrote with his big brown puppy dog eyes…
Also, maybe we should start a count here with how many movies on this list will end up with Colin Firth in them.
Don’t ask Billy how many times I have made him watch this movie with me in the past. I love the whole story but Rupert Everett’s character is by far my favorite. The “I Say A Little Prayer” scene will forever make me smile no matter how many times I see it.
Confession time: I have never read a Nicholas Sparks book. And this is the only Nicholas Sparks movie that I have watched – but, I have watched it many, many times. It always makes me cry!
Oh my gosh do I love this movie! Hugh Grant is such a good “bad guy” in it, plus, Colin Firth! The fight scene is one of the best ever fight scenes in a movie. I was rooting for Bridget the whole time as I often put my foot in awkwardly. I’ve been there girl! But it all works out in the end for our heroine.
Would any list of romantic movies be complete without The Princess Bride, one of the best movies ever made? I feel like I don’t even need to say anything at all about this, it is just perfection.
My first ever crush. LOL. I had to include the timeless love of Robin Hood and Maid Marion!
When Harry Met Sally is such a classic. Another movie Billy has watched countless times with me.
Another movie that makes me smile constantly while I watch it. I love this movie about love. If you haven’t seen it, Janeane Garafalo plays the political assistant of an American Senator running for re-election. To help his campaign, they dream up a stunt to have him “find his roots” in Ireland, sending Garafalo off to Ireland to do the research and find some long lost family to unite with. She lands in the middle of a matchmaking festival and all sorts of events transpire, including finding love herself.
Where are we at with the Firth count? This is still one of my faves forever.
I just watched this movie for the first time last year and immediately fell in love with it.
I can’t help it, I do love this movie. It makes me laugh and smile and it is just so darn fun. I saw the theater production with my mom and my aunt in Chicago before I got married and it was such a special occasion. I of course had to watch the movie too.
” A tale as old as time..” Belle will forever be my favorite Disney princess. I loved the cartoon version, and I loved the movie just as much.
I’m going to be honest – Macfadyen is not my favorite Mr. Darcy. Sorry! However, he was a fantastic runner up. I loved Kiera Knightley in this version, and all the dreamy landscapes and camerawork.
Let’s do an actor tally, shall we? I count four Firth movies, two Hugh Grant movies, two Kiera Knightley movies, and two Billy Crystal movies in this list. And if I had included the Firth Pride and Prejudice as a movie and not a mini-series he would be on here a fifth time. Lol.
Would any of these make your list of favorite romantic movies?