Valentine’s day is right around the corner and whether or not you have Valentines, these films are guaranteed to top the special day.
5. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
This film is one of the best rom-coms there is out there. It’s a hilarious feel-good film, and the perfect way to end your Valentine’s this year. Stars the brilliant Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling whose mission it is to help his friend, Cal Weaver (Steve), back on the dating market after his wife flies for a divorce. The beautiful Emma Stone also stars, and she is in fact Steve’s daughter who appears to be dating Jacob Palmer (Ryan), but he isn’t aware and it takes an unexpected twist when the truth is out in the open.
4. Love, Rosie (2014)
A romantic British film starring Sam Claflin and Lily Collins. This film honestly made me cry, but it’s not your typical “chick flick”, so don’t second guess watching it. Rosie (Lily) and Alex (Sam) have been best-friends since secondary school and have grown up together in the same neighbourhood for years. As they go through adulthood, they both face decisions which will change their lives forever. Alex moves to the United States, and his friendship with Rosie becomes distant as they communicate less. They both come to realisation that they’re in toxic relationships and soon their feelings for each other start to flourish. They both go through endless drama and heartbreak to have their happy ending. Definitely a 4/5 rating for romance.
3. Dear John (2010)
Yet another film which brought a tear to my eye! It follows John Tyree and Savannah Curtis who find themselves in a long distance relationship where they can only communicate through letters (old school, I know). Soldier John (Channing Tatum) meets a college student, Savannah (Amanda Seyfried) on the beach and the more time they spend getting to know each other, the more they fall hopelessly in love, but things are not easy when John has to leave and return to the battlefield.
2. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
I was reluctant to watch The Fault in Our Stars when it was released but I gave in and had to find out what the phenomenon was about. I’m glad I did because it’s an incredible film with a great cast. It is an adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars book by the New-York best-selling Author, John Green. If you haven’t already seen it, this film will set you off! 16-year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and Gus Waters (Ansel Elgort) meet at a cancer support group and instantly connect. Their friendship shifts to a relationship and they find that they’re spending almost everyday together. Bound together by their passion for the book “An Imperial Affliction” by Peter Van Houten, they fly to Amsterdam to meet with the man himself. They come face to face with some truths and distress which tests their relationship but true love always prevails.
1. Titanic (1997)
A classic film! As you already know, stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet deliver a wonderful performance in this romantic film. Jack (Leonardo) and Rose (Kate) find that they’re falling for each other as Jack reconciles Rose on the devastation of her engagement. Their love is tested when a huge flood breaks out on sea and they must make a decision in a tough situation which could negatively impact their relationship.