In case you're looking for something movie-related to do on the big weekend, feel free to snuggle up at the cineplex with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in the rom com Just Go With It, or, if you prefer to cozy up with your significant other in a more private setting, then take a look through our 10 most romantic and recent (i.e. the last 30 years) movie options...sponsored by M&Ms (chocolate, candy and love?)...Happy Movie V-Day!
10. When Harry Met Sally
It's no fun for anyone on New Year's Eve to be left alone with no one to give at least a hug. So, when
Harry (Billy Crystal) chases his long-time friend and meant-to-be lover Sally (Meg Ryan) down on New
Year's Eve, you just know that love, true and lasting love, is in the air.
What to get the quirkiest boyfriend on the planet? If your boy's named Paulie (Michael Cera), and he has
a penchant for headbands and matching running shorts, and you're the equally loveable - and very preggers -- Juno (Ellen Page),
then it's orange Tic-Tacs. "Put a Tic-Tac in your mouth." And savor.
8. Say Anything
At number eight is our ultimate boom box hero Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack), who dares to be great,
holding aloft his radio outside the window of the amazing Diane Court (Ione Skye) and playing their
song, Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes." The tag line says all. To know Lloyd Dobler is to love him. Diane
Court is about to know Lloyd Dobler.
7. The Princess Bride
Here's a movie that the whole family can enjoy. Fencing, fighting...and of course, true love. When
Westley (Cary Elwes) storms the castle with pals Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin) and Fezzik (Andre the
Giant) to save Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright), it's the stuff legendary, fairytale movies are made
of, done up with just the right bit of optimism and knowing wit.
Ask any girl under the age of 20 (and many older) to name their most romantic movie, and it
could very likely be the swooning that happens over and over between vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) and his one and only Bella (Kristen Stewart). Vampire lore -- and box office receipts -- would never be the same.
5. The Wedding Singer
The '80s have never been cuter than in this additional Sandler rom com classic (although keep an eye out for the upcoming Take Me Home Tonight). Near the end, wedding singer Robbie (Adam Sandler) enlists the aid of rocker Billy
Idol to fend off his nemesis on an airplane so he can serenade lovely Julia (Drew Barrymore) with a tune
about "wanting to grow old with you." And really, isn't that what it is all about?
4. Dirty Dancing
You'll have the time of your life watching this 'forbidden' romance between sweet, innocent, daddy's girl Jennifer Grey and the summer resort's dance instructor, Patrick Swayze, in this fun 1980's romance. "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
Titanic isn't just the tale of the oceanliner's sinking, it's also a love story for the ages.
Say what you will about James Cameron, but he had moviegoers entranced with the story of Jack (Leonardo
DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet). When Rose jumps from her life-boat to be with Jack, saying "You jump,
I jump, remember?", hopeless romantics the world over pledged their devotion.
2. Pretty Woman
Oh, pretty Julia. It wasn't just Richard Gere's Edward climbing up the fire escape to the window of
Robert's vibrant and beautiful Vivian (the proverbial escort with a heart of gold). It was a whole generation of moviegoers climbing the steps,
falling madly in love with the future Oscar winner, whose vulnerability and sweetness were irresistible.
1. The Notebook
Number one romantic movie of the modern era: The Notebook, featuring Noah (Ryan Gosling) doing what any honorable suitor
would do for their true love...building a house for his Allie (Rachel McAdams), in the hopes that she
will find her way home to him.
What favorite, recent, romantic movie of yours did we miss? Leave a comment below and let us know!