Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to watch a romantic movie, eating chocolate and drinking a glass of wine before plunging right under your warm blanket. We have therefore selected a small list of the best, most romantic movies to help you in your choice for a cozy night at home.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Gone with the Wind is an American epic historical romance, based on Margaret Mitchell’s novel with the same name.
Set in the American South against the backdrop of the American Civil War, the film tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner. It follows her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes, who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, and her subsequent marriage to Rhett Butler. The leading roles are played by Vivien Leigh (Scarlett), Clark Gable (Rhett), Leslie Howard (Ashley), and Olivia de Havilland (Melanie). The movie is nearly four hours long.
Roman Holiday (1953)
Roman Holiday is a romantic comedy — the best of what classic romance has to offer, having Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in the leading roles.
Ann (Audrey Hepburn), a crown princess on a state visit to Rome, becomes frustrated with her tightly scheduled life and secretly leaves her country’s embassy. The delayed effect of a sedative makes her fall asleep on a bench, where Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), an expatriate reporter for the “American News Service”, finds her without recognizing who she is. Thinking she is intoxicated, Joe lets her spend the night in his apartment.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama dance film. It stars Jennifer Grey as Frances “Baby” Houseman, a young woman who falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) at her family’s resort.
Pretty Woman (1990)
A modern Cinderella story, Julia Roberts plays LA prostitute Vivian who meets a wealthy businessman Richard Lewis, played by Richard Gere, and agrees to spend the week with him for $3,000. The film received positive reviews, with Roberts’s performance being praised, for which she received a Golden Globe Award and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Jane Eyre (2011)
Jane Eyre is a 2011 British romantic drama film starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. The screenplay is based on Charlotte Bronte’s novel, perhaps one of the most famous romance novels ever.
A governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he’s hiding a terrible secret.