‘10 Things I Hate About You‘ has probably one of the most romantic scenes in cinema, with Heath Ledger‘s character singing to Julia Stiles‘s ‘You’re just to good to be true’. For us, this one’s always a winner!
‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s‘ is a fantastic mix of romance, fashion and beautiful sunglasses. Definitely a must watch! We previously wrote about the gorgeous ‘Manhattan’ frames, designed by Oliver Goldsmith, and worn by the beautiful Audrey Hepburn in the movie. Apparently they were inspired by the actress, which we can only believe, as they fit her to perfection!
‘Casablanca‘ is a great classic romance that we always go back to, especially for all those famous quotes that nowadays are popping up in any discussion: ‘I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”, “Round up the usual suspects.”, “We’ll always have Paris”, “Here’s looking at you, kid”.
‘Lady And The Tramp‘ is a terrific exemple of beautiful adventurous animation all wrapped in a love story. A Disney classic that we first watched as kids and then as adults, with a narrative charming as ever.
Even though filmed in 1949, ‘Adam’s Rib‘ is still very relevant! Add to it a tremendous amount of unexpected humour that makes you laugh out loud and you’re set for the evening! We also love watching Spencer Tracey and Katharine Hepburn act together, as they’re both great actors and the chemistry on the screen is unbelievable.
‘Before Sunrise‘ is the story of a young man and woman who meet on a train in Europe and wind up spending one romantic evening together in Vienna. And even though they both know that this will only last one night, they take that moment and make the most of it. If that isn’t romantic, we don’t know what is..
Chaplin’s ‘City Lights‘ is as romantic and funny and brilliant as you would expect from such a cinema genius.
Perhaps lots of ‘Love Actually”s charm stands in the all-star cast and the way they interact with each other, but we still love it. And it’s terrific watch during the winter holidays, as well.
‘Gone With The Wind‘ is one of those grand epic movies from the Old Hollywood era that won’t disappoint. We’re always looking forward to re-seeing the love story in between childish Scarlett O’Hara and the very charming Rhett Butler.
Greta Garbo makes a wonderful Ninotchka in this 1939 very entertaining romantic comedy. It’s black and white and it’s about a Russian woman who falls in love with a man that represents everything that she detest about the western world. Delicious!
Here’s a love story that involves parents as well, very liberal ones however, who’re trying to cope with a very unusual romance at that time: ‘Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner‘. And here one of our favourites quotes from it: ‘The only thing that matters is what they feel, and how much they feel, for each other.’ True that, Mr Spencer.
Francois Truffaut’s acclaimed film ‘Jules et Jim‘, albeit sad at the end, is a masterpiece on love and Jeanne Moreau is beautiful in it!
With ‘Manhattan‘, Woody Allen can get anyone to fall in love with New York, don’t you think? Otherwise, the story is great, the dialogue is funny and quirky, definitely a Woody Allen movie at its best!
Besides being a great and extremely delicious classical musical, ‘Singing In The Rain‘ is also a very cute romance. We can’t say ‘no’ to it.
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck are living a magical love story in Rome…can you think of anything better? ‘Roman Holiday‘ is a truly adorable and delightful movie for everyone to enjoy.
In January 1813 – 200 years ago, that is – ‘Pride and Prejudice‘ was first published. Jane Austen did a mighty fine job in telling the story of Lizzie and Mr Darcy, as it still ticks the right boxes whenever we read or watch it. Can’t get enough!
Besides portraying every woman’s dream – of getting a new wardrobe in one go -, ‘Pretty Woman‘ is the classic Cinderella story that we’re all dreaming of. A bit of an unlikely ending, but hey, it’s a movie!
Another favourite of ours, ‘The Apartment‘ is definitely a movie go-to any time, any place. Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine give two tremendous performances in this Billy Wilder classic.
Our most cherished ‘Romeo + Juliet‘ adaptation, starring a very young and handsome Leonardo di Caprio and Claire Danes. ‘Did my heart love ’til now? Forswear its sight. For I never saw true beauty ’til this night.’