February 14, 2014 § Leave a comment
We all know that today it’s the most romantic day of the year. I decided to start this series called “My Top 5“, and today I will select my favorite 5 romantic movies, just to be on topic for Valentine’s Day! 😉
I suggest watching these movies either if you are in a relationship or not. They simply are precious to me and some of them are really masterpieces!
❤ Moulin Rouge (2001): my all time favorite movie. This film kind of changed my life. The movie is set in Paris (1899) in the Moulin Rouge (really?!) and it follows the (dramatic) love story between the star of the show and a writer. I have to mention that it is a musical (no original music in it since it features cover of famous songs), but it is not sung from the beginning to the end. It has a wonderful soundtrack that I listen to over and over again. Nicole Kidman (my favorite actress) is in the best shape for this role: I’ve never seen her so into a character like this movie and she really shows every existing feelings. She flawlessly sings, dances and fascinates the audience with wit and grace (she touched my heart with her Satine – guess why I decided to use satine89 as username! ;)). Ewan McGregor is another favorite actor of mine. He truly is a talent. I would suggest this movie it you are ready to cry. A lot.
❤ Gone with the Wind (1939): a masterpiece everybody should watch, at least once in the lifetime. I wouldn’t define this movie entirely “romantic” because it mixes history as well. And that’s also the beauty of it. Set during the American Civil War, it’s the story of Rossella O’Hara who struggles during the war to find love and a place to call home. Rossella O’Hara is one of the best and inspiring female characters in the whole movie history, in my opinion. Her tumultuous love story with Rhett Butler, to me, puts relationships in a different perspective. A movie I suggest to everybody: take your time (it’s four hours long) and enjoy this incredible work of art.
❤ Valentine’s Day (2010): a romantic comedy in full spirit of Valentine’s Day. The story is set in LA, on Valentine’s Day, and it follows the lives of a great variety of characters. A teacher, a florist, a teenager, a military woman, two grandparents, etc. I often watch this movie the day before Valentine’s Day because it really is inspiring and it boosts confidence in the human kind and in the feeling of love. Plus, a stellar cast stars in this film. A movie I would suggest if you want to smile and spend a pleasant time, alone or with company.
❤ Memoirs of a Geisha (2005): an incredibly well-made movie. If you love costumes, sceneries and colors, this movie is for you. The movie is set in Japan, 1929, and it tells the breathtaking love story between a simple girl (who will become a geisha) and the leader of a great factory. Once again, it is a movie with a great and strong female character. I would suggest this movie if you have time and patience (the movie can be a little bit slow, but it is worth watching until the end), and if you want to be inspired by a unforgettable love (and life) story.
❤ Restless (2011): a (sad) romantic movie that treats tragedy with a light hand. It’s the story of two teenagers that inevitably fall in love, but these words are just too simple to describe this movie. I cannot tell you more, otherwise I will ruin the story for you. Mia Wasikowska is pure perfection in this movie. I would suggest to watch this movie if you are ready for a little drama, but have an open mind to fantasy as well.
❤ Honorable Mention (yes I cheated): 10 things I hate about you (1999): a film that you need to watch because I think it’s the perfect romantic not-completely chick-flick movie. I watched recently (too late, I would say), and I found it incredible. It’s the simple story of a solitary girl with great ambitions and low expectations from the human kind and the good gold-hearted guy in disguise under bad manners and attitude. Julia Stiles surprised me with her on-point acting and Heath Ledger’s wit makes me miss him even more. A cute and sweet movie I would suggest to watch to everybody. I think it’s one of the best teenager romantic comedy ever made.
These are My Top 5 Romantic Movies. Please, share yours! I’m always looking for good recommendations on romantic films!
I wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day, whether you are staying at home eating your love-problems out and crying over movies (the best day of the year to do so) or you are going out with your partner, having a wonderful day.