Love is in the air…everywhere I look around! Valentine’s Day is almost here and the movie buffs here at LocalCableDeals decided to make your celebrations extra special. We created a list of our top favorite romantic movies of all time. Catch them with your special someone and get ready to experience all kinds of fuzzy lovable feels.
Here is our list of seven romantic movies that will sweep you off your feet.
1. Roman Holiday (1953)
Directed By: William Wyler
Cast: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert
Best Moment: Princess Ann’s Vespa ride through the streets of Rome.
Best Quote: “Rome. By all means. Rome!”
A highly sheltered princess falls for a dashing American newsman while holidaying in Rome. Timeless and full of fun, this movie is perfect for anytime you want to dive into the classics. Enjoy the charming performances and storyline this Valentine’s Day. You can even go for an Audrey Hepburn-marathon and watch My Fair Lady, Sabrina, and Funny Face along with Roman Holiday!
2. Casablanca (1942)
Directed By: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
Best Moment: When Rick asks Sam to play “As Time Goes By”.
Best Quote: "We'll always have Paris."
A movie that everyone needs to see at least once. This classic love story of Rick (Bogart) and Ilsa (Bergman) has delighted movie buffs for decades. The story is fabulous and the chemistry between the stars impeccable. Experience what it was like to live in a faraway place like Casablanca, Morocco.
Nothing more to say except, play it again and again and again…
3. Up (2009)
Directed By: Pete Docter and Bob Peterson
Cast: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger
Best Moment: The entire scene showing Ellie and Carl’s relationship over time
Best Quote: “Adventure is out there!”
An animated movie that tugs at your heartstrings and will probably manage to make you shed a few tears. A storybook romance that is told through a montage within an emotional montage...until tragedy strikes! An amazing telling of an amazing story by Pixar. The story focuses on the timeless bond of true love. The symbols throughout the movie show how true love can live on inside us. Go on the greatest adventure with Elie, Carl and Russell.
4. Her (2013)
Directed By: Spike Jonze
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson
Best Moment: When Samantha confesses to feeling human emotions and suddenly switches to wondering whether feelings are even real.
Best Quote: “Sometimes I think I have felt everything I'm ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I'm not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I've already felt.”
A glimpse into the not-too-distant future where technology has taken the place of personal relationships. A lonely writer Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love with a sentient operating system called, Samantha. The story shows the central conflicts of romantic relationships as well as the all too human struggle to find oneself. The abstract concepts are presented so masterfully that you will connect them with the characters and almost feel what they are feeling. A surprisingly touching tale of how love changes us and challenges us to become the best version of ourselves. A truly modern love story and an awesome character study.
5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Directed By: Michel Gondry
Cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson
Best Moment: The scene where Joel and Clementine relive their fateful first meeting in Montauk, New York.
Best Quote: “Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating.”
This is a truly unique love story, none of the movies after it have captured the magic that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind wove. A film that embraces all the imperfections of romance with a vehemence. Set in a world where science has the power of erasing emotions and letting you escape heartbreak, this movie will make you question how much power love actually has over our lives. An innovative and honest romantic story that you will fall in love with.
6. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Directed By: Nora Ephron
Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, and Ross Malinger
Best Quote: “Destiny is something we've invented because we can't stand the fact that everything that happens is accidental.”
Best Moment: The fated meeting on the top of the Empire State Building.
A quintessential 90’s rom-com that is full of cliché’s, but that is part of its charm. The story revolves around Sam (Tom Hanks) and Annie (Meg Ryan). Sam’s son is trying to find his widowed father a date, and he does it by calling a radio show on Christmas Eve! The story continues it’s sappiness curve and ends in a Valentine’s Day date on the top of the Empire State Building. Almost as sappy as it gets, this movie will be a treat for that hopeless romantic in all of us.
7. The Princess Bride (1987)
Directed By: Rob Reiner
Cast: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, and Robin Wright
Best Quote: “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”
Best Moment: Buttercup pushes Westley down the hill while falling, he yells, “As you wish!”.
A late 80’s fairytale that hits all the right notes. Princess Bride is based on William Goldman’s book and screenplay of the same name. Join Princess Buttercup, Westley, and Inigo Montoya in this classic tale of love, romance, and quirky characters. Climb the Cliffs of Insanity, fight off Rodents of Unusual Size, and escape the Pit of Despair. You are in for quite a ride!
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