Valentines Day is right around the corner. Whether you do it up big and flashy or quiet and serene, it is a day to focus on the ones we love. Growing up, Valentines’ Day was a day to exchange Valentine’s with friends at school and receive a single red rose from my Daddy (which I still get to this day!).
Today Valentine’s days are a quiet evening spent at home with my DH. Usually we tuck the kids in to bed, then retreat to the living room for a chocolate fondue and special candle lit dinner. Afterwards, we would cuddle on the couch and indulge in a romantic movie.
Here are my top 5 Netflix Romantic Movies perfect for Valentine’s Day :
1. Pretty Woman
|Directed by||Garry Marshall|
This rags to riches story centers on the down-on-her-luck prostitute, Vivian Ward, who is hired by a wealthy businessman, Edward Lewis, to be his escort for the weekend to attend several business functions. As the two spend time together, they realize that their drastically different worlds are closer then then they think. Escargots, diamond necklaces, and a Jacuzzi built for two and you have the perfect recipe for love!
Why you will like it: It shows you that love can be found when you least expect it!
2. P.S. I love You
|Directed by||Richard LaGravenese|
Grab your tissue box!
They may not have had the perfect marriage, but there was no doubt that Gerry and Holly were madly in love. When a sudden brain tumor takes Gerry’s life, Holly is left lost and alone. Holly is buried in her grief and withdraws from her family and friends. On her 30th birthday, a cake arrives with a note from Gerry; “P.s. I love you”. One of many notes that Gerry has left behind, Gerry takes Holly on a journey through their relationships and allows her to heal and open herself up to life and love again.
Why you will like it: This movie shows you that even in death, your love will go on!
3. The Vow
|Directed by||Michael Sucsy|
“For better or worse” is a vow that many couples take on their wedding day, but how many people are actually put to the test. Paige and Leo, a newly married couple, are put to the test when a car accident removes Paige’s memories of Leo. “A moment of impact whose potential for change has ripple effects far beyond what we can predict. Sending some pictures crashing together, making them closer than before. While sending others, spinning off into great ventures, landing where you never thought you’d find them…”
Why you’ll love it: It shows when love is meant to be, it will find a way to survive.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||James Cameron|
Jack is a poor boy who wins a ticket upon the greatest ship ever made to a new live in America. Rose is the daughter of a wealthy family, engaged to a ruthless, controlling man. When Rose attempts to jump off the ship, she is talked down by Jack. Jack shows Rose the joy in life and their friendship becomes a romantic one. As history dictates, the unsinkable ship hits an iceberg and Jack and Rose face hurdle after hurdle in attempt to survive the sinking ship.
Why you will like it: This movie shows that neither family, prior commitments nor frigid water, will tear these hearts apart.
5. Romeo and Juliet
|Directed by||Baz Luhrmann|
“Two houses, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, from Ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life”. When Romeo meets Juliet at a costume ball, neither last name nor family feuding shall keep these two apart. This play retains the charm and lines from the original William Shakespeare play, but is set in a modern context.
Why you will like: Its a classic with a modern twist!
What is your favourite Romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s?