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Monday, 13 February 2017

14 Films to Watch this Valentines.


Valentine's is the perfect day of the year to have one of the biggest movie binge's on all the romantic films you can get your hands on or some that you haven't got out of the closet in a very long time. I love romantic films, I used to watch them religiously in the hope that one day I'd meet a guy like those portrayed in so many of my favourite films. This sounds soppy but I'm sure most girls have done exactly the same as me some point in their lifetime?! 

You'll usually find me watching these films armed with a glass of wine in one hand and some tissues in the other for those moments when you can't help but cry. In this post I have brought together 14 films to watch this February 14th, whether that's with your loved ones or yourself and a bottle of wine. Enjoy the GIF's I've added too! 


01. One Day (2011)
I remember absolutely loving David Nicholls's novel a few years back and it's film adaption is right up my street and well done. You can't help but fall in love with Emma and Dexter's relationship from the very beginning and hope that one day they'll have their happily ever after. I remember how surprised I was by the ending but how it managed to make me cry my absolute eyes out! Anne Hathaway is stunning in this film also!

02. Love & Other Drugs (2010)
First thing's first I love the quote in the GIF, possibly one of my favourites. The film follows a young woman suffering from early Parkinson's as she befriends a drug rep working for Pfizer in the 1990s Pittsburgh. There's a definite strong storyline but it also has great comedy elements which makes it for easy watch!

03. How to be Single (2016)
I have been shouting from the rooftops about this film because it's a complete hoot! If you are a single woman or just want a feel good movie to watch, this is the one for you. It also stars Rebel Wilson who in my opinion is one of the most funniest women in the film industry.

04. Going the Distance (2010)
Going the Distance is a great romantic comedy that centres on a guy and girl who try to their love alive as they travel back and forth between New York and San Francisco.  There are some parts of this film that are absolutely hilarious and well worth watching if your not after the too soppy film this Valentines!

05. About Time (2013)
I love this film so much, also it also has Rachel McAdams in who is in most of the films featured in this blog post. The film centres around Tim who discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you may think it is. This film also contains some of the most thought provoking quotes I've heard in a long time, 'We're all traveling through time together, every day of our lives. All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride'

The ending of the film will also leave you sobbing into a lot of tissues! 

06. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
First things first 500 Days of Summer has the best soundtrack to go with it, I listen to it quite regularly so it's a proven fact. Summer is definitely like me, someone who didn't believe that true love exists and this comedy is about her, and the young man who falls for her. I love the little animations that run within this film, they're so beautiful and engaging. 

07. 50 First Dates (2004)
I think this film is one of those you can enjoy on repeat. We meet Henry Roth played by Adam Sandler who is afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy, played by Drew Barrymore. They hit it off straight the way before Henry discovers that Lucy has short-term memory loss and will forget him the very next day. It's a typical comedic element of Adam Sandler's work that really hits off this film, however it's underlining storyline is heartbreaking! 

08. PS I Love You (2007)
First things first, how on earth is this film already 10 years old?! This film still pulls at my heatstrings and makes me sit in a blubbering mess of tears. In this film a young widow discovers that her late husband (played by Gerard Butler who is a actor I have a big crush on!) has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life. You can't help but cry along with this film and join in her adventures to mourn the loss of her husband as well as move on with life without him. I'm still to read this book but I'm not sure I can put my heart through that yet. 

09. Romeo & Juliet (1996)
There's no way you could write a post about romantic films and miss out the love story that inspires a lot of the ones we have come to love over the years. Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of Shakespeare's story is one of  my favourites to watch. Also it's where Leonardo DiCaprio looks his best. 

10. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
This film was a surprise enjoyment for me, I loved the book so I was curious to see what the film would be like. After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things become more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany (played by Jennifer Lawrence) a mysterious girls with problems of her own. There's some real tension within this film that you can't help but become gripped by. I love the chemistry that is portrayed between the characters too! 

11. The Fault in our Stars (2014)
I remember the first time I saw this film, I was in the cinema and the ending made me cry that much that it took me a while to compose myself before leaving the theatre. Hazel and Augustus's characters from John Green's iconic novel came to live in this 2014 film. Their relationship is something you attach yourself to so at the end you can't help but let the tears flow. If you haven't seen this film then you really must! Also it'll make you want to visit Amsterdam with your loved one, pronto! 

12. The Notebook (2004)
How is this film as old as it is already?! It is legit one of my ultimate romantic film favourites ever. You can't help but enjoy watching Noah and Allie's relationship unfold, hoping that the social differences that keep them apart will bring them back together once again. I absolutely love the part where they kiss in the rain, confirming that their relationship and love was never over. A lot of people have cried to this film, I only ever did once when I was ridiculously hormonal and probably drunk, still it's a gorgeous film! (also fun fact, Jordan says this film makes him cry aha!)

13. The Theory of Everything (2014)
This film was such a massive hit when it came out in 2014. Eddie Redmayne's performance as Stephen Hawking will no doubt be one of the best performances he will do in his lifetime career. This look at the relationship between him and his wife will really make you feel pretty emotional! 












14. The Time Traveller's Wife (2009)
I can't actually remember the last time I watched this film but I'll definitely be making an effort to over the upcoming weeks. It's about a librarian who has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel (at times he turns up at the next destination naked, no complaints obviously!). His gene causes complications in his marriage and personally I love just watching where he turns up next. There are some definite sad parts, including the ending which will definitely leave you crying into your sleeves or blanket!

As I was writing I realised I missed some good ones like Moulin Rouge and Me Before You which are also great romantic films. Do you have any romantic film favourites that you'll be watching this Valentine's?
thanks for reading,





34 comments:

  1. So many great choices! I'm having a lazy day off from work - which would be the perfect day to watch movies! I just can't seem to decide which one, might pop one of these on instead.

    I'm very tempted by One Day or PS. I love you - although I'm not sure I'm ready for all the tears haha

    Sarah x
    seethestars.co.uk

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    1. Ah bless you, that's always such a struggle! I've found myself on online websites today watching films I missed in the cinema :) always quite nice to do whilst 'attempting' to get as much blog writing done as possible!

      Emmie
      www.carpediememmie.co.uk

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  2. Looks like an amazing list! Your have listed 4 of my favorites and rest will have to watch :)

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    1. Ah that's good then, glad I popped up some of your favourites! ;)

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  3. Moulin Rouge is my absolute favourite, I even had one of the songs played as we said our vows when we got married, I love How To Be Single too x

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    1. Ah that's so cute, I'd love to know which song it was! It has such a beautiful soundtrack so great choice! :)

      Em x

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  4. The Time Traveler's Wife is an amazing movie, and still one of my favourites! Can't recommend it more!

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    1. It's so good isn't it? It's one you can watch over and over again too which is a winner! :)

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  5. I've actually only seen about six of these, so I definitely need to watch some more. I love PS I Love You x

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    1. Yes you do need to watch more, they're so good! Ah what a film, it always makes me sob! :( x

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  6. theres actually a few here ive not yet seen and want to x

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  7. How to be single is such a fun film! It's definitely one to watch with your girlfriends.

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  8. So, so many wonderful films here! I love About Time so much, I have watched this film over and over. The Theory of Everything is also a beautiful, touching film and really makes you think. The Fault in Our Stars, The Time Traveler's Wife...I could go on and on, but I won't! Great list!

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  9. So many great movies. I particularly like Romeo & Juliet and PS. I love you! :)

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  10. These are all brilliant films! My favourites are 50 first dates and Romeo and Juliet, it has a great modern twist

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  11. Ha, I'm such a scrooge I think I only REALLY loved 50 first dates, all the others (that I've seen) were so meh. Give me action over rom-com any day haha!

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  12. I love 50 first date, balled my eyes at the time traveler's wife and feel like im the only person on the planet who hasn't seen the notebook.. Yet! :)

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  13. there are three on this list I haven't seen yet so that isn't bad going for a list of 15! I love about time. I think it's a brilliant film x

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  14. Aww I love chick flicks! Time Traveler's Wife is a great movie. Surprisingly I haven't heard of like half of these, and I watch a lot of movies.

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  15. Some great movies there. I get pretty board sitting there for over an hour waiting for the movie to finish so id rather stick to tv programmes.

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  16. Great choices! Baz Lurmans Romeo and Juliet is top of our list!

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  17. So many great choices! I always seem to love everything Rachel McAdams is in. And there is a few on your list I need to see still!

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  18. I can't believe I have only seen 5 of these movies! my favourite romance films are You've got Mail and A Love Story.

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  19. I've watched almost all of this. They are all beautiful!

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  20. I love How to Be Single - it's one my favourites x

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  21. P.S. I Love You has to be one of my favourite films of all time. The soundtrack is fabulous too. xxx

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  22. I love the sound of how to be single it sounds like a right laugh and plus I love Rebel Wilson too!

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  23. I feel quite shocked that I have only seen three on your list oops x

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  24. Oh my god. About Time. Jeez. I will always cry like a baby at that film... On a date wouldn't be hot... puffy eyes, smudged make up and childhood nostalgia. I'd be such a catch! Haha. xx

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  25. I love the selection. From those you have included my favourite is 50 First Dates, I love that movie.

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  26. I love romantic movies so much, this is a fab list!

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  27. what a list of great films you have put together. thanks for sharing, I've bookmarked.

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  28. There are so many brilliant films on this list! I absolutely loved 50 first dates when I was younger, definitely need to watch it again soon!

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  29. Not seen that many of these but do love About Time, thought I was the only person to know about that one!

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