Since February is approaching, it’s only natural to be thinking about Valentine’s Day and what romantic things you plan to do with your significant other.
One of those plans might be cuddling up on the couch and watching a romantic movie, a proposition that may be a big sacrifice for many men. After all, who wants to watch something that’ll bring tears to your eyes when you can be watching the latest Die Hard film?
While valentine’s day provides a nice excuse for couples to make it out together, it also gets them to view some immortal romantic classics of the bygone era which they have never viewed in their lifetime and it would help in providing the required fuel to the fire by turning them on for this occasion. Both romantic films and valentines are interrelated as the basic core of love stories are not the regular boy meets girl tales but one that through which love emanates not just from the heart but soul as well and cyberflix has such movies galore.
After years of marriage, I have come to discover that it is possible to find romantic movies that aren’t necessarily your traditional “chick flick.” It just takes a little bit of creativity and maybe a bit of explanation.
Here are some films you should consider watching with your sweetie because they offer something both of you will enjoy.
The Princess Bride – My wife and I used to rent this movie every Valentine’s Day. Now we own it. I love this film because it offers something for everyone. It’s a traditional love story based on the fact true love conquers all, including death. Yet, it has plenty of action and comedy mixed in to keep it from becoming too sappy.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula – At this point, you’re asking yourself “Is this guy insane?” But, if you are, it’s because you’ve never seen this movie, which is essentially a love story that just happens to feature a vampire in it. It’s a good mix of romance and horror and, even though it does take liberties, is one of the better interpretations of the book (which is also viewed by many as a love story).
Jerry Maguire – My wife absolutely refused to watch this movie with me at first because she thought it was another sports movie. And, it is. But, it’s also the same movie that reportedly inspired country singer Kenny Chesney to write his hit song “You had me From Hello,” because it focuses more Maguire’s relationship with his girlfriend than on the football end of things. Want to impress your wife or girlfriend? Pay attention and learn the sign language for “You Complete Me.”
50 First Dates – I originally was going to put another Adam Sandler movie here; The Wedding Singer. But, after some thought, I realized this movie (which, like the Wedding Singer, has Drew Barrymore) is much better. Most romantic stories involve a guy trying to make a girl fall in love with him. This one has a guy trying to make the girl fall in love with him on a daily basis because, once she falls asleep, she completely forgets he exists. And, Sandler’s crude but funny performance keeps it entertaining for both of you.
Titanic – OK, I confess, this is more or less a 193-minute-long chick flick. But, there’s plenty to keep us guys interested too. I personally watch it with the same attitude I would use when watching a documentary because it is a nice re-telling of a real-life tragedy. Besides, can you think of something better to do than spending three hours on the couch cuddling with the person you love?