Here it is, the eve of Valentine’s Day, so I offer some romantic movies to watch. Here they are!
Thee are some romantic movies on Hulu, but the first I mention is a classic, The French Lieutenant’s Woman. From 1981, it’s not only a romance, but a good movie. Starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons, The French Lieutenant’s Woman was nominated for five academy awards and other awards as well. Also available on Hulu is Sabrina, from 1995, starring Harrison Ford, Julia Ormand and Greg Kinnear. It’s the story of a chauffeur’s daughter and her love for a playboy. It’s a remake of a 1954 classic, but it’s good on it’s own. If you want something a little darker, maybe with vampires, there’s Let the Right One In, from 2008.Directed by Tomas Alfredson, it’s the tale of a lonely 12 year old boy who is lonely and pale girl he befriends. It stars Kare Hedebrant and Lena Liandersson. It’s a great movie and not too high on the horror effects, so enjoy.
The first movie I want to mention on Netflix is Bright Star, another good movie, as well as a romance. It is directed by Jane Campion and is the story of John Keats and his affair with Fanny Brawne. It stars Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish , and won several awards for cinematography. Also on Netflix is Carol, starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Kyle Chandler. The tale of love between two women, this time, it was directed by Todd Haynes, so of course, it looks stunning. And is a wonderful movie. Netflix also has Blue is the Warmest Color, another highly acclaimed movie. It’s a French movie, starring Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, as two young women discovering love. It won the Palme D’Or at Cannes and garnered other awards and nominations, too. If you want something a little lighter there is Love, Actually. Yes, it’s everyone’s favorite romance movie from 2003, with Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney and many others. It is love stories told in ten different incidents.
On Amazon Prime
First movie to mention on Amazon is The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the classic from 2004, starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. It’s romance, and science-fiction, all in one, as Carrey and Winslet fall in love all over again. And it’s funny, too. Also, on Amazon is Moonstruck, from 1987. Starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, and Olympia Dukakis, and other great actors and actresses, it’s a comedy drama that’s well written, acted and directed as well, and it isn’t quite as dark as some of the other films I’ve mentioned. A gold-standard love story is offered in Love Story, from 1970. A tearjerker, to say the least, it stars Ryan O’Neal, Ali Macgraw and Ray Milland. A story of a couple torn by leukemia, it’s a three hanky tale to be sure And, finally, Amazon has Made For Each Other, a vintage movie from David O Selznick, starring Jimmy Stewart, Carole Lombard and Charles Coburn. From 1939, and in black and white, it’s about a couple who marry after knowing each other just one day and the trials and travails that follow.
That’s all for today folks, so have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and enjoy your night in front of the TV screen.