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8 Romantic Movies To Watch This Valentine’s Day

by Emily Keen

There are classic rom coms in Hollywood we often trip over. There are scenes that still get the audience swooning. For instance- Mark flashing a “To Me You Are Perfect” note to Juliet in Love Actually or the I’ll have what she’s having” moment in Harry Met Sally. No matter how many times we come across these scenes, there is a momentary gush of feelings.

But we often miss out on movies that drown in the noise caused by these cult classics. We keep chasing after the relatable feelgoods when there are troves of new feelings to experience. Here is a list of the rarest romantic films that you should be binging over this Valentines.

 

  1. Moonrise Kingdom

Image result for moonrise kingdom movieAccording to popular opinion, this is the film holds a spot in the top 5 movies of Wes Anderson. The man has a penchant for creating heartwarming stories with his knack over intricacy. A budding love of a pre-teen couple passionate yet mature forms the heart of the story. The story builds as they navigate the challenges of school life and the mindset of adults around them. The Moonrise Kingdom might as well be called the best adaptation of Peter Pan and Wendy’s onscreen chemistry.

 

  1. Amelie

Image result for Amelie movieMagic ensues when two kindred souls are trapped in a whirlpool of emotions and you know it is never going to be a straightforward love story. But that’s the beauty of Amelie. The back and forth journey of two people in love will leave you with an intense yet carefree hangover.

 

  1. Love & Basketball

Image result for Love & Basketball movieAmidst countless tales about how love suffocates between two achievers stands an honest attempt by Gina Prince-Bythewood. The film charts the love between two ball players that stems as a rivalry but blooms into an imperfect yet a trying relationship. Bythewood leaves no corner unexplored in this athletic feature. Right from the complications of being in the limelight, making business decisions and family planning Love & Basketball is an ode to love stories that endure the test of time and life.

 

  1. Let the Right One In

Image result for Let the Right One In movieThe love between two oddballs is still love. They just have a different way of expressing it but at the core still exist the same values- utter faith and zero conditions. This screen adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel brings together two misfits who have a peculiar inclination towards gruesome murders and bloodthirst. Creepy huh? If you don’t mind the grisly aspect of this romantic affair, you are about to have a whole new perspective about the unconditional love that we talk about all the time.

 

  1. WALL-E

Image result for WALL-E movieMake no mistake, it’s not just a robot! He feels passion, love and emotions just like you and I. 800 years from now when humanity would probably have evolved into humanoids with the human core still intact only abilities amplified, this is how the love between two people would look like. Andrew Stanton’s sci-fi space animated adventure takes you through different stages of WALL-E’s love story and he makes sure it permeates the screen and pierces right through the heart.

 

  1. The Apartment

Image result for The Apartment movieIf you are ensorceled with B&W era classics love sagas, The Apartment would be a bold choice. If you are thinking why “bold”, well for once it favours the idea of painful love and the other being the Avant grade characters build by Billy Wilder.

 

  1. Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Image result for Forgetting Sarah Marshall movieFor all those getting over a breakup, Jason Segel’s methods of forgetting a significant other might just help. Or maybe not! If not that, at least you will laugh your heart out at this brutally honest tale of post break up struggle.

 

  1. Carol

Image result for Carol movieTodd Haynes means to tell you that love is not just a feeling that brews randomly. It is slow, lopsided and has its own language. It lies in the subtle cues that we often ignore thinking it is just ostensible and transient. What if it’s not? This intoxicating tale provokes so many questions and unattended emotions at once. It’s time you meet your feelings head-on!

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8 Best Valentine’s Day Movies On Amazon Prime

by Emily Keen

Date night with friends or boyfriend! A romantic film is a perfect way to end the night. But how do you choose a film right for the mood? Fret it not!

We have got a list of 8 movies that make up for a perfect valentine’s week line up on Amazon Prime. Here goes:

 

  1. Miss Congeniality and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Image result for Miss Congeniality movieAn undercover FBI agent infiltrates a beauty pageant in this infamous rom-com headlined by Sandra Bullock. The first instalment is more on the romantic side while the second is a pal comedy featuring Regina King as Bullock’s partner.

 

  1. Because I Said So

Image result for Because I Said So movieA hilarious experience ensues as Daphne tries to get her extremely insecure youngest daughter find a perfect match and stop her from backing the wrong horse. The misunderstandings caused by Daphne’s overbearing fill the feature with an utmost chuckle.

 

  1. Thanks For Sharing

Image result for Thanks For Sharing movieA recovering sex addict and a breast cancer survivor find comfort in each other’s company and end up falling in love. But how are they supposed to make this work when they have to fight separate battles of their own? The film stars Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow in lead roles with Tim Robbins and Josh Gad as supporting cast.

 

  1. Cruel Intentions

Image result for Cruel Intentions movieYou could call this a revamp of Dangerous Liaisons with an added essence of true love, Cruel intentions come across as an exploration of the viciousness of human vices. The star cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair star.

 

  1. Girl Most Likely

Image result for Girl Most Likely movieThis indie comedy charts the life of Imogene (Kristen Wiig) from the time she attempts to end her life and her mother takes her in. You would think this improves her life but it’s just the opposite.

 

  1. How To Be A Latin Lover

Image result for How To Be A Latin Lover movieIn the ultimate laughing stock we see Eugenio Derbez playing toyboy to rich widows to keep his desire of a luxurious lifestyle satisfied. When his cougar of a wife banishes him from her life, his quest of searching for a new flame earns him a total shift in perspective.

 

  1. The Big Sick

Image result for The Big Sick movieKumail Nanjiani’s relationship with Emily V. Gordon forms the basis of this feature dealing with cross-cultural conflicts in a love story. The film stars Nanjiani as himself and Zoe Kazan as Emily.

 

  1. Little Italy

Image result for Little Italy movieA love story at the mercy of a family feud forms the backdrop of the film. Will love see this couple to the end of the road amidst a business rivalry? Oh and maybe you should order some pizza if you crave food once you look at it.

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8 Good Romance Movies to Watch When Bored

by Emily Keen

Romantic films are a go-to when you feel down or bored and need a lift from an exhausting day. You may not prefer one at all times but there are moments when you simply need to feel love. But amongst so many options staring right back at you, how do you choose the best ones.

We have done the weight lifting for you. Here are 8 classic romance stories you can watch when you are feeling absolutely jaded.

 

  1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

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A poignant account from the lives of Clementine (Kate Winslet) and Joel (Jim Carrey) wherein the couple willingly goes through a procedure of wiping off each other’s memories. As the story builds up, one finds it hard to not become emotionally involved as it progresses.

 

  1. About Time (2013)

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What would you do if you had the power to travel in time? Change history? Prevent the Holocaust? Well, Tim Lake is not interested in being a part of something big. All he wants is a girlfriend. The makers of Love Actually have gone a step ahead and given their protagonist a superpower to captivate his love interest Mary (Rachel McAdams). All in all, it is a nicely written romantic comedy to watch when you are bored.

 

  1. The Notebook (2004)

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This particular film is adored by women all over especially for the utterly congenial characters played by Rache McAdams (Allie) and the dreamboat, Ryan Gosling (Noah). Not all love stories can stand the test of time but this one does through all its trials and tribulations. McAdams and Gosling phenomenally land as Allie and Noah in this cheesy yet heartwarming account of love.

 

  1. Love and Basketball (2000)

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Set in the backdrop of the basketball theme, this film enchants the male audience as much as the female for obvious reasons. What begins as a love-hate relationship between Quincy and Monica, progresses into a mature story of two dreamers chasing their passion while continually crossing paths. This movie is highly recommended to the young audience who loves sports.

 

  1. Cactus Flower (1969)

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A complicated yet heart-winning love story between a 21-year-old woman and an older man went on to help Goldie Hawn an Oscar for her portrayal as Toni Simmons. Hawn has her way through wit and charm and that is exactly what makes you fall in love with her.

 

  1. Lost in Translation (2004)

 

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The crux of the story is the classic romance between Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson). It could be characterized as a miserable account of two individuals caught up by accident in a totally unfamiliar set up.  There are ephemeral moments where Anna Farris lightens up the mood with her spoofs. But then what did Bob whisper in Charlotte’s ear before saying goodbye?

 

  1. When in Rome (2010)

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This classic Valentine story is supposedly one of the most iconic roles of Kristen Bell. Bell visits Italy for her sister’s wedding where she steals coins from a fountain. In reconciliation, to her theft, she is hunted down by Danny DeVito, Will Arnett, Jon Heder, and Dax Shepard, who are apparently under a love spell. The film is hilarious and definitely recommended for the days when you are feeling blue.

 

  1. 50 First Dates (2004)

 

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You cannot really come up with a more adorable onscreen couple than Adam Sadler and Drew Barrymore. So the premise goes like this. Adam Sandler transforms from a playboy to a man of commitment for a girl who has short term memory. Since an accident, she wakes up each morning and lives the same day over and over. It’s funny, romantic and a classic chick flick for all romance buffs.

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