Valentine’s Day should not just be about romantic love but celebrating friendship, family camaraderie or enjoying a bit of ‘me’ time. Whatever your marital status on Valentines Day, you are sure to enjoy these romantic Valentine’s Day movies where love happens in the most unlikely of circumstances and places.
This movie is about Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) a disillusioned sports promoter who has an epiphany and discovers his integrity but loses his job and fiancé (who doesn’t share his ideals) in the process. He makes an impassioned speech to his work colleagues and asks if anyone wants to join him but only one person leaves with him, Dorothy Boyd (Renée Zellweger) a 26 year old mousy secretary with a young child to support. With his one client Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr), an egomaniacal football player, Jerry struggles to keep his principles and his demanding client happy and finds himself and true love in the process.
The Thomas Crown Affair
The Thomas Crown Affair is a mental battle between Catherine Banning (Renee Russo), an insurance investigator whose job is to find a stolen painting and Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) who is a bored millionaire who steals paintings for fun. They begin a seductive game of cat and mouse, falling madly in love along the way, but Catherine is plagued with doubts over her playboy-thief lover and questions his honesty and fidelity. The Thomas Crown Affair is a sizzling, love story between two people who finally met their match in each other.
This movie follows the lives of eight people as they experience all types of romantic love and explores the ups and downs of all types of relationships in the weeks in the five weeks leading up to Christmas. Some characters are falling in love, some are falling out of love, some are contemplating an affair and some of them are experiencing their first love. If you haven’t guessed, love is the central theme of the movie and Love Actually is a feel good movie for anyone who is in love or wants to fall in love again. Keira Knightly, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth all star in this film.
The Ugly Truth
Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a romantically challenged morning show producer whose is a self help book addict and on a desperate search for Mr Right. She is forced to have Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), a loudmouth and self proclaimed relationship expert on her show to boost the ratings. He offers to give her love life advice which she reluctantly takes to try and snare her gorgeous next door neighbour. In her desire to please her new boyfriend, she finally realises that while true love may mean compromises, it doesn’t mean she has to compromise the person she is and change to please a man.
A high-powered executive Lucy Hill (Renée Zellweger) is the stereotypical, ambitious, up and coming business woman who loves living in Miami with her beachside apartment, all the mod cons and great weather. She reluctantly takes an assignment in a tiny Minnesota town in sub zero conditions to further her career, not knowing that her life will be affected by the generosity of the townspeople and it will be a life changing experience. Despite her best intentions, Lucy is moved by the stories of the people living in Minnesota, discovers greater meaning in her life and most unexpectedly, the man of her dreams Ted Mitchell (Harry Connick Jr).
Whether you’re in the mood for a movie marathon or only watch one DVD if your night is ahem … unexpectedly cut short, this mix of classic and modern Valentine’s Day movies will not disappoint whether you’re with the love of your life, hanging out with your friends or bonding with your family. For someone a little extra special, consider some Valentine’s Day Flowers to go with the movie.0