Top Romantic Movies For the Weekend!

Feb 12, 2011 | Random Thoughts | 18 comments

Nothing like a little romance…
Here are my top Ten (13) pics for Romantic Recommendations for the weekend….
I love St. Valentines Day…
Bright Star
This movie… in a word… SUBLIME.
I’d give a big, ewy, gewy review of this gorgeous movie but I will leave it at: SUBLIME.
Trust me.
The Notebook
Just in case you are stubborn like me and won’t watch this movie because of all of the blubbering hype… well, I was so wrong and so are you.  Watch it.  
A Room with a View
I love this movie so much I think I have even hosted viewings of it on the website.  I LOVE THIS MOVIE!  It is perfection, the sound track simply must be on your IPod and it has THE BEST on screen kiss EVER!!!!!  Never mind it was Princess Diana’s favorite movie – the only rival it has as mine is Gone with the Wind….
Because you can’t have a Romantic Movie list without it…
Gone with the Wind
When was the last time you really watched it?… not caught part of it on TV but really, snuggled in and swooned.  I can recite the whole movie… I wish I was kidding.   Scarlett is one of the characters I identify most with in any movie I have ever seen.  Not the total nasty B—- part of her (Well, OK Sometimes) What a fool she is for not loving Rhett body and soul! But I love that stubborn, fightin’ side… it’s why I have always joked that “I am no lady”.  When Rhett says, “And you Ma’am are no lady.”  I LOVE IT!  You bet I’d rip the green portieres off the windows and strut in to town proud as you please if it meant saving the family farm!  As God as my witness…
French Kiss
Um, because it’s funny as you know what.
Really, talk about having a movie memorized.  I don’t really like Romatic Comedies because they almost ALWAYS hit this horrible lull after “boy loses girl” that lasts WAY too long… it’s always the point I just say “forget it” and go to bed.  Not so with French Kiss, or the next two movies listed… The little things in this movie just about kill me, the stupid facial expressions, the french accents.
  Have you noticed that once Meg played this role she seemed to loose all ability to act and she has been “Kate” in every romantic comedy she has done since?  Shame.  Full of HILARIOUS one liners this is a cult classic in this house.  And so is…
Return to Me
This is another one the I stubbornly would not watch for years.  But…
What’s not to love?
Even if you are a fan of “Swiss Water” you are going to LOVE this movie. (You know I got sick on Swiss Water once.)  It’s warm, tender, hilarious and has nostalgic Chicago pegged to a T!~
The one liners are priceless,
“Your ass is ringing”
“Matchy, matchy.”
“I’m trying to put Mommy to bed.”
but our favorite is:
“You had a sex dream about me?” – we are such dorks we laugh every time.  If you haven’t seen it, prepare to fall in love with Return to Me.
The Proposal
I am popping this one in the minute I am done with this post – it’s an instant view on Netflix!
SO FRICKEN FUNNY!  Sandra as a rock hard, Christian Louboutin shoe wearing, ball buster blackmails her admin into marrying her then they take off to Alaska to meet his family?  It has a slight Rom Com lull but it’s not TOO long and it gets funny again so it redeems itself.  The scene with Sandra dancing around the ghetto blaster to “Get Low” by “Lil John” … well, be sure you have your Depends on.
Super sweet, super romantic.
Bridgette Jones Diary
Look, this movie is just hilarious and dreamy at the same time.  It’s sooooo funny with that British humor and though I have never been desperately single, surly this movie captures the desperate side.  It’s worth it just to see Colin (my heart, my heart) Firth reprise his role of Mr. Darcy… Just as he is.
If you aren’t laughing during the opening credits when she sings into her wine bottle mic, “All by Myself” then maybe you need to drop a few quarters.  Speaking of Mr. Darcy…
Pride and Prejudice
I like the old BBC version the best but the newer one was beautifully shot.  Do I have to begin to tell you why Jane Austen is romantic?  I didn’t think so.  Never watched a Jane Austen movie?  You should cut your teeth on….
Sense and Sensibility
Very witty.  Very gentle… sometimes love takes time.  It’s not always fireworks… sometimes we, ourselves get in the way.  Acted to perfection, gorgeous music and the epitome of what a Jane Austen story is all about.  Class, rank, stubbornness, silly sisters, twittering Mothers and heroes of the first order.
Sweet Land
If you have been reading PF for the last couple years you know this is one of my all time favorites.  In my little world, it just might be the best movie ever.  The love of a man and a woman and the love of the land.  Oh my…
OK, that was Romantic… now I have to add two more categories  “Hot” and “Foreign”  This ones very romantic but in a sexy, money, power kind of way.  Let’s just call it
Another fantastic soundtrack and wardrobe?…  Oh my gosh… try NOT to covet the clothing… and no lusting girls… 🙂
The Thomas Crown Affair
and… for Foreign… if you have been under a rock for the last decade and still haven’t seen Amélie... shame on you.
Trés romantique… trés français.
I know I have lots of Momma readers and I would not watch Thomas Crown or Amélie with my preteen or teen daughters if you know what I mean. 🙂
I am still not 100%…
If I don’t get to posting before Monday… a Happy St. Valentines Day to you!  Forget Hallmark and corny stuffed animals… just be romantic and kind.









  1. Jeff.n.Tia

    Hurray for wonderful movies!! The funny thing is, I own all of those movies excepting for about three! 😀 We must think alike. I knew Amelie would be on there. I am very picky with which chick-flicks I purchase, so it was fun to see you like similar movies.

    I have to say though, Bright Star wasn’t my favorite. Though a true and romantic story, the ending just leaves me bummed. :o/ And the Helena Bonham Carter “A Room With a View” is the one I most cherish and love!

    You should also check out “I Know Where I’m Going,” starring Dame Wendy Hiller, you won’t be disappointed! 🙂

  2. Amy @ Homestead Revival

    I like your list (you can never go wrong with Jane Austen) – a few I haven’t seen, such as “Room with A View, Bright Star, Return to Me, and Sweet Land. I’ll add them to my Netflix que. Add “Only You” with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. to yours. I think you’ll like it.

  3. texasdaisey

    You have some great pics there! Aren’t movies fun? I enjoy watching them with my family or even when I am alone. They can make a blah evening into a great one.

  4. Made In The South

    I wish that I could say I have seen them all, but there are quite a few that I have not watched. I have written the titles down so that I can watch on rainy days.
    Hope you have a wonderful Valentine Weekend,

  5. Mandy

    man we’d have fun together! I LOVE all of those. Excpet I’ve never seen French Kiss, but tis now on my list! Or Amelie, which I’ve been trying to rent for ever and it’s never in! Have you seen Chocolat? what did you think?

  6. Theanne...

    Have about a 3rd of the movies on your romantic movies list…will add the others to my NetFlix queue! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Tamra

    I agree this is a top pick movie list!

    And Sweetland? One of the best!! I bought French Kiss when it came out on VHS and actually wore it out! lol. Thank goodness for DVD’s.

  8. cityfarmer

    … stop me now!
    actually I like watching TTCA … ALONE

  9. Teresa

    Wow I have a lot of movie watching to catch up on….have seen the Notebook and Gone with the Wind.

  10. Marnie

    Oh my! I am a long-time reader, first time commenter: This list is DIVINE! These are all fabulous! Though, my fave Jane Austen is “Persuasion.” But who can’t absolutely adore ‘Mr. Darcy’? You are lovely and I’ll check out the few on your list I haven’t yet seen. Thank you for a gem of a post (though all of them are)! Marnie

  11. Jenny

    I have not seen Bright Star, was tempted to, now it is on the list, but the most of the rest have also been a part of the staple of romances I have on hand. A few others I like are Wimbeldon, and Jane Eyre (BBC/Masterpiece 2006 version). Hope you feel better soon.

  12. Destiny

    Well you have lots of my favorites listed here…The Notebook being my absolute FAVORITE! I need to check out some of the others! Thanks for sharing : ) Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

  13. Beth - In My World...

    Bravo! Excepting Sweet Land (which I have never seen but will make a point to do as ASAP) these are all favorites of mine! For me, the BBC will ALWAYS by the best Pride & Prejudice and regardless of the King’s Speech Colin Firth will always be the one and only Mr. Darcy. Hands down, Amelie is one of my favorite, favorite, could watch it ten times in a row movies. Again I say – Bravo!

  14. Gail @ Victorian at Heart

    Some of the movies I have but not
    Sweet Land or Amelie so I’m going to check them out. Thanks for sharing, I’ve been wanting to find some new movies to watch.

  15. vmichelle

    Great list! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  16. joanna

    I am so happy I found your blog after picking up Artful blogger yesterday! Great movie choices (a room with a view is one of my favourites!) I am looking forward to spending more time exploring your blog and reading about your potager…a few years back everyone thought I was crazy after I dug up the back yard and had a dumptruck bring a load of aged manure into my city lot. I wasn’t too popular with the neighbours but we LOVED our fresh veggies!

  17. Steve

    My wife always tells me about “Somewhere In Time,” with Christopher Reeve. She’s been trying to make me watch it for some time now, but we haven’t gotten to it just yet. She says it’s a very good love story. If I do watch it, no one on The Male Domain shall ever know…Lol

  18. Stephanie

    I know this is late but my gosh, I just watched Sweet Land and it was so good! The hand holding after their crop was finished….sublime. I just adored watching their love grow and the land. I’m so glad you recommended this!


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