Top 10 Romantic Movies To Buy on DVD

Most of the new awesome new movies we watch nowadays are all based on the eternal classics that most of us haven’t seen or probably heard of. For the week of Valentine’s, I have selected a top ten list of timeless romantic movies that were fantastic when our grandparents watched them, when our parents watched them, and are still fantastic now. They don’t make them like these anymore, so grab your loved one and a blanket, buy some wine and make some popcorn, and snuggle up on the sofa to one or more of the best romantic movies of all time:

  1. “A Walk in the Clouds” (1995). Upon returning home from World War II, Paul (Keanu Reeves) meets a young lady on a bus. She is also on her way home, but pregnant and unwed, which will result in great conflicts with her reserved father. The young soldier, Paul, agrees to act as her husband and during this sham, love happens. Aside to the heartwarming story, enjoy the breathtaking visuals as well.
  2. “An Affair to Remember” (1957). Two very good looking people, played by Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, meet on a cruise and spend most of their time charming each other. As a romance blossoms between the two, they agree to meet at the Empire State Building in 6 months – but will that happen? This movie has raised the bar for many romantic movies that followed.
  3. “Casablanca” (1942). No list of best romantic movies would ever be complete without this timeless classic, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The setting is in Casablanca, North Africa; an unoccupied territory during the beginning of World War II where an American expatriate meets a past lover and unexpected complications happen. It’s a movie about love and sacrifice that should be seen more than once.
  4. “Ghost” (1990). Starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, this romantic movie was a surprise hit. After being killed during a messed up theft, Sam’s (Swayze) love for his partner Molly (Moore) enables him to remain on earth in the form of a ghost. The movie teaches us about the power of love, and leaves a great impact on its viewers.
  5. “Gone With the Wind” (1939). To some people, Gone with the Wind is synonymous with “romantic movie.” Starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, it is an American classic in which a controlling woman and a mischievous man share an unstable love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction. It is a must-see movie for anyone who has not watched it.
  6. “Pretty Woman” (1990). A rich coldhearted business man (Richard Gere) hires a prostitute (Julia Roberts) as an escort for some of his social events and after her major makeover, he finds himself falling in love with her. For many people, this movie’s love story goes to show that anyone can have a romantic fairy tale ending. The chemistry between the two actors is unreal and this is definitely one of the best movies I’ve ever watched – setting the standards for many romantic comedies that followed it.
  7. “Sabrina” (1954). A coldhearted and stiff businessman (Humphrey Bogart) tries to prevent his playboy brother from getting closer to Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) his chauffeur’s daughter because he is in fact supposed to marry another woman – and that union will strengthen the family business. Along the way, the businessman spends so much time with Sabrina that he ends up falling in love with her.
  8. “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993). This romantic movie uses another film from this list, An Affair to Remember, as a backdrop. In Sleepless in Seattle, the son of a recently widowed Sam (Tom Hanks) calls a radio talk show attempting to find his father a new partner. Sam ends up talking about his love for his dead wife on air. Annie (Meg Ryan) happens to be listening and she falls in love with Sam – and that’s how the story begins.
  9. “Say Anything” (1989). Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) is a high school senior who dreams of going out with the  beautiful and smart Diane Court (Ione Skye). Over the summer, Lloyd tries to win her heart despite of her over-protective father before she leaves for a scholarship in England. This teen romantic comedy features one of the most romantic gestures of all time, which became popularly used in the 90’s; Lloyd holding a boombox over his head in an attempt to serenade and charm Diane.
  10. “When Harry Met Sally” (1989). Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) have been very good friends for years. They begin to fall in love with each other but still fear that sex could ruin their friendship forever. What road will they choose to take; will they remain friends or take a chance at being lovers? This romantic movie is perfect for any two people whose love started from a close friendship.