5 Romantic Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day, 14 February

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If you want, say “a game of capitalism ” or “a day made up to trigger the consumption frenzy”; February 14 Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year in many parts of the world and will continue to be celebrated. We do not know how much you enter the gift business, how much you celebrate the day, but we have a duty to make a list of romantic movies for you to watch with your lover or friends. Here you are list.Valentine’s Day Movie List begins…

Valentine’s Day Movie List

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1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) IMDB: 8.3

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a Michel Gondry wonder you won’t get tired of watching. Focusing on the story of Joel, who wants to erase his lover from his memory, the film is a timeless classic with its deep and sincere characters, the plot that pushes people to question him, his magnificent visuals and countless references. The screenplay is written by Charlie Kaufman, and includes Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson and Mark Ruffalo. Beck’s heartbreaking Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime song starts playing in such a place, do not ask, do not tell.

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2. Before Sunrise (1995) IMDB: 8.1

While traveling by train through Europe, the American Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and the French Celine (Julie Delpy) meet each other and decide to spend the night together in Austria. On the next morning, Jesse returns to United States of America, and Celine to Paris. 

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“Before Sunrise” is one of my favorite romances, indeed one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever seen. It is a low budget movie with a very simple and real storyline, but the chemistry between Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy is perfect, and the dialogs are stunning. The direction is amazing, transmitting the feelings of Celine and Jesse to the viewer. I have just completed my review number 1,000 in IMDb, and I choose “Before Sunrise” for this significant number because it is a very special film for me. I cannot understand why this movie was not nominated to the Oscar, with such a magnificent screenplay, direction and performances. Yesterday I have probably watched this movie for the third or fourth time, and I still love it.

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3. La La Land (2016) IMDB: 8.0

La La Land is a cinematic marvel. It’s nostalgia, meticulousness and joy captured my heart and earned itself the title of one of the best musicals of all time.

Almost every aspect of La La Land is close to perfect making this not only one of the best movies in recent history but also one of the best looking films and a very memorable cinematic experience. The cinematography is lively with phenomenal long takes, different location and gorgeous colours thanks to the production design. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone make a wonderful musical duo with serious chemistry as if the roles were made for them. The music feels alive at any moment and the sound track is definitely consistent. After Whiplash, the stakes were high for Damien Chazelle and La La Land undoubtedly lands him a spot on Hollywood’s best directors. Pulling of two films of the same genre and making both of them seem unique and originally is no easy thing to do and writing a film can be agonising so Damien Chazelle deserves all the praise he’s getting.

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La La Land is a genre defying masterpiece which I would recommend to anyone a fan of musicals or not. It’s colourful joyfulness is a sight to see.

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4. Annie Hall (1977) IMDB: 8.0

Woody Allen’s masterpiece will always be “Annie Hall.” What is most remarkable today about this film is the way Allen presents it. It’s a movie about a relationship. But rather than taking a linear approach, Allen plays with time. We see the middle, the begining, and the end. And not always in that order. Allen also breaks the fourth wall a lot and has many dream sequences and asides which add to the complexity of the characters. This is a highly autobiographical film and Allen pulls no punches. This movie is not about romance in the way that “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is. Rather, “Annie Hall” is a deconstruction of a romance. At times it is funny and heartbreaking and always classic. “Love fades,” indeed.

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5. Silver Linings Playbook (2012) IMDB : 7.7

While most romantic comedies usually contain bad acting, sappiness, and a large amount of predictable moments; Silver Linings Playbook is the exact opposite. There may be a little amount sappiness in this movie but there is bound to be some in any romantic situations. In reality though, all of the sap in Silver Linings Playbook can be overlooked due to the fact that the film is completely original, extremely funny, and contains outstanding acting from the two lead roles.

Written and directed by David O. Russell (The Fighter), Silver Linings Playbook is about a man, played by Bradley Cooper (Limitless, The Hangover), who was just released from an eight month stint in a psychiatric hospital. He wants to get his life back on track but is being held back by his parents and his unstable condition. After a little while, he strikes up an interesting friendship with a female played by Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone, The Hunger Games). Both of these characters are going through somewhat of the same type of problems which makes their friendship even more quirky and thought-provoking.

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Valentine’s Day Movie List Done

We’re at the end of the Valentine’s Day movie list. We hope you have a pleasant time with your movie chosen from the Valentine’s Day movie list. See you on lonely day.

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