Valentine’s Day is approaching (along with frigid temperatures in the St. Louis area) and I mentioned to Tony that I would rather stay home, watch movies, order dinner in and hang out with the kids rather than go out. This will be the first time in 20 years that we haven’t dressed up, him looking dashing in a suit and me in a new dress, and dined at one of our favorite restaurants. Tony was in favor of the idea and recommended we, as always, celebrate with a bottle of our favorite champagne and box of chocolates. This seems like a perfect idea to me. Now, trying to decide which movies to watch and what food to order.
My top picks for romantic Valentine’s Day movies:
A charming love story of a run-away princess, played by Audrey Hepburn, who rebels against her life during a goodwill tour of Europe and falls in love with American journalist, Gregory Peck. Did you know the story is reportedly based on the real-life adventures of British Princess Margaret?
An enduring love story about two men, Humphrey Bogart and Paul Henreid, vying for the love of one woman, Ingred Bergman. This classic film has continually ranked in the top lists of Greatest Films of All Time.
An American in Paris
A musical set in post-war Paris, ex-GI Jerry, played by Gene Kelly, aspires to become a painter and falls for lovely Lise, played by Leslie Caron. The dancing in this film is amazing!
Gone With the Wind
I’ve loved this movie for many years. Based off of Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling novel, the nearly four hour Civil War drama is set at Tara, a Georgia plantation, and tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara, played by Vivien Leigh. Also starring the handsome, Clark Gable.
A romantic comedy about a lonely Parisian girl, Audrey Tatou, who sets out to change the lives of the people around her and, eventually, finds love. Amélie is a waitress at Café des 2 Moulins in Montmartre.
What are you favorite romantic movies?