I was the only daughter in my family and my dad wasn't a big romantic movie fan. As a matter of fact, when I was little and my dad took me to a movie, he took me to see Deer Hunter. Deer Hunter! For those of you who don't know, it's a blow-em-up war movie.
It was my mother who instilled in me a love for romantic movies. She and I still go see them together from time to time since I now live in a house of only males and none of them will watch "chick" movies with me.
When I'm in the mood to get my fill of all things love and swoon, I plug in one of these five films - and if you put your name in the hopper for my give-away, you'll own of them so you can watch it when you feel so inclined.
Pride and Prejudice
I think that sums it up right there.
Mr. Darcy. The looks. The angst. The hand twitches. Oh my word, the swoon-worthy-ness.
We can argue about which version of Pride and Prejudice for days. Are you a Colin Firth or a Matthew McFadyen sort? It doesn't matter. Either is awesome. And both make this story even more powerful. It's a must watch!
North and South (BBC)
Too few people have seen this amazing film, and it's a travesty! The only way I know to try and make it right is to give a copy away. So sign up now!
If you love Mr. Darcy, you will go completely ga-ga over Mr. Thornton. I personally love him so much that I've watched this movie about 5,908 times.
It was several Young Adult Book Bloggers that introduced me to this film, and I can't thank them enough. It's a powerful and beautiful story that you won't be able to forget.
If you don't win it. Rent it on Amazon. You won't be disappointed.
The contest ends on February 29th.
A Walk to Remember
If you like the kind of romance that makes you sob until your eyes are red and swollen and snot is running down your face, then A Walk to Remember is for you.
I love so much about this film. I love it's purity. I love it's sweetness. I love it's honesty. And I love the cast.
Such a great story of first love. You'll want to watch it again and again and you'll freakin' cry every time. Trust me.
Who in the world would've ever thought that a movie about a dude and a prostitute could ever be so wonderful?
Go ahead - I already expect the comments about how un-Christian this film is. Send them my way. But I still love this film. Can't help myself.
I first loved Julia Roberts in Mystic Pizza, and Richard Gere? I snuck and watched An Officer and a Gentleman when I wasn't supposed to and loved it. But this duo makes those two films take a backseat. These were their true break-out roles (as far as I'm concerned).
It's a story of love and redemption. It's a story about two really screwed up people starting to figure their stuff out, and find something worth fighting for. Something that matters.
Music and Lyrics
Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant are two of my all time favorite rom-com actors and I absolutely love this film!
I watch it all the time and even have the soundtrack. I'm a dork. I know it.
If you're in the mood to watch something light, fun, and romantic with some great music thrown in, this film is for you!
Those are my five. What are yours?