Ok, so I’m a little late here with this, but I only just realized that it’s Valentine’s Day and that I want to talk about some of my favorite romantic media before the day is over.
Romance movies are a balm for my soul. Even though if some of the things that happen in them would irk me in real life in my own life, they just work in movies and have me swooning. Anytime I want to feel something or need a little comfort, they are there waiting for me. There are SO MANY movies that do this, but here are just a few that always make me feel a little better when I need a pick-me-up. (I also realized that I don’t have any favorite LGBTQ+ romances and that needs to change…that’s my new mission.)
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
If you haven’t watched this movie yet, you need to as soon as possible. It’s iconic, beautiful, amazing, flawless, and brings me some warmth and comfort when I most need it. I can’t even string together a proper sentence to describe how much I love this movie. It is also a book, which I have waiting on my shelf.
The Wedding Date (2005)
This is most definitely my most rewatched rom-com. It is everything to me. If you’ve never watched it before, here is my quick pitch: a male escort is hired as a wedding date for the first time by a woman whose fiancé has recently broken off an engagement. The English countryside, the Michael Bublé sprinkled throughout…this film is a VIBE. *Sigh* I’m forever dreaming about Dermot Mulroney.
Bend it Like Beckham (2002)
This is a classic! I don’t even know where to start with this movie, so I won’t. It’s the OG kickass girl power movie with a sprinkle of romance and it never gets old.
What are your favorite rom-coms and romance films? Let me know in the comments, I’m forever looking for new ones. Happy Valentine’s Day (or Belated Valentine’s Day)! ♡♡♡
ahaana @ Windows to Worlds says
ahh yes i first watched bend it like beckham on a flight because my mum told me i would like it – and OMG IT WAS SO FUN 🥺 i loved that is was so inclusive even though it’s from 2002, and all the themes and messages portrayed were so meaningful!! thank you for this list!! 💞
Yes!!! There is so much to it. Thanks Ahaana!
becky @ dusts of magic says
I haven’t seen any of these films (shame, shame) but I definitely will try all of them! Have you watched ‘The Kissing Booth’ or read it? It’s such a cheesy film but the idea, *chief’s kiss*💖
There are so many movies to watch and so little time! I did watch it…both of them actually. I’m a sucker for cheesy movies that may or may not make me cringe. 😅
Jawahir the Bookworm says
Omg Waiting to Exhale! Love that movie!
Ahh yes, it’s so good!
Alissa (Alissa's booktopia) says
I watched The Wedding Date when I was really young but I remember LOVING it! Definitely need a rewatch, lol.
Marianna @ Marianna's corner says
I clicked insanely fast on this post, my love for romantic movies is showing 😅
I haven’t watched Waiting to Exhale but I definitely will!!!!!