Why fight the crowds trying to go out on Valentine’s Day when you can cuddle up on the couch with your special someone and watch a romantic flick? Staying in is easy but picking the right movie is a little tougher. If you need some inspiration look no further than your fellow Southerners. Here are the Top Five Valentine’s Day Movies in the South according to Ranker!
Top Five Valentine’s Day Movies
1. The Notebook
No surprises here that The Notebook ended up at number one on this list. Mix one part unrequited love story with a dash of Ryan Gosling and top it with some crying in the rain from Rachel McAdams you’ve got a recipe for tearjerker gold! Adapted from the novel by Nicholas Sparks and brought to the big screen in 2004 by director Nick Cassavetes, you can rent The Notebook from iTunes, Google Play or YouTube.
Who would have thought that a movie about one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history resulting in the death of more than 1,500 people would be one of the most popular romantic movies of all time? Titanic was a massive success when it released in 1997 becoming one of the biggest box office smashes of all time. Despite constant debate over whether or not Jack could have fit on the raft at the end, Titanic is a solid film from James Cameron and it’s got Billy Zane in it, what more do you need? Available to rent on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and YouTube.
3. Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman set the bar pretty high for 90’s romantic comedies and is easily one of Julia Roberts’ most iconic roles. It’s a classic rags-to-riches love story featuring Richard Gere who plays a businessman that needs an escort for some social events so he hires a beautiful prostitute, played by Julia Roberts, only to end up *spoilers* FALLING IN LOVE! Plus, this movie gave us one of the best songs of the early 90’s with ‘King of Wishful Thinking’ from Go West.
Nobody puts baby in the corner! Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). It’s a classic coming-of-age tale of dance and romance with a killer soundtrack.
That’s right, we’re getting a double dose of Swayze in this list! After a young man (Patrick Swayze) is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover (Demi Moore) of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic (Whoopi Goldberg). After watching this 1990 film from Jerry Zucker, you’ll never look at pottery in the same way. You can rent Ghost on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and YouTube.
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