Amore! Valentine’s Day, The day of love. The day to break out candy, put on your Sunday best, eat at the fanciest restaurants, shower each other with gifts, flowers, the whole nine yards. If you are doing it right though, you and your significant other wouldn’t know when it is Valentine’s Day because you treat each other like it was Valentine’s Day everyday.
Nonetheless, today is the day, and while there are plenty of blogs out there that share or give advise on the many things involving the holiday, I am the movie geek. So here, I am sharing my favorite movies from across many genres and maybe give you some inspiration on what to watch whether you are alone or with someone and decided to stay in and make it a movie night. As there are many to choose from, this wasn’t too hard to figure out as I am picky when it comes to romantic comedies and dramas. I also wanted to feature movies you don’t normally hear about from the majority. These movies are underrated, under the radar, and should be seen by more people. In no particular order, here are my favorite Romantic movies from across the board.
Love stories are told through film all the time in many different ways. Some are for fun, others are to bring a tear to your eyes, and Call Me By Your Name is one of those rare love stories that are just so real that no matter who you are, you know all too well the feeling of the first time you fall in love. Based on a novel by André Aciman, Writer James Ivory and Director Luca Guadagnino bring you an innocent love story told between two men Oliver and Elio played by Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet respectively.
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The story takes place in Italy, and let me just say that this movie makes you want to visit Italy just for the scenery alone. In 1983, Oliver comes to Italy for the summer as an assistant to Elio’s father. While there, Oliver stays with Elio’s family and that is where their bond grows awakening Elio’s sexuality as they bond over the beautiful Italy as well as their similarities in their Jewish faith. This is a beautiful story. Especially told in the 80’s you are given a bit of nostalgia with the music and the clothes worn throughout the film.