Good old romance

Stephen Boyd-Morales

It’s that time of year when you cuddle up with your loved one for Valentine’s Day. One of the more common things to do is to watch a good old romanic film, here are some great romance films.

Kiss the Bride (2007)
Tori Spelling, Philipp Karner, James O’Shea

Magazine editor Matt Roman (Karner) left his small hometown to make it big in the city. But his world turns upside down when he receives an invitation to a wedding for his high school love.

Romancing the Stone (1984)
Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

Romance author Joan Wilder (Turner) finds out her sister has been kidnapped, and the captors demand that Wilder bring a package to Cartegena, Colombia. Soon she ends up stranded in the jungle, where she meets Jack (Douglas), who helps her look for her sister.

You’ve Got Mail (1998) Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey

In this film, released during the height of the AOL chat room, Kathleen Kelly (Ryan) owns a local bookstore. She is dismayed to learn that a large corporate bookstore is opening around the corner and begins to ask the advice of an online friend (Hanks). Through the course of their conversations, they begin to develop feelings for each other.

Loverboy (1989)
Patrick Dempsey, Kate Jackson, Robert Picardo

Before Dempsey was McDreamy, he was Randy Bodek, a broke student who gets a job as a delivery boy at a local pizza shop. An unusual order of a large pizza with extra anchovies opens a door for a new career that will help him earn the money he needs.

Stardust (2007)
Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Robert De Niro

Young Tristan Thorn (Cox) is told by the girl of his dreams that if he can bring her a fallen star, she will marry him. He goes off in search of it, in a magical world beyond the wall that borders his town. There he discovers the star is more than a star, and he is not the only one after her. This film has many great moments, but Robert DiNiro steals the show as Capt. Shakespeare.

Were the World Mine (2008)
Tanner Cohen, Zelda Williams, Wendy Robie

A hit on the film festival circuit, this movie is based on the short film, Fairies. Timothy (Cohen) is the new student at an all boys private school, where the rugby team bullies him — until he is cast as Puck in the school’s production of Midsummer’s Night Dream. His teacher inspires him to create the famous flower, which gives him the power to make anyone fall in love. This modern retelling of Midsummer’s Night Dream is a fantastic musical that does not disappoint.

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (1975)

This is the original Peanut’s Valentine special. Poor Charlie Brown — all he wants is to receive a valentine. He watches all his friends get them, but alas, none for him. This is an all-time classic that cannot be missed.