Top romance films for Valentine’s viewing

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Lisette Nichols -- With an array of romantic movies to choose from it will be hard to go wrong this Valentine’s Day.

For years romance films have delved into the lives of viewers, especially on Valentine’s Day. Three categories fall into the romantic genre; romantic comedies, romantic dramas and romantic thrillers. Whatever the choice may be, romantic provide great escapes and create fairytales beyond imagination.

From classic collections to the newest releases, romantic films have captured the hearts of many women and men.

Below is a list of top five picks that go great for this upcoming Valentine’s Day, regardless of your current relationship status. These films have made a popular name for themselves, which guarantees them a rightful place on the list.

Starting with James Cameron’s 1997 film, “Titanic.” This film has a dramatic, romantic connection between the two main characters, Jack Dawson played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Rose DeWitt Bukater played by Kate Winslet.

According to titanic-facts.com, the Titanic ship had sunk on April 15, 1912, which was speculated to have been caused by an iceburg. Though the romance in the film is completely fictional, viewers cannot help but be swept away by the captivating connection between Jack and Rose, who come from diverse social backgrounds.

The next film is 2002’s “A Walk to Remember,” directed by Adam Shankman. The main characters are Landon Carter who is played by Shane West and Jamie Sullivan who is played by Mandy Moore.

This film tells a significant story between two teens who are complete opposites but develop a natural love for each other. The sentimental film heightens with a heartbreaking reminder due to the fact that Jamie has Leukemia. However, Landon continues to complete various wishes from Jamie’s list of things she hopes to do in life.

He completes his mission by asking for her hand in marriage, where they both learn the nature of love throughout the process.

Continuing is the well-known film featured in 2004 by director Nick Cassavetes, “The Notebook.” An astounding, passionate love connection features Ryan Gosling as Noah Calhoun and Rachel McAdams as Allie Hamilton. Explained is a love story between two characters who instantly fall in love despite the social class distinction. Overall, the well-being of each other’s company is everlasting.

Our next film came out in 2010 directed by Gary Winick called, “Letters to Juliet.” In this film actors Amanda Seyfried who plays Sophie Hall and Chris Egan who plays Charlie Wyman unexpectedly fall in love.

The film is based off of a young engaged couple who sets out to go on a pre-honeymoon to Verona, Italy. The two wander off on their own finding different ways to utilize their time. While Sophie’s fiancé who is a chef, would rather put research into his restaurant, Sophie discovers an awakening adventure.

This leads Sophie into a whole new world where she must help another woman named Claire SmithWyman, played by Vanessa Redgrave, rediscover a lost love. Along the way, she and the woman’s grandson, Charlie, accidentally fall in love.

Ending the list is the upcoming film, “The Vow” directed by Michael Sucsy which is scheduled to be in theaters Feb. 10. According to thevow-movie.com, the film is about a newlywed couple who suffer a car accident, which puts the wife (Rachel McAdams) in a coma and leaves her with severe memory loss. This leads her husband (Channing Tatum) to win back her heart once more.

While there is a range of selections not mentioned, be sure to check out any of the films listed above as well as your choice for a Valentine’s Day movie.

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