Ok, as we all are WELL aware of right now, I am a sucker for love.
Witnessing it, experiencing it, (more recently) seeking it…I just love it.
Nothing would have brought me as much joy as detailing all of the cutesy coupley things that I normally do on Valentine’s Day.
However, this year I find myself
fucking bored and alone independent and free.
being a complete grump missing such a topical and opportune time for us bloggers, I thought it best to chuck my addition into the mix.
Whatever you’re up to this V Day, you can always rely on the good old magic of movies to keep you company.
Below are my top 5 films to watch on Valentine’s Day.
The Golden Oldie One
Gone with the Wind (1939)
No list of beautiful films is complete without the absolute blessing that is Gone with the Wind.
Focusing around the American civil war (not very sexy, but it gets better, I promise!), the almost 3 hour epic follows the story of Scarlett O’Hara, a Southern Belle of Irish decent, and her struggle back to power after the war savages the life that she has always known.
It has unreal floaty fashion, a fierce-as-fuck female lead, and the sexy bastard marvel that is Rhett Butler, or Clarke Gable to you and me.
Filled with weak-at-the-knees moments a girl can only dream of like below, if you find yourself with a few hours to spare, you won’t be disappointed.
The Rudey One
Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013)
Controversial choice, but hear me out, okay!?
Regardless of whatever you are into – men, women, trans, cucumbers or bullets, I challenge you to watch this film and NOT get the horn.
Visually stunning, the film follows two young girls and their mesmerising story of forbidden love in the boroughs of the original city of love, Paris.
What makes this film so ‘rudey’, so to speak, is the no-fear attitude when it comes to the sex scenes.
Perhaps a film definitely better watched with just you and your partner, but nonetheless – a must see.
The Feel Good One
Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)
Oh Bridget, Bridget, Bridget. How do I even begin to tackle you!?
One of my absolute favourite films without a doubt ever ever ever!
A story of a normal, single, twenty-first century woman, picking herself up after a particularly difficult (and at times, admittedly hilarious) breakup. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry.
It makes me conflicted over which handsome chappy I would pick! Or more to the point, when I’m going to have two absolute 10’s fighting over me…
The Weepy One
The first of my Keira Knightley appreciation club entries, Atonement will hit you with all of the feels.
Without giving too much away, the story is set during World War II, and follows a wealthy woman and her families employee, who fall deeply in love. Unfortunately, a lie forces the couple apart, and what follows is a tale of how wrong things can go, when life decides to be cruel. Seriously, I still can’t watch the below trailer without developing an absolute shit-storm of emotions, nuts!
More of a recommendation if you are fancying something slightly more dramatic, and are wanting to remember how lucky you are to have found your other half. Oh and the soundtrack is TO DIE FOR.
Get the tissues at the ready. You’ll need them.
The ‘F you’ to Relationships One
Another entry to feed my adoration for the good, great Keira Knightley, Domino, whilst receiving terrible reviews EVERYWHERE ELSE (seriously, check out these Rotten Tomatoes reviews!), is a firm favourite in my house.
A wealthy beauty queen who doesn’t quite conform (maybe that’s why I love this film so much, the resemblance to my life is just UNCANNY, ha!) changes course and becomes a bounty hunter. Along the way, she forms a crew with two acquaintances, one being the eye-pleasing Choco.
It has action, it has a fit topless Spaniard, it has classic one-liners like “Have you had a nose job? *QUEUE DEATH SMACK*”…what’s not to love?
Plus, the ending makes you not want to believe in love on this cruel world ever again. Great watch IMO.
Like it or love it, these are the films for me. Romance, Tragedy, Unrequited love, Pain, Transient Love…Jeez, I need to get out more.
Hope you jammy sods enjoy celebrating how truly wonderful love is. Hold your loved ones close. Time is sometimes short.
Lots of love