Whether it's hitting the theatre or cuddling together to watch a heartwarming romantic film (even with kids in tow), here are our top 5 picks for a cosy night with your loved one.
Showing in theatres on Valentine's Day
1. Fifty Shades darker (2017)
Opinions on Fifty Shades romance novel are polarising. People we know either love it or hate it. We definitely belong to the first category. We love the fact that "salvation" in the novel and film happens both ways - as much as Christian Grey is seen swopping down and rescuing Ana Steele from mortal perils, she is the one ultimately saving him from his inner demons and making his heart whole.
In Fifty Shades Darker, a hurting Christian Grey coaxes a wary Ana Steele back into his life, working out a new arrangement that fosters trust and stability between them both. Hold your breath as women from Christian's past surface to ruin their hopes for a future together. You'll be glad that these incidents only managed to strengthen their love instead.
We found out that Golden Village Singapore is having a Ladies Night Member's Screening for Fifty Shades Darker, find out more details here.
2. Loving (2016)
A history-rich film this is!
Based in the United States, interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving fell in love and married in 1958. They grew up in a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than the neighbouring areas in the American South.
However it was also the state of Virginia, where the pair was building a home and starting their family, that first jailed and subsequently banished them.
Richard and Mildred struggle with the odds stacked against them, relocating with their children to the inner city of Washington D.C. but the family ultimately tries to find a way back to their hometown Virginia.
You'll be heartened to know that the Lovings' landmark court case paved the way for the legalisation of interracial marriages in the United States.
A story of courage and commitment.
3. The Notebook (2004)
A poor but passionate man meets a rich and adventurous young lady at a carnival. They fall in love quickly, but are unfortunately separated against their wishes by social differences.
Fate brings them back together years after. They try to turn their summer love into a lifelong committed relationship.
We absolutely love this quote from the film: "So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me ... everyday."
Love takes hard work and this film exemplifies this honest fact.
4. Love Actually (2003)
During the frenzied month before Christmas in London, Love Actually follows eight couples who are loosely interconnected with one another as they fall in and out of love and embark on the pursuit of finding true love.
This quote from the film, "Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there -- fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends," never fails to restore our faith in humanity.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweet little ones too, with family favourite Enchanted.
In a twist of events, Giselle, an optimistic princess-to-be, is banished to New York City’s Times Square by an evil queen.
This is a story of fairytale romance getting a modern makeover because Giselle soon realises that her true love is not a dashing young prince but a divorce lawyer in low spirits.
An enjoyable film with a lovely moral to the story!
What do you think of our list of Top 5 Romantic Films to Watch With Your Valentine Date? We hope you enjoy our movie picks!
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Hi! I am Yunnie. I am the newly minted mama to a little baby girl and a mum friend to everyone on this special (and many times scary) journey of motherhood. Also a graduated bride with a penchant for weddings.