The Romantic Movie Date.

Whether or not you’ve got a special someone, it’s always nice to wrap yourself in a blanket, indulge in a tub of ice cream and put on a movie. Here are 10 of my favourite romance films.

1. Lost in Translation

Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Starring: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

Charlotte: I just don’t know what I’m supposed to be.
Bob: You’ll figure that out. The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.

2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Directed by: Michael Gondry
Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood

Clementine: This is it, Joel. It’s going to be gone soon.
Joel: I know.
Clementine: What do we do?
Joel: Enjoy it.

3. Submarine

Directed by: Richard Ayoade
Starring: Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Paddy Considine, Sally Hawkins, Noah Taylor

Oliver Tate: Her new boyfriend has an incredibly long neck. Just thinking about giraffes makes me angry.

4. Stuck in Love

Directed by: Josh Boone
Starring: Lily Collins, Logan Lerman, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Nat Wolff

Samantha: Hey Lou.
Lou: Uh huh.
Samantha: You make me feel less cynical.

5. The Graduate

Directed by: Mike Nichols
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross

Benjamin: Mrs. Robinson, I can’t do this anymore.
Mrs. Robinson: You what?

Benjamin: This is all terribly wrong.
Mrs. Robinson: Do you find me undesirable? 
Benjamin: Oh no, Mrs. Robinson. I think, I think you’re the most attractive of all my parents’ friends. I mean that.

6. High Fidelity

Directed by: Stephen Frears
Starring: John Cusack, Jack Black, Iben Hjejle

Rob: Marvin Gaye.
Laura: I know.

Rob: Let’s get it on. That’s our song. Marvin Gaye is responsible for our entire relationship.
Laura: Oh, is that so? I’d like a word with him then.

7. The Science of Sleep

Directed by: Michel Gondry
Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou

Stephane: Will you marry me when you are seventy? You’d have nothing to lose.

8. Amélie

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz

Amélie Poulain: At least you’ll never be a vegetable– even artichokes have hearts.

9. Edward Scissorhands

Directed by: Tim Burton
Starring: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder

Kim: Hold me.
Edward: I can’t.

10. The Notebook

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Marsden

Allie: Now, say you’re a bird.
Noah: If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.


Love, Gene


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