Romantic Movies Guys Will Like
Romance and Action: The Perfect Combination
Do you love to cuddle up with your significant other for a good movie, but are tired of fighting over what to watch? Every woman wants to watch a good love story now and then and just about every man will resist a chick flick in favor of an action, comedy or football movie.
Compromise is the key to a long lasting relationship, right? You need movies that please you both. I won't be suggesting Casablanca, The Notebook or Chocolat. My top picks are far from sappy. In fact, a guy may not even notice that there is a love story at all. So get you back where you belong, snuggled up on the couch enjoying yourselves.
Starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette, True Romance is an intense love story littered with enough violence and action to satisfy any man. Written by Quentin Tarrantino, it has his trade mark triangular gun fight scene and important things will always happen when the main character is in the bathroom.
If you don't appreciate bloody fights, be sure to close your eyes when James Gandolfini makes his entrance. The cast is crammed with great actors like Dennis Hopper, Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer (as Elvis) and Gary Oldman.
50 First Dates
The Princess Bride
50 First Dates
You can't go wrong with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. 50 First Dates will have you laughing and wondering how it might feel to start each day with a clean slate.
Henry Roth (Sandler) is avoiding commitment when he meets Lucy (Barrymore). Henry thinks he has found the girl of his dreams at last, but discovers she forgets him each morning due to her short term memory loss. Starting fresh each day, he gets to know her and continues to try to get things right on each first date.
The Princess Bride
This fairy tale adventure of true love has it all, from the Cliffs of Insanity to the Pit of Despair. There is a beautiful Princess and her farm boy turned hero, sword fights, giants and an evil prince. This movie has become a classic and is worth watching again and again.
Starring Carey Elwes and Robin Wright, with Peter Falk, Fred Savage, Billy Crystal and Mandy Patinkin.
Hal (Jack Black) meets motivational giant Tony Robbins in an elevator and is hypnotized into see the inner beauty in women, becoming blind to their physical attributes. He falls in love with a 300lb woman( Gwyneth Paltrow). This hilarious love story drives home the sweet message of learning to love people for who they are and not what they appear to be.
Directed by the Farrelly brothers. Also starring Jason Alexander.
Keanu Reeves stars as a replacement quarterback in this comedy based on the football players strike of 1987. Gene Hackman costars as the coach of a team of misfits hired to finish the season.
There is plenty of football and laughs in this flick, and I assure you, where there is a quarterback and a cheerleader there is always a romance.
I have included one of my favorite scenes (see clip below) showing the replacement team after a bar fight. I can't help but smile watching this one!
Not So Romantic Dance Scene From The Replacements
This is the story of King Leonidas and his 300 men who take on the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.
Let me explain, before you assume that I have a sick idea of romance. This movie is mostly about war. It is brutal and violent and a little freaky. There is a unique love story here, if you look closely, between King Leonidas and his Queen. According to the movie Spartan men are raised to be warriors strong of heart, mind and body. The Queen of Sparta has a strength of her own and is deeply loved and respected by her husband. She handles what she must for him and his thoughts are of her when he goes into battle. He turns to her for support and approval just before kicking the Persian messenger who just insulted her into a pit. That screams love!
Okay, maybe this is a stretch. This movie is rated R for many reasons. I don't usually watch movies with men in capes and Speedo's, but these are not your ordinary Speedo wearing men at the beach.
These are Spartans.
Just A Few More Suggestions
- Sweet Home Alabama
- There's Something About Mary
- The Brothers McMullen
- She's The One
- Proof of Life
- Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet starring Clare Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio
Movies To Watch Without Him
Beware! Any of these selections would be going against my very good advice to compromise!
The following movies are likely to irritate a man, and are enjoyed most without him. They annoy me as well, but are considered the most romantic movies ever. You could, of course, use them as a punishment, if he for instance, forgot your birthday.
- Jerry McGuire (that you complete me line drives me nuts)
- The English Patient
- Gone With The Wind
Traditional Romantic Movies
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