Valentine’s Day is here and love (or extreme bitterness) is in the air! While I do hope some of you were inspired to try the Red Line Speed Dating service, I understand some of you would rather indulge in a great Netflix marathon this weekend. Being that I blog about “movies and stuff” I made a short list of some movies that might have slipped your mind in categorizing under romance/love genre.
Amelie is easily one of my favorite romantic comedies due to it’s quirky and whimsical story line which follows a rather introvert girl who decides to make everyone’s lives a bit more special. Along her journey she runs into a man who is just as peculiar as Amelie, and love at first sight is inevitable.
My Week With Marilyn is a rather complicated story which illustrates an equally complicated woman. The tragic and painful life of Marilyn Monroe is illustrated through subtle images of insecurity and need of love. While the love story in this movie is enticing, the story overall is worth the watch.
The Artist practices the art form of silent movies spectacularly all the while illustrating the interesting transition from silent movies to “talkies.” The movie follows a famous silent actor as he struggles with the new way of film making all the while he observes one of his mentees grow bigger than he ever was in the industry. The movie demonstrates love as an act of caring and support rather than in a romantic interest.
Like Crazy is a charming movie about young love learning to deal with the reality of every day struggles after college. These struggle threaten their relationship and leaves the viewer hoping for their relationship to last the obstacles. Though I was not a fan of the pace of the movie at first, I found the fast and slow pace of the movie to become rather symbolic of overall relationships.
Now, if you want to watch a rather dark romance movie, I highly suggest Blue Valentine which is among my top favorite movies. The movie embodies the reality of love that is almost crushingly accurate. The ups and downs of this movie leaves the viewer emotionally invested and hoping for the best for this beautiful couple who have gone through their share of troubles.
Again, these movies are all available on Netflix for easy streaming on this lovely holiday. Hope you spend a great day with loved ones and if you don’t have time to watch these movies this weekend, these movie are great to watch any day of the year. Let me know what your favorite love themed movies are in the comments below!