Winter has come and now we are enjoying Halloween. Soon the winter holidays will bring you lots of joys of Christmas and New Year. Sometimes when we’ve no mode of going out for a night party or don’t want to enjoy time at a nightclub, then the best option is to watch romantic movies at home. Winter is truly the season of romance, love, and lots of spooning under the sheets. Here are the top 10 most romantic movies featuring holidays. I am sure you’ll select any of them and enjoy yourself!
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10. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
This is an excellent American psychological thriller. The writer and director of this holiday special movie is Anthony Minghella. Its story has been inspired from a book of the same name. The film is stars Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. It is the story of a young boy named Tom Ripley of New York. He is sent to Italy to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy named Dickie.
9. Summertime (1955)
The story of ‘Summertime’ is based on a play named ‘The Time of the Cuckoo’ by Arthur Laurents. This fil was released in 1955 and has been directed by David Lead. The story tells the life of a middle-aged American teacher, Jane Hudson. He is a resident of Venice where he finds his love and some amazing moments to make romance. The caste of this film is Katherine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi playing the lead roles.
8. Desert Hearts (1985)
This is another movie to watch on holidays. It has been directed by Donna Deitch. The story has been inspired from Jane Rule’s novel ‘Desert of the Hearts’. The story is about Professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) who comes to Nevada for getting a divorce. Here he meets the Bohemian Cay Rivvers (Patricia Charbonneau). The theme of this film is based on lesbians’ life. It is one of the best fiction movies about lesbians.
7. Roman Holiday (1953)
This film stars Audrey Hepburn, and Gregory Peck. It is a great romantic comedy directed by William Wyler. The story is about a bored princess who is tired of her royal duties. She finally takes the decision to run away to see Rome. She finds herself to be in the center of a delightful life when she leaves her home, and this is how the story moves on.
6. The Green Ray (1986)
This film has been directed by Eric Rohmer. This great French film was released in America with the name ‘Summer’. The story of this film is inspired from a novel of the same name written by Jules Verne. Its story is about Delphine who is nursing a broken heart. How she spends her holidays with friends and how she makes fun in her time at Paris is what this film talks about.
5. Love Is All You Need (2012)
The director of this film is Susanne Bier. It is a lovely Danish comedy having a beautiful story of a hair dresser. She discovers her husband’s affair with another woman. After the revelation, she moves to Italy for attending her daughter’s wedding. There she meets a widower.
4. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
This is another romantic movie, directed by Woody Allen. It stars Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, and Penelope Cruz. This film was nominated for over 50 different awards. It has a simple yet very beautiful story which tells the lifestyle of two girls who make Spain their destination for spending summer holidays.
3. Grease (1978)
This is an American musical romantic comedy film. Its director is Randal Kleiser, and the story is inspired from a 1971 musical movie of the same name. This film is about a boy Danny Zuko (John Travolta) who meets Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) on a vacation. Both fall in love. But after the summer, Sandy is set to leave.
2. A Room With A View (1985)
This great movie is an inspiration of E. M. Forster’s novel of the same name. This is a British romance drama. Its director is James Ivory and producer is Ismail Merchant. The story is about a young woman, Lucy Honeychurch, who struggles under the restrictive culture of the Edwardian era England. The film stars Helena Bonham Carter, and Julian Sands in the lead roles.
1. Before Sunrise (1995)
This is a famous American romantic movie directed by Richard Linklater. The film’s story is about a young French woman (played by Julie Delpy) and a young American (played by Ethan Hawke) who meet on a train. Both of them take the decision of spending some time in Vienna. The story of this film has been inspired by a woman whom Linklater had met in a toy shop in 1989.
Have you seen any of these movies? Let me know!