Last year for Valentine’s day I created a playlist for all the single girls out there. This year I wanted to do something different. Everyone who knows me knows I am a hopeless romantic, especially when it comes to movies. So what better way to celebrate the Day of Love than to compile a list of most romantic clips from my favorite movies? Let the swooning and cheesiness commence!
Disney’s Cinderella: So This Is Love— http://youtu.be/byPjh6unMOM
Cinderella is my all time favorite Disney movie, and this scene in particular was always one of my favorites. Cinderella finally arrives to the ball, her eyes meet Prince Charming, and that’s it. They’re in love. Jane Austen said, “To be fond of dancing is a certain step towards falling in love,” and after that quick moment of the two dancing, it’s safe to say that idea rings true for them.
Beauty and the Beast: Tale as Old as Time—http://youtu.be/3eRWM8tKph8
Another Disney classic, but for good reason. Belle is finally able to see past the Beast’s rough exterior and the Beast is able to put aside his fears and take a chance on love. Not to mention Belle’s dress is to die for and the ballroom is stunning. I don’t know what girl wouldn’t want to dance in there.
Tangled: I See the Light— http://youtu.be/ut1_0cRRYeE
Something about a Boat, twinkly lights and a super attractive thief makes this scene. The amount of lanterns surrounding Flynn/Eugene and Rapunzel add the most romantic glow, and the lyrics to the song are so adorable. It’s the a-ha moment. it’s like the lightbulb, or in this case lantern, went off in their heads.
Pride and Prejudice (2005): Darcy and Elizabeth Dance— http://youtu.be/ykf0dtw8OYc
While the BBC five-hour version of Pride and Prejudice is my definitely favorite adaptation, this 2005 version warrants some attention too. Especially this scene in which Darcy and Lizzy finally dance. Remember that quote from Ms. Austen? Yeah, it applies here too. In a big way. My favorite part of this scene? When everyone else fades out and it is just the two of them dancing. They are so focused on each other they don’t even notice the other dancers in the large room.
Love Actually: Jamie in Portugal, Sam at the Airport— http://youtu.be/-EuupVLB4VI
I could easily have put this entire movie on the list, but Sam and Jamie were my two favorite storylines throughout the movie. And the fact that their endings are juxtaposed is absolutely perfect. I can only hope one day some guy will be willing to bypass airport security and fly to another country just to tell me he loves me.
10 Things I Hate About You: Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You— http://youtu.be/jpWJ-rY-Hdc
Cutie Pie Cameron told Patrick the only way to win Kat’s affections again would be to “sacrifice himself on the altar of dignity.” In this one sweeping gesture, Patrick did just that, and not only melted Kat’s heart but the hearts of every teenage girl watching the movie, myself included.
Atonement: Library— http://youtu.be/NPca-YKsT1w (This is the edited version, so it’s safe for all audiences)
Thankfully I was able to find an appropriate clip of this scene, because the unedited version does include mature content, but it has all my favorite elements for a romantic movie: period dress, a library and James McAvoy.
There are so many other movies I wish could include, but Youtube doesn’t have clips for them. And given the chance, I would have posted many more Disney Princess movies. I decided to just pick my favorites instead of putting them all. Hope everyone enjoyed giggling like a little school girl and being swept up in the romantic-ness of it all! Happy Valentine’s Day!