Top 10 Most Romantic Movies to Watch during the Holidays
If you are tired of Home Alone 1, 2, 3 and 4 (we know we are), we have ten romantic movies that are perfect for you to watch them on Christmas with your family and friends. Here are top ten most romantic movies that you can watch during the holidays.
1. It’s a Wonderful Life
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Directed by: Frank Capra
Synopsis: No Christmas movie list would be complete without this touching and inspirational film. George Bailey is a frustrated businessman with emotional problems. When trying to commit suicide on Christmas Eve, George encounters an angel who shows him how important he is and how the world would look like without him.
2. Love Actually
Cast: Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Kiera Knightly, Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson
Directed by: Richard Curtis
Synopsis: The film is a romantic comedy whose action begins five weeks before Christmas and follows the lives of eight couples until Christmas Day. With the perfect combination of drama and comedy, Love Actually shows love in all its forms: between parents and children, between lovers, between friends.
3. The Holiday
Cast: Kate Winslet, Jack Black, Cameron Diaz and Jude Law
Directed by: Nancy Meyers
Synopsis: Two women unhappy in love, one from England, one from the United States, meet on a website for house exchange and decide to change houses for the holidays. What follows will surprise them both.
4. The Family Man
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Tea Leoni
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Synopsis: A talented and successful lives businessman alone but happy, assuming that he has everything he wants. That is until one morning when he wakes up to see that his Ferrari and girlfriend have turned overnight into a van and a wife and two children. He has the chance to see how his life would be if he hadn’t left his girlfriend in college. The story of Scrooge in a modern and touching way.
5. Surviving Christmas
Cast: Ben Affleck, Christina Applegate
Directed by: Mike Mitchell
Synopsis: A young lonely and annoying millionaire pays a family to let him spend the holidays with them. Neither the family that he rents, nor the young Drew guess what adventures await after this exchange.
6. The Family Stone
Cats: Sarah Jessica Parker, Luke Wilson, Diane Keaton and Rachel McAdams
Directed by: Thomas Bezucha
Synopsis: What happens when you decide to bring your girlfriend home for Christmas and ask her hand in marriage? If your family is like the Stone family, you are in for funny moments, but dramatic and pathetic.
7. Christmas in Connecticut
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan
Directed by: Peter Godfrey
Synopsis: A culinary journalist, posing as the perfect housewife, is forced to respect her false promises when her boss and a war hero invite themselves to her house for Christmas dinner.
8. The Bishop’s Wife
Cast: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven
Directed by: Henry Koster
Synopsis: The story of an angel who comes down to earth to answer the prayers of a young bishop who tries hard to build a new cathedral. But the angel has a big surprise when it falls for the beautiful wife of the bishop.
9. Holiday Inn
Cast: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Synopsis: Take the traditional dilemma of two men in love with the same woman, place the action the weeks before Christmas at an inn open only during the holidays and you have the recipe for a classic movie perfect for this time of the year. If to this we add the choreography of the superb Fred Astaire and the wonderful music of Irving Berlin, the film has no chance of not making you love it.
Cast: Susan Sarandon, Penelope Cruz, Paul Walker , Alan Arkin
Directed by: Chazz Palminteri
Synopsis: Five New Yorkers come together for Christmas Eve, in search of a miracle. A weaker version of Love Actually with a fantastic appearance by Robin Williams.
What are you planning to do in terms of entertainment for Christmas?