Cold Outside? Here are 11 Movies Guaranteed to Bring The Warm Fuzzies!
Is it just me or is there something about this time of year that goes hand in hand with love?It seems to swirl in the fall air like a leaf caught in the wind – being swept away.
Not to mention that it’s the perfect weather for curling up in front of a good movie,but the movies on this list are not just any sort of flicks.These movies are guaranteed to give you that good deep lovin’ feeling – whether it be platonic, unrequited, or true.
(in no particular order)
Across the UniverseStarring Evan Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess This film, inspired by music by The Beatles, is an insta-classic. This story is not just about bad boy Jude (Sturgess) falling for good girl Lucy (Wood) – it’s about every sort of love you could possibly name. That is what makes this movie so moving.
Scene: Love is All You Need
Starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGreggor
A bohemian musical about love? Score!
In this film writer Christian (McGreggor) tells a story about the forbidden love of his life, Satine (Kidman), and the loss that follows their every move.
Scene: Elephant Love Medley
Friends with Benefits
Starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake
This film takes on and answers that age old question of if two people can only have a sexual relationship without getting feelings involved with a big fat “No!” as Dylan (Timberlake) moves to NYC and falls for his new friend Jamie (Kunis).
Scene: Flash Mob
TitanicStarring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet
Yeah, I know you had to have seen this one coming. We pretty much all love the story of penniless Jack (DiCaprio) falling in love with debutante Rose (Winslet) on an ill-fated ship.
The Young VictoriaStarring Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend
One of my own personal favorites, this movie follows Queen Victoria (Blunt) from childhood to corronation and through the true love she finds with Prince Albert (Friend).
Not only is it a great love story, but it is true and rare in a world when marriage came with strings attached.
Scene: Swan Song
Starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gossling
Well this is a Duh!One cannot make a list of movie lovin’ without the story Noah (Gossling) and Allie (McAdams) falling in love over a lifetime.
Starring Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, and Emma Thompson
This romantic comedy has one all-star British cast and lots of stories to tell. David (Grant) is Prime Minister and falls for his secretary, Peter (Lincoln) is in love with his best friend’s new bride Juliet (Knightley), Jamie (Firth) finds out his girlfriend is cheating on him and retreats to his French cottage where he falls for his maid.
The best part about this film is all of the stories within it. Some end with a kiss and a smile while others end so bittersweetly, but this isn’t love perfectly, it’s love actually.
Scene: You are Perfect
Starring Kate Winslet and Johnny DeppIt’s wonderful and heartwarming to see the way author J.M. Barrie (Depp) finds himself platonically attached to Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Winslet) and her four young boys and writes one of the most captivating stories from their inspiration: Peter Pan.
Starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner
If you are wondering what makes The Twilight Saga so special, let me break it down for you like this…
People usually end up wanting what they can’t have and since the chances of a super hot vampire like Edward (Pattinson) and a super hot werewolf like Jacob (Lautner) falling for us is pretty much Zip, we cheer for and live vicariously through the one they do love – Bella (Stewart).
It’s a bit like going to Hogwarts via Harry Potter or chilling with Chewbacca via Han Solo.
Scene: Cafeteria Introductions
Walk the Line
Starring Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix
It is a rare opportunity that we get to see the life, in depth, of someone like Johnny Cash (Phoenix), but one can’t help but be smitten with his determination to finally marry June Carter (Witherspoon).
Scene: Stolen Kiss
Starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley
Cecelia (Knightley) comes from a very wealthy family and finds herself head over heels for the gardener, Robbie (McAvoy). After a series of various run-ins, the two finally profess their love for one another only to be torn apart as Cecelia’s little sister sends Robbie to jail (and therefore the Army) over something she thought she knew.
Scene: Last Tea
So there you have it! My list of 11 Movies Guaranteed to Bring the Warm Fuzzies.You are probably feeling a little bit warmer inside just from reading the list and watching scenes.
Just in case you didn’t notice: Kate Winslet and Keira Knightley made the list twice each!Bravo ladies!
What movie gives you the warmest of all warm and fuzzy feelings?