Catch a Little Romance (Movie) Tonight!
Welcome back to The Apartments at Charlestown Blog! A year ago we shared some ideas for how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style. This year we thought it would be fun to highlight some romantic movies to watch at your apartment in February — or if you’re not into romantic comedies, check out what movies are coming to the big screen, and head on over to your favorite North East, MD theater to catch the latest action movie or thriller.
Romantic Movies for February Viewing
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Shakespeare is short of cash, is out of ideas, and has a terrible case of writer’s block — and then he meets her, his ideal woman, his muse, who inspires him to write his greatest work, yet.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Being Greek means even when you are dating, the whole family wants to know about it. Throw in the fact that he’s NOT a Greek, and what’s a girl to do? Perhaps a little Windex will solve the problem.
After a young man (Patrick Swayze) is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover (Demi Moore) of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic (Whoopi Goldberg).
Somewhere in Time (1980)
A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to find the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel. From a review: “The film captures the idea of a fine young man moving back among other time periods, and affirms that love is an undeniable force which goes beyond us, a force with no limit to the spiritual power, with no end to the potential of spiritual expansion.”
Midnight in Paris (2011)
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.
The Notebook (2004)
A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Andie isn’t popular, but she has some friends who care for her, including her friend, Duckie — who’s also in love with her. When she meets handsome, sweet, popular guy Blane, they actually hit it off. But pride, expectations, and class creep in, proving that it takes more than popularity to be happy with yourself enough to do what you want.
What are your favorite romantic (or not) movies? Let us know in the comments! Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone in our apartment community. Thanks for reading today’s blog post.