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Romance Movies to Watch Over Easter Break

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Published February 26th 2016
Romance Movies for Young & Old
Easter break will soon be upon us and, if you're anything like me, you simply can't wait to put your feet up, eat some chocolate and watch a movie. Not just any movie, though. A romantic movie.

When the question of what to watch is brought up it's sometimes difficult to find a good one that is worth your time. Below are a few of the best romance movies out there.

Pride & Prejudice is a classic. There are many versions, but the 1995 miniseries starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle is my personal favorite. It follows the book remarkably well. The acting and costumes are very realistic and the scenery is enough to take one's breath away. The one thing to be aware of is it is 5 hours, 23 minutes. There is a shorter version starring Keira Knightley that's 2 hours long, and it is also good, but it doesn't have the same feel or elegance as the 1995 version.


Sense & Sensibility based off Jane Austen's novel is a BBC miniseries starring Hattie Morahan, Charity Wakefield, Dan Stevens, and Hugh Grant. There is also a shorter version that stars Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, and Alan Rickman. They both follow the book closely and are excellent.


North & South is a BBC miniseries starring Daniela Denby Ashe and Richard Armitage. This movie is one of the best period pieces out there. It's right up there with Pride and Prejudice. The locations it was filmed at, the music, and the acting are very realistic and bring the movie to life.

Jane Eyre is a 2011 British romance drama starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. It is based off Charlotte Brontė's novel Jane Eyre. There are many other film adaptions of Jane Eyre, but the casting was exceptionally good in this one and the music, scenery, and costumes were very well done.

Cinderella starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, and Richard Madden. This remake was so perfect, because it took the original story and made it live action. It added embellishments, but it didn't change the story. If you're a Cinderella fan than you'll love this!

Ever After is a "dazzling rendering" of Cinderella starring Drew Barrymore. Filled with action, romance, and adventure it brings a whole new aspect to Cinderella.

The Princess Bride starring Cary Elwes and Mandy Patinkin, is one of those movies that everyone has watched. The dialogue is hilarious and is often quoted. It's just the most "inconceivable" movie for all ages.

The Sound of Music one of the best family, romance, musicals ever. Starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, the true story of the Von Trapp family is brought to life.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is the most hysterical musical, romantic comedy. Starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell. If you're in need of a good laugh this is the movie for you.

Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 american comedy musical starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. This classic is a favourite of many with its drama, comedy, and romance.

A Walk to Remember, starring Mandy Moore and Shane West, is a coming of age romantic drama. Based off Nicholas Sparks' novel, A Walk to Remember. It's one of the most beautiful and touching movies out there. A must see.

Brooklyn is a 2015 historical period drama film starring Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen. Based on a bestselling novel, this love story goes above and beyond to bring you to the mid 20th century and right to the heart of a young Irish immigrant.

Kate & Leopold, starring Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman, when a rip in time brings a 19th century bachelor and a 21st century woman, the potential for a romance begins.
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Lots of good suggestions. My pick is Kate and Leopold, it's a bit different.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4061) 1058 days ago
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