Romantic Films

10 reasons to stay in for Valentine’s Day

BY: EMILY KLINEFELTER AND JENNIFER BARNETT

With Valentine’s Day near and love being in the air and on the shelves of every large corporate business for the past 2 months. We have decided to do something a little different with Scene. Instead of writing a review we decided to hit the streets and find out opinions on what the best romantic movies are and create the first ever Southport Magazine Top 10 List.

We were trying to stay away from the predictable movies and offer up some dif- ferent choices. Maybe there are some on the list you haven’t seen yet!

Even though Valentine’s Day is kind of like the Super Bowl for women we like to recognize that this day is a day to cele- brate LOVE—just love—and love does not discriminate against what sex you are. So, since we are not discriminating we have decided to create two lists one from the opinion of women and one in the opinion of men.

We wanted to learn two things in this process. First being, what does love mean and second what would you say is the best romantic movie.

We were quite surprised by how similar the movie answers were even though men and women are so opposite as we witness by the verbal responses. We learned that though there are many types of love that we see in movies and experience in life we seem to be most attracted to the deep desire, pining, love relationship. The love that last through time and requires per- sistence and effort. We found it odd since in todays society men and women live so quickly and want everything so much faster that still deep down inside our hearts we want something that lasts a long time and is tireless.

I will say however that looking over these lists I do in fact see a lot of my per- sonal favorites, however, The Princess Bride did not make the list. Which in my opinion is INCONVCEIVIBLE! “There is no room in my body for anything but you. My arms love you, my ears adore you, my knees shake with blind affection”- Buttercup—come on isn’t that love?! I wish my husband would save me from quick sand and take on R.O.U.Ss…. be still my heart.

Eros (God of Love) List:

1. Romeo and Juliet w/ Leonardo DiCaprio

2. Forrest Gump
3. The Fountain

4. Casablanca
5. Atonement
6. Notting Hill
7. Stranger than Fiction

8. The Great Gatsby

9. Pretty Women

10. Ghost

Venus (Goddess of Love) list:

1. A Walk to Remember
2. Fault in Our Stars
3. Pride and Prejudice

4. Jane Eyre w/ Mia Wasikowska

5. Roxanne
6. Hope Floats
7. An American President

8. When Harry Met Sally
9. Four Weddings and a Funeral

10. The Notebook

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    By: Emily Klinefelter

    Born in the North and raised in the South, Emily’s fiery passion for film and writing was ignited by her west coast cousin/mentor, a book editor/film director/photographer who took Emily under her wing at the age of 14. Later on she assisted the book publisher whose book became the film ED WOOD, and production assisted on a feature documentary, which further grounded her love of film and the arts. She is a rabid movie watcher. “I love films of all genres. To me they’re all wonderful and empowering. I mean other than books, what else can take you so many different places and help you escape when you’re stuck at home?” – Emily Klinefelter

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