Happy Valentine’s day everybody! Single or in a relationship, these classic film moments will add a bit of warmth to your heart…
10. The final dance in Dirty Dancing:
There is no doubting the romance when you throw dancing into the plot and this scene certainly still has plenty of women swooning with its sharp and beautiful choreography. A showstopping moment.
9. An Officer and a Gentleman – being swept off your feet: this film as a whole is a lot more gritty and realistic in terms of romance – but yet it still managed to create one of the most memorable scenes in romantic film history, when Richard Gere sweeps Debra Winger off her feet – certainly a way to end the film with style.
8. Bridget Jones’ Diary – Mark tells Bridget what he thinks of her: it would have been easy to have picked the moment at the end of the film when they get together but this scene is surprisingly sweet and honest in its own way. Well written and well performed.
7. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – when Holly realises that love isn’t something to run from: in a beautiful moment when Paul tells Holly he loves her, she rejects him – but soon after he leaves her she realises that she does. The swell of the music and the emotion in Audrey Hepburn’s eyes is moving and touching to watch.
6. Ghost – the last scene when everything is resolved: just hearing the word ‘ditto’ in this scene is enough to break the hardest of hearts. Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze are perfectly matched in this scene in terms of pure emotion.
5. 10 Things I Hate About You: Heath Ledger singing: if only making it up to someone was this easy. It is an endearing scene because it marks a turning point for both the characters and their changing attitudes to each other.
4.Pretty Woman – a night at the opera: all that whispering and emotion at the opera, marked a changing point from ‘business relationship’ to something more personal for the pair.
3. Love Actually – ‘To Me You are Perfect’: this scene will always make you smile because as soppy as it is there is still that underlying sense of humour that makes the film charming.
2. Walk the Line – Johnny proposes to June on stage: the entire film really builds up to this moment beautifully. Johnny is determined to make June realise that they are meant to be together resulting in this beautiful scene.
1. Notting Hill – Anna asks Will out on a date:
It is a sweet and vulnerable scene – showing how much courage it takes to tell someone how much you like them. Still an absolute favourite moment in a film.