5 Most Romantic Movies of the 90’s for Valentine’s Day

Feb 12, 2014 at 10:25 pm |
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Some of us closer to the age of 40 remember the glory days of our time in high school and some of our fondest memories are falling in love with girls. Part of falling in love with girls is watching romantic movies with them, playing their heart strings.

The romantic movies of the 90’s were fun and funny and made a guy feel like he could conquer the world.

The 5 most romantic movies for Valentines Day from the 90’s are:

5. Cutting Edge


A great romance about a world class hockey player from the wrong side of the tracks who is forced to take up couples figure skating after an injury in order to stay on the ice. His to-be partner is a world class figure skater from an uber-rich family and because of the chip on her shoulder, she runs off all her skating partners.

Sparks fly from the beginning, but in the end, they win the gold and he wins her heart.

4. True Romance


Maybe the greatest misfits romance of all time, this Bonnie-and-Clyde-type romance flick is caulked full of stars including Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, and Gary Oldman.

Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette play an odd couple that stumble together out of pure luck, then find themselves a fortune and go on the run. Everything about the movie is silver screen magic.

An Aside of incredible importance, the scene with Walken and Hopper may be one of the best scenes in cinematic history.

3.  As Good As It Gets


Jack Nicholson has played some strange characters, but maybe none as strange as Melvin Udall. Almost a socio-path (arguably, most certainly) Udall is a writer with such an obsessive compulsive disorder that he can hardly function. Add those two traits to his mean, thoughtless and grouchy disposition, and Nicholson’s character is absolutely unlikable… until he falls in love with the character played by Helen Hunt.

Combine those two with a gay neighbor (Greg Kinnear), a fuzzy little dog, mix in a little Cuba Gooding Jr., send them all on a road trip and you end up with one of the best romantic comedies of the 90’s.

2. Goodwill Hunting


True, it’s about much more than just a love story. In the end though, it’s, ”about a girl.” While it’s also true that Matt Damon, Ben Afflack and Robin Williams put on career performances, the spotlight was stolen by Minnie Driver. She is so sweet and beautiful and emotionally profound, that everything else in the movie is secondary to the romance between she and Damon.

Goodwill Hunting may be a classic forever.

1. Groundhog Day


The movie is so funny that it’s often overlooked as a romance. The fact is however, while Bill Murray keeps everyone in stitches, it’s Andie MacDowell that keeps the audience emotionally invested. Groundhog Day is the movie that reminds us that sometimes the bad boy is the right one for the good girl.

Oh yes, it’s a romance, but it is also LOL ROTFL funny.

Some of us closer to the age of 40 remember the glory days of our time in high school and some of our fondest memories are falling in love with girls. Part of falling in love with girls is watching romantic movies with them, playing their heart strings.