So, you have taken the plunge and have just invited your date back to yours for a glass of wine and a good movie; now all that is left is to buy or rent the appropriate movie and impress with your outstanding cinematic taste!
Trouble is, you want to eliminate some risk by choosing a movie which is popular enough to be a hit, but also to choose something that you can surprise your date with…a tough task indeed!
Worry not; here is our top three movie choices which will be (almost) guaranteed hits for a romantic night in!
1: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’: We start our list with a timeless classic – a film that simply gets better with each viewing; the choreography and music are impeccably assembled and the picture is sumptuously packed with dazzling sets and filmography; Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds turn in some career defining moments in this musical masterpiece – with comedy, romance and some fancy footwork, this 1952 classic is guaranteed to impress!
2: ‘The Kid’: Whilst we are on the subject of classics, sometimes you need to tickle your dates’ funny-bone and tug on their heartstrings – few movies successfully achieve both of these results, but ‘The Kid’, a 1921 classic starring the iconic Charlie Chaplin will forever be burnt in your memories after one viewing; this film has the added benefits of being fairly compact in its storytelling (it runs at just over an hour long) as well as being a silent movie…this means that you and your date can get down to the business of flirting during the film – once ‘The End’ appears on screen, this doesn’t signify the end of your date!
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3: ‘Back to the Future’: Described by many critics as: ‘the perfect movie’, the pacing of this film means that there is never a dull moment; the script, score and special effects work together to create an 1980s classic which endures to this day as one of the all-time-greats; Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd join a cast of cult actors in this story which has something for everyone: comedy, adventure, drama, science fiction – perhaps this is the movies’ key to success – the themes in the film are truly universal in nature and deal with issues of friendship, family and love; so go on, pop this little disc in your DVD player and get ready to feel ‘The Power of Love’!
Lisa Brunton is a movie blogger who has some hints for the would-be romantic movie-nerd: “These days finding a likeminded partner is not so hard…just do a search for the best UK Dating Sites and be sure to include as much information about yourself as possible…leave the site to do the rest and cupid will soon be shooting his arrows at you!”