Top five classic romantic movies to snuggle up to

Please welcome back The Sloth’s special guests who are in festive mood.

It’s that time of the year when all we want to do is dive onto the sofa, lock the door and snuggle up with our other halves with a glass of mulled wine in one hand and a mince pie – or three (ahem) – in the other. With Christmas just around the corner there are a host of classic love flicks showing on the TV and plenty to be watched on demand. Here at, we love a good love story and here are our top winter warmers:

Love-actually-posterLove Actually (2003). No list of festive rom coms would be complete without Richard Curtis’ classic, which features the intertwining love stories of multiple characters played by a seriously top notch cast (including High Grant, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy and Alan Rickman) over the Christmas season. From the Prime Minister, to the boy with a crush on his classmate, there is something for everyone to relate to – and it will leave you feeling on a festive high. Our top quote – Prime Minister: “If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling that love is actually all around.”

Poster - Breakfast at Tiffany's_01Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). This American comedy, starring Audrey Hepburn as the awesome Holly Golightly, is an all time gem and we’re pretty sure you must have seen it already (and it’s always worth revisiting) but if you haven’t – this is one for as soon as you have a film-sized window in your diary. Ditsy and delightful Holly charms the whole of New York including her neighbour: struggling writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard). One of the most iconic movie kisses of all time sees them embrace down a rainy New York alley at the end. Our top quote – Paul: “People do fall in love. People do belong to each other, because that’s the only chance that anyone’s got for true happiness.”

beauty_and_the_beast_1991Beauty and The Beast (1991). They say Disney films are for kids but quite frankly, this is right up there with our fave romantic flicks of all time. Paige O’Hara voices the sassy and smart Belle, who is captured and kept imprisoned by the brutish Beast (voiced by Robby Benson), a prince magically transformed into a monster as punishment for his arrogance. As they spend time together, Bells starts to see beyond his looks to the man beneath. This was the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture Oscar and it dazzles with fabulous tunes and stunning visuals. Our top quote – Gaston: “If I didn’t know better, I’d think you had feelings for this monster Belle.” Belle: “He’s no monster Gaston, you are.”

gineGone With The Wind (1939). Still the highest grossing movie of all time, this flick tells of the tempestuous coupling between Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) and strong-willed Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh). We’d be open-mouthed if you’d not seen it already and, even if you have, we’re sure it’s time for another showing because more than 70 years on, it still sweeps you up into the golden age of Hollywood. This is one love story to seriously get your teeth stuck into. Our top quote – Rhett: “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

theholidayThe Holiday (2006). A dead cert to get you into the holiday spirit. When two women, played by Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz, swap homes on a whim for the holiday season after bad break-ups with their boyfriends, they discover more about themselves and find love on the way. With an awesome cast (also featuring Jude Law and Jack Black), it never fails to disappoint. Our top quote – Miles: “It’s Christmas Eve and we’re going to celebrate being young and being alive.”

What other films would you add to our list? Do you have festive classics that you watch every year? Tell us @lovestruck


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