Romantic Historical Films for Valentine's Day
For me, Valentine's Day involves more cuddling with hubby and a movie at home than a candlelight dinner out. I love period piece films (I write historical romance, after all), so those are my go to choices for a night in at the movies. If you love costumes and accents, and are searching for a new favorite romantic film, then check out my quick list of romantic historical films for Valentine's Day, or any time of the year.
Pride and Prejudice (2005). Nothing gets historical romance writers into a vigorous debate like discussing whether or not this version of Pride and Prejudice or the Colin Firth one is better. For this list, I chose this one because I love it, and because it's a much shorter film to watch with a husband who doesn't usually watch Jane Austen films.
Shakespeare in Love. Humor, romance and a wonderful weaving of real life with fictional events, this movie is a must see for historical film romantics. The costumes are lush, the story moving, and Joseph Fiennes quite the hunk as the greatest writer in the English language.
A Room with a View. Helena Bonham Carter really shines in this film as Lucy Honeychurch who is, much to her chagrin, swept off her feet by a silent and alluring Julian Sands. Beautiful scenes in Florence and the English countryside enhance the romance and the historical feel of the film.
The Last of the Mohicans - Love and war collide in this tale set during the French and Indian War. Daniel Day-Lewis fights to save the woman he loves, all the while looking very hot.
Dr. Thorne. Written and produced by Julian Fellows of Downton Abbey fame, this movie is a short one packed with melodrama with a capital M. However, it's fun and light so if you're looking for something that isn't too deep, then this one is for you.
I hope this lest leads you to a new favorite romantic film. If you are looking for a romantic novel then please check out mine because there is a lot of romance in them.