Valentine’s Day is upon us (at least if you’re in my time zone) and I could not be looking forward to it more. Every night is special with him, but Valentine’s Day and our anniversaries are definitely a special time to set aside time to celebrate our love and make a special effort. They’re a time for surprises and that little extra bit of romance. One of our favorite things to do for date night, which very well may be a part of tomorrow night’s date, is to watch a movie together. Often, those are classic movies.
We both like classic movies. I have always loved them much more than modern movies. Don’t get me wrong, I like modern movies, and there are a few I’d watch over and over, especially animation, but don’t get me started on that. It’s not what we’re here for. Classic movies are movies I watch over and over. Movies I treasure. I can tell you all about so many of them. Growing up, I was strongly influenced by them. I had the biggest crush on Clark Gable, I wanted to dance like Ginger Rogers, sing like Ava Gardner. Most of all, I wanted to find a man someday who would take me in his arms and kiss me the way Humphrey Bogart kisses Lauren Bacall. Without saying too terribly much, let me just say, mission accomplished. So, you can see why I love classic movies, and they make a fantastic date night.
With Valentine’s Day here, I thought I’d share a list of some classic movies with you that I like. Some we have in our collection, some I hope to acquire in the future. If you’re still looking for last minute date ideas, this just might work for you. Maybe go out for dinner and then snuggle up and watch a movie afterward, or just order in and stay snuggled up.
A little something for the men:
And it’s entirely possible we will be watching…
On Netflix you can find:
- Funny Face
- Monkey Business
- Penny Serenade
- Kiss Them For Me
- The Grass Is Greener
- I Was A Male War Bride
- Move Over, Darling
- Top ‘O The Morning
- Breakfast At Tiffany’s
- Angel and the Badman
You can also just check out the classics on Netflix. Instant date with no extra money spent. If you don’t have a Netflix account, you might be able to do a free trial.
On Hulu you can find: Anything Goes (for something more lighthearted) and The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (for those who like a little excitement). This will be both instant and free. There are also some classic television shows available.
You might also want to check out TCM’s schedule, although tonight I think Gone With The Wind will be on soon after I post this, which is not really the movie for men and quite long. You might want to skip this if you’re looking for a couple’s movie tonight.
If you’d like, you can check out the rest of my Pinterest board where I’m keeping a list of classics I like.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. I really do love classic movies, as you can see. If you haven’t watched any, maybe this will inspire you to give them a try. If you do love them, maybe you’ve found a new one you’d like to watch or to add to your collection.
If you’re still looking for that last minute date suggestion for Valentine’s Day, you can still get started on this one. Some of the movies listed from my Pinterest board may be available to rent on Amazon, you’ll just have to check. But if you’re not looking to spend or just don’t want to bother, the movies I’ve listed from Netflix are all movies I’ve watched and enjoyed, and there’s always Hulu. Hope this helps.
If you’re in a long distance relationship, you can still have that date tonight. Pop some popcorn, stream a movie, and chat as you watch. Make sure to have a blanket to keep things warm and snuggly.
Who knows, if you enjoy yourself, maybe you can make this date a regular occurrence. David and I have.
All my best wishes for the couples and the singles on Valentine’s Day and throughout the year.