With Valentine’s Day on its way and date night plans in-the-making, why not get some Hollywood-style inspiration from some of your favourite stars?
Whether it’s the sprint around a furniture shop in 500 Days of Summer, or that Italian feast in Lady & The Tramp, we’ve found some of the most romantic moments in cinematic history.
500 DAYS OF SUMMER: A TRIP TO IKEA
Summer is a lady who is not one to hide her unconventional views on love, so it’s no surprise to the audience that she takes admirer Tom on a date to homeware store Ikea. Playing house in many of the fabricated interior set ups, the scene sees a charming depiction of the couple’s possible future relationship.
10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU: PAINTBALLING
10 Things I Hate About You tells the story of Kat and Patrick, who find a kindred spirit in their mutual outcast status in high school. In suitable offbeat style, Kat breaks Patrick out of detention before the pair take a paddle boat out to an island and play paintball, resulting in a kiss by the hay.
NOTTING HILL: FILM FUN
When bookshop owner Will Thacker meets Hollywood superstar Anna he can’t believe his luck. Although the pair most famously bond during one of Thacker’s friend’s dinner parties, it is the comic scene in which the couple attend the cinema which captures a charming date disaster. Unable to find his glasses he needs to see the film, Will is forced to bring his prescription scuba mask along on the date. He may have looked pretty silly but Anna was too busy throwing popcorn at him to mind.
LADY AND THE TRAMP: A DOG’S DINNER
While many of the Disney princesses marry and live happily ever after without a date in sight, it seems Lady needed a bit more wooing. A canine love story with bags of charm, Lady and The Tramp tells the story of two dogs from different worlds united by unfortunate circumstances and that iconic plate of spaghetti and meatballs.
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S: RETAIL THERAPY
A classic fairy tale set in New York, socialite Holly Golighty’s world of parties and endless bottles of champagne collides with writer and new neighbour Paul as they embark on a whirlwind romance. One particular scene sees the pair indulge in a spot of retail therapy, trying on a number of comic Halloween masks.
PULP FICTION: DANCE PARTNERS
In Tarantino’s most iconic film, Vincent Vega takes Mia Wallace along to a 1950s themed restaurant. It’s not long before the Pulp Fiction pair are entertaining the other diners with their twist-dance moves.
SUPERMAN: COME FLY WITH ME
The love affair between Lois Lane and Clark Kent/Superman is an enduring one, perfectly demonstrated in 1978’s Superman movie. The caped hero is seen visiting Lois’ house on one occasion before taking he takes her on a flight over the city and allows her to interview him for the local paper. Now that’s what we call being swept off your feet.
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