Best Romance Movies To Watch With A Guy

This is a plea from all the men out there to their loving wife or girlfriend to please let us compromise on the best romance movies to watch. Us men would sit through the Overboard movie and Fifty First Dates, perhaps I should elaborate on this further.

It’s a fact that women dress their best to please other women and men dress their best to please women. With that in mind men pretty much will do anything to please women. Even watch sappy romance movies with our favorite girl. “Lovey-dovey” movies that men will never watch by themselves and definitely never ever with their buddies.

Of course us men will say yes to a romantic movie with you, but ladies you must understand that men (and I think I’m speaking for most of us) have a limited attention span when it comes to movies. If the flick does not have a car chase, shoot-out, lots of blood and gore, outrageous comedy or a bikini or two, our male mind will drift off somewhere else. Which reminds me, please do not ask us any questions about the romantic movie that we just saw.

So what do you say that on our next choice of the best romance movie that we compromise and go for a romance/comedy or romance/action or romance/comedy/action? Bikinis are not a priority!

I actually really do like the Overboard movie and Fifty First Dates, but along with those I have some other suggestions from the best romance movies list right here….

Overboard – 1987

Starring: Kurt Russel as Dean Proffitt, Goldie Hawn as Joanna Stayton. Also Micheal Hagerty, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond.

Filthy rich snobby Joanna Stayton and her husband Grant Stayton III land their yacht at a small port in Oregon. Joanna, the spoiled brat hires one of the locals to build a closet on her yacht. Dean Proffitt built the closet, argued with Joanna and got kicked off the yacht, unpaid and slightly perturbed. Suddenly Mrs. Stayton falls overboard and nobody on the yacht notices. With a bad case of amnesia Joanna Stayton was found then put on local TV. Dean Proffitt the struggling carpenter sees this opportunity of revenge and children sitting, persuades the once very rich Mrs. Stayton that her name is Annie Proffitt and she is his wife also mother to four obnoxious kids. Proffitt’s plan works for a while before she remembers. Very funny, a must see movie.

Romancing The Stone – 1984

Starring: Micheal Douglas as Jack Colton, Kathleen Turner as Joan Wilder, Danny DeVito as Ralph.

With a mystery map in hand Joan Wilder a romance novelist flies from New York and ends up in the rural jungles of Columbia. Almost killed by the Zolo locals, which are led by a corrupt Columbian policeman, and is saved by an American swashbuckling hero type, Jack T. Colton. Jack agrees to take Joan back to civilization, to safety with hurdles added such as a most wanted emerald, the mystery map and a swindler named Ralph who’s hot on their trail. This adventurous jungle thrill ride gives lots of action, comedy and romance.

Always – 1989

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, John Goodman, Holly Hunter.

Steven Spielberg directed this fantasy romance movie about an aerial firefighter who dies in a crash leaving a very distraught girlfriend. The pilot comes back as a ghost and helps a rookie become the best fire fighting pilot but the rookie falls in love with the dead pilots girlfriend. A very touching film, but it also has action and comedy.

Fifty First Dates – 19

Starring: Adam Sandler as Henry Roth, Drew Barrymore as Lucy Whitemore, Sean Astin and Blake Clark as Lucy’s brother and father and Rob Schneider.

Out of the best romance movies to watch this one leans more towards the lady’s picks than the men’s. The comedy definitely helps the male like it also.

In a Hawaiian paradise carefree womanizer Henry Roth meets Lucy Whitemore and hits it off with her right away. Next day seeing Henry, Lucy does not remember a thing. She has short term memory loss. Lucy’s dad and brother re-enact everyday just for her with a birthday and everything. Everyday is repeated over and over as if it’s a whole new day. Good funny movie and yes romantic.

The Proposal – 2009

Starring: Ryan Reynolds as Andrew Paxton, Sandra Bullock as Margaret Tate, Craig T. Nelson, Mary Steenburgen, Betty White.

Margaret Tate is a strict editor for a New York publishing company. The Canadian Margaret faces deportation due to her expired visa and decides to marry her slave assistant Andrew Paxton in promise for a huge promotion, which he agreed upon. Funny bumbling humor, a great comedy romance movie.

Wedding Crashers – 2005

Starring: Owen Wilson as John Beckwith, Vince Vaughn as Jeremy Grey, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Christopher Walken.

Jeremy Grey and John Beckwith are lifelong pals and business partners as divorce mediators. These two share intensely a unique hobby. They crash weddings from all walks of life and religions. Having free fun and meeting girls is what its all about. Researching for the next wedding to crash, John and Jeremy end up at a lavished affair where they meet two rich daughters, Claire and Gloria Cleary and of course fall in love with them. This then leads them to a grand island estate in which these girls reside. That is where the trouble starts and John and Jeremy’s ‘wedding guest’ lies are not working. More comedy than romance in this hilarious movie. I would say that this movie is teetering more towards a guy flick.

OK, Wedding Crashers may be on the border of being a romantic movie or not. But the Overboard movie and Fifty First Dates definitely fall into the parameters of one of the best romance movies. Check out any of these movies with your loved one on any quiet romantic evening. I am sure you will not regret it.

Cheers, Cinema Serge.

Romance Novel Review: The Compromise by Michelle Grotewohl

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Average Smashwords Rating: 5 stars

My Rating: 1 star

The feud started on the first day of kindergarten when Ethan put dirt in Arin’s hair. It followed them all the way through school, even through college. But when Ethan and Arin get jobs at an advertising firm working together– as the “Dream Team”– it looks like they finally have to work together. With the two of them sharing the same space so close, they might realize that what they feel for each other isn’t hate, but sexual tension.

This is simply supposed to be a cute story about two kids growing up hating each other before realizing they liked each other, but it has an unintentional darker side to it. Most of the pranks the two kids played on each other were harmless and funny. Like the dirt put in Arin’s hair, or Arin putting gum in Ethan’s hair.

The pranks they pulled in college were even relatively funny and harmless. Arin dyed Ethan’s clothes pink to get back at him for switching out her backpack with one full of condoms and pregnancy tests.

But a few of the pranks were not funny or harmless, and it’s offensive the author tried to pass them off as such.

Ethan hit Arin with a chair, hard enough to bruise. He also snapped her bra strap. These aren’t funny skirmishes in a cute childhood feud. This is physical and sexual abuse and they have no place in what’s supposed to be a light and funny story, especially from the so-called love interest.

Not that Arin isn’t without her share of not-funny pranks as well. Pantsing Ethan is also wrong, and telling Millie, an awkward teenager that Ethan liked her just to mess with him is flat-out bullying. It’s really hard to care about either of the main characters when they are bullies pretending to be locked in a cute, flitatious war.

Maybe these acts would have been almost acceptable if the characters admitted that they took things too far. But no. The entire story basically said this was okay, and even funny.

Frig. That.

That’s not the only thing wrong with this story, though. Arin’s and Ethan’s love relationship feels really forced, probably because they don’t do anything nice to each other, or show any feelings at all except for mutual loathing. They feel more like brother and sister at best, and distant ones at that.

Also, my suspension of disbelief was severely stretched when not only were they going into the same job field (despite being “totally different” from each other) but they also ended up working as the “dream team” with dream jobs. Neither of them even have Bachelor degrees at this point! But their boss decides that they’re geniuses who will make him millions? Yeah. Sure.

As a college student facing a crap job market, the ease of them getting their dream jobs is incredibly annoying. Either they should be miserable interns, or a lot more experienced than AS holders looking for their first jobs. That’s more realistic and doesn’t affect the story at all.

On top of all my issues with the plot, there’s also the problems with Grotewohl’s storytelling capability. Sure this story was funny at times and I wasn’t bored, but there was so much summarizing! We saw barely any dialog, description, or action from Arin and Ethan, and certainly nothing that made me actually care about them at all. All we saw was them arguing. All. The. Time.

The Compromise is simply an unmemorable short story about two toxic people who bring out the worst in each other. I suggest you look elsewhere for your romance fix.

Romance at Its Best – Private Flings Considered

Folks that are married know better, they vow to remain faithful, they no doubt love their spouse or once did and then something happens that makes them think, consider and perhaps, play in a most dangerous game, risking all they have built and all they stand for a secret rendezvous encounter. Why do they do it, how do they do it and what comes over them in this heated passionate period. Perhaps, such things are better told in story form than on the self-help book shelves of love and romance.

For those who have thought or would like to entertain such thoughts, indeed, a romance novel of this type is one of the favorite genres of this venue. Indeed, if you are interested in reading such a story, a novel, a book that dares to take you through and encounter with your hidden passion, somewhere you would never actually go, but find fancy and fantasy worthy of your entertainment reading time; then may I be so bold as to suggest that you read:


“Private Affairs; they risked love to live a dream by Judith Michael; Pocket Books Division of Simon and Schuster; New York, NY 1987.


They had built the American Dream together, he was a senator, she was a TV talk show guest and writer, they lived well and deserved it for all their hard work, but each of them wanted more and engaged in private affairs. They were ripping their world apart for their ‘private passions’ and as the world came tumbling down around their American Dream, they salvaged their empire, their marriage and their love. If you like such romantic intrigue then this is the book for you.