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.

How Movies Can Help You Deal with Romance at the Workplace

Mixing business with “pleasure” has never been a recipe for a “happily ever after” and sex in the workplace seems to cause pain more often than satisfaction. Every year, an average of 15,000 claims are filed for sexual harassment in the workplace; news headlines about sexual scandals between prominent bosses and work subordinates provoke public contempt and outrage; more families and couples split as a result of an extramarital affair that one of the spouses began in the workplace; and more psychotherapists treat patients experiencing the aftermaths of a workplace romance gone sour. Such aftermaths may range from feeling angry, confused, humiliated and depressed to having been fired from the job, sometimes without even a letter of recommendation.

More companies today are enforcing work dating policies, providing training about work romance, or choosing to show lenience toward romantic involvement among employees, so long as it doesn’t threaten productivity and team effort. And yet, so many people are not clear about the rules of romance at work. Still a taboo and a subject for tabloid gossip, sex and romance at work is considered a thorny issue most of us wish would go away.

Whether you are an employer or employee, here is how to prepare your personnel and yourself to deal with Cupid striking at the office:

Know The Definition of Sexual Harassment. Sexual harassment occurs when one employee makes continued, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, to another employee, against his or her wishes. This unwanted behavior affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with this person’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.

The film “Disclosure”, illustrates how sexual harassment is the abuse of power that violates another person’s moral, ethical and emotional boundaries. The films shows how a computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss, whose purpose is to incriminate him and destroy both his career and his personal life.

If you are being sexually harassed don’t stay silent hoping it will go away. This behavior usually escalates if you don’t stop the harasser with a firm, proactive stand. Call the person on their behavior immediately, ask them to stop and warn them that you will report them if they continue. If it continues, report the harassment. Your employer has the responsibility to take each complaint seriously and investigate.

Deal Appropriately with Sexual Advances from Coworkers. A sexual advance may be a straightforward expression of sexual attraction to a coworker, a blunt invitation for a physical relationship, or flirtatious behavior that has gone overboard.

In the movies, Andy, the central character of “The 40-Year Old Virgin”, neutralizes his female boss’s advances by staying loyal to his values. His boss understands. When he gets promoted, it is not because of sexual favors but because of his job performance.

Real life often resembles the movies. If you stay loyal to your values and keep your work priorities straight, you too can achieve success without losing your integrity.

Honor Your Work First, then Your Sex Fantasies. In the film “A Time to Kill” a young and handsome Mississippi lawyer is handling with admirable strength a tough criminal case and a very attractive assistant. Even though the sexual chemistry between them sizzles, he chooses to channel his passion into the case, which he wins.

If you ever feel irresistibly attracted to a coworker, before you give into your fantasies do a reality check. Examine how it would affect your work if you consummated your sexual attraction. If you realize that it would jeopardize your work–and your relationship with your colleague–then you should honor your work and look for a different outlet for your fantasies.

Don’t ever Start An Extramarital Affair in The Workplace. In “The Firm”, young attorney Mitch is the victim of a corrupt law firm that throws its employees into extramarital affairs and then blackmails them to extort their loyalty. He has a company-induced affair that costs him his marriage and his sanity. The movie has a happy ending only because Mitch fights very hard to recover the love of his wife.

In real life, extramarital affairs in the workplace never have a happily ever after. Besides the agony of being discovered at home, the parties involved live with the constant stress of being discovered at work. When this happens be prepared to cut your losses. And those losses may include your reputation, your family, your job, the person you have the affair with, or all of the above.

When You Date A Colleague, Set Post-Breakup Rules from The Beginning.In the classic film “The Apartment” C.C. Baxter climbs the career ladder by lending his apartment to his boss for his extramarital trysts. He’s also falling in love with his coworker, Fran. All seems to work fine, until he discovers that Fran is also his boss’s mistress. How will they all emerge from such perplexed dynamics and keep their jobs?

In real life, a romance with a coworker always has some impact on your work life. Once you know each other intimately, you become more vulnerable to each other. This is why you must draw up a contract in which you specify how you will preserve your working relationship, should your personal relationship not last. Sign it and honor it, in case you break up. It’s a smart thing to do. You don’t want a situation like Baxter and Fran’s.

Stay Away from Office Sex Gossip. In the French comedy “The Closet”, the main character François spreads false rumors at work that he is gay, hinting that he will sue the management if they fire him for sexual discrimination. As sex gossip spreads in the office it creates havoc in his coworkers’ careers and personal lives with consequences that vary from hilarious to severe.

In real life, you should avoid office havoc by staying away from gossip about your coworkers’ sexual orientation and sex life. When a coworker confesses to you an affair with another coworker, politely decline to become their sounding board. Protect your self and your job. You never know how office sex gossip may backfire or used against you, whether you have generated it or not.

When Cupid Strikes at The Office, Keep Your Romance Private. In the movie “Kindergarten Cop”, tough guy detective Kimble goes into a school undercover as a kindergarten teacher to investigate a case. He ends up falling in love with Joyce, another school teacher who is also the very subject of his investigation. But this is true love and it changes Kimble’s destiny. Leaving the police force, he returns to Joyce and her school as real kindergarten teacher.

In real life, if you have found your soul mate in a certain coworker and you want your budding romance to have a happily ever after, you must keep it private until it becomes a serious, mutual commitment. Never transfer in the workplace personal conflicts with the person you date. Always respect each other as coworkers. Make your romance public only when it’s a solid relationship that you know will last. Then, it’s a time to celebrate. Congratulations! You have shown discretion and good judgment!

Knowing how to navigate successfully the dark waters of romance in the workplace, should be part of your job training. Follow these guidelines as rules of conduct to ensure your career and safeguard your personal life, every time Cupid’s arrow threaten to pierce your bubble at the office.

5 Reasons Women Love Romance Movies

Since the beginning of cinema, romance movies have been well loved – predominately by women. Today, when a new romantic comedy or drama hits theaters, it’s the perfect excuse for a ladies’ night gathering. Many men (and even a few women) have wondered what it is about this genre of film that draws women in. Here are 5 reasons women love romance movies.

Women Love Getting In Touch With Their Emotions

Women are emotional beings, and not only do they have no issue displaying their emotions but many do not mind having those emotions drawn out of them. Sometimes it just feels good to have a hearty laugh or let the tears flow while watching others go through the ebb and flow of finding love, falling in love and losing love.

Women Prefer to Watch Rather Than Read Romance

Okay, so this isn’t true for all women (but what statement is?). However, with the busyness that consumes the daily lives of most women, many prefer watching romance movies to reading romance novels. It’s less time consuming, equally entertaining -or more so for some- and equally emotion spurring.

Women Love Using Romance Movies to Hint At Men

Women love watching romance movies to throw hints at the men in their lives as to what he should or shouldn’t be doing in their relationship. Some women will watch the movies alone while making notes or with their guy and having him take notes. Yes, a woman wants a man to chase her when she storms out after a fight, to serenade her from below her bedroom window and of course, to whisper sweet cinematic lines in her ear that give Tom Cruise’s classic “You complete me” some serious competition.

Women Relate to the Characters or Plot

Some romance movies are just plain sappy -and women may love those too- but some women love the more realistic films, the ones they can painfully relate to. Typically, stories of lost love and young love spark emotions in women and bring up old memories but women can appreciate the way the film made them feel and even relish in the memories.

Women Want to Be the Characters and Live the Plot

So, what’s the number one reason most women love romance movies? The Fantasy, of course! The happy ending is what every woman wants and few get to live in real life. It’s a nice escape from the reality of real life relationships for 90 minutes!