4. Do you like romantic films?

The Holiday is a romantic comedy starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz as two women who each have relationship troubles. They decide to swap houses for the Christmas holidays to get away from it all. Iris moves into Amanda's mansion in L.A., and Amanda goes to stay in Iris's English cottage. Each of them unexpectedly finds love in their holiday home …

Have you seen The Holiday? Watch the trailer, and let us know what you think!

Over to you

  • Do you like romantic films? 
  • Do you have a favourite romcom? 
  • What happens in it?
     
Average: 5 (3 votes)
Profile picture for user stefherz

Submitted by stefherz on Sat, 08/04/2023 - 01:45

Permalink

I haven't watched "The Holiday", but it looks like a great movie when you just want to be entertained, without thinking to much or being thrown out of your comfort zone. Another reason why I would consider watching it is the cast. The main characters are all played by actors whose performances I generally enjoy a lot.
As for me, I don't actually have a favourite romantic movie, but one that made a strong positive impression on me when I watched it (already some years ago) was "Sleepless in Seattle". In the movie, the young son gets his a recently widowed father to talk over the phone on a radio show about the difficulties he's having to move on after his wife's death. This very sincere and touching confession conquers the hearts from countless women all over the US, but there's one, living on the other side of the country, who feels especially close to him. Very moving and heart-warming story.

Submitted by khuludaljoufi on Thu, 09/03/2023 - 05:14

Permalink

Honestly I didn’t like the romantic film I think is stupid film and this kind of film is lose the time and make you to indulge and imagine and feel need some one to complete your live

Submitted by Christina Brit… on Tue, 07/03/2023 - 12:04

Permalink

Obviously I do love romantic films. My most favourite one is Aashiqi 2.

Submitted by loanphuong on Mon, 06/03/2023 - 03:47

Permalink

One of my hobbies is watching romantic films. I usually watch romcoms in my spare time, as well, as entertain myself by learning English through movies.

My favorite romantic film now is Love Actually - very romantic, very comedy. The storylines are hugely entertaining and heartwarming.

I always keep a habit of watching relative Christmas - related movies during the Christmas season. And I had found Love Actually on Christmas 4 or 5 years before. The story of this movie is about eight different couples. They are from different social classes. Each couple had its own problem but finally, they found a solution to overcome.

I especially like the love triangle of Mark, Juliet, and Peter.
Juliet is Peter's wife, Mark is Peter's best man. I love the way Mark pretends to hate Juliet a lot, but he always silently prepares for her wedding carefully. He does not know much about Juliet before. He loves Juliet without talking, just action. He wishes the best for Juliet and wishes her happiness.

I recommend that you should watch this rom-com with your best friends or your beloved ones. Love Actually is not a heavy movie. It is easygoing and heartwarming. I felt healing every time I watched this movie.

Submitted by tiha_7 on Sat, 04/03/2023 - 05:16

Permalink

I really like romantic films specially Korean rom-com.In February here is spring so it's a nice weather to watch romantic films. Though I don't have valentine with whom I can watch together and feel goosebumps 😂.Yet I like romantic films and their ost.

Hi tiha_7 😊

Would you be able to share any titles of romantic Korean rom-coms with us? I enjoy watching films from other countries (with subtitles) as very often, apart from the storyline, you can see what other countries look like. In a way it's like going on holiday! 

~ Tina ッ
LearnEnglish team

 

Submitted by KARIKE77 on Wed, 01/03/2023 - 20:27

Permalink

romantic films are really for me, i love them, and i love romantic literature and i have a favorite film called (FLIPPED).

Submitted by Kathy_Xing on Sun, 26/02/2023 - 07:56

Permalink

Honestly, before I'd never liked romantic films or TV series about love. It was mainly because I was single and it made me feel pathetic after watching them alone. I'd rather watch some comedies or thrillers. But after watching About Time, I kinda like romantic films. I'm really impressed by the engaging storyline, visual effects and soundtrack of this movie. In this story, a young man with the ability to travel back in time finds his true love. This story tell me one thing: the right people will be together no matter the time and distance.

Profile picture for user moj-gan

Submitted by moj-gan on Wed, 22/02/2023 - 16:55

Permalink

The romantic films aren't for me. I'm not a romantic person and don't like the romantic stuff. But I have seen a film which was talking about love in very poetic way and I have been loving it too much. Maybe you have seen it before? withe Robert Redford? Guess:)
Out of Africa

Submitted by laurita.zaconeta on Tue, 21/02/2023 - 22:37

Permalink

Hi all, I love rom-com, my favourite one is "Bridget Jones's Baby". This is a film about a very interesting woman who had occasional relationships with a former boyfriend and after one week with a man she had just met. Then she realized she was pregnant and had no idea of who was the father. The story is very nice and funny since both of them wanted to be the father so they did everything for her in order to deserve the role. 

Submitted by Masha_Smi on Mon, 20/02/2023 - 14:34

Permalink

Romantic films are not my favorite genre. Especially rom-coms. However, I like some films. One of them is "10 Things I Hate About You". Probably because I love Heath Ledge. I don't want to retell the plot of the film, just watch it.

Submitted by Reem-mahdy on Tue, 14/02/2023 - 09:46

Permalink

Hi , actually l don't have a favourite romantic movie bacuse the love story movie don't describe what happen in the real life so l love to listen the story love from the older people it amazing thing ❤

Submitted by cgpcl.1981 on Mon, 13/02/2023 - 16:21

Permalink

I love "The Holiday" and Kate Winslet. I am a crying baby watching romantic movies, and the last time I saw it, I couldn't suppress myself and spent a whole box of tissues.
Jack Black is god, goat, everything.

Submitted by Estuardo Pérez on Sat, 11/02/2023 - 19:51

Permalink

Hey I'll watch it

Profile picture for user fede0108

Submitted by fede0108 on Sat, 11/02/2023 - 15:06

Permalink

Romantic movies are the genre I usually choose to watch. I usually watch more comedy or drama movies. Anyways it is something I enjoy watching.
My favourite Romantic movie is "Mamma Mia!" (2008). In this movie, the main character's mother, Donna (Played by Meryl Streep), had four romances in one summer. She got pregnant but she doesn't know who is her father. When her daughter grows up, she finds her mother's diary and finds out about her mother's four lovers. When she's planning her wedding, she invites four men but without telling her mother!

Submitted by AMNOMANM on Sat, 11/02/2023 - 03:57

Permalink

Yes, I do like romantic films, more specifically, romantic comedies.
Yes, my favorite romcom is Maid in Manhattan.
In the film, a maid is befriended with a high-profile senator and then the fall in love with each other.

Submitted by KAROBAR on Thu, 09/02/2023 - 23:25

Permalink

Hi, I am not a fan of romantic movies (so dramatic), however, I like romantic comedies, my favorite romantic comedy is "The French Kiss" (1995) starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. She travels to France trying to save her relationship and during the flight from the US to France she meets a Frenchman who offers to help her (it's her first time in France) but takes advantage of her generating many hilarious situations.

Submitted by Minerva22 on Thu, 09/02/2023 - 19:54

Permalink

Hello, my favourite love movie is definitely "The Holiday", Its a really romantic and fun movie I ever seen. I love it.

Submitted by paolaponceb on Thu, 09/02/2023 - 16:32

Permalink

I love romantic films. My favorite movies are "When harry met Sally", "Pride and Prejudice", and "You've got an email". I used to read romantic books but I bored with them because almost all the books I read have the same argument. Now, I enjoy thriller novels or historic ones.

Submitted by SaungPwintOo on Thu, 09/02/2023 - 15:07

Permalink

Sorry about that, i love watching romantic film but I haven't watch this movie yet.

Submitted by ko.marick on Thu, 09/02/2023 - 11:55

Permalink

I dislike watching romantic films, because many characters are abusive and the love is harmful and manipulative. So I haven't found a movie I like yet.