Whether you love the classics or you're a sucker for a Nicholas Sparks inspired-flick or you like something a little less traditionally sappy, there's probably a romantic movie out there for you somewhere. Watching one might make for a good Valentine's Day date... but recreating the iconic kiss scenes from one of the top romances is even better. Without further ado, here's how to recreate the iconic smooches from these popular films!
"Just because she likes the same bizzaro crap you do doesn't mean she's your soulmate."
500 Days of Summer: In this indie hit, Tom's favorite spot in all of Los Angeles is an overlook, Angel's Knoll, since it's a little-known area that offers views of some of LA's most historic and pretty old buildings (and yes, some parking garages too... this is LA, after all). Sadly, the overlook is closed, (as is the funicular that you can ride up) and there's no signs of it being opened any time soon -- which, in retrospect, is maybe not the worst thing since, as the narrator tells you within the first minute that the movie "is not a love story." If you still want a romantic kiss with a view in Los Angeles, may I suggest Griffith Observatory or Runyon Canyon Park?
"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport."
Love Actually: The arrivals gate of any airport, preferrably London Heathrow. Be on the lookout for other happily reunited couples!
"So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday."
The Notebook: Filmed in and around one of the most charming cities in all of America (Charleston, SC) I would dare to posit that The Notebook is the defining romance of this generation. If you want to recreate their famous kiss in the rain, wait for a good storm and then grab your Noah (or your Allie) and head out to Cypress Gardens, near Monck's Corner. It won't be exactly the same as making out with Ryan Gosling, but a girl can dream, right?