In February we muse about love. It’s cold and dull outside and our hearts need a bit of warming as Valentine’s Day comes and goes. Anticipate it or dread it, Valentine’s Day makes us all ponder love.
We hope you’ll embrace the fervor, and join us in searching out amour in all its beautiful forms. Let’s celebrate everything we love - our spouses, children, siblings, parents, grandparents, pets, friends, homes, communities, favorite jeans, softest t-shirt, dark chocolate, fine whiskey, and favorite movies.
At Cedar Mountain Studios love saturates all that we do. Our business started when a boy met a girl and grew with a family. Our art is inspired by our love of our bewitching home and a fathomless appreciation of our community.
There is so much to love, too much to cover in one month, but we think a great place to start is love stories. Everyone loves a love story right? The best ones make us laugh and cry as we feel the joy, hope, and despair of human love.
So, grab a bowl of popcorn (with real butter and nutritional yeast sprinkle because that’s what we do on Saltspring Island) and invite someone you adore to curl up on the couch and play footsies with you while you watch one of these classic pics.
Here’s our Cedar Mountaineers’ top 10 list of best romantic movies (in random order).
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Of course, this is on the list. Harry and Sally were clearly always supposed to end up together. It just took a minute for it to happen. And because we love the one-liners like this: "I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic. Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze share what might be the best (and weirdest) Hollywood kiss ever.
The English Patient (1996)
Historic upheaval, gargantuan passions, tears, more tears, the scarf, the cave, the desert, and Kristin Scott Thomas stepping out of her bath. Warning - everyone dies alone.
The Big Sick (2017)
A nerve-wracking romantic tale that’s less will-they-won’t-they and more will-she-wake-up-from-her-coma. It’s heartwarming, life-affirming, and super funny.
Love Story (1970)
It’s a classic tale about a rich boy who falls in love with a poor girl who dies. It made everyone alive in the seventies blubber and bawl so it’s perfect if you feel the need for a cathartic cry.
The Notebook (2004)
The enduring, timeless love of Allie and Noah who, despite years of separation, always find their way back to each other. It is so cheesy it transcends cheesiness and might be the best love story of all.
Notting Hill (1999)
Because a romantic movie list without Julia Roberts would be well … crazy. The ultimate comfort food of movies with lines like, “I’m also just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her.” Boom!
Titanic sets the bar incredibly high for romantic epics. Jack: “Where to, Miss?” Rose: “To the stars.”
A Star Is Born (2019)
A movie that made gossip columnists speculate that Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are secretly in love in real life because how could you fake that?
Princess Bride (1987)
It’s got true love, sword fights and rodents of unusual size. Castles are stormed and fathers are avenged. Best of all it ends with the hero and heroine sharing a swoon-worthy kiss as they ride off into the sunset.
Celebrate the folks you love with the Cedar Mountain I Love You Collection!
Have a beauty-full day!
The Cedar Mountaineers