We’ve been married 30+ years and I’ve been struck within the last year by two movie-related romantic moments:
- My wife who rarely signs up for anything with technology involved, downloaded the Regal Unlimited App and purchased her own subscription
- (very recently) She has taken to coining Thursday’s our “Date night”
No surprise, I’m going to disagree with TV Guide’s writer (bolded below).
As we’ve told you time and again, nothing is more romantic than spending the evening on your couch, watching movies from the comfort of your own home. So grab some delicious take-out and an inexpensive-but-not-cheap bottle of wine, and settle in for an intimate evening at home with your loved one. (FYI: This scenario works well even if you’re not in a relationship this Valentine’s Day.)The Best Romantic Movies to Stream on Disney Plus This Valentine’s Day | TV Guide
Staying home and watching movies is romantic, sure, but the “nothing is more” part is completely bogus. How about watching a drive-in movie or going to the park and watching a majestic sunset or starry sky?
Segue to our 4th movie viewing challenge …
What are viewing challenges?
It’s where we try and watch a minimum number of movies of a certain type. They are usually themed based on the month(s). For example, around Halloween, horror movies and holiday movies during the holidays.
Any movie watcher is welcome to participate. You do not need a blog or website, but do need some way to track the movies you’ve watched during the challenge. Fortunately, there are several free services available.
February 2020 will be interactive movie viewing challenge #4. Here are the others:
- 2019 October Viewing Challenge: 66+ Horror Movies Viewed In October (completed: 74 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
- 2019 Holiday Viewing Challenge: 25+ Christmas Movies Viewed 11/1-12/25/19 (completed: 25 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
- 2020 January Viewing Challenge: 21+ New/Unseen Movies
(completed: 30 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
February 2020 Viewing Challenge Goal
14+ romance movies watched from February 1-29, 2020.
How To Participate
Just keep track of all the romance movies you’ve watched from today, February 1, 2020 until midnight February 29, 2020. Sites like Letterboxd make it easy to do. Tag them with #feb2020challenge.
Since this started, I’ve already watched, rated and reviewed:
- The Ugly Truth ⭐️⭐️⭐️
13+ more romance movies to go. A month or so from this post, the results will be posted in a recap. If you notify me in the comments below that you’re participating and/or through trackback ping, you’ll be linked in the final recap post.
It’s free and fun to participate. I hope others join in too!
Other Valentine’s Day Articles of Interest
Need some help finding some good romance movies to watch? In my quest to find romance movies recommended by others, I’ve compiled the following list of recent articles:
- 35 Best Valentine’s Day Movies via Women’s Health
- Entertainment Tonight Online: Romantic Movies Streaming Guide: What to Watch This Valentine’s Day
- 17 Things You Can Do On Valentine’s Day (see #8 “Watch some terrible rom coms” and #14) via The Cut
- 18 Movies To Fall in Love With on Amazon Prime for Valentine’s Day via Cafe Mom
- 16 Feel Good Romantic Movies to Watch on Netflix via Real Simple
- For those who prefer the dark side: Thirteen Anti-Valentine’s Day Films: A Sceptic’s Guide
This month on the big screen and television screens cupid’s arrows are flying.