Friday, July 18, 2014

Romantic Movies for Men, Reviewed by Men

romantic movies for men
It is rare to gain insight on what romantic movies we can get men to watch with us, and enjoy. Sometimes we can get our guys to watch a chick flick with us, but they don't really like the movie. They are watching it just to spend time with the women they love. Of course, we appreciate their willingness to sit through these romantic movies, but it would truly be more fulfilling for a couple if both partners could enjoy the picture. 

I really wanted to find some romantic movies to recommend that the guys would also value as a good movie. I am most grateful to the gentlemen who have reviewed a few romantic movies that appeal to a man. Since I have personally seen all of these movies, I know women will enjoy them too. 

So, without further ado, let's view the romantic movies that appeal to both sexes. 

The African Queen 

 The African Queen
We can always depend on Bogie to deliver!  

He possesses a unique attraction for both men and women and Katherine Hepburn certainly makes a strong female balance as his partner.  Together they seem to have an indivisible bound as they work side by side with a common goal.  

Tony Leather offers an exceptional review of The African Queen.  He wrote such an intriguing review that I had to watch the movie again, even though I have seen it dozens of times in the past.

It Happened One Night 

 It Happened One NightIn another exceptional review, Maugustine shares that this is "the film that made me fall in love with film".  Wow!  What a phenomenal compliment to any movie, but especially a romantic movie.  If only Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert could know the impact that they had with the one picture.

I am not a filmmaker like Maugustine, but I do love a great movie and It Happened One Night is definitely one of my own personal all-time favorites.  Not only is it romantic, but it is also funny.  A romantic comedy is simply the best!

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 

 Seven Brides For Seven Brothers [DVD]
I am thrilled to know that this movie also appeals to men and I appreciate Rusty1430 for giving us a man's perspective of  Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

I adore this film, but I had never even considered the impact of the brothers relationships to one another.  

Since I have 4 brothers myself, I truly appreciate this new insight and wholeheartedly agree with Rusty1430.

More Romantic Movies for Men
I know there are more romantic movies that both men and women will enjoy. These were just a few that I found that men have reviewed and recommended for us. 

I would love to invite more men to step up and share your reviews.  Please leave your review links in the guestbook below.

We could all use a little help. After all, we want our men to be happy with the movie selections too.


  1. The African Queen is one of my all-time favorite movies--off to read Tony's review!

    1. I didn't know that Ruthi! Awesome! It really is a fabulous movie.

  2. I can always get my husband to watch the older movies. Some of his favorites are the ones with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. The Quiet Man and McClintock are two that come to mind. Maybe they aren't technically Romantic movies but they sure have romance in them.

    1. I would definitely consider The Quiet Man a romance! I don't remember McClintock, although I am sure I have seen it. I would be willing to bet I would think it was a romance too. I also noted that they were all older movies, which makes me wonder if that is the real key.

  3. Ah.... Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - one of my all-time favorites. When I originally watched it I was a teenager taking tap dancing lessons and really 'into' musicals. Between the fantastic dancing and excellent musical score, I easily fell in love with the movie. Well, cutie-pie Russ Tamblyn might have also stolen my heart -- as he did later in West Side Story. :)

    1. I also love Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! btw, your secret is safe with me :)

    2. Well that's something I didn't know about you Elf... tap dancing and musicals. Fun to imagine you tap-tap-tapping away. :-)

  4. Love this topic. It's fascinating to hear from the men about romantic movies they find appealing. And now I'm off to visit those reviews. Thanks!

    1. Fascinating is a good word to use here Diana. I found it quite fascinating myself. I appreciate the men writing the reviews and sharing a different perspective.

  5. Well, burst my bubble - I didn't know men were interested in romantic movies - how cool! And great movies no less! All three of these are fabulous movies. Now I have to see what the men say about them, too.

    1. Well, in all honestly, I don't know that it is the romance of the movies that draws them, but it is awesome to find movies that have something entertaining in them for everyone,


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