There’s no denying that everyone has different taste when it comes to romantic gestures. Some people love PDA and others prefer to express their love more privately. Some enjoy a night in with Netflix and a big, comfy blanket while others prefer jetting off to an exciting new destination. Of course, there are also people who love all of the above!
Regardless of how you choose to express your love, and whether you’re a hopeless romantic or hate cheesy gestures with all your heart, these sites from the world’s best romantic films will excite even the most curmudgeon of humans.
New York City
Perhaps one of the most iconic movie scenes ever filmed and most definitely the most memorable scene of When Harry Met Sally was filmed at Katz’s Delicatessen when Sally demonstrates to Harry how to “fake it” whilst eating her coleslaw. This scene led to two very famous lines. One spoken by someone at a nearby table who says, “I’ll have what she’s having”. The other: the line outside the door at the deli!
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles is filled to the brim with iconic movie locations and sets. One of the more recent romantic scenes that the city was graced with was filmed at Cathy’s Corner, a paved road that overlooks the San Fernando Valley in Griffith Park. It is here that Mia and Sebastian tap dance to “A Lovely Night” in La La Land.
When Clark Gable, the male lead of Gone with the Wind, was in Atlanta for the movie’s premiere in 1939, he visited the Cyclorama, a 360-degree panoramic oil painting that depicts the Civil War Battle of Atlanta. At the time, this was the largest oil painting in the world! Gable commented that the only way it could see improvement was if he was in it. It’s believed that after this remark was made, his face was added to one of the figures in the painting.
Those who have seen Sleepless in Seattle will remember when Sam takes Victoria, his love interest with the hyena-laugh, to the beautiful Dahlia Lounge. It is here that Annie’s hired secret investigator photographs the two out on their date. What many movie-goers don’t know is that Dahlia Lounge is actually one of Seattle‘s top restaurants!
Just 20 minutes from the heart of London, go for a lovely walk, have a cuppa, or devour a delicious slice of cake around Hampstead Heath. Enjoy amazing views of the city from the top of the hill and channel your inner Julia Roberts or Hugh Grant from Notting Hill when paying the Kenwood House a visit.
The Phantom of the Opera takes place in Paris in the 1890s, based on a ghost, known as the… phantom of the opera (who would have thought?), who haunts the architectural masterpiece that is the Palais Garnier.
Though set in Vichy-controlled Casablanca during World War II, the entirety of Casablanca was actually filmed in Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California except for one scene that was filmed at Van Nuys Airport in Van Nuys, Los Angeles.