Watching a DVD in the comfort of your home can be a great way to spend a date without breaking the bank at the theaters. However, it’s important to choose the right type of movie to make the most out of your romantic night in.
Many films seem to amp up the steamy love scenes and graphic depictions, resulting in films that can be uncomfortable to watch. Instead of forgoing a romantic movie night in search of an action or comedy, choose a romantic DVD that can include the affection without all of the discomfort.
Stars: Kirk Cameron, Erin Bethea, Ken Bevel
DVD Release: Jan. 27, 2009
Based on the concept that any marriage can be saved, a struggling couple decides to follow “The Love Dare” proposed by the man’s father. Set within a firefighting community environment and touching on core Christina values, the film shows how true romance and love can conquer all struggles.
When Calls the Heart
Stars: Maggie Grace, Stephen Amell, Lori Loughlin
DVD Release: Dec. 31, 2013
Set in the Canadian frontier in 1910, the film revolves around a teacher devoted to her work. Although from the East and foreign to the way of life out in the Canadian frontier, Elizabeth Thatcher tries to bring her all to the one-room schoolhouse and the children she teaches. While she may not have been searching for love, Royal Canadian Mountie Wynn Delaney tries to win her affections.
A Warrior’s Heart
Stars: Kellan Lutz, Adam Beach, Gabrielle Anwar
DVD Release: Feb. 7, 2012
Starring one of the top actors in film, Kellan Lutz plays a high school student that starts down a path of destruction after the death of his Marine father. As a star lacrosse player, he goes to a wilderness sports camp and inevitably finds himself through sportsmanship and new love.
For the Love of Grace
Stars: Mark Consuelos, Chandra West, Corbin Bernsen
DVD Release: March 2, 2010
This film tackles the struggles one can endure after losing his or her spouse and the difficult process in returning to the normalcy of life—and even finding new love.
Soldier Love Story
Stars: Laurie Laughlin, Stephanie Powers
DVD Release: March 16, 2010
When two military men form a bond, a twist in the dynamic comes when Sgt. Vince Carerra becomes acquainted with the other’s mother. While a new love is forming, they must all endure the hardships of redeployment.
Heart of the Country
Stars: Jana Kramer, Randy Wayne, Shaun Sipos
DVD Release: Dec. 3, 2013
This film revolves around country music singer Jana’s Kramer’s character returning to her roots after a failed relationship. Returning home helps to strengthen her spirit and also find love again.
The Lake House
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock
DVD Release: Sept. 26, 2006
A lakeside home reveals to have a mysterious factor when two residents who live two years apart begin to exchange love letters. Unraveling the mystery is the key to their chance at meeting.
A Walk to Remember
Stars: Shane West, Mandy Moore
DVD Release: May 15, 2007
Mandy Moore plays a preacher’s daughter dealing with school pressures and the different lifestyles of her peers when she comes into contact with someone far from her world of the straight and narrow. This is a coming of age story that warms the heart with young love.
Stars: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode
DVD Release: May 4, 2010
Amy Adams plays the role of a woman trying to take things into her own hands when she decides to propose to her boyfriend. However, things start to become difficult when she needs a local man to guide her through Ireland.
You’ve Got Mail
Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan
DVD Release: Feb. 5, 2008
When a local bookstore owner finds love online, little does she know her mystery man is the book tycoon that ultimately runs her out of business. Once the truth reveals itself, the two begin a friendship that blossoms into a love story that audiences will definitely root for.