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10 Romantic Rentals for Two

Maybe the kids are in bed for the night, or you scored a sitter. Have a romantic evening chez vous with the lights turned low, popcorn for two, and just the right rental. Check out our 10 suggestions to get you started.

And, if you happen to want a family-friendly romance (without a kid "Ick" factor), check out our list of Not-So-Mushy Romantic Movies to watch with the kids.



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If you and your honey can never decide on the right romance to please you both, use our Cuddle Factor chart to see which flicks are the best for you.

"About a Boy" (2002)

Based on Nick Hornby's book of the same name, "About a Boy" is the tale of hip layabout Will Freeman (Hugh Grant, playing the cad with a jeweler's precision) who scorns commitment and actually gets some of his best lessons in love and life from a geeky 12-year-old kid. Never sappy, the movie finds its romantic moments naturally.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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"Amelie" (2001)

This fantastic tale is the kind of flick to make you feel good about love -- and life. Amelie's story is woven through a bursting-with-color, anything-can-happen Paris. And Audrey Tatou as Amelie is sweeter than any confection you'll get in a heart-shaped box.
MPAA Rating: R
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"Bridget Jones' Diary" (2000)

Based on the book that launched the "chick lit" phenomenon, this flick shines a light on the highs and lows of single life -- or at least the single life of Londoner Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger). This film deserves high praise as the rare romantic comedy that strikes the right balance of, well, romance and comedy.
MPAA Rating: R
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"Chocolat" (2000)

This romance gives new meaning to the phrase "eye candy." And we're not even talking about Johnny Depp. Juliette Binoche is delicious as a chocolatier who enchants a repressive French town with her desserts.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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"It Happened One Night " (1934)

It's possible that Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert defined crackling sexual tension on the silver screen. In this Oscar-winning Frank Capra movie, a sheltered rebellious socialite (Colbert) heads for New York to reunite with her husband and escape her controlling father. But traveling with a slyly helpful street-smart reporter (Clark Gable) becomes, as they say, more than she bargained for.
MPAA Rating: Not rated
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"The Philadelphia Story" (1940)

Katherine Hepburn. Cary Grant. Jimmy Stewart. All in the same movie. And the same love triangle. (Or a square, if you count that famous "other guy," John Howard.) With perfect pacing and lightening-sharp dialogue, this classic sets a gold standard for romantic comedies.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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"Pretty in Pink" (1986)

John Hughes did the high-school movie better than anyone else. This entry in his oeuvre will take you and your steady down memory lane -- to the '80s, anyway -- with Molly Ringwald starring as Andie, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who attracts the attention of a rich hunk (Andrew McCartney). Hughes' talent for writing unique characters make the movie feel current, even if the wardrobe and soundtrack are clearly dated.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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"The Notebook" (2004)

Is a movie not romantic unless you get a little teary-eyed? Break out the Kleenex, here's your pick. A love story that spans 60 years, the film can't help but stock a few romance movie clichés but feels fresh thanks to co-stars Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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"Superman" (1978)

Think a comic book movie can't be romantic? Consider this: How many guys would turn the Earth backwards to save their lady love? Probably just the one. Plus, the Lois Lane-Superman flying scenes you rolled your eyes at as a kid seem pretty darn indispensible now.
MPAA Rating: PG
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"When Harry Met Sally" (1989)

This movie's such a favorite that most people can probably rattle off Harry's New Year's Eve speech by heart. But a film that so hilariously explores the answer to, "Can men and women just be friends?" deserves repeat viewings. Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) set the bar for modern romantic comedies -- and, really, has anyone reached it in recent memory?
MPAA Rating:R
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