Ten Best Movie Proposals
So far 2020 has been a year for comfort and self-care. With so many of us relegated to home for both work and play, we are challenged to find ways to remind ourselves that life remains a magical experience even in challenging times. We need romance as much now, if not more, than ever.
For many people, their romantic relationships provide one of the most meaningful aspects of life. Remember, romance is at its core about strengthening connections. Although many people find themselves limited to enjoying romance on a small screen, there remain many powerful scenes of romance for those looking for a little magic.
2020 Romantic Movies
2020 is intended to be an interesting year for romance on the big screen. Movies scheduled to hit the big screen this year so far range from “Emma,” a retelling of a Jane Austen classic to “Holly Slept Over” in which a couple explores unconventional love, multiple relationships, and bisexuality.
Diversity in 2020 Romantic Films
This year in romantic movies offers a new level of diversity in the characters moviegoers encounter. For example, set in 1840s England, in the film “Ammonite” starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, explores the power of love between two women.
Another 2020 romantic film hit, “The Photograph,” takes us on a journey with an African American woman (Issa Rae) who suddenly lost her famous mother (a notable photographer). Issa Rae’s character delves into an unexpected, yet powerful chemistry with an upcoming journalist (LaKeith Stanfield), whilst learning more about her family’s rich history.
Top 10 Movie Proposals
Of course, if you are more of a traditionalist, there are also tons of romantic moments from movie history. Our top 10 movie proposal picks include *spoiler warning*:
1. When Harry Met Sally:
Starring Meg Ryan as Sally and Billy Crystal as Harry, this 1989 classic follows two college graduates from an impassioned road trip from Chicago to New York through years of friendship. This contentious relationship culminates in a one of a kind confession.
2. Pride and Prejudice:
This 2005 retelling of Jane Austen’s classic tale features Keira Knightley as the spirited Elizabeth Bennet and Matthew Macfadyen as the wealthy and somewhat prejudiced Dr. Darcy.
For those that believe in love at first sight Serendipity may be the perfect rom-com. This 2001 story recounts the tale of Jonathan (John Cusack) and Sara (Kate Beckinsale) who manage to find love with destiny’s helping hand.
4. The Time Traveler’s Wife:
This 2009 movie tells the complex tale of a time traveler (Eric Bana) and Claire (Rachel McAdams), the love of his life.
5. A Walk to Remember:
This 2002 movie tells the tale of young love between a jaded high school senior (Shane West) and a guileless young woman (Mandy Moore).
6. The Proposal:
When a pushy boss, played by Sandra Bullock, forces her assistant, played by Ryan Reynolds, to marry her so she can avoid being deported back. Love can be inevitable, but also pretty funny.
7. Leap Year:
Following Celtic tradition, Anna (Amy Adams) travels to Dublin to pop the question when fate intervenes. (skip to 3:54)
8. Think Like a Man:
This 2012 rom-com follows four interconnected stories of lives that are shaken up by love advice taken from a book written by Steve Harvey. This movie stars Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Taraji P Henson, and Regina Hall to name a few.
9. Crazy Rich Asians:
This 2018 movie follows Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Definitely one of the most realistic proposal scenes!
10. A Star is Born (2018):
This 2018 remake follows a seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) who discovers and later on falls in love with upcoming-artist Ally (Lady Gaga). With no surprise, Jackson proposes with a ring made of guitar string.
Engagement Proposal Ring Tips
If you find yourself in the market for an engagement ring, there are a few things you should know.
The Four C’s of Diamond Buying:
When you are looking for a diamond engagement ring you want to pay attention to:
The carat weight, or size, of your diamond, will have a huge impact on the cost of your engagement ring. The cost of a diamond will increase exponentially as carat weight increases.
The cut of your diamond is designed to add sparkle and drama to your gemstone. Often considered the most important of the 4 C’s, a quality cut enhances how the gem interacts with light.
As diamonds grow, flaws or inclusions can develop. These tiny imperfections become the fingerprints that identify each diamond’s uniqueness.
Although we generally think of diamonds as colorless, the reality is that there is a soft yellow or brown tint to most diamonds. The more color a diamond has, the less sparkle you will tend to get.
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