Yup, I’m a Disney dork. Which is why I can’t think of much better than spending my Valentine’s Day cuddled up with my husband watching a romantic Disney movie! While both of us actually have play rehearsals (for different shows!) on Valentine’s Day, we’ll still be celebrating the night before. Some Disney movies are about the love story while some aren’t – so I picked out my favorite Disney love stories for a romantic evening!
Beauty and the Beast
This movie is great in general, but I love the relationship between Belle and the Beast. She isn’t turned away by his appearance. They take actual time to get to know each other and fall in love naturally, rather than “love at first sight.” And don’t give me that Stockholm Syndrome nonsense – I don’t believe that to be the case but explaining why would be a whole other blog post 😉 They grow and change together because of their love for each other and that’s a beautiful thing. The quote on the poster calls it “the most beautiful love story ever told.”
Okay, so this is one I would never actually watch with my husband because he absolutely hates Cinderella (I don’t agree, but don’t get him started). However, if your significant other doesn’t think the way my husband does this can be a great one to watch. It’s the classic Disney romance. The ball, the shoe, the carriage – these things have become symbolic of Disney romance and Disney weddings now. I also highly recommend the live action movie. I actually like it better than the animated one.
Lady and the Tramp
If you had to name the most famous romance scene in a Disney movie, chances are good that you’ll come up with the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp. Make yourself a spaghetti dinner at home and put on this movie! They are the definition of the romantic notion that “opposites attract.”
I’ve always loved the relationship between Hercules and Megara, though I do feel that this one isn’t the first one you’d think of! They overcome so many obstacles together. She falls in love with him despite swearing never to love again. He loves her even after learning she’s working for Hades. She dies for him, he saves her from that death by risking his own life. And then at the end Hercules is offered the chance to become a god, which he turns down so he can stay with Meg. If that’s not love I don’t know what is.
While most of this movie takes place after the love story, it’s this love that is constantly driving and pushing Carl to do the things he does. Plus, the first ten minutes of this movie are sure to move you – a cute love story told beautifully in a short amount of time.
There are plenty of other films that I think have good love stories (Tangled, Princess and the Frog, Sleeping Beauty, etc.) but these are the top for me!
What’s your favorite Disney love story?