Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope, no matter how you choose to spend your day, it is made up of various expressions of love. One way we like to celebrate is with the classic romance film. If you are like us, cozy up with a blanket, some popcorn, and anyone special who also loves romance films, and prepare for a film binge. A romantic, water-themed, film binge.
Has anyone else noticed how many iconic romance scenes in film history have taken place in or around water? If you hadn’t, don’t fear: We’re about to run through five of the all-time bestwater-related love scenes.
Cozy up with a blanket, some popcorn and your Valentine’s Day sweetheart (whether that’s your significant other or your cat) and prepare for a film binge.
Titanic (1997) — “I’m Flying, Jack”
It’s impossible to talk about romantic movies without noting one of the most famous of all time: Titanic. Who could forget the moment Rose decided to trust Jack to hold her up on the bow of a massive ship overlooking the ocean? Plus, a first kiss with Celine Dion singing in the background can’t get any more romantic.
Spider-Man (2002) — The Upside-Down Kiss in the Rain
How about this for romance? The water factor may not be the most romantic element of this scene, nut it undoubtedly makes the moment even better. After Spider-Man saves Mary Jane’s life, she thanks him with an upside-down kissthat respects Spider-Man’s wish to keep his identity hidden. A kiss in the rain is iconic in and of itself, but an upside-down kiss in the rain is a whole new level of romance.
The Notebook (2004) — Rain Scene
Speaking of kissing in the rain, no romance film binge-watch session is complete without The Notebook. The movie’s most romantic, water-soaked scene is emblazoned across every advertisement for this film.
Not only does this scene begin with Allie and Noah in a boat on the water, but it also ends with the two sharing a kiss in a torrential downpour. If you weren’t teary-eyed up to this point in our list, the waterworks (no pun intended) are sure to come out when watching this film.
Dirty Dancing (1987) — Water Lift
As evidenced in Dirty Dancing, you can perform some pretty advanced dance techniques in the water. In this iconic scene, Johnny attempts to assist Frances (“Baby”) in perfecting her form during a lift with the help of the water. It may not be a classic display of romance, but this iconic movie scene remains just as adorable.
The Little Mermaid (1989) — "Kiss the Girl"
How could we forget The Little Mermaid’s unforgettable “Kiss the Girl” sequence? Considering the entirety of the story revolves around water, it’s difficult to choose just one scene to encompass the romantic, aquatic elements of this cinematic masterpiece. Despite Eric and Ariel’s devastating inability to seal the deal with a kiss during Sebastian’s “Kiss the Girl” serenade, there will likely never be a boat ride as romantic as this one—fictional or not.
Feel free to wipe the tears away, take a drink of water and allow the swooning to subside. Who knew a natural resource like water could be so dreamy?
Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Aqua!