New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp knows that we all love chick flicks, chances are our guys/friends/family probably get a little sick of them. So if your movie date groans at even the idea of a rom com, not to worry! She’s sharing her favorite non-chick flicks that are still chock full of some pretty eye candy and swoon-worthy lines.

So you’re all set to snuggle up on the sofa with that special guy, drink a little hot chocolate, and enjoy a classic romantic movie. Then he says, “No. I am not watching another chick flick.” No guy holding up a boom box beneath the window or singing to a girl as he walks down the stadium bleachers.  No Bridget Jones. No Pride and Prejudice. In fact, no Colin Firth at all.

Well, don’t despair. Just try one of my favorite classic action movies that have a hot romance as well:

The Terminator (the original):  Sure, Linda Hamilton’s 80’s hair is a little hard to take. But it’s got enough action and suspense to please any guy. And when Kyle says, “I came across time for you, Sarah,” and they slam up against the refrigerator, kissing—well, I was a goner.


Top Gun:  Ignore the often over-the-top dialogue and all the macho high-fiving, and just feast your eyes on an impossibly youthful Tom Cruise in an iconic love scene.  It’s not subtle, but, man, it works, starting with a flare of tempers, followed by revving engines, and ending in a love scene saturated with blue light. Overlaying all of this is Take My Breath Away, the music such an essential part of the scene that I’ve heard people say that even today, just hearing Take My Breath Away makes them feel weak in the knees. (Actually, the language was a little stronger than that, but you get what I mean.)


The Last of the Mohicans: This movie is the epitome of epic—sweeping vistas, period costumes, tremendous music, and grand romance. In fact, it even has two romances. Two notes of warning—it is pretty bloody in spots and it brings out the tears. I absolutely loved Uncas and the secondary love story. But it’s hard to compete with the scene under the waterfall (music swelling in the background) as Daniel Day Lewis tells the woman he loves: “Stay alive. I will find you! No matter how long it takes, no matter how far. . .I will find you.”

THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeline Stowe, 1992, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

The Big Easy: This is Dennis Quaid at his most engaging. Plus, you’ve got New Orleans, a good mystery, and some really hot love scenes.  My favorite line? When she tells him she’s never had much luck with sex, and Remy (Dennis Quaid) says, “Your luck’s about to change, cher.”


And if that special guy isn’t around, these are all great to warm up your cold winter nights, anyway!To read more from Candcae Camp click chere.

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