Paranormal Romance Movies
Mermaid fans and those who love a good Tom Hanks film, rejoice! Released back in 1984, Splash is a classic paranormal romance film with everything needed for a thoroughly enjoyable movie. In his debut role as the leading man, Hanks portrays Allen Bauer, a young man busily running the family fruit business and convinced he may never, ever fall in love. That is, until he meets Madison (Daryl Hannah).
In the opening scenes, we are introduced to a young Allen out on a sightseeing boat tour with his family. When the young boy goes overboard and cannot swim, he’s saved from drowning by the appearance of a young mermaid girl who takes his hand and in those brief moments, forges a lifelong connection certain to reunite them.
What would you do if you found yourself trapped in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania repeating the same day over and over again? In Groundhog Day, this is exactly the predicament that aging weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) finds himself in.
A cantankerous, sarcastic, and rather selfish middle-aged man, Connors finds himself, much to his chagrin, covering the annual Groundhog Day festival for his news station. With his duty fulfilled, he is eager to escape the small Pennsylvania town, only to soon find himself caught in a time loop and forced to repeat the day’s events.
What Women Want
Whether you like, love, or loathe Mel Gibson, there’s no denying that the man has made some great movies. And while What Women Want is a far cry from the battles and glory of Braveheart, it is an enjoyable romantic comedy worth your consideration. Released in 2000, What Women Want has held its own despite the passage of time, and except for a few advances in technology and popular culture, it manages not to feel dated.
At the core of the story is Nick Marshall (Gibson), a typical man’s man. Nick’s a bit of a chauvinist, more than slightly sexist and, as the audience soon discovers, pretty much 100% clueless about what women really feel, need, and want. Whether it’s his ruined marriage, dismal love life, or the strained…