5 Romantic Movie Scenes and Where to Recreate Them

Travel and be a movie star with your special someone.
Warning: spoilers ahead! But come on, who are we kidding? You’ve probably watched these movies more than once.

Let’s face it. Ever since you’ve watched Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet’s doomed romance onscreen (and played your copy of Titanic over and over), you’ve wanted to recreate Jack and Rose’s memorable first kiss on the Titanic. Who can blame you, right? Every girl wants to know how it feels like to "fly" and kiss Leo at the same time.

Everybody wants their lives to be like a movie, and it’s even better if you’ve got yourself a significant other who wants to experience the same things as you. We’ve listed some of the most romantic movie scenes in the history of cinema and where you can recreate them with your beau. And since we’ve already mentioned it:


Titanic

Titanic: Jack and Rose’s first kiss
For those who have been living under a rock, Titanic is a about a pair of star-crossed lovers aboard the ill-fated ship Titanic. Aristocrat Rose DeWitt Bukater (Winslet) meets poor sketcher Jack Dawson (Di Caprio) on board the ship. Despite their class differences, they fall in love. And their first kiss takes place on the bow of Titanic, with Jack’s arms around Rose’s waist, and her arms raised to the side like a bird’s, all along telling Jack she’s "flying."

Where: On any ship, be it a cruise ship or even a ferry. You and your beau can head to the ship’s bow or deck and fool around a bit while en route to your next adventure. But be careful and don’t get too excited and climb onto the railings just like that. Instead of flying, you might end up literally falling out of love.

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox/Paramount Pictures


Tadhana

That Thing Called Tadhana: The Mt. Kiltepan scene
The movie, which recently became a hit among the heartbroken, tells the story of Mace (Angelica Panganiban) and Anthony (JM De Guzman), who met and got to know each other in an airport in Italy. Anthony accompanies Mace after being dumped by her boyfriend and agrees to go with her to Baguio. He then takes Mace to his "special spot" where he nursed his broken heart from a past love, which turns out to be Mt. Kiltepan in Sagada. After reaching the viewpoint, Mace decides to let go of all her emotions by screaming at the sea of clouds.

Where: In Mt. Kiltepan, of course. But instead of yelling about your frustrations, try shouting at the top of your lungs about how much you love your guy, and how he made you believe in "forever." Ask him to join in and enjoy the most romantic screamfest you will ever have.

Photo courtesy of Star Cinema


Walk-to-Remember

A Walk to Remember: "Two places at once" scene
In this movie, where a box of tissues is necessary, Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore) who has leukemia has officially made her bucket list. Her boyfriend, Landon Carter (Shane West), does everything in his power to fulfill some of the entries on her list, such as this seemingly impossible one that is to be in two places at once. Needless to say, he accomplished this task when he led her to the state line where he declared, upon asking Jamie to put her feet on either side of the border, that she is indeed in two places at once.

Where: Basically on any highway, but away from the crowded roads of Metro Manila. Settle for a province where prominent arches or signage declare your departure from a town and your entry to another (those infamous "Welcome" and "Thank You, Come Again" signs). Do it late at night or at dawn when cars do not frequent the road and no car horn could spoil the moment.

Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.


Ghost

Ghost: The pottery scene
Yes, the scene that makes us sing the first few lines of the song "Unchained Melody." Ghost is the story of Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) who was killed after a mugging incident. In order to warn his girlfriend, Molly Jenses (Demi Moore), of danger, he enlists the help of a medium (Whoopi Goldberg) to contact her from beyond the grave. Sam was still alive in this particular scene where he shares the intimate moment with Molly.

Where: Thanks to the effort of emerging pottery studios in the metro, the traditional craft is alive and well, and can now be experienced by anyone. If you happen to be in Blue Ridge in Quezon City, Mia Casal offers classes at Clay Ave. Pottery Studio. After receiving beginner lessons, it’s time to get down and dirty (with mud) with your other half.

Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures


Ugly-Truth

The Ugly Truth: The hot air balloon scene
This film is a true testament to the universal love law that states, "Opposites attract." In a desperate attempt to boost their station's ratings, perfectionist TV network producer Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) hires brutally honest Mike Chadway (Gerald Butler) to do a segment. As they have different opinions about love, they constantly disagree. Near the end and as part of a segment, they both get on board a hot air balloon where they found out about their attraction for each other.

Where: The premier hot air balloon event in the country is none other than Clark Pampanga’s Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. This year, the festivities will take place from February 11 to 14, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Lubao, Pampanga, also has a version of this international event that will be held from February 14 to 17. Although the hot air balloon ride may be costly (at USD 350 for a single passenger), it’s all worth it since it will be a great experience to have. You might want to skip the argument part in the movie and get right to the reconciliation part, so you can get the most out of your ride.

Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures