Romantic Reel Picks

In case you don’t want to go out and brave the love-filled crowds on Valentine’s Day, why not curl up on the couch with your cutie and watch an oldie, but goodie love story? I’m a huge fan of nostalgia so popping in one of my favorite romantic DVDs is always a treat. The only problem is trying to convince my hubby to turn off ESPN and join me!

What’s your favorite big screen love story? Here are a few of my favorites starring us BGs and guys:

Love & Basketball (2000) starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan.

Brown Sugar (2002) starring Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan.

Boomerang (1992) starring Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens and Halle Berry.

Love Jones (1997) starring Larenz Tate and Nia Long.

BTW, the winner of the Wei East Natural Beauty Perfector Hand & Body Treatment is Wes! Congrats! Please email me your mailing address.


  1. Nice picks! I’m Through With White Girls is one of my new favs. Also, Garden State, Pretty Woman and Mozart & The Whale.

  2. WIthout a doubt I have Love and basketball and Brown sugar in my collection. I love those movies!!!

  3. BGG, I LOVE all those but I must add The Titanic to my list and Troy! I mean they took down a whole city all for one chick…that’s love! HOLLA!

  4. You forgot Baby Boy!! LOL, I’m soooo kidding. That movie does crack me up though. Boomerang is definitely one of my favorites. Great picks!

  5. Oh the Notebook, Titanic and Pretty Woman are more of my faves too!

  6. kitty vodka says:

    Love and Basketball is def one of my favs! thanks !

  7. Nice selection! Brown Sugar and the Notebook are definitive in my collection. Another good movie is Things We Lost In The Fire with Halle Berry where you learn to accept the good with the bad.

  8. The Notebook is a definite must for me! I absolutely love that movie. I don’t think that my husband will be watching it though. LOL

  9. Oooooh Thanx!!!

  10. My faves: Love Jones, Love and Basketball, Brown Sugar and Claudine.

  11. Love Jones and Brown Sugar are my ultimate favs. I did like Love and Basketball even thought it was a bit cheesy but hey cheese is good.

  12. I haven’t seen any of these so will have to check it out, I was just complaining about how there have not been any sweet movies out as of late!

  13. yay congrats wes! love and basketball is definitely in my collection too…i’m a sucker for romance films

  14. i love all of those movies! i actually have had the notebook for a couple of years and have yet to watch it. perhaps i can view that one for v-day 😉

  15. those are some good movies

  16. I like all those, I think I might be watching 300 on V-Day. It’s something about gratuitous violence and 300 shirtless men that will make my day!

  17. I like the way Sabrina thinks….

    *making a mental note to see ‘300’ Valentine’s Day weekend.

    “Love Jones” is my ultimate black love story. All of those movies are classics that are most definately in the personal collection. Even though its not on DVD yet, “7 Pounds” is up there too. I mean, he literally gave her his heart. It gets no more romantic than that!

  18. I like Brown Sugar too. Say Anything, Something New, and Sixteen Candles.

  19. My all time favorite love story is The Notebook.

  20. I am new to your blog and I love it!!! Awwww shucks you put Boomerang as well as Love & Basketball. I love all of these movies. These are all good choices.

  21. Love Love Love Brown Sugar. Something New wasn’t too bad either.

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