Dating Over 40: Top 10 Romantic Movies with Happy Endings

I’m a sucker for a movie with a happy ending.

And I’ll avoid almost any movie without one. There’s already too much hard ache in the world – why would I pay to see  more?

So, as my New Year’s gift to you, I wanted to share my Top 10 Favorite Romantic Movies. It’s a great way to get inspired about finding love in the New Year. I have assigned several of these as homework for my over 40 dating coaching clients.

1. Something’s Gotta Give
Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson – dating after 50 – awesome dating movie that I often assign as homework!  Watch Diane transform herself from being cut off and unapproachable to a desirable women – from her clothing to her attitude about men.

2. Kiss Me Goodbye
Sally Field and James Caan – He’s her dead husband who comes back as a ghost before she marries again.

3. Someone Like You
Ashley Judd and Hugh Jackman – Love angst, understanding men creatively with the “New Cow Theory” and happy ending!

4. Dangerous Beauty
15thcentury Venice courtesan falls in love. Gorgeous sets and costumes brings you back to the Renaissance. Story of a woman with power during a time when women were nothing. Invigorating!

5. Kate and Leopold
Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman – Advertising Exec struggles with career, men and love. Throw in some time travel, an ex boyfriend and love from an age gone by to make you smile.

6. Much  Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare’s play made into a movie. Easy to follow and light-hearted fun. Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington. Great  love story with twist

7. Holiday
Cameron Diaz switches houses for a vacation witha woman in England because of love gone bad with unlikely but really fun happy ending.

8. Shakespeare in Love
Story about Shakespeare and how he falls in love with an actor during the play Romeo and Juliette. Great scenery and costumes again fro the Renaissance. Gwyneth Paltro

9. Chances Are
Cybil Shepard and Robert Downey Jr.  – Story about reincarnation and love with plenty of humor and fun twists.

10. Practical Magic
Story about modern day good witches and love with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman

Single for too long, Ronnie wanted to find love. So, she made a few tweaks and then dated 30 men in 15 months to meet her adorable husband Paul. Discovering the keys to midlife dating, she founded It’s Never Too Late for Love to help other smart, successful women find love too! Her mission is to share her proven dating advice  and keen insights about men with women everywhere who are serious about finding love with the right man. Ronnie Ann Ryan, MBA, CCC is a Certified Coach who has helped 1,000’s of midlife women with her Love & Dating Coach services. She’s been featured on BBC’s 5 Live Radio, NBC, ABC, and Fox News, NPR, eHarmony,,, Connecticut Magazine among others around the world. An established author, you can find her 6 books on Amazon.

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