IRELAND’S FAVORITE romantic movies have been revealed just in time for Valentine’s Day.
This year, Valentine’s Day will be different from all the previous ones; there will be no romantic dinners in restaurants, no tearful movies in the cinema, no Late Late Show special for Valentine’s Day.
And if you’re living apart from your significant other, there probably won’t even be a romantic dinner at home, a virtual date will have to do the trick.
That said, there are still plenty of things to do on Valentine’s Day, including eating lots of chocolate and watching romantic movies.
Ireland’s top 10 favorite romantic movies have been revealed, thanks to Argent.co.uk which analyzed search volume data and found the most searched movies by the Irish.
So if you’ve been trying to decide what to watch while eating a box of chocolates or a pint of ice cream, look no further.
The Irish favorite romantic film is the brilliant “Mamma Mia!” Which has an annual search volume of 145,200 each year – an astounding 12,100 searches each month.
In fact, the Irish are so captivated by ABBA and the fantastic musical and film franchise it spawned, that the sequel, ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again ‘is a very respectable third on the list, with 109,000 searches per year.
In second place is Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “A Star is Born”, a beautiful romance film with a heartbreaking twist that received rave reviews after its 2018 release. It’s also the source of the hit number. 1 “Shallow”.
Two Disney films also made their appearance in the list, “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Lady and the Tramp”, ranking fourth and ninth respectively.
And it’s not just modern films that are preferred by romantic Irishmen – “Gone with the Wind”, the classic 1939 film, takes eighth place and “Casablanca”, released in 1942, is seventh on the list. .
‘Notting Hill’ sits in 10th place, while the heartbreaking ultimate ‘The Notebook’ is still a favorite, placing sixth on the list.
âCall my by Your Name,â the 2017 release starring Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet that was an instant hit, also sits comfortably in fifth place.
Here’s the full list, with previews, of Ireland’s favorite romantic movies.
1) Mum Mia! – 145,200 (12,100 per month)
2) A star is born – 118,800 (9,900 per month)
3) Mum Mia! Here we go again – 109,200 (9,100 per month)
4) Beauty and the Beast – 97,200 (8,100 per month)
5) Call me by your name – 97 200 (8,100 per month)
6) The Notebook – 64,600 (5,400 per month)
7) Casablanca – 60,500 (5,000 per month)
8) Gone with the Wind – 55,900 (4,700 per month)
9) Lady and the Tramp – 55,100 (5,600 per month)
10) Notting Hill – 52,800 (4,400 per month)