The 7 Leading Men In These Romantic Movies Are #ValentinesGoals

Romantic Movie Men Valentine's Day

There's no such thing as too much fantasy.

Have you ever compared your boyfriend to the likes of Noah Calhoun (every girl will know who I'm talking about) or just about any man who's been trained to act like a knight in shining armor? I have!

This Valentine's Day, whether you're happily single or seriously taken, enjoy reminiscing on the many moments that have provided you with hope — and anger — throughout every single one of your crazy adolescent phases, your crazy breakups, and have provided you a roadmap from teendom to adulthood.

Ready to stroll through memory lane? These unforgettable and ROMANTIC movie men are the PERFECT example of the kind of man you should hold out for this holiday:

Noah Calhoun in "The Notebook"
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Ryan Gosling's portrayal of a laid-back, Southern romantic is so much more than the movie's plot might lead you to believe — and all the girls who have watched The Notebook (most, I assume) will agree that he will always be first on a list like this.

His character, Noah, built his sweetheart, Allie (played by Rachel McAdams), a freaking HOUSE — and don't forget the fact that he remembered the wrap-around porch that she so wanted and surprised her with a room for her to paint while overlooking the water.

Getting your boyfriend to watch it with you might be hard — but that's fine, because you might make the eyeliner (the one that you thought you had wiped off entirely) start to run. If you're single, watch this alone — and shamelessly go through the pint of Ben & Jerry's while using up two boxes of Kleenex. No one's judging...

Gerry in "P.S. I Love You"
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It's easy to cry just at the thought of Gerard Butler in P.S. I Love You. His character knew that his death was imminent and that his wife (played by Hillary Swank) was going to feel lost, inevitably.

What did he do? Well, if you've never watched the movie, please do. In an attempt not to ruin anything for anybody who might not have seen it (which is weird, so again, please do!), I will just say that Gerry (played by Gerard — how original) was thoughtful in a way that only a fictional character could be.

And he left her a guide on how to live out her life — no guesswork involved — so she could deal with the pain and move on.

Austin in "A Cinderella Story"
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Chad Michael Murray's time playing Austin Ames in 2004's A Cinderella Story was well-spent. In fact, some could say that the typical popular quarterback who had a deep, underlying love for poetry is overplayed, but this movie is the master of this storyline.

Remember the part when his love interest, Sam (played by Hilary Duff), dropped her phone and he used it to track her in place of a lost shoe? Ahhh, you'll swoon.

Johnny Castle in "Dirty Dancing"
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Now for an '80s classic... who can forget the dreamy Patrick Swayze as Johnny in Dirty Dancing? Just looking at the heat between him and Jennifer Grey's character is enough to make you look forward to the next time you get to go dancing... if you're into such things.

Landon Carter in "A Walk To Remember"
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Yes, it's another Nicholas Sparks movie: I. Shane West's part as Landon was amazing; he knew that his girlfriend, played by Mandy Moore, was terminally ill and he decided to marry her in order to cherish every moment they had together and selflessly make her life's desires come true.

You just have to watch this to understand why his character's on this list! It's a truly mesmerizing (and totally cry-worthy) movie that will make you WISH you had Landon all to yourself.

Will Hayes in "Definitely, Maybe"
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Ryan Reynolds' character in Definitely, Maybe is a different type of awesome character that might supply you with hope: a great father.

If you're waiting on the future to provide you with a partner who will be a stable, loving and responsible parent, go out and look carefully. This decision is big. Don't just wait for it to happen.

In the meantime, if you need motivation, go watch Ryan Reynolds as he plays William Hayes, taking us back to his quest and his many stints, including his time as a political consultant.

Jack Dawson in "Titanic"
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Leonardo Dicaprio MUST be on this list; you didn't think I'd forget him, did you? Titanic's Jack was a classic character indeed.

And we don't even need to go into the reasons why, but it might be too heartbreaking to relive that painful scene (you know the one!) between Jack and Kate Winslet's Rose, so we understand if this movie is a little too much for Valentine's Day.