Megan’s Top 5 Romantic Heroes

If you could only choose five leading men who would you pick? It’s a hard decision! Here’s Megan’s (Reading in the Sunshine) favourite heroes  any of these guys on your list?

MeganMaverick  – Top Gun

So when I think of Top Gun I think of the awesome soundtrack, I think of the planes, even the aviators! But most of all I think of Maverick – cheeky, handsome Maverick who can make women everywhere swoon with just a wink and a smile! Is there anything more handsome than a man in uniform ladies?! And who doesn’t like the thought of Maverick riding to your house on a motorbike in his leather jacket to spend the night romancing you?

Mark Darcy – Bridget Jones

Mark Darcy is a definite romantic hero for me, and I’m sure for many others too! Lovely, lovely Mark Darcy, who folds his underpants and will even fight Daniel Cleaver to prove his love for his leading lady. But above all, I love Mark Darcy because even with Bridget’s big pants, and her embarrassing moments that let’s face it we all have from time to time, he loves her just the way she is!

Jack Dawson – Titanic

Jack Dawson is SUCH a romantic hero without even meaning to be! When he won the tickets to board the Titanic in a lucky poker game, who knew that he’d soon be meeting the LOVE OF HIS LIFE? Jack Dawson is everything you could want in a man – funny, exciting, full of life and daring to take risk after risk to be with his girl. And if that wasn’t enough to melt your heart, the lengths he goes to for his Rose will…“He saved me, in every way that a person can be saved.” SIGH.

Johnny Castle  – Dirty Dancing

Sometimes there is nothing better than a man who can move…and this is where the gorgeous Johnny comes in! I know that when we all watched Dirty Dancing for the first time we all secretly wanted to be Baby, having the opportunity to dance with Johnny, and be swept off of our feet into the lift!

Noah Calhoun  – The Notebook

I can’t talk about romantic heroes without talking about Noah Calhoun. The strength of his love for Allie is BEAUTIFUL , and Noah is the type of man who would do anything for his true love. Noah not only has the kindest heart in the world, but he built Allie the house of her dreams, he likes to go out on a rowing boat for a date and kiss in the rain….swoon!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Choc Lit blog, Megan 🙂 We totally agree!

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11 thoughts on “Megan’s Top 5 Romantic Heroes

  1. Oh. Oh, the lovely Christian from Moulin Rouge. He believes so passionately in love and even when he knows that falling in love with a courtesan will end badly, he still goes and ahead and does it. And is heartbroken. And then comes back anyway. And he can SING (boy howdy can he sing: “My gift is my song! And this one’s for you.” Oh. OH). And he’s charming and funny and, let’s face it, Ewan McGregor. Sigh.

  2. Great pick, Megan. I wouldn’t say no to any of them though I’d have to add William Thacker, too 🙂 (Hugh Grant in Notting Hill). Oh and what about Richard Gere in Officer and a Gentleman, or am I showing my age?!

  3. John Thornton – as played by Richard Armitage in North and South, and call me an old softie, but I still adore Cary Grant as Nick Ferrante in An Affair to Remember

  4. Captain Frederick Wentworth from Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Any man capable of writing such a letter gets my vote! Elizabeth Gaskell’s John Thornton comes a very close second.

  5. Totally agree about a man who can dance – I loved Johnny from Dirty Dancing and how about Channing Tatum in Step Up? But my favourite hero is still Thor (Chris Hemsworth) – sorry, but who wouldn’t want to be swept away to Asgard? 🙂

  6. Hi Megan,
    Mark Darcy is definitely on my list, and I would have to agree with Kathryn…Richard Gere 🙂

  7. What a great list, Megan. Afraid I’m going to confess to Henry Cavill. I watched Man of Steel with a ridiculous grin on my face. My boys enjoyed it, too 🙂

  8. Faramir from Lord of the Rings.

    And whilst we’re on the subject of super heroes (Christina) Steve Rogers aka Chris Evans looks like he could play Faramir’s younger brother should Peter Jackson ever want to take the fanfic route and come up with something completely off the wall.

    Now wouldn’t that be something – if film makers started making fanfic into movies.

    I have a feeling I might be adding Ross Poldark to the list soon.

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