7 Romantic Movies to Watch this Valentine’s Day
With Valentine’s Day coming up, we need to start thinking of what we are going to do with our SOs. Why not pop in a romantic movie to top off the day? Here is a list of romantic movies you two can snuggle up to.
Love and Basketball (2000):
While most romance movies are hard for men to watch; Love & Basketball does the trick of drawing men into this “chick flick” movie by incorporating an underlying sports theme. Quincy (Omar Epps) and Monica (Sanaa Lathan) meet on the basketball court as kids, and their love/hate relationship keeps their lives intersecting as they live their individual dreams of playing pro ball. If you’re young, enjoy sports, or crave passion, this movie is for you.
Cactus Flower (1969):
Kate Hudson’s mom, the lovely Goldie Hawn, won an Oscar for her portrayal of Toni Simmons, a confused 21-year old woman in a relationship with an older man (Walter Matthau). Although it looks like an Austin Powers film, Hawn’s wit and charm lets you to still get into it. This intersecting love story about the many lies a dentist tells to keep a relationship was remade in 2011 by Adam Sandler in Just Go With It.
Lost in Translation (2003):
Although it’s one of those bleak comedies, Lost in Translation starts off with a great romance at its heart. Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) really capture what it feels like to be travelling somewhere strange and wanting a connection. The brief moments of Anna Farris spoofing Cameron Diaz add just the right amount of laughs to tide you over until the moment when Bob whispers something in Charlotte’s ear and they say goodbye. If V-Day makes you blah, you’ll most definitely want to check this one out.
When in Rome (2010): Kristen Bell plays Beth, an ambitious New Yorker who steals some coins from a famous love fountain in Italy during her sister’s wedding. Because of her theft, she’s chased down by Danny DeVito, Will Arnett, Jon Heder and Dax Shepard, who are under a love spell. The movie is lighthearted, funny, and a great way to create and celebrate a happy Valentine’s Day.
50 First Dates (2004):
You’d be hard pressed to come up with a better couple than Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. In 50 First Dates, Henry Roth (Sandler) turns from a playboy to a devoted boyfriend—the only problem is the girl of his dreams has no short-term memory, so she relives the same day over and over. This movie is a barrel of laughs, but it’s also a romance movie as only Mr.Sandler can do. It’s a chick flick anyone can enjoy.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008):
A testament to just how far guys are willing to go to win over a woman. Slumdog Millionaire is a movie that portrays a poor man being tortured by the police for being too good at Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? This is one of those intelligent and witty movies that won a lot of critical acclaim. It’s great to watch with your date when you want to share an intelligent conversation. Dev Patel plays one of the most lovable characters on film at his later age and the mixture of love, violence, and socioeconomic messages makes for a great date night movie.
(500) Days of Summer (2009):
Zooey Deschanel is that quirky girl everyone wants to be or be with. Joseph Gordon-Levitt meets a girl and falls in love, but she’s not into the sap. The movie highlights their relationship in an almost flip-book style, and is a great portrayal of modern love and relationships. If you’re the romantic type, this movie will make you believe true love exists.