That “romantic” day of the year is tomorrow. Some of you may be going out for a romantic dinner and maybe a movie (more than likely guys will be dragged to Fifty Shades Darker), and some may just have a nice night at home with dinner and could watch some better (or at least slightly better) movies.
First there’s the obvious choice, Valentine’s Day. A whole bunch of romantic-comedy storylines combined into one. It’s not a terrible movie, but it’s not my personal favorite rom-com. It had some good stories like Julia Roberts’ and the funny one of them all featuring Anne Hathaway and Topher Grace. Even if I’m not crazy about it, it is the obvious choice and pretty perfect watch for Valentine’s Day.
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
Another rom-com that is perfect for the romantic holiday is How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days. To me this is the ultimate romantic comedy (along with The Proposal) because it really has something for both male and females. It has the romance for the women and the good comedy for the men. Then of course you have the eye candy. But what really sets it apart from most rom-coms is that it focuses on both sides of the spectrum and captures both males and female in a relationship in this battle of the sexes film. Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey both have really strong chemistry and do really well with the comedy.
A Walk to Remember
If you’re looking for a straight-forward romance to cuddle up with to your loved one, you can’t go wrong with A Walk to Remember (unless you’re a die hard Notebook person). It has a very endearing love story between two young people from different worlds. It’s cheesy, but it’s a very cute cheese, and it thankfully came out before all of the tragic romances (aka Nicholas Sparks films) became old and tired. As far as tear-jerkers go, it’s one of the best. And Mandy Moore and Shane West are terrific.
Or maybe you’re like me and would prefer to watch a horror movie involving this holiday. Valentine is a pretty fun slasher film, especially if you’re a man who has bitter feelings on Valentine’s Day or if you’re vindictive woman against sexy and snobby women, then this one may be for you. It’s about a group of friends who begin receiving threatening Valentine’s Day cards from a masked killer whom they start to think was a classmate they humiliated at a Valentine’s Day dance in high school. Sounds fun right?
My Bloody Valentine
Whether you choose the traditional slasher original film, or the trashy and gory remake, you can’t go wrong with either for a fun time. They’re both about a killer dressed in a mining outfit who terrorizes a small town on Valentine’s Day, killing anyone who celebrates it. As I said, the original is pretty straightforward with just a mild amount of blood, but still good fun. The remake follows the same story but has some changes to it, and has plenty of nudity and gore added to this version.