Whether your Valentine’s Day movie night is with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or best friend, it’s always tough deciding what movie to watch. Sometimes these deliberations go on for so long that by the time you’ve decided on something, it’s too late to start the movie anyway. Additionally, there is a surplus of god-awful romantic movies out there, and my hope is you consider these (still satisfyingly lovey-dovey) options for your big night.
Where we start is your mood: do you want to laugh or cry? If you’re looking for a movie you’ll need a nice side of tissues with your popcorn for, then you should consider the following:
The Notebook (2004) – I want all of you, forever, every day. You and me…every day.
Forest Gump (1994) – I’m not a smart man… but I know what love is.
Casablanca (1942) – In all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.
Maybe you’ve decided that although you want to see a romantic movie, you need something that’s a feel-good movie and won’t tear your heart out and leave you broken, wondering why Ryan Gosling isn’t in your life (not like I’m speaking from personal experience or anything… well, maybe). The Romantic-Comedy (aka RomCom) genre certainly has its blunders, but there are some really good movies in this category that you shouldn’t overlook.
50 First Dates (2004) – Good Morning, Lucy.
When Harry Met Sally (2011) – You’re probably one of those cheerful people who dot their ‘I’s with hearts.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)—I ordered raisin bran because I didn’t want there to be any mistaking this for a date.
There are so many fabulous Valentine’s-Day-marathon-worthy romantic movies, but as long as you use this as a guide and make sure to stay away from movies like Valentine’s Day (2010), you’ll be golden!
Happy Movie Watching!