With one of the year’s most pressure-filled holidays quickly approaching, the delicate process of making Valentine’s Day plans is officially underway. Whether that includes takeout and a tearjerker with the girls or coming home from dinner and turning on a rom-com, VALLEY has the movies you shouldn’t be without on V-Day.
“Valentine’s Day” (2010)
Starting off with an obvious choice, the storytelling of 2010’s “Valentine’s Day” makes it a film with something for everyone. Telling the stories of different people experiencing Valentine’s Day in L.A., the movie covers first love, the end of relationships, high school romances, marriage and everything in between. Whether you come for the cast, a specific storyline or a witty script, “Valentine’s Day” is a safe choice for any kind of February 14 movie night.
“Crazy, Stupid, Love” (2011)
If your plans include a date night, 2011’s most talked about rom-com brings the laughs that you and your date will both enjoy. As the interconnected stories unfold between members of another stacked cast (including Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Julianne Moore), antics and hilarity ensue, along with a few touching moments. The balance of romance and comedy make “Crazy, Stupid, Love” a perfect movie for a fun, lighthearted Valentine’s Day with your special someone.
“The Princess Bride” (1987)
For a classic choice, 1987’s “The Princess Bride” is the perfect throwback. While the movie is also praised as an enduring fan-favorite for its talented cast, creative plot and hilarious dialogue, the overarching theme holding the movie together is the love between Westley and Princess Buttercup. No matter which classic lines or favorite scenes you have in mind when you press play, you’ll be wiping away happy tears by the very last “as you wish.”
“The Notebook” (2004)
If your Valentine’s Day is more of a Galentine’s Day, go all out for the cheesiest holiday of the year. “The Notebook” is a staple in the world of chick flicks, and no Galentine’s celebration is complete without a good chick flick. Before watching Noah and Allie’s relationship unfold, make sure to stock up on chocolates and tissues.
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