Valentine’s Day is coming up pretty soon! Love is in the air and chocolates are on sale everywhere you turn. There are tons of different ways to celebrate. You can have Galentine’s Day with your girlfriends, celebrate the 14th with your significant other, or just do whatever else you want to do with that day! There are so many things to do, including having a fun or romantic movie night. Here are some great options for that!
10 Things I Hate About You
My take: A total classic! Based on one of my favorite Shakespearean plays, this movie is not just on the top five list of romantic comedies, it’s on my top five of all time! Great casting with some big names (um, hi young Heath Ledger!), great twists in the plot, and tons of girl power and romance. Pretty much a perfect film! The character development is awesome and I can’t recommend it enough.
Synopsis: Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) is beautiful, smart and quite abrasive to most of her fellow teens, meaning that she doesn’t attract many boys. Unfortunately for her younger sister, Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), house rules say that she can’t date until Kat has a boyfriend, so strings are pulled to set the dour damsel up for a romance. Soon Kat crosses paths with handsome new arrival Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger). Will Kat let her guard down enough to fall for the effortlessly charming Patrick?
My take: This is an oldie but such a great movie! Available on Netflix, this is a cute story of a girl chasing what she wants instead of being chased by the love interest. She discovers a lot on her journey and there are tons of laughs along the way. An A-1 soundtrack, too! This is just simply a great movie that everyone will enjoy. In some ways, it’s super relatable to a lot of different relationships. Check it out!
Synopsis: When yet another anniversary passes without a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Anna (Amy Adams) decides to take action. Aware of a Celtic tradition that allows women to pop the question on Feb. 29, she plans to follow her lover to Dublin and ask him to marry her. Fate has other plans, however, and Anna winds up on the other side of the Emerald Isle with handsome, but surly, Declan — an Irishman who may just lead Anna down the road to true love.
My take: Can we say “iconic”? This is the chick flick that started the craze. It’s not your traditional romantic comedy, but the romance is there and so is the comedy! This is such a cultural icon that everyone needs to see this. I’ve seen this movie several times now but every time that I watch it again, I’ll notice something new or pick up on a sub-plot that makes it that much more enjoyable. I think one of the biggest crimes of the century is that they removed this gem from Netflix.
Synopsis: Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school’s pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai (Brittany Murphy) a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother (Paul Rudd) was right about how misguided she was — and falls for him.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
My take: Another classic that will never get old! I’ve loved this movie for years. Who doesn’t love Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey? The casting of this movie is amazing but it doesn’t compare to the plotline! Such an original idea and I love when a couple “fake dates” and then fall in love with each other. I’m sure to love any movie with that trope and this film is no exception. Worth buying on iTunes to always be able to watch it!
Synopsis: An advice columnist, Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson), tries pushing the boundaries of what she can write about in her new piece about how to get a man to leave you in 10 days. Her editor, Lana (Bebe Neuwirth), loves it, and Andie goes off to find a man she can use for the experiment. Enter executive Ben Berry (Matthew McConaughey), who is so confident in his romantic prowess that he thinks he can make any woman fall in love with him in 10 days. When Andie and Ben meet, their plans backfire.
My take: Another faking-it couple that I love. Sandra Bullock is one of the best actresses I’ve watched, so this movie automatically makes the list. Ryan Reynolds is my celebrity crush, which doesn’t hurt either. This movie is just all-around perfect. I have zero complaints about it-just think about the scene in the woods. You know what I’m talking about. I can’t recommend this enough. Watch it when you get the chance!
Synopsis: Faced with deportation to her native Canada, high-powered book editor Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) says she’s engaged to marry Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), her hapless assistant. Andrew agrees to the charade, but imposes a few conditions of his own, including flying to Alaska to meet his eccentric family. With a suspicious immigration official always lurking nearby, Margaret and Andrew must stick to their wedding plan despite numerous mishaps.
These are some of the best romantic comedies in the entire world. Valentine’s Day can be spent enjoying them while eating chocolate strawberries (which sounds perfect to me). Leave a comment down below if you’ve seen or want to see these movies! Thanks for reading!