Valentine’s Day is this Sunday 14th February, and whether you’ll be celebrating with a partner or not, here’s a list of themed films to suit almost every type of person on the day.
For romantics of any age:
This is often seen as THE romantic film of our generation and yeah, I agree. It’d such a sweet story about two people in love who overcome all boundaries to be together. Rachel McAdams is stunning and Ryan Gosling is well… Ryan Gosling. It’s a timeless story that anyone who’s ever been in love can relate too, and even a little bit more than a chick flick.
I remember first watching this when I was fairly young and being utterly heartbroken by it. Directed by Baz Luhrman, it really is such a unique film featuring loads of different well known songs woven together into a musical telling the story of forbidden lovers, who are played by Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman.
Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Instant classic. This Edgar Wright adaptation of the highly popular graphic novels is so brilliant, telling the story of Scott, who in order to continue dating the girl he loves (the mysterious Ramona Flowers) has to defeat her seven evil exes. It’s so true to it’s comic book style, so witty, and the cast is brilliant.
13 Going on 30
This was THE film of my adolescence. I can’t count how many times I’ve watched this, but it remains brilliant every time. The film stars Jennifer Garner as Jenna Rink, a thirteen year old who, after a disastrous birthday party wishes to be thirty – only to then wake up as her thirty year old self in the future. Mark Ruffalo stars as her love interest Matty, and it’s kind of impossible not to fall in love with him.
I have to admit, I haven’t actually seen the original film so I’m going on the 2009 remake starring Jensen Ackles and Jamie King. Basically the story follows this guy Tom, who returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine’s night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. It’s not really romantic, and not a brilliant horror film, but it is on Netflix and Jensen is really, really nice to look at.
Honestly narrowing every single Disney film down to just one to include in this list was difficult. I’ve gone with Tarzan because it’s the classic story of two completely different people meeting against all odds and teaching each other so much about themselves. The romance is a huge part obviously, but it’s so much more than just a love story.
Magic Mike (1 & 2)
Do I need an explanation for choosing this? Don’t go into this film expecting any sort of (decent) plot line, just enjoy the stripping. You will have a GREAT time, trust me.