Movies to watch with your Valentine
Published: Sunday, February 10, 2013
Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013 19:02
With Valentines Day coming up this Thursday, the time has come to start thinking about date ideas. One classic date option is to see a romantic film with your significant other this Valentine’s Day.
This year, there are several great options still in theaters in addition to the number of classic romantic movies to watch at home.
Here is a list of the top ten Valentines movies for this year.
“Beautiful Creatures”— This supernatural love story is based on the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The film is about two star-crossed lovers, Ethan, a young man from a small Southern town, and Lena, the mysterious new girl. Together, the two characters uncover dark secrets about their families, history and town. The movie will premiere in theaters on Feb. 14.
“Silver Linings Playbook”— Adapted from the novel of the same title by Matthew Quick, “Silver Linings Playbook” is a romantic comedy-drama starring Bradley Cooper as a former teacher who moves back in with his parents following a stint in a mental institution. He meets a mysterious girl with her own set of problems, played by Jennifer Lawrence. In addition to being a great option for a date, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to see the film that has garnered a great deal of Academy Award nominations before the Oscars take place on Sunday, Feb. 24.
“Crazy, Stupid, Love” — This 2011 romantic comedy stars Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone. The film is about a middle-aged husband (Carell), whose life dramatically changes when his wife (Moore) asks him for a divorce. He then rediscovers his manhood by learning how to pick up girls with the help of his new friend (Gosling).
“Pride and Prejudice” — Based on the famous Jane Austen novel, this 2005 romantic drama tells the classic love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, Both characters must overcome their pride and prejudice as Mr. Darcy reluctantly discovers he is falling in love with a woman below his class.
“The Notebook”—Another Nicholas Sparks classic, this 2004 romantic drama is always a good choice when picking a romantic movie to watch. This film tells the love story of Noah, a poor and passionate man played by Ryan Gosling, and Allie, a wealthy young woman played by Rachel McAdams.
“Love Actually” — While this film could also be considered a holiday classic, the romantic comedy doubles as a great choice for Valentine’s Day. The 2003 flick takes place during the hectic month before Christmas in London and follows 8 loosely interconnected couples as they fall in and out of love.
“Casablanca” — For the couple in the mood for a classic love story, the 1942 film “Casablanca” is always a great choice. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, the film takes place in unoccupied Africa during the beginning of World War II, when an American expatriate meets a former lover and experiences unforeseen complications.
“Pretty Woman” —This 1990 film has been a favorite romantic comedy for years. Richard Gere star as the wealthy lawyer who travels to Los Angeles for a business trip and hires a female escort (Julia Roberts) to accompany him for the week.
“Dirty Dancing” —This classic romantic film follows the story of a priviledged doctor’s daughter, played by Jennifer Grey, as she falls in love with a dance instructor, played by Patrick Swayze, while vacationing with her family at the Catskills resort.