The films to watch this Valentine’s Day

If you plan on keepin’ things low-key, here are some cinematic suggestions.


Watchin’ a flick is a pretty good way to spend Valentine’s Day. Restaurants are busy and expensive, clubs and bars will either be full of touchy-feely couples or singles on the look-out for love — whether you’ve got that special someone or not, marking the day with a cinematic treasure is a guaranteed win.

If you want to get out of the house and see something on the big screen, here are your romance-related options:

Modern day star-crossed lovers tale, Endless Love, is about a rich girl falling for a charismatic and unwealthy guy.
Comedy That Awkward Moment, stars Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan, as three dudes trying to stay single in solidarity until their plan inevitably fails.

In drama Winter’s Tale, Colin Farrell plays a reincarnated man trying to find his lost lover.

Comedy About Last Night, follows two new couples as they navigate love outside of the bar and the bedroom.

Spike Jonze’s Academy Award nominated flick Her, is an unconventional relationship story between a man and his operating system.
And over at Cinéma du Parc you can catch the Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman classic Casablanca on the big screen.

A couple films that I’ll likely watch this evening from the comfort of my own home are:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, about a couple who undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories.

And Crazy, Stupid, Love, which if you’re going to go down the rom-com road, is likely one of the most solid options.

Other flicks to consider: The Notebook, Love Actually, Notting Hill, 13 Going on 30, Amelie, 10 Things I Hate About You, When Harry Met Sally, Pride and Prejudice, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sleepless in Seattle, Ghost, Say Anything, Dirty Dancing, Shakespeare in Love, French Kiss.

And if you’re looking for a decent queer love story here are some films to consider: Tipping the Velvet, Saving Face, If These Walls Could Talk 2, Kissing Jessica Stein, Brokeback Mountain, Weekend, My Beautiful Laundrette, The World Unseen, Just a Question of Love, Show Me Love. ■

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