10 Good Valentine’s Day Movies

Monday, February 8, 2010 at 7:50 pm

With February 14th right around the corner, it’s time to take a peak at 10 good Valentine’s Day movies. Whether you’re looking to set a romantic mood or forget all about some stupid holiday perpetuated by the greeting card companies, we’ve got the finest film recommendations for you. I’ve broken the list up into good Valentine’s Day movies for guys and good Valentine’s Day movies for girls. If you have any suggestions of your own, feel free to make them known in the comments section.

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Valentine’s Day Movies for Guys

My Bloody Valentine (1981) – This little slasher gem from Canada tells the story of a deranged miner and his beloved pickaxe. As the mining town of Valentine Bluffs prepares to have a Valentine’s Day dance, the madman prepares to teach the local youths a violent lesson. Nine minutes of the film were removed for its original release, but the restored (and delightfully bloody) version was released on DVD in 2009. If you’re going to buy a copy for holiday viewing, that’s the one to own. And forget all about the crappy 3D remake from last year.

Against All Odds (1984) – Yes, the film involves romance, but guys should also get a kick out of The Dude (aka Jeff Bridges) as the romantic lead, as well as plenty of fictional and real-life pro football players involved in murder and intrigue. It’s even got a smash hit by Phil Collins, which is always the hallmark of masculinity.

William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996) – If you want a good Valentine’s Day movie that won’t cause you to nod off, you could do a lot worse than this film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. It’s a modern retelling of the classic Shakespeare tale about star-crossed lovers, but it’s also filled from plenty of gunplay and music from Radiohead, Garbage, and Everclear.

Top Gun (1986) – Tom Cruise spends half the movie making eyes at Kelly McGillis, but the other half features the Scientologist doing barrel rolls and engaging in thrilling aerial combat. Girls will love the presence of Cruise and a pre-overweight Val Kilmer, while guys will get a major adrenaline rush from all the fist-pumping action.

Valentine (2001) – Another slasher film for guys tired of estrogen-fueled Valentine’s Day flicks, this slasher movie stars Denise Richards, Marley Shelton, David Boreanaz, and Katherine Heigl. After a geek suffers a traumatic beating at a high school dance in the ‘80s, someone shows up 13 years later and starts dispatching those involved. Has the geek returned as a madman, or has someone else decided to do a little slicing and dicing?

Valentine’s Day Movies for Girls

The Notebook (2004) – Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, this romance tells the story of Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie (Rachel McAdams), a young couple who fall in love during the 1940s. In the present day, the story of their undying love is related by a nursing home resident (James Garner) to a fellow patient (Gena Rowlands). Women are guaranteed to weep during this film, and more than a few guys may also get a little caught up in the emotional ending.

Don Juan DeMarco (1995) – Johnny Depp stars as John R. DeMarco, a man who believes himself to be the legendary lover Don Juan. He’s treated by a shrink (Marlon Brando) with a failing marriage, but DeMarco’s delusions soon begin to fill those around him with romantic inspiration. If you’re watching this with your wife or girlfriend, make sure to move the coffee table so she doesn’t hit her head when passing out at the sight of a shirtless 31-year-old Johnny Depp.

Dirty Dancing (1987) – In the 1960s, a teenage girl (Jennifer Grey) goes on vacation with her parents and learns a thing or two about life, love, and why Patrick Swayze was so damned sexy. Filled with great old music and sensual dance moves, Dirty Dancing is the perfect remedy for those looking to get in the mood.

Dear John (2010) – Another film based on the works of Nicholas Sparks, Dear John follows the blossoming romance between American soldier John Tyree (Channing Tatum) and a young college student named Savannah (Amanda Seyfried). Things are going well at first, but the events of 9/11 force John to choose between his country and his new sweetheart. If you’ve seen The Notebook or Message in a Bottle, then you should know what to expect.

(500) Days of Summer (2009) – Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel star in this film about the 500-day relationship between a greeting card writer, Tom Hansen, and a young woman named Summer Finn. Presented in a non-linear narrative, it features strong performances, a solid script, and even a dance sequence set to the music of Hall & Oates. Featured on a number of critical Top 10 lists for films of 2009.

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7 Responses to “10 Good Valentine’s Day Movies”

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February 14, 2011

Erin

Valentines Day is a good one too!

August 31, 2011

emily.horne

i looked at this 5 times and i dont know any movies

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