Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and February 14 is a great day to cuddle up (with a beau or with friends) and have a marathon of movies about all kinds of love. Here’s a list of movies that range from classics to films you may have never heard of but should have totally seen earlier.
- The Last Five Years (2015)
This musical deconstructs a couple’s relationship from alternate perspectives throughout two separate timelines that eventually meet in the middle. Single people should watch it this Valentine’s Day to remember that flying solo is far better than wasting five years of your life with someone who will cheat on you with his publisher.
- The Princess Bride (1987)
Originally written as a novel in 1973, “The Princess Bride” is literally the film for everyone. It is action packed but light-hearted, it’s also sweet but not mushy, silly but smart and endlessly quotable. It’s so good even 29 years after it first came out in the big screen it still topped the Herald’s family film poll.
- Legally Blonde (2001)
In this movie you get to honor the most important kind of love – the love for yourself when her boyfriend dumped her because she was blonde. To quote Elle Woods in in the movie, “It is with passion, courage of conviction, and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world, remembering that first impressions are not always correct. You must always have faith in people. And most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.”
- 500 Days of Summer (2009)
Boy meets girl, he falls in love, she’s not into it. Empire calls it as, “the cinematic equivalent of a song. If you want to get specific, it’s the cinematic equivalent of a Belle And Sebastian song: self-consciously quirky, certainly, but wry, winning and full of irresistible hooks.”
This is the perfect movie if you’re still healing from a what if, and the best one if you’re just starting to move on from a former flame.
- Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)
Expect in this movie a lot of crying as it explores losing your first love, romantic agony, and some sex scenes between two women that lasts seven intimate minutes. “Blue is the Warmest Color” or in French, “La Vie d’Adele-Chapitres 1 et 2” took home the Plame d’Or at Cannes in 2013.