Top 10 Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day if You Still Believe in Love
If you haven't been living under a rock, you've surely been bombarded by heart decorations everywhere you turn. Every store is draped in pink and red in anticipation of Valentine's Day, and chocolates and flowers are lining the shelves. The Hallmark holiday can certainly be cringe-worthy, but it doesn't necessarily have to be that way. If you can take it at face value, and look at the day as a day to celebrate love, then it's not so bad. There is no need for an overabundance of gifts or diamonds, as the television commercials would have you believe. The day offers a nice opportunity to sit back and be grateful for the love you have in your life. So instead of dressing up for a fancy, overpriced prix fixe dinner, put on your pajamas, pop a bag of popcorn, and watch a classic romantic movie next to your favorite person.
Here are 10 that are guaranteed to please. And yes, Patrick Swayze is in two of them...:
10. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Of course, it doesn't hurt to watch two ridiculously pretty people (Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey) on screen for a couple of hours, but this movie actually is a fair bit of fun. The chemistry of the couple is on-point, and it is relatively entertaining to watch Kate Hudson's character put McConaughey through the ringer as she tries to get him to break up with her.
9. Shakespeare in Love
Say what you will, but this film is actually quite good. It ended up winning 7 Academy Awards — including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Original Screenplay by Tom Stoppard (and was nominated for 6 others). While watching, you actively root for Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow and secretly hope that Shakespeare's inspiration for Twelfth Night was even a fraction as sweet.