By: Engy Mohamed
Whether we love it or hate it, dread it or anticipate it, the truth is that Valentine’s day is still going to happen and it doesn’t matter if we’ve been hit by cupid’s bow or not.
So regardless of whether you’re buying yourself the chocolate this year or have found that special someone who can finally shower you with gifts and affection, you can grab that special person (or an extra-large box of pizza), sit down and look at our guide of all the movies you should watch this Valentine’s day…
500 Days of Summer
“This is not a love story; this is a story about love.”
The love-hate relationship we have with Valentine’s day is pretty much the same as how we feel about this movie, but we can’t stop watching it over and over no matter how hard we try. The heartbreaking yet beautiful story of unrequited love may be too relatable for some at this time of year, but hey, even if you don’t have a date this Valentine’s day, we’re sure Joseph-Gordon Levitt can keep you company.
10 Things I Hate About You
Some movies just can’t get old, and this is definitely one of them. Pairing the ever-so charming Heath Ledger with the lovely Julia Stiles, the 1999 classic will satisfy your inner feminist and your inner hopeless romantic just the same, and honestly, what more could you possibly want this Valentine’s day?
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Speaking of classics, it’s difficult for us to find one Kate Hudson movie that we didn’t like, but adding Matthew McConoughey into the mix makes this movie impossible to even remotely dislike.
In spite of it being a Christmas movie, Love Actually is too good for us to watch only once a year. The truth is, when you find out that Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson, and Alan Rickman are all gathered into one movie, wouldn’t you be looking for any excuse to watch this movie, too?
Valentine’s day seems like the obvious movie choice to watch on, well, Valentine’s day. The movie tells a series of interconnected stories (in a very Love Actually-like fashion) about a number of couples who explore the pressures and expectations of Valentine’s day, but more importantly, it is a movie that is sure to get you into the Valentine’s day spirit.
Nobody wants to cry on Valentine’s day, but we promise you that this movie is definitely worth the waterworks (and Sam Claflin’s face really makes up for it), and let’s not forget that after all, no one can resist a best-friends-fall-in-love story.
He’s Just Not That Into You
The 2009 Rom-Com is an unforgettable classic that joins Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Drew Barrymore, Bradley Cooper and Ben Affleck to tell the story of 9 different people as they deal with their own romantic problems that stem from their expectations of what an ideal partner should be like…anyone can relate?