By Lauren D’Ambra
Well Orediggers, it’s that time of year again: the snow is falling, the color pink is showing more and more, and boxes of chocolate are popping up in grocery stores. It’s Valentine’s Day! Love her or hate her, Valentine’s Day is a great reason to show your loved ones how much you care, and what better way to do that than with a movie? We at The ore digger have put together a pretty fantastic list of movies you can watch with your partner or on your own this Valentine’s Day. Some of these films would also make a great movie night with friends!
The Princess Bride (1987): Do I even need to explain this one? It’s the ultimate classic, a romance with touches of adventure and a fantastic cast of classic characters. The princess to be married tells the story of Westly and Buttercup as they struggle to overcome various obstacles so they can be together. If you haven’t seen this classic story of true love yet, you need to sit down and watch it this Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day (2010): Alright, I’m sure you think this one is a bit on the nose, but it’s a really good movie. Valentine’s day follows various couples and singles in the LA area during a fateful Valentine’s Day that will change everyone’s life. I can guarantee you won’t see some of the plot twists coming! Also, Taylor Swift Today was a fairy tale was written exclusively for the movie and it adds a nice little twist here and there.
You’ve Got Mail (1998): Tom Hanks is known for a variety of wonderful roles, but did you know he did several romance movies with Meg Ryan that were all instant romance classics? You’ve got mail tells the story of a small bookstore owner and manager of a mega bookstore as they fall in love anonymously over the internet. Little do they know they are sworn adversaries fully determined to fight in real life! You’ve got mail is a fantastic film and absolutely deserves your attention this Valentine’s Day!
Insomnia in Seattle (1993): Remember those Tom Hanks romance classics we just talked about? Here’s another to consider: Insomnia in Seattle. Also starring Meg Ryan (she and Tom Hanks are such a great on-screen pair), this movie tells the story of a recently widowed single dad who calls into a radio show to talk about his romantic troubles. Unbeknownst to him, a woman hears his story and goes looking for him. If you don’t look You’ve got mail this valentine you should definitely watch Insomnia in Seattle!
Forever: A Cinderella Story (1998): You really can’t go wrong with a fairy tale style romance on Valentine’s Day and For all time fits perfectly with this bill. This movie is a Cinderella story, but don’t let that put you off! Full of swoon-worthy characters and beautiful costumes, this movie twists the Cinderella story in ways you’ve never seen before and won’t anticipate! (and come on, Drew Barrymore plays the title character, what more could you ask for from a romance movie?)
Are you single this Valentine’s Day? Or rather looking for a movie night with friends? Don’t worry, I got you! Check out these five movies!
Legally Blonde (2001):
Sorry guys, this movie is a real girl movie, but it’s still a great movie to watch! After being dumped by her boyfriend, sorority girl Elle Woods decides to follow him to law school and discovers that she has a passion for law and ultimately never really needed her. boyfriend. Revenge of a Blonde is a great movie to chase away your Valentine’s Day blues and makes for a great girls’ night out movie. Mines Little Theater is also gearing up to perform Legally blonde: the musical this semester, so watching the movie is a great preview for that!
Missing Girl (2014): Admittedly, this one is at the far end of our range of movies on offer, but if you’re feeling very anti-Valentine’s Day by any measure, this is definitely the movie for you. According to the novel of the same name, missing girl centers on a man who has become the prime suspect in the mysterious disappearance of his wife. Part drama, part psychological thriller, missing girl will definitely deter any romantic feelings you may be feeling.
How To Be Single (2016): This one should be relatively self-explanatory, but how to be single sure to make you laugh this Valentine’s Day! Set in New York, the film shows the rather turbulent lives of several young adults trying to figure out how to navigate single life. This film sports good laughs and an impressive cast of actors and is worth watching if you need a reminder that sometimes all you really need is yourself.
This Means War (2012): Okay, you can also watch this one with your partner on Valentine’s Day, but it’s also a great movie to watch on your own. This action-adventure romantic comedy shows two CIA agents in an intense battle of wits and wits after they both fall in love with the same girl. Did I mention that the two CIA agents are played by Chris Pine and Tom Hardy? Together or alone, It means war is sure to be a hit!
Mamma Mia (2008): If none of the above sounds quite your style, chase away the Valentine’s Day blues with a musical! Yes, there are romantic elements to Mama Mia, but it also explores the different relationships that exist between women. For those who haven’t seen this classic musical film, Mama Mia is also set to the ABBA greatest hits tune, so you’re guaranteed to enjoy the music at least. And come on, if belting “Waterloo” from “SOS” doesn’t make you happy, I don’t know what will!