It’s that time of the year again! Whether you’re snuggling up with your S.O., going out on the town with your friends (Galentine’s Day!), or single and chilling, you’re probably feeling some type of love. Maybe you’re caught in the middle of midterms, but it wouldn’t hurt to embrace that love for just one night. Find a movie that suits whatever mood you’re in this Valentine’s Day below!
Laugh It Up with Your Loved Ones
What can be better than bonding with those closest to your heart? Grab your bae and/or your best friends for a great time with these hilarious movies!
This superhero movie may be full of revenge-fueled action and raunchy jokes, but we can’t forget about Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds)’s undying love for Vanessa (Morena Baccarin)! Maybe advertising this movie as a Valentine’s Day film wasn’t a complete marketing ploy.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Have you ever liked someone so much that you were willing to square up against their unreasonable amount of exes? If you said yes, I am very impressed. You’re such a good person. If you said no, that’s fine! Watch this movie for the experience!
The Proposal (2009)
It’s the age-old story of two people who hate each other but slowly learn to love each other because they have to pretend that they’re in love. So why do we always watch these movies? For the new laughs, of course! (But having a lead as attractive as Ryan Reynolds is definitely a plus!)
Right In the Feels
Unfortunately, as good as love can be, it’s not always going to be all rainbows and smiles. Check out these movies that show that maybe not everything turns out the way that you want them to, and that’s okay.
500 Days of Summer (2009)
A woman who doesn’t believe in true love and a man who ends up falling for her. What could possibly go wrong? As the tagline so accurately puts it, “This is not a love story. This is a story about love.”
The classic rock musical about struggling nonconformists living in NYC. It’s edgy, but also touching, and it will definitely take your emotions on a rollercoaster ride.
Kurumi’s boyfriend, Hal, tragically dies in an airplane accident, and she is left heartbroken and traumatized. In order to draw her out of her isolation, Kurumi’s grandfather employs the help of an android made to look exactly like Hal. Kurumi rejects it at first, but as she starts to warm up to it, we discover darker truths behind their relationship.
Cathartic Movies for the Brokenhearted
Not everyone can be as lucky in love, we get that. Channel your inner ‘independent person who don’t need no lover’ as you watch these quirky main characters grow, all while finding love on the way!
Legally Blonde (2001)
Elle (Reese Witherspoon) may have gotten into Harvard Law School with the intention of getting her ex back, but she may have also stumbled across her true passion. Feel empowered as the “airhead sorority girl” takes the law world by storm!
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) has what she considers to be many imperfections―her age, her weight, her lack of a love life. Watch her road to self-love, narrated by various entries of her blunt and witty diary, with maybe a (very attractive) love interest or two on the way.
The First Time (2012)
Dave (Dylan O’Brien) is in unrequitedly in love with his best friend. Aubrey (Britt Robertson) is in a relationship with an older, controlling guy. Considering the title, it’s not hard to figure out where their crazy weekend ends up, but this is not your typical teen movie. The likable characters and relatable plot are conveyed in a way that is actually realistic and mature, as the leads experience more firsts than you’d expect.
No matter where you fall in the single-taken spectrum, these anthological movies are sure to have something that everyone can relate to!
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Stuck in Love (2012)
Valentine’s Day (2010)