Because movie binging is always a fun thing to do, whether you’re alone or with someone. I think that’s enough said. Onto the movies, which are listed in no particular order (trailers will be linked in the titles!):
1. Letters to Juliet. It may not have gotten the highest rating from critics and it may push on the cheesy factor, but it’s light-hearted and cute and fun to watch on a day where romance is kind of the whole point of things.
2. The Adjustment Bureau. One of my favorite movies, it’s a mix of romance and sci-fi with heaping amounts of rebellion and enough action to keep me entertained. Plus, mm, Matt Damon.
3. Corpse Bride. Taking a turn for the animated genre here, just in case someone prefers those over real people (I don’t blame them if they do). It may not be the most romantic movie on this list, but it’s got love and couples and strange twists and I consider it a good break from the real when taking part in a movie binge.
4. The Princess Bride. I know this one is quite a bit older than any of the other ones on the list, but come on. It’s The Princess Bride. How can I skip over this one on a movie list of romantic(ish) movies to watch on Valentine’s Day? If you haven’t seen this one yet, pick it up and give it a go. It’s cheesy as all hell but man it’s such a good “older” movie. Also, if you’re wondering why that’s not the original trailer, it’s because I thought this one was cooler.
5. Warm Bodies. Maybe just a teeny cliche, kinda sorta, but hey. Zombie romcom? Yes please. I love this movie to bits. Being inside R’s head is hilarious.
6. I Love You, Beth Cooper. The first time I picked this one up, I thought it was going to be horrible, so that might be why I like it so much now. It had exceeded my expectations, which really wasn’t all that hard to do. It’s a fun romcom with a hint of geek (more like a hefty chunk), and it’s one of those ones you can just pick up if you haven’t seen it when you’re looking for something new.
7. The Great Gatsby. I know this can be criticized as not being even remotely close to a real romantic type of movie because of… well, certain content that I won’t go into in case some people haven’t seen it or read the book. Honestly you can pick up whichever version you like best, this newest one just happens to be my favorite of them all, despite the more modern music. Love the party scenes. It’s just a fun movie to pull out and watch through, even though it’s, well, The Great Gatsby.
8. Pride & Prejudice. Again, pick the version you like best, but this is one of my favorite versions created. Does this really need a reason for being watched on Valentine’s Day? I mean really. Darcy is a good reason, right? Ooh, Mr. Darcy.
9. Becoming Jane. What can I say, I love Jane Austin (and Anne Hathaway), and this movie about her is adorable and hilarious and I could watch it over and over again and probably not get tired of it. It may not be as much of a romance story as the previous one, but it’s Jane Austin we’re talking about here. It’s still a really good movie and I’ll be watching this one myself.
10. Star Trek (2009). Okay, yeah, this one doesn’t match the theme in the slightest, but you know what? I don’t care. This is my favorite movie ever (I’m not even kidding here) and I’m going to be watching it along with the others because I can never get enough of this movie. Plus, hey, it’s a nice break from all the other romance-y ones, right? Right? Right.
And that’s my ten movies to binge watch for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a good holiday! Eat lots of chocolate for me, please.