It’s Valentine time and nothing gets one’s heart yearning like a sappy movie. Whether you’re curling up with that special someone or sobbing alone in to a bottle of tequila these are the best movies to pull your heartstrings this Valentine’s Day.
Say Anything is a defining movie for its generation and is generally considered one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time. The scene in which John Cusack lifts the boom box over his head and lets his feelings blare has been parodied and referenced countless times and is one of the most iconic moments in the entire genre.
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride is unique in that it is equal parts fantasy adventure and romantic comedy. Based on the 1973 novel of the same name, The Princess Bride has established a cult following and become one of the genre’s most championed movies.
When Harry Met Sally
When Harry Met Sally looks at love in the adult world where things are not always neat and precise. The film has become a staple of the genre and helped solidify director Rob Reiner (The Princess Bride, Sleepless in Seattle) as a star of the genre.
Love Actually is generally considered a Christmas movie but its strong heart, big laughs, and unforgettable characters make it the perfect rom-com for any time of year.
A cult hit with an enduring legacy, Sixteen Candles is the proverbial coming-of-age film that features all the turbulence one would expect on the rollercoaster of young love.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a story of love lost and heartbreak but provides non-stop laughs on our protagonist’s journey back to the light. If nothing else the movie deserves credit for featuring a musical rendition of Dracula.
Clueless is the definitive film from the “teen movie” genre that was booming at the time of its release in the mid-nineties. The movie is loosely based on Jan Austen’s novel Emma and relays the classic message of loving being found where we least expect it: right under our nose.
Silver Linings Playbook
In 2012 Silver Linings Playbook surprised critics and audiences to become one of the year’s most acclaimed and awarded films. The movie tells the tale of two dysfunctional, nearly broken individuals who overcome their insecurities and past to become better people together.
All of these and many more romantic movies are available through the library!
Posted by Terry Pierson, Library Clerk