Because tomorrow is Valentine's Day, I thought I would share with you my list of not completely-obvious Valentine's Day movies. These movies just make me happy, and they're perfect to snuggle up with your honey and watch together. As a bonus, they're all rated PG, so you don't have to worry about any awkward moments. Can you think of a movie that should have made my list? Leave a comment with your favorite Valentine's Day movies, and tomorrow, we'll have a vote to determine the best one!
This is the most recent of the movies I'm recommending. When I first rented this movie, I was afraid it was going to be dumb and slapsticky. I found it instead to be completely charming and lovely. I can't get enough of Matthew Goode asking for a bit of mercy in his Irish accent. Love, love this movie.
I know, I know. The name alone sounds so stupid. I thought it would be a huge waste of my time to even watch this movie, but I was wrong. My husband even loves it. Topher Grace delivers a wonderful deadpan humorous performance and seeing his scrawny little body next to Josh Duhamels, uh, not scrawny little body is just so funny.
Warning: These songs will be stuck in your head for a week. But they're all awesome, so it's really not a problem. While not technically classified as a "romantic comedy," this still has a sweet romantic element to it. I love Steve Zahn correcting someone who calls their group "The O-need-ers" (it's spelled Oneders, as in Wonders) by saying, "Hey, that's O-ned-ers to you."
You can't get much sweeter than this movie about a girl who discovers true love while having a pig's nose. I've even forgiven the movie makers for casting James McAvoy (who is SO not attractive). You get over it by the end.
I believe this was the first movie done by Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrman (who also did Moulin Rouge, which I absolutely hate. I thought everyone involved in that movie was on drugs). If you love ballroom dancing and Australian accents and way over-the-top hair, you will love this ugly-duckling-turns-into-swan-movie. This is the first movie I saw after my mission, and as soon as it was over, I rewound it (yes, this was in the days of the VHS tape) and watched it again. One of my all-time favorite movies.
So, there you have it. Something a little different for Valentine's Day. If you have any other favorite movies to add, please let me know in the comments!
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