• By Shelbi R. Ankiewicz

Ten movies to watch this Valentine’s Day

Everyone has a different approach to Valentine’s Day; some love it, some hate it, and some people simply do not care. This movie list has a film for every type of Valentine fan to watch this weekend.


#1: “A Charlie Brown Valentine” (2002)

  • This 22-minute animation is a cute, friendly film that is sure to put a smile on your face. Charlie Brown is a classic, as he tries to navigate his way through Valentine’s Day.


#2: “My Bloody Valentine” (1981/2009)

  • For all the horror fans out there, this one is for you. The original film is like “Friday the 13th” and “Halloween” in the way it was made. The 2009 version is more set to modern day. The setting takes place in a small town within a mine. There are many surprises, lots of blood and not your traditional Valentine’s Day ending.

#3: “50 First Dates” (2004)

  • This film, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore is both a comedy and a love story. Follow Henry Roth on his path to winning over this girl’s heart, who does not remember anything from one day to the next.

#4: “10 Things I Hate About You” (1999)



  • Do you still love those classic high school films such as “Sixteen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club?” Me too. This film is just that, portraying two sisters who are prohibited to date, but end up developing love interests. It is comical, heart-warming and in some parts, relatable.

#5: “When Harry Met Sally” (1989)

  • This film features a friendship that blossomed into a relationship overtime. It involves a lot of awkward conversations, multiple dates and sex. Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan show that is it possible to be friends prior to being in a relationship.

#6: “Hacksaw Ridge” (2016)

  • Heartwarming, action packed and jaw dropping are all words to describe this film. It is a war movie that is based off a true story. A man who refuses to use a weapon, is sent into combat. Will he ever return home to his wife? Will people be killed? But more importantly, will people be saved?


#7: “Crazy, Stupid, Love” (2011)

  • This film portrays multiple stories that all tie together through humor, struggle and love. The movie is hilarious while including real life scenarios that people encounter daily. It stars big name actors such as Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Kevin Bacon.

#8: “Runaway Bride” (1999)

  • Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts) has run away from three weddings, will she run away from the fourth? The movie takes place in a small town, where Carpenter lives. Graham (Richard Gere), a journalist, takes on the task of reporting her story to discover why she continues to run away. Will he fall in love during the process? Who knows?

#9: “He’s Just Not That Into You” (2009)


  • Have you ever been rejected by someone? Well, so have the people in this film. Watch this comedy as men and women try to find their love interests while being told no repeatedly. It features names such as Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson and Bradley Cooper.

#10: “Heathers” (1989)

  • If you really dislike Valentine’s Day, this film is for you. It entails three friends named Heather, and a fourth named Veronica (Winona Ryder). Veronica falls for the new boy at school, with out realizing his plot to potentially kill somebody… or everybody. It is full of laughs, gasps and wondering what is going to happen next.


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