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Good Valentine’s Day films

By TheStudentGuide
Good Valentine’s Day films

Going out for a meal on Valentine’s Day can work out to be a pretty pricey pursuit and many people will prefer to watch a good old fashioned film instead.

Whether you plan to go out to the cinema or grab a bottle of wine and stay snuggled on the sofa, here is our list of the best Valentine’s Day films to get those love arrows flying.

Going out

This Is 40

Set a few years after the events of Knocked Up and following the same couple, Pete and Debbie, This Is 40 is a ‘sort of sequel’ co-produced and directed by Judd Apatow. Starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, the film is a humorous look at turning 40 and the accompanying stresses (children and jobs). Don’t be deterred by that though, the film is accessible to all ages and is light-hearted and breezy.

Good for: An easy watch for those who just want a laugh.

I Give It A Year

From Dan Mazer, the writer of Borat and Bruno, comes comedy romance I Give It A Year which follows a newlywed couple through their first year of married life. Starring Rose Byrne and Simon Baker as the driven Nat and struggling novelist Josh, this pair are a couple who know that they can get on despite their differences. Determined to prove their doubting friends wrong, they set their sights on reaching that first anniversary. However, when the realities of wedded bliss start to kick in, 365 days suddenly seems like a very long time...

Good for: Comedic value.

Warm Bodies

For all those in the early stages of dating, this zombie comedy starring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer is perfect to break the ice. The film follows R, a young zombie and human Julie as they embark upon an unusual relationship which sees R starting to regain his humanity. However, as this change (which could potentially bridge the gap between the species) gradually spreads throughout the undead population, Julie and R come to find that they are facing much larger issues.

Good for: Breaking the ice.

Andrea Bocelli’s Love In Portofino

At select cinemas throughout the UK, Andrea Bocelli’s gorgeously romantic Love In Portofino is ideal Valentine’s Day viewing. One of the most popular classical artists of all time, Bocelli performs from the breathtaking surrounds of the Piazetta in Portofino and plays to an intimate crowd at sunset. Covering some of the most famous love songs in the world including 'Love Me Tender' and 'La Vie En Rose', Bocelli is supported by a 40-piece orchestra in this unmissable recording.

Good for: A classy suare into the world of classical music.

And if you’d prefer to stay in, here’s a list of tried and tested classics:

Love Actually
Notting Hill
The Notebook
Moulin Rouge

Whatever you watch this year, enjoy yourself and have a happy Valentine’s Day!

Tagged: valentine's day, tv, love, fun, films, dating, cinema

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