Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...
We know how it is. Looking up at a calendar that reads February 14 and just because your busy schedule has prevented you from making plans beyond dinner and a movie at home doesn't mean the night can't be magical.
As you head home making a beeline for the local eatery and video store, might we suggest some DVDs not normally on the "hot" list at the local video palace that will light up your night. - "Breakfast at Tiffanys" - the ultimate classic. If this film does not move you to passion, check your pulse.
The Notebook - haven't seen this gem in a few years, will stoke those fires through exploring the history of a couple's love.
Casablance - my favorite film, great on any day, but especially Valentine's - a classic love story that represents the best and worst in humanity.
She's Having a Baby - for the family set. After the kids are in bed, turn on John Hughes' best work at capturing the love of two people in the throngs of life's rollercoaster.
Butterflies are Free - Early Goldie Hawn in a classic tale exemplifying that love is blind.
Sense and Sensibility- Jane Austen is a welcomed fixture on Valentine's Day and this Oscar-winning classic epitomizes classic European romance.
Roman Holiday - A Hepburn again, this time Audrey brings the romance in this classic story of a bored Princess who escapes her entourage and meets a dashing American (Gregory Peck) reporter who wants an exclusive and may end up getting much more.
Shakespeare in Love - a film dripping in romance, Shakespeare prose and Gweneth's Oscar-winning turn is a Valentine's Day card in motion.
The Princess Bride - 'Marrrrrriage is a perfect union.' Rob Reiner's better romantic film (take that "Harry Met Sally") never gets old as the viewings pile up.
West Side Story - Musical theater on film was never so cool. A classic update on the Romeo and Juliet mold, this amazing piece of work will have you singing its soundtrack all night.