Plan A Romantic Movie Night
While other couples and groups tackle long lines and dish out quite a bit of money for a Valentine's Day celebration, why not stay in this year and celebrate with a great movie? Here, we offer our list of the top Valentine's flicks for couples, kids and singles. Throw on your new heart pajamas, pop some popcorn and relax in front of a great movie for Valentine's Day!
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Families with teens
Planning a Valentine's Day movie night with your teens? Picking a romantic movie can be tricky when you factor in all the love scenes, romantic embraces and overall messages you may or may not want to share with your teen. Here are a few family-friendly picks for families with teens – they're pretty PG in comparison to other Valentine's Day movies out there.
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: Teenagers appreciate the modern setting of the movie while parents appreciate that Shakespeare's dialogue remains untouched. It's the classic tale of teen love – full of angst and passionate devotion.
16 Candles: Can life get any worse when you're an awkward teenager with a crush on the most popular boy in school? Watch it all unfold in this coming-of-age film starring Molly Ringwald. Just don't tell your teens it's a cult classic from your era!
Bend It Like Beckham: The perfect Valentine's Day movie for a sports family! This movie maintains the perfect balance of romance and everyday teenage issues.
Ever After: Teenagers will find a new appreciation for this grown-up retelling of Cinderella starring Drew Barrymore while they fall in love with her prince charming.
10 Things I Hate About You: Another Shakespeare story, but this modern adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew has no traces of stodgy Shakespearian language. The lesson of this movie is to not always judge a book by its cover; after all, the "bad boy" (in this case, played by Heath Ledger) may be the right guy!
Top Valentine's Day movies for New Couples
Garden State: An original story line and great soundtrack make this movie an instant classic.
Chocolat: Who would think that a delectable chocolate store could cause such strife! Vianne must transform the views of angry villagers while she falls for a traveling gypsy.
Jerry Maguire: "You had me at hello." Need we say more?
Titanic: Perhaps the most intense love story on film mixed with action-packed scenes make this the perfect romantic film for both men and women. Use caution if you're uncomfortable with the nude drawing scene...
500 Days of Summer: Tom, who believes in destiny and love at first sight, falls in love with Summer -- who does not believe in true love. Guys and girls alike will appreciate the twists that make this movie truly original.