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Romantic Movie Lineup for Valentine’s Day

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Chapel Hill chapter.

There is a good chance that not all of us will spend Valentine’s Day in the arms of a tall, lean, handsome gentleman who will flatter us with kind compliments and sweet smelling roses. There is also a possibility that is just my fantasy, but I hope you can still relate. This, ladies, is the February 14th dilemma. This day comes around every year and we may be forced to face the fact that, by preference or not, we are single. What better way to face it than by crawling under the covers, cuddling up to your favorite body pillow with a jar of Nutella and watching great romantic movies?

1. Valentine’s Day
Yes I know, extremely cliche. You may be thinking, ‘why would I watch a Valentine’s movie on Valentine’s Day?’ Even so, it is a must-see romantic comedy that will have you laughing and crying at the same time.

2. P.S. I Love You
Definition of a tear-jerker. Words cannot describe how beautiful the story line is. Also, Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, and Harry Connick, Jr. in one film? Not a bad sight.

3. Pretty Woman
By this point you will probably need a new box of tissues and a new jar of Nutella. Pretty Woman is probably one of the best romantic comedies I have ever seen in my life. The chemistry between Richard Gere and Julia Roberts is adorable. Oh, and did I mention it has Richard Gere?

4. (500) Days of Summer
If you have yet to see (500) Days of Summer, February 14, 2013 should be the day you cross it off of your bucket list. This is film is so much more than the classic “boy meets girl”. I watched it for the first time this past Summer, go figure, and I fell in love with it, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Netflix did humanity right when they released this to Instant. Like with (500) Days of Summer, this film is an unorthodox love story. It is a star-packed film starring comedian Jim Carrey and Titanic’s Kate Winslet, as well as Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, and Elijah Wood. If name dropping didn’t sell you on it, I don’t know what will. Seriously, watch this film.

6. The Notebook
Last but not least, I had to include the Notebook. It is unreal how many tears Nicholas Sparks has caused. The Notebook is such an amazing movie. It is written beautifully and the actors are absolutely amazing. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling are so adorable in this film it’s too much to handle. Also, there may or may not be a scene (or two!) where Ryan Gosling is shirtless. I may have just made that up, but I think it’s completely worth it to watch the whole film just to check that out.

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Melissa Paniagua is a senior journalism major at The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, specializing in public relations. She is currently a fashion market intern at ELLE Magazine. On campus, Melissa acts as the Her Campus president as well as the vice president of the Carolina Association of Future Magazine Editors, UNC’s Ed2010 chapter. In the past, she has been an intern for Southern Weddings Magazine and a contributing writer for Her Campus. Melissa has an appreciation for all things innovative, artful and well designed and hopes to work in marketing for a women’s lifestyle magazine in the future!