7 Classic Films to Watch this Valentine's Day

For anyone who’s planning on spending Valentine’s Day curled up in bed and ready to binge watch a ton of movies, here are some of my go-tos! Grab some chocolates and a few friends for a night that’ll leave you teary-eyed one second and laughing the next. Remember, there’s nothing wrong with being single on Valentine’s Day - make the most of it!

1. Sixteen Candles

It doesn’t take more than a classic Molly Ringwald movie to make you wish you went to high school in the 80’s. This movie follows Sam (Molly Ringwald), whose family forgets about her 16th birthday due to it being the day before her older sister’s wedding. Sam has a crush on a popular senior at school who already has a girlfriend. Meanwhile, Sam’s friend Ted likes her.

2. My Best Friend’s Wedding

This rom-com stars Julia Roberts, who realizes that she is in love with her best friend after he calls to tell her that he is getting married. She flies in to Chicago to help with wedding preparations and plans to do whatever it takes to stop the wedding. This movie has you laughing throughout and rooting for her to get the guy.

3. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

The opening scene of this film is of the iconic Holly Golightly (portrayed by Audrey Hepburn) eating her breakfast while peering into the window of Tiffany & Co. on NYC’s Fifth Avenue. Soon after, Holly meets her new neighbor, Paul, and the pair hit it off. This is a must-see and full of surprises!

4. Pride & Prejudice

There’s nothing better than a Keira Knightley period piece, especially when it’s an adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. Let’s just say that Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy’s romance is one we all aspire to have.

5. Grease

This musical rom-com starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is filled with tons of catchy songs that will be stuck in your head for days. It’s set in the late 50s and follows the characters in high school, particularly Danny and Sandy, as they navigate the relationship they had built over the summer.

6. 13 Going on 30

When teenager, Jenna (played by Jennifer Garner), wishes that she was a grown-up on her 13th birthday, she wakes up only to find that she is 30. As you can imagine, she has a lot to figure out as she tries to adapt to her new reality, including her love life.

7. Notting Hill

Yes, I’m including yet another Julia Roberts movie because how could I not? It features the famous line “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” All I have to say is that this movie will have you smiling one second, frustrated the next, and you might even shed a tear or two.

 

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