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My Top 5 Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day 2022

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day this year, here are my top five movie picks to watch on anticipated or dreaded February 14th

  1. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

An oldie, but a goodie. Watch these two platonic friends navigate failed romances and life challenges over the span of a whole decade. One of my favorite comfort movies, and can be watched in any season truly. 

  1. Valentine’s Day (2010)

First of all, this cast!! This is one of my favorite rom coms ever, filled with intertwining friendships and love stories. Ensemble comedies like this are rarely made anymore and it is golden! (Not to mention, Taylor Swift is in it.)

  1. About Time (2013)

About Time is one of the most underrated romance films I’ve seen, and with such an amazing cast. After discovering the secret power of time traveling, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson)  is determined to find true love and wins the heart of Mary (Rachel McAdams). He uses his powers to change the course of his life, and take back mistakes. It is absolutely heart wrenching and beautifully shot.

  1. You’ve Got Mail (1998)

Starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, this film is so cozy and sweet. It is a simplistic story about a children’s bookstore owner, played by Meg Ryan, and a money hungry business man played by Tom Hanks. Fighting to keep her mother’s store open amidst commercial bookstore cafes wiping out local bookstores, romance takes place… But virtually and anonymously. Bookstores, romance and New York City… What could be better?

  1. Love Actually (2003)

Truly the blueprint of romantic comedies for modern day films. Love Actually is a film where nothing really happens, but all of the friendships, relationships and stories all interlock. The film teaches us that love can be anywhere, not just romantically, but everywhere! It doesn’t have to be the holiday season to enjoy this comfort film. 

Lucy Niederman is currently studying Arts & Entertainment Management and Communication Studies at Pace University in New York City.
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