Best Valentine’s Day movies for all to enjoy


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Patrick and Kat, played by Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles, share a moment together in “10 Things I Hate About You”.

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there is no better way to get into the festivities of Valentine’s Day than watching a movie. Whether you are single or not, here are some movies that are perfect for the day of love.

  1. “La La Land”
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Gosling and Stone dance in the film “La La Land” during the song titled “A Lovely Night”.

“La La Land” captures the essence of love as two young actors try to make their mark in Hollywood. Ryan Gosling’s handsome looks and Emma Stone’s witty personality make for a story that is sure to keep your eyes glued to the screen as Stone and Gosling navigate their dreams for the future while also pursuing their affection for one another.

The charming songs and choreography are a perfect complement to the love atmosphere of Valentine’s Day. Each minute of the 128 minutes of “La La Land” are worth watching this Valentine’s Day.

“It’s really cute and really romantic so I think people would like to watch that and be reminded of all the love,” junior Ashlynn Sexton said.

  1. “10 Things I Hate About You”

If Valentine’s Day is not your type of holiday, “10 Things I Hate About You” is a great movie to match your feelings about the day. Julia Stiles plays Kat, an ill-tempered woman who is relentlessly pursued by Patrick, played by Heath Ledger.

Stiles’s abrasive and independent attitude makes “10 Things I Hate About You” an essential for Valentine’s Day if you relate to Stiles’s witty and shrewd demeanor when it comes to love

“I love this movie because it is super funny and it is not like any of those other typical romance movies,” sophomore Grace Hunter said.

  1. “Titanic”
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in an iconic scene from “Titanic”.

What would love be without the movie “Titanic”? “Titanic” follows two star-crossed lovers, Rose and Jack, aboard the famous ship. The love of Jack and Rose, although faced with many difficulties, is no doubt a heartwarming story to hear this Valentine’s Day.

Additionally, young Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet perfectly execute Jack and Rose’s love as they navigate a love as deep as the ocean they’re sailing on.

“It’s a really cute movie of a love story,” sophomore Cassie Sika said. “You don’t even have to have a boyfriend to watch it, you could just watch it with your besties.”

  1. “Romeo + Juliet”
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Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio kiss on the movie poster for “Romeo + Juliet”.

Romeo and Juliet are the epitome of love. The film “Romeo + Juliet” does a fantastic job of translating Romeo and Juliet’s love for the ages on screen. The star-crossed romance of Romeo and Juliet as demonstrated through the turmoil between their families is bound to break your heart while watching.

Young Leonardo DiCaprio strikes again in this film, but instead of Kate Winslet like in”Titanic”, Claire Danes played the coveted role of Juliet. This modernized version of the classic Romeo and Juliet tale conveyed by DiCaprio and Danes is a staple for Valentine’s Day this year and every year.

“I don’t know if I would watch this movie for Valentine’s Day because it has a tragic ending and on Valentine’s Day you should watch a movie with a happier ending,” senior Erin Davies said.

  1. “Legally Blonde”
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Elle Woods, played by Reese Witherspoon, pictured with her dog named Bruiser on the movie poster for “Legally Blonde”.

If you are single this Valentine’s Day and are looking for an empowering movie, look no further. After getting dumped by her boyfriend, Elle Woods, played by Reese Witherspoon, takes it upon herself to attend Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend. While at Harvard, Woods learns independence and strength and forgets the boy.

Grab a couple of friends and watch Elle Woods’ transformation from valley girl to intelligent lawyer as she empowers herself and others through her newfound confidence while navigating law school and a murder trial.

“It’s super empowering because she comes from a place where she’s sad and very dependent on men, but she works her butt off to be independent and realizes that she doesn’t need a man in her life anymore to get what she wants,” sophomore Michael McKenna said.