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Falling in love is the easy part. But this husband and wife discover the real test of a good marriage is keeping it all together when kids, careers and dinner disasters occur in the Disney/Pixar movie The Incredibles. Image ©2004 - Disney/Pixar

Valentine’s Day Movies Worth Staying Home For

Trying to get reservations at a restaurant or tickets at a movie theater on Valentine’s Day can be a hassle if you haven’t pre-booked a night out on the town. So if you and your special someone want to avoid the long lines and stay in instead, we’ve put together some love-inspired options for adults.

A budding romance between author C.S. Lewis and an American woman in the movie Shadowlands is a romantic drama for adults who have a literary bent. The depiction of sexual tension is strong in A Walk in the Clouds when a World War II vet pretends to be married to a young pregnant woman in order to save her from her father’s anger. Lastly, George Banks who discovers he is going to be the Father of the Bride when his daughter announces her engagement is a romantic comedy from the perspective of a parent.

A young couple’s marriage is challenged when they discover their baby has genetic abnormalities in Follow the Stars Home. Another story of parental love is Dear Frankie, the tale of a woman who has kept the truth from her son about his father’s whereabouts. Lastly, when a newspaper columnist inadvertently falls in love with his brother’s girlfriend in Dan in Real Life, the family dynamics at a weekend reunion become even more interesting.

Jane Austin fans will likely agree that Pride & Prejudice and the colorful Bollywood version Bride & Prejudice are two great alternatives for the holiday. In Raising Helen, a single career woman suddenly finds herself responsible for three young children after her sister is killed.

Last Chance Harvey proves that romance isn’t restricted to the young after a divorced, middle-aged man finds ardor in the airport. It is one thing to fall in love but The Incredibles discover it is quite another thing to stay there when children, work and a midlife career crisis all make demands on a couple. And finally a married man discovers a newfound passion for life when he takes up ballroom lessons in Shall We Dance.

More details about the movies mentioned in this post…

Shadowlands

Shadowlands

Better to have loved and lost...

A Walk In The Clouds

A Walk In The Clouds

Father Of The Bride

Father Of The Bride

Follow The Stars Home

Follow The Stars Home

True love can't be found just by wishing on a star.

Dear Frankie

Dear Frankie

Dan In Real Life

Dan In Real Life

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice

Bride & Prejudice

Bride & Prejudice

Last Chance Harvey

Last Chance Harvey

The Incredibles

The Incredibles

Shall We Dance

Shall We Dance