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. Or escape in the more fanatical Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast.
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. A single career woman discovers similar challenges when she suddenly finds herself responsible for three young children after her sister is killed in Raising Helen.
Last Chance Harvey proves that romance isn’t restricted to the young after a divorced, middle-aged man finds ardor in the airport. And finally a married man discovers a newfound passion for life when he takes up ballroom lessons in Shall We Dance.