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Naturally, we all have different feelings about Valentine's day and there's nothing wrong with that. Some of us are in a relationship while some of us are single and some love the concept of the holiday while others would rather eat their own hands.
The good thing about Valentine's Day this year is that it falls on a Saturday so whether you have hot date night plans or just a plan to order some takeout, Saturday is optimal binge-watching territory. Since our good friends at Netflix always have our back here are 10 movies to indulge in this weekend.
P.S. I Love You
Not for the faint of heart, this movie is a guaranteed tear-jerker. Hilary Swank stars opposite Gerard Butler as Holly, a woman who loses her husband but in her grief finds that he has left her a series of love notes.
Re-visit the classic tale of Jack and Rose in honour of Saint Valentine this year. If I really need to give you a synopsis of this movie, we're in trouble.
The story of fate in the big city, what is there not to love? Jonathan and Sara meet during the holidays in a busy NYC department store, tempted by fate they enjoy frozen hot chocolates at 'Serendipity' (ps, if you haven't been, make it a must-stop on your next trip to the big apple) and test the odds by putting their phone numbers in a book and on a 5$ dollar bill to see if they're truly meant to meet again.
The true story of how a tragic car accident leads to the memory loss of Paige (Rachel McAdams) and how the attempts of her husband Leo (Channing Tatum) to remind her of their flourishing marriage continue to fall short.
The Fault In Our Stars
Ugh, just the greatest teen movie of our generation-maybe ever. The movie adapted from the popular John Green novel by the same name is the story of Gus and Hazel Grace, teens battling cancer. While it is not quite as good as the book it does hold its own and the result will require lots and lots of tissues. LOTS!
Spending V day with your friends? Easy A is perfect for a girls night in. Quirky and adorable Olive (Emma Stone) does a friend a favour by pretending to sleep with him. The result does not do the same for her reputation as it does for the friend and before she knows it, the whole school has labelled her, a very unflattering label.
Eat Pray Love
Perfect for a solo night in on Valentine's day! Julia Roberts plays Liz Gilbert a woman who has just realized how unhappy her marriage is, and that her life needs to take a drastic turn. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself". James Franco and Javier Bardem also star.
In the mood for something a little less fairy tale and a little more brutally honest? Blue Valentine remains one of my favourite movies of all time, and not just because of my bias love for Ryan Gosling. The honest story of how two people crazy in love struggle to make it last when real life happens. Also starring Michelle Williams as Cindy.
The Princess Bride
A classic movie about an uncommon couple. The Princess Bride is a fairy tale for the ages complete with giants, an evil prince, sword fighting and even a little romance. It's the adventure of a stunning young woman whose one true love is on an adventure to find her after they have been separated.
Em and Dexter spent the night of their college graduation together and the film takes a look at each of their lives on that same date for many years to come. Some years they are together and some they are not. It sounds a bit bizarre but it all adds up to be sort of romantic.