Valentine’s Day is just 10 days away.
If you haven’t got anything proposed—no fancy dinner, no impromptu getaway, no surprise puppy (or baby)—the next best thing might be to plan a quiet time at home.
A simple home cooked dinner, some champagne, followed by a feature to really get you in the mood for the most romantic day of the year (supposedly).
Here are our top 10 picks!
10. SERENDIPITY (2001)
Director: Peter Chelsom
Cast: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven
9. THE NOTEBOOK (2004)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Cast: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams
8. SHALLOW HAL (2001)
Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Cast: Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Alexander
7. SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (2012)
Director: David O. Russell
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
6. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989)
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher
5. BEFORE SUNSET (2004)
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff
4. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
3. THE KING AND I (1956)
Director: Walter Lang
Cast: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno
2. CASABLANCA (1942)
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
1. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
Director: Frank Copra
Cast: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly
WHY IT’S OUR NUMBER ONE PICK:
The notions of love and intimacy portrayed in the film were sacred, not something to be easily given or taken away. There’s a certain kind of delightful innocence that’s lost in today’s day and age. A clever and witty mix of personalities—charming yet obstinate, bold yet vulnerable. Those are our picks—what are yours?