Will The Vow nab a spot on your Valentine's Day movie list for 2012? After all, it's got amnesia, brooding, Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams. Check it out in theaters starting February 10 and decide for yourself.
A Garry Marshall classic with far too many story lines to follow or invest in, this movie still makes our list for the heart-melting plots involving Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper. Trust us on this one: rent it this V Day (if it's not already part of your permanent collection)
We favor this flick for its honest portrayal of a how a relationship can go horribly wrong.
As promised by the title listing the different facets of love, this movie has multiple dimensions. It's the tale of a couple who grew up too fast to build a life together and have now fallen out of love; two young people moving past the bullshit of the modern dating scene; and an old-generation-meets-new bromance. Plus, Ryan Gosling and a Dirty Dancing reference. A must-watch in our book.
In many ways, the Nicholas Sparks film is like what would have happened in The Notebook if the couple were actually allowed to exchange letters. The love between John (Channing Tatum) and Savannah (Amanda Seyfried) grows through their correspondence while he's away at war, but when they reunite in-person, they realize that a lot has changed in their lives. And, like with all Sparks books-turned-movies, make sure to have tissues close by.
I absolutely love this movie. It mocks romantic comedy conventions like filming in LA and emotional music choices, and yet it still incorporates cheesy bits like flash mobs and, you know, the whole idea of falling in love with your best friend. Mila Kunis, and Justin Timberlake (especially Justin) should be the romantic leads in many comedies to come.
Pair this with Friends With Benefits for a double feature! No Strings Attached has a more emotionally unavailable heroine in Natalie Portman, but her deadpan contrasts nicely with goofy Ashton Kutcher.
Definitely the most nakedness and sex on this list. A must if you're into that sort of thing. Or you like Jake Gyllenhaal and 90's references.
A movie that proves you can take the girl out of [insert place name here] but you can't take the [same place] out of the girl! Bonus points for the memorable line (which we find ourselves using frequently in Brooklyn): "You have a baby..in a bar."
Only Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds could make a tale of female-on-male workplace sexual harassment this cute.
Indulge in this heartwarming romance while remembering a less well-connected time when the feelings you got when you heard Mr. AOL say, "You've Got Mail," were some of the best in the world.