V-Day movie marathon

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Valentine’s Day means different things for different people. For some, it’s the worst day of their lives. For others, it could end up being the best.

But all in all, it’s really how you define the date yourself and how you choose to see the day. And it’s probably healthier to NOT rage on about it on street corners. Grabbing life by the horns and what-not.

Whether you are one or the other however, there is a movie that will fulfill your needs on this most debatable of days.

Starting with the bird-halo, love sick/lovely couples, here are some of the best movies (SOME, mark my words) that are sure to only make this day better for you:

Valentine’s Day, directed by Garry Marshall, stars so many actors and actresses out there I can’t list them in one article. This priceless film follows a number of people’s lives and experiences on the day of love, teaching us all a very important lesson at the end. Which I will try not to spoil by telling you.

27 Dresses, starring Katherine Heigl and James Marsden, a bold “yes” if you are looking for some adorable loving that started out a bit unorthodox.

Kate and Leopold. Just think of a  sexy blonde and a man, lost and alone, taken from a period where men did all the courting, and then Hugh Jackman actually doing the courting. If your boyfriend can withstand the yearning look in your eye as you ogle the main man, ladies, I would say to definitely watch this film.

Comedy, comedy, comedy! Some of us just like to crack up and have the time of our lives on this day, and here is what I strongly suggest. Take with two sugars and a wide grin:

Princess Bride, adapted from the equally fantastic book, and directed by Rob Reiner, all you need to look out for during this film are the R.O.U.S.’s.

S.A.D…Singles Awareness Day. It’s a depressingly rainy holiday and one I have been part of for a long time. So listen to my vast experience in this measure when I say these will make your day better. Or worse. Or better.

Romeo and Juliet, the 1996 adaptation with DiCaprio and Danes…(everyone dies AND it’s a shoot-em-up!).

The Lake House, directed by Alejandro Agresti (they can’t be together…because he kind of exists, but doesn’t. Kind of like my imaginary boyfriend.)

Ah, yes. The male uniform. If I know nothing about this holiday, it is that most men DREAD it’s very existence and just want to run. Far away.

For those of you who know what I’m talking about, take a sneaky step away from your significant other and try:

TERMINATOR. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Machines. Conners. Bombs, helicopters, chains, rifles, red metallic eyes and a puzzle that refuses to be re-arranged. This series of films will one hundred percent erase V-Day from your brain.

However you see this annual day of love, any of these films and the millions of others unlisted will help you enjoy it the way you want. So grab a friend, a partner. or your family even, and have an evening to remember.