Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but these films will forever remain on the list of the most romantic films to enjoy each Feb. 14. Below is a list of the best, not at all demented flicks to enjoy as you and your bae snuggle in your pajamas on a night in during the romantic season. Who needs The Notebook when you’ve got these gems?
Warning: the contents of this piece are purely sarcastic. The writers at The Campus Crop are merely sassy and not at all psychopaths. Thank you for your time. Warning #2: this post contains spoilers for the respective movies.
1. The Break-Up
A truly quintessential film for all couples during this romantic season. The film stars Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston as a couple that, despite still being in love with each other, decide to call it quits due to one too many qualms and other trials and tribulations of being in a committed relationship. Both unwilling to give up the condo they bought together, they decide to live as roommates. The film ends with Vaughn trying to make amends but to no avail: they both end up going their separate ways. So romantic.
2. Gone Girl
What’s more romantic than a fractured marriage laced with well-detailed plots of murder and kidnapping? The feels you’ll get when you watch Rosamund Pike’s character save up her own blood will be paralleled to that of Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams’ make-out-in-the-rain scene in The Notebook.
3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Nothing states “I love you” more than this film that explores a company that specializes in the procedure of erasing the memory of past relationships. While Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet seem like an odd pairing at best, the two carry this film with such brilliance that totally won’t leave you disheartened or anything.
A true textbook definition of a fairy-tale ending. This film follows Jack Nicholson as a private eye who specializes in infidelity cases and accidentally stumbles upon corruption within the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. This very complicated storyline (my sister, my daughter, my sister, my daughter) is one for the books for best Feb. 14 films.
A not-at-all-dismal tale of two lovers who meet aboard a cruise ship that ultimately hits a glacier and sinks. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio deliver a transcending performance that’s totally perfect for the nature of Valentine’s season. Spoiler alert: she lets go. He doesn’t make it, OK? He doesn’t make it.
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