Need a Hand Deciding What Movie to Watch On Valentine’s Day? Here are Eight Binge-worth Movies


Nayely Espinoza-Perez, Co-Editor-in-Chief

“How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”: I know, the title itself doesn’t seem like a happy ending. However, if you choose to watch this movie, you’ll come to find out that it is the complete opposite. An iconic good looking guy, played by Matthew McConaughey, makes a bet with his friends, claiming that he can get a girl within ten days. In addition, Kate Hudson plays the lucky girl who Benjamin Barry (Matthew McConaughey) tries to win over; however, Andie Anderson (Kate McConaughey) also proposes to her friends that she can lose a guy in ten days. Both of the situations that these two characters bring to the table also brings a conflict between the two. You’ll have to find out what fate these two hold. 


“He’s Just Not That Into You”: If you aren’t a big fan of long movies, then this movie might not be the one. This film lasts two hours and nine minutes, but the actors that play these roles make the movie seem much less! This movie contains many couples that try to navigate through modern relationship problems. These couples all correlate with one another; someone in the relationship knows another person from another relationship and so on. If you enjoy the drama, the chaos, and the love, then this movie is a good fit. 


“The Notebook”:  Most of you have already watched this movie about a thousand times, and for those who haven’t, well, you sure are missing out! This classic movie is the type of film that you have to watch at least a couple times a year. “The Notebook” stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams (as if things couldn’t get better). Gosling and McAdams portray a deep and affectionate relationship; however, this relationship, like every other, stumbles through obstacles–it is the way that these two’s characters overcome the obstacles that make this a touching and cry-worthy film. 


“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”: Imagine sending five letters to each of your crushes and imagine that the letters contained the secret confession that you had a crush on them for the longest time. Yep, that’s exactly what happened to Lara Jean (except that it was her sister that had sent the letters), played by Lana Condor. One of Lara Jean’s crushes is Peter, played by Noah Centineo. Charisma, loyalty, attractive, independent, and welcoming, what more can a girl want? Half the population goes crazy over Noah Centineo. His smile, laugh, and his overall personality made him a perfect match for “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”. If you enjoy watching cheesy, yet funny movies, this is the one. 



“The Proposal”:  This movie turns the social norms around, which is why it is very intriguing. Margaret Tate, played by Sandra Bullock, is a high-empowered book editor whose assistant is Andrew Paxton, played by Ryan Reynolds. Andrew is a hard working man who is given a hard time by her demanding boss, Margaret. When Margaret is faced with deportation to Canada, her naitive country, she comes up with a “solution”: marrying Andrew, so she can stay in the United States. When she enlights Andrew about the plan, he is very hesitant. How are these two going to fool an immigration official? Agreeing, Andrew imposes a few conditions himself; he claims that they would have to go to Alaska, so Margaret can get to know him better for the weekend. Could this proposal make or break the plan? Watch “The Proposal” to find out. 


“Life as We Know It”:  If you are into more “mature” movies, then this could be a good choice. In “Life as We Know It”, Holly Berenson, played by Katherine Heigl, and Eric Messer, played by Josh Duhamel, come together when their best friends die in a car crash. How do they come together, you may ask. Their friends have a daughter–the catch here is that their friends left Holly and Eric as guardians…how will these two pull off being parents? You’ll have to watch!


“Romeo and Juliet”:  “Romeo and Juliet” may not be everyone’s preferred movie to watch, but if you love movies with dramatic outcomes, literature, and love Shakespeare, then you should definitely watch the movie! The film captures sorrow, passionate love, and unfortunately a tragic ending. However, the immeasurable love that two people share for one another is definitely portrayed without a doubt. How far are two people willing to go for one another? What if their loved one is gone? How far would you go to get rid of the pain from not having them around? Keep in mind that if you aren’t much of a fan of watching older movies, there this a more modern version, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. 

“27 Dresses”: Going to 27 weddings while being the maid of honor or one of the bridesmaid, you’d expect that one person to be married themselves. However, that isn’t the case with Jane Nichols, played by Katherine Heigl. Nichols always participates in weddings. Could Nichols, in one of these weddings, happen to find her soulmate?