Skip Nicholas Sparks, Watch An Iconic Love Story

By: Kelsey Hanson Email
By: Kelsey Hanson Email

Valentines Day is fast approaching, and the pressure is on to make plans. You could always join the masses at the theater for the latest Nicholas Sparks’ movie, “Safe Haven” or the highly anticipated young adult book adaptation “Beautiful Creatures”, both of which will be released on Thursday. Or you can bypass the masses and view some iconic movies you may not have seen before in the comfort of your own home.

Whether you are spending the evening with a significant other or enjoying the holiday with friends, here are some of my all time favorite romantic-comedies that are sure to be a hit with the loved ones in your life.

“Sleepless In Seattle”: Staring Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan (in my opinion one of the one of the most perfect movie couples ever), “Sleepless In Seattle” is a story of two people who find each other through a radio talk show and a son’s interference, that eventually lead them to the top of the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day.

“Serendipity”: This is a beautiful story about a couple who meets one evening in New York city, but only exchange first names, and how they find their way back to one another. “Serendipity” features a truly unique plot, heartfelt moments, and characters you will be rooting for.

“Can’t Buy Me Love”: This is an iconic eighties movie, one of which that was referenced in the hit movie, “Easy A”, that features a young Patrick Dempsey who eventually rides off a lawn mower with the girl of his dreams. Along the way Ronald (Dempsey) learns lesson what genuine relationships are and that while money may be able to buy you popularity, it can’t buy you love.

“Say Anything”: “Say Anything” is another eighties movie that was referenced in “Easy A”, where John Cusack holds up a boom box outside his ex-girlfriends window in hopes of winning her back. This is a film with several cute moments, which illustrates two polar opposite personalities finding their way together.

“Sixteen Candles”: Staring Molly Ringwald, “Sixteen Candles” depicts the classic high school experience, where she encounters annoying freshman, deals with a slightly dysfunctional family that forgets her birthday, and spends her time pining for the most popular guy in school. This is a classic film I believe everyone needs to see at least once that is both humorous and heartwarming, with a beautiful ending.


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