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I think it's probably safe to say that I'm not the only person out there who loves lists. Whether it's 2016's Top 10 Best Novels, Your Five Step Guide to Killer Abs, or Seven Tips to a Happier You, I'm in! Add in that I am a huge movie buff and we find ourselves here today. I decided to compile a list of some of the top Valentine’s day movie picks through the decades. Now these may not line up with your picks, but each of them has something great to offer.

Even if you're not a fan of the mushy romantic dramas or my personal favorite, romantic comedies, I promise watching one once a year with your significant other isn't so bad, in fact you may be shocked to find that you actually enjoy yourself! So, I challenge you to pick a movie off of this list and surprise your s.o. with your selection. Throw in some popcorn, cozy blankets and a few candles and you might just find yourself in the Valentine's day spirit. Whichever film you choose, I hope you enjoy it. Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

 

 

1940's

Casablanca , 1943

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. Staring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid this black and white love story is still stealing hears over half a century later.

 
 

 

1950’s

Roman Holiday, 1953

A princess plays hooky from her royal duties for 24 hours with a reporter. This is one of Hollywood's most sweetly romantic films -- a frothy, modern telling of the Cinderella story, in reverse. Starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.

 

1960’s

Westside Story, 1961

This romantic musical update of 'Romeo and Juliet' won ten Oscars. The tale of a turf war between rival teenage gangs in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen and the two lovers who cross battle lines has captivated audiences for four decades. The Stephen Sondheim/Leonard Bernstein score is just one of the reasons.

 

 

1970’s

Grease, 1978

Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 musical of the same name about two lovers in a 1950s high school.

 

1980’s

The Princess Bride, 1987

Robin Wright and Cary Elwes star in this fairytale adventure about a beautiful princess and the gallant hero who rescues her from an evil villain. Directed by Rob Reiner, it's an enchanting classic the whole family will love!

 
 

 

1990’s

10 Things I Hate About You, 1999

A modernization of William Shakespeare’s late 16th century comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, retold in a late 1990’s American high school setting. This movie may be lesser known than some of its decade counter parts, but you won’t be sorry for checking out this gem. It’s witty, funny and you guessed it, romantic!

 

2000’s

Love Actually, 2003

This film follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. Although some of you may be thinking that The Notebook was clearly the obvious choice, I would say that this film rivals it in authenticity and originality, it is a must see!

 

 

2010’s

Midnight in Paris, 2011

While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée’s family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920’s every day at midnight. Written and directed by Woody Allen, this film is a true treat.

 
 

 

 

 

 If you are looking to get out and see something that's currently in theaters, here is a list with links to some of our local theaters where you can check out movie times and reviews. All of these theaters are close to local restaurants with a variety of different cuisines.  

 

Edwards Boise Stadium 22

http://www.regmovies.com/Theatres/Theatre-Folder/Edwards-Boise-Stadium-22-IMAX-1339

The Village Cinema

http://www.cinemawest.com/

Flicks Theatre

http://www.theflicksboise.com/

Majestic Cinema's

http://meridian.hallettcinemas.com/

 

 

 

Blog by Hailey Miller

 

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