Do you prefer red roses or black crosses? Chocolate kisses or ice-cream pints? Would you rather spend the night with hopeless romantic Bridget Jones or seductive housewife Mrs Robinson? This Valentine’s Day, whether you are celebrating being in love or quite the opposite, our selection of classic Valentine’s Day or anti-Valentine’s Day films will get you through the holiday – laughing, crying or screaming from the comfort of your own home.
For all you loved-up Valentine’s, cuddle up with Kate and Matthew in the classic rom-com, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”. Alternatively, skip dinner altogether and spice things up with the steamy “Fifty Shades Darker”. Whether you’ve been in love for years or it’s the start of something new, be reminded of why you fell in love in the first place with these on-screen romances.
Bring home the romance home on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital with these heart-felt classics:
50 FIRST DATES – Playboy vet Henry (Adam Sandler) is a man afraid of commitment until he meets charming Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore). Henry finally believes he’s met the girl of his dreams until he discovers that she suffers from short-term memory loss and can’t remember him the very next day.
BRIDGET JONES DIARY – Age 32 and Bridget Jones’ (Renée Zellweger) life is definitely not what she imagined. Spending another New Year’s Eve alone, she vows that this New Year will be the one in which she’ll get her act together. She will stop smoking, lose 20 pounds, drink less, keep a diary and above all, find a decent man.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER – When the wounded Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) tries to win Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) back, she demands a new arrangement. As the two finally begin to build a relationship, shadowy figures from Christian’s past threaten to destroy their hopes of a future together.
HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS – Benjamin Barry (Matthew McConaughey), advertising executive and ladies’ man makes a bet that he can make any woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) an advice columnist embarks on a news piece on how to get a man to leave you in 10 days. When the two meet, their agendas don’t go exactly to plan.
HOLDING THE MAN – In 1970’s Australia, two teen boys have to fight all obstacles to be together, but against all odds they refuse to renounce their love for one another.
A UNITED KINGDOM – King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo) shocks the world when he marries British white woman Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike). Theirlove is challenged by not only their families but also the British and Botswana governments. Based on extraordinary true events, A United Kingdom proves that love conquers all.
TWILIGHT – High school student Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), never expected her life to be tipped upside down when she moved from sunny Arizona to cloudy Forks, Washington to live with her father. But when she meets Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a handsome but mysterious teen with a dark secret, her whole life is threatened when she risks everything to be with him.
For all those who would rather be celebrating Valentines-Nay rather than Valentine’s Day, these films will get your heart racing with the most un-romantic, anti-valentines picks imaginable. Primal fear and terror more your thing? Look no further than guilty pleasure classics such as “Basic Instinct” and “Cruel Intentions” or Academy- Award nominated “Get Out”.
Cuddle up on the couch with these classics on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital:
BASIC INSTINCT – When rock star Johnny Boz is brutally murdered, detective Curran (Michael Douglas) is assigned to investigate prime suspect Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone), an attractive and manipulative crime novelist. As Curran finds himself being seduced by Catherine, he finds himself in too deep and everyone begins to look suspect.
THE BREAK UP – When Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) and Gary (Vince Vaughn), call it quits, the fight is on for who will win their gorgeous shared condo. When a series of underhanded tactics fail, the only solution is to become hostile roommates.
CRUEL INTENTIONS – Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Sebastian (Ryan Phillippe), two wealthy, seductive manipulative step-siblings from Manhattan’s upper-crust conspire in Cruel Intentions. They embark on a diabolical wager of sexual conquest which involves the headmaster’s daughter, Annette (Reese Witherspoon), with fatal consequences.
EX MACHINA – Programmer Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson) wins a weekend at Nathan Bateman’s (Oscar Isaac), his CEO, private estate where he meets beautiful robot Ava (Alicia Vikander). However, the two men greatly underestimate Ava’s deceptiveness.
FATAL ATTRACTION – Married man Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas), finds himself faced with a fatal attraction as a casual love affair turns into an obsessive stalking pursuit from book editor Alex (Glen Close).
GET OUT – Nominated for four Academy Awards, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) meets girlfriend Rose’s (Allison Williams) parents on a secluded upstate weekend getaway. Little does he know that the family’s overly accommodating behaviour is not an act of nervousness but rather has more disturbing and sinister reasons.
THE GRADUATE – What begins as a fun tryst between college graduate Ben (Dustin Hoffman) and seductive housewife Mrs Robinson (Anne Bancroft) turns complicated when he falls for the one women Mrs Robinson demanded he stay away from, her daughter, Elaine.
Thanks to our friends at Hidden Characters and Universal Sony Pictures for these titles.