5 Great Love Movies for Valentine’s Day

The Charger Bulletin

Taking a date to a movie has been a time-honored classic. Movies have always been a great way to spend a date, but it can’t always be easy to decide what the right movie to watch is. Before you go showing your loved one Ghost Rider or There Will Be Blood, maybe consider one of these five to secure a successful evening.

Moonrise Kingdom, a Valentine’s Day must-see. AP Photo

5. Moonrise Kingdom (2012): Wes Anderson’s tale of young love is told with such a youthful affection that it makes you believe in true love. Young Sam and Suzy run away from the adults and troubles on their small island, only to be met with resistance by boy scouts, Social Services, and inclement weather. Beautifully told with an impeccably humorous script, Kingdom makes you remember what it was like to be young and in love

4. An Education (2009): It may not be the most conventional love story, but it sure is a great one, and also an excellent coming-of-age story. Young Carey Mulligan’s life is changed when she starts having a love affair with Peter Sarsgaard, a man almost twice her age. Full of great performances from Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, and Olivia Williams, it is Mulligan who shows the best acting chops of all.

3. Silver Linings Playbook (2012): Without a doubt, my personal favorite movie of last year, Silver Linings Playbook is a fantastic, charming, emotionally stirring film about two people suffering from BPD, and how they come to affect one another’s lives. Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and a fantastic supporting cast bring this movie the swells of emotion and help tell a beautiful tale of how we aren’t complete without one another. Yes you, reading this article. You complete me.

2. WALL-E (2008): It would be like Pixar to make the most human character they ever created to not even be a human at all. WALL-E is the tale of a little robot that is stuck on Earth to clean up the garbage the now departed humans have left behind. When he is visited by a strange robot named Eve, he falls gears-over-circuit for her. An all-around sweet, dazzling, and delicate tale of love told with the style and imagination evident in most Pixar films.

1. Edward Scissorhands (1990): It’s hard just to encapsulate the striking innocence and power this tale of an outcast has. Edward, a creation of a delightful scientist, finds himself in a whole new world when he is brought back to suburbia to live with an Avon Saleslady and her family. He soon falls for Winona Ryder, but is reminded time and time again they can’t be together because of his physical deformity (he has scissors for hands, did I mention that). A sweet, poignant film about being an outsider trying to be a part of a community.