7 “Romantic” Movies To Watch With Her On Valentine’s Day
Don’t get stuck watching movies you know you’ll hate on Valentine’s Day. Instead, suggest renting a deceptively girly sounding movie that, in reality, kicks major ass.
By Zack Zeigler
The Last Waltz (1978)
Stars: The Band (Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson)
How you’ll sell it: “A lovely musical directed by a Hollywood legend.”
What you’ll see: One of the greatest concert films of all time. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the documentary features performances and interviews with The Band along with appearances by a nonstop parade of legends: Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, and more.
Prom Night (1980)
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen
How you’ll sell it: “A group of longtime friends attend the prom together, only to discover that a troubling incident from their past isn’t as resolved as they’d hoped it was.”
What you’ll see: An old-school revenge tale / slasher flick starring Leslie Nielson (RIP, Lt. Frank Drebin) and the smokin’ hot JLC. In other words, you’ll enjoy a nice mix of sex, nudity, drugs, and grisly death.
I Love You, Man (2009)
Stars: Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones
How you’ll sell it: “Before marrying his fiancee, a lovable guy decides he first must make certain that a crucial part of the wedding is in order. What follows is a fun reflection on the meaning of friendship and love.”
What you’ll see: Rudd bros out with Segal, alienating his fiancee until … it all works out in the end. Actually, you may not even have to defend this one.
From Russia With Love (1963)
Stars: Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya
How you’ll sell it: “A handsome British traveler falls for a beautiful Soviet clerk in Cold War-era Venice. But their love is forbidden, so they sneak away on the Orient Express.”
What you’ll see:Bond. James Bond. In Connery’s second go-around as 007, he’s after a Soviet encryption device stolen by SPECTRE (SPecial Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion. Obviously.) Bonus: The badass evil henchman is played by ModernMan favorite Robert Shaw — the same guy who played badass shark hunter Quint in Jaws.