Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day weekend and nothing says romance like a trip to the movie theater or an evening snuggled up together around the TV after a night out on the town. But as the day grows closer, the eternal struggle of of what movie to watch just keeps ticking away with each passing moment.
If you’re a lady looking to find just the right movie to pick for your man, look no further! When it comes to picking a romantic movie to watch for guys, we’re actually pretty easy. Action, adventure, and a tale where the hero saves the day usually make for the perfect picks. But let’s stop talking generalities and get to some specifics.
Check these 7 Valentines picks for men!
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride is the quintessential romantic fairytale for men. It’s got unbeatable chemistry between Carey Elwes and Robin Wright, a sprawling adventure , mustache twirling bad guys, and a tale showcasing our hero sweeping the lead lady off her feet and away from a loveless relationship. And after all of the action we get to see that everyone did indeed live happily ever after.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
If your guy is into something a little bit more complex and even a bit trippy, look no further than Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Jim Carey and Kate Winslet deliver some of the best performances of their career in this tale of a couple who go to desperate levels to erase the memories of their former lover. The movie explores highs and lows of this couple’s memories as they strive to forget through the means of technology. Sometimes relationships hurt, but no matter how much these two struggle, true love prevails through science and unconventional mind-altering inventions.
I know what you’re thinking. How can Die Hard be both the best Christmas AND Valentine’s Day movie on the block? Answer me this: is there anything more romantic than an estranged husband fighting and shooting his way through a building full of terrorists to rescue his wife? I thought not
Sure there are a number of great Disney romances out there, but none are as honest or compelling as Wall-e’s relationship with EVE. For a couple of characters who never say a word to each other, their love speaks volumes. Wall-e’s dedication to Eve takes him through space, into a strange new ship, and even to his very death. Is it really even possible to avoid shedding tears in the scene when Eve tries to hold hands with titular hero?
The Adjustment Bureau
The Adjustment Bureau is the story of love that is fated to be. How can one man choose between the love of his life and his true calling in life? This gem lead by Matt Damon and Emily Blunt gets philosophical as these two can’t help but come together despite destiny(AKA Terrance Stamp/John Slattery with an army of suits) fighting tooth and nail to send them down different paths. It may seem like a battle between fate and free will, but in the end this film proves that true love will lead to its own hope.
The Brothers Bloom
Rian Johnson’s lesser known flick stars a couple of con-man brothers who have been together through the thick and thin of life. Eventually Bloom decides he’s ready to throw in the towel on the life of lies for the love of his life, but not before his brother Stephen convinces him to do one last job. This is a classic bromance turned romance that will keep you on your toes all the way until the very end.
If whimsical fantasy is on the menu for the evening, no man can pass up this journey into modern fantasy. In this tale, Tristan wants to win the heart of his crush by capturing a fallen star and bringing it back before she marries herself off to the richest man in town. On his journey, Tristan runs into meeting witches, rival princes, and even the star herself. On his journey to win the love of his life, he discovers an awful lot about himself and just what true love looks like.