CATEGORIES Movie NewsSometimes Valentine's Day is better spent at home than at a fancy restaurant -- particularly if it falls on a school night (like this year), and you have small kids. Yet that doesn't mean you can't celebrate your love with a swoon-worthy evening featuring dinner and a movie.
The problem is that many couples usually can't agree on what constitutes a love story. Maybe one of you likes understated Merchant-Ivory dramas and the other hates anything with period costumes. Never fear! Moviefone is here to hook you up with a movie queue of film picks that are sure to get you both in a romantic mood.
(You'll have to consult our colleagues at HuffPost Food for culinary inspiration, though!)
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'Casablanca' (1942)There are dozens of romantic classics, like "Gone With the Wind," "Wuthering Heights," and "The Philadelphia Story," but "Casablanca" reigns supreme as the kind of epic every couple should see together at least once. It's got everything: wartime intrigue, memorable lines, a strong leading man, a beautiful leading lady, colorful supporting characters, and the most heartbreaking love triangle in all of movie history (sorry "Twilight" fans).
'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' (2004)It's admittedly a loopy tale, but that's what makes Michel Gondry's story about a love so powerful it's literally unforgettable a stroke of genius. Kate Winslet is awesome as always and Jim Carrey is in career-best mode as a Clementine and Joel - exes who decide to have memories of their relationship erased from their minds, only to find their way back to each other.
'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' (2008)This is so much more than another Judd Apatow-produced comedy filled with genitalia jokes and Jonah Hill appearances. It's about finding love when you're still not over your ex and about how the candid, funny girl right in front of you (that would be Mila Kunis) can make a guy (Jason Segel) so much happier than the self-absorbed celebrity (Kristen Bell) who left him.
'Love & Basketball' (2000)Even the title of this indie gem suggests that it's equally appealing both sexes. Divided into quarters, this romantic coming-of-age tale follows young Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) from not-so-friendly tween neighbors to high-school pals with a crush to college lovebirds (who play strip one-on-one). All the while, their mutual love of basketball is what keeps them coming back to each other.
'Out of Sight' (1998)Anyone who thinks Jennifer Lopez has yet to make a good movie should watch or revisit this Steven Soderbergh thriller about a bank robber (George Clooney) who falls for the U.S. Marshall (Lopez) he's kidnapped. The chemistry is electric, the plot is compelling (and hilarious) and the love scene is one of the sexiest well, ever -- just ask anyone who's seen the brilliantly edited strip-tease sequence.
'When Harry Met Sally' (1989)Forget "Friends With Benefits" or "No Strings Attached," the ultimate "friends to lovers" movie is without question Rob Reiner's smart, infinitely quotable romantic comedy starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan as the titular Harry and Sally. We'll concede Crystal isn't Sexiest Man Alive material, but he and Ryan are irresistible as acquaintances who blossom into BFFs and eventually realize they're crazy about each other.