Got a date for Valentine’s Day? Or are you ignoring the occasion altogether for reasons you’d rather not explain? Well, either way, we’ve got something for you on 14 February.
Now, we can’t promise there’ll be no romance whatsoever in this latest Marvel offering, but as far as Valentine’s Day alternatives go, we reckon Dakota Johnson using her psychic powers to see the future – while dealing with a bunch of spider-people – is a pretty good option.
Bob Marley: One Love
Yes, yes, we know it literally has the word “love” in the title, but you don’t have to be cosied up with your special someone to enjoy a reggae revolution. Three little birds told us this Bob Marley biopic, starring Kingsley Ben-Adir, is going to be more than alright.
The Taste of Things
Ah, a French language romance about two cooks who fall in love over the course of 20 years while making food together. If that doesn’t sound like the ideal Valentine’s Day film for romance and food lovers, we don’t know what is.
There’s no getting around it; this is definitely one for all you hopeless romantics out there. Perhaps you and your partner could even re-enact the Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts’ cute cinema scene. You’ll have to bring your own goggles, though.
Equally tragic as it is romantic, Tom Hooper’s big screen take on the classic musical is perfect for loved up couples AND people who aren’t so big on happily ever afters (spoiler?). Besides, who doesn’t want to see Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway at any given opportunity?
There is literally nothing more romantic than being held dangerously close to the edge of a massive ship in Baltic conditions; especially when the people involved are Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Go onnn, you know you can’t resist a bit of Titanic on Valentine’s Day.
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Interview with the Vampire
You know what else is really romantic according to popular culture? Being bitten by a vampire. And if anyone’s going to suck the blood from your neck, you’d surely want it to be someone as cool as Tom Cruise, Brad Pritt or Kirsten Dunst, all of which star in this 1994 classic.