Still laughing. One second...
Okay, I'm good.
So last year I saw a post on one of my favorite websites (The Mary Sue) that went through romanceless movies to watch on Valentine's Day. I thought, "what a fun idea!" I started writing my own post, then got bored because I realized how little I care about Valentine's Day. Yes, being in a relationship has recently made me a little more cheesy than I generally am, but I still don't care about the holiday. Don't hate it, don't love it, I just don't care.
But I wanted to write something this year for several reasons. First, it gave me a reason to make a venereal disease joke and those are almost always funny (unless you have VD, in which case I'm sorry for my poor taste and insensitivity). Second, I'm kind of celebrating the holiday this year (not with my long distance boyfriend, mind you) by ironically enjoying a heart shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's, unironically enjoying homemade heart shaped sugar cookies (because those are good in any shape), and watching a movie with my sister and brother in law, so I guess I'm in some kind of holiday spirit. And Third, I felt like it.
So here's my list of things to watch on Valentine's Day. All with some sort of love theme, cause why not? I limited it to TV shows and films that I own. I also took my own pictures because I just got an iPad and wanted an excuse to use it. Don't judge the quality of the pictures, because who takes actual photos with their iPad, and don't judge the carpet. I rent, it's surprisingly affordable, and I live by myself. I'm not going to begrudge an ugly carpet.
Because it's one of my favorite Jane Austen films.
Because Jaye learns a number of lessons - at least two of them have to do with love.
Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog
Because love isn't always pure, nor does it end with everyone still alive.
The Importance of Being Earnest
Because duh, Judi Dench!
Because no one tells a good love story like Bryan Fuller and Jim Dale.
Band of Brothers
Because what stronger bond is there than that formed in battle?
Midnight in Paris
Because even though I have pretty much no respect for Woody Allen as a person, I still like this movie.
Because it's pretty much the best love story ever.
Because the only bond stronger than a man and his dog is a man and his pig.
An Ideal Husband
Because Cate Blanchett is my lady crush.
Parks and Recreation
Because Leslie Knope invented Galentine's Day.
Because not every love story is a romantic love story.
Because I don't care what Rotten Tomatoes says - this movie is hilarious and everyone should watch it.
Because no one can rock a mustache and still be hot like Kevin Kline.
Because it's one of the funniest movies ever made.
Anything written by Shakespeare (yes, even Henry V)
Because he pretty much invented love.
The Elizabeth Gaskell Collection (Wives and Daughters, Cranford, and North and South)
Because Pride and Prejudice has nothing on these three (except when Darcy gets wet).
Because a love story between an inanimate object and its crew is a beautiful thing.
Because too much love for something (especially dinosaurs) can sometimes end badly.
The Cornetto Tilogy
Because it tells the tale of the three greatest bromances of all time.
Silver Linings Playbook
Because it normalizes mental illness and duh, Jennifer Lawrence.
Because love is sometimes short-lived.
While You Were Sleeping
Because these mashed potatoes are so creamy.
Best in Show
Because people really love their dogs.
Because it really will change your life.
Because even though David Bowie has power over me, he has no power over Sarah.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Because we love watch rich people get conned out of their money.
Because it's the best love story Wes Anderson has ever told.
The Philadelphia Story
Because duh, Katherine Hepburn!
Sense and Sensibility
Because this isn't about anything but love.
Because I'm pretty sure this is the only remake I like better than the original.
About a Boy
Because Will really does have a heart and duh, Toni Colette!
Because anything with Doris Day and Rock Hudson is a good idea.
Pride and Prejudice
Because Elizabeth is pretty much the coolest Jane Austen character ever.
Anything with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan
Because you like to think that it's a trilogy and they both suffer from chronic amnesia but they always find their way back to each other.
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Because it's probably the greatest musical ever.
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
Because you'll sit up 30 minutes into the movie and go, WTF?!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Because you don't need an excuse to ever watch this show.
Benny and Joon
Because I used to like Johnny Depp.
Because at the end of the day, it's just a love story about a man and his dog.
The Red Curtain Trilogy
Because nothing Baz Luhrmann has done since has even come close to touching these three.
Because it is the quintessential love story.