Feel the Love: Movies to Watch on V-Day
7. Brokeback Mountain
One of the most beautiful celebrations of love in the last few decades has to be the short story Brokeback Mountain, which was made into a movie of the same name in 2005.
The movie focuses on the illicit love between ranchers Ennis and Jack, and was directed by acclaimed Sense and Sensibility director Ang Lee. The simplicity of the raw emotions that the actors are able to portray cement this as one of the best movies of our time, and while it’s definitely tear-jerking, the hope and strength that the characters possess ensure it’s not unrelentingly sad.
8. When Harry Met Sally
When people think “romantic comedy,” When Harry Met Sally is usually at the top of the list. The story of Sally gradually realizing her feelings for her goofy friend Harry expresses such a common feeling: can men and women ever really just be friends?
This movie (spoiler alert) eventually comes down hard on the “no” side. After years of on-and-off-again friendship, casual sex, and half-hearted attempts at dating, Harry rushes to find Sally at a New Year’s party to declare his love for her, and they marry a few months later.
9. Bride and Prejudice
Bride and Prejudice is a Bollywood-style adaptation of the popular novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It tells the story of the Bakshi daughters (originally the Bennets) Lalita, Jaya, Maya, and Lakhi, and their doting parents who are anxious for them to wed.
At first, oldest daughter Lalita balks at the prospect of being forced on a man, especially one like Will Darcy, a snobbish and aloof Englishman whose attempts at wooing she initially rebuffs, but eventually she sees the warmth and goodness hiding behind his proper English exterior. Plus, there are tons of Bollywood songs, plenty of dancing, and the costumes are amazing.