If you don’t like a good rom-com then there’s at least a good chance your significant other does. They can be recklessly corny and unfortunate cliche, but there’s no better way to show your soft side than actually proposing to watch a romantic comedy on Valentine’s Day. Hate to love ’em. These are the ten movies this bro would watch if you need a go-to panty-dropper:
Beaches. Let’s pretend you’re not weird like me and know the words to “Wind Beneath My Wings” (blame it on my elementary school music teachers, thanks Ms. Guthrie). It’s a movie following two girls that meet as kids and continue a friendship till the end. Get ready to cry.
The Notebook. Iconic quotes. “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird”. And tons of opportunities to compare the relationship you’re in to the one on screen (guys: if you don’t look like Ryan Gosling prepare to feel stupid). If you can sit through a long movie there’s a payoff.
Say Anything. Take notes. If there’s ever an excuse to give up on something real then you’re not working hard enough. Just don’t be that guy that copies Lloyd Dobbler and puts a boombox above his head trying to get a girl’s attention. You’ll get a misdemeanor stalking charge nowadays.
Dirty Dancing. Back to a day when a soundtrack wasn’t just the songs you heard in the credits or on the commercials. I challenge you to call this a stupid movie. Patrick Swayze must’ve gotten so much ass back in the day.
When Harry Met Sally. If you were friends before you met then you’ll probs identify with this one. Plus, who doesn’t love just about anything with Billy Crystal? It’s got the perfect buildup in showing how relationships grow all the way down to that one moment when you realize what you knew all along.
Terms of Endearment. I could just say the names Jack Nicholson, Shirley MacLaine, Danny DeVito, and John Lithgow. But if need be we can just say that it’s a story about love in all shapes and forms. And a sore subject that everyone has dealt with one way or another.
My Girl. Best friends that love each other are the best kinds of movies. Throw in a little Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Akroyd, with a side of Macauley Culkin when he was famous, and you can’t help but love this one.
Love & Basketball. For the grown and sexy. Or just for dudes that want to incorporate sports into their viewing pleasures. This has all the qualities of the kind of story that will appease her to no end.
Titanic. If you have three hours to waste then obvi hit it up. Don’t be afraid to fog up the windows while Jack and Rose get hot and heavy and find time to slap Cal in the face any time he gets outta line.
You’ve Got Mail. Basically any movie with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan would do (see above). But this one is a throw back. Do you remember AOL? Hell, I can’t remember the last time I sent something snail mail outside of thank you cards and invitations and such.