Nothing says date night quite like dinner and a movie. Rest assured, all you terrible planners, we've got the movie half of your night covered with this list of romantic films to watch around town this Valentine's Day. Dinner is still up to you, though we do have a few suggestions.
Maybe you should give us credit when your valentine thanks you for the wonderful evening we planned for the two of you, sheesh.
Ah, Julia Roberts, you were the cutest, most charming prostitute America ever laid eyes on. Too bad Richard Gere totally skeeves up this movie. Barney, the well-meaning hotel manager, is the real hero of this story. Boys, please try to be more like Barney. Your sweethearts will appreciate it. Pretty Woman will be playing at several Alamo Drafthouse locations. Click here for details.
Isn’t it every girl’s dream to do that move with a guy? That big move where Jennifer Grey runs and jumps and Patrick Swayze totally catches her with his big man arms and lifts her into the air? Well, at Alamo Drafthouse you can at least sing along while this move is executed, and you pretend it was really you that had the time of your life. Click here for showtimes.
Coming after Romeo + Juliet but before The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann’s musical Moulin Rouge! tells the story of the ill-fated cabaret singer Satine and her newfound, grossly romantic lover Christian. Nicole Kidman is at her least robotic as Satine and Ewan McGregor is as handsome as ever as Christian. Watch this one if you want your valentine to cry a lot. Moulin Rouge! will be playing at several Alamo Drafthouse locations. Click here for details.
Yes, Boogie Nights. Go see Boogie Nights for Valentine’s Day because of Mark Wahlberg and because of sex. Maybe you’ll pick up some new moves during the film to spring on your lover(s.) Boogie Nights will be playing at several Alamo Drafthouse locations. Click here for details.
Moonstruck stars the ever-fabulous Cher and Nicolas Cage before his forehead became a sixhead. It’s a complicated story about love, moons, death, and Sicilian superstition. Cher won an Oscar for her performance, which should be reason enough for you to take your valentine to see it. Did we mention that it’s free also? That means there will be more money for you to spend on dinner. Moonstruck will be playing at Santikos Bijou. Click here for showtimes.
Sleepless in Seattle
Slab Cinema will be showing the queen of all chick flicks, Sleepless in Seattle, in Travis Park on the night before Valentine’s Day. Snuggle up to your sweetie as you cross your fingers, hoping Sam and Annie will actually meet. Perhaps you should suggest meeting your valentine at the top of the Tower of Americas. How romantic. Click here for details.
A plain Jane type of girl gets involved with a businessman named Mr. Grey, and the two engage in a BDSM relationship—sound familiar? Well, this isn’t Fifty Shades of Bullshit. This is better. Secretary stars James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal (who really can do no wrong ever) as his submissive secretary. The movie won’t be playing until after Valentine’s Day, so maybe you can watch Fifty Shades of Grey first then compare the two. Secretary will be shown at Alamo Drafthouse's Park North location. Click here for details.