By Katie Doll
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whether the time is spent with a significant other or alone, watching romantic movies will fill up the day. Here are five romantic movies available to borrow at Volunteer State Community College’s Thigpen Library.
One of the highest grossing films of all time, “Titanic” has been considered among the most romantic films of all time with the iconic performances of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Director James Cameron takes the tragic sinking of a real ship and turns it into an action-packed love story between a poor working orphan and a rich young girl who is forced into an engagement with a 30-year-old man.
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
When two college graduates argue whether or not men and women can have a platonic relationship, they didn’t realize it would be put to the test ten years later. Out of respect for their best friends, Harry and Sally must stay friends, leaving sex out of the equation. This heartwarming romantic classic is perfect for a laugh on Valentine’s Day.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
This Oscar-nominated film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper gives a take on romance in a humorous and complicated way. When Pat, portrayed by Cooper, is released from a psychiatric hospital, he attempts to win his ex-wife back. Along the way, he meets Tiffany, portrayed by Lawrence, who offers to help him win back his wife only if he enters a dance competition with her.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
A thoughtful and heartbreaking film, “Brokeback Mountain” tells the story of two cowboys who fall in love almost by accident. Twenty years later, the two, now married men to women, spark up their torturous affair despite homophobic remarks from others. This film tells a story people of the LGBTQ community can relate to.
This teenage love-sick drama changed the game for vampire and werewolf movies. High school student Bella meets Edward Cullen, a handsome and mysterious vampire, as they fall in love under the odd circumstances of being a human and a vampire. The two’s teenage-obsessed, emotional love story was followed up with three more movies that can create a movie marathon for Valentine’s Day.