5 Films to Take Your Date To


Sean Koepfinger

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and nothing says “I love you” like the classic date: dinner and a movie. We already covered some fresh food joints to take your special someone to this weekend, but now let’s get to the good stuff! Whether you end up watching them or not, here are five films to take your date to this Valentine’s Day.

1. How to be Single

If you want to keep it classic, you can’t go wrong with a good romantic comedy. “How to be Single” looks to be a buddy comedy starring Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson as they attempt to make the best of single life in a world surrounded by relationships and romance. Chances are they’ll end up finding a little bit themselves. If you want a film with love and laughs, then this is the best pick for you.

2. The Choice

If light-hearted is not what you’re looking for, then maybe you’re more into romantic dramas. “The Choice,” based on the Nicholas Sparks’ novel, tells the story of Gabby and Travis–two neighbors who instantly fall in love. The only problem is that Gabby is already in a relationship. This is one of those films that wants to pull at your heart and make you cry. Be prepared to fix your makeup after seeing this one.

3. Zoolander 2

Now, if you’re the type of person who’s not looking for romance, then the next few films are for you–starting with “Zoolander 2.” This follow up to 2001’s “Zoolander” is all comedy with an impressive cast including Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz, and Benedict Cumberbatch. If you want laughs without all the sappy stuff, then this ridiculous look at the male modeling industry should be your go to.

4. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is a tough film to put in one genre. With elements of a period-piece, action, horror, comedy, and romance, this one’s got it all. Whether battling the horror of arranged marriages or undead socialites, “PPZ” has enough blood, guts, and heart to feed your cravings this Valentine’s Day.

5. Deadpool

Here’s another one for those of you with strange palettes. RomCom star Ryan Reynolds suits up as Deadpool, a super-powered mercenary with a strange sense of humor in this superhero action-adventure flick. Whether you want the romantic subplot, Reynolds’ perfectly timed quips or just some good old fashioned bloody superhero action, “Deadpool” has got a little bit of everything.

Between these five films, you should have enough variety to appease anyone’s preferences and make for a great classic date. Let us know what movies you’d LOVE to see this weekend in the comments below.