If you are a single film buff/huge pop culture geek like me then Valentines day is little more than a day purposefully built by greeting card and jewelry companies to make you feel like a lonely sack of crap for not having a significant other. So I decided with tomorrow being Valentines day that I’d make a list of some of the best romantic movies to make you feel lonely tomorrow, because hey if you’re going to feel lonely why not do it while watching a phenomenal movie? One last thing before we get started to make the list the movies have to actually be good so that means that I WILL NOT be including the shit piles that are the Twilight saga or the Fifty Shades franchise so if you’re just here to get some confirmation bias on those films sorry but this is not the right place.Those movies are poorly made, cheaply produced garbage with no quality what so ever so yeah they will not be included.
Kicking off our list is the one movie I haven’t seen but have heard nothing but great things about it. This is more of an honorable mention because I haven’t seen it but i thought it was worth including anyways. The movie stars Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore a lonely writer who falls in love with a personal assistant AI (Voiced by Scarlett Johansson) capable of developing its own personality after his wife leaves him. The movie sounds like an emotional ride and I look forward to watching it soon.
4. The Shape Of Water
Coming in at number 4 is Guillermo Del Toro’s modern-day masterpiece The Shape Of Water which is also easily the most bizarre entry on this list. Sally Hawkins stars as Eliza a lonely mute janitor working for a classified government facility, who’s life changes when she befriends a aquatic creature being held in captivity and experimented on. The movie is one of the best of 2017 and has strong messages about loving who you love despite how strange it can be. I honestly found the be a heartwarming tale that I’ll agree isn’t for everyone. If you don’t like weird you should probably stay away from this one.
3.The Edge Of Seventeen.
The Edge of Seventeen starred Hailee Steinfeld as Nadine an awkward teen who finds herself alone after her best friend starts dating her brother. I won’t say too much more than that to avoid spoilers. The Edge Of Seventeen is both a mix of a coming of age story and a love story tied together with dark humor, which made for one of the most enjoyable films of 2016. Seriously if you are a teen (even an 18 year old who’s graduated high school like me) you may find some comfort in this movie. And to the guys out there who, like me thought this was a total chick-flick at first, trust me it’s not. It’s genuinely funny, well acted, and just a comforting feel good movie.
2.La La Land
At number 2 we have the critical darling of 2017 and one of the few movies that I’d give an S or masterpiece ranking to. Seriously it’s that goddamn good. If you are a film buff and you haven’t seen this what are you doing?. The movie serves as an homage to classic Holly-wood (and went on to inspire my new least favorite movie of 2017, The Greatest Showman). The film stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as a struggling actress and a struggling musician who fall in love after they repeatedly run into each other in Los Angeles. It’s also one of the only movies to make me cry in the theater by the end. For me this movie was an emotional roller-coaster that had everything I look for in a movie, characters you care about, good pacing, an engaging story, and no major technical flaws in the way that the movie was made.
1.Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
At Number 1 we have Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind a 2004 classic that stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet as a couple who decide to have each other erased from their memories. If that doesn’t tip you off you’re gonna want a box of tissues because the end had me crying for a good 5- 10 minutes after it ended. Also like La La Land this movie gets an S or masterpiece rating. The story is masterfully told, the characters feel fleshed out and believable, and the emotional gut punch is real. The movie also becomes more impressive from a film making standpoint after you learn about all the improvisation that they did. If you love movies as I do you have no excuse not to watch this one because it is easily one of the best movies I’ve ever seen.
Thanks for reading and sorry for the three week hiatus uploads should return to normal soon. If I missed a movie that you think should be on here please comment to let me know, and if you have a suggestion for what I should review or do a list on next again please leave a comment. Thanks for reading!