We all know that dinner and movie go hand in hand, but with Valentine’s falling on a weekday, maybe you’d rather stay in this time. Here’s a list of DVDs and possible gift ideas that go with them. You can pick up these movies at Best Buy, Target or Walmart.
Sabrina: There are two versions of this film, with two of the best leading men ever: Humphrey Bogart or Harrison Ford. Purists will want the 1954 black and white with Audrey Hepburn, while die-hard Ford fans may like the 1995 version better. Either way, pair this movie with a nice bottle of champagne and glass flutes—just don’t put them in your pockets.
Serendipity: A movie that shows nothing can keep true love apart. The must have gift with this is a pair of black cashmere gloves and a copy of Love in the Time of Cholera—the book, not the movie. Check the Book Rack for a properly used copy of the novel, or buy it online at Walmart. Target has the gloves, but only give her one.
The Princess Bride: The perfect romantic movie for couples who like a little humor and swashbuckling in their films, the tale of the Princess Bride and the Dread Pirate Roberts is a fun fantasy romp. Pair this movie with some frilly jewelry from Codi’s Boutique to make your Valentine feel like a princess too.
Kate and Leopold: A tale of love and time travel that’s both light-hearted and touching. Starring a clean cut Hugh Jackman as a lost baron searching for a wealthy American bride. Check out Kohl’s for a nice time piece to pair with this movie to show that time cannot interfere with your love either.
The Wedding Singer: A story of misplaced love, wedding planning and ’80s pop tunes. Go to Best Buy to pick up both the DVD and a new mp3 player for your Valentine. Make sure you load it with the Wedding Singer sound track, which includes White Wedding, Video Killed the Radio Star and Love Stinks.
Moulin Rouge: This tale of Bohemian love will make you sing, make you dance, and make you cry. Pair it with diamonds, because in the end, they’re a girl’s best friend. Drop by Diamond Jewelry Brokers to see if they have anything worthy of your own Satine.
Letters to Juliet: What happens when an American girl finds a lost letter written to Shakespeare’s Juliet? Letters to Juliet is a beautiful tale of romance across generations. Pair this movie with a bottle of Italian wine from Gabi’s Wine and Spirits.
Love Actually: This movie intertwines the love stories of a dozen or more characters who are either falling in love, looking for love or grieving over love lost. The story features just about every decent English actor working in 2003. Pair this excellent film with a gold heart-shaped locket, which you can find at just about any jewelry counter around Valentine’s Day.
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