Film & TV

7 Movies to Live Vicariously Through This Valentine’s Day

Film & TV

7 Movies to Live Vicariously Through This Valentine’s Day

Flirting, John Duigan, 1991. Thandie Newton and Noah Taylor.

For the perfect first love.
And a half-naked Newton and Naomi Watts (right).
Also, Nicole Kidman, not half-naked.
True Romance, Tony Scott, 1993. Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette.

For truly cute, Quentin Tarantino-penned love.
And gore.
And gangsta Gary Oldman.
Manhattan, Woody Allen, 1979. Woody Allen and Meryl Streep.

For Streep envy and laughs.
Also, Diane Keaton envy.
And city porn.
Reality Bites, Ben Stiller, 1995. Ethan Hawke and Winona Ryder.

For lots of sexual tension and these two at their smoking best.
Spoiler alert.
Jamon Jamon, Bigas Luna, 1992. Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem

For hot, metaphorical love.
You will understand why she married the psycho from "No Country For Old Men." Very quickly.
9 1/2 Weeks, Adrian Lyne, 1986. Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger

For crazy, crazy kink.
This is nothing.
Dirty Dancing, Emile Ardolino, 1987. Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze.

For the perfect love.
And him.
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February 14, a day programmed for love, or maybe something less noble. Whichever way you’ve planned it, and maybe you’ll spend the night eventfully alone with chocolate, bub, and the TV roaring, we’ve got the movies to get you in the mood. The list is subjective and exclusionary, much like V-Day itself. So if you’re looking to wallow miserably, laugh, cry, or get yourself going, pop on one or all of these classics and start feeling the love.