The Louisville Cardinal

Must-see movies playing Valentine’s Day weekend

By Briana Williams– 

Valentine’s Day weekend is coming up quickly. Many people have plans to go off on a romantic date with their significant other or spend another night watching Netflix. But, if neither of those options sound appealing to you, there’s one activity anyone can enjoy whether you’re single or taken: going to the movies.

This month there are plenty of great movies in theaters to see on a date night or simply a good time with friends. Here are the top picks for celebrating Valentine’s Day, from least to most romantic:

“The Boy” – An appropriately titled horror movie about a little boy who is also a doll, “The Boy” will be great for those who are tired of romantic comedies on Valentine’s Day.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – A phenomenal continuation in the franchise, “The Force Awakens” will not disappoint. It’s been out for almost two months, but is still playing in many theaters, so why not see it for a third or fourth time?

“Hail, Caesar!” – With a cast full of talented actors, the musical comedy set in 1950s Hollywood will be a lot of fun to watch with a group of friends.

“The Finest Hours” – A film based on a true story about sailors trapped on a sinking ship after it is snapped in half due to perilous weather conditions, “The Finest Hours” is sure to be suspenseful.

“Deadpool” – A flick featuring the antihero, “Deadpool,” has action and comedy with hints of romance thrown in. It’s one of two Marvel movies released this year, so it’ll most likely be amazing.

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” – A classic romance with a zombie twist, Jane Austen probably wouldn’t approve, but this movie is set to be one of the best of 2016. Full of action, drama, romance and a little horror, everyone can find something to love.

“How to Be Single” – Focused on single women attempting life in the city, this romantic comedy is the perfect Valentine’s Day movie for singles and couples.

“The Choice” – Another Nicholas Sparks movie that you can probably guess the whole plot within 20 minutes, but romantic and enjoyable regardless.